“Most people try to be as polite and flattering as possible when writing a prospective employer to ask for a job. It’s really the only medium where being obsequious is seen as a virtue. But when Hunter S. Thompson applied for a job at the Vancouver Sun in 1958, the famously wild and inventive author wrote a cover letter that, like Thompson himself and the “gonzo journalism” that would make him famous, broke all the rules.” (atlanticwire)
03. Dear Gap, I have your new logo.
“As you requested, I’ve redesigned your logo. It’s behind the post-it above. It’s unbelievably good. Fantastic, even. I’m convinced it’s what you need.” (mule)
04. How I Made It: Marc Weinstein, co-founder of retailer Amoeba Music
“”Vinyl sales are so strong, it’s making up for the decline in CD sales,” Weinstein explained. Who’s buying vinyl? Jazz collectors, DJs and, surprisingly, heavy-metal fans. “Many of them are 18 or younger,” Weinstein said. “It’s a very artifact-oriented crowd that’s attracted to how these things looked and felt.”” (latimes)