Category Archives: Sightings

It’s getting that way…

As seen in Edinburgh this morning. Is this anything to do with Brexit I wonder? I especially like the positiong next to the defribrillator!

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Back in the day

Have you noticed how people are saying “back in the day” all of a sudden? Even people that weren’t born “back in the day”. What does it mean? OK, it’s the title of a (2014) film, but surely that’s not … Continue reading

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The normalisation of abnormal behaviour

Spotted in Birmingham yesterday. I know it’s a bit of fun, but it does worry me a little.

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One for (from) the road

I couldn’t resist just one more. I guess this falls under the trend heading of ‘convenience’ or perhaps its deregulation? I’m now back in the UK but sitting in London City airport, which is, without a doubt, the easiest way … Continue reading

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It’s fruit, but not as we know it

  I’ve been at Cape Canaveral trying to make myself more interesting. However, the really interesting stuff has been littered all around. I especially liked the apples made to taste like grapes (Grapples, of course), although I was very disappointed … Continue reading

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Only in America

Spotted in Wal-Mart.

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Coming Soon – Mind Control Toys

I’m not kidding. You will be able to buy this very soon. Probably this year. A company has invented a toy called the Force Trainer that allows you to lift a ball by just thinking about it. It really is … Continue reading

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Shopping Local

A contact at the Times newspaper just sent me an email saying that at ASDA (a UK supermarket chain owned by Wal-Mart) has announced that local food sales are up 41% on this time last year in England and Wales. … Continue reading

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‘Sixth Sense’ Wearable Computers

If you’ve not seen it already check out a TED talk by Pattie Maes from MIT. The device is essentially a wearable projector and computer that allows people to interact with their external environment by projecting related information about things … Continue reading

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Dylan Thomas

In the National Library of Wales there is a self-portrait by the writer Dylan Thomas aged, I’d guess, about eight. The self-portrait is nothing special but above it the young Thomas has written the following: “I am young but I … Continue reading

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