Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Train timetables

A useful and interesting service from Finland's Ratahalintokeskus (RHK)...the ability to generate graphical timetables for any stretch of track and date in Finland (regular traffic only):

Säännöllisen liikenteen aikataulujen haku (Regular Traffic Timetable Search)

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Trains v People

In the "war between people and trains", trains inevitably win....occasionally even ghost trains win...especially when they turn out to be real trains.

Not sure if this guy qualifies for a Darwin Award, but....

Amateur NC ghost hunter looking for 'ghost train' hit and killed by real train

By Jeff Rivenbark - email

STATESVILLE, NC (WBTV) - A man who was with about a dozen people who were looking for a legendary "ghost train" in Iredell County was hit by a locomotive and killed early Friday morning.

Saturday, 28 August 2010

If only....

Noam Chomsky to become new X-Factor judge

 Professor of linguistics and political campaigner Noam Chomsky has been confirmed as the new judge on TV talent show The X Factor. ‘Cheryl Cole was still recovering from malaria and we needed someone who could fill the intellectual void,’ said programme creator Simon Cowell, ‘Professor Chomsky is perfect and the audience just loves him.’

 ....now go read the rest of it on Newsbiscuit.


Monday, 23 August 2010

Warning: Journalism

This is a great idea: Journalism Warning Labels

I particularly like this one....

and here's the full set to print out: Warning Labels

Can't wait for the next installment about Sipoo written by that most esteemed bastion of fiction Helsingin Sanomat...did I tell you the one about a metro line to some fields...?

Tuesday, 10 August 2010


Probably the coolest bass player in the World!   :-)

Satans Rørmokarë

available for weddings, funerals, christenings and bar-mitzvahs....'

(apologies for the shameless self publisiation!)