Archive for the 'Pop Culture' Category


The Opiate Of The Idiots

That’s fame. The turning point was reality television, most specifically “The Real World,” suddenly you could be famous for nothing. You could trump up your personality, argue, and the edgier you were, the more attention you gained, can you say PUCK? Concomitant with this was the era of the afternoon talk show. Where the more […]

The Kissing Booth

Used to be it was records that percolated in the marketplace and steadily grew off the radar, now it’s television shows, specifically “The Kissing Booth” on Netflix. Heard of it? I HADN’T!! I get this e-mail from this Wall Street analyst Rich Greenfield, he’s younger than his picture depicts, and today he’s going on about […]

Kanye

He’s playing by the Trump rulebook, in an attention economy, he who says the most outrageous things wins. That’s right, the media covers your every move and everybody knows what you do and despite so many despising you, others are drawn to you, and you don’t need many acolytes to win in this country of […]

Hogg/Ingraham

“Facing boycott, Laura Ingraham apologizes for taunting Parkland teen over college rejections” The corporation is not your friend. It’s an inanimate entity that depends upon you for survival. You tell it what to do, not vice versa. The veneration of companies, especially those in tech, came in the wake of the capitulation to corporations by […]