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The New Soft Shoe


In an article from today’s paper
We receive all sorts of statistics
On smart phones
As I peruse the numbers
I wonder – Who’s smart?
Us?  Or our phones?
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Putney Swope


So, here we have a motion picture that all but defies categorization.  This piece of guerrilla warfare, directed by Robert Downey Sr. (not to be confused with that other Downey) takes aim at the role advertising plays in our media-obsessed culture.  Made almost 50 years ago, it is difficult to find a more telling assessment of how we, as a society, merchandise desire.
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