Are you loving or hating the summer weather we’ve been having? I think I’m on the fence: I love the heat, hate the sweat. C’est la vie.
This past weekend I took my ma on the Silva, where a pirate party made the sail even more interesting and shopped for a few back to school clothes. (As if I get to say that again!)
Here’s my five interesting things for you this week:
1. Jerry Seinfeld has a new project: Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. The preview looks cute, although I think this is a rich man’s way of creating an opportunity to drive really cool cars. I’m not objecting, just observing. Premieres this Thursday.
2. Steve Jobs by Walter Issacson. I just finished reading this over the weekend, and as an Apple product lover since my 3G iPod (circa 2003) I found this biography to be utterly fascinating. We all know he was a rude guy from time to time, but more than that there are some amazing facts around the history of the tech industry through the 80′s and 90′s that are really interesting. Love him or hate him, it’s a fascinating read.
PS: this is a great website:
You’ll want to play with it for hours.
3.ETC: Employment Through Craigslist. Cute web show featuring two guys who desperately need find ways to pay the bills. My absolute favorite is Episode 6, where they end up in an advert for a male phone-in hotline.
4. Hipsters and the Higgs Boson. Thanks to my NYC-based friend Matt, I lol’d a lot at this clip of interviews with Williamsburg, Brooklyn hipsters (really authentic ones, too) on what the Higgs Boson is. Either you’ll laugh or continuously roll your eyeballs.
5. We may make money, but…. A new study out says that although the average American makes more than their parents, this is hardly exciting news – it’s not leading to more wealth creation or rises in socio-economic status. Read the article via the Washington Post.
While 84 percent of Americans earn more than their parents, about a third moved up between income classes during the past four decades, according to a new study from theEconomic Mobility Project at the nonpartisan Pew Charitable Trusts. Sixteen percent of all families surveyed dropped from the income levels of their parents, and blacks were more likely to be downwardly mobile than whites.