Hey Kids, it’s Howdy Doody time. See you in your dreams.
… for a 1950s-era Chevy Apache beside the main drag of Tucumcari, New Mexico.
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. “…ternarity became the ideology of feudal society; the division into groups was “not on the basis of actions performed, roles played, offices assumed, or services […]
Since I left college in the ‘60s, my “thankful” list has shrunk. The “not thankful” list is on its second ream of paper. Ah, Thanksgiving. The time to be thankful, as tradition […]
There are ways of resisting McDonaldization. They require some effort, and not all will be doable at once. But resistance is vital if we hope to reclaim the humanity of our human […]
Part 5 of a series… “The bureaucracy is a dehumanizing place in which to work and by which to be serviced. The main reason we think of McDonaldization as irrational, and ultimately unreasonable, […]
Part 4 of a series… The enormous success and wealth McDonald’s achieved through its methodology has produced a mantra embraced by disciples of its core principles, who now apply them to any […]
The payola scandal destroyed Alan Freed, but Dick Clark put his boyish good looks and vanilla style to good use in saving himself. “Rock and roll might best be summed up as […]
Part 3 of a series… Ray Kroc’s vision for American dining was a success is laughable understatement. His unparalleled success has made McDonald’s the envy of all budding restaurant tycoons and become […]
Donald Trump isn’t an anomaly. He isn’t an outlier. He isn’t a blip on the radar of history. He’s the very embodiment of the black, ignorant American soul. [Apologies in advance. These […]