Category Archives: A little sumthin

The Story of Jimmy Carr’s Massive Head

3934195674Every now and then you see something weird in a place it doesn’t belong and think “how did that get there?”. If you are going to Wickerman festival this year one of these things will be a bar. No normal bar. This bar is housed inside a massive model of Jimmy Carrs head. Now first off you are thinking “Nah, its just something someone has made and it looks like Jimmy Carr”. No, you are wrong, it IS Jimmy Carr.

Ok, so the origins of this thing. In 2011 Walkers Crisps had a competition between The Pub Land Lord All Murray, National Treasure Steven Fry, Gary “Big Ears” Linker and Soon-to-be Tax dodging comedian Jimmy Carr. Each were to make a type of crisps and you would buy them and when you did Comic Relief got a tenth of a penny or something like that. So as part of the advertising for this Walker commissioned a massive copy of Jimmy Carrs head. This coming complete with a door in the back and a moving mouth. All in all costing £70,000 (hopefully paid by Walkers and no Comic Relief). Here it is in action.

Really wants to make me eat crisps……..or punch comedians. Anyway, “what happened next?” you ask. Well after this memorable advertising  campaign it was bought by a salvage yard looking to make a quick buck out of its novelty appeal. After advertising for a year for the bargain price of £18,000 no one wanted it. Even putting it on eBay it didn’t hit revised reserves of 2 grand. So it sat for a year until the good people at Wickerman decided to buy it and turn the gaping hole of Jimmy Carrs massive mouth into a novelty bar at their festival.

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God speed Giant Jimmy head, God speed.

 

Till next time,

Fall

 

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I melted for a bit, sorry…..

allenwaterIts been well over a week since I updated this page. It has been really warm up here in Edinburgh for the last week and with a mixture of hay-fever and trying (and failing) to sleep in a room that’s over 2 degrees C, I have been left shattered and unwilling to type. Also as mentioned in my last post I was at a weekend long stag do when the best men managed to successfully organise a piss up in a brewery?

We went to the Allanwater brewhouse (http://www.bridgeofallan.co.uk/) Which is a belting little brewery. Its essentially a little bar at the back of a hotel with a one room (a small one at that) with a couple of cylinders full of young beer. To be honest I have seen bigger chemistry sets for sale in toy stores. Not that it matters when they make really tasty beers and for the first time in my experience, a drinkable chilli beer. In fact a really good chilli beer. We got a tour, a load of tasters, a pint of our choice and a soup/sandwich plater. Really nice late afternoon in a really nice wee town. We even got a wee carry out and a chippy and went for a dip in the river. I was bloody freezing! The whole experience left a lasting impression and inspired me to make beer. To do this I will need to get a house with a garage and start the old home brewing! In time, in time.

So, in prep for my own version of Brewdogesk supper micro brewery which is bound to come from making my own beer….. I need to think of some names for beers. So, any related to my name would be great or to do with the area I live? Maybe make a fruity beer and call it Polworth Punch or a 9% beer called the Fountianbridge Fracka. I’m sure there are better ones out there. Any input would be great! If I get a few will make a poll!

 

Till next time,

Fall

SPIDER SPIDER SPIDER SPIDER SPIDER

y1p1DEnijtZafK23gnKlSRMIr3-di1pUqgQKTOHxdGKMd_F11HZoQnv6179LKtiOgQVz7obfwMSXwA6N62yBMwqLQWe I’m off on a Stag do for a couple of days so there will be no posts till Sunday (also the name of my favourite Beasties Boy song). So to tide you over I have posted 40 of the greatest minutes of your life. If you have never seen Italian Spiderman then sit back and enjoy the roller-coaster ride that it is. If you have seen the “Best of”, do yourself a favour and watch the whole thing!

Its bellow, enjoy…

Till probably Sunday,

Fall

Top 5 Street Fighter Memes

Seen a few belting Street Fighter videos and memes recently and after buying Marvel Vs Capcom I thought I would look at the best Street Fighter memes going.

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5. Real Life Bonus round!

4. The inner workings of Zangiefs mind.

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3. Cats

2. Some Guile Acapella

1. And lastly Blanka being a total dick

Short and sweet. Still none of them stand up to Van Damme.

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And on that note,

till next time,

Fall

Body Art

product_brain_cbam101Morning all. When looking around the interwebs this morning I came across something a little bit different. There is a scientific glass company in the US called Farlow Scientific Glassblowing INC who have found a new use for their glass shaping skills. They have started to make glass models of human insides to use as a teaching aid in classrooms. These things are stunning. I mean the brain is amazing look at it! its like there —> How amazing is it that someone could even think, “tell you what, I tired of making valves and test tubes. You think I could make a human brain from glass?”. Just look at the detail, I mean I’m brain surgeon but if I was training to be one surely this would be an amazing tool. The full website is here http://www.farlowsci.com/aboutus.html. Check out the below.

Sinus Model:

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Full body:

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Also there is models of Aneurysm’s to be used for medical training.

On the same note I found this website http://iheartguts.com/shop/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=8 . Basically loads of different plus body insides for sale. Think the smiling eyeball is my favourite!

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Till next time

Fall

The Dangers of Grass

imagesSo apparently grass is now the most deadly factor in sport, ever. Everyone that has ever tried to play a sport on grass will know the risks of physical activity on the stuff. You can take your concrete basketball courts or ice rinks, no danger there. Real fear is playing a non contact sport on slightly damp grass, laid on soft ground.

Right that sound stupid I know but watching the BBC’s coverage of Wimbledon you would be mistaken for thinking the players were going out and playing in the kind of pearl you could only create by replacing the ball with a grenade (On a side note, did anyone ever play Sensible Soccer on WWII mode where the ball was a grenade? Was brilliant, used Cannon fonder animation as well. Ace, but I digress). The story is that 7 players have been injured today at the tennis festival and has left about three players in the tournament.  Surprisingly, the main issue is apparently the grass being  possessed somehow? One of the players even blamed it on dead grass. That right, zombie grass. In its eternal moaning for roots its been tripping the players.

Its not like the beeb to blow a British sporting even all out of context (the Olympics, Any England football match). They get really defensive as if these players and sullying the good name of Britain while at the same time trying not to piss off the same players that are moaning. Its like a dog chasing its tail watching them talk about it. The only words of sense I have heard are from Hewitt, a man who the commentators slagged every two second in his last game for being Australian, who basically said “its the same as every year, deal with it” (I’m paraphrasing here) and “Mad as a Hatter” Boris Beaker who said “its grass, it sometimes gets slippy. You are pro’s, deal with it” (again paraphrasing).

So the only why to sort this out is to play week two on ice so tennis players will work out what slippery actually mean (and it would be bloody hilarious) . I’m sure all of injuries are genuine and its sad for them to be out of a big part of their lives but it’s probably from playing a sport where a match can last four hours, on rock hard surfaces that have caused these complications and not that the courts are sponsored by Tefal this year.

Anyway, man up tennis.

Fall

BACK! FASTER! SMALLER! PROBABLY LESS FUN!

So in one last attempt to keep the site ticking over I’m going to change ethos a little. So I am going to attempt more short post with mini insights and hopefully at least one every day. Maybe. So smaller, better, faster, harder, smoother, eh….., rounder?…. that will do.

So making post smaller shouldn’t make things worse (hopefully!). I mean twitter can do it in like 4 1/2 characters so surely I can do something in a couple of hundred.

Talking of this, check out this mini fiction page on Twitter. Very Short Story is a page where you can read tip-top fiction in the standard 140 character stylee of everyone’s favourite “I’m watching telly” alert system. Do something decent and read this stuff on the bus. It’s really pretty good for its size!  Follow using this linkage @VeryShortStory

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Until next time,

Fall

 

 

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