The Children’s Book Blog Christmas Countdown: The Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming by Lemony Snicket
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What a tangled web we weave…...
I know. I shouldn’t have been wasting my life in front of crap daytime television, but it’s been a tough cookie of a week, it’s my day off and I wanted to just sink into the sofa and stare gormlessly at the poor youth of today rowing about who’s been shagging who’s sister’s dog.
“New rule for science journalism: If your article can be summarised as ‘No’, don’t write it.”
I believe that someone called Wellington Grey (but the link is broken) is the intellectual property owner of, and deserving of credit for, this gem:
Presenting his Education White Paper to the House of Commons last Thursday, Education Secretary Michael Gove announced that he would be shifting teacher-training from HE institutions into schools as part of his “radical reforms” of the education sector.
The United States is said to have entered a “post-racial” state. Two years ago, putting a long and brutal history of racial slavery, segregation, lynching, discrimination and disfranchisement behind it, the American nation elected its first black president. Of course, Barack Obama’s presidency does not in itself challenge racism or have much impact on the shape of race relations but it does stand as a symbol of the fact that the US is no longer a racist society.
I wonder who this female former MP might be, who is mentioned by Denis MacShane in his article about the crisis of European social democracy on Next Left…
Each day this week, we’ll be showing a video featuring successful bloggers explaining why they think it’s the way to go.
Adding to the flood of instant history of the Brown government is Anthony Seldon and Guy Lodge’s Brown At 10. You would think that we would be sated by now. But no. After Harriet Harman’s abortive goose plot in the Mail on Sunday serialisation, there is more.
Serena Williams is to tennis fans what Marmite is to most people. It’s a love or hate predicament. We’re so used to her imposing physique, her nothing-to-something story, her celebrity antics, her dramatic absences and reappearances, and her less-than-sensible statements, that it’s almost become old hat.
Games review roundup: Gran Turismo 5; Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit; Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare; Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
A weekly roundup of our bite-size games reviews, this week featuring ‘the real driving simulator’ Gran Turismo 5; the (not so real) driving simulator that is Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit; the unusual mix of Western and zombie horror courtesy of Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare and a return to the world of Pikachu in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs.
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