From Round to Square (and back)

For The Emperor's Teacher, scroll down (↓) to "Topics." It's the management book that will rock the world (and break the vase, as you will see). Click or paste the following link for a recent profile of the project:

A new post appears every day at 12:05* (CDT). There's more, though. Take a look at the right-hand side of the page for over four years of material (2,000 posts and growing) from Seinfeld and country music to every single day of the Chinese lunar calendar...translated. Look here ↓ and explore a little. It will take you all the way down the page...from round to square (and back again).
*Occasionally I will leave a long post up for thirty-six hours, and post a shorter entry at noon the next day.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Theory Cartoons (1)—Culinary Contestation

Click here for the "Newsprint Nonpareil" Resource Center—(coming soon) 
Click here for the introduction to the Round and Square series "Theory Cartoons" (coming soon)
This is a "small" (小) post—click here for an explanation of Round and Square post lengths.
One year ago on Round and Square (22 March 2013)—China's Lunar Calendar 2013 03-22
Two years ago on Round and Square (22 March 2012)—Just Do It Over: Etch-a-Sketch
Three years ago on Round and Square (22 March 2011)—Endings: Introduction
[a] Sorta fast RF
You might have heard of Thorstein Veblen's concept of "conspicuous consumption." In a nutshell (we'll return to this theme over-and-over in the coming posts), Veblen argued that people do not just "consume." They often are quite "public" about their consuming

Well, today's Theory Cartoon takes it a wee step further. This is a kind of showing off...about how "tasteful and discerning"...a person can be. The put down is exquisite.

Click the link for the cartoon:
[b] Brioche RF

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