Tag Archives: Faking Sincerity

The Man Who Didn’t Fake It

All politics is affinity politics. The issues are always complicated and what to do about any of them is never clear, if anything can be done about this or that at all, and new issues arise after elections anyway, stuff … Continue reading

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Marginal Nastiness as Strategy

Abraham Lincoln said it best – “Quotes you find on the internet might not always be accurate.” He didn’t say that? Who knew? Life can be so disappointing, but then some quotes do float free of attribution – someone should … Continue reading

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Imitations of Authenticity

Back in the seventies it was playing in the pit band for a local production of that gloriously silly musical Bye-Bye Birdie – roughly, Elvis gets drafted and American teenage girls go all woozy and their parents don’t understand them, … Continue reading

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Faking Sincerity

People say things all the time, but how can you tell if they even believe what they’re saying? Of course out here in Hollywood that’s a meaningless question. The industry, as they call it out here, is built on the … Continue reading

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