Harlan Ellison, the science-fiction writer, has often said that there are only two plots in literature: a person goes on a journey; a stranger comes to town.

Tony Hiss, In Motion: The Experience of Travel (via paulbrady)

Please welcome the hilarious Lisa Schwartz, who begins today as the new host of Daytime in No Time on YahooTV! A talented actress and comedienne, Lisa has a huge presence online, with a YouTube channel boasting over 1 million subscribers (and nearly 100 million views… check it out!) while her Miley Cyrus “Wrecking Ball” parody went viral and has been seen over 5 million times!

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Yahoo!: tv.yahoo.com/daytime

Youtube: youtube.com/lisbug

Twitter: @lilschwartzie

Instagram: @lisbugonyoutube

The team over at Daytime in No Time delivered this concept gag around the less-than-perfect performance of the HBO Go streaming subscription service last week:

Troubles continue for HBO Go, after the streaming service was overwhelmed during Sunday’s “Game of Thrones” season 4 premiere. As of Tuesday morning, virtually all programming aired by HBO over the past decade is now causing the service to crash.

Original: https://tv.yahoo.com/daytime/dint-every-hbo-show-crashes-231805631.html

The Weekly Flickr

The Weekly Flickr - Visuals are an important factor at Yahoo! Studios.  Moving or still, it doesn’t matter, so we are proud to show our new weekly series. We are looking for your photos that amaze, delight, and inspire. Share your photos with us here on Flickr. Tweet us @yahoostudios using #theweeklyflickr.

The Golden Gate Bridge has always been famous. It was the world’s longest suspension bridge when it was completed in 1937. Since then, it has become an iconic landmark of San Francisco and, tragically, one of the most popular places in the world to commit suicide. Few know this better than Kevin Briggs, a sergeant with the California Highway Patrol who has talked hundreds of people out of jumping.

[ If you or someone you know is struggling, please call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for help. ]

Even after 22 years on the force, “you’re always a little nervous” when approaching someone who is over the rail, Briggs says. “Generally the first thing I do is introduce myself.” His conversations, covering everything from the weather to a person’s most troubling demons, can last a few minutes or a few hours. But his most difficult memory is of the one man he lost.

His team works hand-in-hand with Golden Gate Bridge Captain Lisa Locati and her staff to save the vast majority of people they speak with. “That’s a life at stake,” Briggs explains. “I really take responsibility for that.”

Video produced by Sarah Parsons. Editor: Mario Framingheddu. Directors of Photography: Ricky Montalvo and Brad Williams. Audio: David Baumgartner. Audio post-production: James Kelly and John Adams. Graphics by Todd Tanner for Yahoo! Studios. Executive Producer: Anna Robertson

London, Good bye.

Well, London proved herself to the world and we couldn’t have been more happier with the last two weeks.  We are proud of our coverage and partnering with sponsors, P&G, Subway and Transamerica and hope that you all enjoyed our stories.

We leave you with our last pieces…

Shannon Miller sat down with Aly Raisman in St. James Park and spoke to her about the gold and what’s next for this bright athlete - http://yhoo.it/NX9Sl5

If you live in Bray, Ireland then you’ll know the name Katie Taylor and if you watched the Olympics then you may have heard of her too.  Katie’s story isn’t your typical athlete from humble beginnings but a true story of the Olympic spirit - http://yhoo.it/PMggvJ

And finally, Martin Rogers gives London a poetic touch as he looks back on some of the greatest moments here at the Olympics and around London - http://yhoo.it/OUpuYa

From London, signing off.