Category Archives: Hero

Guy spends movie marketing budget on Philippines typhoon relief

Tweet Did the air get super dusty in here all of a sudden? Video maker Casey Neistat was hired by 20th Century Fox to make “a video about living your dreams” to promote the upcoming film “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.” With Fox’s permission, he took the entire marketing…

Visit Jordan: ‘Our king may help push your car out of a snow bank!’ [VIDEO]

Tweet Those of you who do not eat, drink and breathe travel may have missed the period a while back when Visit Jordan flew in something like 1,274,925 travel bloggers in a year for press trips, which resulted in a deluge of coverage so suffocating that many of us won’t…

French café imposes wanker tax to curb customer rudeness

Tweet The legendary rudeness of French people is unquestionably overblown. That said, members of Assholes Without Borders can certainly be found in France, just like almost everywhere else, and they need to be stopped. Fabrice Pepino, owner of the Petite Syrah Café in Nice, apparently grew tired of being barked…

Watch video of a skateboarding school program in Afghanistan… for girls

Tweet   This is so disarmingly cool I can’t even summon the strength the be snarky. Per their website: “Skateistan is a non-profit organization using skateboarding as a tool for empowerment.” Opened in Kabul in 2009, the program is for youth ages 5-18, roughly 40% of whom are girls. They…

Travel writer loses it, threatens negligent parent with violence on flight

Tweet Admittedly, in reality it probably doesn’t happen as often as we assume, but like most trauma, when it does happen the experience really sticks. Seemingly common, unforgivable situation: Parent(s) board flight with anywhere from one to four offspring and proceed to ignore offspring, act oblivious to offspring’s sociopath behavior,…

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