The books you buy this month were written over a year ago. The movies that are hot this season have been in development for several years. Music written, fashion designed, magazine articles planned out and executed months ago. Fads and trends are pre-determined for us. Next year's hot new diet is already being prepped for marketing. You never know. When you think you're discovering something on your own, when you think you're THINKING on your own, are you really? Or did someone decide last year that this was the year you were going to take up an interest in poker, ponchos, Howard Hughes, John Varvatos, the Founding Fathers, back to briefs not boxers, and code-breaker thrillers?