As if Gawker was not distraction enough, they had to go and write about this mesmerizing polar bear cub web cam and I have not gotten any work done since. You can watch Siku, a polar bear cub of the Scandinavian Wildlife Park in Denmark, live from 8-10am CST. In return for all this cuteness, please remember to close the fridge, recycle, and buy some low-energy light bulbs in order to help save the Siku’s of the world.
As if investment bankers needed any more bad press these days, Gawker recently posted about the unfortunate experiences of a woman who dated a married J.P. Morgan analyst, only to have him stalk her when the relationship ended.
I’m weirdly fascinated by this post from Gawker about Ned Nefer, a guy who is walking across New York state from Syracuse to Watertown with his wife, who happens to be a mannequin that Nefer built himself. Nefer seems super happy, so to each his own, right? He ain’t botherin’ nobody. You can follow the [...]
Here’s a solution for all you people who have no time, energy, or ability to cook your own food: printable food. Now you’ll have more time to make spreadsheets and change your email signature.
Eeeewww. Right? Oh, what? It’s art and that’s all that matters? Well, ok. We can dig that. Ben Wilson trawls the streets of inner-city London looking for stray bits of gum on which to create his colourful, intricate artwork. He’s been doing it for six years and has completed around 8,000 paintings. Let’s hope he scrubs his hands thoroughly when he’s finished.
How sweet! Gawker have just revealed that the creative, restless geniuses at Improv Everywhere were behind the recent prank in New York in which the sidewalk on Fifth Avenue was divided into separate lanes for ‘tourists’ and ‘New Yorkers’. Very clever. [photo via Gawker]
An anonymous author just posted an article on Gawker about the malaise of the publishing industry that struck rather close to home for me. The fall of print media in conjunction with the recent economic crisis has forced a lot of editors and writers to reassess their career options (many of my former colleagues have lost their jobs in recent months), but I remember coming to this point years ago when I got my first 1099. I was making barely enough to survive before taxes, but then when April rolled around, I suddenly found that even with all the deductions I could make, I still owed Uncle Sam almost $2,000. On top of that, I had no health insurance, and if I got laid off, I wouldn’t be eligible for unemployment since I was a freelancer.