It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like ‘What about lunch?

—Winnie the Pooh (via kari-shma)

Equality Myth: Should Women Flirt Their Way to the Top? Damn Straight, Says Forbes.

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Well this is sure to cause an uproar. In today’s ForbesWoman, author Jenna Goudreau posits that women who don’t flirt are ignoring “one of their greatest career assets”—a valuable strategic tool (if used effectively), she says, to climb up the corporate ladder.

We’ve tackled this issue before. But, um, without the photo gallery of “tips.”

Yes, excuse me whilst I go show some thigh and flash a winning smile to my bosses. Thanks for looking out for us Forbes but that ain’t going to fly with this broad.

What is this, the 1950s? I think the writer is watching a little too much Mad Men. Flirting on the job can send the wrong signals and potentially lead to uncomfortable situations. How about just doing great work?

Would the list for men include slapping their hunting game on the boss’s desk and beating their chest like Tarzan? Jesus Forbes, get it together. ;)  <— see what I did there.

The best part is that the “tips” are basically to be confident and use good communication and collaboration skills.  It’s basically a headline to get buzz.

Myself, I like to whore it up at the office… but I didn’t find that anywhere in the tips.

Interesting social campaign from NBC

I just read an article about Quaker Oats&#8217; new ad campaign, and this was the recommended list of articles at the bottom.  Really?  Some creepy people are reading about breakfast oats.

I just read an article about Quaker Oats’ new ad campaign, and this was the recommended list of articles at the bottom.  Really?  Some creepy people are reading about breakfast oats.

soupsoup:

tanya77:

ericmortensen:

Those conversations between Google and Verizon that both companies swore were not taking place were, of course, taking place. They’ve now jointly declared their desire to eliminate any prospects for net neutrality on wireless broadband. 
“Sixth, we both recognize that wireless broadband is different from the traditional wireline world, in part because the mobile marketplace is more competitive and changing rapidly. In recognition of the still-nascent nature of the wireless broadband marketplace, under this proposal we would not now apply most of the wireline principles to wireless, except for the transparency requirement.”
 Read the whole statement.  Smoke and mirrors.

WE. ARE. FUCKED.
Tell 5 friends to sign up at savetheinternet.com to demand the government to DO THEIR FUCKING JOBS and not allow some corporation to dictate our regulations.

soupsoup:

tanya77:

ericmortensen:

Those conversations between Google and Verizon that both companies swore were not taking place were, of course, taking place. They’ve now jointly declared their desire to eliminate any prospects for net neutrality on wireless broadband. 

“Sixth, we both recognize that wireless broadband is different from the traditional wireline world, in part because the mobile marketplace is more competitive and changing rapidly. In recognition of the still-nascent nature of the wireless broadband marketplace, under this proposal we would not now apply most of the wireline principles to wireless, except for the transparency requirement.”

Read the whole statement.  Smoke and mirrors.

WE. ARE. FUCKED.

Tell 5 friends to sign up at savetheinternet.com to demand the government to DO THEIR FUCKING JOBS and not allow some corporation to dictate our regulations.

Brazil 2014, Baby! via the New York Post

Brazil 2014, Baby! via the New York Post

thedailywhat:

RIP of the Day: Legendary comic book writer Harvey Pekar passed away today of as-yet unknown causes.
He was 70 years old.
[plaindealer.]

thedailywhat:

RIP of the Day: Legendary comic book writer Harvey Pekar passed away today of as-yet unknown causes.

He was 70 years old.

[plaindealer.]

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You need killer instinct to play here. It’s why Reggie Jackson became
Mr. October here. It’s why the ’86 Mets dominated here. You have to have no fear of the consequences here.

It’s what makes Rex Ryan so dangerous. You have to have some Kobe Bryant in you. Some Willis Reed in you. Some Clyde Frazier in you. Some Wally Backman in you. Some Lenny Dykstra in you. Some Keith Hernandez in you. Some CC Sabathia in you. Some Mark Messier in you. Some Derek Jeter in you.

And yes, some Alex Rodriguez in you.

LeBron James wears a Yankees cap, but he never could play for the Yankees. He would never want to endure what A-Rod had to endure all those years before he finally won his ring. A-Rod persevered. He wanted to stay a Yankee when he could have opted out for good. He wanted the eyes of the world on him as he chased the home run record and, of course, more championships in the best place there is to win.

Because you have to burn to be a champion here. You burn to be a champion first, before you burn to be a billionaire global icon.

Called “The King of Rock & Soul”, Philadelphia preacher Solomon Burke scored two classic movie scenes: Patrick Swayze seduced Jennifer Grey to his Cry to Me in Dirty Dancing, and who can forget The Blues Brothers' rendition of Everybody Needs Somebody to Love.

Here’s one of his early Atlantic recordings, If You Need Me.