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Taken literally marketing is the practice of getting a product to market.

In the context of corn in the 1700s that would include:

  • Digging
  • Carts
  • Oxen
  • Yelling
  • Dealmaking
  • Growing things people want

Maybe they shouldn’t be?

When you don’t know you are drinking your friends.

Take a drink…

  • Whenever anyone uses ridiculous British slang (double if it’s Jim Broadbent)
  • Whenever you hear a section of the ‘We are bound to others’ speech
  • Whenever you hear a part of the Cloud Atlas Sextet being played
  • Whenever you see Old Georgie on screen
  • Whenever an actor appears in a role as a different race, gender or sexuality than their own
  • Whenever you see a reference to a different storyline
  • Whenever there’s a heavy handed message about slavery
  • Whenever you see a birthmark
  • Any time the voiceover gets philosophical
  • Any time you want to say “yaaaas” to Bae Doona

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There’s something interesting in the idea that we refer to “a train” as an independent entity, when it’s really a collective noun (a set of things formed into a line).

By extension: when you board a carriage, you’re not just riding the train, you’re in the line. You’ve become the train.

Dave Houlbrooke

You sold us out, Officer Duffy.

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