Author Archives: Jacob Bolton

About Jacob Bolton

Yet another bloody writer. Been around, back in the North-west. 22.

Toothpaste and Politics

Let’s pull this apart and take a look at some of the murky marketing undercurrents at play here. It turns out you can learn a lot from looking at how toothpaste sells itself.

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Toothpaste and Politics

Let’s pull this apart and take a look at some of the murky marketing undercurrents at play here. It turns out you can learn a lot from looking at how toothpaste sells itself.

EFTTC Radio: ‘Kanye West And Solipsism’

For the first instalment of ‘EFTTC Radio’ Jacob Bolton and Will Burn talk Kanye, his Glastonbury performance, and how his unabashed solipsism qualifies him as a crystallisation of our times.

EFTTC Radio: ‘Kanye West And Solipsism’

For the first instalment of ‘EFTTC Radio’ Jacob Bolton and Will Burn talk Kanye, his Glastonbury performance, and how his unabashed solipsism qualifies him as a crystallisation of our times.

Almost Trashed #1 – Carhartt: Work In Progress?

So just why the gratuitous dining-out-upon of their workwear heritage, especially in light of the fact that the price of these clothes make them kind of a bad idea to work in?

Almost Trashed #1 – Carhartt: Work In Progress?

So just why the gratuitous dining-out-upon of their workwear heritage, especially in light of the fact that the price of these clothes make them kind of a bad idea to work in?

Out of the Desert and Onto the Screen: Facebook and The Hyperreal

“The need to speak, even if one has nothing to say, becomes more pressing when one has nothing to say, just as the will to live becomes more urgent when life has lost its meaning.” —from The Ecstasy of Communication

Out of the Desert and Onto the Screen: Facebook and The Hyperreal

“The need to speak, even if one has nothing to say, becomes more pressing when one has nothing to say, just as the will to live becomes more urgent when life has lost its meaning.” —from The Ecstasy of Communication

‘Man is Something To Overcome’: Interstellar and Nietzsche (#3/3)

‘Bout bloody time we wrapped this up. A couple weeks ago, in Part One , we talked about Nolan’s penchant for weaving Nietzsche into the tapestry of his films. We looked at The Dark Knight (a bit, sort of) and how some

‘Man is Something To Overcome’: Interstellar and Nietzsche (#3/3)

‘Bout bloody time we wrapped this up. A couple weeks ago, in Part One , we talked about Nolan’s penchant for weaving Nietzsche into the tapestry of his films. We looked at The Dark Knight (a bit, sort of) and how some

‘Man is Something to Overcome’: Interstellar and Nietzsche (#2/3)

So last time we left on a bit of a cliffhanger concerning a certain pickle that we’ve found ourselves in as a species (If you didn’t read Part One this won’t make much sense, so go back and read it

‘Man is Something to Overcome’: Interstellar and Nietzsche (#2/3)

So last time we left on a bit of a cliffhanger concerning a certain pickle that we’ve found ourselves in as a species (If you didn’t read Part One this won’t make much sense, so go back and read it

Man Is Something To Overcome: Interstellar and Nietzsche (#1/3)

Whilst watching Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, it struck me that behind all the out-of-this-world visuals (no pun intended) and somewhat corny over-sentimental dialogue, there was a whooole lotta Nietzsche going on, and that this film would provide a pretty solid gateway into

Man Is Something To Overcome: Interstellar and Nietzsche (#1/3)

Whilst watching Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, it struck me that behind all the out-of-this-world visuals (no pun intended) and somewhat corny over-sentimental dialogue, there was a whooole lotta Nietzsche going on, and that this film would provide a pretty solid gateway into