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Actor Ubiquity Score (Work in Progress – Revised)

Monday, December 12th, 2016

So I got a few suggestions for additional shows for yesterdays Actor Ubiquity Score (Work in Progress) Angels Brookside Dr Finlay’s Case Book Howards’ Way Juliet Bravo Law and Order UK Minder Prime Suspect Softly Softly / Softly Softly: Task Force (to go with Z Cars) The Onedin Line The Wednesday Play (to go with […]

Actor Ubiquity Score (Work in Progress)

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

This silly idea came out of a conversation at the Everyman probably more than 10 years ago.  A simple score to measure just how ubiquitous an actor is on Television.  It came up in conversation with a friend last week and then I stumbled across my notes while doing some house keeping on my PC. […]

Is that a TARDIS in A Bird’s Eye View of the Bank of England

Friday, April 4th, 2014

If you take a look at Joseph Michael Gandy’s painting A Bird’s Eye View of the Bank of England (1830) there is a small blue box towards the bottom right hand corner.  Is it the TARDIS?  Is this a late April Fool by the BBC and Tate Britain? Here’s a blow up of the corner. […]

What I did on my Holiday in London

Sunday, October 6th, 2013

Propaganda (now finished at British Library) – Very interesting and far broader than the topic might appear at first glance.  Probably my second favourite exhibition at the British Library after Maps. Laura Knight Portraits (now finished in London but on Tour) – An interesting exhibition of Laura Knight’s portrait work that will be going on […]

Facebook Fibbing

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

So I got an email from Facebook today.  It went to an account I set up while testing a project. My imaginary account has only one friend: my real account. Anyway my lonely, sad, friendless, imaginary account gets an email from Facebook “Mark Caldwell are following Pages on Facebook”.  I’ve seen these messages to my […]

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Meats

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Just a silly ideas from a misheard word in a discussion of Maslow’s Hierarcy of Needs.  So I present for your amusement Maslow’s Hierarchy of Meats. Click the image for larger version.

Sea Odyssey Day 1

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Took a late lunch today and went down to the Albert Dock in Liverpool to see the emergence of Uncle which is one of the giant figures performing throughout the city as part of Sea Odyssey this weekend.  Took over 300 photographs in less than 45 minutes and reducing them down to a few to […]

What is a Sayers Sausage Roll?

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

What is a Sayers Sausage Roll?  I suppose that could be a philosophical question but I’m thinking of things a little more concrete.  A Sayers sausage roll is different things to different people… First Encounters of a Sausage Roll Kind I remember when I was a student describing them as napalm wrapped in crispy cardboard.  […]

Happy Christmas!

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

 

The Cold Soap Window Sill Steam Phenomenon

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

In the winter a slightly odd phenomenon sometimes happens when I do the rather mundane task of doing the washing up. When its cold outside and I fill the bowl with hot water steam produces tiny water drops all over the bar of soap on my window sill. I’ve normally only seen this at night […]

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