After my last visit to Estonia I wrote about swimming in open waters to demonstrate the difference in attitude to Health and Safety in Estonia when compared to the UK (go have a quick look at the linked article to educate yourself on the finer points of drunken swimming).
Estonians generally tend to take […]
Having left the emerging springtime UK last Friday, arriving in Estonia was much like travelling back in time three months to mid-winter all over again.
Being English, the weather tends to come up as a topic of conversation and it is interesting to hear people talking of how long and hard this winter has […]
Creating brand new cities, infrastructure and shopping malls is certainly one way to maintain double digit economic growth year after year, as the video below from Nathan’s Economic Edge demonstrates.
The best bit though, as you will see, is that the orgy of lending, spending and building needed to provide the desired growth figures […]
Spotted in passing at ZeroHedge, Reuters’ photographer Goran Tomasevic has an amazing collection of his Libyan (and more general Middle Eastern) photographs online at Reuters (here).
The photo below from the collection caught my eye.
You would not want to get on the wrong side of her, especially with the dual mags – I […]
An excellent FTAlphaville article from Friday that has kept me busy for the last hour or so and is well worth looking through :
The NY Fed’s Liberty Street Economics blog on Friday flagged an epic testimony to graphic design and American financial history. It’s a looooooong chart showing what happened in the US […]
Whilst standing in the queue at WH Smiths in Manchester airport this morning I was intrigued to hear the till staff asking to see everyones boarding cards before they would serve them.
As I worked my way down the queue I watched every single person behave like a good brainwashed sheep as they handed […]
As I am off to Estonia tomorrow, the following Telegraph article is quite timely :
The Department for Transport is carrying out research to see whether the existing use of traffic lights around the clock is justified.
One council, Portsmouth, has applied to the DfT, volunteering to carry out the trials on behalf of […]
So maybe I was a little hasty with the light blogging post as this Reuters article probably signals yet another European bailout and another step towards IMF/German ownership of the entre continent :
(Reuters) – Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates said on Wednesday he has submitted his resignation to the president after parliament earlier […]
Proceedings will be somewhat light for the next 2 weeks as I stretch my little wings and fly across to the other side of Europe to visit my Estonian co-conspirators.
I will be poking my antennae up on occasion during my stay but it all depends on which variety of bottle I happen to […]
Sarkozy, lover of platform shoes and stature enhancing foot stools gets the William Banzai treatment :
And, in case you need reminding, he has unresolved height issues :
That last photo caption says it all really.
Seen illustrating an article at ZeroHedge, the following cartoon from CagleCartoons caught my eye for its simplicity and message :
The ever impressive selection that is David Thompson’s Friday Ephemera provides the following video in which 36 Alfred Hitchcock films have been placed in a montage and timed to reach their respective climaxes simultaneously.
The effect is quite entrancing as you are not quite sure where to look at any given moment as your […]