MetaAuratic cat's paw
The paradigm-shifting blogosphere has suffered its first, or at least biggest, defeat. After driving opinion, influencing public policy, and, quite possibly, altering the outcome of elections, bloggers could not transform Snakes on a Plane into a hit. dude1.Triadic dude: Both previous dudes miss the point. It wasn't ever about the movie. See Walter Benjamin. Something is learning to toy with aura. (It isn't the movie industry.)
SNAKES ON A PLANE. To prove his point, Lance makes an amazing and insane leap of faith and equates a perceived weakness of all blogs in general with the failure of the miserable junk film Snakes on a Plane. dude2.
Pre-abduct, bat around, leave for dead. This exercise can be applied to lots of things. State of the Union addresses, e.g.