Here is everything you need for the beach this weekend.
An opinion on DSK.
Did he do it? And what exactly did he do? Did she lie? Do you care?
And can you believe the rant after today’s court appearance by the maid’s attorney, Kenneth Thompson?
Whether you care about the case, or not, you have to admit it’s a little scary that a man with Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s power and position and no criminal record could be thrown into jail on Rikers Island without ever being proven guilty of anything. Ponder that for a bit.
Something to read.
I bought Tina Fey’s, “Bossypants” but, if you’re really hung up on DSK you might consider “Vendetta”, the intellectual’s answer to a raunchy scandal. Suggested via Twitter by former Treasury spokesman S. Andrew Williams.
“Even the faint mention of this being a Sarko directed smear campaign reminds me of one of my favorite books, Vendetta by Bryan Burrough, about AmEx trying to smear Safra mainly through the French press," Williams says.
A sunscreen that won’t cause cancer.
Haven't you heard?
An invitation to a really great party.
Supposedly, Nouriel Roubini's Fourth of July parties are epic. And all those hedge fund guys with beach front houses in the Hamptons? At least a few of them are rolling out the grill (or, you know, having the staff do the rolling). Get thee to the funnery.
Good friends and family.
And, of course, some tunes.
Anything but Adele's "Rolling in the Deep." We just need a break from that one.
NetNet head honcho John Carney insists that X's Fourth of July is the best Independence Day song ever recorded. (But his taste in music is highly suspect around CNBC's Global HQ).