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Upvote/Downvote: Johnny Depp, The Queen's Birthday And More Travel News

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | April 22, 2016

Upvote/Downvote: Johnny Depp, The Queen's Birthday And More Travel News

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This was a wacky week that featured the Queen riding her whip around Windsor and Johnny Depp apologizing in as few words as possible to Australia.

It was a week of tremendous highs, such as seen in so many videos and Instagram snapshots of the Queen on her 90th birthday.

It was also a week of great concern, because we as humans have still not figured out that Bison are not the kind of animal you pet.

In any case, the following stories will offer an inkling into the kind of bedlam we all enjoyed these past few days.

In Too Depp:

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard started off the week with a rousing video filled with excitement and vitality. OK, it was actually a somber and rather awkward apology for bringing pets into Australia without proper documentation.

Upvote: Not only did this establish the rule for entry into Australia, but it proved that super-cool famous people look just like us when we are taken to task and forced to apologize. Yay!

JetBlue’s Fancy Pods



JetBlue installed four napping pods at JFK Airport, allowing a select few to take a nap 20 minutes at a time.

Downvote: Sure, it’s a great idea. And we love that the airline cares about somnambulant affects of travel. But we reckon a great many seats were sacrificed so a few people can take public naps every half hour.

Long Live The Queen:



Queen Elizabeth II turned 90 this week, celebrating by walking and riding around Windsor to great pageantry.

Upvote: These moments of universal celebration that also offer insight into various locations around the world are rare. With that, join us in continuing our celebration of the Queen until the beer runs out.

Well, That’s Dumb

An unidentified woman sidled up to a sitting bison at Yellowstone National Park and decided to pet it. Yes, she walked up to a 2,000-pound animal that would on any other day have no qualms with goring its human neighbor and extended a hand.

Downvote: It’s a rare treat to be around wildlife. But it’s always wise to keep a safe distance, unless you particularly enjoy hospital stays. In which case, go for it.


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