Archive for the ‘Boom-Bubble Phenomenon’ Category
Don’t blame the people at General Mills – these marketing types are near brilliant, and they know exactly what they are doing. An article in Advertising Age showcases the effort on the part of the cereal maker to appeal to the American adult juvenile set. The percentage of Lucky Charms consumers who are adults has [...]
There is a funny article in MedPage Today: “Kids Today Are Really Different.” The thesis of the article is essentially a psychobabble way of saying that a lot of folks just don’t grow up anymore. As usual, the solution offered is more government programs (on a global level) and more quasi-governmental academic experts to fix human [...]
The Brit press loves to make fun of stupid Americans wearing stupid shoes. Here they go again on Crocs. The new shoe design? Still hideously childish.
Conan tweets on cupcakes. See my cupcake archive.
Sprinkles, a chain that sells gourmet cupcakes for the perpetually adolescent crowd, is coming out with the 24-hour diabetes cupcake vending machine. I wonder if the company will soon be a sponsor of the ADA? The gentleman in the video below, a boom-bubble cupcake entrepreneur, calls the cupcake a vehicle for instant gratification. No kidding! Look [...]
What a wonderful Groupon-type thingy for the adolescent Mickey D’s adherents who can’t give up their child food – even when they have their cupcakes. Introducing the hamburger cupcake (macaron?). This is the sort of thing I used to make with Play-Doh as a kid. But now, in the age of never growing up, it’s [...]
Here is an article in the Washington Post, believe it or not, describing America’s infatuation with the cupcake: “The Psychology of Cupcakes.” “Cupcake culture has been iconic in the U.S. for 100 years,” says Steve Abrams, co-owner of New York’s Magnolia Bakery. American recipes for cake baked in small cups and the term “cup cake” [...]
The children adults of the boom era may be financially insolvent, morally bankrupt, and voluntary slaves serving their bankster masters, but … they do have fun with their food. I have come across yet another way for grown-ups to stayed amused by playing with their food … only in cones. You can’t sit in a [...]
This is a delightful and hilarious rundown of some irritating food trends from Chris Schott. Number 2 gets a huge nod from me. 2. Cupcakes Need I even explain this one? Dainty shops specializing in the miniature frosted desserts now seem more common than the corner Chinese-chicken-pizza-subs carry-outs that have dominated D.C. for decades. In [...]
Folks may know how I like to pick on the cupcake craze because I see it as just one of many boom-bust absurdities that were born during the years of excess spawned by government monetary policy that encouraged and triggered credit addiction and high time preferences. During the boom years, we saw the rise of [...]