Armand Foisy did not expect a video of his 101-year-old mother playing in the season’s first snowfall to go viral. But it did, reaching 7.7 million views on his Facebook page in two weeks.
“It was just a simple little video that was meant for family and friends,” he said, describing the moment captured in the video as “great joy and fun.”
Manhole covers don’t have to be ugly sewer lids. In Japan, they can be astoundingly intricate, colorful, museum-worthy feats of urban design.
Photographer S. Morita (Flickr name MRSY) has snapped over a thousand manhole covers around Japan over the years. In a country renowned for its attention to detail and rich artistic heritage, it’s pretty inspiring to take a bland city staple, that people literally walk all over, and morph it into eye candy.
At 12:30 on January 8th at the lovely New School Auditorium on 12th St., I’m doing a short introductory talk as part of my continuing Reasons To Be Cheerful project.
Air Force veteran Ron Villemaire, 69, was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer this year. His dying wish was to see “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” and with the petition of his daughter, a community made it happen.
We like to bring this chestnut back from time to time. Watch it, and you’ll know why.
In 1977, just a short month before Bing Crosby died of a heart attack, the 40s crooner hosted David Bowie, the glam rocker, on his Christmas show. The awkwardness of the meeting is palpable.