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The End of Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs and The End of The World

Published December 31, 2011 by jrm17

So, I’ll preface with the promise that this will be the last post I do in relation to Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs since I finished it yesterday (Okay, last one until I get his other books and start making connections).  The very last chapter of the book is entitled “How To Disappear Completely and Never Be Found.”  In reading this section, I found someone who is a screwed up as I am in their relationship with God. Read the rest of this entry →

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The Reality Show Paradigm

Published December 30, 2011 by jrm17

Sounds like the title of a Big Bang Theory episode, right?  Well, really it’s an idea I got from reading Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs (seriously, this book has me jaw dropped and in awe.  I love it).  He spent a chapter discussing the social effects of The Real World.  At one point, Klosterman had this ingenious piece of literary commentary where he said something about the paradox that is reality television. Read the rest of this entry →

Is She or Isn’t She? Well, She May Be A Phony But She’s A Real Phony.

Published December 29, 2011 by jrm17

In my endless pursuit to capture the essence of all things OC (okay, it’s very Durkheimian with the whole it leaves me feeling a little anomic because there is not constraint with this), I picked up a copy of Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs by Chuck Klosterman because he is one of Cohen’s favorite authors.  I’m not very far in (I had to finish my Truman Capote novellas first) but it’s a total eye opener…and I don’t know how I feel about it. Read the rest of this entry →

Let’s Play Trivia Time!

Published December 28, 2011 by jrm17

The other night I was watching that new game show that Ben Bailey from Cash Cab hosts: Who’s Still Standing?  One of the contestants gave his occupation and my jaw dropped.  It was the coolest job I have ever heard of and officially my new dream job.  He was co-owner of a trivia company. Read the rest of this entry →

Hepburn versus Capote: The Great Debate Between Creative Outlets

Published December 27, 2011 by jrm17

One of the great debates is should you read the book or see the movie (or television adaptation) first.  For the most part, I side with those who believe in reading first because usually the book was created first.  It is the original creation of the story and how it should occur.  Recently, I figured out one of the reasons why I stand by my argument (Other than you should read how it was originally intended to be). Read the rest of this entry →

The Two Most Important Kits In Your Life

Published December 26, 2011 by jrm17

If you are a huge OC fanatic like me, you might already have both kits because they kind of overlap.  If not, you need to get your butt to Wal-Mart and stock up or else your life will never be fully complete (and death–either real or of your soul–is imminent). Read the rest of this entry →