The media giants, of course, had other ideas for this nifty new thing called cable television, and it soon became a conglomeratized conduit of corporate infotainment that, like the commercial networks, serves chiefly to narcotize
viewers and sell products.
Early in Upstream Color, Kris is kidnapped by the "Thief" (Thiago Martins), who forces her to ingest parasitic worms, which narcotize
her sufficiently for him to make off with all her money and investments.
The machine "narcotizes
us" by making us believe that it is something altogether "other" to ourselves.
A true vicious circle, the show policy pursued by Roman emperors narcotizes
the masses, keeping them in apathy and under control, but dissolving the theatrical structure by adjusting to a shallow, bored, hungry for sensation audience, hastening the erosion of the idea of the center in terms of collective unconscious.
Intracellular pH in sperm is directly dependent on extracellular pH, and decreasing intracellular pH narcotizes
sperm (Chia and Bickell, 1983; Christen et ai, 1983; Vacquier, 1986; Brokaw, 1990).