Top Story: Art with a Sense of Humour
Here's a great site we found featuring artist Dave Pollot who takes old prints of classical paintings - in this case Constable's The Hay Wain - and then adds a suitably sci-fi/fantasy image (here it's Bender from the Futurama cartoon series) in a comedic way. Dave will also undertake commissions - he is a dab hand at scary snowmen looming over bucolic farmhouses. www.davepollot.com
Back this Crowdfunding project - pretty please?
Right, I will confess I have a vested interest here because if this Cthulhu-themed book crowdfunding project goes ahead, I'll get published but it is going to be a great anthology, so please watch the video and support the cause. That is all. Keep Calm and Invest. Follow the link to find out everything you need to know.
Here's a great site we found featuring artist Dave Pollot who takes old prints of classical paintings - in this case Constable's The Hay Wain - and then adds a suitably sci-fi/fantasy image in a comedic way.
Mind the Gap at the Crossrail Apocalypse - leave your Shattered Dreams at the Barbican - and avoid the Roundabout of Doom aka Old Street!
- by eating 30% of their ice cream!
Check out the shortest movie ever to be nominated for an Oscar - a whole 100 seconds of animation on the fine art of making fresh guacamole, complete with some great visual puns.
Today's picture needs no comment nor explanation - I spotted this in the Foreign Foods aisle of my local Tesco.
Here's something to make you go Whaaaat?!? - it's a road sign in Japan pointing to the grave of Christ!
Just had the 9th Amazon 5 star review in for my Secret Cargo book (this includes the reviews on Amazon US). Once again, thank you.
Interesting picture, taken from space, contrasting North and South Korea at night.
Apologies for the lack of recent posts: been very busy with family affairs and sorting out my own writing projects.
Slightly surreal shot of a train making its way across flooded tracks at Stratford (East London) during the 1928 London floods. The train has been identified as a LNER 'J' Class loco.
It was my great pleasure on Thursday to introduce the author Polly James at the launch of her new book "Diary of an Unsmug Married" at Jarrolds in Norwich.
Another great 4 star review on Amazon for "Secret Cargo" - thank you! "...a classic short story, the main characters are established fairly quickly, with further surprising aspects of themselves neatly woven into the story…"
Saw this sign yesterday evening - reminds me of that line from "The Prisoner" - "I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed, or numbered" - or diverted!
The history of the UK in one picture - this image is NOT approved by HMG's education minister Michael Gove.
The Arthur C Clarke Award reports receiving a record breaking number of submissions for its 2014 prize as publishing industry embraces the Geek Pound.
Here's an excellent inspirational video, using the words of Ira Glass, for all people working in the creative industries.
Interesting story cropped up in the Daily Mail (originally reported in Fortean Times) about the Scottish necromancer Major Thomas Weir.
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