Recently, a friend of mine posed a question to me about the phenomenon of photo sharing that we see running rampant on / with apps such as Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. He wanted to understand why we do it and what I make of this new mainstream ritual and what we as humans get out … Continue reading What A Picture Is Worth
New York is one of the most iconic American cities: known around the globe as a cultural nerve center. Manhattan and it's surrounding buroughs don't just house a disproportionate amount the nation's hippest, most creative, and richest citizens. It also is home to the some of the grittiest, most neurotic, and shockingly average. There is … Continue reading NYC: As Seen On TV
What an interesting dilemma the folks at Chick-Fil-A have put consumers in. They have publicly expressed a very polarizing point of view on social hot-topic: Gay Marriage. In case you haven't heard: they are not in the equal rights camp. Rather, the CEO of the company has come out publicly on several occasions letting America … Continue reading Chic-Fil-A Doesn’t Want Gays To Get Married: But Can I Stil Eat Thier Sammiches?
As the dialogue on the American Anthropological Association LinkedIn forum continues (was intended to be, in part, a shameless plug for my blog but ended up driving more commentary than viewers...which is more than i really could have asked for), I thought I would share some updates. The question I posed was "do anthropologists take … Continue reading Proving Anthropologists Have A Sense of Humor – Or At Least Putting It In Context
For those pop culture enthusiasts out there, if you've ever thought "where can I get a good retrospective on the worst of the worst fads that were so bad I might have forgotten them", then rack your brain no more. Rather, slip on your flip flops and Ron Jon t shirt and head to the … Continue reading The Beach Merch Graveyard For Unfortunate Fads
There used to be this blog I followed called "Stuff White People Like". One of said "stuff" was "irony". Ukeleles hadn't made it to thelist yet, but I am sure it would make the cut now. How is it that the tiny guitar made it to the top of the adorkable accessory list? I think … Continue reading Rock Out With Your Ukelele Out
With quest rapidly approaching their mid thirties and having grown up in a hyper-scheduled race-to-achievement culture, only to enter the workforce at a time of recession and just in time to see their parent's lifetimes of investments collapse like a box of rocks, I have 2 predictions: 1. They will suffer early-onset mid-life crises 2. … Continue reading Is creativity the new mid-life crisis?
And for my next experiment, i will start a blog! I was recently told by a ten year old who was told by his Dad that Facebook is for Narcissists. I LOVE FACEBOOK! But I think blogs take it one step further. They provide a psuedo-legit outlet for properly curated narcissisim for those who (think … Continue reading The Experiment