My house lies at the side of a curved shaped road. I usually take route A to get from the station to my house on foot but I thought that due to the width of the road and the long curve would it actually be shorter and therefore quicker to cross the road and take route B to my house. The only way I can find out for sure is to put it to rigorous scientific testing.
Aim: To see which of two routes is quicker to my house from the train station.
Method: I shall walk both routes counting the number of footsteps and timing the journey using the second hand on my wristwatch.
Results: My normal route A is 423 steps and took 4 minutes and 7 seconds to complete whereas route B took 391 steps and took 3 minutes and 48 seconds to complete.
Conclusion: The results of my experiment proved two things:
The talented Yazmyn has created another cartoon in her “Mini Magicians” series featuring us.
I’d say that is a fairly accurate portrayal of our daily existence.
Also on YouTube, electronifilm has made a quirky tutorial video that teaches you his wacky take on how to perform one of our tricks.
We are very excited to announce that Barry and Stuart will make their long awaited Edinburgh Fringe Festival dÃ©but this year with their ambitious new show ‘Part-Time Warlocks’.
They have purposefully chosen a special venue in the Underbelly and tickets will be very limited. Tickets go on sale from the 9th June are now available from the Underbelly Box Office.
The show will run from 31st July to 24th August 2008.
Personality deficient Scarlett Johansson has attempted to make a cover album which is released today. Taking it’s title from a song off the truly marvellous album Rain Dogs, “Anywhere I lay my Head” consists entirely of Tom Waits covers.
The fact that she can’t sing will only be the beginning of your frustration in listening to this album. Not content in sucking all soul and meaning form these great songs, Scarlett, whose vocals are so low in the mix it’s as if they’ve been recorded on a walkman, somehow manages to twist the melancholy, broken down and wandering-lost central theme of Waits’ career into a vacuous vanity project.
Here’s the video for Falling down, which contains some inspired imagery to go with the reworked classic such as Scarlett having her hair done, Scarlett having her make up done and Scarlett blowing some bubble gum on a bus…
Doing magic shows for television has meant that we sometimes get to perform our illusions for real celebrity guests (although, technically, sawing a woman in half is murder up until the point you put the halves back together again. )
Here is a list of the top 5 UK celebrities that, given the opportunity, we would love to ambush with our violent guerilla magic.
It’s the totally unqualified “Britain’s got Talent” judge Piers Morgan, or as ‘Private Eye’ magazine refer to him “Piers Moron”. For someone who claims to be an authority on talent and celebrity, he seems to be making his talent and reason for becoming a celebrity simply being unable to get along with people.
He is strapped down on a large red X. Read more
Anyone who remembers the film series “The Wishmaster” might remember that you really should be careful what you wish for because you will get it in the most gory and horrific way.
Stuart’s money might just make its way back into his pocket through an elaborate system of razor wires, hooks and other dodgy special effects.
This Sunday 11th May we are performing Part-Time Warlocks at the awesome Exeter Phoenix Arts Centre.
It’ll be an emotional, wonder filled evening. Bring a knife and your first born. Expect the unexpected… covered in blood.
It’ll be the best gig you’ll go to in your life. Here are some highlights from the Tom Waits press conference which details his route through the US and alludes to him touring Europe, from Spain to Dublin.
More updates on his website tomwaits.com
I find it fairly offensive whenever TV tries to muscle in on the great community that is the population of the internet. It fundamentally changes the power structure. The internet is a great leveller, where each of us has a voice. Whether or not we get listened to is another matter.
However, more offensive than television getting in on the 2.0 action, is the scrotum sweat advertisers ripping a testicle off the genuinely inventive internet populous. Have a look at the new TV advert for the “ fun, healthy way to get more vitamins” Berocca…
Clearly a total rip of the OKGO video, Here is Goes Again. Did they pay for it? And does that make it okay even if they did. Lets let the Demigod Bill Hicks have the final word…