Given that I’m already officially not-punk according to the Internet, I suppose it’s only appropriate that Journopalooza — seriously, buy some tickets! — is sponsored by the National Beer Wholesalers Association and the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America. Won’t you enjoy some tasty beer and savor some sumptuous wine? And then muse on the signifiers of class difference between them? Also we’re sponsored, apparently, by the Washington Post and the Houston Chronicle, so if I stop criticizing any product those two fine papers produce, now you know why. In fact, do you know what I love? Reading the news on newsprint — at my leisure, and on the go while commuting. It’s just the way news ought to be disseminated and consumed. What’s the rush?
There you have it. Corporate rock doesn’t still suck. Did it ever?