China is fighting the good fight against nature - doing everything it can to keep Winter at bay.
To help battle the blues, the city of Changchun in China is installing plastic sheeting with pictures of lush, green shrubbery around the edge of the street, hiding all of the real plants which are now brown and bare.
"Many people feel depressed in the winter, and the site of the denuded trees only contributes to that feeling," said a local official. "We want to try and cheer people up a bit by putting some greenery around to make them feel better."
Thousands of meters of the plastic sheeting were rolled out this week, and if they're lucky, plastic flowers may be on the way as well. Seriously.
Just don't bother stopping to smell these roses.
If you're going to break up with someone it's probably best you don't do it in a text. And if you do send a text it's probably best if you don't send a list of every possible thing that you found wrong in the relationship. Life lessons people, we're handing them out like hotcakes.
However I totally get the why she was being rude to your cat...That's a deal breaker, ladies.
This guy knows what I'm talking about:
"Did not like" is putting it delicately.
Despite initial protests of disapproval from both her family and fans, Lifetime aired its controversial Aaliyah biopic on Saturday night, and it did not sit very well with viewers.
"'Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B' barely scratches the surface of how she changed the course for pop, hip-hop and R&B in the Nineties and why her death at age 22 on August 25, 2001 was such a huge loss for music fans," writes The Rolling Stone.
Aaliyah's family denied the producers rights to use her music in the film, so that alone did not bode well for the film, and Zendaya Coleman, who was initially cast to play Aaliyah dropped out delaying production.
After it aired, the film was instantly the target of ridicule on Twitter, mainly with the hashtag #LifetimeBeLike making fun of the poor casting choices. And the way film portrayed her relationship with R. Kelly was equally upsetting for people to watch.
Aaliyah's former producer, Timbaland, also went full meme on his Instagram account in response to the film. Here are a few examples:
Executive producer Wendy Williams responded to the criticism on her show Monday:
I see my Aaliyah movie broke the Internet this weekend! Errbody got an opinion. Well, I must tell you, whether you loved or hate, you watched. It was the second-highest rated movie on all of cable this year so far.