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mildly interesting

I mean to post this fifty-five days ago, but didn't until I was reminded of it by mattack's recent viewing of Garden State and the front page news at the New York Times Magazine that there are weblogs (!) and people are using them (!) to cover politics(!) [nyt]

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There is a Garden State blog written by Zach Braff [g.s.] that's an NPR sponsor. I think that the use of weblogs into the suite of promotional packaging is kind of interesting (and it's showing up in politics as well as entertainment). I imagine that they're meant to convey a more direct an authentic connection, but wonder how often they succeed. At what level of celebrity is it still believable? It does seem like an appropriate strategy given the film's content and intended audience ...

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Looking at the site again, it looks like it's been successful. There is now a Garden State meetup [#] as well as links to the weblog's livejournal feed, xanga webring, and other community-building tools.

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I liked the movie when I saw it a long time ago [-106d (my equation should've included photographer)], but I sort of think that the trailers are more satisfying. [apple].

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Have you read the blog? I checked it out in weeks past and found it to be very real feeling like it seemed that Zach Braff might actually be writing his own material *laughs*. Fun to read, but I was amazed at how many comments every single posting gets. Well, he is a hottie afterall.
I've read a few posts and agree that it is probably Zach Braff. I guess that's part of what I think is meta-interesting about this.

It's believable that someone like Braff is writing things in a promotional weblog, but wonder about the belief cutoff. I guess the candidates don't write in their own weblogs (or mass e-mails) very often; so maybe it's actually them.

It's all part of the Disney Worldification of modern life. It's often hard to believe that things are authentic.
Thanks for the link. I think that gave me my Garden State fix.

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maybe you should make your third viewing coincide with the 01 October meetup.