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Newsletter may 17

Virtual Hug? Why Not, It’s Friday

Virtual Hug? Why Not, It’s Friday

Go ahead.
Do it,
take just one bite
(or ten).
Stuff your silly little face.
We both know you were right
and you deserve to feel the way you do.
Get into it,
treat yourself,
don’t over think it.
It’s better if it goes
straight to your thighs,
rather than straight to
your heart.

What To Read

Extra, extra! Read all about it! Read about just how extra we can be, and how impossible it is to be so sure we aren’t just living in a real life version of Page Six.
  • How This Entrepreneur Plans to Bring Down Big Pizza – (
  • Here’s What You Need To Know About Those CGI Influencers Invading Your Feed – (Mashable)
  • A Definitive Ranking of Almost Every Flavor of Mountain Dew – (VICE)
  • Jack Dorsey Is Gwyneth Paltrow for Silicon Valley – (New York Times)
  • Cooper Hefner’s new media venture is ‘Fifty Shades’ meets BuzzFeed – (CNN)
  • A High School Principal Put a Laundromat in His School. It’s a Customer Success Lesson You Shouldn’t Miss – (

What To Watch

Reading is for nerds, squares, and elites. Eat the rich and keep your eyeballs filled with 530 visual goodies. Cord cutters cut cords and couch potatoes sit and spud out – let’s spud out!
  • The Real Story of Wu-Tang Clan’s 25-Year Career Is Finally Being Told in a New Showtime Series – (VICE)
  • 17 year olds dial a rotary phone – (YouTube)
  • Taron Egerton – Rocket Man (Official Video) – (YouTube)
  • Shuudan Koudou Is the Japanese Art of Synchronized Precision Walking – (
  • Flinch | Netflix Official Site – (Netflix)
  • 12 Office Pranks That Totally Flummoxed Dwight Schrute | The Office – (YouTube)

What To Listen To

“Selling out” is a common idiomatic pejorative expression for the compromising of a person’s integrity, morality, authenticity, or principles in exchange for personal gain, such as money. Not sure how 530 will profit from these recommendations, but we will sure as hell try.
  • MorMor – Pass The Hours(Spotify)
  • YG – Go Loko ft. Tyga, Jon Z  – (YouTube)
  • Tycho – Pink & Blue – (Soundcloud)
  • Mogul [Podcast] – (Gimlet Media)
  • 530medialab: The Podcast #009 – Warpaint (530medialab)
  • Iron & Wine, Calexico – Midnight Sun – (Spotify)

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