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the sun is out and I shall have beer

Look at that weather. I think it's a yes to Reading beer festival tonight!

I woke up in the middle of a dream this morning. Not in the sense that the narrative stopped abruptly and I woke up, but in the sense that as I woke up my head was just a swirling muddle of crap and random images that hadn't even been shuffled into a narrative yet. As a result I've spent the entire day with an image of a foal that was also a black peacock with an indie comb-up mane jammed sideways into my brain. There was also a box full of merch that New Young Pony Club had sent timscience to make up for the incredible hassle of reclaiming money for a cancelled gig from Seetickets*. And lots of other stuff. All muddled together, impossibly, with no perspective, narrative or anything. It was like looking behind the curtain of how my brain works.

Proof that everyone who was being a supervillain in the 70s has moved into the alternative energy market continues to emerge. Check out this solar power station, baby: A concrete tower - 40 storeys high - stood bathed in intense white light. The tower looked like it was being hosed with giant sprays of water or was somehow being squirted with jets of pale gas. Dr Evil says, "You grow up, and your priorities change. Sure it was fun in the 60s to be ransoming cities and causing natural disaters, but I think the time has come to start giving something back. Also, my henchlings are much happier now they've swapped golf carts for diggers."

P.S. I'm assuming everyone and their dog CAT has seen loltrek take on tribbles. The adverts are are my favourite bit! But no picture of a cat with construction equipment! How hard can it be to find one? Here's one! And another! And a bonus cat in a spin drier. Just because.

P.P.S. Here's an art-related thing for this week: Look, I've been drawing Dickon Edwards! He asked me to do a thank-you card for his Diary Angels scheme (whereby one may sponsor his diary). This below is a rough sketch, those sponsoring the dandy will receive the finished item. This I include here because the rather puckish angel on the left didn't make it into the final piece, poor thing.

sketch for Dickon's diary angels
sketch for Dickon's diary angels
Scale issues, perhaps?

*Try not to order tickets from them if possible. So far it's cost him about £10 NOT to go to a gig.


( 9 worms — Feed the birds )
3rd May, 2007 17:32 (UTC)
Have good beer.
3rd May, 2007 17:35 (UTC)
lol is very funny stuff
wow shapes wow elliptical
3rd May, 2007 23:44 (UTC)

-- tom
4th May, 2007 00:11 (UTC)

-- tom
4th May, 2007 07:32 (UTC)
Supervillains in the energy market
After a while government subsidy and a regular income is just going to win out over the highs and lows of the occasional massive payout tempered by huge initial outgoings. I'd shudder to see the profit & loss accounts for most supervillains - even the $100m they stand to gain from a good evil plan isn't going to go very far when you're hollowing out a volcano and starting a space programme to get it. What is it they say? "If you haven't turned rebel by twenty you've got no heart; if you haven't turned establishment by thirty you've got no brains"...

(Liking the Tribble fun)
4th May, 2007 07:59 (UTC)
Re: Supervillains in the energy market
True. I wanted a volcano lair but had to settle for a 2 bed flat in Cowley. Oxford house prices...tch.
4th May, 2007 08:15 (UTC)
The volcanoes round here have all been converted into luxury apartments anyway.
5th May, 2007 22:21 (UTC)
That solar collector seems to use an awful lot of land area. But if the mirrors were stuck on top of houses, their slope simply part of the roof shape, it might just work in a densely populated area. Much cheaper than solar panels on each house.
5th May, 2007 23:59 (UTC)
I suspect it's mostly a CAP subsidy collector rather than a solar collector!

-- tom
( 9 worms — Feed the birds )