You have to buy a ton of holiday gifts for your friends and family but you don’t want to spend a lot of money because of the macro economic environment (which has probably only effected you on paper but still makes you feel the need to modify your spending habits). Buy them at BustedTees. Seriously. Go there now and buy some shirts. Use the coupon code JOSHBLOG for 10% off your order.
But you can find great deals on it on CYBER MONDAY!!!
An interesting op-ed I just read about the transition of books into cyberspace, found on Ted Roden’s page on his new website Enjoysthin.gs. I realized as I prepared this tumblr post that the op-ed was written by James Gleick, one of the founders of the first real ISP (not AOL/Prodigy/Compuserve) that my family in the mid-90s.
I can’t believe that, with so much negativity in this world, people are so eager to introduce more.
Unnecessary commas, asshole.
The domestic policy team will be there, too, including Jason Furman (Harvard, Harvard Ph.D.), Austan Goolsbee (Yale, M.I.T. Ph.D.), Blair Levin (Yale, Yale Law), Peter Orszag (Princeton, London School of Economics Ph.D.) and, of course, the White House Counsel Greg Craig (Harvard, Yale Law).
This truly will be an administration that looks like America, or at least that slice of America that got double 800s on their SATs. Even more than past administrations, this will be a valedictocracy — rule by those who graduate first in their high school classes. If a foreign enemy attacks the United States during the Harvard-Yale game any time over the next four years, we’re screwed.” —
This is exactly how it should be. The smartest, best education people available should be running our government.
Things I learned on TODAY:
30% of all timber goes to produce paper. Deforestation is considered the second leading cause of climate change.
ATM Receipts: There are 8 billion ATM transactions per year. The receipts from those transactions equal 2 billion feet of paper per year; enough to circle the earth 15 times. DON’T PRINT YOUR ATM TRANSACTION RECEIPT.
Paper Napkins: On average, each person uses six paper napkins per day. Using one less napkin per person per day would save millions of pounds of paper per year. USE FEWER PAPER NAPKINS. AND FEWER PAPER TOWELS.