Lazy Sundays

Woolworths Lunch Counter

The Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, where black students staged a sit-in on February 1, 1960. (Wikimedia Commons)


Your weekly “Internet-in-a-nutshell”, the best of the last few weeks.

The price of fame: what brands really pay to secure a celebrity face

It’s not that we all didn’t think this happened, it’s how much it actually costs. £60,000 for Rihanna in the front row of your fashion show really begs the question if any celeb really has any interest in fashion or it’s just an interest in money. I can’t fault them for the latter but parading like it’s the former is the problem. (via Telegraph)

Axl Rose is the greatest singer of all time — or, so says this chart

In odder news, Axl Rose is arguably the best technical singer of all time. He has the most vocal range of any performer ever measured, which is kind of shocking, but what’s more shocking are the performers that scored so low. Sam Cooke, Bob Marley, Adele, and Whitney Houston are all lower than Eminem. So maybe vocal range isn’t the defining factor of skill, it’s all in how you use it. (via Consequence of Sound)

Medicine’s Top Earners Are Not the M.D.s

The next time you’re pissed off at your doctor for the outrageous copay you just gave them realize that he or she is not getting the lion’s share of that money. They’re not even getting close to the lion’s share of all medical bills. CEOs of hospitals, insurance companies, and administrators far outstrip doctor’s salaries, which are right in the middle of the pack when counting all salaries in the medical profession. What will make you more sick is realizing that those executives generally earn far greater amounts in non-monetary compensation and bonuses, turning the wage gap into something more like a wage chasm. (via The New York Times)

Racism Lives On Under the Cover of ‘Religious Freedom’

Pretty much all religions follow some creed of “be kind to thy neighbor” and “worship God”. These so called religious people that skip most of the meaning of religion to hone in on some antiquated “belief” that refusing goods and services to other people is part of their religion, are insane. Racism is not religious freedom. The people that champion this particular brand of deceit are not religious people. They’re going to whatever hell is prescribed for them. (via The Atlantic)

Thought: Nadal at the French, I’m watching and sort of worried he won’t win. Sort of.

Don’t forget to check out the post from last week. I’ve solved your slim wallet dilemma.

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