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Happy Monday!

The net worth of Bill Gates: $101.3 billion.

The net worth of Warren Buffett: $83.5 billion.

The price of a medium Dairy Queen Blizzard Treat: $4.09.

The price of a large Dairy Queen Blizzard Treat: $4.69.

With a price like that — the Blizzard, not the net worth — how could you not go for the large at Dairy Queen? Another thing that makes sense is that when you love what you do (or what you invest in, according to Mr. Buffett), good things will happen.

And how can you not love watching two titans of industry working at Dairy Queen for the day?

Well, that was a strange time for a couple of admired American billionaires. At least now Mr. Buffett knows what the upside down is…

Have a Better Week Than Last Week. 

P.S. There’s also this moment of pure gold. 

Well played, Bill Gates. 

Making Space for New Stuff

What is the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) up to these days?

Whether 2001: A Space Odyssey, Apollo 13, Gravity, Interstellar, The Martian or the forthcoming First Man, Hollywood has piqued movie-going audiences into the vast realities and fantastical possibilities of space.

Sorry, a side note:

The older I get, the more I’m amused at the sheer simplicity of calling the ever-complex and unknown space “space.”

“What’s up there with the infinite stars, planets, moon, sun and all-around cosmic mystery?”

“Space.”

I digress. And so does NASA.

What highly-technical, mind-blowing innovations and life-altering journeys are being planned by NASA for this year and beyond?

Things…on a To-Do list.

I Want to Eat Dinner & Party. No, Not a Dinner Party

If you work in an office, then leave said office, but then hang out with people from that office, have you actually left the office?

Here’s a visual study guide of sorts to help you answer this question.

And here’s the uninvited, yet always entertaining supplemental material that serves as an assisting resource to the study guide.

If you work in the right office, then the office will never leave you.

And that can be a thoroughly entertaining reality.

A Baskets Case with Emails

It’s Day 2 of the workweek and you may still be stressed-out and relentlessly catching-up on projects or emails. And while expediency can be a massive benefit through the use of technology (particularly mobile tech), it has also proven to be a massive burden in some cases. We need/have to be able to disconnect from time-to-time. For some, however, the connection between expediency and expectation is linear and non-negotiable. In other words, if you can respond in the moment, some people expect you to respond at that exact second. No excuses.

Enter one of the problems with technology’s increasing speed: Lack of time and understanding to think, reflect or acknowledge reality.

Yes, the following is an interview with a comedian. Yes, you may, therefore, be tempted to write-off what he has to say about an isolated societal problem that seems like a reasonable fix in many (obviously not all) situations.

Yes, the interview is also funny.

(Interview is from last year, which is why it’s announced that Baskets airs on Thursdays in the video)

And yes, the no-work-emails after 5 p.m. sounds like a good idea to try to navigate the increasingly blurred line between our work and non-work life, fueled by the pressured expectation of instantaneous communication via technology.

And yes, season 3 of Baskets starring Zach Galifianakis starts airing tonight at 10 p.m. on FX.