The Mayans were big on their Astrology...and pretty religious about it. The main manifestation of this that we see as it has been popularized by our media culture: the Mayan Calendar. That and graphic movies made by Mel Gibson where bloody heads roll down pyramid steps to ward off a permanent eclipse of the … Continue reading Baktun! Some Context Since We Are All Still Here To Read It
As a follow-up to my "Freshly Pressed" worthy blog on the Canadian maple syrup heist (https://thenarcissisticanthropologist.com/2012/08/31/crimes-of-hilarity-what-makes-criminal-behavior-a-big-joke/ ), I am pleased to announce that case is CLOSED> Thanks to the Globe and Mail for so artfully covering the story below: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/suspects-in-sticky-situation-after-police-make-arrests-in-quebec-maple-syrup-heist/article6508590/ Suspects in sticky situation after police make arrests in Quebec maple syrup heist Ingrid … Continue reading A Sticky Situation Resolved: Score One For The Crime FIghters!
Lots of debate these days given the exceedingly high concentration of violence crime in America, committed by those who perhaps ought not to have had access to the tools to commit those crimes - but did. The issue of rights in America is one that, even though we are the most "free" people in the … Continue reading What’s A Right and What’s Right?
I brilliant self-reflective perspective on young adult lifestage realities. I figured for those of us who might not remember what it was like to be in your early 20's this will, in particular, be an insightful read...
In yesterday's Sunday New York Times, International Section, there was an interesting article about the impending development of mines in Brazil by Vale corporation. The situation in a nutshell: the emerging Brazilian economy has been stagnant and the development of mines by this company who's exporting of metals and natural resources represents a sizeable chunk … Continue reading Preservation or Develpment: Which Should Be The Human Priority?
How is it that somehow as a culture we have decided that its morally acceptable for civilians with no training or civic imperative to have access to automatic weapons? I will say that the right to bear arms was one designed so we can be equipped to defend ourselves or even hunt for food to … Continue reading An Invitation To Kill: What Legal Access To Automatic Weapons Really Means
Many thanks to my Canadian colleagues for sharing this Globe and mail article. I suppose the question it raises from my point of view relates to whether or not the American workforce is prepared to compete in a conceptual economy given the fact that labor is becoming less and less of a valuable … Continue reading The Death Of The Industrial Economy: A Canadian Perspective
Once upon a time I worked at a brand strategy and innovation company for a guy named Rich and alongside a couple other guys named Brandon and Oliver. They are big thinkers, expert "do-ers" and all-around holistic strategy practitioners that believe we can use the power of brands and business to make the world a … Continue reading Consumer Is A Four letter Word: A “Culture” Perspective
Last night I was on my way to meet a friend after a long day at "the Toronto office", which I have a chance to visit every now and again. He told me where to meet him and said "I'll bring the IKEA Monkey. Wearing our jackets". Since I had been living in a work-enduced … Continue reading IKEA Monkey Madness