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How to Succeed in Silicon Valley Without Really Trying by Noam Scheiber

Tech investors gave Seth Bannon millions of dollars, even though they knew almost nothing about him

The Stress of Art Handling

Rolling up and removing Picasso’s “Le Tricorne” from the Four Seasons restaurant inside the Seagram building, where it had been left untouched for 40 years.

Conspiracy Theory Rock

Apparently this animated piece of funny by Robert Smigel was banned from Saturday Night Live after just one airing.

via, openculture

The Cigarette Century

James Bosnack’s invention of the cigarette-rolling machine in 1880 helped propel the early 20th century economy forward, making the mass-production of cigarettes a “Potent Symbol of Velocity for the New Modern Age.” 

via, laughingsquid

How To Break Into Heavy Metal (Without Getting Screwed)

“I only liked to pick up prostitutes who talked to me through the passenger window.”

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Jim Norton shares a lifetime of sex solicitation and makes a case for legalized prostitution. Protecting the women is key, and “pimps should be thrown down an elevator shaft.” He doesn’t mention tax dollars though, which is interesting since new streams of money and opportunity usually open up the eyes of even the most disagreeable people.

Mr. Whitefolks

“Caucasian in the Game”

Excerpted from Pimps Up, Ho’s Down
 

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Slaves of Happiness Island by Molly Crabapple

Abu Dhabi and the dark side of high art

illustration by Molly Crabapple

Like Raisins in Your Cookies

John Oliver goes in on Native Advertising.

Lunchtime Laughter

Tom Haverford’s Ridiculous Business Ideas

Creative Computer Skills Equate to Cake

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The highs and lows of salaries in designworld USA

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At Patagonia, the Bottom Line Includes the Earth by Diane Cardwell

The company, which sells outdoor apparel and gear, has an unusual commitment to advancing sustainability, sometimes at the expense of its profit.

photo by stokeharvester

“A ManServant keeps his penis in his pants and out of the lady’s face.”

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What a Start-Up…

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Business As Usual

A basic look at the day-to-day operations of a modern day Colombian drug cartel

How Baseball Brought Drip Coffee Makers into American Homes

It was Joltin’ Joe Dimaggio who put Mr. Coffee on the map.

via, doobybrain

This Could Open Up a Whole New Dangerous World

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Reebok Bacon is “uncured and contains no nitrates, preservatives, MSG, or sweeteners.” Next up, Nike Trail Mix… then followed by adidas wurst. Total Engineering for a Better You. The future is full of branded opportunities.

This Has to be the Worst Job in the World

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A sewer cleaner in India makes $5 per day and has an 80% chance of dying before the age of 60.

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A Tiny Club’s Uneasy Rise by Raphael Minder

Eibar, a small soccer team with a 5,250 seat stadium is entering Spain’s top division, La Liga. And it’s been a pain in the ass.

Photograph by Markel Redondo for The New York Times

Legendary Lady

Paula Scher — A Woman of Identities

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