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cheapglasses123.com
01-20-2012
06:02 AM ET (US)
Elvis Costello is credited for bringing sexy back to cheap eyeglasses in the 1980s for artsy-hipster men. Lisa Loeb did her share for making cat eye frames look hot on the girl-next-door but it was not until Tina Fey sat atop her perch every Saturday night that Americans started to notice how hot a woman can look in women eyeglasses!</p>
<p>So, what else turns on Americans about discount glasses? A recent study done by Essilor of America asked more than 3,000 men and women about their perception of cheap eyeglasses and eye wear.
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limont
08-17-2008
01:42 PM ET (US)
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12-08-2007
09:33 AM ET (US)
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Vilyamco
08-08-2007
01:01 PM ET (US)
Hello! great idea of color of this siyte!
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06-19-2007
04:34 PM ET (US)

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Juliana_ip
06-19-2007
04:34 PM ET (US)
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Gordon_dw
06-18-2007
08:19 AM ET (US)

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06-18-2007
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Buckster_pmq
06-18-2007
08:19 AM ET (US)
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06-11-2007
11:20 PM ET (US)

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06-11-2007
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06-11-2007
11:20 PM ET (US)
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BuckD_dc
02-19-2004
03:30 PM ET (US)
re>>And wouldn't it ultimately be better if the producers of pop culture were able to work with their consumers, rather than against them?

A friend was telling me yesterday about the novelist James Patterson, I think (I don't read fiction at all, so I'm pretty undependable about the facts on this) doing focus-group-style testing to discover what his readers wanted in a novel, & then giving it to them, all the way up the NYT best sellers list.

Hmm, uh. I can't help but think this would have to be a lousy way to write a book, and an awful life to live, shilling it. But maybe I'm just hung up on the specialness of the art object or something.

But I don't think making something can be a for-or-against proposition. The online taste tribes, or offline tribes for that matter, may be great at finding cool stuff. But predicting coolness? I have my doubts.

The practical and ethical untenability of predicting future cool is part of what Gibson is working in his latest book.
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