WestJet Pulls Off A Doozy Of A Christmas Miracle

So the Canadian low-cost carrier pulled off a stunt for the ages, when they played Santa for two plane-loads of passengers. It’s also pretty brilliant viral advertising (look, I’m reposting it!) and absolutely makes me much more likely to travel on WestJet in the future. In a world filled with corporate Scrooges, WestJet is a bright spot! Do yourself a favor at watch this clip.

You’re All Eating Your Apples Incorrectly. For Real!

If you don’t already follow Food Beast TV yet, you should It’s a series of great “How To” videos that will change the way you think about eating many foods, including apples, bananas, pomegranates and even cookies, among other things. Some of these are funny and some are really practical, like the one I tried, just now. I ate an apple, just like this:

 

And this is what was left when I was done:

That's all, folks!
That’s all, folks!

Such a small change in habit, such a huge realization!

Obama And Castro: The Handshake Heard ‘Round The World

Earlier this week, conservative blogs and the Twittersphere exploded over President Obama’s handshake with Cuban president Raul Castro at the funeral services for former South African president and overall legendary hero to billions, Nelson Mandela. And when I say exploded, I am not kidding. Senator John McCain even compared it to then-UK Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain shaking hands with Adolph Hitler. Seriously?

The vitriol was truly astonishing. A handshake is just about the most basic pleasantry that can be exchanged between two world leaders and, well, that’s just what you do. Especially considering it’s hardly the first time a US president has done something like this. Clinton shook Fidel Castro’s hand, Nixon shook the hand of Mao Zedong. It’s called diplomacy and considering they were at the funeral of a man who was able to reconcile with his former jailers and end Apartheid, I am happy that the spirit of diplomacy prevailed.

[Oh and Senator McCain? Douche. Why? That hypocritical fuck shook hands with Gaddafi! See hysterical and frustrating Daily Show clip below.]

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The Truth About POTUS’ Selfie

So about this ridiculous uproar over the selfie that President Obama took with Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt and British Prime Minister David Cameron? Turns out not only was Michelle Obama not angry, but the whole thing was blown out of proportion. (I’m shocked! Shocked to find rank sensationalism going on in here!)

 

Check out this blog post by the Agence France Presse photographer who took those oh, so scandalous pix!

"What do you want, you moon-faced assassin of joy?" – Londo Mollari

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