Archives: March 15, 2020

The People vs O J Simpson Serial on Netflix – Superb

The Accused

O J Simpson made his mark with athletics while playing running back for the University of Southern California, winning the Heisman Trophy in 1968. O.J. — also known as “Juice” — was signed by the Buffalo Bills, where he played for nine years before being sold to the San Francisco 49ers. After retiring from the NFL in 1979, he also made a success with small acting roles and celebrity friends. In 1994, it was reported that he attended Donald Trump’s wedding to Marla Maples.

The Victims

Nicole Brown Simpson and O.J., who were 12 years apart, met in 1977 and married in 1985. The years they were married were splattered with domestic violence accusations and spousal abuse claims from Brown Simpson against him.

Nicole and Ronald Goldman—a waiter at a nearby restaurant, who was reportedly bringing her a pair of glasses she’d left —were found dead on June 12, 1994.

A great series that delves deep into the trial and the lengths the defence and prosecution go to in order to find him not guilty or guilty.


Feelyvision Could be On Its Way To Your Home TV Soon

Feelyvision may be the next stage in television’s  evolution? British scientists are now developing technology that will allow viewers to taste, smell and touch the sensations being played out on our screen.

Researchers at the University of Sussex are exploring ways which will let viewers sense raindrops on them or wind blowing across their face, using ultrasound beams and air flows to heighten the sensory impact of scenes they are watching on their box.

This tactile TV will help TV companies create programmes that capture the audience’s full gaze and immerse them in a multisensory world, according to Dr Marianna Obrist, Reader in Interaction Design at Sussex, whose Computer Human Interaction lab is leading the research.

The team is working with Ultrahaptics, a Bristol start-up company who has developed technology that uses ultrasound to enable users to receive tactile feedback projected on to their uncovered hands, without needing to wear specialised gloves.

The technology uses ultrasound to send sensations through the air directly onto the TV watcher pinpointing areas of the hand that would best be stimulated to evoke different emotions.


beatles auction

Beatles autographs signed in a Cardiff police van up for auction

A  set of  special autographs by The Beatles with an unusual Cardiff story are up for auction.

The Beatles fan club card signed by all of the band, is to go under the auction at Rogers Jones auction house in Cardiff on March 27.

The autographs were handed out in the most unusual of places ie. in the back of a Black Maria police van after their show at The Capitol Theatre in 1965.

The performance, on December 12, is renowned as the last tour date the band would ever play in the UK.

The autographs belonged to Cardiff policeman Frank Wilson who was part of the team transporting the band to their performance in Cardiff.

When bands like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones came to play in the city, security was so tight they couldn’t drive into the city for the gig.

Instead, the bands went to the police station to be driven in a secure Black Maria, to avoid being mobbed. They were also ferried away from the shows in the van to avoid fans.

Former Cardiff police officer John Wakes recalled in an interview with the South Wales Echo, on May 9, 2016 that one police colleague told him that when The Beatles came to town, John Lennon was so exhausted he didn’t know where he was.

It was December 1965 and Lennon got in the back of the Black Maria and said ‘where are the kilts?’,”. “The police told him ‘you’re in Wales.

An officer got into the vehicle with The Beatles and their crew who asked him for cigarettes. He handed them out until there wasn’t one for him.

Now, the wife of Frank Wilson, who died in 2000, aged 62, is putting the autographs up for auction.

“We’ve had the autographs in the family for about 55 years now,” said Val Wilson, 82. They’ve been kept in pristine condition in an envelope”.

I remember him telling me that when they got into the van after the show they were all sweaty and smelly. The van drove up to the stage and bundled them in and they were off.

Global Autographs say to bidders “buyer beware as the Beatles roadies signed numerous autographs on the Beatles behalf, was this item pulled out of somebody’s pocket or bag or was it individually signed in the back of the van”