Thursday, 28 April 2011

London 2012 Olympics ticket mania

I was one of the millions of frantic Ldn 2012 applicants fretting when the ticketing website went into meltdown at 23.45 the other night. Like others, I got into something of a frenzy and found myself applying for four tickets to the handball (!) final. The morning after I realised I don't even know the rules to handball or care who wins. All in all, I felt a bit of a mug. Until I read this it-could-be-worse pearler ...
"We're hoping we won't get them all" - A woman named Ruth speaks after applying for £22,000 worth of Olympic games tickets.

Via D.C.Hines

ArchBlog Royal Wedding special: Meltdown Melvin

Loads of people are getting hopelessly over-excited about tomorrow's nuptials. And then there are other people who are sick to death of the whole GreatBigFuss. Meltdown Melvin, possible the best ever radio phone-in caller, falls into the latter category.

Chick terrorises dog

I'm not sure what's more remarkable here - the sheer bravery of the chick or the extreme wetness of the dawg.

Via Andrew Sullivan's Daily Dish

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Hugh Mundell & Augustus Pablo - Nature provides

This one's for all the roots reggae fans. Some serious natural mystic here esp. from 4 mins onwards. M e d i t a t i o n

Sleng tend riddim

This is so good I don't even have a problem that the geezer is wearing a man-bag perhaps manufactured by Hewlett Packard.

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Tim Hetherington RIP

This short film, "Diary," was posted by photojournalist and documentarian Tim Hetherington three months ago. He died last week in Misrata, Libya.
His description reads: "'Diary' is a highly personal and experimental film that expresses the subjective experience of my work, and was made as an attempt to locate myself after ten years of reporting. It's a kaleidoscope of images that link our western reality to the seemingly distant worlds we see in the media."

Diary (2010) from Tim Hetherington on Vimeo.

What is the hardest thing about rollerblading?

Telling your parents you are gay ...

Meet the South Carolina Republicans

They get their news from Fox News (or their neighbour), they believe Obama is a Muslim and they want Donald Trump for President ...

Via The Dish by Andrew Sullivan

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Horrendous soundz

This is the worst 'tune' I have ever heard. If I was trying to describe it to a deaf person, I'd say it sounds like a washing machine falling down a flight of stairs. With a screaming baby in it.

Via HdeRouge

Sweet whisky ribs

Great news just in for fans of really bad meat lathered in "rich, sweet and smoky" (whisky-flavoured) sauce... Yank chain T.G.I Fridays have only gone and invented the JD Double Glazed Ultimate Ribs. And, yes, the JD does stand for Jack Daniels. Here's more exciting deets from the Fridays PR machine: "Made to a secret recipe that can’t be found anywhere else, the rich, sweet and smoky T.G.I. Friday’s Jack Daniel’s® sauce has a legion of fans. The new Jack Daniel’s® Double Glazed Ultimate Ribs, Friday’s biggest and stickiest ribs ever, are glazed twice with the signature sauce to create a more intense flavour. The Ribs are slow marinated for 14 hours to ensure they are fall-off-the-bone tender and flame-grilled to perfection for that authentic all-American taste. Double Glazed Ultimate Ribs are also available with a new Beer BBQ sauce - a bold flavour combination of beer, chipotle chili and sweet blossom honey." To find your nearest Friday’s visit: Photo credit: Steve Daniels Via Hannah Thomas

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Gbagbo's backpack

When Ivorian strongman Laurent Gbagbo finally gave himself up he was (allegedly) sweating profusely and wearing nothing but a filthy white Mizuno headband and this R.Newbold x Goodhood leopard print camo backpack. He purchased it online from Goodhood. Via Hypebeast

Friday, 8 April 2011

Treme: No re-up

I miss "The Wire." However hard I try and get into follow-up "Treme" it just isn't the same. Anyone else out there struggling with "Treme" - should I keep on keeping on?

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Depression era chic

Unless you'vce been living under a rock, you'll have heard the economy has taken something of a downturn of late. While the UK seems to be inching out of recession (Go Chancellor Osborne! Go cuts!) there are still very real fears of a double-dip recession. Double-dip may very well sound like a nice ice lolly but it's actually way more serious than an ice cream. With all this talk of economic ruin, there's no better a time to rock some depression era styles. Upstep Canadian brand Homespun. They make clothes of the sort that penniless folk wore during the Great Depression. Below, check out their 'Slub Terry' henley made especially for Inventory Stockroom. Here's the blurb: "Antique styled men's knit tops, inspired by the designer's collection of depression era undershirts. The slub terry Henley shirts are constructed with high quality raw cotton fabrics and sewn in the old fashioned way, utilizing antique equipment which is rarely used anymore. Detailed with fine antique buttons and Homespun labeling, these garments have a simple quality, timeless style and a great feel."

Monday, 4 April 2011

(Hedge) Hog House (£30)

This hedgehog house is ideal for that (special) hedgehog in your life who is ashamed to live on your doorstep drinking all your milk but not quite bold enough to go the whole hog and live alone in the wild. Consider this sheltered accom. for hedgehogs. PS Make sure the house does not face north or north east.Available for just £30 from Garden Trading. Via Hannah Thomas.

Sunday, 3 April 2011