Salutes and Laments: 2001-present
Odditorium - 22-8-2005
30 September 1955: James Dean, the 'original' teen-rebel/screen legend died in a car crash
Disaster, concussion and gutter phenomenon
Odditorium - 15-8-2005
“If I could pick just one person to work with it would be Prince. He’s a genius in stiletto boots,” Christina Aguilera’s named her idol for a collaboration on the next album.
Nil wax miscellany
Odditorium - 11-8-2005
Google vs. Yahoo: who’s bigger, who’s better?
On the day
Odditorium - 20-7-2005
20 July 2005 - James Doohan, 'Scotty' [Montgomery Scott of 'Star Trek'], born on 03 March 1920, passes away on the day Apollo 11 landed on the Moon [36 years earlier].
Late charges
Odditorium - 3-2-2005
Hype can get your taste unjustifiably Fuct.
Quotes & thoughts
Odditorium - 24-12-2004
Monko-trivia for post-turkey blues
Lab-tested pop
Odditorium - 15-11-2004
If half-a-human plus half-an-ATM equals a shopper, who are the downloaders?
Digicaine for taste
Odditorium - 24-8-2004
In the junk culture - everyone’s a junkie.
Aut disce aut discede
Odditorium - 14-8-2004
Ten unCool things and...
Forever-changing status quo
Odditorium - 9-4-2003
Random leftovers
Star writes
Odditorium - 31-8-2002
Few thoughts on the subject of the great time we live in
Eyeful of ‘Elegies’
Machine Head
Transcontinental experiMetal
The Mission regained
The Mission
In songs' honour
Mick Harvey
Full cyber jacket
Fear Factory
On The Outside
The All-Star Sessions
'The Best Of British £1 Notes' & 'XXY - XX Years 1985 - 2005'
John Lydon & The Young Gods
You Could Have It So Much Better
Franz Ferdinand
One Nation Underground
Ill Nino
Brixton Academy, London
Richard Hawley
The Scala, London
Æon Spoke
Kabbalah Centre, London
Hyde Park, London
Twickenham Stadium, Middlesex
Outta this life...

Britain in 2205 could be ‘The Drowned World’... If global warming triggers a rise in sea levels, the future for the UK isles ain’t great. The computer-generated images show how Britain could look in 200 years if nothing is done to address carbon-dioxide emissions.

This “doomsday” scenario would see sea levels rise 84 metres.

Most of England would be under water, with only the mountains of Wales and Scotland, the South-West uplands and the spine of England surviving. It’s also been predicted that London will be affected by a seven-metre rise in sea levels caused by melting polar ice - the more likely scenario than international experts expect to see if steps are taken to reduce global warming.

Under these predictions, the tidal Thames would burst its banks, rendering much of central London uninhabitable. Southwark, Lewisham, Greenwich, Tower Hamlets, Bexley and Barking & Dagenham would all be entirely under water. Large areas of south Essex and North Kent would also be lost, along with landmarks such as Big Ben, Parliament and the Tower.

Pretty much all that could be left of Central London would be the City, as it’s built on a hill.

Our pride that is the Thames Barrier, for instance, will not save us even if strengthened because the rise of water would simply overwhelm it. The experts claim - the only realistic scenario would be to abandon large parts of London.

[For a version of a submerged future, find J.G. Ballard’s debut novel ‘The Drowned World’, originally published in 1962.]

Igor Mrtvak