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Weisure Studies

10:45 PM -- Slow news day at CNN:

    The line dividing work and leisure time is blurring right before our eyes, says one expert, and it's creating a phenomenon called "weisure time."

    Many who haven't already abandoned the 9-to-5 workday for the 24-7 life of weisure probably will do so soon, according to New York University sociologist Dalton Conley, who coined the word. It's the next step in the evolving work-life culture.
Also the next step in Larry's suicide watch. "Weisure"? Why not "plork"?

And sure, Dalton. I'll just empty the office trash while tooling away the evening on my yacht. Maybe I'll hammer out that fender while chatting up my sommelier. Shall I sweep the goddam street on the way to my club?

Sociology: the field of choice for those who find thinking too rigorous.

— Larry, Attack Monkey, Light Reading

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