I need some uplifting material following the onslaught of today’s Japanese news. That’s not to say I’m trying to block it out, but for now, I really am enjoying this Rebecca Black song called “Friday”. And by enjoying, I really mean laughing heartily.
It’s no secret that Japan is a technologically advanced nation. The 8.9-magnitude earthquake which struck the region yesterday afternoon is producing lots and lots of videos which are being collected in one place by YouTube’s CitizenTube channel. This is a great place to get raw footage from the scene without the news commentary.
In some of the first comforting news of the day from Japan comes word that Maru the cat is safe and ok following the 8.9-magnitude earthquake that struck off the coast yesterday afternoon (Japan local time).
Photo: REUTERS/KYODO The National Post has a post of large photos coming out of Japan showing the devastating effects of the 8.9-magnitude earthquake. Heart-breaking images of destruction and flooding… Photo: REUTERS/KYODO Photo: REUTERS/KYODO Photo: Darren Gubbins/AFP/Getty Images Photo: TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images UPDATE: In Focus has photos too. UPDATE 2: The Daily Mail has more photos. [...]