Archive for June, 2010

Oscar winner

Friday, June 25th, 2010


The story of Oscar the ‘bionic cat’ is remarkable enough in itself. What’s more endearing for me is the force of personality this here cat seems to possess. We like Oscar.

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Unfortunately named holding companies : no 1
Koc Holding

Unfortunately named Chairmen of unfortunately named holding companies : no 1
Mustafa Koc

Starry night

Saturday, June 5th, 2010

Vincent Van Gogh / Dr Who

Two of my most favourite things in one this weekend. Dr Who meets Vincent Van Gogh.¬†Richard (Four Weddings and a Funeral) Curtis produced a script crafted to push those emotional buttons. If the online reactions I’ve been reading are anything to go by, there were several million moist eyed viewers this evening. A tokenistic monster fighting narrative was, rightly, overshadowed by the examination of Vincent’s complex character. His insights into humanity, his battle with depression and his profound visual understanding were all skilfully woven into an action packed fifty minutes filled with humour and just enough edge to portray Vincent as a real person, not the more usual 2D caricature. ¬†Of course the star of the episode was the visuals and the star of the visuals were the stars. Vincent, Amy and the Doctor lying down looking at the stars.

Hold my hand Doctor
try to see what I see
we’re so lucky we’re still alive to see this beautiful world
Look at the sky
It’s not dark and black without character
The black is, in fact, deep blue
and over there! lighter blue
and blowing through the blueness and the blackness
the wind swirling through the air
and then shining, burning, bursting through
the stars!
Can you see how they roll their light?
everywhere we look
the complex magic of nature blazes before our eyes

The doctor: I’ve see many things my friend, but you’re right, nothing quite as wonderful as the things you see.

more to follow…

Friday, June 4th, 2010

Unfortunately named Turkish domestic appliance manufacturers – no 1:
Areclik logo

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

In memory