Hi! Friday is almost here, but as for now, let’s work and have a good time on Izi ) We decided to do an unprecedented experiment. Today we remove smileys until the end of the next week. Why? I already wrote several times that the use of some smileys and emoticons - is not the expression of opinion in the comments, but is just laziness to think and write something interesting. Some of our visitors, willing to be on first place in the "Most active commentators", use only smileys. Now we will see who really wants to talk, leave their opinion, listen to the others and to have a discussion with other people. I really hope that there are a lot of such people on the site and we eventually will have a great communication :) And in this situation, I support all those people who are against smileys on the site at all. If you think that your English is bad, it’s not that big a deal, write your comment anyway. No one’s here to judge your language skills. In any case, it would be better than to leave a non-significant smiley. But it will only last one week. And then we decide if it’s worth to return the smileys or not. May be we will leave 10 the most usable.
Several amusing pictures with stars.
Meet Ivan Brad, 38, senior road inspector of Russian road police unit. Some PR guys of Omsk city decided to get more attention from the drivers by putting full sized Brad Pitt faced figures that they call “Ivan” on the roads of the city.
Psst! Do you need friends, relatives, or even your boss to come to your wedding but don’t have any? If you’re in Japan, then you’re in luck: no need to make friends, just hire ‘em! Office Agents, a Tokyo-based company, rents out friends, work colleagues and even relatives to pad out the guest list. For £127, one of the company’s agents will attend the wedding as a guest, while a heart-tugging speech will cost an extra £64 and a song or dance will set clients back a mere £32. Brides or grooms who want to impress their prospective partners with their sheer volume of friends are among those secretly padding the guest list with fakes. The recession has also boosted the popularity of the service. With unemployment rising and a growing number of Japanese in part time jobs, people rent fake bosses or colleagues. Others turning to the company for fake work-related guests are those who have recently lost their jobs but want to maintain an air of respectability, according to Hiroshi Mizutani, who heads Office Agents.
Anatomy of a crash. For those who are interested. Clickable.