Vieve once told me (OK, wrote yesterday in an email) that there’s a special place in hell for people who cheat at Scrabble. In this case, they’re not cheating against someone. It seems like they’re collaborating with someone to get improbably high single-word scores. Clever, really, but also kind of bizarre.
Similar in spelling but not at all related to my friend Vieve is Vive Cool City, an Australian video series you might call soft news if it weren’t so damn cool. Your local Fox affiliate will tell you about a new trend in health food or the latest kitten-related human-interest story, but these guys will fill you in on where to buy marijuana in Melbourne and how to have sex on one of those giant yoga balls. Here’s one bit on how to do some quick and easy home surgery: