as you might imagine, the japanese are not all crazy about having their nuclear reactors switched back on again. in fact, there have been heeoooge demonstrations about it.
back in the day when we were interested in protesting against nuclear power this was my favourite sticker. i loved the word ATOMKRAFT. isn’t language lovely? even if what it means is… well, something questionable.
“Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara has granted his fans the opportunity to download his “No Nukes” girl work and use it in protest of the Japanese governments decision to restart two nuclear reactors at the Oi power plant in Fukui Prefecture.”
Yoshitomo Nara. No Nukes.
so, if you fancy the poster simply click through. also, i rather assume he will be pleased if you share it on fb or wherevs, too.
gold star to me today for going SWIMMING at 8 in the morning. actually, not really. more of a gold star to stephen, my neighbour, who drove me up there. he’s on an exercise jag, and i said i would be his gym buddy, but in this country you can’t use a gym, whoever you are, unless you have had an induction.
mine is monday, so while stephen went off to do gymmy things, i headed to the pool. OMG i love swimming so much. and stephen is going every day just now, so i can alternate gymming and swimming and HAVE. IT. ALL!!!
you may or may not be aware of this, but we have been treated, in london, to this great big massive glass building known as the shard. it’s finished now, and last night there was a laser light show to celebrate it’s completion. i missed it, of course. but someone on my fb has been kind enough to reproduce it for us;
so now i don’t feel like i missed out at all.
actually, i am rather curmudgeonly about fireworks, though i like a nice expensive public display. laser displays, though? isn’t that just a bit so what? well, there’s been mixed reviews, so i guess i will never know for sure since i didn’t see it. i expect it was best for people who could see it from where they live. with a cup of tea and a comfy place to sit. the building is big enough, it’s a LOT bigger than anything around it.
a lot of other cities would really suffer from such a thing, i think, but london is a very forgiving place, architecturally, because it’s pretty messy already, and there are lots of different styles of buildings all hugger mugger with each other. if you have a spare £50M you can buy a flat there.
might be a bit cheaper to go to one of it’s restaurants, but i can’t swear to it, and i am making no promises.