Russell Brand: Comedian. Media critic. Climate change crusader. Tea drinker.
James Dimon, CEO of JP Morgan Chase, is a Class A director of the board of directors of the New York Federal Reserve. What does that mean? Not only does he run one of the biggest banks in the U.S., he’s on the board of the institution that regulates the biggest banks in the U.S. — he helps make the rules and benefits from them. Definitely seems like the best way to go about things, doesn’t it?
Well, if the man wants to have his cake and eat it, too… The Other 98% posse was willing to let him do just that. With a petition on every plate, of course.
The kind of logic used by dudes who insist that fake geek girls are real hurts my brain. Luckily, these two nerdy dudes have seen the light, and their smooth Vulcan logic is like music to my ears.
I particularly enjoyed the scenario set up around 6:30 and the conclusion they draw at 7:30. Because, yeah. Accurate.
Chris Matthews has a real problem with Democrats and Republicans not getting anything done. Can this famous senator set the record straight?
John Oliver’s awesome HBO show, “Last Week Tonight,” covered the recent campaign to get Nintendo to represent all communities in its new video game where straight characters can do anything, including get married, but gay characters can’t. In a rare example of companies doing the right thing, Nintendo responded eloquently and forthrightly, admitting their error and vowing to make it right. Which led to this.
You could share this if you think Link and Mario should be able to live a peaceful, loving life together without other people judging them. Totally your call.
In early October, famous (and faceless) artist Banksy tried to sell his very valuable paintings for $60 in Central Park. Three people bought them. David Cicirelli tried to do the same thing in exactly the same spot a week later, and, well, just see what happened.
And to see the results when Banksy tried it originally, take a look below.
This says a lot about the nature of selling art, I think. No one bought the real thing when it was right in front of them. But after Banksy’s stunt went through the hype machine, the fakes sold out.
I think it’s odd that the thing that sells these paintings is the name instead of the work. Art is supposed to be about the message.