Defy orthodoxy. Buy something from my new sponsor

You’ll have noticed (if you can see my right-hand nav at all, which some of you apparently can’t) that my weblog is now sponsored by an Apple dealer and an online liquor store. This seems quite appropriate, given my interests. The new addition, Arthur’s Bar, is not your standard bottle shop either – principally, if… Continue reading Defy orthodoxy. Buy something from my new sponsor

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Transport issues in post oil-crisis urban policing in the United States

Important journalism from Miranda Sawyer in The Guardian (the paper that reliably tackles the big issues). I hate to quibble but, even when I was a kid, everybody knew that Starsky’s Ford Gran Torino wasn’t a real muscle car, just cheesy product placement from the wrong side of the oil crisis (by the way, check… Continue reading Transport issues in post oil-crisis urban policing in the United States

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Warm white wine, peanuts, outer space, celebrities… Marvelous

The highlight of the week was on Wednesday. First, fantastic French Vietnamese lunch with parent and wife Juliet, baby Rosa, sarcastic artist Paul Murphy and noted author Yolanda Zappaterra (they don’t have a high-chair but Bam-Bou was probably the most baby-friendly restaurant we’ve ever been to), then to Carlton House Terrace to help Demos launch… Continue reading Warm white wine, peanuts, outer space, celebrities… Marvelous

Pictures to set a small boy’s pulse racing

Lovely 360 degree QTVRs of aeroplanes (and rockets, of course) from the Smithsonian’s collection and a gallery of equally lovely photos of old tractors and trucks from Antique Power and Vintage Truck Magazines. Someone gave me the Smithsonian link but I can’t remember who. Sorry!

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