Image: courtesy of mandy stantic Bears don’t have any interest in your miserable standing desks, thank you very much. Mandy Stantic was visiting a garbage dump in Northern Manitoba last spring when she came upon a black bear sitting on a discarded sofa. Stantic, whose photos just recently went viral, had specifically driven to the dump with her daughter to see the dump (god bless Canadian road trips) when she discovered the bear just lounging. [More]
M/V version of the video – the absurdity of it all still brings a smile 🙂  And look at the view count! The phrase “Gangnam Style” is a Korean neologism that refers to a lifestyle associated with the Gangnam District of Seoul. The song and its accompanying music video went viral in August 2012 and have influenced popular culture worldwide since then. “Gangnam Style” received mixed to positive reviews, with praise going to its catchy [More]
            He may be scruffy-lookin’, but he ain’t no nerf-herder. Harrison Ford appeared on The Tonight Show in what is possibly the most low-fi interview ever. No matter how peppy Fallon gets, Ford stays stalwartly chilled out. So chilled out that Fallon busts out some of Ford’s favourite scotch Bruichladdich (10 points to Gryffindor if you can pronounce it). The two then proceed to tell jokes, and Ford’s glacial delivery [More]
Ryan Gosling plays an LAPD officer heading for an encounter with Harrison Fords character Deckard in a film whose sheer scale leaves you gasping.   This is a visually staggering film,  it must be experienced on the biggest screen possible. Blade Runner 2049 is a spectacle of eerie and merciless vastness, it is at times satirical, tragic and even romantic. This is the sequel to the 1982 sci-fi classic, directed by Ridley Scott and based [More]
Gujarat to Mumbai 217mph train will cut journey time from eight hours to three and is funded with a low-interest Japanese loan. This excerpt from an article in the Guardian (see link below) gives an interesting update on the developing relationship between India and Japan:   India’s creaking, colonial-era railway system is preparing to take a giant leap forward as the Indian prime minister breaks ground on the country’s first bullet train project. Narendra Modi [More]
One moron train conductor managed to spoil the working day of dozens of passengers. Passengers were standing on the platform of the Nala Sopara station which is near Mumbai, India, on Wednesday when a high speed train sped right through the station. This would typically be a quite normal thing to happen, but recently heavy rain had fallen and the station was submerged.   Instead of slowing down the speed to a crawl, the conductor [More]