One effect of the current situation is that a great many things are being repurposed. Here’s GAIL’s (I don’t know why it is capitalised) setting aside the cafe side of their business and going all out on baking bread.
Mitchell & Webb have a few prescient sketches, and these are currently the most disturbing.
Let’s start with After The Event.
And then chow down on a protein fudge as you enjoy Remain Indoors.
Don’t touch the walls.
Everything seems to be shutting down in slow-motion. At the same time it’s all happening in a disturbingly fast way.
Tonight there was an ambulance at my neighbours house, across the street. It’s a lovely five story building that I can see while working, and that I’ve often looked at longingly. This time I looked as the owner, masked, was taken away on a stretcher by a team of paramedics, also masked. The man was coughing and wheezing, and his family, all masked, looked on too. Fortunately it was dark so the details were hidden.
Ten minutes later a supermarket delivery truck was in the same spot, delivering to another family lucky enough to have secured a delivery slot.
I don’t know who they are but I wish my neighbours well. I hope they get the time they need.
This new Stålenhag based trailer looks great and it will be interesting to see what TV story they can wrap around the book.
Another positive is that it gives me an excuse to feature one more of the book’s images.
I’ve been a big Half-Life fan since it came out in 1998. It’s one of the few games from that period I still remember playing and, at the time, I was very excited to use my shiny new nVidia TNT2 card to get half-decent 3D graphics.
This release date announcement of the upcoming Half-Life VR game makes me very happy.