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A US retiree complained about slow Internet in a newspaper ad
Aaron Epstein, a 90-year-old North Hollywood resident, complained about a slow Internet connection in The Wall Street Journal ad. The Internet from AT&T, which the man has been using since 1960, operates at the pensioner's home at a speed of three megabits per second. At the same time, the company promised a speed of 100 megabits per second in its advertising. Epstein addressed his message to AT&T CEO John Stankey.
Epstein spent $1,100 on an ad in the Manhattan and Dallas editions of The Wall Street Journal. At the time of writing, the man has not received a response to his complaint.
A 5-year-old girl and her father recreate iconic movie scenes
During the ongoing pandemic and lockdown, Boston-based lawyer Alex Zane found exciting things to do for his five-year-old daughter Matilda. Together, they recreate iconic movie scenes and share the photos on Instagram.
According to Alex, when he brought home a Little Tikes Cozy Coupe riding toy for his kids, his daughter Matilda climbed onto its roof, and Zane had an idea. "I immediately thought of the Michael J. Fox scene in Teen Wolf," he recalled, adding that he showed Matilda a video clip on YouTube and taught her how to do an air guitar for a photo.
Zane sent the photo to his friend, a professional photographer, and asked him if he could make Matilda look like a werewolf for a more accurate depiction of the movie scene: "He was the one who came up with the idea to (pose and photograph Matilda) once a day, five days per week."
Dad and daughter post their work on Instagram, which has more than 37 thousand followers to date.