The Local News: no Indy, no Ackroyd

November 24, 2008

Bar jobs have the unfortunate effect of entirely rewiring your calendar. It’s like working a 9-5, but one that starts at 6pm with weekends running Tuesday-Wednesday. Essentially, my internal clock is running roughly on Pacific Standard. In the middle of next week.

This is relevant because it means I miss a bunch of interesting things if they happen over what the rest of civilisation calls the weekend, such as a mysterious and possibly ancient artifact going on display just up the road from my flat.

For one day.

The object in question is one of the fabled crystal skulls, the handiwork of either an ancient South American civilisation or skilled forgers in the 1950s and the inspiration for both the most recent Indiana Jones movie and a new, frankly insane vodka fronted by famed Ghostbuster Dan Ackroyd.

Yes, YouTube time:

In other news, a City Councillor has proposed to ease congestion in the City Centre by introducing a pedestrian ‘fast-lane’ on Princes Street, despite research that suggests a similar effect could be achieved by introducing capital punishment for buskers, mimes and charity muggers*.

Elsewhere, controversy reigns as the local press proclaims Edinburgh to be the UK’s greenest city – behind only five other cities, according to Treehugger.

Finally, coming soon to ednbrg, the return of posts about cocktails. Crazy, I know.

* There’s a decent chance that this is a lie.

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