Daily archives: January 25, 2007

Leonard Bernstein, Leonid Breshnev, Lenny Bruce and Lester Bangs

That’s great, it starts with an earthquake, birds and snakes, an aeroplane –
Lenny Burnside is not afraid. Eye of a hurricane, listen to yourself churn –
world serves its own needs, don’t misserve your own needs. Feed it up a knock,
speed, grunt no, strength no. Ladder structure clatter with fear of height,
down height. Wire in a fire, represent the seven games in a government for
hire and a combat site. Left her, wasn’t coming in a hurry with the furies
breathing down your neck. Team by team reporters baffled, trump, tethered
crop. Look at that low plane! Fine then. Uh oh, overflow, population,
common group, but it’ll do. Save yourself, serve yourself. World serves its
own needs, listen to your heart bleed. Tell me with the rapture and the
reverent in the right – right. You vitriolic, patriotic, slam, fight, bright
light, feeling pretty psyched.

REM – It’s The End Of The World As We Know It

Flash Gordon is alive!


The US military wants to develop a system to deploy artificial "black ice" as a means of incapacitating enemies.


They already have a heat ray.


Nuclear power plant sites, usually close to the sea, could be at risk from the effects of global warming.


Therapy for prostrate cancer can cause "penile shortening".  This is not funny.  This is not funny.  Must not snigger.


The PS3 launches in Europe on the 23rd of March.

Edinburgh come to Manchester

The Edinburgh Bicycle Co-operative are setting up a store in Manchester, at the North end of Rusholme.  My only reservation is that it’s a bit close to the excellent Bicycle Doctor, another co-operative bike shop located on Dickenson Road at the other end of the Curry Mile.

I’ll try to shop from each equally, but I’m also giving serious thought to building my next few bikes.  I currently have a frame from EBay and won a pair of rigid forks yesterday.  These are going to be equipped with the kit from my old full-suspension mountain bike (I never really got on with it, too many things to adjust, I can be a bit of a Luddite sometimes) when I find a work space for the project.  After that I’d like to build or rebuild at least one bike a year.