Daily archives: April 28, 2006

Heavensent 2.2

Rey handed the field glasses to Lensman. “Some kind of camp. There are firing ranges, an assault course. And look at all the pitons and ropes on those cliffs. I think they are trying to turn flatlanders into real troops.”

Troops and soft skins milled around the assembly area near the gates, readying a clean up squad for the collapsed tunnel down the road. “They are not leaving many guards.” Lensman commented.

“What are you thinking of?”

“They have an artillery range. We have no heavy weapons.”

“You want to steal their guns? That would give us away, you know?”

“Not if we do it properly. There has already been one aerial raid. What if we can convince them there was another?”

Rey took back the glasses. The work crew was pulling out, crossing the small river that ran along the near boundary of the camp. He counted the soldiers left behind. “I will get Kess up here. He can pick off the guards before we go in. If we put a fire crew there,” he pointed at the bluff above a curve in the river, “they can strafe the barracks while I lead a squad against admin and the canteen and Mov takes the armoury. Then we plant enough charges to suggest bombs.”

“A good plan. But one change. I shall lead your squad, you guide the covering fire.”


“There is only yourself and Mov who have seen action in this squad. Everyone else, including myself, needs the experience. And where better than against a soft target such as this?”

Heavensent 2.3
Heavensent 2.1
Heavensent 1.1

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Airfix Classic Car Collection

I’m resisting buying the classic car collection, but I’ll probably cave in soon in fear that they’ll all be gone and I’ll regret not having them.

In the mean time, a few links-

The Vauxhall Viva HA.
The Viva Outlaws Club (mostly HBs and HCs though).

Triumph Herald images (including an appearance in a Tintin comic).
Triumph Herald wikipedia entry.
A stretched Herald.

Ford Escort Mk1 pictures.
A lot of Ford Escort desktop images.
The Escort RS2000.
Escort Mk1 rally cars.
An Escort funny car.

Related- onethirtysecond, a resource for 1:32nd scale car kits.

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Ming's Green challenge

He may just be calling Cameron’s bluff, but Menzies Campbell is calling for the Tory leader to agree to five broad “green principles” that would underpin policy. His justification is that should Cameron stop fannying around and agree to them the combined votes could make an immediate difference to tax policy on environmental issues.

As outlined in a speech in Norwich the five points are-

* Green taxes should be used to change behaviour

* Green taxes – including excise duty on fuel – should not fall in real terms from year to year

* There should be a substantial increase in the top rate of Vehicle Excise Duty

* The climate change levy should be reformed into a universal carbon tax – including household emissions as well as business emissions

* Air passenger duty should be restructured as a tax on aircraft emissions, not passengers

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Be safe, brothers

Be safe, brothers
Be safe, brothers,
originally uploaded by spinneyhead.

I seem to have stumbled upon a cross between a union meeting and a memorial to construction workers killed or injured on the job. I just caught the end of it and couldn’t really make out what was being said from my discreet distance.

Update It was International Workers Memorial Day.

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Slayer Day

06/06/06 is, amongst other things, National Slayer Day, celebrating the Californian gods of Satanic speed metal. You can celebrate by playing their music really loud, or-

Taking that participation to a problematic level

# Stage a “Slay-out.” Don’t go to work. Listen to Slayer.
# Have a huge block party that clogs up a street in your neighborhood. Blast Slayer albums all evening. Get police cruisers and helicopters on the scene. Finish with a full-scale riot.
# Spray paint Slayer logos on churches, synagogues, or cemeteries.
# Play Slayer covers with your own band (since 99% of your riffs are stolen from Slayer anyway).
# Kill the neighbor’s dog and blame it on Slayer.

via BoingBoing

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