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Posted by Rob Walker on April 27, 2009
Posted Under: Non-Daily Linkpile
  • Stereotypes and exceptions: “When people don’t fit our preconceived notions, we tend to ignore the contradictions, until they are too dramatic to overlook. In those cases, said John F. Dovidio, a psychology professor at Yale, we focus on the contradiction — Ms. Boyle’s voice, for example. While that makes us see her as more of an individual, we also ‘find a way to make the world make sense again, even if the way we do it is to say, ‘This is an exceptional situation.’ It’s easier for me to keep the same categories in my mind and come up with an explanation for the things that are discrepant.’”
  • Winterhouse Awards for Design Writing & Criticism: Deadline is June 1. $10k top prize; $1k top prize for students.
  • Aaaar-ticle of the day: “These are confusing times for pirate enthusiasts.”
  • TV aims to embrace the recession: “A candidate for the ABC schedule is ‘Canned,’ about a group of friends who all get laid off the same day. ‘Little Piggy,’ another comedy in development for ABC, is about a husband who becomes financially ruined and returns to the home in which he grew up.” Via Recessionwire.
Further diversion may be found at MKTG Tumblr, and the Consumed Facebook page.

Reader Comments

Written By Dr. Horowitz on April 27th, 2009 @ 1:13 pm

When does DIY stop and consumption begin? Is there a DIY spectrum?

Written By Dr. Horowitz on April 27th, 2009 @ 1:41 pm

So, wait a minute. You’re introducing a new topic in the comments, and then following up with another comment linking to your blog?


Written By Rob Walker on April 27th, 2009 @ 1:45 pm

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