Sunday, April 22, 2001

Bob’s Notes | McLuhan with John Culkin & Tony Schwartz, 11 July 1968

Payday

NOTE:Timing based on Payday archives.


Feb.21/2015  1178627

(Part 10 at 40:53 and Part 11 at 17:54)

Papal infallibility explained ("consensus of Christian beings")
40:59

Archbishop Ramsey of Canterbury will wake up and find himself a Roman Catholic Bishop
41:57

Cardinal Newman went to Rome and was shocked at their being so out of touch with the world
42:20

"the urb it orbs... or the orb it urbs"
42:52

more on Papal infallibility
43:19

the Gutenberg effect on the Church
45:23


"transubstantiation" in Matter is normal and daily in modern physics under electric conditions 46:10
"loogal leaphole"
46:22

describes "our Lord" lambasting the scribes ("men of the letter")
46:39

Psalms of David in a dubious position in Rabbinical literature
46:59

Culkin reminds McLuhan that he's an oral "threat" (the incarnate Word) to the academics
48:06

Culkin mentions Ian Carpenter 48:28
"bare assburn" and the "black bottom" in the 20's and the "white bottom" in the 60's
49:03

McLuhan mentions watching a documentary on Duke Ellington's "abstract sculptures" (staccato syncopated noises)
49:48

McLuhan says he goes to bed at
10:00

McLuhan mocks Michael Murphy's Esalen Institute in the current "Life" Magazine article by Jane Howard
50:39

Proudhon's quotation about the democratic right to sleep under a railway bridge
52:14

more on the Esalen Institute's "blubbering and bawling like a small infant"
52:53

Culkin mentions Carl Rogers' "Center for Studies of the Person" in La Jolla
53:19

McLuhan says there's no such thing anymore as "academic respectability" and tells the Columbia University student joke
53:40

McLuhan says Peter Drucker has "'dropped out' about 10 times already"
54:24

Culkin says Howard Gossage made an appropriate prediction about LBJ's recent dropoutism
54:52

"the medium is the 'parole'"
55:12

"the world is light writing on black"
55:39

"in the beginning was the Word" is the literate elimination of the acoustic 56:03
McLuhan calls Pete Seeger a "yokel full of country music"
56:24

Milton regarded Shakespeare a "yokel"
56:37

McLuhan recites poetry to illustrate the ignorant Peter Pans of today
56:41

McLuhan complains about the tiny Greek type in the Bible's New Testament he's reading
57:27

the 12th Century medieval "Renaissance" was due to handmade Chinese paper (not expensive parchment)
58:03

Part 11 at 17:54

oil "stinks up our streets"
18:45

paper caused the Roman Empire
19:09

Culkin points out how the NSA/CIA can't keep up with their data but McLuhan says they can now "get the Pattern"
19:33

McLuhan does a Scottish accent
20:29

McLuhan tells his father's favorite jokes
20:40

the problems for religious clothing and the "religious life" (now a "cross to bear")
21:44

McLuhan cites Frantz Fanon's work on the purdah
22:21

the stock market's "higher apes" know when to "let go"
24:11

McLuhan ponders the word "calling"
24:52

Stan Freberg and the "God is dead" theme
25:13

McLuhan mentions Bucky Fuller's current article on "Astro-Architecture" (the planet has become a bubble that could explode any minute)
26:07

modern physics says that "inner space is enormously greater than outer space"
27:08

McLuhan quotes Desmond Morris' "The Naked Ape" (the modern astronaut who travels to the moon with his wife's photo in his hip pocket)
27:12

McLuhan mocks NASA's sense of "space" (visual like "scriptural religion")
27:23

McLuhan says he never reads "TIME" Magazine (does four jokes) but he likes "Look" Magazine ("real kool" joke)
28:11

more on the Esalen Institute ("wrestlin' like Jacob and the Angel")
28:48

McLuhan mocks the 'Oriental" Esalen (prayer mats vs. cadillacs)
29:22

McLuhan predicts New York City will be dismantled within ten years
29:37

McLuhan continues to mock Esalen (tells eight jokes about them)
29:58

McLuhan asks the question of what is the relation of the Church to the written word
31:28

they tell more jokes
32:51

the West has become "inscrutable" to the East
33:28

McLuhan explains Jesus Christ's media role (created paradoxically at the time of Greco-Roman culture)
34:56

Culkin says that bureaucracy is like Kleenex for him
35:45

McLuhan explains Billy Graham (but Culkin calls him a "God Merchant") and the liturgical revival
35:54

Bishop Fulton Sheen (didn't use the Mass), Milton Berle knocked off by Sheen, Southern Baptists' use of radio, Louis Armstrong got it in Sunday school, and Aretha Franklin ("queen of 'soul'")
36:58

the reversal of "hot" and "cool"
38:12

more on the liturgical revival and the retrieval of the dome style in church architecture
39:00

Catholic churches are now too local in the vernacular which alienates the tourist
40:07

Protestants reject print-caused industrial conformity in religion
42:26

more on Esalen Institute's "human potential movement" (advocates quadrophrenia in personality ["to get multiplied"])
43:33

McLuhan explains "hypocrisy" (natural schizophrenia in the eye/ear split of literacy)
44:52

the foolishness of Freudianism's categories (McLuhan quotes "yung and easily freudened")
45:24

oral scholasticism (the Platonic dialogue ["'scholia' = leisure"]) couldn't be translated into print
46:18

McLuhan's solution today is that it's time for a global Mass on TV from Rome ("planetary congregationalism")
47:16

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