Is money just too hard to talk about, that is the question.
Mike: Logan, so we've got some programming news to announce, yes?
Mike: Logan, did you see this op-ed in The Los Angeles Times written by John McCain? Essentially, he wants cable TV to be unbundled—"an a la carte approach to programming rather than the take-it-or-leave-it ultimatum we have today."
Mike: Logan, it finally feels like spring! This is how spring affects me: iced coffees/teas (I already bought three in the last two days), rooftop bars or sitting outside for a drink or bite. Free time in the park, or walking along the Hudson, which I've missed doing because it's been too cold to really enjoy it.
Mike: Earlier this week, we had a feature story about how a person got her job at a public relations firm. Part of that answer, we discover, is through connections this person had. "You should take every meeting," she said. "Because you never know who's going to have a job open up over the weekend. That’s a lot of how I got my job." I appreciate how upfront she was about this because it basically demonstrated how "bootstrapping" is often a myth—the idea we got from Horatio Alger who wrote stories about boys working hard and moving themselves out of poverty and up the ladder. This is a part of the heart of the American Dream, but, of course, Horatio Alger wrote fiction. It's not as simple as that. Were you raised with a "bootstrapping" mentality?
Logan: Happy Friday, Mike. So three things happened in the world this week: The government shut down, Miley and Sinead got in a fight, and a woman quit her job with a YouTube video. I think that's it right? That's the gist of it. Anyway there are some lessons to be learned from all of these things (it's terrifying that 80 white dudes can shut down the government; don't read another word about Miley Cyrus ever), but I thought the one we could talk about is: Quitting your job via YouTube video. Have you watched it?
The office of our dreams is the place we're happy to go to work in every day.
How much do you spend on books, Chiara Atik?
I have reached that stage of my life where I've begun to attend the birthday parties of children produced by friends. "What do you buy for a baby?" I asked myself as I looked at the invitation inviting me to a one-year-old's party.
In which we discuss why we'd be terrible at having an intern hanging out with us.
Mike: Logan, did you contribute to that Kickstarter project that was going to fund the next Veronica Mars movie?
Logan: I just spent a long time reading Wikipedia pages about Easter and eggs and bunnies, and what I discovered was: Eggs and rabbits have been symbols of fertility and rebirth, forever, even Before Jesus, and then after Jesus, the egg also became a symbol of the tomb, though most people ignore that part. "Here, have this tomb." Also, symbolism is great. That is what I learned today.