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Monthly Archives: February 2013

Hangin’ Around, Bangin’ Around

From the Guardian’s Photo Blog: Little gymnasts stretch themselves on wooden bars during an exercise session in the gymnastics hall of a sports school in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province in China. They have been in professional sports training since the age … Continue reading

February 28, 2013

Hey You, Up in The Sky

From the Guardian’s Photo Blog: It’s tough at the top! Engineers with a head for heights are seen carrying out safety checks on the rides at Thorpe Park in Surrey. Photograph: Mikael Buck/Rex Features Just this one photo reminds me … Continue reading

February 27, 2013

One Day, We’ll All Be Found

From the Guardian’s Photo Blog: Stacked chairs sit in St Peter’s Square ahead of Pope Benedict XVI’s last public audience on Tuesday morning in Vatican City, Rome. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images There’s something weirdly melancholy and old-fashioned about this picture … Continue reading

February 26, 2013

Calling Occupants

From the Guardian’s Photo Blog: Buddhist monks hold candles as they walk around a Pagoda on Makha Bhucha Day at the Dhammakaya Temple in Pathumthani,Thailand. Makha Bhucha day is observed on the full moon of the third lunar month and … Continue reading

February 25, 2013

Look, Up In The Belated Sky!

It’s one of those weeks where, try as I might, work is bleeding into the weekend – I worry that next weekend may be the same, which is particularly depressing, as it means no days off for the foreseeable, and … Continue reading

February 23, 2013 Writingthoughts

I Feel Love in the Shock of the Lightning

From the Guardian’s Photo Blog: A flash of lighting is seen in Piraeus, near Athens during a rainstorm. Hours of heavy rainfall in Athens caused extensive flooding, inundating basements and forcing authorities to close major roads and a central subway … Continue reading

February 22, 2013

At Nighttime, I Go Out And See The People

From the Guardian’s Photo Blog: Pedestrians walk along a gloomy street in central Pyongyang, North Korea. Photograph: David Guttenfelder/AP Between the blue and yellow streetlights and that sad star, this is a completely beautiful, melancholy picture to me.

February 21, 2013

Truth And Lies Truth And Lies Truth And Lies

There is something weirdly retro about this new Primal Scream song – I think it’s the saxophone riff – but the nine minute full-length version of the song is far superior to the four minute radio edit, just weirder enough, … Continue reading

February 20, 2013 366 Songs ,

Boys Will Be Boys

From the Guardian’s Photo Blog: That’s hard: a US marine drinks the blood of a cobra during a jungle survival exercise with the Thai navy as part of the “Cobra Gold 2013” joint military exercise, at a military base in … Continue reading

The Soloists

It was a weird dream, the dream I had last night; it was one of those dreams that sprawl, expand around all of your available brainspace and then some. The “plot,” such as dreams have plots, was that I was … Continue reading

February 19, 2013 Uncategorized