I love the look he gives his imaginary wife in the mid 9 minutes after talking about tattoos on Storm.
I’ve just had a Tim Minchin after noon (amongst a few other greats), but Tim has always resonated well for me. Maybe it’s his stance on politics and religious, maybe it’s just his wit, intelligence, piano playing, acting ability or more. But maybe it’s because he is simply brilliant.
That’s not to say I agree with everything he says (sings), but I respect those opinions, as we all should.
This probably isn’t one of his best, but I didn’t want to bring in anything too controversial. Why I like this song is because it addresses those situations when you’re at a party trying to ignore the local village idiot, or the loud pompous and arrogant know-it-all. And he breaks.
I wish that I was half as articulate.
I could have listed so many others:
- Mitsubishi Colt (the first track of his I ever heard)
(no link since I only wanted to link to his official channel)
- Not Perfect
- Come home (Cardinal Pell)
- Inflatable You
- Angry (Feet)
I have several of his DVD videos and have seen several of his shows (the last of which was probably more than 4 years ago). If you ever get the chance, and you have thick skin and an open mind, I would suggest you see him in concert.
I know I have. I was aware of some of these, I thought I was aware of most types available in Thailand after having spent a lot of time there. But after reading this, how could anyone know the ins and outs of all these?
- taxi’s are yellow with either black (cars), green (tub tub) or red (inter-province) writing
- rentals are green with white text
- private cars are white with black text
- private vans are white with blue text
- private pick-ups are white with green text
- private motorised tuk-tuks are white with red text
- special trade plates are red with black text
- hired buses and trucks are yellow with black text
- private buses and trucks are white with black text
Confused yet? There’s more:
- police are maroon with white text
- military combat vehicles are white with red text
- military non-combat are black with white text
- diplomatic agents are white with black text
- honorary consuls are grey with black text
- other diplomatic are light blue with white text
Check out the full report here:
This is apparently a common problem for the Sony Bravia’s and JPEG support isn’t the best. A little research has found a few pages referencing the spec DCF2.0/EXIF2.1, but what does that really mean?
Apparently it’s a limitation when using JPEGs of a high quality with Chroma Subsampling 4:4:4. I had read elsewhere that images needed to use sampling 4:2:2 or 4:2:0 but I was having varying problems trying to convert what I had using GIMP. Either it (or I) wasn’t up to the challenge.
In the end I found ImageMagick’s “mogrify” the solution to my problems.
I’m running OSX El Capitan. I used MacPorts to install:
sudo port install ImageMagick
After a few minutes installation it is as simple as running “mogrify” over the images:
mogrify -sampling-factor 2x1 /Volumes/USBKEY/*.jpg
I found my solution thanks to Wouter of Belgium who had the same problem saving files from Adobe’s Lightroom 2. He has Homebrew installation instructions on his site if you’d like to pay him a visit.
Ok, it’s not the newest of news, but I only just saw this for the first time this morning. It appears to me the eruption cloud itself is even faster than sound as you can see the shock wave overtake it early in the eruption as the cloud rises.
Easy maths challenge for the partners: How far away the eruption site was the videographer? (you can use the YoutTube time scale as reference).
The artist reportedly to be worth more than US$100M by 2016 (#1) seems to not have a fan in Ashley (of Pittsburgh, Pa). For Ashley seems to think that Rihanna can’t sing when she posted to songfacts.com. (#2)
For an artist that has literally taken herself from the edges of bankruptcy due to gross financial mismanagement, to now have an estimated net worth of more than a cool US$100M by 2016; I’d say she can sing to save her life, and she has done exactly this, and done it on a grand scale.
To Rihanna: Well done.
To Ashley: I think it’s time to search for a new idiom that better describes your thoughts on the subject. This one just isn’t it.
Image Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/dodnewsfeatures/15207242834/in/photostream/
original has been cropped and is released under CCv2.0
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