Reading Material 6/5: New Yorker Captions; Abbott Kinney Event; NBA Finals Downtown

  1. Winning the New Yorker caption contest: A How To Guide. [Slate]
  2. The Abbott Kinney Merchants Association hosts their monthly "First Fridays" event tomorrow with extended store hours and gallery openings, wine tastings, and free yoga classes, among other promotions.  If you need an excuse to get down to Venice to start your weekend, here it is. [Abbot Kinney Now]
  3. Local blogger Caroline on Crack has forsaken the rock and found a new addiction: Recommending products on 2.0 startup site ThisNext.  If she recommends more products/services than anyone else, she wins a Vespa.  Now that's a viral marketing strategy… [Caroline on Crack]
  4. Oh right… It's Lakers/Celtics for the first time since Iran/Contra was in the news, and downtown is about to go bonkers. [BlogDowntown]