When’s the last time you were at the DMV?
We rounded up a bunch of our pals from around the Internet and asked them how they’re spending their Thanksgivings.
It was the last night of business for the restaurant, it was closing after a few years. A waitress had told a pair of lunch patrons the week before that the building needed a lot of expensive repairs, that the owners weren’t able to undertake them. A sign outside said, Thank you for dining with us, We will miss you.
Did the host have a new job yet? He did not. He’d been trying, but Thanksgiving was coming up, not the best time to be job seeking … Could he collect unemployment? He could not–he’d been working off the books, “mostly.” But the owners had told them a month in advance, the best you could get from a restaurant, he said. He’d shown up to locked doors before, and that’s how he found out he no longer had a job.
Comedian Chris Gethard and his team of writers were asked by Comedy Central to submit a pilot of their beloved cable access talk show, The Chris Gethard Show, for Comedy Central’s prospective lineup. The team is going for it, and Chris wrote a post on the show’s blog, called “Why We’re Doing This (And Why We’re Not),” about what motivates him/most of us to take creative risks.
Where have you lived, Luke Bailey?
SB Nation has a terrific profile of Manny Pacquiao, a successful professional boxer from the Philippines who despite earning nearly $200 million during his career, has lost most of it. By comparison, George Foreman, “one of boxing’s rare success stories,” has been able to maintain his wealth, but not because of his boxing, but because of his famous grill.