Favourite Purchases

2.0 out of 5 stars RuskyHeavy

I thought that this would be an excellent educational toy to teach my cat/squatter Richard about socialism. Perhaps then, I thought, he might share some of the ill gotten gains from his spree of night-time burglaries in the local area, instead of just spitting whenever he walks past me.

Needless to say it didn’t really work. Not only that but I could not help but be slightly disappointed by the absence of Mao Tse Tung and Ho Chi Minh. Altogether a very disappointing product.

4.0 out of 5 stars The perfect accompaniment, 1 Feb 2010

Ever since purchasing the Science Photo Library’s excellent ‘Box Canvas Print of Penis erectile tissue’ I have been looking for an adequate print for the opposite wall that would balance the room and give the correct sense of Je né sais quoi to my living space.

I searched in vain for months and was on the point of giving up when Science Photo Library announced the release of this hotly anticipated pelvic X-ray of a 65-year-old woman’s calcified fibroid. I knew then that my search was at an end.

Photographic Print of Tapeworms from The Science Photo Library

Price: £8.99
Availability: In stock

9 of 18 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars A constant source of inspiration,      02 Feb 2010

I wasn’t sure about this particular artwork when I first purchased it to accompany my other recent Media Storehouse acquisitions. Where would I put it I wondered? Next to the portrait of Adolph Hitler, or between Paul Ross and the SEM image of the Foot and Mouth Virus? I couldn’t decide, so until I could make a more firm decision I decided to place it in my study.

This has turned out to be a very fortuitous decision, as I have found the more I look at the print during the course of the day, the more I warm to the undeniably cute central figures. I couldn’t help but imbue them each with their own personality and have even gone so far as to attach names to each of them. The one in the foreground is Dexter (after my favourite actor – Dexter Fletcher) and his pals behind are Jordan, Peter, Horatio and Carlos Montoya Valasquez Enchilada III.

So inspired and intrigued have I become by the little fellows, that I am writing a script based on their adventures. It follows Dexter’s failed attempts to be accepted by the other worms in the intestine, until danger looms and Dexter is able, through various adventures (including venturing outside the intestine, where other worms claim nothing exists) to avert disaster in the form of anthelmintic medication imbibed by the host. I don’t want to give too much away but suffice to say that by the end of the story, Dexter has been made King of The Intestine as well has having grown to over 30 feet long. We will finish on a shot of the plucky little parasite in his crown, a beatific smile upon all his bothria and his proglottids bristling with pride.

I have even contacted Dexter Fletcher in the hope that he will voice the main character. Though I realise that this is a violation of the terms of the court order, I thought he would definitely want to hear about such an amazing opportunity. Definitely.

Photographic Print of Bruno Tonioli from MirrorPrintStore
Photographic Print of Bruno Tonioli from MirrorPrintStore

Price: £8.99
Availability: In stock

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars A real day brightener,      02 Feb 2010

After my recent spree of art buying, I decided that I needed to brighten up the one room still untouched by the fine art of Mirror Print Store, and couldn’t have chosen better than this masterpiece.

There is something about the little fellow, caught by the photographer while celebrating his first ever successful visit to an adult sized lavatory, that simply warms the heart.

Perhaps it is his (almost certainly exaggerated) gesture, seeming to indicate the passing of a superhuman sized stool, as well as his evident difficulty in walking as he leaves his bathroom.

Now, whenever I am straining over a particularly large or difficult to pass meadow muffin, I can look up and remind myself that at least I am probably not in as much discomfort as little Bruno, and be spurred on by his plucky, positive approach to the whole affair.

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Photographic Print of Bruno Tonioli from MirrorPrintStore
Photographic Print of Bruno Tonioli from MirrorPrintStore
Offered by Media Storehouse Ltd
Price: £8.99
Availability: In stock

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Photographic Print of Foot and mouth disease virus from Science Photo Library
Photographic Print of Foot and mouth disease virus from Science Photo Library

Price: £9.78
Availability: In stock

4.0 out of 5 stars Give It Time, It’s A Grower, 31 Jan 2010

I really wasn’t sure about this print when I first pinned it up in the cattle shed, but over time I have not only grown accustomed to it, but have come to love its biological simplicity. In fact, in recent ‘outbreaks’ of Foot and Mouth disease over the last few years I have been extremely vocal in my defence of the virus, unable to believe that something so elegantly conceived could be at the root of hundreds of livestock burnings around the country.

I think the other farmers have it wrong. They’re a simple, superstitious folk, who’ll jump to the first nonsensical conclusion without a thought for the persecution of this defenceless picornavirus. Fortunately I have the advantage of a more cosmopolitan upbringing, having only become involved in farming in the last year or so, and am able to make much more balanced judgements on such things.

A more likely explanation is that the livestock have been abducted by aliens for experiments and returned with strange allergic reactions to their extra-terrestrial experience, but you trying telling one of these farmers that.

2.0 out of 5 stars RuskyHeavy

I thought that this would be an excellent educational toy to teach my cat/squatter Richard about socialism. Perhaps then, I thought, he might share some of the ill gotten gains from his spree of night-time burglaries in the local area, instead of just spitting whenever he walks past me.

Needless to say it didn’t really work. Not only that but I could not help but be slightly disappointed by the absence of Mao Tse Tung and Ho Chi Minh. Altogether a very disappointing product.

4.0 out of 5 stars The perfect accompaniment, 1 Feb 2010

Ever since purchasing the Science Photo Library’s excellent ‘Box Canvas Print of Penis erectile tissue’ I have been looking for an adequate print for the opposite wall that would balance the room and give the correct sense of Je né sais quoi to my living space.

I searched in vain for months and was on the point of giving up when Science Photo Library announced the release of this hotly anticipated pelvic X-ray of a 65-year-old woman’s calcified fibroid. I knew then that my search was at an end.

Photographic Print of Tapeworms from The Science Photo Library

Price: £8.99
Availability: In stock

9 of 18 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars A constant source of inspiration,      02 Feb 2010

I wasn’t sure about this particular artwork when I first purchased it to accompany my other recent Media Storehouse acquisitions. Where would I put it I wondered? Next to the portrait of Adolph Hitler, or between Paul Ross and the SEM image of the Foot and Mouth Virus? I couldn’t decide, so until I could make a more firm decision I decided to place it in my study.

This has turned out to be a very fortuitous decision, as I have found the more I look at the print during the course of the day, the more I warm to the undeniably cute central figures. I couldn’t help but imbue them each with their own personality and have even gone so far as to attach names to each of them. The one in the foreground is Dexter (after my favourite actor – Dexter Fletcher) and his pals behind are Jordan, Peter, Horatio and Carlos Montoya Valasquez Enchilada III.

So inspired and intrigued have I become by the little fellows, that I am writing a script based on their adventures. It follows Dexter’s failed attempts to be accepted by the other worms in the intestine, until danger looms and Dexter is able, through various adventures (including venturing outside the intestine, where other worms claim nothing exists) to avert disaster in the form of anthelmintic medication imbibed by the host. I don’t want to give too much away but suffice to say that by the end of the story, Dexter has been made King of The Intestine as well has having grown to over 30 feet long. We will finish on a shot of the plucky little parasite in his crown, a beatific smile upon all his bothria and his proglottids bristling with pride.

I have even contacted Dexter Fletcher in the hope that he will voice the main character. Though I realise that this is a violation of the terms of the court order, I thought he would definitely want to hear about such an amazing opportunity. Definitely.

Photographic Print of Bruno Tonioli from MirrorPrintStore
Photographic Print of Bruno Tonioli from MirrorPrintStore

Price: £8.99
Availability: In stock

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars A real day brightener,      02 Feb 2010

After my recent spree of art buying, I decided that I needed to brighten up the one room still untouched by the fine art of Mirror Print Store, and couldn’t have chosen better than this masterpiece.

There is something about the little fellow, caught by the photographer while celebrating his first ever successful visit to an adult sized lavatory, that simply warms the heart.

Perhaps it is his (almost certainly exaggerated) gesture, seeming to indicate the passing of a superhuman sized stool, as well as his evident difficulty in walking as he leaves his bathroom.

Now, whenever I am straining over a particularly large or difficult to pass meadow muffin, I can look up and remind myself that at least I am probably not in as much discomfort as little Bruno, and be spurred on by his plucky, positive approach to the whole affair.

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Photographic Print of Bruno Tonioli from MirrorPrintStore
Photographic Print of Bruno Tonioli from MirrorPrintStore
Offered by Media Storehouse Ltd
Price: £8.99
Availability: In stock

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Photographic Print of Foot and mouth disease virus from Science Photo Library
Photographic Print of Foot and mouth disease virus from Science Photo Library

Price: £9.78
Availability: In stock

4.0 out of 5 stars Give It Time, It’s A Grower, 31 Jan 2010

I really wasn’t sure about this print when I first pinned it up in the cattle shed, but over time I have not only grown accustomed to it, but have come to love its biological simplicity. In fact, in recent ‘outbreaks’ of Foot and Mouth disease over the last few years I have been extremely vocal in my defence of the virus, unable to believe that something so elegantly conceived could be at the root of hundreds of livestock burnings around the country.

I think the other farmers have it wrong. They’re a simple, superstitious folk, who’ll jump to the first nonsensical conclusion without a thought for the persecution of this defenceless picornavirus. Fortunately I have the advantage of a more cosmopolitan upbringing, having only become involved in farming in the last year or so, and am able to make much more balanced judgements on such things.

A more likely explanation is that the livestock have been abducted by aliens for experiments and returned with strange allergic reactions to their extra-terrestrial experience, but you trying telling one of these farmers that.

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