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Re: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff

Postby Vinegar Tom » Sat Jul 26, 2014 6:20 pm

More on the work of the bridge letter box prankster artist:

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"When a postbox mysteriously appeared on the side of a bridge last year it made international headlines and flummoxed spoon bender extraordinaire Uri Geller. But who is the prankster behind this and many other japes?

Bizarre art installations have been cropping up on roundabouts, bridges and rivers in south-east England.

A large, red Google Maps pin turned up at a busy roundabout and a park bench was found "floating" on the River Thames. And there was plenty scratching of heads this month when a new sign was added to the side of a bridge, warning boat drivers of the risks of skidding.

The man behind them prefers not to give his real name, but he is the artist known as Impro.

"It's just to make life a little more magical," he says. "A bit like finding Easter eggs in an Easter egg hunt. It's something that you don't expect to find."

It was a jape in September that brought Impro his biggest audience so far when he placed a a fake letterbox on a buttress of the Sonning Bridge in Berkshire a couple of feet above water level.
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Local resident Uri Geller was mystified. He said: "I have never seen anything like this anywhere in the world. It's a new one on me."

He even suggested a possible culprit - the "ghost of a mischievous little girl" who had been apparently seen walking on the bridge.

The Royal Mail were forced to respond, saying it was "certainly not an operational posting facility" and that they had "no knowledge of how it arrived"."

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Re: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff

Postby Doorstop » Sat Aug 02, 2014 8:29 pm

:D It's things like this that makes you realise that life is full of wee bits of light and laughter and, well, worth ploughing through really, isn't it?

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Re: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff

Postby Lucky Poet » Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:30 pm

Indeed.
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Re: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff

Postby pingu » Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:49 am

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Re: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff

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Re: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff

Postby banjo » Fri Aug 08, 2014 11:36 am

thank you edward.does it do homers?
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Re: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff

Postby Doorstop » Sat Aug 09, 2014 12:16 am

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Re: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff

Postby pingu » Fri Aug 15, 2014 12:04 pm

climb Everest from the comfort of your couch

http://everestavalanchetragedy.com/mt-e ... urney.html
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Re: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff

Postby Doorstop » Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:27 pm

For anyone whose heart beats faster at the thought of browsing/researching through loads of obscure historical or academical stuffs .. fill yer boots.

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Re: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff

Postby Lucky Poet » Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:59 am

'Things to do with a huge disused gasometer in Germany when you're bored' #15:
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Re: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff

Postby Doorstop » Mon Sep 01, 2014 5:03 pm

That is visually astonishing .. almost hypnotic.
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Re: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff

Postby HelenD » Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:39 pm

Uses astonishing amounts of data.
They boil them for 20 of their Earth minutes
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Re: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff

Postby Vinegar Tom » Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:47 pm

Not efficient, but rather good.
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Re: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff

Postby Lucky Poet » Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:11 pm

Be quick with this as it's only on iPlayer till this Sunday, but a nice wee programme about the building of the Forth Road Bridge, constructed around some very spiffy cine film shot by a lucky fella who was given privileged access on account of being interested in it all:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0 ... -the-forth
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