Tuesday, June 06, 2006


Greetings, all, to the inaugural entry in the Pravdakid blog. After months of pondering the idea of starting my own blog, I have decided to take the leap. I have avoided blogging for some time, largely because I regard blogs as something akin to tattoos: I'd be perfectly interested in getting a tattoo, but not until I find something worth inking on my body. And, you know, I just don't have the certainty about indelible marks on my body that this involves. Blogs are like tattoos because they are closely linked to self-revelation, and because they last a long time. Sure, they can be edited much more easily than the fairy/devil/mother's name/girlfriend's name we see on so many young people's bodies today. Embarrassing comments can be wiped out very quickly. Still, I think I can learn much more if I decide to leave in all the idiotic crap I come up with, and learn from my mistakes.

So, fine. But what will I address in this blog? For the most part, I will address the issues that consume me: research and theory in media studies. I make no claims (yet) about the quality of any of my future posts, but I can promise that I will try to keep things thought-provoking.

My friend and colleague at Lake Forest College, Bob Archambeau, inspired/irritated me until I started this. I can only assume that more inspiration and irritation will continue. That's what it's all about. His blog--samizdat--is in many ways the model for what I'm going to try to do here.

My first 'real' post should come soon. Hope you're along for the ride.


Blogger Archambeau said...

I'm totally with you re: blogs and tattoos. In fact, I'm having your first blog entry painstakingly tattood on my butt by a really nice guy named Snake right now.

4:11 PM  
Blogger pravdakid said...

Snake does good work. He put the First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Thessalonians on my left thigh last year.

5:02 PM  

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