Old Magazine Adverts
Oct05

Old Magazine Adverts

I’ve got a thing for old magazine adverts whether they’re the full page glossy ones or, as in this case, those small ones grouped together enticing people to part with money in return for things that invariably don’t live up to their promises. Here are a few I found in an old English language version of a 1970s Spanish...

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An Animal Between The Sheets
Oct04

An Animal Between The Sheets

I’ve translated a page from a 1976 Mexican photocomic just for...

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A Trip To The Orient
Sep11

A Trip To The Orient

I’ve recently been looking through some of the public domain pictures scanned from books put online by the Internet Archive on Flickr and happened to spot a photo from a book called A Trip to the Orient, The Story of a Mediterranean Cruise by Robert Urie Jacob, published in 1907. The photos appealed to my love of street photography and travelling to exotic places. In addition to the pictures – you can see the full set...

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SpeccyJam: The ZX Spectrum Game Dev Challenge
Sep01

SpeccyJam: The ZX Spectrum Game Dev Challenge

Through some random retweet I saw trickling through my Twitter stream I happened upon Speccy Jam, an annual event to create a game in one week with the rules being simply that the game can be for any platform and developed with any tool but must look like a genuine Sinclair ZX Spectrum game; specifically, the screen size (scalable) must be right and the colours used must be right with bonus points (there are no points) given if...

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British Museum Underground Station
Sep01

British Museum Underground Station

A few years old but a great read with some excellent photos documenting the admittedly illegal and dangerous exploration of the London Underground system in search of the now-closed British Museum station. British Museum Abandoned Station, London I ran off down to the Eastbound Piccadilly platform, and nervously hopped onto the platform, and looked for the signs for the Central line. I went through the platform exit, down the stairs,...

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Buying A New Car
Aug29

Buying A New Car

“…and a signature just here… Lovely. Let me take that from you.” “Your pen?” “No, no, keep that for a moment. We’re almost finished That’s the financial agreement sorted so that just leaves us with the manufacturer’s legal documents.” “Do you need my driving licence for this?” “No, that was earlier. This is specific to the car. Here you go. You might...

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