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Its been around for a couple of days but this YouTube clip already has more than 2.7 million views. Once Ted Williams starts talking you’ll see why. There are already numerous campaigns to help get Ted off the streets and find him an outlet for his unique talent, with some suggesting CNN have already offered [...]
I’m not sure what Mark Twain would have said about news that the latest edition of Huckleberry Finn has been edited by its publisher to remove all 219 uses of the word “nigger,” but I’m pretty sure his reaction would have ended up in a Dictionary of Quotations.
I also wouldn’t mind betting that the great [...]
Premier League bookings odds
Lay five points and under at around 5 to 1 with Betfair
Arsenal v Man City
The televised game tonight is the tasty clash at the Emirates between Arsenal, who have the Premiership’s best attack, and Man City, who have the best defence. That makes a bet tricky although I would tend to err [...]
The Saudi Arabians have intercepted a vulture suspected of working for Mossad. First a shark; now this. Thanks to Gabriel Milland. (Photograph of Egyptian vulture by Hakan Perek.)
Other stuff I saw on the internet today:
Iain Martin awards George Osborne a diploma in Advanced Tony Blair Studies.
Ian Birrell’s ode to optimism: “There has never been a better [...]
I have just noticed the headline in today’s Daily Mail which claims that the “voting system is biased towards Labour because of uneven size of constituencies.” It is based on a report by the think tank ippr, though what is in the original does not bear out the Mail headline.
Since we are going to hear [...]
I’m sure I will be told that this stuff happens all the time. And I have no idea whether it was the work of friend or foe. But it was just a little disconcertingly reminiscent of Orwell’s 1984 to glance up at my computer in Jerusalem 48 hours after writing this comment piece analysing, among [...]
Blackburn not chicken about Ronaldinho
Is Ronaldinho really worth £6.2m in the Premier League? Forgive me if I laugh at the new owners of Blackburn if they think this player will solve their problems but it is managers that are the key signings for clubs. They were potty to sack Big Sam, I don’t think his [...]
Number 477 of my Questions to Which the Answer is No, asked by Left Futures, which seems to be a vehicle for Jon Lansman’s ancient Bennite left in the Labour Party.
Thanks to Rob Marchant.
There is a queue of football clubs longer than those seen at train stations across the country this morning, all lining up to offer David Beckham his return to the Premier League.
Beckham has more options than he’s had haircuts, and if he is allowed to leave on loan by his US club LA Galaxy, he [...]
The Daily Mail asks this question rather belatedly — Ipsos MORI put out that news release on Friday.
I have put it down as number 476 of my Questions to Which the Answer is No, because at least the Conservatives got rid of Iain Duncan Smith.
Several people, who shall remain nameless, have asked number 475 on the [...]
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