We are now less than a week away from the London Marathon.
On Sunday, the roads will close and thousands of runners will pass in close proximity of my home. This will be the third year that I have lived along the marathon route. It is the third year that I have had my SLR camera. It is the third year of the Big Bad Blog.
It feels as though the Blog and the Marathon are interlinked. We have blogged an awful lot about marathons — mostly pitcures of people in fancy dress, but also a lesson about arriving early, if you plan to take photos.
And, most memorably, our most popular post of all time is marathon-related.
So wish us well in our photographic efforts this weekend, and show up if you can and cheer for complete strangers.
|Here is an interesting article with a compelling argument: Fred Phelps does not fervently believe what he preaches — it’s all a scam to make money.|
|A sad sign that we are in The Future — or just that I am getting old — youngsters no longer know what A- and B-drives are.|
|Jeff Koons, an artist who makes his living appropriating and re-imagining popular images, is now making legal claims that he owns intellectual property rights over all balloon animals.|
|This is a website, so I think I am legally mandated to point out that some Italian dude sneezed out a bullet after being shot in the head.
Don’t worry. He’s fine.
|Hey look! I agree with Microsoft!
Letting Apple trademark “App Store” would be a bad idea.
|This guy is teaching his kids how to use a sword.
I think it goes without saying that Maggie will begin fencing as soon as she’s old enough to want to learn.
|There’s a new get-rich-quick in the stockmarket scheme.
Just have 50 Cent tweet about your stock.
|Ghostbusters III is waiting on holdout Bill Murray.
I’m conflicted as to whether I’d prefer if Mr. Murray agree to make the movie (Fuck yeah! Ghostbusters!) or turn it down (do we really need more sequels to ’80s movies?).
This morning’s coffee is dedicated to the multitude of searchers who find their way to the blog. I have stats that tell me what you’re looking for: eruptions, tattoos and ghostbusters. Also, I like mustaches.
So here you are, Internet. Everything you wanted to see in a morning coffee, but were afraid to ask for.
(from Awkward Family Photos)
(Improv Everywhere recreates a scene in Ghostbusters, by Katie Sokoler)
(Part of a collection of foot tattoos at The Chive)
I hope I have developed a relationship to you today, dear readers. And that you love content. My content.