i love Tycho's exegesis on unnecessary criticism of Bioshock that was posted today. it pretty accurately describes how i feel about the serious misuse of Critical Theory and/or Postmodernism, Poststructuralism, or really Post[anything] to destroy all that is, in the effort to emphasize all that may not be.***
"All it means is that you've mastered the unique gymnastics required to shit in your own mouth - to dilute your own joy, or the prospect of joy. I don't ever want to be smart enough to learn that trick, and I suspect I'm in no danger."
***NOTE: i said "misuse." i don't think all post[everything] is useless. quite the contrary.