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Fun Stuff => ENJOY => Topic started by: Dock Braun on 10 Mar 2021, 22:31

Title: Delightful Articles
Post by: Dock Braun on 10 Mar 2021, 22:31
I find myself, often, wanting to share an article, or a few, that not about anything very serious or urgent, but that was a delight to read---maybe informative on some bigger topic, but over-all, something well written, that's interesting to think about. Something like Lenore Skenazy's 2021-03-08 Reason magazine article (https://reason.com/2021/03/08/dqn-today-japanese-map-app-kinds-noise-play/) about a Japanese app that maps the popularity of children's' public play areas---marketed to those who'd like to avoid the noisy neighborhoods, but useful for families to plan towards child-friendlier locales. For context: Japan is known for trusting it's children to roam free, as early as possible, as well as trusting it's parents, to know when it's appropriate to start.
Title: Re: Delightful Articles
Post by: Thrillho on 11 Mar 2021, 15:03
I think this forum has needed a thread like this to be fair. Is it overlapping too much with the Good News! thread, I ask the court?
Title: Re: Delightful Articles
Post by: hedgie on 11 Mar 2021, 15:34
I don’t think so, since this would permit more “fluff” than I think that the “Good News” would.
Title: Re: Delightful Articles
Post by: Dock Braun on 12 Mar 2021, 02:57
I agree with hedgie. I was thinking more about shorter literature, of a nonfictional tendency, that are primarily fun to read, whether or not they are presenting News, whether or not that news is Good. I had thought, first, of the Headlines thread, but there, is a semblance of greater importance. Here, that's a tertiary concern: ENJOY
Title: Re: Delightful Articles
Post by: Thrillho on 12 Mar 2021, 04:52
Sounds great to me!
Title: Re: Delightful Articles
Post by: jwhouk on 12 Mar 2021, 07:44
A stuntman in Los Angeles sat in a pool of bean dip (https://www.azfamily.com/news/us_world_news/stuntman-sits-in-pool-of-bean-dip-for-24-hours-to-support-restaurant/article_b468222a-6b89-5245-b754-a8ef01188239.html?block_id=997198) to support a local restaurant.

The stuntman, Hunter Ray Barker, performed the Human Bean Dip to promote Los Toros Mexican Restaurant, located in Chatsworth (northwest of LA).

Title: Re: Delightful Articles
Post by: Farideh on 14 Mar 2021, 22:52
They made a Lego figurine of my prime minister (https://i.stuff.co.nz/life-style/124537624/jacinda-ardern-made-into-lego-figurine-for-international-womens-day) for International Women's Day.


This is both for her being the youngest PM in New Zealand since 1856, and for her handling of the covid-19 response.