Monday, March 23, 2009

Compare & Contrast #2

This is one of the many Google Street View images censored since launch in London last week:

And this is my recreation from Saturday night:

That is all.

Google, if you are reading this, and I know that you are, I offer you the rights to this photo, and permission for you to paste it in place of the original. I realise it's shot at night, but I'm sure you can adjust the levels in Picasa.

Compare & Contrast #1

Hasn't Bryony's injury healed up marvelously in the past fortnight?

7th March

20th March

That is all.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Science Experiment #3

Whilst I've been in Germany there have been complaints about the distinct lack of Heidi Mace-related science experiments on DeDomenici Blog.

So without further ado:

What's Heavier: Mini DV Tapes, or Cheese?

More specifically, which is heaviest, 2x Sony Premium Mini DV tapes 5 packs, or 2x Costcutter Heritage Red Leicester cheese?

Front Elevation


Without holding the items, Miss Mace estimated that the cheese would be heavier than the tapes.

I then took the items to the second floor, where I weighed them using an electronic scale and noted the results.

Side Elevation


The Cheese was heavier.

But not by as much as one may think.

The combined weight of the cheese was 428 grams, whereas the mini dv tapes were 356g.

That makes the cheese just 72 grams heavier than the tapes.

There was a 4g discrepancy between the two packets of cheese, and, interestingly, a 2g difference in the tapes.

Discovering the source of this 2g variation is beyond the remit of today's experiment, but will be the topic of a future post.

Arial View


Costcutter Heritage Red Leicester Cheese has over 2x the density of Sony Premium Mini DV Tapes.

All that remains is for me to once again offer Miss Mace my congratulations on her excellent weight assessment skills.

Miss Mace: Front Elevation


Question: if there is a 4g discrepancy between the two packets of cheese, and a 2g difference in the two packets of tapes, and if the combined weight of the cheese is 428 grams, and the mini dv tapes 356g, what are the individual weights of each cheese and tape packet?

Answers below. There is no need to show your working.

(if you're reading this, then clearly you're not working)

The winner gets a prize.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Oh, It's David Jessel!

Who Is This Old Biffa?


I inadvertantly christened a dynamic new filmmaking movement this afternoon, whilst documenting my MEGAPIXEL performance in Berlin.

The combination of zero editing, low frame rate, the iPhone's wobbly rolling shutter, and the aftermarket 6x zoom lens creates an avant-garde aesthetic for the 21st century!

I christen it Wobblography; You wait, it'll be the new Dogme 95.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Scientific Experiment #2


In today's blind taste test, Miss Mace administered the test subject (lab rat DeDomenici) with three naturally flavoured sun dried raisins.

The test subject was asked to determine the flavour of each.


The test subject gave the following responses when asked to identify the raisin-based stimuli:

a) Lemon

b) Watermelon

c) Cherry

Whereas the correct flavours were as follows:

a) Lemon

b) Orange

c) Cherry


The test subject was able to correctly identify the flavour in 66.666% of cases.

The test subject identified 33.333% incorrectly.

This speaks equally highly of both the manufacturer of the raisins and the palate of the test subject.

Also, Miss Mace should be commended for formulating both a unique and vigourously conducted experiment.

Another Scientific Experiment will take place in due course.

Monday, March 09, 2009

In a blind taste test Miss Heidi Mace cannot tell the difference between Tesco Finest Swiss 72% Plain Chocolate and Tesco Standard Plain Chocolate.

Does this mean that:

a) Miss Heidi Mace is not as posh as she looks


b) Tesco is conning us.


c) both

More research is urgently needed.

Volunteers please contact DeDomenici Blog.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Quote of the Day

"I don't want to get up early in the morning and throw custard at Peter Mandelson but I don't have a choice because democracy has failed us."

Leila Deen

Thursday, March 05, 2009


Presenting Miss Heidi Mace, new box office/marketing assistant at Artsadmin:

Juxtaposed with Miss Joan Holloway, office manager at Sterling Cooper, the fictional 60's ad agency featured in the American drama Mad Men:

I can only hope that, unlike poor Miss Holloway, Miss Mace is not subjected to the same misogyny, passive smoking, alcoholism, homophobia, racism and adultery prevalent in the aforementioned tv show.

But I somehow doubt it.

Not while [DELETED BY MODERATOR] still works there, anyway.