Breakfast Bar: Friday November 4
PICTURE OF THE DAY (ABOVE): I have no idea where this is. Or even if it’s real. But I very much want to be there. Now.
NEWS OF THE DAY:
Need money? Here, go on, you irresponsible global scamps: Australia is fast becoming the world’s benevolent, billionaire playboy, grandly dispensing wads of cash to struggling countries the world over. Yesterday PM Gillard announced she’d be contributing extra funds to a global IMF initiative designed to drag Europe out of its present financial chaos. Ah, that felt good. Now bring us our velvet smoking jacket and some high class hookers. [via News]
Your Kindle is now a library: Now you can borrow books using your Kindle – one a month if you’re a member of Amazon Prime (the premium, paid Amazon service). You can borrow a book a month and return it once you’re finished. That’s great and all for us. Not so great for book sellers and authors. More of this stuff that goes on, less incentive there is for anyone to create books in the first place. No really. Sometimes getting everything we want isn’t a good thing. [via The Washington Post]
Kim Kardashian: I refuse to mention that she’s left the country in a flurry of tears and recriminations, because I’m tired of hearing her name. Next!
VIDEO OF THE DAY: This daddy/daughter wedding dance is a million different flavours of adorable. He’s just concentrating so hard.
FACT OF THE DAY: According to wedding protocol, you’re supposed to cram this full list of dances into your wedding: first dance (husband and wife), father/daughter, mother/son, bride’s/groom’s parents, bride with her father in-law, groom with his mother-in-law, and the bridesmaids and ushers dance with each other. Then open dancing begins. That’s a hell of a lot of Beyoncé moves for everyone to learn.