Monthly Archives: August 2007

See You In September! 1

Going down to Cornwall for a while…. Don’t worry, a neighbour will look after the guinea pig and the fish, and a kindly granny has the mice. Meanwhile, I leave you with this fascinating piece of artistic history:- Lenin chucking a Frisbee in the Duma This is an early trial version of the Russian art […]

Art & Design in The British Film # 10: Douglas Daniels 3

Continuing a series about Art Directors in the British film industry up to 1948, when the book containing these articles was published. This chapter deals with Douglas Daniels. My Brother Jonathan, 1948 Thora Hird had already been appearing professionally for 8 years before playing a part in this film! His sets are always very finished […]

Chemical Brothers – Salmon Dance – UPDATED 2

A little piscatory lunacy to brighten up your Thursday… Click here to play the QuickTime movie. UPDATE Click here to read about who did this film and how…. I get a strange flashback to another film with a talking fish… Was it this? or this? I just can’t remember….

W.o.W.! 0

The movie Titanic earned a total U.S. domestic gross of $402.6 million. World of Warcraft (W.o.W.) makes Blizzard a fifth of that every month. And no, I have never played an online game in my life. Link to U.S. WoW Link to EU WoW “There’s money in them thar goblins”

Chris Sanders New Website 0

Good to see that the Director / writer of Lilo and Stitch has his own website at last. Here’s the link:

The Realist – Issue #74 From May 1967 6

The Disneyland Memorial Orgy, with artwork by Wally Wood NSFW (Cliquez sur l’image pour l’agrandir) It’s hard to believe this was 40 years ago… Download it here Part of the public re-release of “The Realist” Archive Project.

Samsung Dancers Become Human Pixels 2

Forget former French Prime Minister Edith Cresson’s infamous quote about the Japanese, just take a look at this exhausting video and try to banish from your mind any thoughts of these dancers from South Korea’s Samsung being treated as human pixels. I find it difficult to get my head round the practicalities of putting on […]

Put the kettle on. Time for a nice cup of tea, I think. 0

A gem from 1942. I hope you remember those six golden rules clearly, and always use Empire Tea. Just be careful not to look directly into the instructor’s eyes, and: “Let every cup you make be a cup that cheers”. Laugh? I almost passed my digestives round!

ApeLad Makes Teh Internets Errors luls 0

(Click the thumbnails to enlarge) You might remember a piece about Apelad that I posted in early July about his Alphabet of Monsters ApeLad (AKA Adam Koford) has now completed another set of illustrations this time with a very nerdy / techie theme. He has interpreted the error codes that you see when you can’t […]

The Hole That Cost 1,400 Pounds (and counting) 0

Just over a year ago, a carpenter screwed down some floorboards that were part of a new bathroom in our old house. He used “modern” floor boards made from large interlocking sheets of waterproof MDF, and he affixed them to the floor joists prior to laying the flooring. Unfortunately, among the many dozens of screws […]