Archive for January 1, 2010

Louis Balfour Presents…

Posted in Jazz with tags , on January 1, 2010 by telescoper

As you probably noticed, I’m studiously avoiding posting anything serious until the holidays are over so as to avoid spoiling anyone’s New Year with even more bad news. I’ll get back to the doom and gloom shortly, of course. However, in the meantime, here’s a clip of the man who taught me everything I know about Jazz, the great Louis Balfour. I didn’t manage to acquire his dress sense or hairstyle though.

Now, does anyone know how to buy a subscription to Wrong Note magazine?

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Astronomy Look-alikes, No. 7

Posted in Astronomy Lookalikes with tags , , on January 1, 2010 by telescoper

Setting aside the obvious tonsorial issues, I always felt that Andy Lawrence, the e-astronomer, bears more than a passing resemblance to Welsh comedian Griff Rhys Jones. Talks a bit like him too…

Famous Comedian

Famous Astronomer

Astronomy Look-alikes, No. 6

Posted in Astronomy Lookalikes with tags , , , , , on January 1, 2010 by telescoper

Staying close to home in Cardiff, I should point out for those who were previously unaware, that our very own Matt Griffin had another career before becoming Principal Investigator for the SPIRE instrument on Herschel. His most famous acting role was as the seedy landlord, Rigsby, in the 1970s situation comedy Rising Damp.

Professor Matt Griffin

Rigsby

Astronomy Look-alikes, No. 5

Posted in Astronomy Lookalikes with tags , , on January 1, 2010 by telescoper

Well, first things first: Happy New Year!

It will be back to work soon but in the meantime I’ll continue where I left off yesterday with these look-alikes. I’ve been pressured into doing this one (although I can’t really see it myself). Does anyone really think Steve Eales looks like Nicholas Cage?

Steve Eales

Nicholas Cage