Posts by Carles
Jeff Bezos’s Drone War: Analyzing Amazon’s Airborne Disruption Plan
The unveiling of Amazon’s drone delivery program on 60 Minutes was one of the greatest prime-time advertorials of all time. Since we no longer have the attention span to sit through a 30-second commercial, the best way for companies to reach consumers is to mask their advertising as premium, shareable content. Amazon founder, CEO, and […]
The Google Syndrome: 15 Years Later, What Exactly Is the Company Doing?
One of the most misleading parts of our existence is the commonly accepted idea that we live in the Information Age. We allegedly have information that we can trust at our fingertips, powered by the world’s most used and usable search engine, Google. No longer do we have to “waste time” traveling to public libraries, […]
No New Friends: Derrick Rose Has Returned to Destroy the NBA’s BFF Culture
The past two NBA seasons haven’t felt right without Derrick Rose having his say. When the league’s youngest-ever MVP went down in the Bulls’ first game of their first-round series in the 2012 playoffs, the NBA immediately became an incomplete product. He was the bright future of the league, destined for, at the very least, […]
The Spurs Stay the Spurs: Why San Antonio Will Be Back in the NBA Finals
In the modern era, the Spurs have never had to prepare for a season after a potentially franchise-defining loss. After watching the team choke away the last two games of the NBA Finals, I thought my interest in the NBA would never be the same. I had wholeheartedly attached myself to the Spurs as the […]
The Modern Male Crisis of Esquire Network
The purpose of a television network is to curate a cohesive grouping of shows that appeal to a specific target market and to profit from said market. A network identifies a set of common interests within a demographic and attempts to retain audience loyalty with a unified offering of content. Theoretically, television networks are built […]
What Does Captain Phillips Mean for the Tom Hanks Brand?
When you think of an Alabama-born idiot savant astronaut slowly dying of AIDS with a volleyball best friend named Wilson, who comes to mind? Over the last two decades, Tom Hanks has turned nearly every role into a “career-defining performance.” His sheer involvement in a project reorients the film. It’s not a movie with a […]
Rot Your Brain
Candy Crush and the addictive properties of casual gaming.
The Overthought Here Comes Honey Boo Boo Recap: Redefining Television's Golden Age
The Season 2 finale of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo was some of the greatest television ever created. The entire season built up to the commitment ceremony between June and Sugar Bear, and the highly anticipated episode didn’t disappoint. While many people only watch the show to mock a family of proud backcountry rednecks, even […]
The Overthought Here Comes Honey Boo Boo Recap: It's Time to Get Off the Toilet
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo has become more than just a reality television show. It has become an important slice of modern American culture. Within each episode, there are many complex themes and hidden Easter eggs. This recap is intended to decipher the subtext of the show utilizing the critical vessel of the recap. In this […]
The Overthought Here Comes Honey Boo Boo Recap: June's Big Night
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo has become more than just a reality television show. It has become an important slice of modern American culture. Within each episode, there are many complex themes and hidden Easter eggs. This recap is intended to decipher the subtext of the show utilizing the critical vessel of the recap. Next week […]