Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Here's a Funny Thing

A very funny man, but he can't sing.
Doing Lenny Cohen in a show about lost youth, existentialism and Paris is ok.
Singing songs on request when you can't sing well is crap.
He told the same joke as Julian Clary but it was no less funny.
The hand shandy joke here

Saturday, 17 October 2009

The Ghost of Shipyards Past

I went to B-arrow to see me mammy.
I had this weird mystic experience at what appears to be where they buried the town

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Reeves or Moir

Vic Reeves has a book out and appeared at the Off The Shelf Festival to promote it.
I wondered if it was really Jim Moir who appeared.
In the end I decided it was VR promoting a JM product.
I think.

Any which way here's the book.
He presented images from it and a commentary.
Some sort of surrealist connection with the usual absurd twang to it.

BTW - He was very entertaining, not so sure about his straight man for the night.
He was dull and ill prepared.

Saturday, 10 October 2009

First of the Formworks

Next make dams out of scrap wood (forms) where you don't want the floor to be.

It's Shedtastic

May I present Shed 2?
Chiefly used for materials storage although S decided it made a lovely summer house and sat in it for a while this pm. Strange behaviour.
It's a preformed "tin" affair and an excellent demonstration of strength through shapes. The sheet metal is not much thicker than kitchen foil but formed into box sections and ribs it's very sturdy.
There's hardly any frame at all. This shed will be on the move eventually to replace Shed 3. Which is coming done once Shed 4 is completed.
Shed 3's roof can be seen peeking out above the back of Shed 2. Behind that is the big shed, Shed Zero, which S calls our house.
Under that is Shed 1 or "The Cellar".
Further details of Shed 4 construction and a map of Shedland Theme Park will follow.

Friday, 2 October 2009

The Renowned Homosexual

You'll have to take my word for it but this is Julian Clary at Sheffield City Hall.
He was very funny, filthy and lovely with it.
He's 50 this year.
Good luck to him I say.

Thursday, 1 October 2009

A Trip to Hull

Which meant seeing this beauty.
I can't help it.
Engineering turns me on.

The trip was business however - to take part in the great care debate.
See elsewhere for details.
My take on it is , as ever, cynical. I shouldn't but I can't help it

Number 1
  • Despite all their assurances it smacked of consultation after major decisions have been made. For example "how can we fund future care?". But they had taken the two extremes of pay for yourself and total state financing out before presenting 3 slightly different joint funding models. I suggested that old people should take up armed robbery. My table of delegates thought it was a joke.

Number 2

  • When a government, which like all British governments doesn't control much of the economy tells me how it will pay for care in 2059; I think I'm allowed a modicum of cynicism.

Number 3

  • Thank you GB Govt. for an excellent day out where someone asked for my opinion. Normally I have to force it on my victims. I used up all my yellow dots, green and yellow post-its, gold stars and lost 3 pens. Our table facilitator Mark couldn't believe his luck someone willing to talk straight at bare silence and make a fool of himself.
What fun!