Monthly Archives: March 2014

Murphy’s Irish Stout _ Anime Commercial Tv Spot

This is an old Tv Spot for Murphy’s Irish Stout. This commercial/advert was taped from channel 4, (England), around 1998/1999 on VHS PAL…. Sorry for the quality loss in the transfer, was best I could do with the old tape.

according to the imdb this was made by Mamoru Oshii, maker of the Patlabor and Ghost in the Shell movies, allegedly(Imdb often wrong!). This was known as the Murphy’s Irish Stout “Last Orders” spot or the Samurai and beer spot!

Made by Production I.G.
their info listing is as follows:

Air Date: October 1997
Format: 1 x 60″
Agency: Nexus Productions (more…)

Archaeological dig reveals life and death in 14th century London

When the disease known as the Black Death or the Great Pestilence arrived in London in the mid- 1300s, it wiped out more than half of the population. As a result of excavation for a high speed rail project, archaeologists have recently discovered a mass grave of people that died of the plague. Using modern forensic techniques, they’re able to learn more about what life was really like in the Middle Ages:

“• Many of the skeletons appear to suffer signs of malnutrition and 16% had rickets.
• There is a high rate of back damage and strain indicating heavy manual labour.
• The later skeletons from the 1400s had a high rate of upper body injury consistent with being involved in violent altercations.
• 40% grew up outside London, possibly as far north as Scotland – showing that 14th Century London attracted people from across Britain just as it does today.”

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Read more on the BBC: Black Death Skeletons Unearthed by Crossrail Project
Image from Den of Geek

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Black Death Was Not Spread by Rat Fleas – Evidence from skulls in London shows plague had to have been airborne to spread so fast & kill so quickly, making it a pneumonic plague rather than a bubonic one. via /r/worldnews


Black Death Was Not Spread by Rat Fleas – Evidence from skulls in London shows plague had to have been airborne to spread so fast & kill so quickly, making it a pneumonic plague rather than a bubonic one.
http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/mar/29/black-death-not-spread-rat-fleas-london-plague

Submitted March 30, 2014 at 06:32AM by anutensil
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TIL: The CIA secretly pumped funds into abstract-expressionists, such as Jackson Pollack & Mark Rothko, in an attempt to make popular American freedom and expression art in contrast to rigid Soviet art via /r/todayilearned


TIL: The CIA secretly pumped funds into abstract-expressionists, such as Jackson Pollack & Mark Rothko, in an attempt to make popular American freedom and expression art in contrast to rigid Soviet art
http://joannemcneil.com/index.php?/talks-and-such/cctv-art-and-activism/

Submitted March 29, 2014 at 10:55PM by zupzinfandel
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