Things that haven't annoyed me so much this week

  • Superhero Granny A few years ago, French photographer Sacha Goldberger found his 91-year-old Hungarian grandmother Frederika feeling lonely and depressed. To cheer her up, he suggested that they shoot a series of outrageous photographs in unusual costumes, poses, and locations.
More pics here.
    • Hidden subway station I love hidden places, especially in big cities and this one is a gem. A once abandoned (or, rather, off limits) subway station from 1908 in Brooklyn is now accessible to the public.
      The city closed the station in 1945, mostly because at its height only 600 people a day used it, and because the loop created an unsafe gap at the platform. In 1995 the city vowed to restore the site and turn it into a part of the transit museum, but those plans were scrapped years later.
      The station is still not open to the public, but there's a trick you can use to see it for yourself. Until recently the MTA would force passengers to get off before the train made the loop, but now passengers are allowed to stay on. So the next time you reach the end of the line, keep going. 

      More pictures here
    • Cartoons

    • Ikeas Hadron Collider
    • Rascist Wallaby Everyone already knows my thoughts on Wombats, agreeing with my sentiment Racist Wallaby opens up a much needed expansive discussion about the entirety of Australian wildlife
    Most Koala talk is rubbish, but it crosses over into a whole new realm of nonsensical gibberish when they start going on about their spirituality.

    If you've never had the misfortune of having a Koala offer to "re-align your chakras," "smooth out your energy flow," or sat through one of their lectures on spiritual oneness and the inherent divinity present in all of us, consider yourself lucky.

    What really makes me angry is the number of Koalas who have decided that they can make a living from it, spruiking crystals, candles, and all manner of nonsense that they expect us to pay hard-earned dollars for.
    Getting stoned out of your mind on eucalyptus and telling people to "chill out" is not a valid career choice! It's well past time the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission looked into them. 

    More here

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