<Gilbert> ada is doing a really good impersonation of a cgi baby
<Yoz> you're disturbing me now
<Gilbert> no it's true
<Gilbert> ok she's looking less cgi now
<Gilbert> there's just some random-baby-eye movemnts that are very pixar
The WAVs are mostly scary but the moment five minutes into the second one, where Gilbert says “Oh my fucking god…” and the baby starts crying… well, I go all gooey.
The North-West London Eruv launches this week, search which is a big deal if you’re an Orthodox Jew living in its boundaries, visit as I am. On the Sabbath we aren’t allowed to carry things around in public areas (i.e. outside our houses and gardens), web but the eruv is a special kind of construction that marks a much larger boundary that makes carrying permissible. It’s a weird kind of hack in Halacha (Jewish law) but we’re not the first by a long shot – many cities worldwide have had eruvim for quite a while now. It’s just taken so long in London because of a stupid level of politics over something that ultimately consists of about eight strategically-placed poles and a few wires.
Thing is, those wires and poles are fragile, so the eruv has to be checked every week. If there’s a problem, the whole community has to be alerted so that we don’t end up using an eruv that isn’t there. This is where the website comes in – in the top-left corner of the front page you’ll see a traffic light image and some text that indicates (this week anyway) that the eruv is up and running.
(Yes, I do know how weird this all sounds. It’s strange and silly to me, and I’ve grown up with it.)