“How could Sunday school compete with the thing that topped the rainbow? The supplements transformed Sunday in millions of American homes, Christian and otherwise, and not only for children. At a time when the newspapers were not only the primary form of mass communication but the only form (notwithstanding the mail) in many households, the leaping distance from gray sheets of type, dotted with tiny little drawings, to pages filled with bold colors was a vast one greatened by the sordid, anarchic content of those pages. If Pulitzer and Hearst could not steal the day from the God of Christ, they certainly made it hard for His people to keep holy.”
and that is why i love this writer-he blows my mind every single time out. no coincidence that i transcribed these quotes while watching machete (we so should have seen that instead of the american). i didn’t think i could sit though the gore in the first scene, but the style (and soundtrack and hot nekkid ladies) just got me. cringe-inducing spanish aside, i love the movie translation of the comic book aesthetic and use of violence as a radical act. yes yes y’all.