The Alligator left on a jet plane this morning. He will bring the new sport of gatorball back to its spiritual home, the United States of America. Here, we will have to gatorball on without him.
Here’s a link he sent me a month ago: some crazy ant photos. David Attenborough this ain’t.
He saw Taika Waititi’s film Boy the other night and appreciated the early-80s Kiwi charm: Maori smurf and the use of “egg” as an insult were particular favourites. But it reminded me that in NZ, “bro” appears to mean something very different to what it means in the U.S. Witness these bro subtitles:
(via the AVClub, which notes this is a promotion for a translation of On The Road into Bro-speak.)
See also the stupendous Three Word Phrase, a 4-panel comic by Ryan Pequin, which has been hitting Bro notes lately. Check out this and this and this and this. (Then just subscribe to Three Word Phrase because it’s amazing.)
Stars of frequently-spoiled TV shows school you on spoiler etiquette:
Winter is coming! no that isn’t a game of thrones reference, down here winter really is coming. We use upside-down fires in our place – if you have a woodburner and don’t know about this method, you should. Campers should also pay attention.
This has been in the linky file for over a year, time to air it out:
And this, Fantasy Travel Posters (but aren’t they all?)
Inspired by Banksy, a family leaves painted stuff in places.
And finally… self-portraits while levitating