Author: Miss Eva Vavoom

The Psycho-Seduction of Children

Adolescence: You take it for granted. It was manufactured! Before the 60s, teenagers didn’t exist. Youngsters were considered children until their late teens. Children and teens wore the same types of clothing as adults. Before the 60s, children were considered pests, or, at best, free labor. It was marketers who developed the art of consumer segmentation (markets), in order to place their client’s goods. I have scanned for you, a chapter from the book “The Hidden Persuaders” by Vance Packard, who seems to share the disdain of adults for children, or “moppets” and “kiddies” as they were referred to at the...

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On The Nose Chemistry And Other Mysteries

In my previous article, I had discussed the wonderful world of backyard scientists. Go see it if you haven’t. One of the more interesting areas of science for me is chemistry. The ability to understand and do basic chemistry for me figures into self-reliance and it is connected to two aspects of my life: making food and creating sensory entertainment. We live in a world of constant sensory attacks. In fact, my greatest fear is that an arch nemesis would lock me up in a “Bath & Body Works” for more than 30 minutes. Surely that would cause a...

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The Backyard Science Revolution

Everywhere across the world, people are revolutionizing the world of amateur science. And we’ve only started. TheBackyardScientist on Youtube is producing amazing and fun science starting his neighbors and bewildering his parents. He did it again this week by filling his (parent’s) pool with 25 million Orbeez balls raking up an 800$ clean-up bill. What I love most about the channel is the HD video and, best of all, the use of slow motion photography to show a multitude of scientific concepts in each video. Only 10 years ago it would have cost tens of thousands of dollars to...

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On Ryan Lotche and The Bitter End of Dolthood

As summers go, 2016 has been a rather shitty one and I am not just talking about the composition of Olympic water here. This is the first year after the official death of news. As the #Trumpocalypse nears, we take a break to look at a phenomenon rarely explored: The end of dolthood. Dolthood is a very special time in an American heterosexual white boy’s life. Not all young men go through this blissful phase, some boys simply become adults as soon as possible. Permadolescence is a state of mind while dolthood is an active lifestyle, a sport really....

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Surviving The Future in America

(Editor’s note: This article was written in 2015 and set for publication after our office #trumpocalypse meter hit 75%.) There is a huge industry of people who hold up the thin layer of ‘cream-of-the-crop’ that floats at the top of our society. In this series we look at modern economic and social classes with the most potential for growth in these trying times. In some ways, all of these industries serve the elite. A lot of these people are “nouveau riche” types who have benefited from the transfer of your ‘public’ wealth via various engineered schemes such as artificial...

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