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*This Five-Year-Old Girl’s Thoughts on Famous Logos Will Blow Your Mind* (
This is getting meta now but about a year ago I was struggling through a word-press blog that was supposed to be a substitute for a hand-written diary when I came across a blog called “the vow” which was a simple stream of photos, baked goods and outfits on a thing called tumblr. http://thevow.tumblr.com/ It was so simple yet so compelling that I dropped my earlier on-line efforts and started...
3. Diet and Exercise FAD's
Right now its Soul Cycle and Organic Avenue (http://www.organicavenue.com/). Last year it was Cleanse and Raw, well branded and well marketed health products and services may ultimately be bad for our physical health but they’re so good at making us feel like we’re about to do something really amazing for your-self. I always fall for it and I always enjoy falling for it. Just last...
4. Walking Everywhere
The right setting, the right conversation and the right companions. Enough said.
6. Going Deep
Extreme religions require the perfect combination of belief, leadership, membership and marketing in essence they are the most extreme manifestation of brand. Inside Scientology or even the New Yorker article the Apostate were fascinating explorations of marketing genius and the rewards and tribulations of building off of the cult of celebrity that is applicable to Nike as it is to the church. ...
I loved Easy A. I still remember being halfway through the incredibly familiar seeming Amy Heckerling Movie Clueless and suddenly realizing that it was re-telling one of my all-time favorite books: Emma. What I love is that the act of re-interpretation forces you to find the underlying human behaviors that remain the same despite the tremendous shifts in cultural construct. Puritan Village to...
10. How the world ends.
One year I read everything about epidemics and plagues (The Coming Plague is a guilty beach read.) I still cant stop thinking about The World Without Us and even though it terrifies me I watch the Walking Dead as it airs. Doesn’t matter whether its Zombies in TriBeCa, the decline of civilization because of the dependance on oil as detailed in James Kunstler’s The Long Emergency,...