The fundamental starting point is, yes, we’ve bought the wrong satellites.
— Dr Bleddyn Bowen, a space policy expert at the University of Leicester, on the UK government’s GPS strategy.
I was going to add a Chris Grayling joke. To be fair, though, he wasn’t actually involved in this latest bit of government incompetence.
But how do they get here, and who’s responsible for shipping them back to their country of origin?
Thanks to The Brussels Times for today’s headline of the day.
This amused me.
A pair of filmmakers filmed a 29 minute horror movie on Zoom (and let’s be honest — all Zoom interactions are horror stories), then rented a cinema, bought every seat and then screened the film for just the two of them.
With the Coronavirus pandemic in full swing, nothing else was being screened so this zero-budget film topped the US box office.
The film is called Unsubscribe and can be rented on Vimeo.
WordPress informs me that today is my forty-second day of continuous posting. Yes, I really have managed to spout some sort of drivel every single day for forty-two days (including today).
As everyone should know, Forty-Two is the answer to Life, The Universe and Everything. This is doubly appropriate for me because, not only am I full of answers, but I also have no idea what any of the questions are.
There are many ways of celebrating an entirely arbitrary achievement such as this, but I intend to go find an olive so that I can finally mix myself a Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster.
Today’s headline of the day comes from The Brussels Times, and you should all be very grateful that I didn’t look for a feature image for this post.
Thanks to The Guardian for today’s headline of the day.
Funk Turkey is a pseudonym and stage name of Arkansas parody/comedy musician and producer Kirt Connor who wrote a bot.
By sucking up all of the lyrics from actual AC/DC songs and using a Markov Chain to semi-randomly generate a “new” song based on the band’s existing lyrics.
And then he recorded it.
Thanks to Politico for today’s headline of the day.