Well, if reality TV is being obsolesced, what are the other aspects? The tetrad fills in more or less like this: Reality TV is obsolesced by "real" reality on TV in the form of scenes from the Iraq war, scenes from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and other sundry disasters and plane crashes. When pushed beyond its limit, "real" reality becomes "unreal" reality in the form of crime dramas, for instance. What is retrieved from the past is another famous war appearing on TV, that being Vietnam.
"Real" reality (war, destruction)
"Unreal" reality (crime dramas, e.g., CSI:Everywhere)
Vietnam ==> social revolt
Reality TV (Survivor, etc.)
Not a bad analysis for a group of beginners (with just a little help from their friendly, neighbourhood prof).
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