Traveller

Tag: Comedy

You may have overpaid for your used car; Facebook’s Instagram; Binge-watching comedies; CarMax is the ultimate used car salesman; The Marshmallow Test

New York’s last remaining independent bookshopsThe Guardian

Ted Dabney, a founder of Atari and a creator of Pong, dies at 81 – NY Times

Stratechery’s Ben Thompson: Facebook’s Instagram acquisition was the greatest regulatory failure of the past decade – Recode

Comedies Make the Best Binge-Watching – Vulture

Affluence, not willpower, is why some kids are better at the Marshmallow TestThe Atlantic

Here’s why CarMax makes more money on used cars than anyone else – Jalopnik

“The primary reason for this is simple—most people are overpaying.”

Social networks are being used to illegally sell prescription medicationsBuzzFeed

China boasted that their healthy life expectancy is now better than in the US — and they’re right – Insider


June 3

1799: The Island of Saint John changed it’s name to Prince Edward Island.

Letter of Recommendation: Rodney Dangerfield

Alex Halberstadt, for The New York Times Magazine:

Imagine having no talent. Imagine being no good at all at something and doing it anyway. Then, after nine years, failing at it and giving it up in disgust and moving to Englewood, N.J., and selling aluminum siding. And then, years later, trying the thing again, though it wrecks your marriage, and failing again. And eventually making a meticulous study of the thing and figuring out that, by eliminating every extraneous element, you could isolate what makes it work and just do that. And then, after becoming better at it than anyone who had ever done it, realizing that maybe you didn’t need the talent. That maybe its absence was a gift.

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