Posts Tagged: gimmickry

What Will Our Easily-Influenced Rubes Eat Next?

Will one of these items capture the particular combination of culinary gimmickry and inexplicable desirability that turns it into the next ludicrous obsession which even people whose friends refer to them as "foodies" without derision will stand on line through inclement weather for hours to procure simply so they can broadcast their consumption on Instagram or Twitter, thus somehow providing themselves with a temporary respite from the constant crushing concern that their lives lack any value or meaning? I dunno, probably.


"Playboy" To Bring 3-D Technology To Readers' Private Moments

Hugh Hefner got philosophic about the most recent boom of 3-D and customer demand for it, asking "What would people most like to see in 3-D?" You may not be surprised that his answer was: "Probably a naked lady." And lo, the June issue of Hefner's bible to manhood Playboy will be packaged with a pair of vision-warping glasses and a picture of "a very blurry" Hope Dworaczyk, who has been crowned Playmate Of The Year. Playboy editorial director Jimmy Jellinek is also hoping that with this up-close-and-personal glimpse at Dworaczyk's best assets, readers will take a moment to be reminded of magazines' place in the cultural firmament: