Happy Monday! If you’re reading this, the world definitely didn’t end as predicted last Friday. To celebrate that miscalculation, here’s a collection of irreverent tidbits to get you in a better mood for the week ahead.
Halloween by the Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC]
All the facts you ever wanted to know (or would prefer not to know) about how we celebrate Halloween. Do we really pig out with that much candy? Thanks to @GuyKawasaki for pointing us to this one.
29 Photos That Will Make You Want to Adopt a Puppy [PICS]
Awww! Unless you are totally a cat person or just can’t tolerate pets of any kind, these pics will pique your interest. Some are just totally off the cute scale. @paul_steele, a Monday Madeleines regular, brought this to our attention.
Managing by Ice Cream
This Workplace Issues feature by Rachel Kaufman on Media Jobs Daily talks about Dan Schneider, a serial entrepreneur since the age of 16, who says he had a unique way of getting employees to ‘fess up to a mistake – make them buy everyone ice cream. Sounds better than launching into a tirade, don’t you think? Brought our way by @JeromeCleary.
Video of the Week
Transitioning from ice cream to cocktails is no easy task, but this typewriter cocktail machine allows you to (not eat, but) drink your words. Through pumps, pipes and all kinds of gadgetry, this typewriter mixes a cocktail based on the keys you press – K for Kahlua, V for vodka, etc. Perfect for writers, but can they hook this thing up to a smart phone or an iPad? We found this crazy idea through @Minervity.
Did you enjoy this week’s features? Which were your favorites? Leave a comment and share your thoughts, your favorite tea, a cocktail or madeleine recipe, or even your favorite joke. No over-sharing here. (But if you somehow cross that line, we’ll let you know.)