Here's a few links that have entertained, amused and enraged me this weekend:
- Madonna: A life in 10 songs, an interesting way to mark her 50th birthday. And I must say I agree with the choices, although I think Holiday should have been listed, perhaps instead of Into the Groove.
- Tesco has changed the wording in its checkout lanes, replacing "10 items or less" notices with signs saying "Up to 10 items". I care about language, but I wish the company was just as pedantic about changing its shameful (over) use of waste packaging and it's soooo 20th century policy on plastic bags.
- London from above, at night showcases the city at her absolute best. The images are jaw-droppingly gorgeous. The city glitters like a rare jewel and makes me think, "wow, I live here!" [Thanks to Kinuk for the link]
- An Olympic swimmer refused to sign autographs in Melbourne last week unless it was merchandise from her sponsor. This "decision" says so much about the rampant commercialism that has infected sport. I successfully avoided watching any Olympics coverage, so I really couldn't care less about Australia's new golden girl, swimmer Stephanie Rice, but this infuriates me. Sure, she put in hard graft and deserves to be acknowledged, but how much taxpayers money went into funding her sporting achievement? Don't the fans deserve a little respect?
- New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham's slide show reveals what Park Avenue looks like when the street is taken over by bikes and other non-motorised wheeled traffic. Having gone on a bike tour of Manhattan myself last year, this looks like a lot of fun!