The semiotics of sitcom sofas (or How these iconic couches wormed their way into your memories)

The simplicity of a sitcom concept is part of what makes it successful. Every week (or several times a night once it’s all online) you get a repetition on a theme. This is what makes them so addictive. Like humour itself, a good sitcom is a killer mix of familiarity and surprise. Continue reading at … More The semiotics of sitcom sofas (or How these iconic couches wormed their way into your memories)

From death row to Instagram stardom: Bacon, a very expressive dog

A dog named Bacon has become an Instagram star thanks to his Oscar-worthy facial expressions. The Pekingese-dachshund-Chihuahua-Shih-tzu mix, also known as Old Man Bacon or ‘The Baconator,’ has been compared to leading Hollywood character actors including William H. Macy as his fame has spread. An Instagram star is born Bacon, 4, has amassed over 22,000 … More From death row to Instagram stardom: Bacon, a very expressive dog