How did I not see this video until now? It's been viewed more than eight million times since it was posted 13 months ago. (The creators note, by the way, that the dogs had been introduced to the cutlery beforehand, and it was recorded in one take. Adding the ambient sound later helps with the illusion of being in an actual restaurant!)
I grew up in the Sixties and Seventies, and have never really felt part of the Fifties generation. When I saw the headline for this How Stuff Works article ("23 Must-Have Toys from the 1950s and Beyond"), I was wondering how well I would relate to the list.
The answer: quite a bit.
I guess the thing with toys is that they had a lot more staying power in those days ... not to mention the fact that a good few of those items from what we could call the Toy Story era are still with us.
Christoph Niemann does these great series for the New York Times called Abstract Sunday. The drawback? They don't appear every Sunday. There is one today; the first three panels are above. Click here to see the rest.
Parkour, that French-derived word that describes a highly athletic bit of leaping, jumping and acrobatically overcoming urban hurdles, is fascinating to watch, if only because it seems like an ER visit is a split-second away.
Dot Dot Dot is Morse code for the letter 'S,' the full message Guglielmo Marconi claimed to have received atop Signal Hill in St. John's in 1901. It ushered in the age of telecommunications. My maternal grandfather worked as a telegraph operator for Canadian Marconi on Signal Hill for many years.
As well, I have a habit of overusing the ellipsis when I write ... as frequent readers might notice.