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"Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed."

20th July 1969

16th July 1969
That date should be one of those everyone knows yet it seems to have vanished from the public conscience. The original motivation may have been the cold war but it ended up as probably the great triumph of human design, planning and ingenuity.
Read this excellent article in The Atlantic which has the above and many more pictures of that first mission to land on the moon. Then take a moment to pause - if you are aged under 41 then not only will you not remember this mazing feat, no human will have walked on another world in your lifetime. Did  we peak too soon? 

16th July 1969

That date should be one of those everyone knows yet it seems to have vanished from the public conscience. The original motivation may have been the cold war but it ended up as probably the great triumph of human design, planning and ingenuity.

Read this excellent article in The Atlantic which has the above and many more pictures of that first mission to land on the moon. Then take a moment to pause - if you are aged under 41 then not only will you not remember this mazing feat, no human will have walked on another world in your lifetime. Did  we peak too soon? 

Excellent special prequel mini episode leading up to Dr Who 50th Anniversary special

Nov 2
Just back from seeing Jeeves & Wooster in Perfect Nonsense at the Duke of York’s Theatre in London.
It’s still officially in previews so slightly bad formal to formally review it but basically it was brilliant. A three man show with Matthew Macfadyen as Jeeves, Stephen Mangan as Bertie Wooster and Mark Hadfield as Seppings. The premise is that Bertie aided of course by Jeeves is putting on a show telling of his recent adventures. The performances from all three of the cast are superb and comic timing perfect. 
Definitely recommended.

Just back from seeing Jeeves & Wooster in Perfect Nonsense at the Duke of York’s Theatre in London.

It’s still officially in previews so slightly bad formal to formally review it but basically it was brilliant. A three man show with Matthew Macfadyen as Jeeves, Stephen Mangan as Bertie Wooster and Mark Hadfield as Seppings. The premise is that Bertie aided of course by Jeeves is putting on a show telling of his recent adventures. The performances from all three of the cast are superb and comic timing perfect. 

Definitely recommended.

bmw-official:

The new BMW 4 Series Convertible.
Regardless of whether the top is up or down, BMW’s designers and engineers set out to create a vehicle that provides an exhilarating sense of air and light.

Could this be my next car? Or perhaps this might mean Audi and Mercedes stepping up and making folding top convertibles versions of their coupés to compete?

bmw-official:

The new BMW 4 Series Convertible.

Regardless of whether the top is up or down, BMW’s designers and engineers set out to create a vehicle that provides an exhilarating sense of air and light.

Could this be my next car? Or perhaps this might mean Audi and Mercedes stepping up and making folding top convertibles versions of their coupés to compete?

I do like big dogs.

(Source: tastefullyoffensive)

True but so often easier to say than do. 

True but so often easier to say than do. 

(Source: kushandwizdom)

No basis for a system of Government

Jul 5
Ed Miliband is not a trade union puppet. He is a trade union claymation figure.

Ed Miliband is not a trade union puppet. He is a trade union claymation figure.

Jul 1

I have friends with beards.