Gillette
Social Issues

Bookworm Beat 1/15/19 — the Gillette illustrated edition

Whether the Gillette toxic masculinity ad was marketing genius or a dangerously close market shave, it successfully triggered the internet’s meme machine. Nike targeted a woke, youthful demographic with its Kaepernick ad. Between the publicity and the fact that its demographic was willing to put money behind its newfound adulation [Read More]

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Donald Trump

The Border Wall: thoughts about Trump’s address and the Democrat rebuttals

On the border wall, a surprisingly uncharismatic Trump showed he loved America and Americans, while Democrats succeeded only in showing they despise Trump. Having had some time to think about Trump’s address, as well as the official and unofficial rebuttals, I have a few thoughts, none particularly deep or meaningful. [Read More]

Illustrated Edition
Politics

Bookworm Beat 11/5/2018 — the illustrated edition and open thread

This awesome illustrated edition is filled with wit and wisdom about elections, #Blexit and #WalkAway, immigration issues, the Second Amendment and more. Today is Guy Fawkes Day, when the English celebrate the survival of a really terrible king who never bathed and the brutal torture and execution of a crazed [Read More]