Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The first look

INTRODUCING POPLITIKO

There are many instances throughout human existence where someone is moved to try something new. For whatever reason they do it, a new pathway is grown, and possibilities for change are enhanced. I know someone who never wishes to try sushi. And that is fine. But for that cultural objection to another culture’s food, they miss out. Comic books used to be viewed as mind numbing children’s books, and bad ones at that. But not all of them were, and as comics matured, so have some people’s views of them. But there will always be people who view comics as a poor medium. But story telling is throughout the creative mediums of culture, whether to create, reflect, dive into, or just look at, we have a common interest in story telling. We want in this blog to chat about anything that our culture, and our culture’s mediums discuss. We hope by doing this we can engage the reader, grow our own store of knowledge, and to interact with people who might otherwise never tried the sushi, and would have loved it.

If you like sushi or not is not the point. That you might like it and never know that is the point. Poplitiko is a gathering of friends who want to know more about the world they live, share ideas, and appreciate the stories the mediums of our culture tell.

8 comments:

Glenn said...

Wahooooooooo!

Alex has a new blog! Lots of luck, big, bald guy!

alex-ness said...

more than just me amigo, but thanks.

RWNeal said...

Alex, you are the unagi!

Steve Chaput said...

Thanks, Alex! I'll try not to embarrass you folks. :-)

alex-ness said...

woo hoo!

kurt wilcken said...

Not sure if I like the typeface. Some of us have old eyes, remember. But I know you like to get all arty-fartsy with the graphic design. (Dang kids!)

I can get used to it.

Justin said...

I like this blog, it is more about celebrating things, celebrating people too. It is very positive, and that is welcome to see.

I can't wait to make some new discoveries, and give some comments of joy about a shared interest or three.

msunyata said...

Watashi wa Alex Ness-sama ga sugoi to omoimasu ne.