Oz the Great and Powerful: a reminder that Mickey Mouse Owns Your Childhood

Summary:  Today Locke Peterseim reviews the latest revisit to Oz, as Hollywood continues not so much reinvent stories for each generation as strip-mine our cultural reserves. Modern marketing tools make quality unnecessary. "The House of Mouse learned long ago that it’s far too risky to try and give the people what they want ... it’s much … Continue reading Oz the Great and Powerful: a reminder that Mickey Mouse Owns Your Childhood

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A look at the record hits, and what they tell us about ourselves

Summary:  Please share your experience with the FM website. What post(s) have you found most interesting, useful, or memorable. Also, here are the most popular posts -- this list tells us something about America..Here are the all-time biggest hits on the FM website since we started in November 2007 (success is a relative thing, these … Continue reading A look at the record hits, and what they tell us about ourselves

Very funny. But the joke is on us.

Summary:  More humor on the FM website, a funny circulating to American chuckles around the web.  It says something about us.  Something sad.   ______________________ The Wizard of Oz appeared on screen in 1939. Today, if Dorothy were to meet men with no brains, no hearts, and no balls, she wouldn't be in Oz. She would be in Congress! … Continue reading Very funny. But the joke is on us.