Sunday 15 June 2014

The Procrastinator (some) Times Sunday 15th of June Edition


Morning everyone!  Hectic past week building up to a crazier one, but in a good way! And this is why: in our To Do List we invite you to Central Saint Martins Degree Shows' week, and specially to our Conference Night: Exploiting Chaos this next Wednesday night (:

In News, like the rest of the world, we share articles about the World Cup. In our Science & Technology section Anita Hamilton writes in Time an article about this (not-so) new behavior: bedtime procrastination. Larry Clark's US$100 photos and Haruki Murakami's short story "Yesterday" in Culture & Entertainment. And In Dog We Trust by La Guía del Perro share tips to take care of your pet during the summer and introduce us to Koda the puggle.

Happy Sunday happy reading, and follow the Procrastinator in Twitter, #whydontyou? ;)


Still of John Oliver's HBO video.

Of course the World Cup is the big news of the week, and if you are having confused feelings about it, because football is fun, but FIFA is the devil and half of Brazil is unhappy about hosting the World Cup, you definitely need to see John Oliver on Fifa, (if miraculously you haven't done so, it's all over the Internet!). "Putting aside its perennial bribery scandals, the way FIFA does business with host countries is appalling. Here, Oliver walks you though the hundreds of millions in tax breaks, the new laws, and the new criminal courts the (nominally) nonprofit organization demands." Have a look in Gawker. E.T.P. 14'

Photo via Vice.

Vice also has been covering the World Cup from an alternative perspective. Have a look at their series of Contra a Copa: the other side of Brazil's World Cup videos here. E.T.P.: 10-12' each.

"The World Cup started in Brazil this week among celebration and protests. The host nation won the game opener in front of 62,100 fans at Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo, and masses watched in various positions around the country and world. -Some in protest that a huge amount of funds are directed to this prominent event." See these 27 photos in The Boston Globe's Big Picture. E.T.P. 5'

Image via The Atlantic.

In a lighter note, Uri Friedman in The Atlantic explains why the Americans used the word soccer. "In May, Stefan Szymanski, a sports economist at the University of Michigan, published a paper debunking the notion that "soccer" is a semantically bizarre American invention. In fact, it's a British import. And the Brits used it often—until, that is, it became too much of an Americanism for British English to bear. The story begins, like many good stories do, in a pub." Read full article in The Atlantic. E.T.P. 5'

Stephen Collins via The Guardian.

Finally "The not giving a toss about the World Cup World Cup final", a cartoon by Stephen Collins in The Guardian.

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