Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Link roundup

1. Before disruption of the New York City bagel industry:

“Every bagel that was made in New York City up until the 1960s was a union bagel — every one,” Mr. Goodman said. “The reason why this union was strong was that they were the only ones who knew how to make a proper bagel. And that was the keys to the kingdom.”

The union — New York’s Local 338, with some 300 members — could hold the entire metropolitan area gastronomic hostage and, in disputes with bakery owners over working conditions, often did.
2. The Onion:
Voters Look On In Horror As 3 New Republican Candidates Appear In Place Of Scott Walker
3. "Groupon is laying off 1,100 employees and shutting down its operations in 7 countries." (Also from The Onion: “But profiting from the financial ruin of fellow businesses is the American dream.”)

4. Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron 2-Disc BD Combo Pack (3D BD+BD+Digital HD) [Blu-ray] is $19.99 at Amazon. The Furious 7 and Jurassic World combo packs, too.