Million Dollar Baby
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We’re trying to catch up with our Oscar watching before February’s results are in. Million Dollar Baby is the 3rd of the 5 nominees that we’ve seen (along with the Aviator and Finding Neverland, both of which I’ll try and get back to blogging later). I have mixed feelings about this movie, although overall I

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latch
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Shannon and I went cycling along the towpath at the weekend, and stopped at Pentoon Hook Lock. She took this shot of a latch embedded in a tree near the riverside. We have no idea what it’s for, but from the way the bark has congealed around it it’s been there for a while. It

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London Theatre
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It was weird this week to see two musicals on consecutive nights. Shannon and I went to Blood Brothers on Monday with Matt, then Mary Poppins on Tuesday. Blood Brothers is pretty universally lauded, but it felt like it was coming to the end of its life on our visit. The theatre was half empty

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MOJO’s top 100 soundtracks
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It’s a long list, but I’m sure there are probably some albums I’d love in here.

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Gene Kelly and the Golf Gti
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Tom sent me a link to this awesome VW Golf advert showing Gene Kelly Breakdancin’ in the Rain. Video (quicktime) Related ITV article

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Honda Zoomer
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I’ve made the mistake of buying scooters before. I don’t really make the time to ride them, and the roads around here don’t feel that scooter friendly. I’d sort of be willing to make the same unfortunate error if my scooter looked like this. Honda Zoomer

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Another amazing Moleskine-er
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I don’t know how people find the time. This guy is very good, though. carnets de digestion

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Auto-letters
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A couple of cool sentence builders using photos of the letters of the alphabet, the first from shaved heads called hairfont. The second based on night writing. Thanks to Spot and Otherthings.

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Day out #2
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A second day out while Matt was staying, this time a walk along the South Bank in London. These are mostly of the Tate Modern and an exhibition of the work of Mark Newson at the Design Museum.

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The London Eye – Lomo(ish) version
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Starting out with these instructions I’ve been messing around with Photoshop to make this shot look like it was taken with a Lomo camera. Basically, my variation is to: – Open the photo. – Using the Brightness/Contrast dialog set the contrast to +20. – Using the Hue/Saturation dialog set the saturation to +20. – Create

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