Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Hazy sunset


Last week we had a really hazy sunset, I got a few pics but wasn't impressed much to be honest.


Building Noahs Ark. National Geographic


Good idea, shame they didn't actually try and build Noah's ark. 
 You see instead, despite the title "building Noah's ark" what they actually did was try to build a much earlier Babylonian ark based on a clay tablet that predates Noah's story by at least a 1000 years.  But sadly they didn't do that either. You see the ark described in the tablet is 62 metres across and round. What they built was 12 metres across and round, about 1/5 of the size it was supposed to be.
 You see the reason for this was it would have taken all the wood in Iraq to build the full size ark and they could never have been able to lauch it (assuming they could actually build it in the first place). So how exactly Noah with a few friends and family were supposed it do it is baffling
 So what National Geographic channel have actually proved is not how Noah built his ark. But that even with todays computer design, with scientists, historians, and with local Iraq boat builder skilled in the old hand working of wood that they still couldn't build an old Babylonian ark. 
 What next National  Geographic ?  How to build a small 6 foot pyramid out of house bricks?  How the to remake the cross of Calvary out of plastic?  Oh, I know, how the Titanic would have stayed afloat if it had been 15 foot long and made of balloons?
 Come on!  If your going to do something like that either do it properly or don't bother doing it at all. Lets face it all you've proved is that local Iraq boat builders can make a big coracle, just bigger than the ones they make all the time..  Big deal, they can't make one the size it says on the bloody tablet can they!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Richard the third


Unless you've been dead the last few days you'll have seen the ridiculous farce that's been taking place over Richard the thirds reburial.
Richards remains were found in a shallow grave under what is a now a car park, and what once was Greyfriars in Leicester.  He was was dug up without any of the fuss and pomp and ceremony by a man in a high vis jacket and hard hat. He was buried in Leicester cathedral with a totally over the top pantomime where his remains were taken back to Bosworth (where he was killed) and then back to Leicester on a gun carriage.
The fact he died in 1485 and was originally buried without any ceremony seems to have escaped the powers that be who decided to turn the whole thing into a massive state funeral at huge expense to the taxpayer.

Well the good news is that the thousands of police who were looking for the long dead Jimmy Savile and his possible crimes are now looking for the murderer of Richard the third (he was buried in a shallow grave remember) they are also investigating possible links between Richard and the deaths of Edward the fifth and Richard of Shewsbury (12 and 9 years old) who were murdered in the tower of London in 1483.
A police spokesperson may have said. "The link between Richard the third and the dead children is being looked into, but at the moment we're concentrating on finding Richard the thirds killer". Police say they want to speak to a 550 year old man wearing a jerkin and armour and possibly carrying a sword in connection with the murder.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

End of the world


The end of the world is coming.....   Well eventually it must happen when the sun becomes a red giant, but I wouldn't panic just yet, theres a few million years it's thought.
 In the meantime heres my warning poster.


Saturday, March 21, 2015

The Man from UNCLE 2015 (courious connection)


The man from UNCLE film due to be released soon has a curious connection. The film is directed by Guy Ritchie, who also directed the Sherlock Holmes films. Nothing strange there you say... Except there is!       You see the original UNCLE (united network command for law and enforcement) was founded to combat  THRUSH (WASP in the original pilot episode. but I digress)
 Now THRUSH stands for Technological Hierarchy for the Removal of Undesirables and the Subjugation of Humanity, and thats the link between Sherlock Holmes and the man from UNCLE.  You see THRUSH was founded by Col Sebastian Moran after the death of his friend professor Moriarty at the Reichenbach falls, Moriarty was killed by Sherlock Holmes.  How weird is that!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Ghosts


I realised the other day that I'd done the Loch Ness monster, Bigfoor and UFO's but I missed ghosts, so to put that right here's a pic of a Ghost at Craig-Y-Nos castle theatre (well known as being claimed to be haunted).
 Note this isn't photoshoped in any way other than resized and slightly sharpened. The original image is shot on film and scanned in with the "ghost" there, it's really not added later in photoshop.  I'm not saying it it's a genuine picture of a ghost... just that it's not added digitally. ( I could do a much better job in photoshop) but in the film days it was harder to fake stuff like this double exposure.
 Now the truth is I have had a sort of paranormal experience once many years back. The story is long and complicated, but the basics were I was sitting on the kitchen floor of a darkened house (in the middle of the night)   I'd been doing the same thing for several months, and there were other people upstairs and outside in a car (a short distance away) From where I sat I had the kitchen window to my left and the front door to my right front, the door was half glassed with that frosted glass.
 My job was to cover the door and window waiting for a person who was expected to come in.  At some point I saw a figure standing between myself and the glass door. Now this wasn't a shadow from outside the door, it was clear and sharp, just a black silhouette. And it certainly wasn't the people upstairs playing silly beggars, the situation was too serious and we had weapons.  As I raised one arm to fend off any blows and raised my weapon the figure simply vanished. I didn't see it disappear, it was there, then it wasn't.
 I alerted the other people and we searched the house and grounds, but there was no one around, and no signs of forced entry.
 Now the strangest thing is I thought I was looking at myself, don't ask me why I thought that, but I did. Someone later told me I'd seen my Doppelganger, and that I was going to die soon, well that was 1970 something or other, so it wasn't that soon anyway.
 Was it my Doppelganger, or a ghost?  Well I'll never know, but keep in mind I was getting about 3 or 4 hours sleep during the  day and spending about 12 hours a night under incredible stress, sitting in almost total darkness. My theory is it's the mind playing tricks.  The real bastard was the people we were waiting for never really  turned up, several months wasted.  Well they did turn up but the police spooked them before they got close to the house and they backed off and left.


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Things that drive me mad (part 3)


Information and shopping!

There was a time when you could pop down the shops for a tin of cat food and a bottle of milk, and the lady in the shop would say "good morning, lovely day", or " isn't it wet today ".   Now you need to answer twenty bloody questions and leave your dogs right rear leg and a DNA sample to buy anything in the shops.
 A little while ago I went into a shop in a big town near where I live to buy a memory card, this was a £9 item (keep that in mind)  The shop wanted my name address and date of birth before they could sell it to me. Why?. It's a camera memory card, not bloody plutonium!   I didn't buy the card, and I doubt they put it where I suggested, at least if they did it would have helped if they'd greased it first.
 It's getting the same in the supermarkets, you have to answer a series of time wasting questions while you try to buy a mars bar. Do you have your own bag?, do I have a store card?, did I know I can get 2p off a gallon of over priced petrol at the store?  What I can't get is the bastard mars bar, you have to be Martian, gay and over eighteen probably. I once watched a couple easily in their 30's being asked for proof of age to buy a bottle of wine.
 So here the answer, next time they ask if you have your own bag say "yes" then after they start putting the shopping through stop them and ask for a bag, when they say "I thought you said you had a bag?" say "I do, it's in the house".   Do the same when they ask for your points card, and if they offer you 2p off petrol ask "how do I get the car in here?", and then say "do I need another bag for the petrol?"