Thursday, September 06, 2012

Maynard G. Krebs creates his own soundscape

1961. Headphones, transistor radio. From the TV show Dobie Gillis. Maynard G. Krebs, the "beatnik," is played by Bob Denver (RIP).

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Brand identity

A hierarchy of tastes: the US, 1949

Long before Bourdieu published his essential book Distinctions, Life magazine, in 1949, published this chart, of High-Brow, Upper Middle-Brow, Lower Middle-Brow and Lowbrow tastes. I found it courtesy the blog of Kieran Healey.

Drinks: High = 'adequate little' red wine. Upper Middle = v. dry martini w/ lemon peel. Lower Middle = bourbon & ginger ale. Lower = beer.

And so on.

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