Today is St. George's Day, the Patron Saint of England. To celebrate, VisitEngland has created a pop-up exhibit -- England's Hall of Fame -- running for one week at the Observation Point on London's Southbank.
Guess who some of the winners are? : Shakespeare (whose birthday is also celebrated today), the Beatles and Downton Abbey.
Bill got 50 percent more votes than any other claim. But for our money if there were a knock down drag out fight club session between the Bard and the Dowager Duchess--our money would be on the Dowager.
"Don't even try it William..."
Just when you thought it was safe to go back on CNN, they've added another damn "simulator" experience. The network, which has been the butt of many a joke due to its over reliance on aircraft simulator segments during the search for the missing Malaysian aircraft is now simulating a ship sinking to illustrate what to do if you're in a similar tragedy to the Korean ferry sinking that is now in the news since the Malaysian air crash search is losing media momentum.
In the new segment, a weirdly hyper Rosa Flores gushes about how close to reality the simulator is as it tips into the simulated ocean. Then we see some shots of water pouring into a hold, "the universal sign of trouble" Flores says, and she's back again on the "bridge" smiling and waving her arms as the segment concludes with nary a cogent or compelling soundbyte on how to really survive a ship sinking.
The big information: "Get outside." "Why would you want to get outside? To get to the lifeboats," says Flores. You think?
CitizenM, that relentlessly trendy new pod hotel in Times Square is trying to enroll Donald Trump and Lady Gaga to help "introduce them to New Yorkers."
The hotel's website posted the letter (and one to Gaga) below:
Our take: clean your public bathrooms M, before you invite all of New York (and Trump and Gaga) to visit. We stopped by and peeked in to find a floor that would have lit up under ultra violet light like urine spotted confetti.
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