What an amazing conjunction of events! The cover story of a major magazine focuses on an actor who just happens to have a movie coming out this month. The prime guest on a talk show is an author who, by chance, has a new book about to hit the stores. Likewise for recording artists, corporate chieftains, rising politicians, et al. who mysteriously appear in "news" media at moments correlated with something they have to sell, including themselves. Hmmmmm ... maybe it's time to start reading more books — and not books with prominent paid product placements either.

(cf. MoreFunLessStuff (1 Oct 2002), SomethingToSell (14 Apr 2002), For Themselves (8 Jun 2003), ...)

TopicSociety - TopicEconomics - 2006-12-25

(correlates: OperatorHeadSpace, TwentyPercentLonger, WorthTheCost, ...)