Posts tagged ‘Tom Bell’

July 3, 2012

His stars were in alignment

by 3arn0wl

Tom Bell happened to pick up an errant stick in Poppleton Park and was immediately enslaved. The Devine-ing Rod didn’t lead him towards the flowing waters of the Burbling though,  but on the path to Poppleton’s boutiques.

Meanwhile Gloria Moore née Devine was scouting for a Summer wardrobe, and had picked out a number of possibles from the racks.  As she went to try them on,  she must’ve taken a wrong turning,  since she somehow ended up in the shop window.  Not realising her error however,  she started to disrobe.

Indeed it’s such serendipity that meant our keen astronomer got an excellent sighting of the Glorious full moon.

June 28, 2012

Perfect Numbers

by 3arn0wl

Garry Baldie used the digits he always used – and won a Godiva on the scratch cards;

Emily & Alistair (and Yan) have invited ᗡႱ & JD and Joe round for a meal. They reckon they’ve got the balance about right.

Antonín Biskup likes 1.61:1. He uses the proportions wherever he can;

Tom Bell gets excited by what he considers to be a perfect number – 362436;

And Justin thinks it’s the perfect date to go on a first date with Oli.

June 23, 2012

Scrum-P with Rosie

by 3arn0wl

Rub a dub dub
She sat in the pub
Enjoying Lord Rupert’s Rosé!
Tom Bell grabbed a cider,
Sidled up beside her
And frightened poor Rosie away.

June 6, 2012

π in the sky

by 3arn0wl

Tom Bell had been doing some number crunching and had worked out that his goddess Venus was going to be in the Sun.

He made himself a pinhole camera, and got hold of the paper to project the image onto.

Now all he needs is a clear sky, a good view, and five minutes to himself.

February 28, 2012

Going off grid

by 3arn0wl

Following the water turbines coming on-stream, and the regeneration of the anaerobic digester, Poppleton & its locality is now generating most of its own electricity.

In an open meeting, the Town Council expressed the intention of furthering this aim, by turning the street lights off between midnight and 5a.m..

Inspector Force was obviously concerned that under the blanket of a complete blackout, there could be an increase in nefarious activities.  He suggested the use of motion sensors to activate lights in some areas.

However,  keen astronomer and local resident,  Tom Bell,  spoke animatedly about the benefits of being able to appreciate the heavens more easily without the light pollution.

The council decided to trial the idea for a fortnight, to see what happens.

February 9, 2012

What the Dickens?

by 3arn0wl

To mark the 200th, Shelly Wordsworth invited local author, Wendy Merryweather, to do two performances at the library on Tuesday.

And in a most entertaining distraction, the celebrity performed readings of her work – largely from memory. As she read aloud she assumed the various roles, imitating the accents and the physical appearance of her characters.

Her audiences were enraptured, and noted that the two-hour recital passed in the blink of an eye.

“I’ve rarely ‘ad an evenin’ of such fun,” said Tom Bell.

And everyone agreed!

January 9, 2012

Coffee with (s)cream, please

by 3arn0wl

Well.  It’d frightened her half to death,  she didn’t mind admitting it.

Gaia Daley had finally given in, and bought an electric coffee bean grinder for the bakery – so much easier than grinding the beans manually every time Ellie Wan wanted a skinny latte.

Paul Bearer had been in as usual for his Daley croissant and Grande Americano, and as she was grinding, it appeared. The Symbol. On her floured board. Of course she screamed, assuming it was a message from The Other Side. Paul Bearer had seen that icon before, just couldn’t remember where.

Thinking that there must be a logical explanation, he phoned Tom Bell. He’d seen this pattern before too – in two places actually. He came over with a tone generator,  a speaker,  a board and some sand and,  just like the Year 9s had done at the end of last term,  selected different frequencies to form a series of shapes.

Then he took them both over to St. Nick’s, and showed them the carvings in the quire: they were exactly the same!  They found Hezekiah Pratt there, busily …… …..! 😉