Follow The Flock, originally uploaded by spinneyhead.
Junction of Oxford Street and Portland Street.
Charger R/T, originally uploaded by spinneyhead.
I’ve been getting glimpses of the back of this car for months as I cycled into town. Today I thought I’d take a closer look. Despite sitting in the middle of a car sales lot, it isn’t for sale.
However, I did also find a company that imports Japanese cars, in case I ever have the money to make my kei car dreams come true.
There’s a replica of Mad Max’s V8 Interceptor for sale on eBay right now. It’s currently at £79,995, but it’s one of those cars you’d just have to buy if you had the money.
When David Cameron promised that a Tory government would be the Greenest ever, no-one really believed him. But, if you take a different interpretation of green- inexperienced, unqualified for what they’re doing and incompetent- I think he was right.
The Environment Secretary is ready to believe any lie, so long as it casts doubt on climate change. The Health Secretary believes in homeopathy. Most people wouldn’t trust the Education Secretary with crayons and the Chancellor doesn’t understand money*.
So, Dave has given us the greenest possible government, which is a terrible thing.
*To be fair to Gideon, he seems to be in tune with the financial industry. He’s enamoured of the same bad ideas and has the same dumb faith as them that their imaginary money schemes will pay off when experience says they’ll just bankrupt everyone but the bankers again.
The Manchester Cowboy, originally uploaded by spinneyhead.
David Thomas Jones is perhaps better known as Davy Jones of the Monkees. We found this headstone dedicated to him in Gorton Cemetery. He was born in Openshaw and appeared in Coronation Street before heading to the States to become a heart throb, so it’s an appropriate place for a memorial.
Based upon a popular child’s bike, these little beauties will bring life and colour to any modern image layout set in the seventies and later.
The bikes frames are 3D printed and come unpainted with a section of bent wire for the handlebars- trim the bars to the appropriate length and attach them with super glue. (The handlebars supplied will be in silver, not, as seen in the photo, black.)
Mark Hardin* is The Penetrator. He was a star school athlete, until he was nobbled and had his knee damaged so badly he could never compete again. Then he joined the Army and became a top special forces operative and investigator- until he uncovered the wrong piece of corruption and was beaten almost to death. Returning to the States, he fell in love with his mentor’s niece, but when the Mafia tried to kill him, she was collateral damage.
Now Hardin is waging a secret war on crime and corruption in the USA.
In Blood on the Strip, Hardin goes to Vegas has her face disfigured by knife wielding thugs. He’s after a corrupt talent agency which is tricking dancers into prostitution as well as strong-arming debtors.
Hijacking Manhattan sees a violent offshoot of the Black Panthers (funded by Communist Chinese drugs) holding New York City to ransom with bombs and a very nasty virus.
Both stories are a bit repetitive- Hardin heads off to a site of interest, meaning to just look around, but getting into a shootout. The scale of the violence escalates and one or more sexy women is put in danger (maybe even killed) before The Penetrator kills all of the bad guys and returns to his desert retreat.
I’m being unfair, there are a few gimmicks that are quite cool, such as the super fine gloves printed with anonymous prints so that Hardin cannot be so esily tracked, and the writing isn’t too bad. It’s a diverting enough book with a lot of the old ultra-violence but not much sex.
You can buy Double Penetrator from Amazon UK.
*Yeah, I know.