The successor to your social media feeds being overtaken by the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is the all-consuming Hello Kitty revelation.

If you haven't already heard the paradigm-shifting, planet-realigning news, here it is.

According to an L.A. Times interview with University of Hawaii anthropologist Christine R. Yano, who has devoted years of her life to studying the Hello Kitty phenomenon and is the author of Pink Globalization: Hello Kitty's Trek Across the Pacific, talked about everything Kitty (who is 40 years old and, like Archie, never seems to show any signs of aging).

The annual Fair at the PNE is underway at Hastings Park in East Van.

Photographer Kevin Statham captured these moments during week one.

I recently posted a blog about what happened when the U.S. show What Would You Do? staged scenarios in which Asian people were discriminated against.

Shortly thereafter, the latest video in a string of racist verbal attacks against Asians on transit in Australia went viral online.

In Perth, an aboriginal Australian woman making a racist verbal attack against a female Asian passenger was caught on camera this past weekend.

The Asian passenger remained silent as the other woman called her several derogatory terms, including a "whore" and "slut", and approached her. None of the other passengers stepped in.

I'm often surprised by what pops up in my Twitter feed on a daily basis.

Today, it was a video of CTV Vancouver news anchor Mike Killeen talking about fatherhood.

It came via a website called TopDaddies.com.

Killeen's sons are 20 and 17 years old.

He admits in the video that on occasion, he's been an "intense" parent and in retrospect, he'd "probably tone it down a notch".

"I'm a sweater of the small stuff still, but not perhaps as much as I used to be," Killeen says.

Health knowledge is one of many areas that have expanded exponentially since the development of the Internet.

Many challenges have resulted from that growth, including critically assessing content and keeping up with the pace of information that's out there.

The next Gay Men's Health Summit will explore what issues are involved in this technology-based phenomenon, and how that might affect everyone from health professionals to gay men, in a variety of issues such as well-being or the HIV epidemic.

The Community-Based Research Centre will hold its next Gay Men's Health Summit, with theme "The New Literacy of Gay Men's Health", on October 30 and 31 at SFU Harbour Centre.

Submissions for presentations, workshops, or panels are now being accepted.

Your Facebook and Twitter feeds are probably still awash with funny examples of those ALS Ice Bucket Challenge videos.

Here's one video your friends probably won't be sharing because it might put you to sleep.

The credit goes to Supt. Claude Wilcott, the office in charge of the Coquitlam RCMP. Perhaps the Mounties he nominated to take the challenge will be more entertaining.

I took a photo of this historic bus in 2011 before Heritage Vancouver went on its annual tour of the 10 most endangered historic buildings and areas in the city.

Aficionados of transportation history will have a chance to see it again today until 2 p.m. at the EasyPark lot at the corner of Cambie and West Georgia streets.

The Transit Museum Society has converted this General Motors vehicle into a mobile theatre.

Built between 1953 and 1959, it's on display as part of I Love Transit Week.

Go Topless Day in Vancouver was revealed for what it really is: a celebration of Raëlians.

The Geneva-based movement was founded by Claude Vorihon, now known as Raël, who insists that extraterrestrials created life on Earth.

In the past, the Raëlians have used the swastika as their peace sign.

Understandably, this has created difficulties for them in Israel.

Raël and his followers believe that women have the same constitutional rights as men to go topless.

Hence the slogan: "Free your breasts! Free your mind!"

It's not every day that a local TV reporter is heard on Howard Stern's incredibly popular satellite radio show.

But when Shannon Paterson broadcast a story about a Surrey Pastafarian who wanted to wear a pasta strainer for his driver's licence photo, it was quirky enough to draw the attention of one of Stern's producers.

Obi Canuel was allowed to put the dish on his head for his B.C. services card.

Paterson pops up at 0:58 of Stern's broadcast.

She said "pasta" in her report; Stern claimed the proper term is "pahsta".

Dîner en Blanc in Vancouver gets a lot of hate, and for the most part, it’s unwarranted. I attended my first Dîner en Blanc last night, and what I saw were thousands of people having fun, outside at a park, making new friends, and celebrating life. What’s there to hate about that?

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