Poppies

This is such a beautiful idea: Making the poppies – The Tower of London Remembers Installing the Poppies – The Tower of London Remembers Project I suppose if we did it here it would be some sort of ridiculous “crescent of embrace”, or in this case, the “imperial eagle of remembrance,” or something. Speaking of […]

Categories: History

Peter Recommends CXLVIII

This is about the bestest thing in the world right now (the story, not the beer, per se): Stella Artois: Perfectionists: Rufus – The Real Hawk-Eye More here: Wimbledon Hired A Hawk To Scare The Pigeons Away

Categories: Sports and Leisure

D-Day 70

click to enlarge watch big and make sure it’s in HD Curtsy: CDR Salamander for that Stock Footage video. The best story today: [A]n 89-year-old veteran was reported missing by his care home after being told that he couldn’t go to Normandy. … Sussex police say that the man, who has not been named, was […]

Categories: War and Peace

Peter Recommends CXLVII

Formula 1 Pit Stops 1950 & Today Very funny.

Categories: Sports and Leisure

Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCCXI

Do It For Denmark! Tak.

Categories: Business & Media

Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCCX

Peter sent me this last week and it is amazing. Keep watching, because the first part is funny but the punchline is in the second part. Then after the second part, there’s a third part, also funny.

Categories: Entertainment

Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCCIX

I forgot about this, but I’ve had it open for like two weeks: Dont Tell Mummy! (JamieP’s 1000 bhp GTR)

Categories: Sports and Leisure

Wolves

George Monbiot does nature documentary narrations? How Wolves Change Rivers The most important thing you can take away from that video is that deer are jerks (no but seriously didn’t someone once describe deer as being the pigeons of the wilderness or something?) no but seriously wolves are cool. Curtsy: Vanderleun

Categories: Science and Nature

Chickens! In Versailles!

A la Française | Graduation movie from Supinfocom Arles 2012 A la Française from à la Française on Vimeo. By Julien Hazebroucq, Emmanuelle Leleu, Morrigane Boyer, William Lorton, and Ren Hsien Hsu. I just think it’s wonderful. (This would have been a Funniest Item but I’ve had it open for more than a week. Got […]

Categories: History

Sid Caesar

Well, we seem to have come to that point in history where all my new discoveries are from people dying. Before it was classic movie stars, and I knew all about them, but now it’s the TV stars that came after the classic movies, and I’m terrible with classic TV (except Get Smart and F-Troop, […]

Categories: Entertainment

Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCCVIII

I heard this for the first time yesterday, and it’s just fantastic. Play it loud so you can hear: Flanders And Swann – The Gnu Song

Categories: Entertainment

Trolololo!

Oh, Russians (that is, actual people, not the politicians and the elite): I do love your strange relationship music. NBC provides video of the Police Choir singing (with admirable gusto!) Which necessarily means posting this:

Categories: Entertainment

Young Man’s Fancy; Young Girl’s Blaring Klaxon of Change

This was linked to on Lilek’s work blog a week ago or so, I think, and it is amazing: Young Man’s Fancy – 1952 American Consumers & Family Values Documentary Sitcom-style film produced for the Edison Electric Institute. The film encouraged increased consumption of electricity through the ever increasing number of ‘must have’ household appliances. […]

Categories: Electronics

January 24, 1984

Steve Jobs introducing the Macintosh, 30 years ago today. GOD I’m old. So this is something I just noticed about a week ago, and yeah apparently it took me thirty years to notice: Before a file is actually created, it says it’s from Jan 24, 1984. Apparently it’s always done that. The Apple website is […]

Categories: Electronics

Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCCVII

The Killing does Christmas Jumper Day Omg this is wonderful.

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