Tuesday, July 5, 2011

So.... Why do I want a Les Paul?

Ok, here I am, killing time as usual, surfing through the world wide web, and what do I find but a new line of limited edition Gibson Les Paul Studio guitars.

For the longest time, like the fox in the Aesop's fable who couldn't reach the berries at the top of the tree, I had decided that Gibson Les Pauls were all played by people with more money than sense, people who would pay all that money just to have the mother of pearl 'Gibson' logo emblazoned across the top of their headstock... Whether they could play the damn thing or not wouldn't matter, as long as they had the same guitar Slash had. (Insert here any of the following: Jimmy Page, Gary Moore, Slash, Pete Townsend, Zac Wilde, The Edge, Etc Etc)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Jeremy Clarkson's Best Quotes?

English writer, and presenter of Top Gear Jeremy Clarkson is well known for his tongue, but what are some of his best lines?

Who Is The Stig?

Hey girls... Wanna go for a ride?
I am a little late to the party on this one. Mainly because I have known that The Stig was Ben Collins for about four years now, as does anyone who took the time to do a bit of internet research when they got a bit bored. If the news yesterday and today (the super injunction of a high profile sporting star being widely ignored, even in the house of commons) proves anything, secrets are much harder to keep in the computer age, especially if you are in the public eye for eight years and sell T-shirts with the logo 'Who is The Stig?'

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Personal Stereo Recorder - Zoom H1?

Ok, so here's the thing... I've started singing exercises to try and fill the gaps in my range and generally improve my voice. Problem is, I can't listen to myself... I need a recorder.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

SkyRim is Coming! Elder Scrolls 5

Click read more for the new video trailer, this time including gameplay footage!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Beefeater Tower of London Tour - This Guy is Great!

A friend of mine pointed me at these You Tube videos and I'm really glad he did. In a world full of political correctness it's good to see someone who has the balls to pick on everyone... After all, it can't be discrimination if you piss off everyone equally, can it?

Click 'Read more' for the videos, and please post your thoughts in the comments section :-)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Rules of the Air

Last weekend was a big one for me, I finally earned my full gliders licence. I can now officially go anywhere in the world and make clubs nervous about me bringing their aircraft back. To celebrate this milestone, I thought I would post some of the sage advice I have collected from wiser pilots than me. (Click 'Read More' for the Rules of the Air)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Real Silent Hill - Centralia, PA

I came across the name Centralia in a list of strange natural events while stumbling through the internet, and my curiosity was piqued.

Aerial View

Monday, February 7, 2011

Robert Kubica (Lead driver for Renault in Formula 1) has been involved in a rally accident in Italy yesterday morning. After an airlift and seven hours of surgery to re-attach his partially severed hand, doctors say it is too early to tell if he will regain full use. He also suffered arm and leg fractures.

Friday, February 4, 2011

McLaren Unveil their 2011 Formula 1 Challenger

I've posted a lot recently, but I really couldn't hold this one back. I am not only a huge Formula 1 fan, but have grown increasingly fond of our silver cars from Woking. Watching the scraps between Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button let alone the rest of the field makes Sunday afternoon Grand Prix unmissable for me.

The McLaren MP4-26 - Click for more pictures!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Plane Funny....

When I look back over the past couple of months, I see that my Aviation Oops Moments post has been the most popular... So here are some more! Click on the picture or 'Read more' for the rest...

The Sign of Things to Come?

Videos from Video Bash

Time to throw up some random funny stuff, taken from Video Bash

Microsoft office car clarm prank brought to you by Funny

Click Read More for more videos

Great Video... Los Angeles at Night, Pilots View

Not sure what more to say about this one, just watch and enjoy :-)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

More fun and little known aircraft

Stumbling through the internet as I often do, I came across this little gem of a crossover aircraft, the Alatus Ultralight Sailplane.

The Alatus Glider

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A magazine recently ran a 'Dilbert Quotes' contest.  They were looking for people to submit quotes from their real-life Dilbert-type managers.  These were voted the top ten quotes in corporate America :
clip_image001'As of tomorrow, employees will only be able to access the building using individual security cards. Pictures will be taken next Wednesday, and employees will receive their cards in two weeks.'  
(This was the winning quote from Fred Dales, Microsoft Corp. in Redmond WA )

Click 'Read More' for the runners up!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Some more Bocian Pics

I'be already written a little bit about our Bocian's first flight after far too long hidden in the back of the hangar here: Our Bocian is Finally Flying

Now we have collected all the pictures taken on the day, I thought I'd post some of the best ones.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Amazing Home Built PVC Instrument

Talent show time! Not only did this Loyola Marymount student build an instrument from scratch, he then plays everything from The Office theme to Madonna to Mozart on it. The instrument he made. From scratch. It's amazing. Click 'Read More' for the video!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Top 10 Rip Off Video Game Consoles

I stumbled across these, each one made me chuckle...
Who would want a Gameboy if they could have one of these???

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

More Tomb Raider News

Ok, I admit it.... I'm a Tomb Raider fan. Each episode has kept me occupied for far too long, negotiating my way through ever bigger levels. I guess the pinnacle for me was Tomb Raider Anniversary, combining all the advances in graphics and gameplay with the original Tomb Raider story.

This latest news does have me fired up though, even though we might be waiting until Christmas 2011 for this to hit the shelves of your local game store. A month ago I posted the first official news of the new Tomb Raider reboot, now I bring you the latest news from Crystal Dynamics... Real screenshots!

Click for the rest of the pictures

Internet Service Providers - Good, Cheap, Fast?

Ages ago, I stumbled across this picture on the internet and had a quick chuckle...

Monday, January 3, 2011

A Story from Brian Shul, Retired SR-71 Pilot... One of my Favourites

"What was the slowest you ever flew the Blackbird?"
Brian Shul, Retired SR-71 Pilot, via Plane and Pilot Magazine
Full Story after the jump... Click Read More!