It’s been more than a month since I’ve done a pimp thread, and folks are sending me e-mails wondering when the next one will be because they have something they want to promote, and while I enjoy their piteous cries, my cruel nature doesn’t run that deep. So: Here you go folks. Tell us what you have that you want to promote the heck out of. Pimp your stuff, pimp your friends’ stuff, pimp the stuff of folks who don’t know but whose stuff you like, and so on.
Remember that if you put more than three links into a comment that it’s likely to get stuffed into the moderating queue. Don’t panic; I’ll release it.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 29; 7-8 PM @ The Greene
KELSEY TIMMERMAN will discuss his book, Where Am I Wearing: A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories, and People That Make Our Clothes. Have you noticed that the clothes you’re wearing come from all over the globe? Have you ever wondered what the lives are like for the people who make your clothes? That idea intrigues Kelsey as he set out to visit the countries whose nametags were on his clothes. His travels took him to China, Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Honduras. He’d like to share his journey with you as he puts a personal face on the issues of globalization and outsourcing. He learned that 97% of America’s clothing is imported. China accounts for 30% and the garment industry accounts for 75% of Cambodia’s and Bangladesh’s exports.
You’ll recall the Big Idea piece on this one. If you can make it, it’ll be worth your time.
So: Promote, people! Tell us what you’ve found all shiny and new and worth sharing.