Random acts of violets

Thursday, August 27, 2009


I absolutely love the original video, there's something so uplifting about synchronised dance, especially when it looks like it took a long time to get to the point where they could film it in one take.

Now to add to the brilliance of that video, some people called Team Ayayo has re-created it with stop-motion lego. Come on.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

It's the end of the world. Oh no, it's not.

Good grief, I can't believe this story is back again:
European Union ban on lightbulbs leads to a dim future. It is truly a slow news day.

Back in January the Daily Mail got into a frothing orgasm of ineffectual outrage about the entire world being forced to bump into objects and ruin their eyesight by using lightbulbs so hideous and bad they were hardly deserving of the name. Despite that fact that the summer before, the Daily Mail had run a promotion on the said same bulbs.

The web article was full of comments from people who seem to spend an inordinate amount of time thinking about lightbulbs. One comment even stated that a 100W bulb was THE ONLY LUXURY that they afforded themselves. Oh do fuck off.

Now the Telegraph is following very much the same line, 90% of the article bemoaning that the new bulbs are total shit, before including a very small line from someone who has actually used the lightbulbs in the last 30 years saying, actually they're fine, what's the fuss about, you can still see by them, innit.

Anyway, at least reading such an idiotic, knee-jerk 'article' has done more to raise my blood-pressure than an entire pot of very strong coffee; not sure if that's a good thing or not.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Bulls eye

Well, not quite.

After what has felt like months, I have finally managed to qualify on the 60 yards target at the archery field - scoring over 100 points on 24 arrows.

I think I've finally twigged that I'm pulling the string back to slightly the wrong point so I'm trying to target through the string and that's pulling all my shots off to the right.

Anyhoo. What this now means is that I have the codes to the locks and can go down to the field whenever I want to loose a few shafts. Or have a go at archery. Whatever.

One of the proper archers commented that he thought I was doing well to score on the 60 using beginners equipment as it's not fine-tuned enough, which was a nice ego boost having felt so useless for so many weeks.

Getting very tempted to spend more money than I've got on proper kit now!