Higgs
Higgs
3 hours ago

The showgirl and the Viscount.
She challenges what he's said.
A single phrase is uttered
And deference is dead.

RIP Mandy Rice-Davies (1944-2014)

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/mandy-rice-davies-dead-party-girl-4842454
Higgs
Higgs
Dec 9

Though it's now many years since he died,
His work is known far and wide,
AND believe it OR NOT,
It's still used a lot,
Whenever computers decide.

A short tribute to George Boole, the father of "Boolean Logic", who died 150 years ago.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-30376235
Higgs
Higgs
Nov 22

Thank you for the shows you made,
When I was still a teen.
Your name promised excitement,
Whenever it appeared on screen.

But of all the classic characters,
That I'd like to thank you for,
I'd have to pick Wilma Deering,
And those costumes that she wore.

A short tribute to Glen A Larson, who died last week. He is responsible for many of the classic TV shows from my childhood, including Battlestar Galactica, Magnum PI, The Fall Guy and Knight Rider. However, the show that really sticks in my mind to this day is Buck Rogers In the 25th Century. I think this may have had something to do with the gorgeous Erin Gray and her rather tight fitting uniform...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs4lB0Azzck
Higgs
Higgs
Sep 20

Strangers from different places,
They wed in a tropical clime,
It may be a rocky marriage,
But it's lasted for quite some time.

Politics aside, the story of how Scotland and England came to be joined together is fascinating. It is believed that this geological "Act of Union" occurred about 425 million years ago, in the Southern Hemisphere.

http://www.sedgwickmuseum.org/wenlock/about/silurian_tectonics.html
Higgs
Higgs
Aug 20      Aug 21

He lays them on the table,
Works magic with his knife,
Gives those without a future,
A brand new lease of life.

I've just been watching a feature about the paper sculptor Justin Rowe. He makes beautiful works of art from old, unwanted books. Fascinating.

http://www.daysfalllikeleaves.com/
Higgs
Higgs
Aug 4

Lethal and abundant crop.
No sign that it will ever stop.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2497732/The-iron-harvest-Meet-soldiers-tasked-clearing-hundreds-tonnes-deadly-World-War-I-shells-mines-beneath-fields-Flanders.html
Higgs
Higgs
Aug 2

I know she's on the heavy side,
She's slow and grinds her teeth.
Some say she tends to undermine,
Makes trouble underneath.

But I think she's amazing,
The way she works all day,
Pushing ever forward,
Through gravel, chalk and clay.

At the heart of London's Crossrail Project are the eight Tunnel Boring Machines: Ada, Phyllis, Victoria, Elizabeth, Mary, Sophia, Jessica and Ellie.

http://www.crossrail.co.uk/construction/tunnelling/meet-our-giant-tunnelling-machines/
 
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