I cannot get over the feeling that it should be Friday. And I cannot get in the mood to blog about anything serious. I can, however, pass along some totally mindless yet entertaining tidbits:
I'm a tiny bit obsessed with milk glass mugs right now, so I've been shopping for sets of them on eBay.
Second, here's a fabulous flash mob video to brighten up a dull Thursday (since as it turns out today is Thursday)
And two somewhat less mindless but equally interesting items:
You really should read this short but fantastic piece What Isn’t for Sale? over at the Atlantic. For what it's worth, the transition from having a market economy to being a market society that he describes so well is roughly the same thing I'm referring to when I mention (aka "yammer on about") Habermas' concept of the colonization of the lifeworld. Good stuff.
And finally, I was thinking this morning how ironic it is when people reference a person who successfully started a business by borrowing $20,000 from their parents as "pulling themselves up by their own bootstraps." Ahem. People whose parents happen to have $20k lying around don't generally have to pull themselves up by anything. And suggesting to young people who may be economically disadvantaged that they borrow money from their parents to start a business is ... insulting? ...offensive? ...privilege-blind? Something like that.
Not that I don't like Jimmy Johns. Crunchy pickles get me every time.