These photos document the The Citrus Report arriving in downtown Sacramento on Labor Day weekend to find that all of our capitol’s businesses were closed and under construction. There were some hot and tired tears before soothed ourselves with a strange yet comforting lunch, beer and frozen yoghurts at a place called “Freshies”. In all fairness we ended our Sacramento day in a lovely little section called Midtown. To all our stroller pushing, macaroon eating friends out there: Midtown Sacramento is the new Portland. —The Citrus Report Staff
TIME Magazine, honoring Labor Day and the end of summer, have compiled the Top 10 Sweatiest Movies of all-time for us all to enjoy. We were surprised to see Dog Day Afternoon make it all the way to #8, but you got Rear Window, Cat On a Hot Tin Roof, A Time to Kill (seriously, McConaughey is just sheening in this film), 12 Angry Men, Do the Right Thing (at #2), and at #1, Cool Hand Luke. Great film. Lots of sweaty dudes, and one shirtless, organic Newman.
If you just want the gist of what is going on in the mass-apparel industry, BusinessWeek has this for you to note: “With fabric and labor costs projected to grow 15 percent in the second half of 2011, apparel makers are redesigning clothing to extract savings.” If you just bought a pair of $125 khakis once every three years, instead of buying the $49.99 sort of crappy khaki once a year, this shouldn’t really affect you. But, as labor-countries begin to become more consumer-oriented themselves and want to wear the pants they are making, labor costs are going to soar. We just sort of made up that analysis. That sounded smart when we wrote it.