This is quite good: via Twitter / glitterylou: Yay! Proud to be from Swansea, well done whoever did this #ukip #ukipbillboards .
Buzzfeed has a selection of some stunning original concept art drawn by Ralf McQuarrie. It’s really something..
A vision of the future from a German magazine circa 1930 via Twitter / kathrynschulz.
So, I went and got that Vitoret DR from e-bay. It arrived on Friday, I dug out one of the old films I’ve had lying around (best before 2006), popped it in and in a few weeks I’ll see how that worked out! You see, this is old-school. The Vitoret DR was built between 1967 […]
My tree peony has finally bloomed! They take a while to establish, this one took about three years.
Kira Cochrane has a great piece in the Guardian summarizing the issues with gendered toys. Do all girls really want to play with dolls and tea sets? Do all boys want guns and trucks? Of course not. Then why are toymakers so aggressive in marketing these stereotypes? Money, it seems is the answer. A segmented […]
Interesting piece in the FT on Moyes’ sacking, pointing out the remarkably short lifespan of Premier League managers: Image has become all the more important for managers in England since 1992, when Sky TV began showing live matches almost daily – something unprecedented in English football. Driven by Sky, newspapers expanded their coverage of the […]
Frank Bruni calls out Jenny McCarthy and the anti-vax campaigns in the NYT: There’s also this: How much time did physicians and public officials waste trying to neutralize the junk in which McCarthy trafficked? As Fred Volkmar, a professor at Yale University’s medical school, said to me, “It diverts people from what’s really important, which […]
After 10 years as their own covers band, Pixies have finally decided to release new material to spare them the embarrassment of trotting out the same old classics on tour. via Pixies: Indie Cindy – Music News | Gigs, Album Reviews & More | The Irish Times – Fri, Apr 18, 2014. Ok, I laughed. […]