Happy Christmas to one and all - may you have a peaceful and family-feud-free festive season. See you on the other side (a couple of postings notwithstanding - there may be some pictures from Starchild that make the cut).
One of the most bizarre comments I've read on the Sandy Hook shootings was from a pro-gun, micro-appendaged guy on a weblog where he seriously suggested that in order to stop future killings of this sort, there should be primary school teachers who were armed and trained to use weapons at every primary school. One shouldn't laugh at such a time, perhaps, but honestly, I couldn't help it - the man (I'm assuming, 100% without a qualm, that it was a man) was totally without irony. Armed primary school teachers? Yep, that's the way to go. See that lollipop man? Under his white coat he has an Uzi. And he's not afraid to use it.
I'm off to get some shots I think. I've had a gym induction this morning (30 minutes before nausea set in - I think the inductor was a little surprised how unfit a human could be and still function in society - but I shall be going back), done a heap of photography-related stuff and have a little to finish before picking up a camera and setting off to get some shots of the century ;-) inspired by Gueorgui Pinkhassov: if one wasn't inspired one would have to give up the photography altogether I think, such is this guy's talent.
UPDATE: Ran out of time before it got dark (which seemed to be about 2.30... sigh) - ah well, there's always... erm, the weekend? Oh well, ONWARDS!