Lunchtime Links: Win Austin Psych Fest 2014 Weekend Passes, Watch Will Smith Rap “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”, Reunite with Carlton, TX Congressman Wants to Repeal The Minimum Wage,...

...Amsterdam's Government-funded Program Pays Alcoholics in Beer, Why We Love the F-Word So Much + More

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1. THROWBACK: Watch Will Smith rap “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”, reunite with Carlton " Will Smith and Alfonso Ribeiro (AKA Carlton) reunited on-air and took us on a stroll down memory lane." (CoS)

2. GIVEAWAY: Austin Psych Fest 2014 weekend passes "The Austin Psych Fest just announced the incredible first group of bands playing next year’s fest, featuring the likes of Primal Scream, the Zombies, Black Lips, Oneohtrix Point Never, Liars, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan + many more, all at Austin’s scenic Carson Creek Ranch on the Colorado River in May 2013. (Gorilla vs. Bear)

3. Congressman: ‘I Would Vote To Repeal The Minimum Wage’ "Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) told the National Journal that he thinks the country should get rid of the minimum wage. “I think it’s outlived its usefulness,” he said. “It may have been of some value back in the Great Depression. I would vote to repeal the minimum wage.”' (Think Progress)

4. Amsterdam Has a Deal for Alcoholics: Work Paid in Beer "“I’m not proud of being an alcoholic, but I am proud to have a job again,” said Mr. Schiphorst, the grateful beneficiary of an unusual government-funded program to lure alcoholics off the streets by paying them in beer to pick up trash." (NYT)

5. DiGiorno Pizza Live-Tweeted The Sound of Music, and It Was Very Tasty "#TheSoundOfMusicLive Can't believe pizza isn't one of her favorite things smh" (AdWeek)

6. Japanese designer turns the umbrella on its head "Hiroshi Kajimoto's H Concept studio has come up with the Unbrella, whose design inverts the standard opening mechanism of the umbrella. The metallic frame is now on the outside when the canopy is open, allowing it to enclose the wet part of your brolly when closed." (The Verge)

7. Get a Refund If Amazon Drops the Price on an Item You Just Bought "Don't you hate it when you buy something only to see the price drop a few days later? Well, the good news is Amazon will refund you the difference—if you ask within the right timeframe." (Lifehacker)

8. These 11 Cities May Completely Run Out Of Water Sooner Than You Think "For decades scientists have been saying that the United States' lakes, rivers and aquifers are going to have a hard time quenching the thirst of a growing population in a warming world." (Huffington Post)

9. Facebook's Future Plans for Data Collection Beyond All Imagination "On November 12 Facebook, Inc. filed its 178th patent application for a consumer profiling technique the company calls “inferring household income for users of a social networking system.” (Alternet)

10. Why We Love the F-Word So Much "When used judiciously," he wrote, "swearing can be hilarious, poignant, and uncannily descriptive. More than any other form of language, it recruits our expressive faculties to the fullest: the combinatorial power of syntax; the evocativeness of metaphor; the pleasure of alliteration, meter, and rhyme; and the emotional charge of our attitudes, both thinkable and unthinkable." (PolicyMic)

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