Category: Odd Crap

Hello, from Sydney

Since I can’t be there in person, my world travelling photo will have to make do.  

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The Egg — Andy Weir

You were on your way home when you died. It was a car accident. Nothing particularly remarkable, but fatal nonetheless. You left behind a wife and two children. It was a painless death. The EMTs tried their best to save you, but to no avail. Your body was so utterly shattered you were better off, trust […]

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Passing the driving test

Well, I finally passed my driving test. They say that 4th times the charm. A huge thank you to John Gibson, from Gibson Driving School, who has been an absolutely fantastic instructor and person. So now I’m competent to drive tractors and cars, but not to use the big scissors in work. I don’t think 10gen will give […]

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Dacia Test Drive

After Paj got liberated and driven into a ditch, I started looking for new cars. My requirements are really basic: Reliable Easy to self maintain Readily available parts Diesel – max 1.6L (this is malleable) Good MPG So I have been looking on Carzone, Auto Trader and Done Deal. One brand that kept popping up in my price […]

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Goodbye Paj

On the 20th of April, my car was stolen and written off (Cat B). I had test driven multiple Pajero Juniors over the preceding 3 months of buying Paj and was smitten. Eventually I bought it from North Road Motor Company in Dublin, who sold it to me in an unfit condition to drive – the tyres were bald, […]

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After The Titanic — Derek Mahon

They said I got away in a boat And And humbled me at the inquiry. I tell you I sank as far that night as any Hero. As I sat shivering on the dark water I turned to ice to hear my costly Life go thundering down in a pandemonium of Prams, pianos, sideboards, winches, […]

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Astaire Unwound

  This effect was produced by building the whole room inside a steel-reinforced cylinder, which turned as Astaire danced. The camera was held down so that it rotated with the set, giving the view that the room was stationary and that Fred was freed from gravity.

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Ode of Welcome – Oliver St John Gogarty

The Gallant Irish yeoman Home from the war has come Each victory gained o’er foeman Why should our bards be dumb. How shall we sing their praises Our glory in their deeds Renowned their worth amazes Empire their prowess needs. So to Old Ireland’s hearts and homes We welcome now our own brave boys In […]

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