Diary (London Review of Books)
Lovely article by Emily Witt about online dating in New York and San Franciso. “The mind contains very few truths that the body withholds. There is little of import in an encounter between two bodies that would fail to be revealed rather quickly. Until the bodies are introduced, seduction is only provisional.”
At Hyde Park Corner (London Review of Books)
Jonathan Meades on fine form, on the newish Bomber Command Memorial. “The failure of British modernism and of today’s synthetic modernism to devise a memorious idiom provides an ample justification for the mongers of easy-viewin’ classicism to dump their stuff indiscriminately.”
"Silicon Roundabout": the ever-growing community of fun startups in London's Old Street area
.@mattb’s 2008 tweet naming Silicon Roundabout was only retweeted once and favourited six times.
@paulpod See you there.
@undermanager This is why it’s not the Gyford Analogy Library.
@undermanager To celebrate the opening of Davies Analogy Library, watch this video of Tower Bridge, venus fly-traps and unfurling flowers.
@moleitau I’m glad I won’t be the only rusty one.
@paulpod It didn’t come through. I expect BT screwed up the connection somewhere.
@rachelcoldicutt I’ll only watch it if the dogs are wearing supermodel masks, wigs and dresses AS THE PROPHECY DECREES!
@geraaht Well that’s just silly!
Maybe I’m on to something - are there austerity Saturday night shows? Tax-Factor? Britain’s Got Credit Problems? Million Pound Trickle Down?
In dream I tweeted: “The most ridiculous sight I’ve seen and last night I watched dogs dressed as supermodels dancing.” Maybe I still dream.
TV show dream: David & Sam Cameron sit on thrones; poor families tell sob stories to Queen who doles out gold coins. Hugh Grant interviews.