Photo by Jason Newport
The Baffler,  November 24, 2014

Daily Bafflements

Photo by Jason Newport


• Find your Silicon Valley job title with this handy generator. Ours is “collaboration sherpa.”

• Um, why is everyone making fun of our folded-cardboard virtual reality masks?

• Quote of the Day, from the Business section of the Portland Press Herald: “Portland Mayor Michael Brennan’s plan to create a citywide minimum wage is both constitutional and a cause for concern, according to a memo from the city’s top attorney.”

• Sean Parker (of Napster, Facebook, and Justin Timberlake fame) is now setting his sights on “disrupting” politics, and has been contributing millions to candidates of both political parties. Parker “used the election cycle as ‘a laboratory for learning’ on how the ballot initiative process works,” according to the San Francisco Chronicle. “He plans to go bigger in 2016.”

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