During that Saturday's late-night happy hour, my close friend Marta did not look happy in our favorite Amsterdam bar. She and I were sitting totally hammered with nothing more to talk about.
She stood up without much enthusiasm and went to the restroom — again. After 10 minutes, she came back with an intense sad face. She was searching for something on our table and she frowned. I was cold, thanks to December.
Her gaze swept our surrounding tables all over the bar. Her sad face had just turned red. …
Dear Clapper who Runs,
You’re probably never going to read this.
I’m still writing to you because I’m a loser. I always have been.
I put “open letter” in my title so you might see at least that and open my letter. How clever of me!
You presumably won’t even see my title to know — this letter is about you. Even if you did, I know you couldn’t care less. How clever of you!
I’m sure you don’t believe in reading. I understand you have to clap for many stories before you sleep tonight. …
Tom and Angela had just finished reading stories on Large online platform. Before they went to sleep, they checked their daily stats to ensure that they hadn’t been picked up by the Large algorithm. Knowing they were still bottom readers is what makes them sleep every night.
Large is a British online publishing platform that pays top readers and top writers in botcoins. On large, readers don’t write and writers don’t read. Both love large insanely.
Readers love it because they can access the best stories available in the world. Writers love it because many readers read their work to…
According to the World Happiness Report that was published by United Nations, Norway has been among the top five happiest countries in the world every year ever since the first report of 2012.
Despite having extreme cold weather and dramatic darkness in their never-ending winter, nothing seems to bring them down. Their consistency in the rankings is nothing short of remarkable.
You might wonder what is in Norway, which is not in Disneyland. Clearly, they have to be doing something right.
I have been living in Norway for a while now to claim that these reports are by no means…
Hello! I am Srini. I am a naval architect who designs and builds ships and boats. I have a Master’s degree in Maritime Management. I love the ocean and all the things that float. Life is all about floating after all, metaphorically speaking.
If you are familiar with Mike Ross from Suits TV show or at least have seen the pilot episode of the show, then you already have some idea about my character. Well, except I was never a drug dealer, and I do not have anything to do with Harvard Law School, not that Mike ever had either.
EARTH — According to a new study published in The Journal Of Paradox-Free Time Travel this week, ahead of their time movies had always been written and directed by people from the future.
There was a hypothesis made during the study:
People weren't able to comprehend these innovative movies so they conveniently coined the term ahead of their time movies.
The lead researcher Tom Jennings has rejected this hypothesis.
“As it turned out, people weren't ready for these movies that came out of nowhere, which is because these movies were written by people from the future. …
Alexander Product Launch, Seattle
“Thank you all for listening to my presentation. I sincerely appreciate the press and media for attending this revolutionary event. That's enough crap for one day and now I'll take questions,” illuminated the new Amazon CEO Andy Jassy aka the straight shooter.
“It's been only two months since you've become CEO and President of Amazon and you've already changed the wake-word of the successful virtual assistant technology — from Alexa to Alexander. Does it have anything to do with you being a feminist?” gushed Greg from The New Yorker.
“Thank you, Greg! Excellent question. …
As I grew older, I became a fan of non-mainstream things. I don’t necessarily have an aversion to universal appeal. I’m a lone wolf who roots for underdogs when someone’s cheering for the top dogs just because everyone else’s doing it.
I’ve seen keyboard warriors say, “Just because you don’t like mainstream things, you’re not special or interesting.”
Don’t get me wrong. I love mainstream things. I love everything that’s quality and fun. I love The Office, Katy Perry, Stranger Things, Sex Education, and almost every Disney movie.
I’m still neither special nor interesting by any stretch of the imagination…
Christmas dinner with my close friends during November at an expensive Norwegian restaurant wasn’t exactly on my bucket list. But Christmas didn’t care if I cared. I had to play ball.
I felt like a rockstar, wearing my James Bond suit, eating the traditional Norwegian ribbe (pork rib), and drinking alcohol with stunning girls.
Feeling festive, I’d ensured the resourceful restaurant was fifty minutes away from running out of alcohol. The restaurant had ensured non-resourceful myself was a hundred minutes away from running out of money in my bank account. It was a race against time and money.
Ever since I was forced to be born, I became obsessed with comedy. I grew up watching every stand-up comedy I could. I realized those comedians sometimes weren’t telling jokes — it was a genuine cry for help. You remove the audience’s laughter in the background, it’s not comedy anymore.
I felt I could do the same. That I could cry for help all day long. When I accidentally learned to apply the techniques of comedy, my genuine cry for help had begun to sound like a genuine comedy — even without the audience.
At times, I noticed a notable…