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Elderly Chongqing man lives under bridge to save up money to buy his wife a diamond ring and golden necklace

12 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

An elderly porter from Chongqing has made headlines recently by choosing to save on boarding fees by living under a bridge in order to buy his wife a golden necklace and diamond ring. [ more › ]

dinner at Saba’s Ethiopian restaurant on Brunswick St

Saba’s is a very new Ethiopian restaurant on Brunswick St where Noodle Palace used to be. It’s only been open a few days but last night it was full for dinner. I don’t think they need any help from me in promoting them – it’s obvious...Show More Summary

breakfast at Archie’s All Day on Gertrude St

Archie’s All Day is a new cafe / restaurant that opened a week ago today. I visited on Saturday afternoon for a late brunch. It’s in the space of the former Southpaw, and in terms of its all day and night service and contemporary menu it is in the style of Hammer and Tong.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

Huge Anti-Government Protests in Malaysia Continue For a Second Day

The demonstration is the largest popular vote of no confidence to date against beleaguered Prime Minister Najib Razak

Shanghai hosts grand, luxury funeral for family's beloved tiny little dog

13 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

For pet owners that want to send Fido off with a bit of style, Shanghai apparently now has a company that offers luxury pet funerals complete with wooden coffins, Audi processions and remembrance ceremonies. [ more › ]

Photos: Rick Springfield, Loverboy and The Romantics bring ’80s fun to Atlanta

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI Sometimes in life you have to make those tough calls — stay in town and go see Rick Springfield for the 30 or 40th time or go visit my old friends in Richmond and participate in my fantasy football draft in person? I know, cry me a river, right? This time, I chose to take a weekend off and head north in the name of my favorite sport (LeSean McCoy...

Jiangsu villager hides 100,000RMB in banknotes underground for 4 years, cash turns to mush

14 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

After his mother buried 100,000RMB in cash under the floor of her kitchen for four years, a son is looking for some way to exchange the rotten cash at local banks in Jiangsu province. [ more › ]

As Good a Jew As You Are a Baptist, Sweetie

Ghetto black lesbian: Look, you are Time Magazine’s Person of the Year.Jewish lesbian: That is so lame.Ghetto black lesbian, picking up a card instead: What does ‘shalom’ mean? Does anybody know what ‘shalom’ means?Jewish lesbian: You are asking the wrong Jew.Ghetto black lesbian: What kind of Jew are you? What good are you? –Duane Reade, […]

Mayor Davis presents his draft 2016 City of Dunwoody Budget

Excerpt below - click here for full document. The list of enhancements to the 2016 budget and their costs can be found on page 35 of the document and I recommend that this be reviewed for both what is there and what is not. It is this...Show More Summary

“Supermoon” seen Saturday (where it wasn’t too cloudy). Look again Sunday

“Supermoon” shines Saturday night, where it wasn’t cloudy; Sunday night should also be pretty “super.”

Missing hiker found injured but alive after nine days in Sierra National Forest

A hiker who had been missing for nine days in the Sierra National Forest was found Saturday, injured but alive.

With two killed in D.C. Friday night, homicide tally matches all of 2014’s

At least eight others were injured in shootings during a night when Lanier flooded the streets with police.

Celebrating wetlands for Melbourne Day!

Happy Melbourne Day! 30th August. Not a day emblazoned on our consciousness, I must admit. It seems fitting that the RHSV’s Melbourne Day lecture last Friday should focus not so much on ‘founders’ but more upon what was ‘found’ i.e.  … Continue reading ?

Two men killed in separate South L.A. shootings

Two men were killed in separate shootings in South Los Angeles on Saturday, police said.

Video: SFPD Recovers Stolen Guitar Once Owned By Red Hot Chili Peppers Guitarist

Officers have recovered a stolen guitar that was once owned and played by a member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and was on its way to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. [ more › ]

McNamara airs it out — and leaves No. 15 Riverdale Baptist gasping for air

Mustangs turn up the pace as QB Ramar Williams throws for 278 yards and five TDs in 48-22 romp.

'L.A. Miner' Backlash: Film Highlights Illegal Gold Mining, Says Critics

As critics have pointed out, the activities shown in 'L.A. Miner' are illegal and, as many people feel, quite destructive. [ more › ]

Japanator Live: It's time to loot Ys II's Shrine

Watch live video from japanator on www.twitch.tv During last week's stream, I was able to return Adol to his human form. Thanks to this accomplishment, I've been left with a key that's capable of opening most of the doors in the dungeon I'm in. Show More Summary

Ruth Leger Sivard, economist who measured the cost of militarism, dies at 99

Ms. Sivard was a foremost authority on how nations allocate resources for defense and other needs.

Logs of Wednesday One-liners

Guy: You know, we really should do something with all that driftwood we brought back from Canada. –West Elm furniture, DUMBO Overheard by: Ashley The husband scoops dog shit in a clear plastic bag, swings it around and calls out to his wife: Hey, Marla! Ya hungry? Hot fudge, fresh from the oven! –Prince St. […]

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