Five things on Friday #89

Five things on Friday #89

Things of note for the week ending September 12th, 2014.

Five things on Friday

Apologies for the delay this week, kids. A trip to Ireland mid-week (for the rather fantastic Conference), plus a shed load of work upon my return, threw my writing schedule out of whack. It’s nothing to do with Destiny being out this week at all. No sir ree bob.

Also: lots of recommended reading this week.

Enjoy –


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Five things on Friday #88

Five things on Friday #88

Things of note for the week ending September 5th, 2014.


1. Disappearing Drive-Ins

Drive In

Photographer, Stephanie Klavens, has been documenting the fading world of American drive-in cinemas in a series of photos called ‘Vanishing Drive-Ins‘.

Strangely beautiful and, for me at least, a little poignant – these snapshots of disappearing Americana make me long for a UK-based revival.



2. Become Legend

Destiny: Live Action

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UK Cinema Release Dates for your GCal

UK Cinema Release Dates for your GCal

Presenting – ‘The COMING SOON Calendar’


Like going to the Cinema?
Use Google Calendar?
Then you might find this just a little bit useful.

Over the summer, I subscribed to a Google Calendar RSS feed that populated my diary with all the various games from the World Cup. What was great about it was that it kept itself up to date with scores, updated group matches, and even made sure the right…

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Originality + Advertising

People in glass houses… yadda yadda yadda. Whatever.

Two sides, one portrait

Remember when the above image did the rounds on the Internet a few months ago?

I’ve Googled the hell out of it and I can’t find the name of the artist anywhere (sorry – happy to be corrected by a more knowledgeable commenter). But hey, irrespective of the origins, let it not be said that good art can’t be stolen re-purposedfor advertising…

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Five things on Friday #87

Things of note for the week ending August 29th, 2014.


1. McMoons
No, this story isn’t about a lunar McDonald’s opening up sometime soon. No. This is in fact a STUPENDOUSLY AWESOME story about a bunch of ex-NASA civilians deciding to capture an abandoned satellite by taking over a disused McDonalds and assembling the tools they need from EBAY. Yes, that’s right, EBAY.

Not. Kidding.



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Five things on Friday #86

Five things on Friday #86

Things of note for the week ending August 22nd, 2014.


1. Annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year Finalists
There isn’t much I can add to this. The photos are, of course, amazing. These are just a couple of my favourites but the whole set really is worth ten minutes of your time.

 Wildlife Photographer of the Year 1


Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2


via Distractify.

2. Cap and Hulk = SCIENCE
Here is a three minute videoexplaining how the science…

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Five things on Friday #85

Things of note for the week ending August 15th, 2014.

Whirlwinds of light

— Whirlwinds of Light, via This is Colossal.

1. Smartphones leak, dumb phones don’t
International master of misadventure,  John McAfee, spoke at Def Con recently and one of the things that picked up as a headline over at the Wall Street Journal was the following:

‘On the subjects of privacy and security, McAfee said smartphones are spying on…

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Goodbye, Robin Williams.

“I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people that make you feel all alone”

Good Morning Vietnam

The news is out.

The memories are amazing.

Personal demons. Depression. It’s all so terribly sad.

Genie, you’re free.

— The Academy (@TheAcademy) August 12, 2014

I’m on IMDb as I write, reading over Williams’…

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