Best thing about this Bookmans is the vast selection and funky staff. Plus you can go next door to get coffee, sandwiches, and/or a chocolate to die for cake. There is also wifi, so why not? Of course you're not going to get many new releases here, but you can always trade them in here. And since I'm an audiobook fan, let me put in a plug for those who have yet to try them. This is a good place to find some classics and full cast audiobooks for car and home. Once you're hooked, you'll be downloading them regularly. --J.L. TowerReview.com
Paris Hilton is not as dumb as she appears. Like Lady Gaga, she has engineered her fame, and fame is the obsession of our fast, sick culture. Corporations use psychology to reinforce our delusions, their goal to guide our actions by shaping our thoughts. You can't watch movies and discover this. You have to read books like Brandwashed and The Filter Bubble. Several statements made in this movie review indicate that the reviewer didn't realize that this movie is based on a book. That is why the movie was made, not because Sophia Coppola decided to tell this story out of thin air. Coppola optioned the book to make the movie, which has the same title: The Bling Ring by Nancy Jo Sales. It discusses culture, which the movie cannot.
Radio is good, other than political talk radio. TV? Not so much. I watched Mad Men once, and didn't see justification for "greatest drama ever" hype. The guy worried about what suit to wear, and his secretary about her status at the office. Really? I remember the British series The Prisoner. Originality these days is more about office politics or special effects. Zombies and vampires. Give me a great radio play, or an audiobook. Audio is always better for you than video because you exercise your imagination. TV is driven by ratings, and Coke ads. They don't care so much about quirky stuff like you mention. They're shooting for the mass audience, a demographic that includes NASCAR fans who munch on pork rinds while drinking Pepsi and call it paradise. --JL editor, Tower Review
Seeing the title of this post, I imagined it was about Beyonce's getting another $50 million from Pepsi for pushing diabetes water on fat kids (which got her uninvited by the White House.) Maybe her fat thighs relate to her drinking too much soda.
Mitt Romney has won The X Factor: Song & Dance, and is now using the extra $5 Million for billboards in upcoming Caucuses. Lip synching Ronald Reagan’s classic tunes is working well for him with the judges out there in TV land, and now Pentagon generals can finally breath easier, knowing Ron Paul won’t be cutting the trillions of dollars in printing press money slated for future wars, new weapons systems, and the bases in places like South Korea. The caucus is America’s Next Top Model. Ron Paul’s only hope now is that billions of email Emoticons will be telegraphed nationwide whenever folks discuss politics. It’s a slim hope, to be sure, but we’ll see what happens at Project Runway in New Hampshire. --J. Lowe, editor Tower Review
The problem is not just Kardashian, it's the culture of TV itself, which includes sports. Look at the bigger picture, the wide-screen picture. People are obsessed with being a fan of something or someone, and on TV you get Coke commercials thrown at you along with balls. So we get fatter and more lazy, worried about what Kim is doing or our favorite ball player is doing. No difference. Meanwhile, your sports god would swap teams in a skinny minute for more money elsewhere. So how loyal is he to you? Meanwhile, Coke sells more product, besides looking the other way when union organizers against them are murdered overseas, and only pretending to be eco friendly and cute.
My new novel "The Miraculous Plot of Leiter & Lott" is now available in all ebook formats, and is set in Tucson and Dubai. --Jonathan Lowe
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