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An informed discourse on the joys of British rail service.

Via revar, the results (2.7MB Flash), "Move Your Dead Bones" (not nearly as gruesome as it might sound :) of a vulpine mad scientist combined with a dance track. ^_^ (Aha! mycroftb says it's by zarla)

Some rather cool tail paintwork for Frontier Airlines. eg ocelot, red fox, and raccoon. You can also download three of their TV spots, featuring a rabbit, a penguin quartet, and (briefly) a bear.

Doctor Who viewers in the UK might want to note that Saturday's schedule has it on at 6.30pm, rather than the usual 7pm, to make room for the 50th Eurovision Cheese Festival (8-11.20pm), this year hosted in Kiev. (Streams will apparently be available to those without local coverage)

Some interesting things wash up on the digital beachfront from time to time - most recently, a Czech time travel adventure little known outside its home country, "Tomorrow I'll Wake Up and Scald Myself with Tea":

"One morning, Jan Bures (or is it Karel Bures? I forgot which is which :) discovers that his twin brother Karel (Jan?) has choked to death on a bread roll. However, Jan knows what to do - Karel was a pilot for Universum, a time travel agency. So he dresses up as his brother and goes to his brother's job. He soon discovers that his brother was part of a Nazi ploy to hijack a time travel rocket, go to 1944 (when Germany is in trouble) and give Adolf Hitler an A-bomb. Although he can do little to prevent this, the ploy fails - firstly, the hijackers are double-booked with two American tourists, and secondly, they land in 1941 - when German soldiers are threatening to conquer Moscow. When they return, they return before they actually took off (this is Jan's attempt to save his brother by preventing him from suffocating). And things go downhill from there..."

Singing cubic animals. From Japan, naturally. And they'll sing in harmony with each other, too.

Do you recognise this rabbit? I'm trying to discover who the artist is, but there's not even a squiggle of a signature.



(Click for full size image, 18k)

The EU software patents saga rumbles along - this time, swinging back towards sanity, with the new draft saying that "software would only be patentable if it controlled a physical process, or a controllable force of nature."

I'm afraid I know nothing more about this residence beyond what you can see.

And to balance out the tone of this entry, this cautionary tale of a Welsh housewife and her electric underwear.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Frontier Airlines. eg ocelot, red fox, and raccoon.

"Ladies and Gentlemen, as we begin our preparations for landing, please make sure that your seatbelts are fastened and that your fox is in the upright and locked position..."

Thanks for the link to all those cool Frontier tail art photos! I'd certainly fly an airline using planes with a cougar (or wolf, or fox, or coyote, or bobcat, or...) on the tail ;-)
"In the event of sudden horniness, a fox will fall from the compartment here. Please see to your own needs before assisting others." ^_^

Hmm. No sign of any red panda design, though - ooh. Wonder if there are any such designs for the Chinese or Burmese national airlines? Tibet of course won't have such until they're recognised as an independent entity, and I think Nepal's air services may be mostly provided by Indian airlines.. then again, ISTR a particular Indian tea festival's mascot being the red panda, up in one of the very northeasternmost provinces.

I wonder if you can make a flexible booking with them, specifying a particular aircraft design? ^_^

(Well, that clinches it - when I'm given a Gulfstream to play with, I'll be having it painted up appropriately)