Recommend: Toby Hadoke, ‘Moths ate my Dr Who scarf’

May 29, 2009

My bro took me on a surprise birthday outing to Greenwich Theatre yesterday to see Toby Hadoke’s one man show ‘Moths ate my Dr Who Scarf’.

Toby Hadoke’s website & tourdates

If you get the chance, you must go see – it’s both funny and heartwarming (without being sentimental) and is about one man’s obsession with Dr Who and how his dedication to the programme over the years has caused him both pain and joy (and mockery).

You don’t even need to be a Dr Who fan to enjoy the show – all Dr Who fact deployment is done with the right level of self deprecation and humour, and are used to support the anecdotes and routines that structure the show.

Like I say, it’s great – go see!

http://www.tobyhadoke.com


Cock! Flavoured Soup!

May 28, 2009

Ha, ha – oh my – take a look at this picture I took this morning:

cock

Ha, ha! Did you spot it? …the “Cock Flavoured Soup”?!?!

The thing is… “cock” is often used colloquially to mean “penis”!!

You just can’t make this stuff up. What a day!


Maximum Security Toothpaste

May 26, 2009

As used in the Guantanamo Bay Bad Place:

MaxSecTooPas

But I bet you still can’t take it on aeroplanes…

from Times Online


O HAI, CAN I HAS MEME?

May 22, 2009

If LOLFATCATS.com, created by my chums The Flippers, doesn’t get in B3ta this week then I will need to reassess my understanding of the world.

Update:
Phew, my understanding of the world is correct:
lolfatcats got top billing in this week’s b3ta: b3ta Issue 379
Well done Flippermen and colleagues at Poke!


Indeed

May 19, 2009
The shuttle Atlantis transitting the Sun
The shuttle Atlantis transiting the Sun

Apparently one of the Atlantis crew members stared at the sun too long, went mad and then turned into a burnt crisp person and chased the other crew members around the spaceship until he fell into a gravity well. Oh – hang on, that was that other documentary Sunshine, wasn’t it?


Venus of Hohle Fels

May 15, 2009

The Times: “A piece of Prehistoric pornography”

The Telegraph: “Could be seen as bordering on the pornographic.” (quoted without attribute)

The Guardian: “Erotica through the ages”

The Irish Independent: “Porn from prehistory”

The Independent: “Erotic art for cavemen discovered”

So, the Venus of Hohle Fels is declared ‘pornographic’ by the quality press. How predictable and depressing. Presumably that’s how these journalists are used to assessing images they find on the internet…

Apart from the difficulty of speculating on the uses and reasons behind something 35,000 years old, surely this object is more likely to be a fertility object of some sort rather than ‘masturbatory accessory’ as they seem desperate to imply.

Have these journos never heard of the Venus of Willendorf, of which this object would seem closely related to?

What is even sadder is that the World’s Greatest Media have focussed entirely on this one, rather unattractive object, when in fact there have been other far more beautiful objects found at Hohle Fels, and which give even more an insight in the creativity and artistic impulses of human beings in the neolithic period:

The head of a horse:

Water bird:

(This is exquisite. If you’d rather look at an ugly figurine with big tits, go for it)

(the above two from: archaeology.about.com)

Lion-man?!


(Geo.de)

Humour, skill, artistry.

And yes, sex is important too, but the relentless obsession…?

Gets tired. Move on press people.


Fruity Boots

May 14, 2009

done a bootleg innit? With a DJ.

Of Little Boots, ‘Stuck On Repeat’.

So called it Little Bootleg (ha, ha, good one!)

Featured on Electroqueer this morning:

ADAMAX, ‘Little Bootleg’

Little bit of electrohouse to wake you up of a Thursday morning.