There come's a time in everyone's lives where you just don't want to do something. Sure there is laundry, grocery shopping, and putting together Ikea furniture. But there's also the really complicated stuff like breakups.
Well finally you don't have to. So just when OkCupid isn't cutting it and you're ready to move, IDUMP4U.com will dump with your significant other. So for a very affordable $10 you can dump anyone, for $25 get out of that tricky engagement, and $50 start ride to divorce court. I know that really doesn't seem like much considering the breadth and depth of the action. Although IDUMP4U's website is tragically outdate they still boast task completion, along with capturing it as a recording. Sure we may have thought Carrie Bradshaw's Post-it note breakup from Sex In The City was bad, now you can have your very own Jerry Springer/Maury Povich YouTube moment on the internet. It is only too bad they don't Skype or Facetime you.
Love hurts that is for sure, which is why the Chinese are so easily grasping the idea of the outsourcing break-ups via consultants. Twitter has also embraced breakups with the Breakup Club and Breakups Tweets/Texts, and with this there are a gazillion other websites and blogs devoted to breaking-up tutorials and then recovery tactics. So if you received The Breakup Bear a 12inch stuffed bear with a t-shirt and a dissolution note from your lover, you may want to consider hiring the Death Bear to remove it. The Death Bear is a seven-foot bear who when texted, schedules a 4 hour-window of time to remove any painful reminders of your past relationship. The idea both brilliant and simple is to to provide you with a clean slate. It is only too bad the bear can't repair your heart and brain. Wash away all the painful memories with amnesia-like memory medicine, prescribe a cure for crying, and foremost take away the pain.
100 Objects of Popular and Material Culture is an blog exploring the manifestations of human consumption and commodity-ization. The purpose of this experiment is to explore material and popular culture in contemporary society by using objects and concepts to prompt wider questions and reflections. So by emulating The British Museum's and Neil MacGregor's format of A History of the World in 100 Objects I plan to satirically analyze and reinterpreted 100 material culture objects over the course of 2014. Material Culture is the study of our culture's consumption of stuff; namely the manifestation of culture through material productions where people's perceptions of objects is socially and culturally dependent. With this, objects reflect conscious and unconscious beliefs on the the individuals who fabricated, purchased, or used them, and by extension the society where they live. So examining materiality, cultural truths and societal assumptions may be discovered. As anthropologist Arjun Appaduai states "in any society the individual is often caught between the cultural structure of commodity-ization and his own personal attempts to bring a value and order to the universe of things." Objects and commodities make up a much larger symbolic system consisting of want and need, socio-economic status, fashion, etc. Often times form follows function whether the commodity, market, and or consumer forever evolve around one-another. Philosopher Pierre Bourdieu's theories of capital flow full circle; where regardless if you are a minimalist or a hoarder the world is made up of things and everyone will leave their footprint on the earth. So by humorously analyzing marketed objects and concepts, hopefully this blog will provide further incite into ideas of over-consumption, a disposable society, consumerism vs. anti-consumers, planned obsolescence vs. sustainability, as well as the greater good of mankind and future generations.