Looks like Hollywood and the media might have effed things up a bit, just as ‘serious’ environmentalists had feared they would according to a new report.
When ‘going green’ became the cause of the moment, the true greenies worried that ‘green’ was in danger of becoming a fad. As a fad, important environmental messages would be classified as, gasp, pop culture.
There are signs that the environmentalists were on to something.
The New York Times reports that the advertising industry is pulling back from green-themed marketing, having “grasped the public’s growing skepticism over ads with environmental messages”.
Additionally, ‘green’ themed magazine issues are not selling well at the newsstands.
For example, Time’s Earth Day issue was the newsweekly’s third-lowest-selling issue of 2008 so far at 72,000 copies sold. A typical issue of Time sells about 93,000 copies.
The ‘fad’ must have done some good, though?
Are y’all at least a little more Earth friendly?” —
I’ve been wondering this for a while, whether being Green is just going to go the way of counting calories, Atkins diets and feathered bangs. Seems possible.
While I agree with the idea of the movement, I don’t agree with the commercialism that has spawned out of it. But, that’s the American way.
This is the thing, I really want to see TDK. I do. But a big movie means big crowds, which means BIG morons. Especially in this fucking heat. Heat makes morons even more moronic. And I have a fat mouth, so sometimes the word “cunt” just seems to creep out when I’m really annoyed. Before I know it, I’d have ten frat boys on my ass ( and not in a hot way). I don’t need to spend the rest of my weekend in a hospital bed or jail cell. Nu uh.
I think I’ll go see “Mamma Mia” instead. I hear it’s fucking torture, but I’ll bring Jack and ask the concession bitch to only fill my Coke halfway. You know, for my medicine.” —Michael K from DListed
Knox Leon Jolie-Pitt
Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt
Knox: Brad’s grandfather’s middle name was Knox
Leon: Angelina’s Great-Grandfather, French immigrant, first of the family to the US
Marcheline: Angelina’s recently departed Mother (i.e. “Live Marcheline”)
I have a cousin named Levi, so I’ve never considered this as a potential name beyond that. However, it’s invariably better than all of the —den names that are so popular now.
At the very least he didn’t follow his brother’s example of “Miller Lyte”. Bravo.
Honestly, I kind of like it. Once I got past the ice cream connotations that is.
Perhaps this child won’t get swept from under her and into the waiting arms of Scientology and Kate(ie) Holmes.