Highfive: The best reads of the week. Ever.

This week: How nonsense was dealt with in the ’70s, Thomas Jefferson’s apples, retire when you’re 30 (*too late), and how german cooks can get American students out of debt.

“Some asshole is signing your name to stupid letters.”

There was a time when common sense rivaled nonsense.

Read: Letters of Note: Regarding your stupid complaint

How ya like them apples?

Via @mustafakidd, a read about a man who knows that Fuji’s taste like shit.

Read: Why Your Supermarket Only Sells 5 Kinds of Apples | Mother Jones

You can’t do this. You don’t have it in you. Neither do I.

Don’t make a fortune. Save and invest half of what you make. Retire when you’re 30. Start a family. Don’t go broke.

Read: Meet Mr. Money Mustache, the man who retired at 30 – The Washington Post

Why is tuition debt too often a prerequisite for an American career?  Ask German chefs.

The german cuisine industry can turn ’em out via trade schools and apprenticeships. Can we create an analog for programming and design? The product might be better, quicker, cheaper than what we’re currently doing for many folks.

Read: One Tiny German Town, Seven Big Michelin Stars – NYTimes.com

Screw debt. Teach programming to your 3 yr old.

Hell, maybe our kids should learn programming while they sit in the minivan on the way to the water slide park.

Read: Kids can learn to code with Hopscotch! | App | Creative Bloq