Let’s face it, nobody outside of the U.K. is paying all that much attention to the Commonwealth Games—which are taking place in Glasgow, Scotland, currently, by the way.
And of the 17 sports that are part of the competition, table tennis is probably low on your radar. (Lawn bowling is likely also low on the excite-o-metre.)
Therefore, we all missed this rather epic little bit of ping-pong when Singapore faced Nigeria in the men’s team semi-finals on July 27.
In the first round, Singapore’s Gao Ning—the 12th best ping-ponger in the world—played Segun Toriola, ranked somewhere past the 150th mark. Looks like confidence got the best of Ning because Toriola managed to give him a little scare.
Greenpeace is taking on a children's toy that has been used in Science World and Vancouver Art Gallery exhibits.
At issue is Lego's affiliation with Shell. Greenpeace is calling for the Lego Group to end its participation in Shell's global advertising deal.
A special set of Lego features the Shell logo on its toys.
Greenpeace argues that Shell is building brand loyalty among children, who are the next generation of consumers. The Vancouver-founded environmental organization is concerned that Shell is using Lego to counter its controversial Arctic drilling plans.
What? Only seven types?
Here's local YouTube comedian Linda Dong's sendup of local stereotypes of Vancouver girls according to neighbourhoods.
Unfortunately she forgot Shaughnessy Girl, Robson Girl, Wreck Beach Girl, West End Girls (the girl group), Visiting ESL Student Girl, Taiko Girl, Smelly Hair SkyTrain Girl, and the suburbs: West Vancouver Girl (well, Real Housewives of Vancouver ostensibly covered that), North Shore Adventure Girl, Richmond Girl, and...(I'm Not a) Surrey Girl.
Maybe more material for future episodes?
(Then again, maybe the next one can be types of Vancouver guys?)
It's mildly amusing but how accurate do you think it is?
Hey, so like what is up with heterosexuals always trying to flaunt their straightness all over the place and push it in everyone's face?
Why are they always trying to recruit everyone to be straight?
Do they really have to walk down streets dressed as if they're screaming "I'm straight" all the time?
The answer is: NO.
The following video reveals an uprising movement against heterosexuals, who seem to be cropping up everywhere you look nowadays.
Stop them, before they ruin the world.
Like a lot of things online, it turns out that the viral video that singer-songwriter Rob Cantor made of him singing his own song in 28 celebrity voices (the 29th voice was his own) was faked.
Cantor was lip-synching to several people's recorded voices who were impersonating the celebrities. (That said, the impersonations are still solid. And Cantor seems to be able to lip-synch quite well.)
Here's a video that reveals what they did.
If you enjoyed Christina Bianco's viral video of her impressions of 19 divas doing "Total Eclipse of the Heart", you'll like this one.
The versatile impressionist and singer-songwriter Rob Cantor sings his song "Perfect" in the voices of 29 singers and actors—impressively, both male and female.
There's everyone from Frank Sinatra and Willie Nelson to Gwen Stefani and Björk in the mix.
For good measure, there's even Adam Sandler, Kermit the Frog, Gollum, and…Flipper?
They're all amazingly spot-on.
This may go down as one of the strangest interviews that former prosecutor Nancy Grace has ever done.
Charlie Bothuell, 12, was reported missing in Detroit on June 14.
But he was found in his dad's basement just as Grace was about to interview him on-air on June 25.
The father had previously been banging on neighbours' doors asking them to help him find his son.
But in Grace's eyes, the story didn't fit together.
Later, she learned that there is a series of interconnecting halls between the townhouses on the property.
According to Grace, the boy was hungry when he was discovered.
You know, it's a lot like the Georgia Straight office—just with subtitles and a panda.
Many Star Wars fans, like the Georgia Straight's John Lucas (who is unrelated to George), are in denial about Disney's ownership of the legendary sci-fi franchise.
But now we have Star Wars the Musical, a fan film directed by Jeffrey Gee Chin, to give us a harsh reality check about what's to come.
Inspired by tunes like "Circle of Life", "When You Wish Upon a Star", and "Princess Leia's Theme" (not to mention the Cantina Band), the short takes us into a whole new world.
It was inevitable.
After "If Gay Guys Said the Shit That Straight People Say..." and "If Asians Said the Stuff White People Say", we now have "If Black People Said the Stuff White People Say".
We can probably expect numerous other variations, including "If Macramé Weavers Made Quilts", and "If Internet Trolls Actually Said Something Worth Considering".
Until then, cue the knee-jerk reactions.