Stephen Tall’s post about Tony and Dave, with that wonderful Time Trumpet clip, reminds me of a morphing experiment that’s been sitting on my hard disk for a while…

Blair and Cameron morphing into each other

The effect is, to put it mildly, rather disconcerting.

If you’d like to have a go at doing a similar morph yourself, check out Debugmode’s Winmorph, another one of their excellent pieces of freeware.

Have your say on health…

The new consultation site for Liberal Democrat health policy is now up, joining the previous ones on climate change, crime, Trident and poverty.

The Taking Power consultation is also still going strong. Unconstrained by the wonders of the party’s formal consultation process, it’s had videos, podcasts, daily polls and all kinds of other wonders to keep visitors entertained. So far it’s had over 4,500 visitors with 118 people making, between them, 520 comments on the site – quite encouraging!

Meeting famous people…

My brother David has just become a US citizen and met George Bush Sr. – all in the same week.

Brother David meets George Bush

He poses an intriguing question: what would you say if you met George Bush Sr.?

Thinking back to the odd occasion when I have unexpectedly met famous people, I tend to have been struck dumb (Kofi Annan, Vaclav Havel) or not realised that I had just met someone famous (Scarlett Johanssen).

Admittedly in the case of Scarlett Johanssen, we were sharing a lift with several other people, and she had her back to me, and we were in the Chateau Marmont where it’s seen as decidedly uncool to get starstruck and even acknowledge that you are in a lift with a Hollywood superstar.

The bizarre thing about that particular encounter was that it was shortly after Lost in Translation had come out, and Michaela and I were, unwittingly, having a discussion about the merits and demerits (mainly demerits) of my only having eaten Kobe beef cooked shabu shabu during previous trips to Kobe.

The consequence of all this is that, while Michaela (who did spot who we were sharing a lift with) and I may not have actually spoken to Scarlett Johanssen, our overheard conversation did appear to make her laugh as she stepped out of the lift!

Lib Dem video – now available for your phone…

Not content with making Lib Dem video easily available for your website, it’s now available for your phone!

The last conference video done by Alastair Reed and myself is now available in 3GP format as follows:

ConferenceVoxPops.3gp (3GP, 1.8MB)

Let me know if there are any others you want converted into telephone format…