1. Future generations of scholars will use Conan O'Brien's loss of his job and subsequent heroization/meme-ification to explain the country's response to the economic crisis. He will be understood to have symbolically represented us to us.
2. The internet could have been good for reporting. It wasn't because, given the chance, given freedom to consume the media we want, we overwhelmingly preferred opinions to facts. The internet is, in this sense, a symptom not a cause of journalistic decline.
3. Flarf was prefigured by Tyler Durden's passive-aggressive office Haiku. Flarf prefigured Tao Lin.