Lieutenant-General Sir Adrian Paul Ghislain Carton de Wiart VC, KBE, CB, CMG, DSO (5 May 1880 – 5 June 1963), was an English officer of Belgian and Irish descent. He fought in the Boer War, World War I, and World War II, was shot in the face, head, stomach, ankle, leg, hip and ear, survived a plane crash, tunneled out of a POW camp, and bit off his own fingers when a doctor wouldn't amputate them. He later said "frankly I had enjoyed the war."
Anna is probably a little to old for this. But I have young nieces. Nieces, damn it! (With a dad who's an engineer too). This admirable venture by GoldieBox to make toys for girls that go beyond the Princess Barbie Fluffy Pink Tiara Paradigm enjoys my full support.
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... allow me to introduce you Mister Patton Oswalt. A stand up comic, visualiser of Star Wars VII (all improvised and kinda brilliant, especially when he ties the Star Wars universe into the Marvel Avengers Universe just after three minute mark)...
and Facebook The Muscial.
Just in case you're not a footy fan.
Me? I'm recording a podcast tonight.
Just in case, you know, you're not a footy fan.
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What were you doing at the age of fourteen? Anything awesome? Probably not. I think I'd written a couple of chapters of a woeful Stephen King style horror novel. So fucking woeful I donated them to the State Library of New South Wales as an encouragement to any would-be writer who came after me.
"Holy crap. This guy was arse. If he can make a living off his keyboard..."
This kid, from Natick, Massachusetts, would probably bury da King if he turned his hand to writing. Luckily for me, he hasn't. He's a photogapher. A fourteen year old photographer, specialising in surreal self portraits.
Really, really worth checking out. Just check any incipient feelings of inadequacy before you hit the link.