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Buying In: The Secret Dialogue Between What We Buy and Who We Are: Rob Walker

Buying In: The Secret Dialogue Between What We Buy and Who We Are: Rob Walker

A riveting look at the complex relationship even the most jaded industry insider has with brand allegiance. Editorial review: Brands are dead. Advertising no longer works. Weaned on TiVo, the Internet, and other emerging technologies, the short-attention-span generation has become immune to marketing. Consumers are “in control.” Or so we’re told. In Buying In, New York Times Magazine “Consumed” columnist Rob Walker argues that this accepted wisdom misses a much more important and lasting cultural shift. As technology has created avenues for advertising anywhere and everywhere, people are embracing brands more than ever before–creating brands of their own and participating in marketing campaigns for their favorite brands in unprecedented ways. Increasingly, motivated consumers are pitching in to spread the gospel virally, whether by creating Internet video ads for Converse All Stars or becoming word-of-mouth “agents” touting products to friends and family on behalf of huge corporations. In the process, they–we–have begun to funnel cultural, political, and community activities through connections with brands. Walker explores this changing cultural landscape–including a practice he calls “murketing,” blending the terms murky and marketing–by introducing us to the creative marketers, entrepreneurs, artists, and community organizers who have found a way to thrive within it. Using profiles of brands old and new, including Timberland, American Apparel, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Red Bull, iPod, and Livestrong, Walker demonstrates the ways in which buyers adopt products, not just as consumer choices, but as conscious expressions of their identities. Part marketing primer, part work of cultural anthropology, Buying In reveals why now, more than ever, we are what we buy–and vice versa.

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  • Get your signal on. Designed to encourage signaling, facilitate communication and create dialogue between bicyclists and people in automobiles. Now, I don't bike, but this is just plain good sense!

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  • OMFG! I love love love these... From the seller: I call these puffy fur balls, but my husband says they are “tribbles” from Star Trek~~he is a Trecky!! The second photo is of Zoe's new friend Mesha~~she looks alot like Zo... OMFG! I love love love these... From the seller: I call these puffy fur balls, but my husband says they are “tribbles” from Star Trek~~he is a Trecky!! The second photo is of Zoe's new friend Mesha~~she looks alot like Zoe don't you think? The last picture is of Zoe's friend Twiggy playing with the tribbles~~does she know how to pose & her Mom takes great pictures too! These puffy balls (3) are just the right size to carry around, attack, swat and play with for hours, Zoe loves her new toys! A jingle bell (enclosed in a hard plastic ball) is placed inside a pocket of rabbit or mink fur, then hand stitched closed with strong upholstery thread. The Tribbles are approx. 2 inches in diameter, depending on the length of the fur. If you are not familiar with “Tribbles", here is a short description! According to Star Trek, tribbles are native to the planet Iota Geminorum IV. They are essentially small bundles of fur with no visible external features. The fur of live-action and animated tribbles ranges from solid white to grey, speckled light to dark brown, yellow to reddish orange, and black. According to Leonard McCoy's dialogue their only two purposes in life appear to be to eat and to reproduce, and they perform both of these functions exceptionally well. Please remember that real fur is on leather(skin) so there will be normal wear and tear, that is why there is NO Return! As Always ~~ my fur toys are made ONLY from recycled fur coats!

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  • What's more disturbing - the cat's hat or the imagined dialogue the seller has with it? From the seller: When she heard about a last minute modeling session, Pixie said she was busy (indeed, that afternoon she had planned to... What's more disturbing - the cat's hat or the imagined dialogue the seller has with it? From the seller: When she heard about a last minute modeling session, Pixie said she was busy (indeed, that afternoon she had planned to pickle some catnip for wintertime). But then I told her it was something related to 4th of July, so she left everything aside, got herself pretty, and came out right away. That Pixie is all about celebrations. For this hat, I re-interpreted the idea of the traditional patriotic top hat. It is stylized and designed around the idea of being extremely lightweight and easy to wear by the pet. It is was hand felted of 100% natural wool (that keeps cool in summer and warm in winter). It has two needle felted stars as embellishment, a red and a white one, attached on each other and unto the hat. The lightweight black elastic keeps the hat gently but securely attached. One of a kind, so not two will be exctly alike. Also suitable for any small pets, dolls, or as decor (just specify in the Message to seller at checkout). ____________________________________ Tips for putting the hats on a kitty: A good treat and relaxed mood are always a good start. Always be very gently and talk in a warm, soothing voice. Encourage and praise the kitty for good behavior. Don’t force the cat if he/she really does not want to “dress up”. Please don’t use without adult supervision. Don't use the camera flash when taking frontal pictures of the pet.

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  • royalvkb - Herb Garden - White Grow your own herb garden in style or buy fresh herp pots from the supermarket. They can all be organized in one spot, in the royalvkb Herb Garden. Scissors are always at hand in the integrated po... royalvkb - Herb Garden - White Grow your own herb garden in style or buy fresh herp pots from the supermarket. They can all be organized in one spot, in the royalvkb Herb Garden. Scissors are always at hand in the integrated pocket. Just pick or cut as many fresh herbs as you need. The ROYAL VKB Herb Garden would look lovely on a windowsill or as a centerpiece on your table filled with herbs for immediate use. This herbal garden is a very trendy gift for fresh food lovers with green thumbs. (Sorry, plants are not included!) Specifications Herb Garden * Material Melamine * Colour White * Scissors included * Size 39,1 L x 17,6 W x 11,6 H cm Origin Netherlands Designer Officeoriginair This is a cooperation between Ivan Kasner and Uli Budde. Both designers studied and graduated at the Design academy Eindhoven (2004 and 2005). Their collaboration is based on a constant dialogue and is fed by their separate identities and interests, but strives towards a common goal; "Design is discovering through good listening, looking and whispering." Origin Netherlands

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  • The sessions for 1980's Double Fantasy were supposed to yield two albums, the second to be released at a future time, but Lennon's assassination tragically halted the project in its tracks. A bit over three years later, Yoko Ono i... The sessions for 1980's Double Fantasy were supposed to yield two albums, the second to be released at a future time, but Lennon's assassination tragically halted the project in its tracks. A bit over three years later, Yoko Ono issued tapes of many of the songs planned for that album under the title Milk and Honey, laid out in the same John-Yoko-John-Yoko dialogue fashion as its predecessor. Not unexpectedly, it's a rougher, less polished product, lacking the finishing touches and additional takes that Lennon most likely would have called for. Nevertheless, Lennon's songs at this point in their development were often quite strong, tougher than those on Double Fantasy in general, and the ad libs and studio chatter that might not have made the final cut give us more of a glimpse of Lennon's delightfully quirky personality. "Nobody Told Me," the advance single off the album, is a rollicking, quizzical piece of work, maybe the best thing to come out of John's 1980 sessions, despite the unfinished-sounding transition to the chorus. "Borrowed Time," another single, is a thoughtful, sparely-worded meditation on growing older attached to a Caribbean beat. Yoko's contributions, while not as strong as John's, are surprisingly listenable -- the reggae-based "Don't Be Scared," in particular -- and more current in texture, and her lyrics do tend to answer John's songs. As the album comes toward the close, the tone turns sentimental, culminating with one of John's loveliest tunes, "Grow Old With Me," as presented on a home-recorded cassette in lieu of a studio recording. The ironies of this song and some of the other Lennon material are obviously poignant in the light of the cruel events of December 8, 1980; that and the fact that these songs haven't been as exposed as much as those on Double Fantasy lead some to prefer this sequel. ~ Richard S. Ginell, All Music Guide « less… more »

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  • During the great John Lennon revival of the late '80s, Yoko Ono licensed to have the Westwood One Radio Network air scores of unreleased home recordings and demos as the Lost Lennon Tapes radio show. At the time, there was endless... During the great John Lennon revival of the late '80s, Yoko Ono licensed to have the Westwood One Radio Network air scores of unreleased home recordings and demos as the Lost Lennon Tapes radio show. At the time, there was endless speculation about when highlights would be released, likely as a box set. The proposed set never materialized, yet most of the material was heavily bootlegged, as the producers and Ono must have suspected. Despite the bootlegs, Ono didn't agree to an official collection of unreleased Lennon material until 1998, after the Beatles' Anthology series proved a critical and commercial success. Hence, the birth of Lennon's Anthology -- a four-disc box set, comprised entirely of unreleased home recordings, demos, and outtakes, many of which have never been previously bootlegged. As it's constructed, it's more of an aural biography than a music album. All the dialogue snippets, half-finished songs, throwaways, and parodies ensure that it's never casual listening, yet that very approach creates an intriguing portrait of Lennon -- a portrait of the man, not the artist. As such, there aren't really any forgotten treasures buried on the collection, even if many of these songs and takes are either completely unheard of or legendary among collecting circles. For every small pleasure, such as the Cheap Trick-backed version of "I'm Losing You," there is a small disappointment, such as how the Dylan diatribe, "Serve Yourself," doesn't quite live up to its legend. Ultimately, it doesn't matter if there are no major works or revelations, just a few good alternate tracks, because Anthology goes a long way toward capturing Lennon with all of his strengths and weaknesses. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Music Guide « less… more »

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  • At $1569 for this complete 5.1 system you get an amazing level of audiophile quality. The 4T towers are small in size, but huge in terms of output, imaging, soundstage and bass! Combine that with the 4C center that grounds the d... At $1569 for this complete 5.1 system you get an amazing level of audiophile quality. The 4T towers are small in size, but huge in terms of output, imaging, soundstage and bass! Combine that with the 4C center that grounds the dialogue right where it should be, the 4B bookshelf surround speakers for that enveloping effect and the 8D subwoofer to shake the walls. The 8D subwoofer comes with a remote, and EQ with LCD readout giving you the flexability to fine tune the bass to your liking. On top of all that, Aperion has some of the best customer service in the business, a 10 year warranty (10 on speakers, 3 on electronics) FREE shipping (Both ways if you need to return) plus any questions or concerns you have are answered by Aperion's Home Theater Guru's who are available to help you with any questions you have regarding speaker, or just home theater and technology in general. 30 day risk free in home trial makes it easy to listen to these speakers in your house, where the sound matters most. I can tell you that this is the most popular system sold at Aperion. We are also seeing that customers who purchase this system often upgrade the center channel to the larger 5C if space is not an issue.

  • Hands down the best film I've seen this year. A brilliant first feature film by video artist Steve McQueen about the story of IRA member Bobby Sands and the hunger strike he undertook while imprisoned in the early 1980s. Without p... Hands down the best film I've seen this year. A brilliant first feature film by video artist Steve McQueen about the story of IRA member Bobby Sands and the hunger strike he undertook while imprisoned in the early 1980s. Without posing moral judgement, the film highlights the subjectivity and power of conviction as well as its possible profundity and futility. This movie is scarce on dialogue but has one of the sharpest written 15 minute, single shot dialogue scenes I've ever had the pleasure of viewing.

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  • A movie that was overlooked by many but for me I loved it. A modern film noir with witty dialogue. I don't think any older generations would like this in the least; it appeals much more to younger generations. I think of it like a... A movie that was overlooked by many but for me I loved it. A modern film noir with witty dialogue. I don't think any older generations would like this in the least; it appeals much more to younger generations. I think of it like a mix of a film noir, with a dash of Lynch. Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays his part to perfection.

  • I'm a sucker for books like this. Feeding my love for discovering cultural artifacts that aren't quite in the norm of our contemporary entertainment, this book - and the accompanying blog - gives you plenty to explore. Filled with... I'm a sucker for books like this. Feeding my love for discovering cultural artifacts that aren't quite in the norm of our contemporary entertainment, this book - and the accompanying blog - gives you plenty to explore. Filled with rich illustrations and some select witty dialogue from guest writers, it makes a great coffee table book and conversational piece, and will keep you fascinated for weeks, searching out more on the albums and artists that they cover. I'm already waiting for a sequel.

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  • Inspired by Ferran Adria's controversial participation in Documenta 12, this seductive volume features lively dialogue between the most potent critics and creators of the art and gastronomic worlds.

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  • This is so cool! Play Time (1967) is French director Jacques Tati’s fourth major film, and generally considered to be his masterpiece work. Play Time is notable for its enormous set built especially for the film, as well as Tati’s... This is so cool! Play Time (1967) is French director Jacques Tati’s fourth major film, and generally considered to be his masterpiece work. Play Time is notable for its enormous set built especially for the film, as well as Tati’s trademark use of subtle, yet complex visual comedy supported by creative sound effects; dialogue is frequently reduced to the level of background noise.

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  • To quote the friend who lent me this book: "Give it 75 pages or so..." And I would completely agree. The story starts off slow and you really start to wonder where it could possibly go and why in heaven you would continue to read ... To quote the friend who lent me this book: "Give it 75 pages or so..." And I would completely agree. The story starts off slow and you really start to wonder where it could possibly go and why in heaven you would continue to read for 600 pages. Seriously, who can't tell a story in less than 600 pages? But then it turns and all of a sudden you're completely entranced. I don't remember when it happened but ther have been plenty late nights for me where I just want to keep going and not go to sleep. The olde Scottish dialogue is a bit tricky to follow at first but I put the book down feeling like I'm thinking in a brogue in my head. It's a must read and I can't wait to explore more of Gabaldon's books.

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  • Yo man, Don't worry, be happy. You didn't shoot the sheriff you only shot the deputy. Every little thing is going to be alright. (You will have to provide the rest of your song lyric dialogue yourself.)

  • My roommate use to watch this all the time. So, I can repeat the dialogue by memory. It's a good laugh if you're not expecting anything but pure silliness.

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  • This is one of my favorite TV shows. Its portrayal of the West isn't glamorized and is filled with grit, grim and vulgarity. Unfortunately, it ended way too soon. The third season's dialogue gets pretty complex at times seeming Sh... This is one of my favorite TV shows. Its portrayal of the West isn't glamorized and is filled with grit, grim and vulgarity. Unfortunately, it ended way too soon. The third season's dialogue gets pretty complex at times seeming Shakesperean. So pay close attention. I'm sure you'll fall in love with the shows villain Swerringer.

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