When you grossly overestimate your stomach capacity and then you go on to eat about 465% more pizza than you should, then you feel overstuffed and dying.

Totally worth it, though.

40-hour work-week as a tool of immiserating economic growth [2013]



As technologies and methods advanced, workers in all industries became able to produce much more value in a shorter amount of time. You’d think this would lead to shorter workdays.

But the 8-hour workday is too profitable for big business, not because of the amount of work people get done…

The average office worker gets less than three hours of actual work done in 8 hours.

So true.

Oh man, rereading Gunnerkrigg’s Chapter 47 (the one about Mort) and I just can’t, I can’t. Too many feels.

By the way, if you’re not reading Gunnerkrigg already, go read it now. It’s excellent.