Friday Fun that could transform your commuting experience…

Unless you have been hiding under a rock (or don’t listen to radio stations that play music written this millennium), you will have come across the summer phenomenon that is Daft Punk’s Get Lucky. Catchy doesn’t even begin to describe it – in a good way. Inevitably, the YouTube tributes have begun and this week I came across two of particular quality.

Firstly, through the medium of classy violin playing:

Secondly, what the track may have sounded like in every decade over the last century. (Pay particular attention to the sunglasses…):

If that’s really not your kind of thing, it’s more than possible that you’re more of a Radio 4 listener, in which case, this video, depicting the station in 4 minutes, will be right up your street. In fact, you’ll only find this funny if you’re familiar with the wonderful eccentricity of the station. (As one of the YouTube commenters says, the number of Radio 4 listeners who can operate YouTube is comparatively small. Little harsh, but a little true!)

Continuing that slightly well-educated tack, are you aware of the signs that indicate you’re addicted to books? Perhaps you don’t think it’s likely to be an issue for you? Maybe one or two (or several) of this list will strike a chord? This is just a little of the evidence that I am indeed a book addict. [Despite the fact that my current lifestyle means that I’ve had to kick the habit temporarily.]

Book addict home

Bookseller crushesBeach reading

Book violence

Finally, it’s Friday and I have another TfL gem for you, thanks to Katie E. Ever wondered what London Underground stations look like inside – beyond what we can see with the naked eye when we’re there? Some genius came up with the idea of creating an app that shows the inner workings of Zone 1 stations – not just to look at, but so you can plan the speediest route from A-B. Here’s my local station in all its glory:

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With an app like this, no one need ever look like an amateur tube user ever again!

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