Book Suggestions for this Week's Headline Makers, Week of September 2
It's been a week of big news around the world. We've got a few book recommendations for headline makers when they have a chance to read up.
Kenneth Cole quite distastefully tweeted, "Boots on the ground" or not, let's not forget about sandals, pumps and loafers. #Footwear." My god, yeah, you're right, Ken. All this Syria noise. How could I let another day pass in which I think of civilians while overlooking sandals?! After all, who cares about foreign affairs if we aren't staying up-to-date on footwear? Fortunately, as always, Ken's got his finger on the pulse, and is here to remind us of What Matters Most .
Yahoo! released its new logo this week, and the new custom-designed font is slightly less Yahoonical: More upright and cleaner. CEO Marissa Mayer wrote a long blog post about the new logo and commented on its appeal, saying that the "human touch in the logo is that all the lines and forms all have at least a slight curve." The change is a response to a recent poll in which an overwhelming 87 percent of the Yahoo staff requested a new logo. To the 13 percent who were against the change, I know you must be furious and bewildered, but I suggest you read Who Moved My Cheese and try your best to move on.
While still chewing on a cheese danish, Anthony Weiner unrelentingly responded to the insults of a fellow bakery customer who called the mayoral candidate a "scumbag." After purchasing honey cookies he found delightfully sweet, Weiner went to leave when the heckler yelled out his criticisms regarding Weiner's marriage and choice to stay in the mayoral race, saying, "You have some nerve to walk around in public." In response, Weiner called the man a "jackass" and proceeded to defend himself, saying, "You think you're a perfect person? What Rabbi taught you that you're my judge?...That's not for you to judge, my friend." Weiner, there are so many books you should be reading, but let's start by addressing your foul manners — don't yell with your mouth full! I promise, Manners Can Be Fun . Then, we'll move on to address your flawed defense — ethical relativity is a weak argument! Read A Refutation of Moral Relativism and you'll be better prepared (and look like less of a jerk) next time.
Read up, friends, and have a rompin' weekend.