Dispatch from the Razor's Edge, the Blog of Michael Stephen Fuchs
2009.05.05 : Not Friday Fun Break
"Getting and spending we lay waste our powers."

If you're just dragging yourself back from the May bank holiday – or if, perhaps, you're celebrating Cinco de Mayo – you may need these.

This is 200 people performing a number from The Sound of Music in Antwerp Station. (You've probably seen things like this before; but this one is weirdly heartwarming.)

This is Jeremy Clarkson blowing up larger and larger vehicles, launched off a cliff, with larger and larger, and ultimately absurdly large, weapons. (Heartwearming only and especially for the weird.)

This is an XKCD that can actually make you cry – two seconds after making you smirk – thus proving the man can do anything. (If you haven't, you should probably go read all the XKCDs right now.)

Finally, here's a little celebration of spring, courtesy of Jonathan Coulton. Do not play this song if you are offended by Anglo-Saxon references to the sexual act – this means you, Mom: leave now – or by folk music. Horrifyingly catchy.

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Fuchs is the author of the novels The Manuscript and Pandora's Sisters, both published worldwide by Macmillan in hardback, paperback and all e-book formats (and in translation); the D-Boys series of high-tech, high-concept, spec-ops military adventure novels – D-Boys, Counter-Assault, and Close Quarters Battle (coming in 2016); and is co-author, with Glynn James, of the bestselling Arisen series of special-operations military ZA novels. The second nicest thing anyone has ever said about his work was: "Fuchs seems to operate on the narrative principle of 'when in doubt put in a firefight'." (Kirkus Reviews, more here.)

Fuchs was born in New York; schooled in Virginia (UVa); and later emigrated to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he lived through the dot-com boom. Subsequently he decamped for an extended period of tramping before finally rocking up in London, where he now makes his home. He does a lot of travel blogging, most recently of some very  long  walks around the British Isles. He's been writing and developing for the web since 1994 and shows no particularly hopeful signs of stopping.

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