NWR Silly little things that delight you

I love the Barbican - and the sheer willpower it took to build it at the time. Visionary at a time when that part of London was a bomb site. One can discuss and debate the relative merits of these kinds of places - they certainly bring about a certain Hauntology - but when I was a student I lived in Sheffield near the Park Hill Estate. I thought it was horrible, but got speaking to a woman who had lived there and she described how it was the first time she had running water and an indoor toilet.
 
I love the Barbican - and the sheer willpower it took to build it at the time. Visionary at a time when that part of London was a bomb site. One can discuss and debate the relative merits of these kinds of places - they certainly bring about a certain Hauntology - but when I was a student I lived in Sheffield near the Park Hill Estate. I thought it was horrible, but got speaking to a woman who had lived there and she described how it was the first time she had running water and an indoor toilet.
Would have been better off keeping it as a bomb site.
 
You may have thought iPhone tracking was invented to keep tabs on your kids. In fact, when you reach a certain age, you understand that it’s a tool used by kids with young children when on holiday in order to hunt down the grandparents so they can dump the little ones with you and head off for an unencumbered drink or three.
Maybe this is the real reason oldies have "burners" instead of iPhones.
 
A council has been shamed into doing something about potholes via a creative means.

Someone has gone around drawing penises around the holes, to highlight that they were still there and in need of attention.

Apparently, it’s an effective way to sort things out as they were fixed within days – despite being a problem for a year before that.
The guy doing this goes by the name of Wanksy I believe!
 
The little book exchange boxes found in parks and other public spaces.

I dropped off 20 or so French books we 'inherited' recently today and noticed an English language reference book on Wine Marketing from the early 2000s.
 
This Zappa-esque secular chorale comes from noted flugelhorn man Chuck Mangione’s 1968 concept LP The National Gallery Performing Musical Interpretations of the Paintings of Paul Klee.

I can’t provide a starker health warning than that.

 
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