Saturday, 25 February 2012

Adventures in Cereal Packets - Part 1 - The A-Team

Now I don't know what this came free with, the crow should give me a clue but it doesn't (it isn't Kia-Ora).
Anyway enjoy the first part of the strip, to build up a a real sense of tension with the story I will be publishing it a page at a time...

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

But is it Star Trek? Lame Poem Puzzle Filler 2

Now this one is slightly better than the previous.

At least the last two lines nearly scan....

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Grammar - The Common Noun

Now compare this earlier to the Proper Noun!
Nothing like using class to teach.

Friday, 17 February 2012

But is it God? Wipe your face on the hand of Jehovah!

I mean really! This beggars belief! Just what is the world coming to?

The Sistine chapel on a napkin?

Is this Canon? 

God on a napkin oh and Adam...

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

But is it Star Trek? Lame Poem Puzzle Filler

I think they rushed this.
Also Uhuru is Uhura even elsewhere in the Annual.

Sunday, 12 February 2012

But is it Darwin? Books for the Children 2

This is absolutely brilliant, I sometimes get lost in adaptation and all that but this is the dino's balls.

Saturday, 11 February 2012

But is it Darwin? Backwards Evolution with Dan Dare!

On some planets evoluation goes backwards...

Really fast...

Because of marsh gas....

Evolution badly explained by 80's non-canon Dan Dare...

Friday, 10 February 2012

But is it Darwin? Books for the Children 1

I understood it.

Goes through his life in some detail and then has fun explaining his theories.

Plus cartoons and quizzes

Thursday, 9 February 2012

But is it Darwin? Darwin and Kipling Together At Last!

The fantastic theatre company Tall Stories (The Gruffalo) brought to life some of Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories and Darwin's theories of evolution in "How the Giraffe Got His Neck".  They looked at myth and Kipling's explanations and then looked at the even more fun explanation of evolution. My son was able to explain the reason for the sizes of different finch beaks at the end.

With just a cast of two this is a fantastic piece of work and it successfully avoids any of Kipling's apalling explicit racism - yep be careful if you read Kipling aloud to your kids and you haven't read it for years... see here for example... I had to stop... this is too horrible even for words... just read it... This is taken from "How the Leopard got it's spots"

I feel a bit sick now...
Approach Kipling with caution!
Still he drew great pictures...

I digress - thankfully Tall Stories debunk Kipling in a fun way and entertain and educate at the same time.
Shame this isn't touring anymore but Tall Stories are still producing great work (currently Mr Benn).

Spinning Off During the War - Uniform Puzzle

I really really don't have a clue...

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

But is it Darwin? Darwin on a giant beetle

Drawn by Darwin's friend!

Go to it Charlie!

Definitely Canon, those beetles are extinct now...

Darwin ate them...

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

That Strange Beatles Cartoon 2: Island of Terror: Tomorrow Has No Idea

Check out this bizarre episode of "The Beatles" cartoon... thanks once again to Island of Terror for this...

Click below to watch the clip!

Island of Terror: Tomorrow Has No Idea: We've looked at psychedelic Beatles cartoons before, remember , and this one is for perhaps their most psychedelic song ever, the astonish...

But is it Darwin? A Song for Charles Darwin

This beautiful song explores Darwin's journies and how much his wife missed him...

There are a load of folk songs on the Darwin Song Project website from 2009, check them out!

Monday, 6 February 2012

But is it Darwin? Toys for the Young Evolutionist

Celebrate Darwin's Birthday with these lovely toys...

I want all of them,

Doctor Who and the Trail of Terror

I posted this last year when Elizabeth Sladen died.
It really is super.
Apart from Tom Baker no-one looks like anyone! That aint Sarah Jane and that ain't Harry.
Play it now!

Sunday, 5 February 2012

But is it Darwin? Darwin's Intergalactic Adventure

Created to Promote the Cheltenham Science Festival and Darwin's Bicentennial in 2009.
Click on the Picture to play the game!
I'd like to think this is Canon.
Although Darwin doesn't seem to eat or sketch his quarry after he shoots them.

Saturday, 4 February 2012

But is it Darwin? The Press 1

Was Darwin a monkey? Well no. Not this particular species.
Was he descended from a Primate? Yes.
And so was I.
And you.
And you.
Oh and you as well.
Do you want me to go on?