Posts from 18th August 2005

Aug 05

Day 43: Drinking In LA

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California apparently knows how to party. Which would probably explain why much of the countryside was a wasteland with just the odd beer can and paper-cup knocking about. Considering the number of people who lived their, a party that size would require a hell of a punch. And considering the amount of band that resided their, I would be judicious in dolling out my own punches.

Part of me was tempted to hunt down the Brian Jonestown Massacre and show them what a true massacre was. But our number one priority was get into LA, get some flights, and then go boozing. Crispian had come down after his truck fear so I let him take over the driving, but I had by then run out of gin.

LA itself was an horrific sight. The smog was terrible. I mean, its a given that Smog are terrible, whinging emo fuckers, but there was a horrible pallor over the whole city. At closer inspection it became clear that this was just the smoke of evil being pumped out of the top of the Capitol Records building.

We went straight into and came straight out of Compton on the way to the airport. I sent Crispian inside with some traveler’s cheques we had stolen from some traveler’s and set about finding a bar. It was only after three much need Bombay Sapphires and Tonic that a realised what I was doing, and the horror set in. I was Drinking In LA…

Drinking In LA – BRAN VAN 3000

Picture a Van made of Bran. Or indeed a van full of bran. Either way, its a lot of Bran. “A lot of” is emphasized by the number 3000, which is in the scheme of food, on the whole a pretty big number. Imagine eating 3000 Bran flakes. Or 3000 stubby twiglets of All Bran.

All that Bran. In a van. What would it make a human do?

That’s right, shit a lot. Which is exactly what Drinking In LA sounds like. The biggest load of shit you’ll ever hear.

What the hell am I doing Drinking In LA
At 26?

I don’t know Mr Shit Wagon, but it may well be preparation for drinking on the streets of LA for the rest of your “I had a hit once” loser homeless life.


Pumpkin PublogPost a comment • 929 views

Its been a while during which various arrangements were made, but finally the basic details of FOOD SCIENCE DAY can be outlined. An idea patched together on the night of Rob Bolton’s leaving party, you could not stop some of our foodie friends to think of food based “experiments” which needed doing. Like, what fruit can be thrown the furthest. The Omelet of 1000 Eggs. That thing when you cook loads of bird inside each other, only with fish. And lots of other great ideas.

So Sunday 28th August in Peckham Rye will be the site of the first annual Food Science Day. We will have a nearby kitchen to use too, but obviously the throwing events will take place in the park. The plan is to meet in the Clock House off Peckham Rye at about 2pm, and then to split into science style project groups. The Clock House is here. Any suggestions for other science can be done in the comments box, or on this ILx Thread.

A special note, one of the people who though up Food Science Day was Liz Daplyn, who readers will be aware was sadly killed in the 7/7 bombing. We will be dedicating this day of food based frivolity to her and hope that it will reflect her dedication to always doing interesting things with food – and having fun.

Beware the wrath of…ABZORBALOFF

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Whose power is to absorb (Do You See!). Bah an nine year old could invent a better monster than that! Or at least, that monster. The parasitic relationship that Blue Peter always had with Doctor Who continues apace. In a “design a monster” competition this young chap made a green fat bloke with some sort of warty fringes by his nipples (UPDATE WITH ACTUAL PICURE). The judging criteria were strong, it had to be something quite cheap to make and as good if not better than all of these

real actual proper sport art commemorates little-known kickabout

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we demand a PICTURE

UPDATE: ok now the story has a picture (which haha totally undermines the CLEVER YET KOMIKAL lead graf) so the story must be savoured for other reasons viz the quote from Daily Post art critic Philip “i don’t get it” Key

“87. Name one coloring, drawing or printing mistake in the Tintin books”

The Brown WedgePost a comment • 274 views

while googlin for obscure stuff connected to what mr g.galloway famously called mr c.hitchens recently, i discovered this VERY THOROUGH160-question tintin trivia quiz

plus also it has VERY HARD picture quizzes! viz a tintin flag quiz and a tintin SPLAT quiz and etc