Thursday, October 13, 2016

Rare and protected: The Speculoos

As regular readers will know, I'm one of the world's foremost international biscuit photographers. I've just completed an assignment in Toulouse, France's fourth largest city. I managed to stalk this elusive biscuit and corner it on a table at the jardin des plantes (trans: garden of plants). The client was delighted with the image and told me to go ahead and eat the biscuit if I wanted. Needless to say, I won't be taking any more assignments from them.


Thursday, July 09, 2015

Great Moments in Cinema: No. 1



George C Scott in The Hospital (1971)

Friday, February 06, 2015

Great British Landmarks: The Four Angels of the City

Leadenhall Market, London
Open: every day
Admission: free 


These charming medieval sculptures depict the traditional "four angels" of the City of London: Pestilence, Fraternity, Pavarotti and Libor. 

Notice also the battered representation of an olde-worlde speaker phone behind the two figures on the left. Legend has it that the angels received instructions via this device from the slightly sleazy pagan god "Charlie".

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Stake Your Claim

Does your insurance policy cover you for disposing of dead bodies? This helpful article considers this important issue.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Great Names of Our Times #651

A young woman detained for shoplifting in the Trenton, Pa area is named Ikea L. Lynch.

Monday, February 07, 2011