Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A Few of Examples of Dangerous Driving

The internet is full of video clips and a fair few of them seem to be car related. These are just some favourites of mine :-)
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Sunday, December 19, 2010

What Fighter Jocks Get Up to When the Snow Falls!

So this is why a neutral country needs an air force...

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Top Ten Flash Mobs

My nomination for most intersting, fun and crazy Flash Mobs... Click read more for the videos!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Why Parents Are Always Stressed!

All parents will know the sinking feeling which is brought on when you realize that, something your little darling has just done is going to make you look like the parent from hell.

Fear not Parents! You are not alone, and just to prove it, here are some examples from round the world... Proof that you are not the only parent who has had that sinking feeling.

 Click 'Read More' for more pictures!

Monday, December 13, 2010

All The Fun of Old Hong Kong Airport

Kai Tak airport closed in 1998. Originally designed in the 1920's, I guess the limited space wasn't an issue for aircraft built between the world wars. To be fair, even as passenger aircraft grew larger and faster, Hong Kong still didn't really have the high rises and population it does in these pictures and videos.

By the 1990s though, Hong Kong found that as the aircraft were coming down, the buildings were going up... Here are some amazing images and videos showing just how pilots had to fly the gauntlet to get in safely. Click 'Read More' for more amazing photos and video!

Taken from a high rise balcony, looking DOWN on a 747

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Sometimes, nothing else fits except... WTF?!!!?!?!?!!

Yes Friends, I've been browsing again... The following divides neatly into two categories. The First, classic 'This Picture Makes no Sense' pictures. If you have been browsing the internet for a while, some of these will be like old friends.

My second category goes above and beyond... When all that is left to say is... WTF??? You decide which is which :-) Click Read More for all the rest!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Man Attacked by Polar Bear... Survives!

 Click read more for shocking pictures of the attack!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

25 Adverts You Wouldn't Get Away With Today

Another 24 after the jump.... Click on Read More!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Attention All Lara Croft Fans!

This just up today at Gameinformer.com, if you are a Lara Croft fan this is big news! Game Informer have an exclusive about the direction of the new Tomb Raider game, and there's quite a bit there to whet your appetite. Click on 'Read More' for the story in full!

Sexy Funny Commercials

Some old, some new... Kill a few minutes and have a laugh at funny commercials from around the world! Ten funny clips after the jump...

Smallest Planes in the World

I found this on http://www.aerospaceweb.org/, so all credit needs to go to them, especially Molly Swanson for providing such a detailed answer to the following question:

Most people seem to be infatuated with the biggest or the fastest. I have the opposite question. What is the smallest plane in the world?

900 bhp Per Ton???

Offering a power to weight ratio previously only found in single seat race cars, the new Atom V8 will bring unparalleled levels of performance to the driver who wants the ultimate trackday car, says the PR blurb from Ariel that arrived at PH Towers today. Don't believe it? Well how do numbers like 900bhp per tonne, 0-60mph in less than 2.3secs, 0-100mph in 5.4secs and a 200mph maximum grab you?

Classic Helicopter Maniac!

Ok, this is taking showing off to a new level... A classic bit of film, but still exciting today... Well, if you are into helicopters anyway. Video after the jump>

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Gliding Grand Prix

A friend of mine today pointed me at some video clips on Youtube. I'm always looking for interesting gliding videos, but to date I hadn't seen what has been happening in the world of competitive gliding... Have a look at these videos and see if you are as excited as I am about the possibilities. (Click Read More for videos)

Saturday, December 4, 2010

It's Been a Busy Weekend

And I haven't been able to put much thought into my post today... So here is a picture of a bunny with a pancake on it's head.

See you all tomorrow :-)

Friday, December 3, 2010

Lamebook Rules! Check it Out!

Especially for all of you who haven't discovered Lamebook all on your own, this site is dedicated to all things Facebook... Funny updates, conversations, pictures posted, you name it...

I'll probably get kicked off Facebook for posting the link here, but you are all worth it :-)

Before you click on the link at the bottom, check out some examples of what you''l find. (After the jump, click on read more to continue)

Emergency Landing on Street

This happened 18 months ago in Florida, it's a good job the roads are a bit wider there than they are over here! Click read more and scroll down for the video :-)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

A Handy Guide to Baby Care

In this day and age of health and safety, government guidance on absolutely everything, it seems we can no longer take for granted that new parents will know how to care for their new baby.

In order to avoid any regrettable mistakes or incidents, the government is considering releasing a guide to baby care to all new parents. In order to avoid any issues of language, if the plan goes ahead the booklet will have pictures rather than words. This will also make the booklet accessible to the illiterate.

Suggestions for pages follow:

It's a Piano Jim, But Not as We Know It

Lady Gaga, This One Is Because Of You

Personal Speed Submarine. Wait... What???

Seabreacher X

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Icon A5 - A Light Sport Aircraft and a Transformer?

Throughout the years, we have seen many concepts and ideas designed to bring flying to the masses, but Icon Aircraft might have finally done it.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Aviation Again, Some Ooops Moments

Sometimes, when all is said and done and the dust clears, all you can say is.... Ooops?

Channel 4 News - Gliders Could be Grounded by New Law

Reproduced from Channel 4, original date: Saturday 20 November 2010
Gliding - flying a plane without an engine - is popular in Britain, and we have regularly produced world champions. But, as Keme Nzerem discovers, the sport is under threat from a new European law.

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) wants to introduce a new continent-wide pilot's licence which will improve safety.

But the licence means no more flying near clouds and restrictions on evasive manoeuvres often necessary in cloudy British skies for gliders, posing a threat to the sport which is enjoyed by 8,500 people in the UK.

Self Launching Glider With a Difference!

A creative bunch of tinkerers think the recent trend of self-launching gliders needs a bit of a boost. So instead of outfitting their high-performance sailplane with an electric or small piston motor, they’ve attached a jet engine that folds neatly into the fuselage.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Shoreham Glider Crash

These pictures were captured by an amateur photographer watching the airshow from the crowd, and capture the last moments of the flight. Click on 'Read More' for more pictures and video.

The Internet... Answers to all the Tough Questions

Oh dear God, have we really come to this???

Best Newspaper Stories

Some if these are new, some have been around a while... All should make you laugh though! Sixteen more after the jump... Just click 'read more'!

Great, that'll help...

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sunday Funny Pictures

This is the first week, so I've been trawling through my hard drive looking for images which made me smile :-)

I present to you, my first funny pictures post! (More after the jump)

Saturday, November 27, 2010

I couldn't resist posting this :-)

Twenty-one Reasons Why English Is Hard to Learn

X Factor Madness

Oh My God... It's Saturday night and we are going to be subjected to another bad karaoke mash up by Wagner.

I'm kind of getting used to that, but a quick trip across the magic of the internet to Skybet shows that Wagner is now only 6/1 to win the whole damn thing!

The Ultimate Boys Toy???

Surfing the internet this morning (and skillfully avoiding my responsibilities, I might add) I came across this:

It's called the Viperjet MkII and you can have one now, but there are a few catches. Firstly, you have to build it. That's right, get out your socket set and spirit level, we're going to build a fighter jet!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Big Kid Bunks Off To See Harry Potter

Ok, you may have noticed that this is my fifth post today... Truth is, I've been putting off this blogging business for so long, now I'm trying to fit my whole week in.

Anyway, I reckon that the whole point of a blog is to share the moments which are a bit different. You know, when something isn't part of the normal weekly routine (which for most of us working stiffs is: Wake up, drink coffee, go to work. Work far too long, go home. Play with kids. Eat Dinner, watch crappy TV, go to bed. Repeat five times).

Since the last Harry Potter film came out, we have had a baby. Now, I'm all for babies, they are very cute, and I love him to bits but...

Guitars Need Maintenance Too!

Our bass player passed me the task of visiting our local guitar tech today. (I guess one of the downsides of having a flexible diary and being self employed is that everyone wants you to run errands for them). Seems his favourite Fender Jazz Bass was poorly and needed a specialist to take her apart at sort her out.

If you live in Peterborough, this job falls to


What better way to start the day than a cup of coffee and a catch up with your favourite comics? I've got to admit (and I'm sure my wife will readily agree) that some part of me never grew up. I might seem a responsible adult on the outside, but I am still capable of a tantrum every now and then (I WANT IT!!!), I still have unrealistic expectations (I WANT IT ALL!!!), I sometimes get impatient when waiting (I WANT IT NOW!!!), and I'm not properly settled into the day until I've digested my morning comics.

These days, it's not the newspaper delivering them of course, it's the internet. As usual for

Our Bocian is finally flying...

If that title appears cryptic to you, I guess you're not a glider pilot!

Designed and built in Poland (first models in the 50's, last ones in the early 70's)' the SZD-9 Bocian is a wood and canvas two seat glider. Sadly, although these gliders were extremely popular for training and

Hello, Good Evening and Welcome!

 This blog is an experiment. An experiment in so much as, unlike almost every other blog I find on the internet, this one doesn't really have a theme... At least, no one interest, hobby, profession, etc.

I guess I have been lucky in life, lucky to have the opportunity and inclination to try out so many different things with my free time that, well, I guess I just don't get free time any more, there's too much to do. Due to my 'Jack of all Trades' nature, I am honest enough to say I'm not really good at anything... Some days I envy