By tigtog on February 4, 2012
Doco examines how devastating disease became shiny pink marketing dream diverting donations away from organisations doing most of the work towards organisations with better PR. Is this the best use of donors’ money? And what about all the non-pinkified cancers?
By tigtog on December 2, 2011
Especially relevant given the infamous “Privacy is for Paedos” line spun by an ex-editor of the News of the World at the UK media inquiry.
By Paul Norton on October 31, 2011
It’s that time of year again. Post whatever you like about the Melbourne Cup – tips for Tuesday, anecdotes, trivia, deconstruction, equine sock puppets, fashion advice, hangover cures, etc.
By Kim on July 21, 2011
Post-GFC, there are now arguments in places like The Economist and the New York Times that we’ve passed Peak Consumerism.
By tigtog on June 28, 2011
Currently being floated as candidates for banned from advertising and/or sale:
By Paul Norton on May 31, 2011
Now that I’ve grabbed your attention and driven Graeme Bird apoplectic with the over-egged title, I’d like to share a video with you.
By tigtog on April 28, 2011
Newsflash: most of humanity inexplicably fail to queue in their squintillions at the box office for movie that portrays most of humanity as parasites upon the Übermensch.
How could they be so depravedly indifferent to this important message about their true unworth?
By Robert Merkel on February 1, 2011
The wonkish end of the American political blogosphere is having a great deal of fun dissecting Tyler Cowen’s new e-book The Great Stagnation. Thanks to the wonders of the combination of intellectual property law and stupid geographic restrictions, it’s very, [...]
By Kim on January 6, 2011
In writing about the risible campaign for taxing online consumption, it’s perhaps fair to note that Gerry Harvey has been loudly proclaiming that it wasn’t all idea, but he’s been copping all the flak. Poor petal. I guess there’s a [...]
By Kim on January 3, 2011
My pre-Christmas post on a possible limit to consumption mania (note the word possible) resulted in some considerable scepticism being expressed. However, I think it’s well within the realms of possibility that the satiation of everything – the modernist dream [...]
By Kim on December 23, 2010
Although there are signs of Christmas retail panic at JB Hi-Fi, you could play a game of cricket in a couple of department stores I’ve strolled through in the last couple of days. On cue, we’ve had very noisy calls [...]