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Raza Syed
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When Thorstein Veblen coined the term “conspicuous consumption” I don’t think he envisioned an Amazon Prime Air drone accidentally snatching your chihuahua when it mistakes it for a shipping container.

I remember reading somewhere a few years back that the proliferation of Botox among thirtysomething moms could lead to a generation of children with somewhat flattened emotional affects—since infants model their facial expressions after their parents' cues. I wonder if the possible proliferation of Google Glass–type wearable technology (HeadyCams?) will lead to a profusion of weirdly sinuous head turns à la Robert Patrick in Terminator 2.

Becoming invested in a new television series, particularly in the era of on-demand, DVR and iTunes marathons, is a bit like Stockholm Syndrome. After a little while, and for a little while, the universe of the show consumes the viewer.

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Heh. (Thanks, +Justin Hankins .)

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I could easily stare at this forever. (Thanks, +Noah Gray.)
What was that about hats again?
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Overheard: "Los Angeles is a city of eleven million people where everyone keeps running into the same fifty people."

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Nostalgic for Clinton-era joie de fucking? Hype Williams and Joe Eszterhas are here to help.

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I believe Brett Ratner's authorship of unnecessary coffee table books qualifies him to produce the Oscars—in much the same way that a raven is like a writing desk.
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Time index 0:53 is how I feel whenever James Franco opens his mouth.

Overheard: "If it weren't for Bravo I'd probably still want to live in New York City."
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