All other stuff that wouldn’t fit in the drawer

Ellen’s Oscar Selfie

samsung_galaxy_note_3_ellen_selfie_oscarsNow that’s how to get  celebrity endorsement for your product!

 …and this is how to milk it!  The best $3million Samsung ever spent.  Best of all, most of it went to charity instead of ad agencies and publishing giants.  Everyone’s a winner!

By |March 5th, 2014|0 Comments

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The Corkscrew

RobHiggsYou know how it is when something should “just work”  but it doesn’t?
…well that’s most probably because Rob Higgs didn’t make it!

Rob is an engineer. Or should I say he’s an artist?  Actually, he is both.  He is best described as a “mechanical sculptor” or a maker of quirky automata.

He invents, designs and makes mechanical sculptures, contraptions and eccentric machines, largely using materials he rescues from scrap heaps. Old gears, wheels, chains and ancient mechanical items are his stock-in-trade and he can often be found foraging in old farmsteads, boatyards abandoned industrial sites and scrap yards.

Rob describes himself as a “maker of fine contraptions”. What started out as a hobby has now become his living and he produces his automata sculptures, each one unique, for a wide range of clients from small scale community projects, to large scale commercial commissions.

Much of his work is for theatre and in films.  You can imagine that if he had be making these during the Monty Python’s Flying Circus era, how different that iconic program’s opening titles would have been!

Rob renovated an old fishing boat on which he now lives, with his wife and small son, up a creek in Cornwall.  He has permanent exhibits at the Eden Project in Cornwall and at the National Science Museum in London, as well as in numerous private collections and International galleries.

The “Corkscrew” automaton is available to hire for parties and events – or you can commission Rob to build you your own custom version!Anyone interested in purchasing one of the limited edition Corkscrews, please visit or you can  check out Rob’s web site for further details.

By |March 1st, 2014|0 Comments

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Who has the coolest Street View on Google Maps

And before you pull me up about the lack of a question mark in the title, it is an affirmation, not a question!  😎
policeboxClick on the Double Arrows pointing at the Police Box >>

By |January 7th, 2014|0 Comments

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Sacha Baron Cohen kills the presenter at the Britannia Awards

This is so funny and very cleaver. Watch both videos for the whole experience.

1: The “killing”

2: The Acceptance Speech.

By |November 12th, 2013|0 Comments

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Dogs playing bluegrass mandolin and banjo

This has got to be the most civilised “dog fight” ever.  Duelling banjos (or more accurately banjo and mandolin) performed by the most laid-back pooches in bluegrass history!

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By |September 28th, 2013|0 Comments

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