“I thought, ‘Well, I could give everyone I love a job and we could all be together for five years.’ But picturing being in a building and knowing what I was going to do for five years—I love not knowing… And I’ve never done anything safe or to make money for that reason. So, you know, I said, ‘I can’t start now.’” – Amy Schumer
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Here’s what you need to know today
Only patrons wearing white can stream. Wimbledon kicks off today and already there’s controversy following the tournament’s new rules. Wimbledon is banning visitors from using selfie sticks, drones, and Twitter’s live streaming app Periscope. “The reason that we ask people not to use Periscope is that it can be quite distracting to players and people who are around,” says a Wimbledon spokesperson. However, Wimbledon seems to be taking a do as I say, not as I do approach to their rules. You can watch the tournament through Wimbledon’s own Periscope feed.
Permission to watch the clock tomorrow. “On June 30, time will stand still. Just for a second – a leap second.” (Bloomberg). Since 1972, scientists have been adding a second to our clocks every few years to compensate for our slowing planet. “The last time was 2012, but that was on a weekend. June 30 will be the first leap second during trading hours since markets went electronic,” says Bloomberg. Here’s what you need to know.
+ At 11:00 AM ET Tuesday June 30, Apple Music’s Beats 1 radio launches.
“Safe” (read: boring). Millennials love Amy Schumer. Don’t believe me? Here’s 8 reasons why. What you won’t find on this list is Amy’s career philosophy, which happens to closely resemble that of most millennials. On average, millennial workers hold jobs for 2 years before changing. 34 year old Schumer is no different. In a recent interview, Amy explains why she turned down hosting the Daily Show. Her answer is not surprising. What young ambitious entrepreneur would like to be chained to a desk for 5 years under the notion it’s “safe”?
Why a gig as a Wedding Singer doesn’t sound so bad. Wedding season is here and just in time is the Supreme Court’s ruling that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide. Next Draft’s Dave Pell made an interesting side note about this momentous change: “If you’re in a wedding band, it’s time to step up your game.” The wedding industry as a whole can expect a surge in demands. For bands who want to increase their chances of booking Wedding gigs this summer, read this. (note: freelance photographers, website designers, videographers…are all good side hustles to be in right now).
“What do you expect when your name rhymes with a part of the female anatomy?” Dolores was the name Jerry Seinfeld could not remember. “Two years later, Dolores became Sabine Sebastian’s headache,” says The Verge. Last week I shared a story about Hulu streaming Seinfeld. Here’s one possible reason why Netflix never will.
What some people will do to reduce their commute. John Potter, no relation to Harry Potter, magically found a way to make $1000/month off an Airbnb for a Coleman tent in his backyard. Brilliant! Full story.
A grump’s guide to happiness. Have we been thinking about happiness all wrong? Author Oliver Burkeman’s new book might hold the answer.
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