Ig Nobel tour dates

Coming to Birmingham on the 20th March, to be held at Millennium Point. There will apparently be guest appearances by members of the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists. Could be worth the entrance fee just for that.

Pop in for Art

A visit to Wolverhampton Art Gallery proved to be, as usual, quite fruitful. Coincidence took me there on the same day the local paper announced the news that the new pop art gallery will go to planning commitee next week. To promote the proposal there is an exhibition in the contemporary gallery of the usual …

Bournville, Birmingham

article submitted to everything2.com Each of the houses in Bournville were planted with six fruit trees. George Cadbury would visit personally every once in a while, to ensure that the gardens of his properties were being properly tended for. This was no vision of sustainability, his primary goal was to ensure that his staff were …

Flash Mob

As promised on August 7, 2003, the following write up is the result of my participation in the flash mob that took place in Birmingham (UK) later that month. Upon arriving at the location specified in the first set of instructions, we were handed a piece of paper. On it were the following directions: Let’s …

Building Acoustics

John Cale on Radio 4 this morning, talking about the sound of John Taverner; …I realised that I wasn’t just listening to the music; I was listening to the sound of the building… Beautiful. The piece he chose was ‘Song for Athene’.

Pancakes

Lifted this recipe from everything2 on Tuesday. Visit the site and do a search for pancakes to see the rest of the write up; it puts forward a pretty convincing case for the delight of making things for yourself. Put down that packet mix and get out the mixing bowl. 3 Tsp butter, melted 1 …

Foot Where?

At the climbing wall this evening. Chalk from my fingers infiltrating my PDA, each letter taking three attempts to write – my tendons sluggish from the lactic acid pouring into my forearms. A single missing trainer/sneaker/pump/dap1 meant I had to retreat to the resin rockface instead of my usual Thursday night trip to the Fencing …

Going green

Today’s the day I start shopping here, instead of here. Wish me luck.