Sunday, December 21, 2008

Merry Christmas

A broadcast by the BBC of the Choir of Christ College, Cambridge, celebrating Christmas during the blackout of 1939.

There is something about fire

My favourites from among the "images of the year", published by the Boston Globe. (Text taken directly from the article.)

HT: Paul Kedrosky.

A giant mechanical spider, part of a piece of free theater by French company La Machine entitled "Les Mecaniques Servants", walks along the waterfront in Liverpool, England.

A bull sarcophagus in which a member of the Ubud royal family was cremated burns during the funeral ceremony in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

A man in a traditional "Perchten" costume performs during an Austrian league soccer match in Ried, Austria

The Guizer Jarl is silhouetted as members of his Viking Squad walk around a long boat with burning torches during the annual Up Helly Aa Festival

Lightning bolts appear above and around the Chaiten volcano, as it began its first eruption in thousands of years

The moon and stars light up Mount Everest, also known as Qomolangma, as seen from near Everest Base Camp in the Tibet Autonomous Region

Images of books on shelves are seen projected on the walls of the Tower of David in Jerusalem's Old City

North Face

One of the most harrowing movie experiences of my life.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Peter Sellers

Richard III: its been a hard day's night.

HT: Alex Ross