Recession Beards are the newest and most fashionable way to express yourself after a recent round of lay-offs. Mustaches, meanwhile, are becoming the employed population’s way of saying “we support you, brothers.” Shave your face, and you might as well have crossed the picket lines, comrade. Read More ›
“Overeducated & underemployed,” The Recessionist is a blog that tells the stories of the recently graduated who, despite going to some of the best colleges in the country, are struggling to find employment. If anything, it’ll make you happy you didn’t go to an Ivy League school.
In these lean times, Ikea is becoming more than just an outlet for cheaply made home furnishings: They’ve also got that cheaply made food! Daim — the little chocolate toffee bars available at Ikea — are delicious and highly, highly addictive. Like crack, only with more calories. BE CAREFUL. Also, the meatballs are good, even made at home. Read More ›
Sales of offal, or weird edible animal parts, have surged thanks to the terrible economy. The cheaper cuts are particularly popular in Britain and France, where people are used to eating testicles and brains on a regular basis. Americans still like their variety meat disguised as McDonald’s or euphemized as “sweetbreads,” but I have a feeling that $2/lb testicles might change that. Read More ›