Excuse me while I kiss the sky (calling all photographers)


I recently took this photo of the sun and noticed a rather bizarre side effect. It was a type of lens flare. And no, I’m not talking about that somewhat irritating lens flare affect that distracts most of us in some Star Trek movies (J.J. Abrams, I’m looking at you).

There are certain effects a camera can artificially simulate these days, but there’s nothing quite like seeing an effect on a photo as the result of a natural accident.

In the photo is what appears to be a pair of pink lips. I have tried searching the internet for things like ‘lens flare pink lips’ to find out what it is, or whether it’s a common effect, but to no avail. Whenever you search for lens flare, the internet seems to be filled with people bemoaning J.J. Abrahams and his addiction to using the effect.

Please, if there are there any budding photographers or anyone out there that has seen this before and know if it has a special name, could you comment on this piece? I would be interested to find out. Read more of this post

5 Interesting points on Halloween

Halloween morning. Rotting pumpkins. Burning leaves. Black cats mating like rats in the alley. It was as if . . . it were as if we felt no fear, as if we were already dead and had nothing to lose by dying. Or perhaps it was because we had lived life so well, and loved life so much, that we fancied ourselves immortal, overwhelming the powers that be with the force of our passion for science. [long pause] Or maybe we were just fucked in the head.

Randall Steckle – Flatliners 1990


Halloween is done.  A strange festival that we celebrate, although possibly not the strangest of the year. It is steeped in folklore and one that changed a lot since its inception.

I carved a Pumpkin this year, as did the girl. We put them in our window to display to the world. I caught my self doing this and thought, this is a bit weird isn’t it. So I did some research into the history of this odd tradition and thought I would share some of the more interesting points with you.

1) A jack-o’-lantern is a carved pumpkin, or turnip, There is a common belief that the custom of carving jack-o’-lanterns at Halloween originated in Ireland, where turnips, mangelwurzel or beets were supposedly used.


This is a Mangelwurzel, in case you were wondering (I know I was).


2) Jack-o’-lantern was named after the phenomenon of strange light flickering over peat bogs, called Read more of this post

Sudo One Weeble!

Again in honour of our 28 days writers union and because he didn’t ask me, I have immortalised Sudo One as a Weeble! I also drew the picture of him you’ll find as his icon and in his blogs header, but he’s bulked up here for weebling purposes. So here he is, as happy as a monkey with a peanut machine, showing off his very precious ‘iPhone’ of which he blogs about (he bloody loves everything apple mac), along with his opinions on football, religion, and all sorts of exciting stuff. He also has some fabulous poems and short stories. Check it out here.

Sudo One


Remember to enjoy my fellow ’28 Day Writers’ blogs today. Not only Sudo One but also  A Piece of Pandemonium

A Piece of Pandemonium Weeble!

In honour of our 28 days writer union and because she once asked me to, I have immortalised ‘A Piece of Pandemonium’ as a Weeble. So now when you read her blogs about Olympics, foot rubbing, tidiness and absorb her very graphic opinionated pieces. You can marvel that this sweet demure looking Weeble is responsible for this rich ensemble of life, lust and wrath.

A Piece of Pandemonium


Remember to enjoy my fellow ’28 Day Writers’ blogs today. Not only A Piece of Pandemonium but also Sudo One 

Monkey Bear


Now, obviously we all know what a Monkey Bear looks like.

Latin Bear

——————————————–Monkey Bear 3

I thought it might be fun to turn this everyday creature into a Weeble, just like I’ve done before with people (Which you can see in my other Resident Weeble Artwork).

So here he is, Monkey Bear Weeble. Isn’t he lovely.

Monkey Bear Weeble

For much better art work and to see an animal of the month by several talented artists, please visit Mr Toodle and friend’s blog at ‘A little bit bunny’ . It’s really good.


Remember to enjoy my fellow ’28 Day Writers’ blogs today at Sudo One & A Piece of Pandemonium

The Resident Weeble on iPad (Artwork)

I discovered (well was told by slowlycreepingdeath) a section in ‘Appearance’ called iPad.

You can upload a picture you have and it will appear as the front page and/or icon on Apple Macs iPad.

If you have access to an iPad I recommend you take a look at this site on it to see what happens and if you’re feeling ambitious, why not add my site as an icon app to the iPad and see what that looks like too. If you don’t have access to an iPad you can enjoy the picture below anyway.

So if you have your own website, get your good self a picture, give it a try and move with the times.

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