Wow: The evolution of the vault

The gold medal gymnastics vault of 1956 Olympics, Larisa Latynina vs. the best vault of the 2012 Olympics, McKayla Maroney. Wow.

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Learn: 1st August when Warsaw city stops

Once a year on the 1st of August, the people of Warsaw pay hommage to the fallen heroes that fought for freedom in 1944 during the Warsaw Uprising. The biggest rebellion against German Nazi occupation during WWII cost over 200 000 lives and destruction of the capital.

Laugh: Texts from dog

I’m a huge dog lover. And when I say huge I actually mean bordering on creepy.

So when it comes to anything dog related, naturally, I just love it.

This tumblr called ‘Text from dogs‘ never fails to make me smile, giggle or full on laugh out loud. It’s as the title implies: one man’s text exchange with his bull dog and believe you me, it is thoroughly entertaining. You can read an interview with Dog here.

 

Comic: The first move

You might have already guessed, but I love comics. I usually get my daily laugh via comics, so I’d like to extend my heartfelt thanks to all those funny little artists out there…cheers!

Watch & Listen: For those lost, just not forgotten

This beautiful visuel poem produced by Cole Webley is gripping and poignant. The photography is stunning and really well edited… love it.

For those wondering, I wrote down the poem:

In the vacuum of leaving and being left
People are made
Loved and lost
The rejected
And the survivor
Life discipline’s in silence
Teaching when our mentors are gone
In the light that creates shadows
A darkness that craves the sun
Our comings and our goings
Our meetings and the partings
Make of boys’ fathers
And women daughters
And the people that are made
In the vacuum of leaving and being left
Are never lost
Just forgotten.

Watch: Kiss from a Rose sang to unimpressed cat

I watched this and was completely enthralled. This drunk guy’s rendition of ‘Kiss from a rose’ sang to his unappreciative cat is just beautiful. Special moment when the cat tries to escape but the drunk man dearly holds on to him as he belts out “Babaaay”. Worth a watch. Given the cats unimpressed response, I assume this is a regular late night occurance.

Watch: Simon’s Cat in Window Pain

My all time favourite cat, Simon’s cat, is back with an all new video:  Window Pain. It involves Simon’s attempts at cleaning a window, which, as I’m sure you’ve figured out, are jeopardized by his cat(s). Enjoy!

Oh and watch out for my favourite moment: when he requests food. This has become a regular ‘inside joke’ with a friend of mine, whenever we’re hungry!

Love: Maru the cat

I’ve been following this little (big) guy for a few months and I just love him. Not only does he fuel my growing desire to get a wee kitten, but he also makes me smile every morning. Just look at his face!!
A few things you need to know about Maru

He’s a cool dude…

Who loves sleeping

Everywhere

He likes playing

and fancy dress


“I’m a lion!”

And he loves boxes

like REALLY loves them