Saturday, April 12, 2008

Against Trivia

How quickly the recitation of trivia turns to the subject of historical death-counts. Death-counts are the ne plus ultra of trivia. How many people died there.

Trivia is itself the end product of the atomization of history into a collection of unrelated "facts" whose only meaning is to be stated as quickly as possible in the greatest numbers possible. Trivia is a war against history.


  1. You take this back right now. Take it back!

    Trivia is me. And if you hate trivia, you hate me. Do you hate me?

    If so, I hate you too.

  2. I felt gratified by this post because I "got" it.

    Now I will congratulate you on writing it:

    Thank you for writing this post. It was funny.