Monday 28 January 2013

Marie Curie SMASH!

Marie Curie, as you will probably know, is a famous science person. She coined the term radioactivity, discovered radium and participated in the first unicycle marathon (only 2 of these are true). According to the bible, science is evil and this is why when studying radioactivity Marie absorbed a large amount of radiation. According to comic books though this will turn you into a hulk like superhero. Every year I travel to France where Marie Curie is now entombed and wait for her to rise from the grave in her true incredible hulk form and every year I'm disappointed. The drawing above was published in 'Particle Magazine' to show the effects that radiation will have on Marie's body if we only give it enough time.
Marie......I'm still waiting.

Monday 21 January 2013

Hobbit Holes

I saw ‘The Hobbit’ the other day. Pretty good but pretty long too. They could have shaved a good half an hour off the start. Why do hobbits have hairy feet though?, It’s pretty gross and off putting they could shave some off there too never mind the running time. Even the women I’m assuming have the hairy feet I’m guessing. If they shave their legs do they leave the feet or do the whole thing? Would it not look weird to have hairless legs and hairy feet? I think I’d maybe rather be a dwarf. Their women are apparently as hairy as the men though. It’s puzzlement…. I’ve decided just to be a human.

Monday 7 January 2013

Board Games

I've been watching a lot of Breaking Bad recently on Netflix and it occurred to me that you don't see a lot of people called Walter anymore. Also, the elements from the periodic table look like Scrabble tiles for cheaters. Scrabble of course is a gateway game, first you play it with a couple of friends for an hour maybe, no big deal, I can stop when I want to. Then before you know it you're organising games nights every Sunday and sitting up 'til 4 playing Monopoly 'the game without end'. You want to stop but you've played for 6 hours already and to give up now would just make all those hours meaningless. So you continue on, envious of each player who goes bankrupt one by one and gets to go home to bed. 'I bet they went bankrupt on purpose' you think to your self. 'look at him, the coward taking the easy way out. What a flake, I don't even know if I can call him a friend anymore'. You carry on long into the night until you ultimately win or lose. Both feel hollow. You've had no sleep for 22 hours, no food for 10, the sound of the dice still rattling in your ears and all you can think about is how much you want to play Mousetrap next sunday but you no longer have any friends......