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#retro #truck #sf

#retro #truck #sf

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#retro #truck #sf

#retro #truck #sf

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#city livin’ #k9

#city livin’ #k9

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A rare capture of the Domestic Dachshund in it’s natural habitat.  #undercover #dachshund #silly #cute #dog

A rare capture of the Domestic Dachshund in it’s natural habitat. #undercover #dachshund #silly #cute #dog

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Flea market preciousness. #vintage #retro #oakland #radio #horse #wood #rustic

Flea market preciousness. #vintage #retro #oakland #radio #horse #wood #rustic

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The only part of vacuuming that doesn’t suck…

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Q: how many italians can fit into one #selfie? A: Not many, due to #hair.

Q: how many italians can fit into one #selfie? A: Not many, due to #hair.

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Dad’s Terranova peppers, sharp cheddar jack atop California free range eggs, and some Kona hawaiian Joe.  (at Bernal Heights San Francisco)

Dad’s Terranova peppers, sharp cheddar jack atop California free range eggs, and some Kona hawaiian Joe. (at Bernal Heights San Francisco)

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Terranova-Skinner #family #pepper #recipe

Terranova-Skinner #family #pepper #recipe

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My response:

Well stated. Essentially these are being promoted as a high ‘fashion & style’ accessory. The endorsed NBA shoe is a good analogy. Wearing Air Jordans is more exciting than a no-name shoe that may actually help your jump shot. But shoes alone offer extensive value in addition to modifying your image (e.g., comfort, protection, longevity), let alone being a mandatory part of our wardrobe. Beats attempts to leverage style in the same way, but offers little else, and does not excel in the one thing it’s supposed to. Now with 64% of the market cornered, will the $$ go back into the quality of the product? Or does the price increase for that?


I’m a big fan of Dre, as an artist and a business man. I just question whether this product meets his prior standard of quality, and how it’s perceived in a consumer electronics landscape where the bar is set high to meet customer satisfaction. The Spotify and the Apples of the world offer undeniably high return for their cost. (Spotify puts 70% of it’s profits back into obtaining music rights = both casual and paid subscribers reap the benefits of an ever-expanding music library; Apple beautifies their packaging down to the wire and spends grandly on advertising too, but as we know, their uncompromised quality is what sets them apart.)


That said, I don’t think Beats is going anywhere. It’s a shark in a tank with no other sharks. I just wonder, with the growing awareness of consumers, if they can sustain. My guess? This will turn into a lifestyle brand instead of a go-to line for music accessories.

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is for #rigatoni

is for #rigatoni

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movieposteroftheday:

1964 Japanese poster for A HARD DAY’S NIGHT (Richard Lester, UK, 1964) [see also]
Designer: unknown
Poster source: Heritage Auctions

movieposteroftheday:

1964 Japanese poster for A HARD DAY’S NIGHT (Richard Lester, UK, 1964) [see also]

Designer: unknown

Poster source: Heritage Auctions

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Where gas stations dedicate an entire aisle to #beef #jerky #WestByGodVirginia

Where gas stations dedicate an entire aisle to #beef #jerky #WestByGodVirginia

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Portlandia - Taul & Gehrig & Birdman

The one and only ampersand t-shirt dedicated to Taul & Gehrig & Teener & Bitterman & Charlie & Peter & Birdman & EhCharge. Language is fun. Portlandia Blackout episode, Birdman sketch.

TM & © 2014 Broadway Video Entertainment, Inc.

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Fred Armisen gets nominated for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by Stu and Donald (aka Rob and Eric)