November 13th, 2005


Lord Mayor's Show

Lord Mayor
The new Lord Mayor of London, David Brewer, waves to the masses, switching from side to side of his gilded carriage, seemingly unphased by the fact that he'd been doing so for about 3 hours. Arms like the Incredible Hulk, hidden by the flowing sleeves of his mayorly robes

It was the Lord Mayor's Show yesterday and I wandered down to Blackfriars to catch the return leg of the parade. Click on the piccy for my some more pictures.

My favourite image of the day didn't come out well, but the Canary Wharf Ltd float was meant to be covered in an inflatable Canary Wharf, with the various towers bobbing along as the truck rolled around. However, by the time it got to us the inflatey machinery had given up the ghost - Canary Wharf had collapsed and the towers where lying around in a rather sad and sorry looking pile while a man with a screwdriver ran around on the back of the flatbed trying to work out what had gone wrong.

It's also quite easy to see where JMS got the idea for the Centauri military's uniforms
air guitar

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Wikipedia amuses me sometimes.
While searching today to find out what a dutch oven was (the cooking implement, not the head under the covers kind) I had a look at the wikipedia page.

Number of words about the cooking pot: 70
Number of words about the head-under-the-covers kind, including a technique to create a "Flawless Dutch Oven effect" (their capitalisation): 140