"To investigate the geography of selfie-taking, TIME built a database of more than 400,000 Instagram photos tagged 'selfie' that included geographic coordinates. In total, we ranked 459 cities to determine the selfiest places on earth."
How many people do you think were at the store or newsstand or whatever and were like, A GALLERY OF RESCUED FIGHTING DOGS? HERE IS MY $4.95! (In your answers, please graph that alongside the number of people who were excited because, like, JOE KLEIN SAID SOMETHING?)
For some reason, I'm getting the Time magazines at my door? I had no idea! I can't stop playing mash-up with their 10 Ideas for the Next 10 Years "cover" "package." (It is a "thinker's guide" to ideas?) It is the least-specific package ever. Bandwidth Will Save the World! Our Boring White Anxiety Crisis! Remapping the Next American Century! In Defense of the Dropout Economy! The Twilight of the New Black Gold! Bandwidth is the New TV! Hey, some of these sound wayyyy more plausible than what is actually on the magazine.
Hey look! It's the Time magazine special issue on the Future of Work, and boy is it shiny! You'd think, in the throes of a recession where unemployment seems to be on track to crack double digits, the sober strokers of the great collective Luceian chin would plumb some bread-and-butter issues like the plight of unions, the disappearance of pensions, the strangling of health benefits and the like.
Pretty amazing, right? Inside the issue: an excellent dishy gossip report from Hollywood headlined Moses and the Money Changers (yikes) and this actually very spectacular report on Ray Ryan's Mount Kenya Safari Club. (Ray Ryan, you will remember, blew up in a pretty spectacular unsolved car-bombing in 1977.) Simpler times! Sort of!