Posts Tagged ‘London’

He smiled, so he was dispatched.

Thursday, 11 January 2018

[Found here. Related post here.]


St. Pancras Hotel

Thursday, 10 November 2016

St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel, London

St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel, London. St. Pancras is the Patron Saint of Teenagers:

We have no reliable historical information about this martyr. Legend tells us he was born at the end of the third century and brought up by an uncle in Rome after the death of his parents. Both he and his uncle became Christians. Pancras was beheaded in 304 during Diocletian’s persecution. He was only 14 years old [via].

[Photo by Dan Hamilton, image found here.]

London Growling – The Royal Palace Guard

Monday, 30 July 2012

Yeah, it’s stupid, and it’s been sitting around in our “What-To-Do-With-This-Baboso” file for too long, so we just HAD to post it.

The one below is both stupider and much betterer.

The original link for the 2nd one doesn’t work anymore, but it dates to 2007 if you want to hunt for it.

[Top image found in here. Bottom previously posted here.]

Saturday Matinee – The Olympics, Roger Miller, The Clash, Manfred Mann, Pink Floyd & Yeoman Warden

Saturday, 28 July 2012

The Olympics were an underrated vocal group (see Walter Ward and the Challengers) and there are few live vids on the Utoobage; however, there’s a nice collection of recordings here.

Roger Miller‘s “England Swings.” I hate that song, and I hope you do, too.

The song was written by Bruce Springsteen, but those guys did it better. Manfred Mann’s Earth Band was underrated here in the States as Mann was stuck with his 1964 cover of The Exciters’ “Do Wah Diddy Diddy.”

Pink Floyd is another Brit treasure who have been around longer than you think. That vid’s from 1969.

The Clash – one of the great early punk bands, influenced and encouraged by The Ramones.

We posted this previously, but it’s worth a repost. Yeoman Warden explains why the Brits were not to be messed with. If you’ve never clicked on a single vid that we’ve posted here, click on that one and pay close attention. Then you’re going to want to hunt down and pay attention to the rest of the 6 part series of awesome.

Have a great weekend, folks, and be back here tomorrow for more stuff.

The .Gif Friday Post No.231 – Downtown Rain, Corner Store, Desert Bus

Friday, 1 June 2012

[Found here, here and here.]

P.S. “Desert Bus” references the most intentionally brutal computer game ever designed.

The Real Captain Hook?

Sunday, 19 June 2011

London’s Miss Zena Dare, in a pantomime production of  “Peter Pan,” 1906.

[Found here.]

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