Daily Archives: Thursday, 31st Aug 2006

Most. Posts. Ever.

Well, well. I don’t know if it’s the camera, or if I’ve just been finding more things to talk about, or I’ve just been randomly babbling more than normal[1], but I’ve made more posts in this month than ever before. Including this one, I’ve made 77 posts, which is quite a lot. The previous record was 68 back in September 2004.

I’ll probably calm down a bit soon.

[1] Or as close to normal as I get :laugh:

What a Scream!

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Stolen Munch paintings found safe

Two masterpieces by artist Edvard Munch have been recovered two years after they were stolen from an Oslo museum. The Scream and Madonna were found in a police operation. “We are 100% certain they are the originals. The damage was much less than feared,” police said.

And a good thing, too. I’ve always had a soft spot for The Scream. I’ve got the poster, and I used to have the inflatable figure. No, really. They used to sell[1] inflatable “Scream” figures. Mine developed a leak and just wouldn’t stay blown up. Hmmm. Maybe I should look for another one…

[1] And quite possibly still do

Now that’s what I call secure

BBC NEWS | World | Americas | Canada pilot in toilet trip drama

Passengers on a Canadian plane had an unsettling in-flight experience after the pilot found himself locked out of the cockpit after a trip to the toilet. Instead of slipping back inside, the Air Canada Jazz pilot was seen banging on the door and talking to his first officer on an internal phone. Crew members were forced to take the door off its hinges to let him back in.

Nice to know that those secure cockpit doors really are secure. A spokesdroid for the airline was careful to point out that

the first officer could have landed the flight by himself…and at no time was the safety or security of passengers compromised

Hmmmm. Of course, in the unlikely event of the first officer being taken ill, or something like that, they might have had a problem.