I am still doing ok in Mexico, although some people think it is slightly scary that I am counting down the days until my departure. Anyway last night I was able to sit back and relax. I am really happy I brought two books with me. I finished Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs (A Low Culture Manifesto) by Chuck Klosterman last night, and sometime tonight I am going to start Your Marketing Sucks by Mark Stevens.
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As I was reading Klosterman’s book it became really obvious why I like this book. Klosterman goes through some of his philosophies on life, the media and pop culture by referencing bands, music videos, TV, Movies, and pretty much anything else you can think of in pop culture. He had a whole chapter that dealt with the final season of Saved by the Bell where Kelly and Jessie were gone and a new character was inexplicably in their place. Then for the final episode Kelly and Jessie were back. He ties that in to his philosophy. No, I am not kidding.
The really frustrating part about this book is that I want to give my copy of the book to a whole bunch of people. I wanted to send my copy to Mr. Crunchy during many of the chapters. Then when sports (Lakers V. Celtics) was intertwined with chapters on music and the media, I wanted to send it to Justin, who I still haven’t met in the flesh. When I was lauging out loud I wanted to give my copy to Deezo. When talking about movies I want to give it to one of my old highschool friends who watches more movies than is normal. Finally I wanted to give it to one of my best friends who is out of touch with modern pop culture, but would be blown away by the references to the hipster classics.
So, anyway, I obviously can’t give the book to everyone, so I will recommend that you all go buy it. It was really entertaining, insightful and well worth reading.