Adcult USA — James Twitchell March 30th, 2004 @ 3:48 pm PDT
I just gave away my last copy of Adcult USA, so I zipped over to Amazon™ to buy two more. I’ve bought eight — eight! — copies of this thing since I first read it.
Dr. Twitchell July 17th, 2000 @ 10:01 am PDT
So yesterday, while I was reading this, I ate an entire bag of microwave popcorn. No, I’m not a slow reader, you dork. I am an extremely fast popcorn-eater. I in-freakin’-hale the stuff. I love popcorn. Then when we went to see X-Men I consumed a Large bag during the previews. So by like nine […]
Media Bonanza August 21st, 2006 @ 6:45 am PDT
If you’ve never seen Midnight Run, I’m here to tell you it’s a pretty damn good movie. Charles Grodin always cracks me up. I am way behind on my media consumption this month. There’s the five most recent episodes of Rescue Me and the last two episodes of Entourage waiting on my TiVo. I’ve been […]
Living It Up May 5th, 2006 @ 8:24 am PDT
Last night I finished Living It Up : America’s Love Affair with Luxury, by James Twitchell. This is, if I remember correctly, the fifth book of his that I’ve read, and it did not disappoint. This book (and AdCult) should be required reading in high school. Dr. Twitchell travels to Rodeo Drive, 5th Avenue, Miami, […]
Some Good Books May 3rd, 2005 @ 4:41 pm PDT
This list of my favorite books has been floating around my site for about a decade now … Originally I had it prefaced with: “This is my list of the all-time best books ever written. If you get a chance, read at least one of these before you die. The WWW is great fun, TV […]
Ritalin June 5th, 2000 @ 12:02 pm PDT
From For Shame: The Loss of Common Decency in American Culture, by James B. Twitchell (p.186, 1997, St. Martin’s Griffin) In my estimation, ten minutes under the dunce cap may have done more than vials of Ritalin for those suffering from attention deficit disorder, dysrationalia, or whatever affliction du jour is conjured up by counselors […]
Silver May 12th, 2000 @ 11:25 am PDT
Fellow bloggerville resident Silver doesn’t want you to know it, but she is very trendy. The second person today who needs to pick up a copy of AdCult by James Twitchell.
colors May 6th, 2000 @ 12:18 pm PDT
I‘m getting kind of tired of the blue. Blue blue blue … and Firda thinks I have an obsession with little dots. I guess there’s really too many ..::.:::.. all over the page. This can only mean one thing. I think redesign is the new paradigm. In other news … (damn dots!) … Best Sentence […]