Posters, photos and time-lapse videos of the Northern Lights are stunning, but what would the Lights look like in real life if we came upon them ourselves? Videographer O Chul Kwon captured a the real-time movement of Aurora Borealis in Yellowknife, Canada, and now I can sufficiently daydream that I’m right there experiencing it too. The video captures the excited gasps and shouts of people on the ground as the Lights grow brighter and brighter. They sure do move fast! [Gizmodo]
After over a year of complacent denial since the big reveal of this grim truth, yesterday it came to the internet’s attention once again that Bed, Bath and Beyond, home of sky-high stacks of fluffy bath towels and Laura Ashley duvet covers, has been lying to us. Their formerly awe-inspiring displays are nothing but a farce of a foam rubber/super glue craft project dumped onto some unwitting intern. Just doing my duty to once again expose the truth to you good folks on the internet. Feel free to continue about your day now, wondering all the while what other seemingly real things in life are actually just cracking facades of crushed hopes and dreams held loosely together by our own denial. Or something like that. [BuzzFeed] [Image via Reddit]
ASDFJKLGHSJKL GUYS THIS IS SO AWESOME.
For those of us who have been waiting decades for a movie version of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series, this is almost as good: FOX has picked up a pilot based on the Lucifer character from Sandman. Uhhhhhh what. Some of the greatest scenes in the Sandman narrative take place in Lucifer’s Hell, and, IMHO, Lucifer as a character is right up there with Death. In other words, this is almost as good. Maybe better? We all (well, we all fans of Sandman) know the narrative needs to be fleshed out in order to do it justice, so maybe a series is better than a movie.
If you don’t know what I’m talking about, now’s the time to go check out the Sandman volumes from your local library. Also, kudos to Neil Gaiman for his continued and well-merited success. True story: We have a mutual friend who finds it amusing to tell me personal anecdotes about Neil in order to make me blush because I may or may not have a giant crush on him/he may or may not be my hero. Suffice it to say I’m excited. [A.V. Club]
Kansas City, Missouri, is considering an ordinance that would provide fines and jail time for street harassers. So Iguess I’m movin’ to Kansas City! I have family there, it’ll be all good.
Various other cities in Missouri (of all places), including Columbia and St. Louis, have put together bans on public harassment similar to this ordinance. They point out that in the years since these anti-harassment laws have been in effect, they’ve never issued a citation for it, because it’s hard to enforce the laws without an officer witnessing the harassment. Kansas City’s solution to this problem is to find out where harassment happens the most, and increase police presence in those areas. Keep reading »