Well, hey – just in time for travel season!  Conde Nast offers up a list of the U.S.’s friendliest – and unfriendliest – cites: http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/06/travel/us-unfriendliest-friendliest-cities/

Charleston and Savannah, two cities I REALLY want to visit, top the “friendliest” list.  On the flip side, I’m reconsidering my travel plans to Newark.

No wonder they had so much in common!  Like DNA for instance: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2718216/Woman-tracks-mother-abandoned-baby-realises-unwittingly-married-BROTHER.html

The feel-good story of the week: http://gawker.com/man-buys-every-pie-at-local-burger-king-to-spite-shitty-1617088150

Bride kindly takes the time to inform acquaintances why they weren’t invited to her wedding: http://jezebel.com/rude-bride-tells-facebook-pals-why-they-arent-invited-t-1618234621

8-bit Matrix c/o Phillip Raupach:

Aquaman: awesome superhero or cold fish? http://www.deadline.com/2014/08/zack-snyder-aquaman-radio-batman-v-superman/  Trick question.  With Jason Momoa playing him, of course he’ll be awesome.

 

7 thoughts on “August 8, 2014: News of note!

  1. My very own Ft Worth, TX is in 6th place. It’s true, we are friendly here. If you get overwhelmed by the friendliness, you can always drive over to Dallas and notice a measurable deterioration of friendliness coupled with an increase of impatience and sense of entitlement.

  2. Funny, I’ve been to 6 out of 10 cities on both lists, and I pretty much concur with the assessments. And like Jenny Horn said, Fort Worth is friendly!

    I can’t wait to be in Savannah though…

  3. Some of those links made me cringe! Especially, the couples that are related. (shudder)

    The bride one reminds me of a story a few months about: http://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/wedding-war-explodes-bride-returning-unwanted-gift/story?id=19458017 They are quoted: ” people should always give a gift that pays for the wedding,” I’ve never heard that before but I strongly disagree. A wedding is to celebrate a union between two people. Gifts are not required! Appreciated but not required.

  4. 8 bit Matrix brought back the sounds of my youth. I have a combined cocktail style and upright arcade table with over 1000 games on it. I kept it in the living room and played Galaga, Donkey Kong, Frogger while watching DVDs and Double Dragon got played when my Brother came over. We are both in our later 30s. The game box broke a couple of years ago and I haven’t been able to find a decent repairer. My boss at work thinks I’ll be able to fix it if I get the right connectors. I do miss it. So that’s my next project. Learn how Jamma works. Anyone have any good starting points?

  5. My sister lives in Asheville, NC and it is a cool, cool city. I’d move there if I’d lose everything in the process including Patrick’s benefits.

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