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spotify offers president barack obama job as president of playlists
Via: Spotify
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In a little over a week, President Obama is just another nameless schmo, searching the classifieds for a new job and living in his parents’ basement. He’ll probably get an internship or something and start a career in music PR.

Well, maybe Obama should look into a gig at Spotify because it seems like they’re offering a job that he’s especially qualified for: President of Playlists.

The job is live now on Spotify's employement page, so you could apply for it, but you'd have to meet these specific requirements:

  1. Eight years running a highly-regarded nation
  2. Having Kendrick Lamar play your birthday party
  3. Having a Nobel Prize.

Check out the full job description:



via Spotify

Someone forward this to him, he’d be perfect. Does anyone know anyone at Spotify that could put in a good word for him?

Via: Comedy Central
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President Barack Obama is on his goodbye tour, making farewell addresses over his final two weeks in office. But what's he really saying?

On The Daily Show with Trevor Noah the other night, Keegan Michael Key dropped into translate, introducing the final "Obama Translator" sketch, which they dusted off from their old sketch show Key & Peel

Say goodbye in anger with the final "Obama Translator." 

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Via: Nerdwriter1
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What does it take to get you to vote? Is it civic duty? A profound belief in a candidate? Fear of another candidate?

For almost half the American population, none of these things matter because they don’t vote. In fact, only about 56 percent of Americans voted in 2008. There are no numbers on this, but it’s entirely reasonable to think that maybe more people say “Thanks, Obama” than voted for him.

So what does it take? Money? Would you like money out of a candidate's pocket? Well, that’s not gonna happen, buddy! This is America! We don’t pay for votes here, so take it some place else.

But what about those celebrity videos? Can Stanley Tucci get you to vote? 

via Save the Day

Sorry, Tucc. No. Celebrity videos where they guilt you into voting don’t work because they depend on the old theory of “rational self-interest,” i.e. the idea that people will vote based on heavily-reinforced social norms. People don’t operate based on “rational self interest,” do they? People say that they’re going to vote but, in many cases, don’t actually do it.  

Over on YouTube, The Nerdwriter found something that just might work: shame. That’s right, if shamed into it, people will vote. He offers some different methods for implementing the age-old practice of shame, like a thing on Facebook that says “I Voted” or, the Scarlett Letter of the digital age, “I Didn’t Vote.”

via Hardware Zone

Check out the video for some more facts about voter turnout. You will sound so smart next time the topic comes up if you do.

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