Haiku About Marshall McLuhan For His 114th Birthday Today

July 21, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Commentary, Culture, History, News, Philosophy, Poetry) (, , , )

Haiku About Marshall McLuhan (For His 114th Birthday Today)

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medium is the message
global village Hell

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10 Comments

  1. Sherrie de Valeria said,

    Global village Hell?
    That is scary! 😛

  2. Sherrie de Valeria said,

    And yes …”The Medium is the Message” … I wonder, if his ghost had meet Melinda Gordon at Ghost Whisperer? hehe …

    • draculvanhelsing said,

      LOL !

      Indeed, Sherrie. 🙂

      The psychic is both medium and messenger.

      Marshall McLuhan was a professor of Communications in Toronto and a noted Canadian philosopher and academic.

      He was the one who first coined the term “global village” and also the expression “The medium is the message.”

      There’s a delightful scene with Marshall McLuhan in the Woody Allen film Annie Hall.

      McLuhan’s first cousin Margaret lived in the town of Sherwood Park and was one of my mother’s best friends.

      • Sherrie de Valeria said,

        Oh, that is fantastic! To have his first cousin as one of your mother’s best friend. Did the friendship endure all those time when your mother was not well, Chris? Well, forgive me to remind you of the past, but when you mentioned of best friends, it occurs to me they do have a special friendship.

        You need not to answer if you need not too. *HUG*

      • draculvanhelsing said,

        Sadly Margaret developed multiple sclerosis and had a slow debilitating death.

        She died before my mother did but my mother was there by her side throughout her illness.

        Yes, they were very good friends.

  3. Sherrie de Valeria said,

    Thank you for responding on this … I need not to remind you of the past … Forgive me if I am rude … Do not like to hurt anyone’s feeling, you know …
    *HUGS*

    • draculvanhelsing said,

      No, I don’t mind talking about my past.

      It was a heart attack brought about by complications with diabetes that killed my mother.

      But what was the worst was that my mother refused to receive treatment for her bipolar manic depression.

      And the last years of her life, she became increasingly irrational and out of touch with reality.

      She used to fly off in these violent rages which used to make my dad and I afraid to talk to her.

      • Sherrie de Valeria said,

        I remembered you told me this story on her. I am truly sorry to remind you of her this way – but just think of the good memories you have with her and pray that her spirit rest in peace, at last …
        *HUG*

      • draculvanhelsing said,

        Yes, I hope that her spirit rests in peace.

        *HUG*, Sherrie.

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