• Art: What I have been working on

    Posted June 15 by Leila

    Hoot!  Hello :) I have been away for a long time. I have been painting a lot and been taking classes too. Here is my latest project     what do you think? I've improved a lot right?

  • WWII kids

    Posted June 12 by Jack Yan

    In a comment to a Facebook post from fellow BC member Patricia Volonakis Davis, discussing how the WWII generation were the strongest people: Dad tells me about going to school hunched down (because bullets flew overhead), putting leaves over your noses because of the smell of corpses, and then liv...

  • Online Things

    Posted June 9 by Liv

    So DragonCon this year was the first time I wore my Batman armor to a major con. As many of you know I've had to deal with issues regarding bigots who can't seem to wrap their mind around the idea of a black guy cosplaying Batman, because "Batman is historically white, there are plenty of black ...

  • a hoot and a holler on Twitter

    Posted June 8 by Bunny FKA Geology Byotch

    The weather in the UK has turned shyte, as it always does in June, (after some pleasant warm weeks in May), but someone who follows Twitter or reads the BBC news can find plenty of entertainment whilst waiting for it to stop raining and warm up again. I am not an avid Tweeter - I don't do anything ...

  • If they ever remade Back to the Future

    Posted June 6 by Jack Yan

    If they ever remade Back to the Future (which, of course, should be left alone, and it would be horrid with, say, Justin Bieber and Will Ferrell), 2017 seems a good year to begin from. Marty McFly could travel back to 1987 and have this conversation with Dr Emmett Brown. Donald Trump as US president...

  • In memory of Peter Sallis

    Posted June 6 by Jack Yan

    I had posted about the passing of Sir Roger Moore elsewhere, but here’s an interesting little clip from The Persuaders with guest star Peter Sallis, who has also passed away. We’re used to seeing Sallis in comedic roles but here he plays a villain.   Sallis leaves behind a grea...

  • Online Things

    Posted June 4 by Liv

      “Often people that criticise your life are usually the same people that don't know the price you paid to get where you are today. True friends see the full picture of your soul.” ― Shannon L. Alder              

  • Melania Trump poses with herself

    Posted May 30 by Jack Yan

    Found on a comment thread from one Matt Matsuoka, a Hillary Clinton supporter: I believe in the traditional biblical marriage: One man and his sister one man and his dead brother’s wife one man and one woman and her servants one man and his rape victim one man and many women one man and 700 w...

  • random ridiculous statements in the news

    Posted May 29 by Bunny FKA Geology Byotch

     "My toddlers can't go 2 miles w/o an ipad." (In reference to the US considering extending the laptop ban in plane cabins - I do think this is a silly decision, but really, your toddlers can't live without their ipad? You need to rethink your parenting skills!) "He is respected by virtually ev...

  • Rassilon, as told by a big Doctor Who fan

    Posted May 28 by Jack Yan

    I wasn’t a Whovian to begin with, though I regularly watched Jon Pertwee as Doctor Who when I was a kid. The Tom Baker stories weren’t for me as they were too space-bound, and this tends to be the opposite to what diehard Whovians like. But I was fascinated by this video about Rassilon, ...

  • Strange food at Countdown

    Posted May 26 by Jack Yan

    In 1993, I stopped shopping at Woolworth’s (now Countdown) because of a racist incident, which I’ve gone into elsewhere. Just as well, because they sure sell some weird food there.

  • creature photos

    Posted May 26 by Bunny FKA Geology Byotch

       In order: a Cinnabar moth, you can make out an impression of it, who we saw caught midair by a bird, that then dropped the moth, and I caught in my hands but flew off before Masha could get a good photo of it. Cinnabar moths are super colourful, bright cinnabar red and black. More ...

  • news

    Posted May 26 by Bunny FKA Geology Byotch

    My son's partner is pregnant with a boy! 

  • hair growth update

    Posted May 26 by Bunny FKA Geology Byotch

    It is in that phase now, and will be for months, of WTF do I do with it. I will stick it out, and grow it into a messy bob. I am lazy about my hair and do not want to have to fuss with it much.   This is my goal hair:  

  • ‘You Know My Name’

    Posted May 19 by Jack Yan

    With the tragic suicide of Chris Cornell, here’s ‘You Know My Name’ from Casino Royale. I remember him more for this than Audioslave or Soundgarden.

  • ‘Accroche un ruban au bord de ton balcon’

    Posted May 16 by Jack Yan

    I’ve been a fan of French crooner Sacha Distel for years, and tonight’s earworm was ‘Accroche un ruban’, the French version of ‘Tie a Yellow Ribbon’. In this 1975 YouTube clip, Sacha sings some of the original English lyrics, too. It does seem the time of crooners...