Michael McIntyre

I have just finished Michael McIntyre’s “Live and Laughing” autobiography. It was absolutely brilliant, really really funny and it reminded me of just how brilliant a comedian he is. So here is one of my favourite McIntyre stand-up clips – Herbs and Spices.


Clever Anagrams

So, here is another post from an email I received. This has got to be one of the cleverest emails I’ve received in a while. Someone out there must be “deadly” at Scrabble!

PRESBYTERIAN:
When you rearrange the letters:
BEST IN PRAYER

ASTRONOMER:
When you rearrange the letters:
MOON STARER

DESPERATION:
When you rearrange the letters:
A ROPE ENDS IT

THE EYES:
When you rearrange the letters:
THEY SEE

THE MORSE CODE:
When you rearrange the letters:
HERE COME DOTS

DORMITORY:
When you rearrange the letters:
DIRTY ROOM

SLOT MACHINES:
When you rearrange the letters:
CASH LOST IN ME

ANIMOSITY:
When you rearrange the letters:
IS NO AMITY

ELECTION RESULTS:
When you rearrange the letters:
LIES – LET’S RECOUNT

SNOOZE ALARMS:
When you rearrange the letters:
ALAS! NO MORE Z ‘S

A DECIMAL POINT:
When you rearrange the letters:
I’M A DOT IN PLACE

THE EARTHQUAKES:
When you rearrange the letters:
THAT QUEER SHAKE

ELEVEN PLUS TWO:
When you rearrange the letters:
TWELVE PLUS ONE

MOTHER-IN-LAW:
When you rearrange the letters:
WOMAN HITLER

The last one is definitely my favourite! Just as a general note, if you see I have linked to content you have created, let me know and I’ll give you full credit and link to your site.


iMovie + YouTube

So I was talking to a fellow designer who was raving about iMovie, so I thought I’d have a little go. Quickly filmed a little piano to play around with, Ludovico Einaudi – one of my favourite composers. iMovie is actually quite neat, you can play around with contrast, histograms, and loads of other silly effects. It is very intuitive, as is most of apple’s own software. It’s nothing compared to Final Cut or Premiere Pro I have to say, but it’s fairly good and sharing options are brilliant.

Anyway, after I got bored messing around, I started to think what to do with it and the options available online. There are a few, but the main one really is… YouTube! I’m not a huge user, but thought I’d have a look so set up an account and uploaded the video. The whole registration and upload was really simple, may upload some other bits and bobs in the future.

It’s not very good, and the piano playing is awful – but hey!

 


Pyramid Architecture

"The" Pyramids

I love architecture. I love it in all it’s shapes and sizes, well almost all, but there are two primitive shapes I draw an awful lot. The first (as anyone who has ever sat next to me when I have a pen and paper available to me) is cubes. I love cubes, easy to draw, the basis of perspective drawing – as said as it is, I always love drawing cubes. My doodles are varied, but cubes are always there… somewhere.

Anyway, the other shape which I love is the pyramid. Whether this comes from my love of everything ancient egyptian or too much science fiction, I am not sure. I suppose the most famous pyramid building(s) are The Pyramids. They must be the most famous, they have been given the honorary “The” before their description.

But since then, there have been a fair few modern takes on the pyramid. These following pictures may not be the most famous, but I picked them because, they are all different takes on it.

I have also had a go at creating some pyramid architecture myself (very basic sketch, may 3D it up if the urge comes upon me), which can be seen here and here.

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