Friday, February 26, 2016

Senses working overtime #45

1 Tracking lives
I love the Granada TV series called UP . I need to buy the latest version) and so this TED talk about tracking Harvard students for 75 years is fascinating!

2 US Primaries
I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw that Jed Bush withdrew from the Republican race with a $100 million warchest. That's a lot of money!!

This digital planner keeps a good record of how the various candidates are doing.

3 Donald Trump
This whole Trump rise thing is looking increasingly scary!

4 Picture of the year

Great article and great picture. Loads of awesome questions that may haunt your day (it did mine!).

5 Yoko Ono
Yoko has a new album coming out soon. This news possibly doesn't excite you as much as it does me! This Guardian article is a nice review of her style.

Overtime: Winter is Trumping
This is great - Donald Trump inserted into Game Of Thrones.

Superbowl ads

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Senses working overtime #44

I know I'm odd.

Here are five pieces of evidence for the defence:

1 I prefer winter!
Apparently that makes me smarter! Who knew?

2 I need books, lots of...books!
I have always been a reader but my appetite has increased in the last year. I am not alone!

3 Mega composites

Love these odd mega composites from Stephen Wilkes

4 Winter blues
I'm missing London winter weather. Even more so after reading this!

5 Star Wars

These damn fine fan art posters are rilly cool! I've included them before but they just keep coming! Thanks odd fan people for keeping it unreal.

Overtime: My old mate Greg (I've known him forever and he is old, although I'm older) included a really great song on his site this week - Argent's Hold Your Head Up. Indeed they can! But odd? Well it's a prog classic but it's actually a great pop song from the former Zombie.

Until next week...caio for naio.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Senses working overtime #43

Eek - I missed my regular posting on this blog. In fact I didn't post anything for TWO DAYS!!! Shock horror.

Building a pergola and attaching sails and Valentine's day stuff completely annihilated my blogging routine.

So I'll doing this before work, eeking out some time.

Okay - let's go...

1 and 2 Films of 2016
Some of these are already out but these two different sites have enough new content to whet the viewing whistle for 2016.

3 It's resolution time
We are a few weeks into 2016 so time to revisit those resolutions. If you haven't got them going yet, there's still time!

4 Brain Pickings
This is great site, as recommended by James Whatley himself.

5 Margaret Drabble

A great piece of writing from MD. I may have used this before. Sod it. It's good enough for a reread!

Overtime: A further edition of Brain Pickings

Friday, February 5, 2016

Senses working overtime #42

1 Fake fake fake!

Great story about a Nikon photo contest that went amiss.

2 Music Is Love
I love music - couldn't live without it. But why? This article helps explain why it's so important to me.

3 Lucky bastards

Loved this stunning piece about James Garner and how 'lucky' he was. 

4 It's a small world after all
This Guardian piece explains how Facebook has brought the world down to 3.5 degrees of separation. Scary!

5 Piano man
How cool is Elton John? Very very cool! He surprised London commuters at St Pancras with a piano and a short tinkle!

Overtime: San Francisco
How cool is San Francisco? Very very cool as these then and now photo's prove. I love SF!!