From the introduction:
This manual of instruction that you now hold is in part, an illumination, as well as a proposed solution for the ghastly state of your nation’s inappropriately titled "popular" media culture and its related mediums of recreation. To be certain, the vapid imaginings spewing forth from you modern artistes and authors are quite below par, inasmuch as they seem to lack in any sense of civility and higher learning. The amusements, if they may be called such, that arise from such base mentality have been transforming the minds of your adolescents, to say nothing of their elders, into a substance not unlike treacle. I would, in fact, dare say that even treacle, its peculiar textures notwithstanding, would have many qualities that may be highly praised when compared to such vulgarities as reality contest programmes and extreme athletic endeavors.