Iron Sky looks like fun.
The two Toronto teens, Matthew Ho and Asad Muhammad, purchased a weather balloon and outfitted it with cameras, a GPS-equipped cellphone, and a Lego minifig holding a tiny Canadian flag in a custom-designed Styrofoam box.
As soon as the winds shifted to keep the balloon inside the Canadian border they launched it and waited, hoping their amateur spacecraft would get a few pics. Roughly two hours after letting the balloon go they were notified by the cellphone of the craft’s successful return. It travled approximately 15 miles up into the stratosphere and roughly 75 miles laterally, capturing some stunning images along the way.
Gotta love a good drift video.
You might think that lollipop ladies (and men) are a quaint but useful bunch. After all, they protect vulnerable members of society and make our roads safer.
But no. According to one blogger at the Libertarian Alliance they’re part of a scheme to control society– starting with an attack on the poor downtrodden motorist.
Perhaps they’ve been ordered to inconvenience the traffic as much as possible, maybe to cause deliberate “congestion”, so that further charges may be brought in? Since
“Councils”soviets now employ these buggers, and are of course riddled to the core with the destroying-worm of GreeNazism and other forms of socialism, there’s grounds for suspecting an anti-car conspiracy.
Or they might be doing their job, which is to get children from one side of the road to the other safely. The blogger does comment that back in the good old days the children had to wait for a break in the traffic before the Lolly was deployed, because to do otherwise ‘would be considered both rude and inconvenient to “motorists”‘. So his problem is really that nowadays drivers are expected to act responsibly and don’t get the preferential treatment he feels they deserve. It appears that David Davis believes that the right of a child to be protected is less important than that of a driver to be smug in their metal box. This characterises the outlook of so many people who call themselves Libertarians- selfishness and self interest rather than anything which might actually increase the overall liberty of the population as a whole.
Private White VC is named for Jack White, who won the Victoria Cross in 1917 for his actions during an ambush in Iraq. After the war he apprenticed as a pattern cutter in a Manchester garment factory, going on to become manager and then owner. After his death the company went through a number of owners until recently being purchased by his great grandchildren.
PWVC makes its clothes in Manchester, sourcing material locally. However, they currently only have a shop in London, though I found out about them because of a banner draped across a building near the town hall, so maybe they’re coming home.
The clothes line is based upon uniforms, after some of the factory’s historical business. A whole White outfit would be a bit fogeyish for me, but I could go for some of their shirts and jackets. They’re a bit expensive (from my perspective, tend to outfit myself from vintage and charity shops), and I’m sure many of my friends can tell me where to find similar stuff army surplus, but I like the idea and if I’m ever rich enough I think I shall have some.
Gotta love claymation guts.