Daily archives: September 11, 2010

links for 2010-09-11

  • A Michelin-starred chef has unveiled the world's most expensive cheese sandwich – which carries a whopping price tag of £110.

    The delicacy was created by celebrity chef Martin Blunos, who hand-crafted the luxury snack using cheddar blended with expensive white truffles.

    It is dressed with 100-year-old balsamic vinegar and the sourdough bread – which costs £5 alone – is sprinkled with powdered E175. That's gold dust to you and me.

    (tags: food)
  • Wish to convert a friend, relative, acquaintance, loved one, or stranger to atheism but feel that you missed your opportunity because they're dead? Well worry no more! IAmAnAtheist.com now provides a handy service whereby we atheize the deceased completely free of charge!!!

    There's no need to live in regret that you were not there to help with a deathbed deconversion. Just fill in the information below and click the Atheize! button to get the ball rolling!

    (tags: atheism funny)

What’s the future for the London Road fire station?

The London Road fire station was one of Manchester’s great buildings, and it’s still glorious to look at even in its current dilapidated state. It’s worthy of an architecture wander all by itself. Nothing has been done to develop it since the fire service moved out in 1986. When I was a student at UMIST, which is a very near neighbour, I heard there were plans to give the building to the University for student accommodation and/or a students union. Obviously that never happened.

Now the council are moving to get a compulsory purchase order, and the fire station’s current owner, Alex Langsam of Britannia Hotels has given an interview to Manchester Confidential in which he claims that, after 24 years of doing nothing, he’s finally, really, really this time, going to get around to doing something with the building. Unsurprisingly, I find his promises hard to believe.