Monday Rundown: Meets Harvey and Eddie
It’s Monday, and if you’re new to Quarterlife Man (welcome), you’re new to the Monday Rundown. The Monday Rundown is a compendium of randomness compiled over the course of each week. Enjoy…
––Back in the A.M.
After spending some time launching in primetime, we’re back in the A.M. and we’re the first thing you’re reading.
––Old Men Are the Best.
Quarterlifers, meet Harvey and Eddie:
––Things to do: Own an Island
From the pages of, we wish we could do this: own an island. Brendon Grimshaw, an 86-year-old man, does. It’s in the Seychelles, and he’s fighting to keep it un-developed following his death. He paid just $20,000 for it back in the 1960′s and turned down a $45 million offer for the island a few years ago (making him a better man than most of us). Check out more information on him (and watch videos) here. Go here to watch the documentary supporting his cause.
––Things we’re deathly afraid of…
Flesh eating bacteria. Aimee Copeland, a 24-year-old West Georgia student, fell off a homemade zipline and is battling the bacteria now. Here’s her story:
[box_light]Yet Aimee Copeland — who has lost a leg and part of her abdomen to the virulent bacteria and may lose more, including her fingers — is keeping her spirits strong, her father said.
“We really don’t see the suffering side of it. We see the miraculous survival,” Andy Copeland said. “I think that’s the story that’s inspired us, that’s the story that’s inspired, I think, the nation at this point.”[/box_light]
Pray for this girl.
––Rumor: Macbook Pro with Retina Display?
Oh for crying out loud. The new MBP’s will have the retina display and an also the ultra-thin profile debuted by the Macbook Air. Sourced from 9-to-5 Mac by way of the Apple supply chain, the new MBP’s are also rumored to drop the optical drive (so say goodbye to your CDs). Also say goodbye to anybody who purchase the Air last year… as they’ll probably jump from a cliff (just think of all the extra hard drive space!).
––We Leave You With This.
Rust Belt chic: Declining Midwest cities make a comeback. A great article, courtesy of Salon dream city, talking about rust belt cities like Cleveland and Detroit that are on the upswing thanks to young creatives that are priced out of other located (like New York City).
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