Tag: London

  • The consequence of surveillance?

    via Londonist See also their cheerful map of the V2-rocket impact sites in London. It’s the sunshine version of Gravity’s Rainbow.

  • You’ll not get rid of me that easily

    I’ve just taken the longevity test at Blue Zones.. this is the longest i’ve ever been predicted to live. Apparently the algorithm behind their calculation is enormous and very well researched but I can’t help wondering if they didn’t ask me all the right questions. Living in London has got to take it’s toll on…

  • what’s wrong with this picture?

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    Is London’s future Islamic? It’s the capital’s fastest growing religion, based on noble traditions and compassionate principles, yet Islam can still be tainted by mistrust and misunderstanding. Here Time Out argues that an Islamic London would be a better place.. continues The rest of the article is a slightly bonkers description of an Islamic London…

  • This is your captain

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    I was fairly early for my flight back from Amsterdam today so I chose to sit in seat 1A. Which meant I got to sit next to a pilot catching a lift back to London. Didn’t really have much to say to him but until he got to pages 10 & 11 of the complimentary…

  • the cognitive neuroscience of ghosts

    You may have laughed at my cognitive neuropsychology of zombies. At least I hope you did because that was the main intention of it. But it seems that ghosts and hauntings are taken more seriously by psychologists. But I have just been updating my google calendar of Cognitive Science Talks in London and I found…

  • Outlook for some Londons

    To put the fanastically varied weather we’ve been having into perspective, here’s the weather in some Londons this week. London, Nigeria wins for the electrical storms, with London, Burma a close second, whilst London, Russia looks to be in for a sharp cold snap. It isn’t shown here but London, Arizona is having yet another…

  • Thirty years of restaurants

    Last night I went the the Jazz club in the basement of Pizza Express at 10 Dean St. I was surprised. I’d always known there was a jazz club there but I had always imagined that the jazz was something of an after-thought; a cynical marketing wheeze mainly aimed at increasing the sale of pizzas.…

  • Experiments.. in theatre

    I know many of you like experiments and that most of you are keen on the theatre. You are all in luck because on the evening of Monday 15th May in the Soho Theatre, London you can enjoy both! Tassos Stevens has a PhD in developmental psychology but for the last few years he has…

  • where have you been?

    So i just met Her Maj, Prince Phil and da princess royal.. it was more fun than i expected.. they were pretty dull but Buckingham Palace was darn cool.. Wasn’t expecting it to be quite as palatial as it was… lots of large extremely elegantly luxurious rooms with very rich furnishings, grand chandeliers and Old…

  • From A to Z

    A failed journey i once undertook was to visit the first and last place in a motoring atlas of the british isles… depending on what authority you consult the first is a little village in Somerset called Abbas Combe, the last is the moderately famous village of Zennor not far from Saint Ives in Cornwall.…

  • Bodidharma’s Eyelids – Chapter 2

    Chapter 2 London, Tuesday 17th December Doctor Whittard, the chief Librarian, was not a happy man. The biggest problem when running a government department that does not officially exist is the filling in of forms. Government runs on paperwork and in order to get anything done, the appropriate forms have to be filled in. Fully…

  • Bodhidharma’s Eyelids – Chapter 1 (cont.)

    He went to the fridge to replace the milk. On the third shelf was a single man’s black leather shoe. It was a left shoe, it looked expensive and it had not been there this morning. Lipton knew without looking that it was size ten and a half. The rainbow trout stuffed head first into…

  • pass the sick bag

    All packed and ready to go but feeling a little sick in the stomach.. it might be the extra hot vegetable chilli i had for lunch but i rather suspect it is nerves. Haven’t done anything like this since i went off to live and work in Paris age 18. And this time, I don’t…

  • The Streets of London

    Some months ago, after an amazing curry at Tayabs in Whitechapel with 30 friends, three of us travelled home on the tube. We were sharing a can of Strongbow Super Strength (7.4% abv.) and we felt a little like singing. Arriving on the platform, we heard in the distance a rowdy chorus of that by…

  • London

    i failed to get into work.. turfed off tubes at 9am at london bridge.. stopped for a greasy breakfast oblivious to what was going on.. thought i might be able to catch a Docklands Light Railway train out to work in Canary Wharf. so crossed the river, walked to tower bridge and on to aldgate…