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Chuck it aaaart

Mrs Gnomepants: So we might get our lovely period bath re-enamelled rather than buy a new one. Its a lovely original cast iron bath.
Ma Gnomepants: Why would you want to do that? 802 more words


The Library Made Me Do It (Again)

More books read for the Summer Reading Program. (I really need a job.)

Anasazi murder mystery. And archeologists 800 or so years later. And witches. And dead people. 363 more words

What to Buy

My last post, What do I know? was my actual attempt to answer that question.  Obviously I didn’t succeed.  It’s reflexive to retroactively criticize myself for being obtuse and rambling and sounding like an armchair physicist, and that’s what I’d be doing right now if I hadn’t just spent hours watching interviews with David Foster Wallace, listening to him say what he thinks and then beat himself up over it.  584 more words

Books + TV + Movies + Games

A Brief Introduction

Hello readers. You’ve happened upon this blog by chance or with intention, and I’m glad you’re here. Let me say a few words about who I am and why I started this project. 395 more words

A Huge List of Things Part 3.

The inspiration for the Huge List of things is here  and Part 1  and Part 2.

I have finally got round to finishing it!

On with the list… 1,159 more words

Women - just do it! Do self-esteem in branded style.

Here the brilliant Jessica Valenti writes for The Guardian about the ironies of modern consumer culture.

Her article points to emerging imperatives for women consumers – imperatives that present us with extraordinary contradictions. 1,009 more words

ACR North American Conference 2014

Presenting the working paper “The Nordic Street Food Evolution: One Food Truck at a Time” at the Association for Consumer Research Conference in Baltimore, MD, 23-26 Oct 2013.

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