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Don’t buy it, obviously..

.. but if you get a chance, check out the hilariously crap computer generated graphic that appears in The Sun today – it’s supposed to illustrate a jailhouse shooting, but instead it looks like the victim is about to burst into the showstopping final number of a musical theatre production about mannequins. Online here.

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5, 4, 3, 2, 1, JUMP!

Hunter takes off – in HD from Tom Royal on Vimeo. Hunter does his bit for science, helping me test the EX-F1’s 60fps mode. This was shot as 60 6mp JPEGs in a one second burst and then smooshed onto the interweb, hence the dubious image quality (technical smooshing details: JPEG images resized to 960×1,280px […]

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Spin spin spin

As per Si’s note, the video below is very flickery so anyone with epilepsy, or who simply dislikes flickery things, should probably beware. A test taken with the Casio EX-F1, which shoots video at 300fps or full-resolution photos at 60fps. The plan now is to film Hunter or Ralph jumping – it needs lots of […]

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On a happier note

These are the Merchant Taylors’ Almshouses. They are in Lewisham, and normally strictly closed to the public, but this weekend you can visit them as part of the London Open House initiative. Just off the A20 behind the (also open) Boone’s Chapel.

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Put down the fucking screwdriver, idiot

With the US election looming there’s been much debate about how far the government should interfere in the day to day lives of its citizens. One key area that’s been overlooked, however, is this: people should have to pass some sort of basic intelligence test before being allowed to undertake any kind of DIY. Witness, […]

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A question that didn’t need asking

Spotted this when flicking through the cable listings: I could have made that documentary, and I bet my version would have been better. It would have consisted of the opening title, on black, followed by a second title card that read “No. For fuck’s sake.” Short, accurate, to the point.

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MTV Cribs

Ralph, to camera: “So, this is the dining room. We don’t actually eat here, much – I can’t cook – but my interior designer picked out this furniture for me. It’s Italian. You know, when I was growing up on the mean streets of Bexley, I had to share a box with all my brothers […]

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Hut Six

I have a mental blind-spot when it comes to geography. Hence this conversation, from Monday: Tom: I have to go to Bletchley Park tomorrow. Does anyone have any idea where it is? Anthony: It’s near Milton Keynes, I think. Tom: Oh, right – near Bletchley, then? Entire office: (general sounds of entirely justified mockery and […]

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LOLRalph

For the record, I spent pretty much all of Saturday doing that washing. Thanks, Ralph.

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Beyond Westminster

If you have half an hour to spare, I’d recommend listening to this morning’s edition of Beyond Westminster – here’s an iPlayer Link – which was on (the not at all contentious topic of) religion and politics. The main body of the programme is fairly interesting – who knew that the press are excluded from […]

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