21 Photos That Will Make You Say To Yourself, Why Don’t I Live In Singapore?
I’m on my way! 1. If you’re elderly, you can tap your ID at the crosswalk and you’ll be given more time to cross the street. reddit.com / Via reddit.com 2. Speaking of crossing the street, there are also stoplights on ground, in case you’re on your phone. reddit.com / Via reddit.com 3. If you want to charge your phone at the airport you’ll have to pedal for it. reddit.com / Via reddit.com 4. You can rate your bathroom experience at the airport, too. reddit.com / Via reddit.com 5. Rental bikes have airless tires, so it’s pretty hard to get a flat. reddit.com / Via reddit.com 6. Speaking of public bikes, they’re super easy to rent with just a tap of a cycle card. Jayanta K Das @jayantakrdas Singapore is among top ten cleanest cities in the world.Not a small piece of paper,garbage are thrown anywhere. Smart bicycles are best to use.Touch the cycle with card and the bicycle is unlocked for use.Leave it anywhere to be used by others https://t.co/2UylfE0bN8
03:02 AM – 02 Oct 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 7. Public trashcans also have public Wi-Fi. reddit.com / Via reddit.com 8. McDonald’s has lychee soft serve, yum! reddit.com / Via reddit.com 9. So the food in Singapore deserves its own post, but the Kopi Ice (sweet iced Coffee) is to die for. followmefoodie.com / Via biyaherongbarat.com 10. You can get the cheapest Michelin-starred meal in the world for under $2. Rachel Hosie @rachel_hosie I just ate the cheapest Michelin starred meal in the world for £2 at Hawker Chan in Singapore (it tasted better than it looks, trust me) https://t.co/oPIKLeMqF5
06:27 AM – 01 Oct 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite 11. If you want fresh squeezed orange juice, you can get that from a vending machine. reddit.com / Via reddit.com 12. Cup Noodles CHIPS reddit.com / Via reddit.com 13. 7-Eleven has a bar! reddit.com / Via reddit.com 14. At many of the public dining halls you can return your used dishes to a robot that roams around. reddit.com / Via reddit.com 15. There are also room service robots. Jeff Atwood @codinghorror They have hotel delivery robots here in Singapore!
03:17 PM – 28 Sep 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 16. No that’s not a flat building, the architecture is just out of this world. reddit.com / Via reddit.com 17. Even the indoor architecture is crazy…yes, that’s an indoor waterfall. View this image on Imgur 18. If you need help reading the labels there’s a magnifying glass, and if that’s not enough you can call for help. reddit.com / Via reddit.com 19. The banks have wax figure security guards to scare off bad people. reddit.com / Via reddit.com 20. The signs offer warnings, but also have a sense of humor. reddit.com / Via reddit.com 21. See what I mean? reddit.com / Via reddit.com
Kaley Cuoco lines up first role after ‘Big Bang Theory’ as DC’s Harley Quinn
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Actress Kaley Cuoco, the voice of the Harley Quinn, makes a special appearance during DC UNIVERSE’s Titans World Premiere on Oct. 3, 2018 in New York City. (Getty Images) Kaley Cuoco has found her first gig after “The Big Bang Theory” and it’s significantly less family-friendly than the beloved sitcom. She’s been tapped to voice DC and Warner Bros. Harley Quinn in a new animated TV series. During a New York Comic Con event for the new streaming service DC Universe, it was announced that the 32-year-old would voice the iconic comic book character in a new adult animated series. In addition to starring, Cuoco will also be the executive producer of the show by way of her Yes, Norman Productions company.
According to Variety , she’ll join the already star-studded cast, which includes Lake Bell, Alan Tudyk, Ron Funches, JB Smoove, Jason Alexander, Wanda Sykes, Giancarlo Esposito, Natalie Morales, Jim Rash, Diedrich Bader, Tony Hale and Chris Meloni.
For those unfamiliar, Harley Quinn is known as the Joker’s girlfriend in the Batman universe. However, her plotline often finds her breaking away from the clown prince of crime to wreak havoc of her own in Gotham City. The star told Entertainment Weekly that the show will begin with Harley having broken up the Joker and venturing out on her own. Season 1 will reportedly chronicle her trying to be the “best bad— supervillain that there is.”
Kaley Cuoco will voice Harley Quinn in a new DC Universe animated series. (Warner Bros. TV)
“She just doesn’t want to be Joker’s girlfriend anymore,” Cuoco said. “She wants to lead the pack, which I find very appropriate for this kind of day and age and vibe that we’re in.”
She continued: “It has definitely been empowering. To sit in a booth and scream and cuss and yell at boys for hours at a time, it has been an absolute blast. Not having to do hair and makeup has made it that much better. But it’s such an iconic character, so with all of that respect and love toward the character, we’re trying to bring a new spin to it, and I think the fans that love this type of show are really going to enjoy it.”
The announcement came complete with a meta teaser trailer featuring Cuoco as the voice of Quinn. In it, she announces that the show will be fun, feature adult humor and take jabs at real-life projects like the dark and gritty DCEU film franchise and the failed “Deadpool” series at FX.
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Brett Kavanaugh’s Friend Mark Judge Edited His High School Yearbook
It’s easy to blame the editors.
Last week, during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Brett Kavanaugh suggested his classmates working on the yearbook—and not him—were responsible for the material that appeared on his page. “I think some editors and students wanted the yearbook to be some combination of Animal House, Caddyshack , and Fast Times at Ridgemont High , which were all recent movies at that time,” he told the Senate panel.
One of those editors was Mark Judge, Kavanaugh’s friend who Christine Blasey Ford has said was in the room when Kavanaugh allegedly sexually assaulted her.
I’ve reviewed several years worth of yearbooks from Georgetown Prep, including those from 1983, 1984, and 1986, the year Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch graduated from the school. In the 1983 yearbook, Judge is listed as “caption editor.” In most cases, the yearbooks follow a similar structure. There are a series of interstitial pages with photos of the year—Winter Ball, pep rallies, campus life— followed by underclassmen photographed in small groups of five or six, organized alphabetically, and then the seniors’ pages. The seniors would submit their page to the editors of the yearbook, including Judge, who ultimately compiled the book. The resulting product is, in many of the years I reviewed, rather juvenile, as expected, and, at times, overtly misogynistic.
Judge declined to comment for this story through his lawyer. Several other Georgetown Prep yearbook editors did not respond to interview requests. Brett Kavanaugh in his senior year of high school ( Cupola )
In 1983, each senior was given a full page in the yearbook, where they listed high-school accomplishments and, for some, a litany of inside jokes. Kavanaugh’s yearbook page includes lines such as “100 Kegs or Bust,” “Renate Alumnius,” “Devil’s Triangle,” and “Beach Week Ralph Club.”
“Renate Alumnius” refers to Renate Schroeder Dolphin, a young woman from a nearby Catholic girls’ school, and a handful of football players at Prep’s “unsubstantiated boasting” about their sexual conquests with her, according to The New York Times. Kavanaugh has denied that interpretation of the note on his and 13 other pages in the yearbook, but a handful of classmates argued to the Times that it was in fact meant in a disrespectful way. And, for her part, Dolphin told the Times, “I can’t begin to comprehend what goes through the minds of 17-year-old boys who write such things, but the insinuation is horrible, hurtful, and simply untrue. I pray their daughters are never treated this way.” Cupola
The uncouth and sexist tone of the yearbooks, year after year, was ubiquitous enough that it suggests more of an intentional theme than the isolated actions of a handful of yearbook editors. In 1984, the year after Kavanaugh and Judge graduated, for example, captions say things like, “Some girls will do ANYTHING to go to a Prep dance!” and “Good friends always share” next to a photo of a young woman sandwiched between two Prep students with their arms around her.
The captions on the interstitial pages—things, in 1983, like, “Do these guys beat their wives?” next to a photo of Prep students—were Judge’s responsibility. But, as one Georgetown Prep alum told me, they are broadly reflective of the general sense of humor of the student body—at least the “popular” kids. He asked to remain anonymous, because he didn’t want former classmates to know he had shared the yearbooks with a reporter.
Kavanaugh was a part of that crew: the captain of the basketball team, a staple at parties—which were the home of, as many former classmates have said, heavy drinking. Of course, there were those in the Prep community who did not take part in those activities, as the alum I spoke with told me. However, this person says drinking was pervasive among the crowds Kavanaugh hung out in. Judge was the caption editor of the Cupola yearbook at Georgetown Prep in 1983. ( Cupola )
For its part, Georgetown Prep has tried to distance itself from the culture many ’80s alumni have described, and which it argues the media is covering “in pursuit of their own agenda,” without mentioning Kavanaugh specifically. “It is demonstrably false that such behavior or culture is tolerated, still less encouraged, at Georgetown Prep,” the institution said in a statement last week. The school did not return a request for further comment.
Regardless of the school’s potential cultural flaws, one particularly striking back and forth during last week’s hearing, between Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and Kavanaugh, stands out:
Whitehouse: One of the reasons, Mr. Kavanaugh, that we are looking at the yearbook is that it is relatively consistent in time with the events at issue here, and because it appears to be your words. Is it in fact your words on your yearbook page?
Kavanaugh: We—we submitted things to the editors and I believe they took them. I don’t know if they changed things or not, but—
Whitehouse: You’re not aware of any changes? As far as you know …
Kavanaugh: I don’t — I’m not aware one way—
Whitehouse: … these are your words?
Kavanaugh: I’m not aware one way or the other, but I’m not going to sit here and contest that.
Kavanaugh’s attempt to distance himself from his words by allowing that, perhaps, the editors could have changed what he submitted is understandable. However, to blame the editors is, in part, to blame his friend—and any legitimate attempt to distance himself from those words comes off as empty when that close relationship is taken into account.
During the Senate hearing, what began as an attempt to resolve whether Kavanaugh was party to a misogynistic culture that lent itself to the potential of sexual assault morphed into a discussion about whether he would be honest about his own words and actions, or try to push the responsibility onto others. We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to the editor or write to firstname.lastname@example.org. Adam Harris is a staff writer at The Atlantic covering education.