‘Extract from 1973 HM Treasury document concerning post-nuclear-attack monetary policy’ includes this amazing snippet:
[Contingency] …(d) a total nuclear attack employing high power missiles which would destroy all but a small percentage of the UK population and almost all physical assets or civilised life. […] As for (d), the money policy would of course be absurdly unrealistic for the few surviving administrators and politicians as they struggled to organise food and shelter for the tiny bands of surviving able-bodied and the probably larger number of sick and dying. Most of the other departments contingency planning might also be irrelevant in such a situation. Within a fairly short time the survivors would evacuate the UK and try to find some sort of life in less-effected countries (southern Ireland?).Hey, at least they were considering these scenarios. (via Charlie Stross)
A very tasty-looking guac recipe, from h2g market veteran Lily Ramirez-Foran — her family’s traditional one. I like the addition of pomegranate seeds
LIVE – for the first time ever in Ireland, Claudio Simonetti (Goblin) & band will perform the classics of horror movie scores by seminal Italian progressive rock band Goblin, Simonetti himself and possibly one or two curve-balls ! Horror rock maestro Claudio Simonetti will fulfill fans’ dreams and nightmares as the band perform the notably eerie soundtracks from Suspriria, Tenebre, Dawn of the Dead, Creepers, Demons and more! This epic show will also feature an intense A/V screening element featuring the electric scenes from some of these revered classics of horror and giallo.