Feb. 16th, 2010

Miscellany

Feb. 16th, 2010 06:46 pm
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Of possible interest, one way or another, to [livejournal.com profile] hirez and [livejournal.com profile] feorag, City of Sound gifted me a pointer to Australian Design Review and a vision of a Melbourne observation wheel repurposed as a tram depot in the sky for "flying steam-powered punk trams."

I mean, what's not to like? Especially if the same were done to the Eye, and both were also used as moorings for long-distance airships.

Meantimes, and belatedly (I finished it last Wednesday):

Unseen Academicals, Terry Pratchett2010.6: Unseen Academicals, by Terry Pratchett Pterry does tribalism, class, enclosure of the commons, resistance, subversion, blame, othering and abdication of responsibility. And a whole lot of other stuff as well (even, peripherally, football and my very own horrid memories of the school changing rooms and showers).

There aren't many laugh out loud moments in this one, but there's no shortage of wry chuckles and the occasional snigger: top stuff, and the best DW book since Going Postal.

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