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Friday Pix: Recommended Reading For The Weekend

Every Friday I point you towards some recommended reading around the blogosphere: 1. As always, Michael Lewis’ story in Vanity Fair about the...

Every Friday I point you towards some recommended reading around the blogosphere:

1. As always, Michael Lewis’ story in Vanity Fair about the California budget crisis is not only hugely informative but a heckuva good read.

2. In the event that you haven’t maxed out on Steve Jobs eulogies, here are some great, unsung stories about the man that you probably haven’t heard. (Hat tip: Communicatrix)

3. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to tell your kids that you and your spouse are separating, read this. Heartbreaking.

4. OK, so this video on how to lock your bike so that it won’t get stolen is both fascinating *and* useful. (Bonus? It’s brought to you by the quintessentially insane New Yorker. Love him!)

5. As someone who blogs about adulthood, I absolutely adored Hyperbole and a Half’s take on Why I’ll Never Be an Adult.

6. Clever blog of the week award goes to Feminist Ryan Gosling. Hilarious!

7. Finally, if you’ve ever helped a friend move out of an apartment, you’ll love the Oatmeal’s take on that memorable experience.

 

Have a great weekend, folks!

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  1. Cathy October 14, 2011 at 9:09 pm #

    California and Bust is a great article. Best point:

    “But when you look below the surface, he adds, the system is actually very good at giving Californians what they want. “What all the polls show,” says Paul, “is that people want services and not to pay for them. And that’s exactly what they have now got.” As much as they claimed to despise their government, the citizens of California shared its defining trait: a need for debt.”

    I live in California and in every single election there are items on the ballot for “things”. Of course we all want “things”! But, the big failure is that the public doesn’t seem to grasp that they (we all) must PAY for those things and then cry foul when taxes need to be increased or the education budget is getting slashed. Maybe it’s the same in every state. I don’t know.

    I had high hopes for Governor Schwarzenegger and it’s sad to see how the legislature, even the people undermined success that would ultimately benefit them.

  2. Delia Lloyd October 15, 2011 at 7:24 pm #

    Yeah, I think he nailed it, Cathy. So sad.

  3. GingerR October 19, 2011 at 11:59 pm #

    The California article was good. Michael Lewis tells a good story.

    I also liked another article in Vanity Fair where the writer points out how Alexander Hamilton, a framer of the constitution, considered good credit and the power to tax to maintain that credit to be an important national issue.

    Sometimes I wonder where my country went wrong that nobody seems to value community.

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