Archive for November, 2010

Boardgame Remix

29Nov10

OK, enough about me. Back to the play stuff. This one comes courtesy of Pete Law, who works at Hide&Seek, the games designer folks who put on the Sandpit events. Basically, they’ve come up with a very clever way of restimulating traditional board games. Monopoly takes forever, Cluedo is essentially a logic puzzle with secret […]


Mondays are usually my night off from booze/people/the world in general. Usually marred by the fact that Monday night TV is woefully crap (apart from  University Challenge). But tonight’s TV’s been brilliant. Quick breakdown: Harry Hill’s TV Burp (never fails to cheer me) End bit of Paxman interviewing Christopher Hitchens (which looked brilliant – must […]


Slo-mo popcorn

26Nov10

I’ve just seen this on Katy Beale‘s tumblr page. Bloody mesmerising. And then I spent about another half-hour watching things smash, burst and catch on fire very slowly. YouTube is a procrastinator’s paradise.


The Social

25Nov10

It’s almost one in the morning here and I’ve fallen asleep in public twice today so I’ll make this quick. My sis and I will be talking about happiness on tomorrow’s The Social on Pulse Radio. We’ll be featuring some comedians from the LSE comedy night, Mavericks, and you can listen live here. (It’s also […]


Quick plug here: I’m occasionally writing for a blog called ‘The Scoop’, which is a mighty good fashion blog, also covering play, trends, and other good stuff like that. So here’s a thing I wrote today about OK Go putting on an interactive video parade thingy in LA. Obviously check out Le Cool, who I’m […]


This has made me laugh and laugh:


Supergran

19Nov10

Some snaps from French photographer Sacha Goldberger, which he took to cheer up his 91-year old Hungarian grandmother after he found her lonely and depressed. According to this blog “he suggested that they shoot a series of outrageous photographs in unusual costumes, poses, and locations,” and apparently she’s now cock-a-hoop. Dressing up in costumes and […]