Daily Archives: Tuesday, 25th Jan 2011

Attack of the Giant Illuminated Lobster!

Strange things are happening in Newcastle! The city council has persuaded shops and other such things to stay open later in the evenings, which is quite nice if you want to do a bit of shopping after work[1], but it seems all the extra activity has attracted strange creatures from other dimensions[2]. As I walked up Grey Street this evening, I saw a strange glow near Grey’s Monument. Thinking nothing of my safety, I took my trusty Olympus Pen in hand and approached….

I was shocked to see that the city has been invaded by a huge glowing lobster-like creature:

Giant Lobster

Giant Lobster

It seems to have enslaved some humans who are carrying it around on a wheeled contrivance. Despite my fear, I dared to get a little closer, only to find it turning on me!

Beware the Lobster!

Beware the Lobster!

Somehow, I avoided its huge claws and captured another image of this terrible monster:

Is the city safe?

Is the city safe?

At this point, I could stand no more, and retreated to a safe distance, leaving this hideous alien space lobster[3] to wreak whatever havoc it was going to wreak

Flee!! Flee!!

Flee!! Flee!!

OK, it’s probably just a singularly bonkers bit of street entertainment, but I like my version :cheesy:

[1] Unless you happen to work in a shop, in which case you probably want to go home
[2] Or something like that
[3] I’m sure that’s what it must be

Weight and Stuff Report – 25 January 2011

Today’s weight figure comes with added confusion and head-scratching. You see, yesterday, I gave the scale a bit of a wipe down, as it was looking a bit dusty. It would seem that picking it up and giving it a good wipe made it recalibrate itself or something, because that’s the only way I can account for the quite large difference of 2.8 pounds (1.3 kg) since yesterday. But that’s the scale I’ve got, so I’ll have to accept the figure, albeit with a little suspicion.

Your picture of the day is of a fishing boat I saw at Aberystwyth last year:

Fishing Boat

Fishing Boat