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Genius Idea: Fines For Tourist Harassers

Genius Idea: Fines For Tourist Harassers

Egypt has had no shortage of brilliance lately, and this week’s is no different.

Topless in Switzerland

Topless in Switzerland

We know that PD has a reputation of being somewhat depressing, but we can honestly say it’s going...

Move Over Unicorns, It’s All about the Balloons

Move Over Unicorns, It’s All about the Balloons

Jeffree Starr and Jerrod Blandino might not have realized the unicorn look actually traces itself...

Just Sayin’: Victoria Secret and Turkey Not Riding the Waves Well

Just Sayin’: Victoria Secret and Turkey Not Riding the Waves Well

A company almost having it worse than any Sharm el Sheikh resort these days, has to be Victoria’s...

Memory Lane Monday: National Park Pledge

Memory Lane Monday: National Park Pledge

Remember all of those family vacations from your childhood spent crammed into the back of the...

November’s Book: A Duck Dynasty Duo

Excellent point.The Duck Brothers, first generation. For November, we have a special treat in store for all of you Book Club PDers. Instead of our usual depressing Holocaust fare, or extensional Ray Kurzweil, PD decided to go with some laughs---with a little bit of politics sprinkled in.

Hey, Jack! The world is stressful enough, without having to force down 300 pages of mankind being screwed into oblivion.

Let’s look at our picks.

October’s Book: The Gift of Fear

Learning to listen to yourself is key.The gift of fear…Wonder how that applies to Obamacare?  ‘Cause we’re terrified.Since it is October, the PD staff knew that our Book Club pick had to be The Gift of Fear by Gavin de Becker, which focuses on the social queues that trump intuition--- often with deadly consequences.

September’s Book: Weapons of Mass Instruction

Prison. Perhaps the best $15 you've ever spent.While PD’s danced around the subject of the American education system before, for the month of September we’ve decided to go deeper. Much deeper.

If you, like a chunk of our staff, happen to be a product of that said system, grab a pack of smokes, because you are about to find out just how much you’ve been fucked.

August’s Book: Escape From Camp 14

As much a part of reality today, as yesterday.An original drawing from Shin Dong-hyuk.Last month’s Ray Kurzweil pick might have been on the heavy side, but Escape From Camp 14 can be downed in an afternoon and is guaranteed to change your outlook on life.

July’s Book: The Singularity Is Near

The genius.The author outlines the concepts behind his take on the future.This month’s Book Club read is a little on the hefty side (only 670 pages) and is a major mind bender to be considered a fun beach read. Well, that’s not entirely true. The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology by Ray Kurzweil could be considered a fun beach read---- for Sheldon Cooper.

This book is intense, and even in the audiobook version it could result in serious sun burns.

June’s Book: Nudge

cassnudge1Please go over it slowly for us Homer Simpsons, Cass.We promised no genocide this month for our Book Club pick, and at PD we keep our word. Without further ado allow us to present you with the man whose responsibility to protect falls on Samantha Powers, former Regulatory Czar Cass Sunstein!

(And the crowd goes wild, or collectively groans.) Ladies and gentlemen, we give you, Nudge.

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