- Irish culture? Mairead Farrell's Alcohol Anecdotes.
- I like my films fluffy. One film that made me clap my hands in delight back in the 1970s was Le Petit Théâtre de Jean Renoir [complete on youtube]. IMDB data. It was his last film. Le roi d’Yvetot [in English The Virtue of Tolerance] starts at 55 minutes. C'est doux et délicieux.
- French culture? Cattycake cattycake à la Français
- Cute kitten vids? Puppies demand parity of esteem. [via MeFi more <whoop whoop Osmond alert> puppy love]
- Mighty oak from little acorn grows
- I was having a rant about cruiseships.
- Here's someone really happy with her balcony cabin. Slightly boring?
- Alternative = exciting. As in "May we not live in exciting times"
- When things go wrong - electricity failure after fire stops sewage pumps.
- Windage of these tall ships is another problem.
- We're still better at moving things in space and assembling Ikea chairs than robots . . . for the moment.
- Using a train to flatten coins. We tried this on the Dublin-Galway line at Renmore in March 1975 but the coins all flipped off the rail on the first strike and we didn't have duct-tape to keep them on track.
- Track? In Ireland we complain about pot-holes in rural roads. Perhaps we should try Tanzania.
- Avicii is dead at 28, having burned the candle at both ends and attempted to extinguish it with booze (they say):
Sunday, 22 April 2018
Sunday Earthday 220418
EarthDay 22 April 2018: the theme of which is End Plastic Pollution. There is only one Earth, let's not bugger it up. Apart from dumping all your grocery plastic on the floor in Tesco, what else is going down?