a leader like Jobs must drag all of his employees into his obsessive, driven...– being an asshole was an essential component to Jobs’ success
Shoplifting’s crucial historical moment occurred...
lazenby: Shoplifting’s crucial historical moment occurred in the mid-nineteenth century, with the advent of department stores, which were designed by their owners as great machines for the simultaneous circulation of goods, women and money. The Industrial Revolution and empires took care of producing the goods; the women moved around the store in a trance of consumer desire; and the end product...
As detailed in Chapter 6, Germany has crushed its employees’ wages and salaries...– nice trade fritz
Klusák o Mládkovi
Když mu (na stejném pódiu s Gottem) strčí prst do úst a cloumá Pešákem zaháknutý v koutku jeho dutiny ústní, je to tak překvapivé a na hranici nechutnosti, že tu nelze neuznat jisté extrémní postavení Banjo Bandu ve spektru české televizní zábavy.
We just wanted to try and build a new world.
Tweet from Aaron Bady (zunguzungu)
Also: “A few violent shoppers are going to discredit the entire shopping movement.” Wish I’d made that up. https://twitter.com/#!/zunguzungu/status/140867052972933120 Shared via Plume https://market.android.com/details?id=com.levelup.touiteur
I don’t need your How are you’s.
Decline is so much more decorous
This is what economic growth looks like. It is sudden, disruptive, often inconvenient. It messes with the status quo. New stuff gets built and not all of it looks like the Cloisters. All kinds of rough and hungry men flock to it; they sometimes misbehave. They spit on the ground, say unpleasant things about women, and generally fail to meet the behavioral standards of the Upper West...
skipping “straight from ignorance to revisionism.”
Twitter / @Jemima_Khan: I recall an old Saudi lady... →
I recall an old Saudi lady complaining that young boys in Jeddah would chase her car. She’d take her face covering off to scare them off.
The action was extremely weak (lots of stock footage is used) and the “dramatic”...– Sinai Commandos
The Puppet Motel
I log in every day. My stepfather beat me the first time I heard this song. I had to download it. He forbade me to download. It was worth the pain. He is dead now. wyrdrun před 1 měsícem
Twitter / @MatinaStevis: Bond vigilantes do... →
Bond vigilantes do Europe: “The voters live here, the money doesn’t.”
Words of a Euro Doomsayer Have New Resonance →
Bernard Connolly It took a while, but we finally were able to monetize Bernard’s views on Europe.
Brooks: The Technocratic Nightmare →
Thinking back on all the complacent conversations I used to have in Brussels, I was struck by a quotation I read this week in The Economist. A European central banker said he had always wondered how Europe’s leaders could have stumbled into World War I. “From the middle of a crisis,” he said recently, “you can see how easy it is to make mistakes.”
Niall Ferguson on 2021: The New Europe - WSJ.com →
Twitter / @EpicureanDeal: I was genetically... →
I was genetically designed to lose popularity contests. I wish I could say it doesn’t matter to me, but I really take perverse pride in it.
Twitter / @JonahNRO: When modern Japanese Super... →
When modern Japanese Super Committees fail, members openly weep and beg for forgiveness. In olden days, they disemboweled themselves.
middle children of history
God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables; slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don’t need. We’re the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War’s a spiritual war… our Great Depression is our lives....
Noonan confirms VAT hike after 'disappointing'... →
The documents - which contained details of the Government’s plans for a 2 percentage point hike in the top rate of VAT to 23 per cent and a flat rate €100 household levy - were inspected by a German parliamentary committee this week as Taoiseach Enda Kenny held talks with German chancellor Angela Merkel. (…) The manner of the document’s release led to scathing criticism of the ...
Twitter / @FakePewResearch: Things Picasso has... →
Things Picasso has been called: “greatest artist of the 20th Century” 41%; “father of cubism” 48%; “asshole” 0%.
Historians have found that Roman tourists kept Sparta afloat half a millennium...– Spengler
Teď jsem se na chvilinku divil,
že píšu zleva doprava, a nebyl jsem si jistý, jestli to správně není opačně.