Daily archives: July 31, 2006

Spinneyhead Presents

I’ve been working away at the Spinneyhead Presents idea for the last week and a bit. I have a plot for a six part serial, each episode at about five minutes. I’m at the point where I can start looking for locations and doing pre-production. There’s a script for the first episode and I’ve worked out most of the characters who will appear in it, so I can start looking for volunteers.

So it seems like a good time to launch the Spinneyhead Presents blog. I’ve posted links to most of Spinneyhead’s previous videos there and will be using it as a journal of the project as well as the place to premiere future productions.

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Deep Underground

A long time ago, the summer of 1991 I think, I worked at the NIREX deep borehole just a few miles away from Sellafield. They were drilling down and drawing up cores from far beneath Cumbria and then logging the state of the rocks down there. It’s where I got the name Discontinuous Infill, which has been applied to cartoons and other projects since then.

The aim of the borehole was to check the stability of the bedrock in the area to ascertain whether it would be a suitable site for the deep disposal of vitrified nuclear waste. My cynical take on it was that the government had already decided to bury stuff there and they thought the people around Sellafield were gullible enough to take on another nuclear dump and, anyway, it wasn’t a Conservative seat so they weren’t going to lose much.

It’s possible all that data I typed in may yet be reassessed as there are calls to hurry up on properly disposing of the country’s existing nuclear waste.

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Electrons are fast

Two pieces of high performance electric car news-

Lotus is to build the Tesla Motors electric roadster at its plant in Norfolk. (via Jalopnik)

Eight wheeled electric car the Eliica (Electric Lithium-Ion battery car) can out accellerate a turbocharged Porsche.

Performance electric cars are a step toward increased acceptance. If they can help shake off the milk float image then motor journalists and ordinary drivers will start to take them more seriously.

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