But for this kayfabe act to work, Travis needs ESPN to respond, much like Cernovich and Jones are thrilled when they’re able to crawl out of their fiefdoms for a profile in The New Yorker or an interview with Megyn Kelly. That they’ll be slammed or ripped in a hit piece is irrelevant. They all crave validation from the rest of the mainstream press—which, for Travis, requires constantly prodding and poking, seeing if he can spark the next outrage cycle. If they do, as was the case with the Not-That-Robert-Lee story, it only attracts more acolytes to their causes. … [Read more...] about The Alex Jones of Sports Just Blew Up ESPN
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In Scotland, leading banks started issuing their own polymer fivers last autumn, and since then they have gradually been withdrawing the paper version – however, there is no specific published final end date. (There are no plans by note issuers in Northern Ireland to switch to polymer, though one, Northern Bank – now Danske Bank – was the first in the UK to issue a polymer fiver way back in 1999.) … [Read more...] about Still got a paper fiver in your wallet? Well you should spend it now!
Tom Rath: One of the lessons I learned very early in life, from my grandfather, is that it is an extraordinary waste of time to try to be someone you are not. So while I aspire to have a positive influence on other people, I know I’m not going to accomplish that by being the loudest or most charismatic person in a room. What I can do is read, learn, and listen as much as humanly possible and channel my findings into something productive. This is the part that comes naturally to me. … [Read more...] about “You Have Today to Do What Matters Most”