Ameyoko Market, Ueno, Tokyo.
Now there’s an idea: literally getting paid for our shit.
Lloyd Alter on rethinking the design of our bathrooms, for The Guardian.
The last time I was in Barcelona, I didn’t enjoy the city. That was mainly because I couldn’t get my mind off Madrid! But this video makes me want to go back to the Catalan capital.
Apparently, these are important in modern communication. But just exactly where do emoji come from? Appropriately enough, we can thank the Japanese!
This is why I love reading about US politics, the unending supply of light entertainment courtesy of all their nutters from basically across the entire spectrum of left to right. But the right side definitely outdo the left in the outrageous as well as the bizarre. I mean, how to top this latest from one Anne Coulter?
If more “Americans” are watching soccer today, it’s only because of the demographic switch effected by Teddy Kennedy’s 1965 immigration law. I promise you: No American whose great-grandfather was born here is watching soccer. One can only hope that, in addition to learning English, these new Americans will drop their soccer fetish with time.
You can read the whole incoherent rant here.
They may have lost the game and exited the World Cup, but the Socceroos have electrified world football today thanks to Tim Cahill’s incredible strike to level the game with the Netherlands at 1-1. Now you can watch numerous video replays of that volley, or you can listen to this audio recording of former Welsh international Robbie Savage calling Tim Cahill’s “cracker”.
— Photographer, Mary Ellen Mark interviewed by Alison Stieven-Taylor in L’Oeil de la Photographie.
This is “Pepper”, the humanoid robot that can supposedly read emotions. It will be sold by Japan’s Softbank for about US$2,000. Seen here being demoed at the Softbank store in Ginza.
It is incredible that there is such a thing as a global anti-vaccine movement, one that imperils the next generation.
The quote is by Keren Landsman writing in Aeon magazine.
— Tim Cook, CEO of Apple on their acquisition of Beats, in rec/code.