Archive for January 2012

"Downton Abbey is awesome."

"Downton Abbey is awesome."
— Everyone. JL: i just checked out your gchat status (“Downton Abbey is pretty good.” — Everyone) JL: you know the veracity?  turns out only 171 are saying that JL: more people saying it’s awesome I stand corrected. You stand curious and willing to try new things? Get on this train before it steamwrecks itself... Read more »

No MBA student left behind

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…except for me. I’m approximately half an academic quarter behind in all my classes already, and it’s only Week 4! Midterms next week? I just bought my books! So this all should be hardly surprising.  Every quarter I vow to be on top of things, but now in my 7th (of 8) quarter of my... Read more »

He raises a good point.

He raises a good point.
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The Slowest Moving Train Wreck Waiting to Happen

The Slowest Moving Train Wreck Waiting to Happen
This side of the Greek debt crisis: Eastman Kodak filed for bankruptcy today. Even so, I’m feeling kind of sad and so is someone at nytimes: The iconic company’s bankruptcy filing had been foreshadowed in recent weeks. Yet there was something about reading Thursday morning’s reports that sadly hit home, like another medical setback for a beloved uncle... Read more »

Was this scene cut from Being John Malkovich?

Was this scene cut from Being John Malkovich?
via (AP) NEW YORK — The State Department appointed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar a global cultural ambassador on Wednesday. Ann Stock, assistant secretary of state for education and cultural affairs, says Abdul-Jabbar will travel the world to engage a generation of young people to help promote diplomacy. Prior to becoming an ambassador, Abdul-Jabbar was better known for being the National... Read more »

Is this The Onion?

THURSDAY, JAN 12, 2012 3:15 PM CST Detroit Imposes Business Hours At Police Precincts DETROIT (AP) — Fighting crime is a 24-hour job, but Detroit police stations will be sticking to business hours. The department is rolling out a plan to close precincts and district headquarters to the public after 4 p.m… …Like many police... Read more »
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Hey does anyone know how I can make Papyrus my default font?

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aka Sh*t Nobody Says: a superb end to a superb meme.      

Interview Flubs

Booth First-Years about to embark on the tragedy that is MBA internship recruiting, good luck! It’ll be over before you know it. Unless you’re recruiting for investment management, of course. But otherwise, be honest, be yourself, etc … and you will do brilliantly, I promise. Also make sure to share your most awkward gems, because the laughs... Read more »

About this ...

This is very important — to take leisure time. Pace is the essence. Without stopping entirely and doing nothing at all for great periods, you’re gonna lose everything…just to do nothing at all. Very, very important. And how many people do this in modern society? Very few. That’s why they’re all totally mad, frustrated, angry... Read more »
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