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Friday, July 10, 2009

David Lynch Signature Cup Coffee

Before signing copies of Dark Night of the Soul Mr Lynch was kind enough to talk to us about his yummy coffee.

David Lynch is full of beans, and it's all about the beans...

6 comments:

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HELLO DAVID,DO I HAVE A TRUE STORY FOR YOU,IT HAS EVERY ASPECT OF HUMAN LIFE LOVE ,FAMILY ,ANGUISH,DEATH, SECRETS,AND DIVINE INTERVENTION.DAVID,I NEED YOUR HELP THE STORY I AM ABOUT TO TELL YOU IS A TRUE STORY ABOUT MY DAD AND MUM THEIR LOVE FOR EACH OTHER AND THE PAIN AND ANGUISH THEY BOTH ENDURED TOGETHER AS A FAMILY,WHAT I HOPED IS THAT YOU MAY KNOW A DIRECTOR OR WRITER WHO MAY BE INTERESTED IN THIS STORY.WE JUST WANT HIS STORY TOLD,ITS BEEN A SECRET FOR 50 YRS ITS NOW TIME THE SECRET IS BROKEN.
Life is so short in the big picture of things,we hardly seem to be relative or a part of that picture,yet without us that picture would be missing a colour,that picture would be unfinished,we just need to find our place in this picture, each of us an artwork each of us very unique each of us capable of great good.
My name is Ian SPARTICUS HARDY, I am the eldest son of five children to
the best parents you could ever want, I believe in divine guidance and I have been guided to you.My dad who is dead is asking me to get justice for what happened to him 50 yrs ago,his story has never been told and almost never was as it destroyed him and my younger brother Colin both he and dad are dead,it almost cost me my life as well but after a near death experience I was saved and given another Chance at my life.It was some months later that i understood that i had a mission of sorts but for the life of me I could not see what it was until a few weeks ago I witnessed two double rainbows at my home the second I grabbed my camera and max my dog and walked down to SALT PAN CREEK in the rain as I reached the aquaduct I saw it the rainbow was eminating from the creek it was like being taken back in time the fog that was in my mind till then lifted and suddenly it all became crystal clear ,it was as if my dad's spirit was entering my body with one mission his true story and what happened to him be told,many people have been injured or died from what took place 50 yrs ago in manchester uk at AEI POWERGROUP,IN A SECRET RESEARCH LABORATORY CALLED S.17,my dad was a lab technician with orders to build a small scale nuclear reactor which he did do,after the reactor was opened prematurely on two occasions fires resulted the second was the most costly and eventually caused the lab to be cordoned off plus much of surrounding area it was dismantled placed into stainless steel drums cast into concrete then dumped into the IRISH sea.this event was never released to the news and was and has been covered up till now,when TWITTER and the internet opened the door to possible telling of story. My dad in spirit is using TWITTER as his white horse and /sparticusian.blogspot.com to tell the world his story as he can not and will not rest in peace until it is told,my uncle Eddie who was a naval lft also worked at company but in office and later died from cancer ,all my sisters and myself developed cataracts Jills took 5weeks to blind her mine took 18 months my other two sisters have rare blue cataracts that can not be removed yet as dr wants better technology to remove with success mine and Jills have been removed with perfect results.the hero in all of this is mum she is an angel from god she stayed with dad till he died thats love and she kept us together,please if anyone of you can write I would be willing to pay for his story to be told.I know this is not the right venue for asking this but evey other avenue I try just gets no where,I have been followed had my mail ripped open for 2 yrs after I tried to go public before by going to a current affairs 7 in the 70,s but it was stopped at last minute,so you understand why I use unorthodox methods.I know it will eventually work.I am at a loss for words as I get very emotional when talking about the destruction of my dad who I loved with all my heart ,please help me to bring him some peace he was STAFF SGT NORMAN HARDY of the BRITISH ROYAL ENGINEERS. THANK YOU KINDLY . IT MAY SERVE US BOTH IN EACH OWNS WAY. IAN SPARTICUS HARDY.

SPARTICUSIAN said...

Welding of materials like ZIRCONIUM,NROBIUM and MOLYBDENUM in controlled atmospheres.My first job was designing and making a Vacuum Bell Jar Unit for this purpose.The Unit comprised of a 24 inch diameter x24 inch deep x 3/8 inch thick glass jar which was used as a cover over a table with a fixed Welding Electrode and traversing mechanisms.The interior was pumped out with a Rotary and Diffussion Vacuum pumps and then filled with high purity ARGON {99.995} to about 1/3 rd of an atmosphere.The specimen then to be welded was then traversed radially or laterally in a jig as required.A High Frequency Injector was used to start the Arc.The atmosphere was further purified by starting the Arc on a small block of ZIRCONIUM which acted as a "GETTER.a welding helmet was worn during these operations and all welding over the years it was in use was done by myself.ZIRCONIUM glows with tremendous intensity when melting and this is another possible cause of the premature cataracts?.Only conventional Argon Arc welding glass was used and this may not have been good enough for this extensive use with ZIRCONIUM.Mr LlOYD was moved to a subsidiary company and I was transferred to the BERYLLIUM LABORATORY STAFF.This was when the period of strict Medical care which Dr WALLACE mentioned began}.The BERYLLIUM LABORATORY was equipped to operate under full Toxic Hazard conditions,with a carefully monitored atmosphere,fume cupboards,showers and changes of clothing and shoes etc,to avoid contamination of any kind.A pleasure to work in such conditions.During the years in the laboratory,my duties were varied,working for several Graduate Metallurgists on various projects.The Vacuum Bell Jar was transferred with me and I continued to weld on and off, on various projects.The biggest of these was on preparing ZIRCONIUM/HIOBIUM electrodes for a new wire conductor,this involved quite a lot of long welding operations on ZIRCONIUM. The BERYLLIUM LAB was closed down during an 18 month period of DE--CONTAMINATION in which I took part.All scrap and contaminated waste was sealed in special steel drums cast in concrete prior to dumping in the IRISH sea, The Vacuum Bell Jar Unit was DE--CONTAMINATED and still used for welding ZIRCONIUM and other work.When the laboratory was finally cleared I was transferred once again This was to work with Dr D.G.JONES a metallurgist on a new project,which was experimenting in the conventional Arc welding of Erosion Shields on Turbine Blades.The work was a success and this was my position until migrating to AUSTRALIA in September 1966.Well Dr LOUDON,I have tried these recollections together as well as can be remembered and I trust you will forgive my spelling errors etc.The two main points on reading over my notes are the handling and work with URANIUM METAL and OXIDE,without the proper safety condition now in operation and the special welding done in the Bell Jar Unit with the ZIRCONIUM as the possible cause of my eye condition .One never thinks about these things when they occurr, but it does seem a little more than coincidence that I was deeply involved in this unconventional type of work more than anyone else in the Laboratory and then for this premature condition to come suddenly out of the blue. yours truly,NORMAN HARDY FOOTNOTE, IT WAS LATER DISCOUNTED THAT WELDING COULD CAUSE CONDITION SPECIALISTS ALL AGREED IT WAS CAUSED BY RADIATION

SPARTICUSIAN said...

Laboratory to simulate actual Cycling conditions.We made up a series of Alloys of URANIUM and Cycled them on the equipment for set periods,with checks size and deformation of the specimens at intervals.This work was done mainly by myself and Dr EVANS and Mr C MOORE.The object of this project was to produce a stable alloy which would not change during Thermal Cycling. At this stage due to the PYROFORIC nature of the URANIUM and after a small fire on the Surface Grinder;I was given the task of converting the Surface Grinder so that URANIUM could be cut under water.This was accomplished by a steel tank covered by a perspex box,with sliding doors for access and to accomodate the traverse of the machine.All cutting and grinding operations were done in this manner from then on by myself.{Later we discovered that even this did not meet the standards of safety required at other Laboratories engaged in this work.}After 12 to 15 months of work on the Fuel Element projects,in an open Laboratory the whole job was suddenly closed down and sealed off.All URANIUM was packed into containers and sent to another Laboratory at ALDERMASTON.a SEVERE DE--CONTAMINATION programme began to eliminate RADIATION and TOXIC HAZARD.This state of affairs came to light due to a Mrs Isobelle HARDWICH a Scientist who had, had a low blood count came to work in part of our Laboratory and as a safety precaution she requested a that it be monitored by the RADIATION SECTION.Apparently this work should have been carried out under Hazard conditions but due to lack of information this was not done by the Metallurgists and the work just went ahead.All staff involved were sent for Urine and Blood Count Tests and pronounced fit.I had a low blood count and had further tests by Dr WILKINSON a Manchester Specialist.The medical staff assured me that everything was alright even though I had actually handled more URANIUM and for much longer periods {weekends etc}than any other Technician in the Section.All this happened before the strict Medical Supervision which Dr WALLACE mentioned in his letter which you have.After DE--CONTAMINATION was completed Dr EVANS went to AMERICA and I was transferred to another Metallurgist Mr E. LLOYD who had in use various projects in progress which were mostly conventional metallurgy,{i.e.Tensile tests,corrosion experiments etc}and most of my initial work was making specimens and assisting in these tests.Then a new project started on Special