Embracing the Icon

Wanting to join the cult of personality is one thing.  Having the capacity for it is quite another.  There are very few who are born with the uncanny ability to understand the power of image, and carry the strength and intelligence to play their own image to its full potential.  It is certainly true that luck plays a large part of it, and perhaps is the most essential part of it.  Being at the right place and at the right time is not something that anyone can plan for, but it is something that young talents have to hope for.  In the meantime, there are ways of giving power to one’s own image.

Being able to manipulate one’s image with any level of savvy can be quite expensive.  When it comes to wanting to be discovered, in terms of money, … Read the rest

Dylans Motorcycle

There is a kind of studied coolness that every generation seems to cultivate. That perfect measure of aloofness with genuine concern for the troubles of the world is one that is somehow enormously off-putting to the boring people in the world, and absolutely mesmerizing to the culture of the super-hip. One of the most prominent qualities of the super-hip, of course, is that hipness itself is a creation and a fiction, and is of relatively no importance in the big scheme of things. Irony is the real master, but too much irony can throw one out of the ring entirely.

It’s probably impossible to know for sure whether or not Bob Dylan was the one who created the codes, or was the perfect chameleon , mastering codes that were already in place before he hit the scene. What is knowable … Read the rest

How to Pick a Winner on a Horse Race Like The Cheltenham Gold Cup

If you like to bet, you probably follow a lot of different sports, although the most common one for betting is the horse races. In a few days, one of the biggest races is coming to England and everyone is geared up and already taking bets. There are even companies that are offering one free bet when you use their services to make a bet of a certain amount or more. The amount change between the companies, but it goes to show that they are taking this very seriously and it looks like everyone wants a piece of the action. It normally isn’t very hard to pick the winner out for the Cheltenham Gold Cup, but this time might be a little bit different as the two leading horses have each won the race before and seem to be racing … Read the rest