Archive for October 9th, 2008

crave live: panasonic lumix g1 video tour

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

Video presenting: I does it. Crave Live: Panasonic Lumix G1 video tour, from the launch of the Panasonic Lumix G1, the first compact camera with interchangeable lenses, at Wembley Stadium yesterday. Filmed and edited by CNET UK‘s Drew Stearne:

This is my first ‘live’ piece-to-camera — weekly First Look videos use an autocue — so I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out (good work, Drew).

Visit CNET UK’s gadget blog Crave for my photos from the event and some hibernian hand modelling:

Photos: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 does lenses, but no video

he does take his jihad seriously though, doesn’t he?

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

Chris Morris‘ next project, Four Lions, sounds every bit as potentially controversial as past highlights like Brass Eye. It appears, from the sketchy details emerging on the intowebs, that the film will tell the story of a British jihadi terrorist cell.

Morris has apparently been researching Four Lions for three years, during which “even those who have trained and fought jihad report the frequency of farce.” The story will show that “terrorism is about ideology, but it’s also about berks”, with terrorist cells having “the same group dynamics as stag parties and five a side football teams.” The choice of title must be deliberate, echoing the none-more-English, cry-God-for-Harry-England-and-Saint-George Three Lions, to get past “seeing these young men as unfathomably alien”.

I can’t wait to see it. Reminds me of this, from the blackly brilliant Monkey Dust

…but knowing Morris, turned up to 11.

Source: Warren Ellis

if they invented time travel the first thing i’d do would be to go back and give myself a good shoeing. then we’d probably have sex

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

There have been many times in my life when I’ve wanted to go back in time a few days and punch old-timey Rich in the back of the head. Often on Fridays, while racing to hit a deadline I should really have written by Wednesday, or on Sundays while nursing an empty wallet and a hangover the size of a house (actually that one could be any day).

But sometimes, just sometimes, old-timey Rich comes through for me. On the rare occasion I discover a tenner in a shirt pocket, or log into CMS and discover I’ve already filed the tedious product specs, I could kiss the guy. Today, having called in sick (man-flu update: phlegm production has slowed 30% to re-task for uncontrollable coughing) I discover in the freezer some cheese and bacon grill things. Old-timey Rich just earned himself a hug.