Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto - '8: 33, 0:97' and '9: Porn, 1:09' Summary & Analysis

Chuck Klosterman
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'8: 33, 0:97' and '9: Porn, 1:09' Summary and Analysis

Klosterman examines the state of the world in chapter nine by comparing and contrasting all issues to Lakers and Celtics fans. According to Klosterman, most Spike Lee movies show a white man and a black man arguing about basketball, where the white man is a Celtic fan and the black man is a Laker fan, and that this argument is a metaphor for all of America. He believes this argument shows all individuals are unconsciously racist, and that the racial separation of these two teams from 1980 to 1989 represents all arguments in American culture, because they act as the argument between the black and white philosophies of the world. Klosterman believes that, in that time frame, rooting for the Celtics meant rooting for the Republican national party. The Celtics coached themselves, and...

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