consumerism

Juxtapositions

by meanlouise March 22, 2009 movies

Today’s print edition of the Washington Post has an article in the Style & Arts section, “Last Impressions – When It’s All Going Down the Tube, What Stuff Sticks Around to the End?” It verge on fluff but raises interesting and serious ideas. Among the last things to go in the Depression was — lipstick. […]

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Frak Pak? Really?

by meanlouise February 15, 2009 television

It’s the final season of Battlestar Galactica and SciFi is scrambling to monetize every last moment. “Buy artifacts from Earth!” they keep cajoling. Er, no thanks, I have plenty. In addition to all of the prop and costume auctions, SciFi and Kentucky Fried Chicken are apparently running a sweepstakes. I hadn’t paid any attention to […]

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"Sony releases new piece of shit that doesn't fucking work."

by meanlouise February 13, 2009 humor

This Onion video is great, although it contains language that’s probably not safe for work unless you work for Rod Blagojevich.

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because kids these days just have too darned many arms & legs

by meanlouise January 7, 2009 news

This morning, I happened to glance at the KidsPost page. KisPost is a feature that generally appears on the back page of the Washington Post Style section. Here’s a pdf of today’s KidsPost – is it me, or does that seem like a strange place for that particular ad?

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bringing up baby

by meanlouise November 13, 2004 hell (other people)

The November 12th issue of the New Yorker features a particularly good “annals of retail” column by Caitlin Flanagan. Titled “Bringing Up Baby – Anxious parents spend thousands,” the article chronicles the thing I find even more amusing than the stupid shit people buy their pets, namely – the stupid shit people buy for their […]

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consumerism

by meanlouise July 1, 2001 true life 2001

The other day I was stuck in one of the mysterious traffic back-ups that happen for no reason in Bethesda. I was behind a big dumptruck with a very neat and professional sign on the back. Maybe I was just tired, or maybe there was something intrinsically clever about the design of that sign, but […]

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