me say me bombastic.
well, you knew it had to happen sooner or later – that you would be subjected to multiple pictures of my little bobbit. i just had to show you these ones. ten thinks i can EASILY make an animated gif from them, but you know, i have never made one before, so i have fear.
whooop! i’ve done it! here it is;
i thought it was funny enough that poppet seems to have taken to sitting on the lounger, though not in the standard way. then i just started taking shots and these two wound up on my camera.
please forgive the scruffy yard. i did do some tidying after the fact… though not all that much, i will admit.
so what else have i been doing? yesterday i watched the baader meinhof complex. here’s the trailer.
i loved it. it made me think a lot, and it also made me believe i could understand german, which is what i love about subs, giving my mind a treat, like that. the politics seemed really contemporary to me, i could really relate to it. and further more! women being equally involved, writing stuff and shooting guns – not just being molls! smashing! made me realize how seldom you see women portrayed like that.
things are rather hotting up here in london between occupy, protests against workfare, and police hysteria in the lead up to the olympics. in the summer, during the riots the police showcased these portable metal walls. i kid you not.
assuming people plan on protesting during the olympics, i can only imagine the police will get their money’s worth with this ultimate kettling device.
a friend of mine was recently taking photos in east london, and got stopped under the prevention of terrorism act for his troubles. for taking photos. i ask you.
before i get my blood pressure too boily, lets move on to a gentler topic. on the internet i have been following the linguists’ fascination with ‘vocal fry’. i seem to be a little late to the party, but in case you have been living in a cave, like me, here’s a cute little video about it.
it seems that it’s not all about teen girls cannibalizing language, not that i am against such things, but actually quite a widely used singing style, utilized in country and western, heavy metal, and, unsurprisingly, perhaps, throat singing.
in a twist of fate THE UNIVERSE is playing a little joke on me, by getting my fry on through the medium of a cold. i now sound like marge simpson’s fag smoking sisters. presumably, if the lady on the video is right, this is what these friars are likely to end up sounding like in later life.
lissen, i am aware that this is now at least three different blog posts, and i haven’t even told you about handflapper graciously accepting the sneakyfucker award.
what can i say? my mind is in disarray.