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December 29, 2005

New from Burberry: Wiffle Ball.

Juliet B. Schor's Born to Buy: The Commercialized Child and the New Consumer Culture is a fact-flying, stat-crunching look at bucks, brands, and the ad industry's unchecked encroachment into childhood brains. Disney, Nickelodeon, Fox, AOL. Sprite: Obey Your Thirst! [not... (Read more.)

Posted by Johnny Loftus at 12:47 PM

December 21, 2005

Freelance party wagon.

My favorite box set of 2005: [One Kiss Can Lead to Another]'s titular [romantic] sentiment has a flipside, and it's a nightmare of heartbreak, revenge, and Studebakers skidding off hairpin turns." Merry Christmas! Best-of lists for various places; I love... (Read more.)

Posted by Johnny Loftus at 10:28 AM

December 8, 2005

Charitable superior. Do it! Men were disguised as elves.

Catherine Zeta Jones, I blame you for my suddenly shitty T-Mobile service. One of your lackeys left a message on my phone recently, describing the “upgrades” you and your team had made to T-Mobile's voicemail system. Well, every day those... (Read more.)

Posted by Johnny Loftus at 10:37 AM