Weekend Thoughts - 5.16.15

Image by  Ashton Pal , courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.

Image by Ashton Pal, courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.

Happy Saturday, y'all! I was a bit under the weather this past week, but I have still gathered an excellent selection of reads for you to ponder this weekend.

1. Emily Guendelsberger from Philadelphia Citypaper went undercover as an Uber driver to find out what it's like to be behind the wheel of an Uber car. A fascinating read, but what sticks out is the paltry amount of money that Uber drivers receive for their services. A great read for anyone who has ever hailed an Uber (or Lyft, for that matter) as a rider.

2. DrugAbuse.com has a really interesting piece analyzing drug use at various music festivals. Burning Man seems to be to most well-rounded with its selection of substances, from what I can see.

3. An odd post on Boing Boing about a real book titled Dating Vegans. It seems sad to me that there is actually a book out there that is about dating vegans - do vegans really need to be that discriminatory in our dating practices that it would require a guidebook for dating?

That's all for this edition of Weekend Thoughts. Until next week, keep thinking wilder.