Still feeling a bit ill, so something that always makes me smile – Russell Crow’s “official” website. Russell the Crow, I should say. Don’t want to make the same mistake as those (almost too) unbelievable hicks and loonies in the guest book. Drawn by a friend of mine, the cartoons are ludicrously surreal and breathlesslyContinue reading “Russell Crow: “I’ve got a beak!””
No-one does monsters like the Japanese (Godzilla, Hello Kitty etc.) so it’s no surprise that Japanese folk-lore is full of creatures who could give the Bros. Grimm pantheon a good beating (now there’s an idea for a Streetfighter-style videogame…) Anyway, Neo Kaiju is a project that sees American designers re-making traditional Japanese monsters as collectibleContinue reading “MonsterMonsterMonster”
RRRR. Barclays just charged me a £30 penalty, and I’ve incurred a £50 fine for not paying my congestion charge (I thought you could pay it up to 24 hours afterwards, but it’s only till midnight). And it’s raining. And I’m ill. Woe is me, woe is me, etc., fade music, curtain.
…By adding an X! The coolest letter of them all. Although that’s not all they’ve done – Pentax’s Optio X is tiny and is probably the first digi-cam I’ve seen that makes a decent go of the twisting body design concept. It’s 3x optical zoom / 5x mega pixels. Given it’s tiny dimensions (11cm byContinue reading “How could they make the Optio S4i better?”
Another Church motto sign, like the one I posted yesterday. This is a photo I actually took myself. It’s from Toronto, when I was there for a couple of days, and (as you can see) it was snapped just outside the Hyatt hotel. It’s a good quote – with or without the religious connotations.
This pic comes via a whole bunch of places I’ve noy seen before (a nice-looking place called Midnight Revue and then they got it from the weird-ish A Moveable Beast), but the message is good. It’s from one of those billboards churches in the US tend to have outside, trying to tempt roadside sinners inside… Continue reading “It was a sign”
Now that I am older and wiser, I have seen anime like Laputa and Spirited Away and realised that don’t giant robots from the future are not integral to Japanese animation (technically, Laputa does have robots, but they’re sort of organic and…) Still, it was Ghost In The Shell that got me hooked on animeContinue reading “Super Brain Panic!”
Well, I didn’t actually… but while there’s still some summer left, I’ve posted a couple more photos taken over the last few months, showing just how *nice* the capital looks when its streets are filled with sunlight. This is because I, like millions of Londoners, live in fear of the terrible shade of grey allContinue reading “I spent the summer wasting”
Gameskins.com, (which I first mentioned here), who have a cool range of video-game inspired t-shirts, has just updated their stock. Pick of the bunch: their ’16 bit’ design. While they used the NES’s D-pad as the graphic for the 8-bit version, this new one pays tribute to the the Mega Drive, proudly advertising its amazingContinue reading “SNES v Mega Drive”
…Literally. Spent a long weekend in Blackpool, and on Friday, I went to the Pleasure Beachwhich is a massive theme park with a lot of rollercoasters crammed in to a small space. It’s not quite as high concept as a lot of other theme parks (like Alton Towers), but, like Blackpool itself, manages to createContinue reading “Rollercoaster weekend…”