Wednesday, June 23, 2010

00426 The P3-55

The P3-55

beaut, in't she?

'course she was an early model that never went into production

because she was tiny and made of sticks!

you muppet

00425 The purpose of being

... is revealed in the musings of man

Pembroke pooh stick Pembroke pooh stick

I spend an hour or so on some of these and they never turn out as well as when I just throw them together

I just can't predict how they'll turn out and no one else can either

or so I thought

Little do I know that data is collected on their performance and general aesthetics and combined to create meta-stats which are held in secret vaults deep underground.

They float, they sink.

The wind moves them, or they drift to and fro' at the whim of the tide.

All of this is recorded.

Teams of scientists work in shifts for decades on these raw figures to try to fathom the infinite depths of man's effect on his environment in the hope that one day these trivial musings might provide some clue as to why we are here and how the decisions we make form patterns in the ether which point to the existence of a higher power.

hang on ... so how do I know all this?

what was all that stuff about "little do I know"?

oh ... I see ... I made it all up

that is such a let-down

00424 Box

Don't touch the coins!

His head will go on fire!


Told ya

And while he luminesces, his friend gazes into pools of ever-changing colour:

The pool

the fool

Monday, June 07, 2010

00423 Anything but plane

... that's what I told the barman in Herm as he stiffed me £2.80 for four packets of salt and vinegars.

Still, at least I didn't get plane, I GOT ROCKET!

T minus

in production

With a light balsamic glaze and parmesan shavings

00422 They fly! They fly!

... but only if you throw them

and then they are broken.

There's butterfly wings:

c plane

c plane

And then there's Shelly:


the making of

As you can see, I've included a visual parts list for anyone who wants to waste hours of their lives, mocking God's greatest gift by wielding the mighty weapons of futility and trivia as I have done so effectively for many years. It's a battle of the righteous against the pointless. For my part, my loyalties lie firmly with the latter and I find very easy to fight and win.

It's especially nice if you brought beer.


but not if you can't be bothered

00421 And in her place ...

Like a scarlet harlot, rising up from the parts of her forebear:


Brake Sirius Sirius


She's on loan - well, at least her body is. Frame courtesy of Andy.

It's almost like adultery, but in metal.

(and without the sex)

00420 She's going away

There might have been tears if I wasn't a harder man.

I love her, but I smothered her in plastic and buried her in a box and sent her away.


I told her we'd never be apart


Bye bye

Actually, I told her I'd send her off for a respray.

Friday, June 04, 2010

00419 See plain

Sea plane:

Sea plane

also on this beach:

winners and losers

Moulin Huet Pooh Stick Moulin Huet Pooh Stick

At last over-design triumphs over beautiful simplicity. I've been waiting so long for practicality and common sense to take a back seat.