Arts and Media

Business Insider – Novembe 7, 2017

Snap Inc’s stock plunged in after-hours trading on Tuesday after the company reported a disastrous third-quarter report that revealed widespread weakness throughout the business just nine months after its splashy debut on the public markets.

Disappearing IMAGES is the appeal of SNAP,

NOT disappearing MARKET CAP.

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The Wall Street Journal – November 8, 2017

Tired of 30-minute slogs, some companies are devising strict guidelines to speed up office discussions.

 “Get to the point”. Ban the “bleating.”

What you get: the “Twitterization” of meetings.

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The Wall Street Journal – November 7, 2017

After  55 years, 60,000 words and at least $25 million in research grants, the Dictionary of American Regional English has rung the knell, sugared off, finished out the row. (Grants and gifts have dried up)

Linguistically: a smash.

Financially: a crash.

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The Wall Steet Journal August 15, 2017

Of course, it’s nice to keep up with my friends and family members are doing. But, a body of research shows that all these photos – and the implicit pressure to look at them – can harm relationships, causing envy, ” resentment and even depression.

Think before you share.

DO THEY REALLY CARE?

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BBC -June 23, 2017

A New Yorker has beat his own Guinness World Record for the farthest distance walked balancing a powered lawnmower on the chin.

We need to honor these obscure talents,
To keep the dystopian world in balance.

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