New Emily Ratajkowski video – I Carly, Blurred Lines, to…

Currently, actress and model Emily Ratajkowski is best known for appearing in the Nickelodeon American teen sitcom iCarly, and for Robin Thicke’s NSFW video of Blurred Lines.Read more

In quotes: The origins of consumerism and the work ethic

Over the years many documents have surfaced that may explain the origins of our society’s apparently all-pervading consumerism. On this page I’m going to try and list some of the important sources that may give us some insight into the origins  of consumerism and the work ethic.Read more

The idea of a Prozac nation

On BBC Radio Four, author Will Self explored the impact of the mood altering drug Prozac, referring to the very idea of happiness and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World along the way…

“Psychotherapist Susie Orbach diagnoses a generation of "Prozac children" raised on the promise of on-demand happiness.”

via BBC Radio 4 – The Prozac Economy.… Read more

Les Blank filmmaker 1935 – 2013

Les Blank, whose sly, sensuous and lyrical documentaries about regional music and a host of other idiosyncratic subjects, including Mardi Gras, gaptoothed women, garlic and the filmmaker Werner Herzog, were widely admired by critics and other filmmakers if not widely known by moviegoers, died on Sunday at his home in Berkeley, Calif.… Read more

McDonald’s advert parody depravity

Filmmaker Tim Readhead (@TimReadhead on Twitter), under the “Jobseekingbehaviour productions” banner, has created a marvellously demented parody of a McDonald’s fast food TV advertisement.… Read more