Aug 18

Pop-up Churchill

If that article title doesn’t get me a few additional clicks from the lonely perverts out there, there’s no justice. ANYWAY – if you happen to be a fan of no-doubt-going-to-be-shortlived, bad, one-note Tumblr blogs with bad photoshop (and who isn’t?) head on over to my new project: Pop-up Churchill.

WHY? I hear no-one ask. Because in the generally poor, steaming heap of what-the-fuck-were-they-thinking that made up the London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony, the image of Timothy Spall as Churchill popping out of the top of Big Ben’s clocktower stands out as an unintentionally amusing high point for me. More so because the fact is that it looks like a really ropey Photoshop job, BUT SO ISN’T.

You can make your own, you know. Just head on over and do better than me (won’t be hard).

 

Oct 20

Early editions of "Playboy" were surprisingly popular

So, I have been mucking about with my blog and have installed a new thing – a little toolbar over to the right, that shows the book I am reading at the moment, and my progress through said book. I am currently 95 pages into “The Evolutionary Void” by Peter F. Hamilton, and it’s very good. I bought it when I was out picking up presents for my wife’s birthday. When she asked me that night what I was most pleased with, it’s a testament to her good nature that she didn’t hit me when I blurted out “The new Peter F. Hamilton book!” in a moment of selfish, but unguarded, honesty.

Anyway, as if my occasional blatherings here weren’t enough to bore you to tears, you now get to follow what I am reading, too. All through the power of the internet. You’re welcome.