Thursday, March 31, 2016

Guy Martins wall of death.

 Billed as the big exciting Easter weekend tv spectacular it had a lot to live up to, sadly it failed.  Not That Guy Martin didn't get the world record, he did, and he made it look fairly easy.
 The problems for me were firstly it was really boring to watch, way too much "padding" and countless advert breaks ruined the actual record breaking bit, but more importantly (for me) was the fact it's wasn't a wall of death as we know it.
 The problem with going fast on the wall of death is gravity, or G force, the faster you go around in a circle on the wall the more the blood runs down towards your feet, after about 5-ish G people start to loose vision or even pass out, about 7-ish G is about the limit for continuous G force for any length of time. As that is affected by the diameter of the circle what the did was make the wall bigger, and thats where I have a problem, a traditional wall of death is about 50/60 foot across (it's part of a traveling fair) Guy Martins was 40 metres across.
 So if I build one a 150 metres across I can go faster with a lot less G force, so at what point does it get silly and it's not really a traditional wall of death, just a bloody big wall, people used to drive around banked racing circuits at well over a 100 mph, does that count, (Guy got a little over 78mph) they are still on a sort of wall.
 Do it properly please Guy, use the wall you trained on, a proper wall of death.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Cwm Mawr waterfall revisited

 My son fancied a walk over Easter so I showed him Cwm Mawr waterfall near Southerndown (AKA Bad Wolf bay)
 I showed him the way I first went to it which involves a walk along the cliff tops and a climb down the cliff escape ladder (not for the feint hearted)

Anyway here are some pics.

Monday, March 21, 2016

The gravity of the situation...

 Yes I know gravity is a wonderful thing, and that without it we'd all go wibbly-wobblying off into space and having our blood boil, which would be a bad thing.....but, well it's a bloody nuisance if you have a bad back, every time you drop a sock you have to bend over to pick the bugger back up, and it hurts!  Maybe if someone invented anti-gravity socks?...   Well you never know.. Just dont take them off outdoors or you'll never catch the buggers.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Some pics for a chenge.

I wonder sometimes...

 A glider crashed into two houses in China a few days ago killing the two occupants of the glider, it's understood the the gliders airworthiness was checked by the owner (not an offical body?) but it's also claimed the the glider was submerged in September last year in flooding. I wonder if that had any effect on the accident.  Early reports suggest the glider was in a spin when it crashed.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

D-Day survivor 2016 (film review)

 Yet again another low budget terrible war film.  The plot a small group of mostly British soldiers get lost in northern France after D-Day.
 Where to start, well the budget didn't run to proper blank firing guns so we have the really silly fake muzzle flash and no ejected shell casings (a dead give a way) the uniforms are more or less correct but some of the badges are wrong and yet again we have a soldier wearing a "pork-pie" beret. No soldier would be caught dead wearing one like that perched on the top of his head., let alone a para.
 The acting is ok but it's the same tired old plot we've seen before a million times.  The locations look nothing like northern France, it looks more like the Brecon Beacons to me. 
 We have the small group of soldiers shouting and firing while behind enemy lines (not a great idea if you want to live) and even cooking... sadly with a modern camping stove and pot, so another fail.  hell even I still have a proper mess tin, you can buy the buggers on ebay for about a quid for heavens sake.

Waynes rating 3/10  just about watchable if your bored silly.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

A few pics (about time too)

Just a few pics of nothing very much, but I like abstract-ish sort of pics.  I really need to get out shooting pics this week....

Fake paranormal programs

 There seems to be a lot of  fake paranormal programs on at the moment, I was channel hopping the last night and came across loads.
 The really sad part is theres no attempt to make any kind of serious investigation, they are just total bullshit.
 First they are always filmed in the dark (almost all ghost sighting are in daylight)  Secondly the people doing the "investigation" are all about as nervous as a chicken at a snake convention. They jump at every sound, even when there isn't actually a sound as well.  I mean are these really the right people for the job?  Or the only actors daft enough to take the job.
 Then we have them saying stuff like... "did you see that shadow"  What bloody shadow you morons, your filming in total bloody darkness with a crap quality night vision camera, you need a fucking light source to have a shadow, or didn't you do physics at acting school?