Maybe interesting only to Deadheads, but probably quite interesting to them.
No surprise at #1, but there are several surprises elsewhere on the list. Kenny G??
We compiled this list by ranking the most successful acts in music history according to their total certified album units sold in the U.S. (including streaming figures), as provided by the RIAA.
Well, they didn't change my life, but #7, "Flight Radar," was sort of amazing.
Stranded at the airport is never fun, but here's some possible help.
A strong candidate for ad of the year. It got me to buy a pint of "Afternoon Delight". I liked it.
I can't vouch for any of these ideas personally, but the list might well interest any future entrepreneurs.
I suspect that that's a heckuva competition.
This piece offers a short answer to a question I've had. There have been an increasing number of complaints about the status of women in Hollywood: there aren't enough good roles for women, there aren't enough female-directed movies, there aren't enough female-written projects, women don't have enough lines in the top grossing films, etc. Etc.
My question is this: if the problem is that Hollywood is run by direly misogynist men, why don't some women start their own studios or otherwise bring their own projects to market? Compared to 50 years ago, or even 20 years ago, there are now a number of women in entertainment who are supposedly quite, quite wealthy. Couldn't they do it themselves and let the market work its magic?
Well, Ms. Witherspoon seems to be doing it. If she continues to succeed, she'll attract imitators and the issue will tend to evaporate. If she doesn't, we'll need either a new crisis to worry about or a new explanation. (I strongly suspect the latter would occur: I'd bet it would turn out to be the direly misogynist audience that needs fixing. Sigh.)
B-school professor gives a nice answer: he imagines what Big Al's faculty annual report for 1906 would have looked like.
Of course, he seems to have been wrong about the whole God and dice thing. (But the jury may still be out.)
Take a guess.
Three New York Times reporters analyze what the winning city should be.
BTW isn't Amazon sorta genius at getting tons of free publicity? By cutting a couple dozen prices in Whole Foods, they fostered a zillion articles. (Not to mention that no article I saw did the legwork to find out whether the cuts were made throughout the whole chain. The stories I saw mentioned just New York City.) Now it is generating zillions of stories about where the new HQ will be. Three examples:
"Check to see how your state ranks. You just might be surprised."
Hawaii surprised me.
"Warren Buffett wins $1M bet made a decade ago that the S&P 500 stock index would outperform hedge funds"
One reason, among many, why you're not as wealthy as Warren.
"The Week My Husband Left And My House Was Burgled I Secured A Grant To Begin The Project That Became BRCA1"
For everyone, a great story . But if you were a fan of Joe D. it is a must read.
Link courtesy of Michael Greenspan.
Begin had no military expertise. But his family had been wiped out in the Holocaust. He looked at Saddam, who was openly threating Israel, and saw Hitler. To Begin, sitting around hoping for the best was not a strategy; it was an invitation to aggression. If there was going to be a cost -- political, diplomatic, military -- better to pay before, not after, the Iraqis had the bomb.
Charles Murray manages to give a talk at a major university. It can be done, folks.
Subject to the big caveat that they not make a bad system worse, I think the recommendation is correct.
I was already sold, but this makes it perfectly clear.
"Gregg Jarrett: Hillary gives Americans fifty-six (and counting) incredible reasons why she didn't win"
Lest you doubt--oh ye of little faith--Gregg lists all 56.
Since the number seems to be increasing almost daily, I say we bring back the tote board from Jerry Lewis's MDA telethons.
"At birth, vision is 12 to 25 times worse than an adult's.
The "handy tasting map" of single-source chocolates might well be helpful.
List of ten. Aside from marriage, I won't lament the rest.