For Your Enjoyment #29

Penguin of your walk in soccer cheer costume became annual in Vogel Park!

- Questionable Google translation aside, the Matsue Vogel Park Penguin World Cup is quite possibly the cutest way to celebrate the World Cup (image above)

“It made me sad to realize that I felt better about myself when I actually could fit into these clothes. That’s not how I should feel about clothing. When I couldn’t fit, I felt sad. But why? No one body is the same, and that’s how it should be. We’re all different, so the idea of ‘one size’ for all of us is just absurd."

- This is what happens when women attempt to shop at a "One Size Fits Most (All)" store

A naturally robust and earthy wine red, Marsala enriches our minds, bodies and souls.

- Pantone introduces the 2015 Color of the Year

The dazed bear quickly recovered from its fall. It then calmly wandered over to the living room table, replete with a spread of birthday treats, and helped itself to some lemon blueberry and peanut butter cupcakes.

- “Bear Falls Through Skylight Into Party, Eats All the Cupcakes

"This inadvertent algorithmic cruelty is the result of code that works in the overwhelming majority of cases, reminding people of the awesomeness of their years, showing them selfies at a party or whale spouts from sailing boats or the marina outside their vacation house. But for those of us who lived through the death of loved ones, or spent extended time in the hospital, or were hit by divorce or losing a job or any one of a hundred crises, we might not want another look at this past year."

- Facebook's "Year in Review" feature has been inadvertently highlighting some users' personal tragedies from this past year

To the individual who scrawled the word ‘faggots’ into our door we regret to inform you that you completely failed to use glitter paint and/or sequins, your work looked rushed and your handwriting was positively atrocious. It is for these reasons we had to remove your work from our door with sandpaper. Fabulously yours, The gays in Apt 611.

- This couple wins

[P]atrons inquired about the life cycle of an eyebrow hair, how many neurotic people were in the United States, the name of Napoleon's horse, and just how do you put up wallpaper?

- The New York Public Library recently came upon a box of questions posed to the librarians from the 1940s to 1980s (i.e. BG, Before Google); follow their official Instagram for more #letmelibrarianthatforyou

Every time we take to the open road, we entrust our lives to a safety net of legal protection and basic human decency. That system has failed.

- Bicycling Magazine takes an in-depth look at the social, community and legal aftermath of automobile-cyclist crashes 

Mr. de Blasio isn’t going to say it, but somebody has to: With these acts of passive-aggressive contempt and self-pity, many New York police officers, led by their union, are squandering the department’s credibility, defacing its reputation, shredding its hard-earned respect. They have taken the most grave and solemn of civic moments — a funeral of a fallen colleague — and hijacked it for their own petty look-at-us gesture. 

- The NYT Editorial Board questions the effects of the recent actions of New York's Finest

There has, in short, never been as much pressure to make your life look cool on social media as there will be Wednesday night, circa 10 p.m. It matters not if you’re drinking Cristal in the club, eating Bagel Bites in your sweatpants or crying yourself to sleep; whatever the circumstance, your New Year’s Eve social media game must be on fleek.

- The Washington Post provides a few tongue-in-cheek suggestions (Photoshop your selfies! Craft the perfectly understated humblebrag!) so that you too can make your New Years Eve look much cooler on social media than it actually is

Out: Artisanal toast, Fixies, Cauliflower, Lumbersexuals, Faux-Fur Placemats

In: Biscuits, Xtracycle, Radish, Urban Nomads, Plaid Wool Throws

- And finally: the 2015 Washington Post's In/Out list has arrived