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What difference, one might ask, is there between a turnip crisp and a potato crisp in terms of its "junkiness" or otherwise?
"This slam-bang B-movie pastiche is wildly uneven as it doggedly strives (sometimes with obvious strain) to sustain a freewheeling, anything-goes air of exuberant junkiness," writes Joe Leydon.
Every once in a while there will be a fad for something-like the present yuppie cupcake business- trading on some sort of mix of nostalgia and camp, but for the most part, there's that unfortunate association with junkiness.
"Maybe the reason for the junkiness of so much of what pretends to entertain us is that we have accepted - indeed, we have helped to articulate - such a narrow, debased concept of entertainment," proposes
Lots of smart moviegoers head out on a Saturday night to see a flick they know to be junk, yet precisely to revel in its junkiness, or to ogle its star, or just to get loudly distracted.
Looking at my family’s old farm trucks and we’ve got a collection of rotting, rusting trucks dating from the 1950s on; I did not post pictures of our trucks because my grandma would kill me for exposing our farm junkiness to the world, I kept thinking, “We used to haul cattle with that?” or “That was considered sufficiently masculine at one point?”
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