Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Saturday, December 8, 2007
Click once on videos to play here, and double click to open in a new window (this gives you the option of viewing them full-screen).
Most of these videos are of base jumping, and one is of aeroplane jumps.
I discovered wingsuits from Shankyrich's journal on h2g2. You'll find there a link to yet another wingsuit video.
It's fantastic stuff.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
So, we've all heard those silly tales of nut packets with the warning sign Warning: Contains nuts. Well, I blooming well hope so. That's what I'm paying for, isn't it? But you can understand. It's EU regulations, and the law cannot allow exceptions. Imagine, if you will: All foods which contain nuts or nut traces must display a warning sign on the packaging. (Unless it is obvious that the food contains nuts.) How do you define obvious?
But it does get a bit silly when a packet of mixed nuts says Warning: May contain nuts. May? I suppose they're just sticking the same sign on everything, regardless of how likely it is to contain nuts. May is a beautifully catch-all word, covering the full range of probability.
Now, though, we move on to the next level of absurdity. The packet photographed above warns us that it may contain nut traces.
Yes, I suppose that is a possibility.
Friday, September 7, 2007
Monday, June 25, 2007
At one point, most of 'em went for a walk around the estate. I didn't.
There really was a lot of wig-swapping going on.
They even got me with one. And there are no prizes for guessing who came as Elvis. His dancing, though, was unusually restrained.