Imagery to Capture the Moral Insanity of Modern Financial Services

So Matt Taibbi says the “moral insanity of modern financial services” is best described by the real-life image of a trader swapping day-old sushi for a nudge in the libor rate. I’ve got some other ideas.

Hot Tips for Your Summer Internship Lifestyle

How to be a little bit of an adult for a little of time.

My Last Hundred Bucks: A Sad Little Saga of Straphangery

$100! It is a lot of money, and yet, it is also not a lot of money at all. What happened to your last hundo, Blair Thornburgh?

Zen and the Art of DIY Banjo Maintenance

Search Yelp: “music store Montreal.” Do extensive Googling to suss out exactly what a “light” banjo string is. Watch three or four YouTube walkthroughs of dadly-looking guys with nicer banjos than yours restringing them.

A Car Passed Down, A Father Pays it Forward

“My parents gave me a car, but it’s not like that. Really.”

Some Democrats Gave Me Some Free Food

All the free food I ate at the DNC, which I got to attend because of nepotism (my dad knows a guy, etc.):

Day 0 (Monday) Bloomberg LINK center • 1 Apple • 1 Nutrigrain bar (also apple) • 3 Potato bites with sour cream and chives

Reception, law firm • 2 mini plates Brazilian-style steak • 2 Maker’s Marks, neat • A shameful, countless number of Brazilian-style cheesy bread puffs  

Reception, PA Delegates • Deviled eggs: 2 with olive slices, 2 with parsley leaves, 1 with unidentifiable red strip of something on top • 2.5 “Angel biscuits” whatever those are with ham and brown sugar sauce that kind of got stuck to each other • 1/3 Jim Beam, neat, because the bartender poured me a lowball glass to its literal rim like he was giving me apple juice • 1 tomato-cheese tartlet

Pixie Cuts: The Right Financial Choice for Your Head

Pixie cuts are great and also cheap. You should get one, for these reasons.


The cost of a long distance relationship? Considerable.

Things to Purchase for Young People Entering the Real World

I feel it’s incumbent on me—a very nearly recent graduate—to make a list of things that people like me actually need.