funny posters →
What do you get if you mix a cat a monkey and a... →
I was looking for pictures of Arctic Bumblebees (out of curiosity because I didn’t know bees could survive extreme climates and I wanted to see if they looked hardy but it turns out they look the same) and I found pictures of another arctic creature the Ermine. I didn’t even know they existed but they are extremely adorable.
What would nature do? →
I watched a TED talk on biomimicry. At the end Janine Benyus mentions asknature.org. It is a website designed to be a resource for inventors and designers to draw ideas from nature.
What has been keeping me busy recently →
In between working, cycling and cooking I unwind by browsing this endless goldmine of information about tv. I won’t try to describe what a trope is because every time I try I don’t do justice to how good the site is at cataloging the mechanics of what frequently appears in TV and other media and exactly how it all works and why it is done like that. There are so many side articles that...
Angel cranes, A canal stroll →
We set off to take pictures of a common in angel, moved on to aligned cranes and finally made our way from kings cross to camden and back.
Without a doubt what you have just seen and what you have just heard was amazing And it will make a difference Today of all days Now of all times. For it has touched you. It gave you a scent It pointed the way It gave you a hint And its only a matter of moments Before the return home.
Ever wondered why a bike wheel clicks when you...
At the end of a long and satisfying bike ride yesterday I decided to really go for it on the final straight. So there I was giving it everything I had and powering my way up hill when suddenly something cracked and I heard a strange noise behind me. It sounded a bit like rolling over rigid plastic that popped and cracked as I went over it. Had I rode over something? Had someone thrown something at...
Guy dancing in field →
A feel good video from Chris
I think the hot weather has made people a bit loopy recently. I say this because I pulled out of a street on my bike a couple of days back and a cyclist who was about 20 meters away had words with me for not looking where I was going. I was of course compelled to shout at him as he rode away (and through the red light at that). Road rage is a condition for cyclists too.
A nice little game →
Thanks BBC, thanks so much for wasting my...
OK. I am not an advocate of piracy but some things just make me want to download illegal torrents TO SPITE those who completly f*ck up DRM. Case in point IPlayer. I had fond memories of watching 70s-tastic cop drama ashes to ashes a year ago and since Heroes and Lost has now left me in a TVless limbo I thought it would be the perfect fix for my TV habit. When the website kindly offered to show me...
OMG OMG Glasto Lineup revealed →
I’ll be seeing you “dancing” in a (muddy) field of 100,000 to the Eagles of Death Metal with poppers in one hand and a hot spicy cider in the other whilst the sound of metalic toilet doors shutting plays rythmically off in the distance and some guy runs by with his flies down having been caught peeing in the bushes by the pee police.
Its sounds like something that could be a secret military project codename or an alien planet or even some kind of unholy sheep canine hybrid. I became aware of the buzz of Wolfram Alpha a few weeks ago when it was linked to me by a friend. It was a page with a future launch date and I was not impressed. Now it has launched I am not that much more impressed. Sure its great if you want to compare...
Men with boobs.
I was on my way home from a party last night at around 1:30 and heading up Battersea Park Road and Nine Elms Lane. Amongst the rowdy late night clubbers that you would expect there were literally hundreds of women in a continuous pink stream powering there way towards Chelsea Bridge. Amongst them were some men “trannied up” as it were with “lady lumps”. That’s interesting I...
Desktop towers game →
Addictive game that shamefully kept me up until 5:30 this morning.
The habits of pidgeons
Pigeons are disgusting aren’t they. The term flea infested, diseased flying rodent is now synonymous with the name of the cooing disgrace that plagues our streets, liberally spattering it with their revolting mess. Two of them just landed on the decking overlooking the back garden. The larger one was vomiting into the smaller’s mouth. Despicable. Seriously though I have no beef with...