Last night my wife and I took a chance on a new local restaurant and music venue. It was a slow night and we stayed until they were ready to close up, having conversations with the chef and bartender. In an effort to let us know they were in no rush to kick us out, … Continue reading A “Download” on Post-2000 Tech-Driven Consumer Culture-isms
This morning whilst enjoying my leftover steak dinner turned steak omelet (waste not want not) I was also going through the Sunday paper coupons (as is a typical suburban Sunday morning activity - so I have observed). Whilst perusing the pages of discounts for new, necessary hair care products such as jamaican black castor … Continue reading From Meme to Marketing: The Power of Viral Meaning-Creation
Imagine South Florida, in all it's hot, sticky, sunshine-laden sunburned glory - filled with pastel colored houses and The City Suites apartments to repel the UV rays, cruise ships, retirees, the oceanfront and an ever-growing melange of cultural communities. There are companies like heating repair boise id that service your household and other companies as … Continue reading The Talking Walls of Wynwood: The New Face of Creative Miami
As I was sifting through the magazine rack at my local thrift store - searching for "stimulus" for an innovation ideation (say THAT ten times fast) session - I came across the type of rare gem that made my narcissistic anthropologist day. It was this issue of Soap Opera Digest from July of 1984. I … Continue reading More! A Nostalgic Snapshot of 80’s Consumer Culture
Some more perspective in Millennials and love from So-Called Millennial. I particularly appreciate the analysis on love and “risk”…
I thought the title of this post was rather clever, but upon googling it I found that The Bold Italic has already used it, so I thought I’d at least give them a shout-out. The tech panel event they hosted called “Love? There’s an App for That” has already passed, but if you’re located in the SF Bay Area check the other upcoming eventsThe Bold Italic will be hosting.
Alright let’s get down to business! I’ve been studying the many facets in which millennials demonstrate pragmatism and practicality, and I thought it would be interesting to examine how this trait influences their ideas of relationships. I know– love and practicality? They don’t seem to go together. And if you read on, that may be something millennials need to do some soul-searching about.
This week Time Magazine released an article called Millennials in Love:…
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So excited to have gotten the call to participate in the dialogue in this article....
Let me start by saying that I may be a few day's late to this party having been engaged in other life event activities over Superbowl Sunday and not having turned on a television until last night. Why? That being said, I am aware that I apparently missed a doozy of a backlash against one … Continue reading Why Coke’s “America The Beautiful” Superbowl Ad Brought Out America’s Ugly
When I'm at home, I always take time to prepare my own food, I have always been into cooking and even get the Ivy and Wilde homeware for it, but sometimes life just happen and with work and the kids, we don't always have time to prepare the food, in those time is when cereal … Continue reading Breaking Breakfast News: Froot Loops Are All the Same Flavor
This morning I am heading home from a visit with my parents at the Colony Point retirement community in Pembroke Pines, Florida. It is the second largest (next to Century Village) in the area - located in South Florida, which is home to a disproportionate amount of the East Coast's elderly population. Why? I have … Continue reading Nostalgic America and The South Florida Elderly Consumer
Did you find yourself online shopping at a place like Ugly Christmas Sweater this season to find the perfect tacky holiday sweater to wear to a theme party? Did you find yourself wondering when the ugly Christmas sweater party became a "thing"? I thought Cliff Huxtable (for those who did not grow up in front of the … Continue reading Ugly Sweaters, Other Consumer Christmas Traditions and Their Origins