the meaning of life: part 3  

sassyangel2006 52F
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8/4/2006 9:30 pm

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8/5/2006 6:46 pm

the meaning of life: part 3

welcome to my world...the meaning of life series are blogs about things ...that mean something to me...they are my meaning of life. an important part in my life....i love books...the smell the texture the paper, the history of an old book.

there are many many books that have set off such a huge renosance in me...books that in some way touch or shape my thoughts...inexorably altered...

Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robins is one such book to so utterably change my way of thinking of things...a book that resides in my heart...

...but another that resides in my conciousness.. this one:

Jennifer Government - by Maxx Barry

Welcome to paradise! The world is run by American corporations (except for a few deluded holdouts like the French); taxes are illegal; employees take the last names of the companies they work for; the Police and the NRA are publicly-traded security firms; and the U.S. government only investigates crimes it can bill for.

Hack Nike is a Merchandising Officer who discovers an all-new way to sell sneakers. Buy Mitsui is a stockbroker with a death-wish. Billy NRA is finding out that life in a private army isn't all snappy uniforms and code names. And Jennifer Government, a legendary agent with a barcode tattoo, is the consumer watchdog from hell.

This book...could be the meaning of life...if we dont watch it! Corporate branding and sponsorship has the ability to shape things their own way...sort of like political pledges to Government in Election Year... sponsorship ...of any sort...extracts a price...sometimes...a very very high price for countries and people too poor to fight the influence of multi billion dollar turnover companies.


and out
a sassyangel in a very contemplative mood...

Peche85 31F

8/5/2006 5:32 pm

I think I might have to check those books out! Well. In the summer when I don't have mountains of books to read for class lol.

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