Someone placed a perfect shot into the silhouette of Johnny Cash on a water tower in Arkansas so it looked like the Man in Black was taking a leak. A mayor of a town in Australia quickly back-pedaled on his idea of installing a prayer room next to the City Council chambers after a local […]
At this year’s Google I/O developer conference, CEO Sundar Pichai spoke of how augmented reality (AR) glasses embedded with Google’s real-time translation services could break down the language barrier in face-to-face communication. While not explicitly announcing any hardware, he did show a video with a pair of glasses with a heads-up display that would show the […]
New York is a big enough city that you can be pretty sure to get a critical mass of enthusiasts in any field, as long as you gather them together around an event. When a rare Snowy Owl came to visit Central Park last winter, hoards of birders and amateur photographers swarmed the park to […]
Regular readers will recall the kindergartener who popped open a bottle of tequila during snack time last month. The principal of the school has his hands full now after a 5th grader at the same school was caught this week sharing weed gummies with his classmate. The Las Vegas mob has a new interest in […]
The Goodwill treasure, an explosive carry-on, and the secret to popping the turret off a Russian tank.
The People’s Convoy of mask-mandate-protesting-truckers made its way to the Bay Area where it ran into a hornet’s nest of opposition and was promptly repelled by a group of egg-pelting kids. An activist, pointing out the insanity of Florida’s new law banning school books considered “inappropriate,” filed a request to ban the good book. “Banning […]
A kindergartner in Michigan popped open a bottle of tequila at snack time and shared it with his classmates. An NFT of Jack Dorsey’s first tweet, purchased at an auction for almost $3 million, was re-listed for $48 million but only got lukewarm interest with a top bid of $277. A 1959 receipt for “nothing” […]
Cheese theft, vaccine overdose, and the politician who tripped on Godwin’s Law.
Every vibrant city has its public transportation woes and homegrown hacks to resolve them. I experienced Mexico City’s Pesero buses when I was directed by a local to jump into passing VW Bus that took me where I wanted to go as long as I didn’t mind dropping off a few other people along the […]
Workers at a Staten Island Amazon fulfillment warehouse voted to unionize, a first for the company. Staff at more than 50 other Amazon warehouses have contacted the organizers to learn how they did it. Amazon’s soon to be released internal employee chat application has apparently been configured to filter or flag messages that contain words […]