Daily Archives: Friday, 3rd Feb 2012

Weight and Stuff Report – 3 February 2012

Down again today, but still over the alarming 100kg mark. Must do better, etc.

Today’s picture is another bit of stonework, even older than yesterday’s

Old stone

Old stone

And I’m not telling you where it is, so there.

This is not good

Having seen a small astronomical telescope locally, which looked like it might be more or less OK for looking at the moon and planets, I decided to see if I could find some reviews on Amazon. My suspicion was that it would be a bit rubbish, but maybe just good enough for infrequent casual use.

Anyway, I browsed through numerous the numerous objects that came up when searching on the simple word “telescope”[1], and came across this horror:

Oh dear

Oh dear

Now that title will have come from the seller rather than Amazon, but still. Oh dear. Oh dear. Oh dear.

Nearly as bad as the time when I read the blurb on a DVD case which referred to a character (who was an astronomer) as a “female astrologist”. I had to put it down quickly to avoid screaming. I told Phil Plait about that one.

[1] The search algorithm is a wee bit too fuzzy sometimes….