Here’s an adorable video that follows Muharrem, a deaf man from Istanbul. One fine morning, Muharrem gets a nice surprise as he sees that his neighborhood has learnt sign language and communication is much easier now. That’s a sweet heartwarming story, with tons of empathy pouring through.
Chinese photographer Zhang Bojun has a nice collection of plaid designs in his portfolio. These “designs” are digital manipulations created from overhead images from the vast sea of humans that are Beijing’s streets. The artist photographs the swarms of people that throng the streets of Beijing and repeats observed patterns, while reducing the actual image to a bird’s eye view. These images take the form of interlocking designs that are usually seen in plaid fabric.
Ah, stereotypes. They’re so much fun if done tastefully, unless you get overcritical of what they portray. So sit back, relax and see Europe through the eyes of stereotypes. The video starts with how the USA views Europe and vice versa, and then delves into how different parts of Europe see each other. Quite amusing, I should say.
Here’s documenting one kitty talent you never really considered, the hover kitty. Take a good look and be impressed by cats and their secret ability to hover.
There could hardly be a Mr. Right, if it wasn’t for the magnanimity of Mrs. Always Right. Get these throw pillow cushion covers, and Mr. Right can have a good chuckle with Mrs. Always Right. Available on Amazon.
The weeping angels are the scariest of Doctor Who antagonists. There are Daleks and Cybermen, but they can hardly compare with the sheer terror of being taken out in the blink of an eye. I’d say Blink ranks pretty close to the best episodes of the new Doctor Who series. That, and The Empty Child. …
Ireland has released four postage stamps to celebrate the most popular games and gaming icons. The four stamps show Mario, Sonic, Pacman and Space Invaders. The stamps are available here.
It’s always good to know what’s cool, and what’s not. The easiest way to get around to that, is by seeing a graph. Well now, graphs about the coolness of several things are not so very easily available, but the persevering find a way. Or, you could just rely on these humorous graphs by RC Jones. The website Coolness Graphed has a series of bar charts dedicated to defining what’s cool, and what’s not. A selection of these bar charts has also become a book, now available on Amazon.