Hey look! It’s the third episode of our web series Hitchin’ a Ride. In this episode, John Murray picks up Improv Everywhere founder Charlie Todd and drags him up to Times Square. Because he has to bring some random tourists he picked up to Mama Mia, naturally.
THESE ARE SO GREAT. i was worried they were going to mean to the tourists, but they weren’t THANK G. well done.
“We see you have a website here in which you give people what could best be described as arts and crafts ‘homework assignments’ of various sorts, but to be quite honest, we can’t make head or tail of it,” Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) said while consulting a laptop in order to view one of July’s perplexing Internet outlets, learningtoloveyoumore.com. “By all outward appearances, you seem to be doing just fine, financially speaking, but if money somehow directly or indirectly changes hands due to your online activities, it’s really completely beyond us how, or to what end.”
“If, for example, I wanted to buy something from you, how would I do it?” a visibly frustrated Schumer continued. “And what would it be? Would it be something I could hold in my hands?”
“"Organizations don’t understand talent. They don’t understand how it is developed, how it is evaluated, how it is leveraged - they just don’t get it. All they have are industry norms and the industry norm is to evaluate people based on things like: “Bachelor’s degree and/or a minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience required. A Master degree in relevant areas of coursework is a plus.””
The following is a re-organized outline of quotes and ideas from The Economist’s special report on the issues and trends affecting jobs and labor: “The Future Of Jobs”. This is a really good overview of the topic at hand (and a good overview of the spectrum of ideas covered by this blog). I…
We weren’t sure where they were stopping traffic so we parked near Foley Square and walked in the direction of the park. It was around 1:45 and the streets were deserted but we could hear a chopper overhead and kids on bikes were swooping past us, headed in the same direction we were. On Broadway…
“I think there were a lot of folks who had been involved in activism for a long time who were kind of worried that if people thought that the campaign didn’t deliver everything they wanted, that if the resulting Obama administration didn’t fixeverything, you’d have people think, not in a political way, but in an attitudinal, existential way, that there’s no way to affect anything. And that you shouldn’t even bother trying. And I think for a lot of people, that happened.”
I talked to my friend Sam, an activist, about activism for The Awl