Thanksgiving Is Ruined
December 29, 2005
Year in Review: January 2005
In January 2005, my record of gathered, pointless links to unwritten posts destined "for the desk drawer" reveals that I "thought" about among other things some of the following various topics of a communications-related and linquistic bent:
The importance to successful marketing to the American public of contemporary (and historical?) political figures/candidates that they be seen as "self-made men" who "overcame hardships" -- regardless of how straightforwardly their biographies support the claim. Examples: Arnold, Bernard Kerik, GWB.
[*I believe that I stumbled onto that blog a year or two ago when wondering who, if anyone, ever had anything to say about a boppy little 50's-style pop show tune by Yoko Ono with the cheery refrain, "All day long I felt like smashing my face through a clear glass window." The latter I found on a cast recording cassette for a dollar at a used record sale.]