Les Fils de Shamgar

Swinging the Ox Goad in Birmingham, Southgate, Chessington, Sevenoaks, Boston and Brighton.

Monday, January 30, 2006

Most popular blooger

Anyone looked at the profile views recently? Why am I unduly popular? The Frog.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

More on the joys of Mac

Unpainted. I want to know what is good about it from a newbie pov. Don't hold back. I want to taste it fresh again. Give it.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Bolt City

This is an inspiration to me. Here is the process.

Monday, January 23, 2006

Dawkins part 3

Thanks for the comments. I got a good window this evening to get it done in neat. I submit for your thoughts. I went for two scriptures that I felt gave a balance for the two audiences I seem to have attracted more recently - non-christian and christian. Lazers.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Dawkins part 2

I did this as a draft for next months EN. You might not be able to read it all...


I had the hiccups. I got up at 3am and started watching some telly and realised that I'd missed a bit of a repeat of the Dawkins program that has been shown just recently. Interestingly I have had three members staff write/text/speak to me about this program ('The Root of All Evil' 3 part rip-down of religion) - all of which have an interest in doing the same. I feel great animosity towards Dawkins and will probably devote me next cartoon to this program because it is so unfairly biased. I found a couple of good articles linked to CIS website. Here and here.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

You gotta see this one... or get a friend to tape it.

BBC4 (yeah I know, freeview lalala...) at 9.10pm tonight. Here is a review of it - and for those like toon who mock anything with foreign subtitles, maybe read the review first before dipping in. I have been waiting to see this for a long time. What a gift!

Birmingham's Victoria Square

Saw this in Brummie Land and thought the juxtapostion of old and new was interesting. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Offenders banned from schools.

So then, I don't know if you boys noticed, but the Ruth Kelly-related fuss this week involved our own school in the murky world of dodgy groomers. Okay, so they spelt it wrong, but our Head had to draft a very tough letter that attempted to vindicate us from a tricky situation. Simply put, the person got through the safety nets and yet we are being held to account over s sytematic failure. Someone somewhere didn't do the right thing with making references clear and thus this chap ended up bringing us into disrepute. Any reflections on this issue? It is perhaps one of the thorniest of modern issues - as volatile as they get and hugely dangerous to all connected. I heard some story of how a person firebombed a paediatrician because they didn't know any better.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Google Earth: is there anything they can't do?

Okay then, Google Earth was released for the Mac operating system a few days ago and I just downloaded it. Yeah, you probably need broadband and yeah you probably need a superior machine (ie a mac) to run it but man... it is a new stage in interactive development! Check these screengrabs: The Grand Canyon Tour, 3D buildings and the ability to zoom in on Manhattan, and lastly an impoverished view of Brighton...


I am sure this is an old one, but did you see Doctor Who at Christmas (I saw it a few days later on BBC3)? Did you see this image in the next series trailer?

Sunday, January 15, 2006


This is a shot taken by Mrs King of her brother this Christmas. Thankfully the wind didn't change.

Piper Challenge

From our leaders weekend we were challenged from Psalm 27 to think about our single minded desire for Christ, "One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple." Piper (I think) challenges us with imagining Heaven, but without Christ, and whether that alone would be enough for us.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Latest PBF cartoon

Lumberjack. True to it's usual sick form.

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Drawing blobs to search through millions of photos...

I am sure that you've heard of flickr. If not, it's one of the new-ish methods of blogging with pictures. Apparently there are a LOT of subscribers - meaning a ton of images to get through. This site is an experiment in searching through the flickr library using an unusual input method. Have a go - it is a quick and refreshing experience.

Friday, January 06, 2006

You've been framed

Option B

Can't beat west country air for a healthy start to life

Boys, during my trip to the fambos over the break I picked up a couple of old scanned photos from my old man (not sure what that makes his name - Really Old King?). Anyway, I thought I'd update my blog identity with one of them and therefore look to you to cast your vote shall it be Option A above or option B soon to follow?

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Dick Lucas

While I was downloading a sermon earlier I decided to grab an image of him on the google images thingie. I discovered this unusual bit of info. PS Thanks Toon for freeing me from my exile.

Monday, January 02, 2006

Unpainted found by the Star

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The Bones of Whitfield lie here in Newburyport

Took this last week visiting the church where Rev. George preached his last sermon. He died that same night. His bones lay beneath the pulpit for some time, but are now in the basement.  Posted by Picasa

New Hampshire

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