Welcome to Polite Island! You have been selected to live in this modern utopia because you embody the values of a considerate unselfish person. Polite Island was founded by a woman who was becoming increasingly frustrated with her considerate behaviour being met with inconsiderate behaviour. Instead of giving up on being a polite person and falling into pit of selfishness she came up with a plan to make the world fairer. Instead of eradicating those devoted only to themselves and who frequently engage in behaviours that can be classed as ‘douchebaggery’ we have simply excluded them from our society. This [...]
Today’s guest post from Chantelle Dalgarno: “People say their heart misses a beat when they hear the sound of squealing brakes; when they hear the sound of someone screaming after an accident. Mine doesn’t. The screech and squeal of brakes show that there was time to react, to prepare, to brake, to brace. The screams of someone involved in a motor vehicle accident show that they’re alive, they’re conscious, they’re aware. When there’s only silence… when there’s nothing… that’s when my heart misses a beat.” It’s been a year since my baby’s first Christmas. It’s been a year of ups [...]
I had a bit of an ‘episode’ the other day. I tend to have a lot of moments like this where simple things completely overwhelm me. In hindsight it’s quite funny but I always wonder why it takes me so long to figure it out in the first place! You see I’m not good at quite a few things – while I can string a sentence together; talk under water; reply to SMS’ promptly – I am hopeless with math; can’t reverse park and am terrible with remembering to defrost my dinner! I put this all down to the simple [...]
I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve seen someone applying makeup in a car. Or the number of times I’ve heard someone bragging about how they practically live in their car and do everything in there. I’ve heard everything from applying makeup, to flossing, to brushing your teeth, to eating, to drinking, to putting on your shoes. Seriously. Putting on your shoes. In the car. While driving. I’m kind of over not saying anything. It isn’t funny and while you may consider it worth risking your life for such trivial pursuits, I do not want you risking mine [...]
Google have created an automated driving car, and to prove how perfectly it drives, they have put a blind man behind the wheel. While Steve Mahan cannot hold a traditional driver’s license, due to being legally blind, using this technology Mahan is able to pick up his dry cleaning and go through the drive-thru at Taco Bell. This is simply amazing and a wonderful testament to the impact technology can have in people’s lives. A must see.