I hope you enjoyed a long, restful and fun Memorial Day weekend and are reading this latest installment of Market it Write Monday Madeleines on Tuesday morning this week. If you are slogging though work on Memorial Day or just decided to have a few minutes of fun before you go out to play, here’s a little something for a diversion.
How to save money, if you are complete and total idiot
New York Times bestselling author Larry Correia goes off on a rant about an article from Yahoo news that describes how a family is saving money in these tough times. Unfortunately, the family spokesperson seems totally clueless. The result, on Larry’s Monster Hunter Nation blog, is good for a few hearty chuckles. Brought to you by one of our own – writer Travis Heerrmann, who considers this an epic content marketing fail.
Stories from the front lines: Elevate America veterans
Time to stop and salute our military vets and their families on this Memorial Day. Here are a few stories about how some U.S. veterans and their families are making the transition from military to civilian life. All are participating in the Microsoft Elevate America veterans initiative, created to provide U.S. veterans with the skills and resources they need to find civilian employment.Thanks to @linzbilks (Lindsay Bealko) for bringing this to our attention and helping us remember the true purpose of this holiday.
How Not To Install An Air Conditioning Unit [PICS]
Now that the weather’s heating up, you may be thinking about installing some air conditioning to stay cool. Just be sure not to do it the way some of these folks have attempted. Brought to us via @skewl.
Video of the Week
US President Barack Obama suffers embarrassing royal toast mishap at Queen’s banquet
We all make mistakes, right? We’re guessing this one has to rank right up there with one of the President’s most embarrassing moments as he toasts the Queen at Buckingham Palace (over the British national anthem). Maybe it seemed like a good idea at the time. It’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it.
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