November 25, 2009


The various alias's of Thomson and Thompson

Dupond and Dupont
Uys and Buys
Tik and Tak
Johnson and Rohnson
Kadlec and Tkadlec
Jansen and Janssen
Citserono and Tsicerono
Schultze and Schulze
Ντυπόν and Ντιπόν
Dupont and Duvont
Clodius and Claudius
Douponte, Doupont
Hernández and Fernández
Skapti and Skafti
Johns and Johnes
Tomson and Tompson
Zigue and Zague

November 21, 2009

At ease, at seas

I want to make some art about mysteries of the ocean. Like people lost at sea / Navy the colour / submarines and periscopes / icebergs and white horses. Capsized ships.

Long Hair

I am growing my hair. It is now the longest it has been in living memory. I have always wanted long hair, but have never had the mental mettle to last the distance, and I end up going in for the chop out of sheer boredom. This time I am serious though. By the time i get to Sweden I will have long hair.
So it can fly out behind me like a mane as I cycle.

tables turned

DJing with Elton 20.11.2009.

"it was like my coast fm in a bar without the ads fantasy come to life."

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November 5, 2009

Charmingly barmy

Today at Rocky's the shower exploded, and an emergency plumber arrived to save the day. He described the plumbing and water works as "She's all a bit Heath Robinson", a phrase I now believe will become part of my everday jargon.

W. Heath Robinson was a cartoonist known for drawings of 'eccentric machines' and his name has since entered British language as a description of any unnecessarily complex and implausible contraption that achieved absurdly simple results.

Used in scenarios such as the BBC's Planet Earth documentary series, in which devices used to create smooth camera movements, such as the effective steadicam made out of bicycle wheels and rope used to sail up a 100 metre high mound of bat droppings, were said by David Attenborough to be "Heath Robinson affairs".

In Pink Floyd's 1971 concert film Live at Pompeii, Nick Mason described the band's early on-stage musical experiments as "Heath Robinson".

Also. W. Heath Robinson was the man behind "The multimovement tabby silencer", which automatically threw water at serenading cats.

See also - Heath Robinson (codebreaking machine).