"Then it is dark; a night where kings in golden suits ride elephants over the mountains." - John Cheever

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Cbeebies does Shakespeare

This is Jenny's current internet favourite. It's quite good - the flash animation is nicely done and Oberon has a top Glaswegian accent.

Huge table

On Hampstead Heath. The artist used to play football for the New York Apollos in the 70s!

Third (Last?) Tuesday Redux

Can you actually redux a last?.... But, anyway...

Software patents in the EU
This particular site is a bit heavy going for a morning after, but there're plenty other sites about why this is such a bad idea.

EU Constitution
Just for fun, I link an even more boring site....

Rotary Mobile Telephone
This is more like it! Excellent coolness personified (or would be, if it was a person)

Warhammer 40, 000
Paint models. I'm sure there's probably more to it than that, but who knows what exactly? By Grabthar's hammer, by the sons of Worvan, you shall be avenged! Or something.

Global recession and stuff like that...well, I dunno....US national debt is 7.8 trillion at the moment, which might be bad if they ever get called on it, but I can't see that as long as their GDP holds up. In fact, I'm going to stick to my guns on this one and say that they will probably manage OK (though I suppose this kind of depends on the moves of their next president). I'll leave it to the pessimists to post some damning statistics ;-)

House prices defy doomsayers!
Ok, yeah, I have to go to New Zealand to find good news....I'm still going to buy in Estonia...

Monday, June 20, 2005

Third Tuesday

What time are people thinking about getting to the pub? I can be there for 6'ish...

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Iraq as Vietnam

I know, I know - more Iraq stuff, but this is a great piece and I have been struck (once again) about what an utter disaster it all is. Tom Engelhardt is one of the web's greatest journalists.


Sunday, June 12, 2005

second tuesday

flipping heck. this tuesday is tuesday 14th and as such the second tuesday of the month. anyone fancy going to that scottish place on trafalgar sq for some porridge and whisky cocktails or whatever they serve? (alternatively there's this pub on charlotte st which is ok...)

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Fitzrovian Facts!

Apologies for not responding to your interesting posts this week - has been a lot going on. To make up for it, here's some more Fitzrovian Facts:

Augustus John used to hang out at the Fitzroy. He would pat the head of every child he passed on Charlotte St, in case it was his.

Bob Dylan played upstairs in a Fitzrovian pub in the 60s.

George Orwell's wife used to live in Percy St (the same st Hitler's brother lived in). He used it as the model for the room Winston and Julia use for their affair in 1984.

Monday, June 06, 2005

Once You Start Dancing...

A Kosovan guy I know has just arrived in London on an internship and is writing a blog about it. His youthful positivity is enough to warm the heart of even the most jaded of Fitzrovians...