Marginalia, no.168

The Aztec bling became part of the ornately ritualized spirituality of Tenochtitlan.

~ National Geographic November 2010

The second law of journalistic thermodynamics demands that all sources of formerly worthy reportage devolve to total gobbledygook.



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2 responses to “Marginalia, no.168

  1. Wow. That’s some bad prose indeed. I can see in it a rock & roll band name: “Aztec Bling.” Title of their second record (and we’ll assume it’s a real falling off from their first): “Ornately Ritualized Spirituality.”

  2. Ian Wolcott

    It’s the rough equivalent, maybe, of Lou Reed’s ‘Metal Machine Music,’ but then maybe that’s not being fair to Lou.

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