Olek Crochets a London Cab

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If you thought that crocheted Astor Place cube was cute, you will love crochet artist Olek's handiwork on a London cab. She's traveling, and tells us, "I am from Silesia, Poland. Very industrial, gray, ugly city. Kazimierz Kutz, a film director from the same region, said that you must leave the city to really appreciate it and miss it. Last night I crocheted London Taxi. Making it made me realize how much I miss NYC."

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TLC Acknowledges That Tourists Are Hopeless at Hailing Cabs

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You know how one of the signs that separates the tourists from the locals is an inherent understanding of how to hail a cab? For example, in New York, you know that if the off duty light is on, the cab is off duty. And therefore, you do not hail it, although you will tell the guy where you're going, and hope he says yes, if he stops to ask you. And then you will feel oddly rejected if he says no and drives off without you, and you will think to yourself, What an asshole. This is just how we do things. However, there are signs that the Taxi and Limousine Commission is at least considering maybe doing things differently down the road. Today we received a survey asking for input on the taxi roof light. Do we feel confused about it? Do we like it? Do we understand its varied uses and protocols? Would we hate it if the taxi roof light system changed?

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Analyzing Prince William and Kate Middleton's Wedding Invitation

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Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding invite has arrived! Are you one of the lucky 1,900 to receive one? Are you this girl? If so, time to give up sweetie, it's all over. Forthwith, an analysis of the Most Important Royal Wedding Invitation of Our Time.

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Voldemort Cat Needs New Home

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via Telegraph
‚ÄčNot sure if this deserves the tag of "adorable" animals in trouble, but: Charlie is a white cat who lives at a British animal shelter. The shelter workers are having a tough time finding a new home for him because as you can see, he bears a terrifying resemblance to Voldemort. "They are now desperately trying to rehome him and say a family of Harry Potter fans could offer their best hope," according to the Telegraph. But wouldn't a family of Harry Potter fans actually be a worst-case scenario for this cat?

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Henry Cavill, Bodice Ripper From The Tudors, Named as New Superman

It's been brought to our attention that a), there's going to be a new Superman movie, and b) the guy chosen to play Clark Kent/Superman is this dude Henry Cavill from that show The Tudors, about the reign of wife-executing British king Henry VIII. (By the way, anyone else think of this Eddie Izzard bit when watching that clip?) It's kind of hard to imagine a transition from pantaloons and bodice ripping to being a bird, or a plane, no it's Superman, but weirder casting decisions have occurred.

[Rosie Gray] [@_rosiegray]

Sarah, Duchess of York, Busted on Camera Selling Out Ex-Husband for $720K

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In the U.K. they do Punk'd with way higher stakes. Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, was caught on tape selling access to her ex-husband, Prince Andrew, Duke of York (and Queen Elizabeth II's son), for £500,000. The thing is, it was all a stunt by the British tabloid News of the World, which was filming the entire transaction. The royal couple, now divorced, are said to be friends, but those days may be over now that Duchess Fergie has been caught selling access to Andrew, an international trade envoy. "Look after me and he'll look after you," Fergie told the undercover reporter. "You'll get it back tenfold. I can open any door you want." Scandal!

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