'Ole Morris left a comment. He was reminded 'about that phrase in The Dharma Bums which sounded like 'everybody's at home watchin the same program thinkin the same thoughts etcetera'. '
Yeah, it's true, mass media is a brainwash. When I'm at work (not currently because I'm unemployed again) the other wageslaves often talk about 'Did you see that programme on TV last night'. I'm always glad to subvert those sort of conversations by telling them about some great minority appeal podcast I was listening to, such as 'Hooting Yard on the Air' or 'Escape Pod' or 'Starship Sofa'.