Why We Watched the Same Bad Movies Over and Over

Ben Kassoy

Ben Kassoy

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Ben Kassoy has written for the websites of Elle, GQ, Women’s Health, Teen Vogue, Glamour, Maxim, Details, and a host of others. He is also the Editor-in-chief of DoSomething.org and the coauthor of eight books.

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  • Matt B

    2 months

    Ah, so well put. It’s amazing how the “quality” of something can vary so dramatically. I think it’s the same reason why Hershey’s chocolate remains so popular. It tastes like cardboard, but to so many, that silver and brown packaging evokes another product that’s much more powerful than even the taste of chocolate or the script of a movie: childhood memories.

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    • Ben Kassoy

      2 months

      Matt! Thanks so much for your response — and for your patience on mine. Great point, well said, and apt example: Hershey’s chocolate for me is like the “3 Ninjas” of candy. I wonder how many other areas of life this applies to. Hmm…

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