I just found a report on the next batch of animated series being considered by the US networks. A possible at Fox is The Boondocks, a sidebar resident here at Spinneyhead which seems to piss off certain reactionaries because the black characters don’t show the proper amount of respect for the white folk.
A plaque to Roger Fenton has been unveiled in Rochdale. Fenton could lay claim to being the first ever war photographer with his pictures of the Crimean War. By coincidence I was watching a documentary about the conflict earlier, in which Fenton was mentioned. It seems that, even in 1855, pictures from the front were carefully contrived whether for financial (he had to sell the images when he returned to England) or propaganda purposes. The limits of the technology also meant he couldn’t get any action photos but he did shoot the- bloodless- aftermath of battle. One image in particular The 68th Regiment, winter dress, was a total fake, as neither Fenton nor the cold weather wear had arrived in time.
Heavensent isn’t a counterfactual tale, but when I’ve finished it, I do have some ideas for an alternative ’50s story of nuclear paranoia in an England that was (very briefly) occupied by the Nazis.
I cycled down to Cheadle this afternoon, looking for interesting places to put into Deputised Experts. Nowhere stood out for a gunfight, but I did get a few pictures.
The first picture is through the window of Unique Furnishing on Kingsway. One day I’ll go in and browse, but for the time being I’m intimidated by their other window display, a seven foot tall Alien like sculpture (currently wrapped in Christmas lights) that’s selling for ‘only’ �3999.
The terribly awful Americanisation of English.
“Closure” may be more succinct than: “I have finally reconciled myself to my parents’ divorce, which for years impeded my psychological development”, but who needs it when the old British way – lifelong bitterness – was so much more satisfying?
Heinz is trying to distance it from John Kerry’s wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry, heiress to some of the company’s fortune.
“We don’t want to get involved in a fight,” said Debbie Foster, a company spokesman. “We are about food, not politics. We don’t take sides.”
Broadband is back. I’ll never say anything bad about BT again.
For at least a week.
If you’re in Belfast
tomorrow today, it’s the third annual Pong World Championships.
It was even sunny.
Thanks to the big fire in BT’s underground bunker I’m reduced to using dial up for a few days. It’s just not right.
The ceiling (174K) in Faro’s Chapel of Bones (Capela dos Ossos). They dug up the bones of monks and then lined a chapel with them. Funnily enough, this happened in several places in Portugal.
Anybody want to look for some better, more accurate and historical info? Most of the returned sites out there consist of holiday photos with the same lame description (this page probably now added to that list!).
The comments facility isn’t working so a post will do instead. For finding pubs in various areas. However it doesn’t have that many for Manchester.
Files from the 50s and 60s detailing plans for evacuating the Royal Family in the event of a nuclear war are to be released to the public.
I can’t sing, and wouldn’t wish to inflict my painful warbling on anyone through karaoke. But maybe I could act out favourite scenes from movies on stage.
I have an informal, and very cheap, self storage system- the spare room and barn of my parents’ house. But without a car it’s very hard to access (and if I did have a car I’d probably be told to take it all away.) Other people rely on the storage boom for their collections.
The Science Museum is launching a show about medical practices and attitudes to sexuality. On show will be a 1930s vibrator intended to cure women of their sexuality.
The electric device superseded the previous practice of doctors giving genital massage to female patients. It dramatically reduced the time needed for each treatment and could be operated by the relatively unskilled.
via Green Fairy
Yes, the wondrous silliness of search requests is back. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and you’ll see two lists of referrers- most recent and most common. As I write this, the most recent 20 are-
? MSN Search: britney naked pics — More Useful Everyday
I’m really not interested in seeing Britney naked, clothed or in any state in between. Brittany Murphy, maybe, but not Ms Spears
? Google Search: nemi cartoon comics
Nemi is cool. It’s pretty much the only reason to read The Metro.
? Google Search: where is the nissan skyline in grand theft auto 3 for ps2 in english
I don’t know.
? Google: britney spears topless
? UKBlogs Aggregator
Resistance is futile! You will be aggregated!
? blo.gs: ping a weblog
? Google: meaning of the word bint
It’s derived from the Arabic word for girl or daughter, I think.
? blo.gs: ping a weblog
? Google: “the best positions for getting pregnant”
Nobody in this house is pregnant, but Spinneyhead is one of only two results for this search.
? blo.gs: ping a weblog
? Google Search: spinneyhead
People are looking for spinneyhead. Cool.
? MSN Search: stileproject — More Useful Everyday
Stileproject used to be a regular stopping off point, but I haven’t been back there in nearly two years. I wonder if it’s still as vile and disgusting as I remember?
? Google Search: countryside sex pics
? Google: saul steinberg 9th avenue buy
? Flat8 – Summary
? Google: erotic bitpass
Hold on a minute, I’ve just had an idea………
? New Links
And yes, I am only reproducing these results here to reinforce the Google rankings etc.
Which is what Emily thinks we should be looking for, following news that one has been created from census data. Manchester is the third gayest place in the country, though we can name more homosexuals in and around Cambridge (6th).