Monday, October 03, 2011

Six of the Best 191

You can find pictures and videos of the occupation of Brooklyn Bridge on Mashable: "The movement began in July after anti-consumerist group Adbusters called for an occupation of Wall Street on Sept. 17. It quickly gained support from groups like Anonymous. Around 1,000 showed up for the first protest. Over the next two weeks, the protests gained steam and drew the attention of the mainstream media."

Slugger O'Toole reports on Ulster Unionist MLA Sam Gardiner, who appears to have been consulting a marked register before deciding whether to help his constituents.

Did The Scottish Government and Aberdeenshire Council give Donald Trump assurances about the siting of wind farms? Rob Edwards investigates.

Which album, compiled by Jack Nicholson, features Neil Young, Frank Zappa and Bela Lugosi? Andrew Hickey has the answer.

The Sussex landscapes that inspited the artists Eric Ravilious, Paul Nash and John Piper are explored by James Russell.

Go Litel Blog, Go... has a poem by Anna Akhmatova that fits the weather we have been enjoying for the past week:

The freak Autumn built a high vault in the sky,
the clouds were ordered not to darken the vault.
The people marvelled: September is passing
and where are the chill, damp days?

What is more, he illustrates it with a picture of a hot-air balloon passing over Little Bowden.

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