July 20, 2008

Filler 56

Despite the continuing feebleness of our summer, a nice weekend was had. As already documented, yesterday took us to the Farnborough International Air Show to watch a bunch of aeronautical hardware being put through its paces in the company of vast numbers of other interested parties. This is inevitably a slightly uneasy experience, since so much of the hardware exists for the purpose of unleashing death and destruction, and the event itself is primariy a trade show. But it's also amazing stuff from a technological standpoint and damnably exciting in the air.

Today was the day of the annual Italian parade and festival in Clerkenwell, of which I've posted photographic evidence in the past. No need to do so again, as it never changes much, but I couldn't in any case as we were absent for the parade itself. Instead, we took young master Oliver, who as you may or may not recall is Ian's godson, to see Wall-E, which I loved to bits. I can't imagine that any of the few people reading this blog need my urging to see it, but if you do, consider yourself urged. It's a marvel.

After that, all that remained was to head back for a glass of prosecco amid the Warner Street throng, an early dinner, and a little preparatory reading for DC's ion channels course, which starts tomorrow and will probably provide some blogging material in the coming days.

Also to come this week, hopefully, are the latest Cholmondeleys and Featherstonehaughs piece at the Shunt Lounge -- period memberships are all sold out, so I'm reduced to queueing on the day -- and, of course, The Dark Knight. That's sold out too for the IMAX (well, there are perfs at 2.30 and 5.30 in the morning, but I'm not that desperate), so I guess it'll have to be boring old Leicester Square...
Posted by matt at July 20, 2008 09:43 PM


I'd much rather see TDN at Leicester Square than the IMAX. Watching normal films there is like seeing them while very drunk.

Posted by: Max at July 21, 2008 09:32 AM

Something to say? Click here.