This Week – Curiosity Is Insubordination


"Curiosity is insubordination in it's purest form." Vladimir Nabokov

"3 o' clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do." Jean-Paul Satre 

"We can't allow spokespeople from the UK to gleefully say they have been honest when they have threatened us in such a way." Ecuador's foreign minister

"Fares can’t continue to rise at this rate, or the only people taking the train will be Lakshmi Mittal and at a push the Queen, assuming she can get an old person’s rail card. But the government hasn’t given any indication as to when the fares will stop going up. Given that it’s committed to £18bn of investment on goodies like Crossrail and Thameslink, not saying anything is probably a good idea, because it's going to be a decade at least."

"The rise in fares was as predictable as death and taxes, and slightly more depressing than both. In real terms, they're now up a fifth since 1995. An annual ticket from London to Brighton now costs as much as a second-hand VW Golf, and that leaves change for some go-faster stripes for the seafront. Our trains are among the most expensive in Europe. Why?" NS
"Write drunk; edit sober." Ernest Hemmingway 

So, who's got Olympic Fever then?! I can't wait for them to start… real buzz about them I reckon and think it'll instill London with a real (false) sense of worth before the August gloom kicks back in again… oh sorry I was asleep. I thought it was 1999…


Anyway, moving on with my ever sardonic and at times wearing tone… onto the subject of the absuridty of the train hikes. 

Really good article in the New Statesman as quoted massively above…
"You’d think the train companies would realise there’s an issue, what with successive reports on the subject by the Office of Rail Regulation and Which? pointing out that we all find the labyrinthine systems confusing, but maybe the message hasn’t got through. Either that or overpayments and fines are a nice little sideline."

So, assange granted asylum. Really don't know how I feel about this whole mess anymore… Assange is a weird character isn't he… read AB's comments in previous R$N ramblings.

"Even the conquistadors were Jews" What the hell is going in Peru?

"Michael Gove has overruled independent advice not to allow the sale of playing fields five times since 2010"  Nice work Mikey, nice picture too…

So, the Pussy Riot trial reaches a verdict today… BREAKING NEWS: @katenash says about Pussy Riot… "It's really messed up yeah, it's really twisted yeah." I guess I shouldn't be so derisory, at least she's supporting it.

The cost of big logos – actually not as interesting as I thought but kind of… well, kind of. 

Did you know that humpback whales need to eat 1.5 tons of food a day

Shake it, shake it… staggeringbeauty – love this.

Bobby McFerrin uses the pentatonic scale to reveal one surprising result of the way our brains are wired…

Interesting yet depressing…

Really need some of these… DJ Drops

Photorealism painters that rule apparently. Click image for more. 

Decent video with Raf interviewing Todd Terry… I need to dispense with Top Man aspersions and get on and just enjoy it! 

Dammit! Missed this, best not tell the furball…

Question: "Give a reason why people would want to live near power lines." Answer: "You get your electricity faster".
See you then x