Saturday, 28 February 2015

Dolly The Sheep


Dolly the Sheep is to get her own blue plaque, commemorating the site of her cloning...or perhaps that's 2 plaques.....

Friday, 27 February 2015

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Twit Twoo Two


Shabang Theatre's new owl, soon to take wing in "Let's Fly Away"...


Twit Twoo


Sneak preview of another Shabang creation, coming soon

Oscars

 
Well, I'm glad that The Theory of Almost Everything's Eddie Redmayne got an Oscar for his sheer effort in portraying Prof  Stephen Hawking. I enjoyed it nearly as much as Paddington and Shaun the Sheep

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Kirklees Way 2 (Hanging Heaton to Marsden)

"The Difficult I can do today, the Impossible may take a little longer..." (Fiona's apt T-shirt slogan, Mae West quote?)
 

Kirklees Way Part 1 (Marsden to Chickenley)

After 2 years, we finally finished the Kirklees Way (July 2014) Plus it took me 6 months to do a cartoon.......

Barbara Hepworth's Tools



Trip on a 142 train to Wakefield Kirkgate to the Hepworth gallery with Marcus. I especially liked the giant geometric cardboard foot, surrounded by 50 plastic teapots..........

Binche Gilles


 
Hundred of Gilles, clad in wax masks and mediaeval costumes parade in Binche Carnival, Belgium, throwing oranges.  But what's with the sticks?? (Apparently to ward off evil)

Jon Snow, Just Say No

 
Jon Snow on the effects of extra strong skunk cannabis...new Channel 4 programme shows Mr Swingometer taking part in a scientific trial, involving a brain scan, together with Royal Correspondent Jenny Bond.....

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Skunkometer

Channel 4's Jon Snow says smoking skunk is scarier than being in a war zone....Jon and Royal Correspondent Jenny Bond  take part in Home Office approved TV Science trial, Drugs Live, to be televised on March 3rd

Beware of the Hog

 
Wild Boar causes mayhem at Madrid Airport...they went the whole hog closed the   runways  after a plane had to abort landing .....

Saturday, 14 February 2015

2015, Year of the Sheep

 
Yeah, Year of the Sheep I think. Stuff 50 Shades of Grey, we're off to Shaun the Sheep...

2015, Year of the Goat

 
Chinese New Year soon. But is it Year of the Goat or Year of the Sheep? Internet seems undecided...

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Eastern Foam


 
These ads from 1920s Travel guide to Inverness. The allure of Afghanistan helps flog pencils,  and  "Eastern Foam" beats Vaseline into a cocked hat, from what I hear.....  
 

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Chimps in Kilts



Strange discoveries at Edinburgh Zoo: new chimp arrivals from Holland soon picked up "Scottish accents"....this reputedly involved asking for apples in a lower tone of grunt 

We're all down in t' coil hoil wi' t' muck splats on t' winders

Coal hole covers in Lockwood....not many about

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Turning Japanese

Perfect your dance moves...see last post for Japanese grrrl band AKB48!

AKB48 Sugar Rush



 
All-girl Japanese Pop band AKB48 (renown for sickly sweet lyrics, high-pitched singing, wild dance moves and matching kitsch outfits) are causing an Olympic Pop Nightmare. Are they too embarrassing to perform at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics? Surely not. See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7foG62jNMU

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Louis Armstrong at Batley Variety Club



 
Did he think to himself "It's a Wonderful World" when he performed in Batley in 1968? Thanks to  Mr Clark, in the Guardian letters page , who explains why Louis's Desert island Disc recoding has only just been located......more stories of Batley Variety's heyday to follow! For now, see; http://www.batleyfrontier.co.uk/more/

 
 

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Cave Man TV

 
Anyone been watching this? 10,000 BC, Stone Age re-enactment meets Big Brother. Someone turned up in wedges.....

Michelangelo's Muscle Men on Pumas

 
Caption Competition! What are the pumas saying? 2 muscle men riding pumas have been attributed to Michelangelo. They remind me of watching a grown up trying to ride on Minimoto. Something doesn't quite ring true.....any caption ideas?

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Deeply Dippy

 
Dippy, the diplodocus in the main hall at London's Natural History Museum is to be replaced by a blue whale skeleton.  A petition to keep him  has gathered thousands of signatures.....even  "Deeply Dippy" 90s band Right Said Fred have signed up....