In America, 11 percent of the workforce regularly logs more than 50 hours a week. In Japan, though, the problem is much worse. A whopping 22 percent of Japanese workers hit that mark, some reaching as many as 100 hours of work in a single week.
It might sound pretty obvious, but the overworking of its citizens has caused multiple mental breakdowns and even deaths. This should serve as a pretty stark warning for each of us that increasingly finds ourselves spending way too much time in the office.
Cut that shit out. Protect your health and look out for No. 1 tonight as you punch out and forget about work for the night. — Cory Graves
Sweet Trash at Alamo Drafthouse
If you're a fan of cheesy weirdo sex scenes, mediocre plots and bad special effects, Sweet Trash may be your scene. And hey, those aren't necessarily bad elements to have in a movie. They sort of have their own trashy charm to them, despite the lack of Oscar-winning performances. It's got an evil sex mansion, gambling and bad acting. Check, check and check. — Diamond Victoria
North Texas Fair and Rodeo at North Texas Fair Grounds
Perfomances from Jake Hooker, Brian Houser, Sonny Burgess and Jolie Holliday are but a few of the attractions on Day 4 of the 87th annual North Texas Fair and Rodeo. It might not have a Big Tex, but this one's got a tractor pull so, y'know, not a total loss. — CG
Ghetto Ghouls, Flesh Narc, Wave Swinger at J&J's
Austin's Ghetto Ghouls has been around for a decade, since freshman year of high school, in fact, before releasing its Pitchforked-approved debut LP last year. The band tears through J&J's basement this sleepy Monday eve, along with Denton's Flesh Narc and Wave Swinger. *UPDATE: Ghetto Ghouls has dropped off this bill. In its place, Red Francis and Thin Skin perform. — CG
Outward Bound Mixtape Sessions at Crown and Harp (Free)
This regular Monday night event promises to be anything but regular. Curated by the always cutting edge Stefan Gonzalez, Dallas' best, if not most interesting drummer, these pretty-much-weekly events tend to host some of the most challenging and “out there” performers in town. You may love what you hear, or you may hate it. Either way you absolutely won't find it boring. — CG
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