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Is “whom” history?, Eagle Eye

Is “whom” history?

It was number 853 in my series of Questions To Which The Answer Is No, asked by The Economist

By | Eagle Eye | Sunday, 9 February 2014 at 5:01 pm

“Twitter. Don’t talk to me about Twitter.”, Eagle Eye

“Twitter. Don’t talk to me about Twitter.”

I have a column in The Independent today responding to Trevor Kavanagh, who wrote in The Sun on Monday about giving up Twitter (right). A person who is tired of Twitter is tired of life, I say.
The short paragraph at the end of my column, on the end of the Questions To Which The Answer [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 1 January 2014 at 2:18 pm

Is Theresa May Turning Into Cara Delevingne?, Eagle Eye

Is Theresa May Turning Into Cara Delevingne?

Theresa May did actually say it. She said, at the Spectator Parliament- arian of the Year Awards where she won Politician of the Year, that this headline in the Daily Mail on 7 November was something that “has to be filed by John Rentoul as a Question To Which The Answer Is No“.
That is something [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 12 November 2013 at 2:47 pm

“If we’d just stuck a question mark on it none of this would have happened”, Eagle Eye

“If we’d just stuck a question mark on it none of this would have happened”

Just as I decide to wind up the Questions To Which The Answer Is No series, it secures its greatest triumph.
Matthew Bayley of Sky News reported this morning:
View from Daily Mail newsroom – “If we’d just stuck a question mark after the headline none of this would have happened.”
Joyous.
Hopi Sen asked if the conversation went [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 4 October 2013 at 9:23 am

QTWTAIN Number 1,000, Eagle Eye

QTWTAIN Number 1,000

I have been searching for some time for the 1,000th in my series of Questions To Which The Answer Is No. Today, which is Ask A Stupid Question Day (thanks Hamish Thompson), is the day on which the last question in my collection is revealed.
If you are liable to suffer from QTWTAIN withdrawal, there is always the [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 28 September 2013 at 2:11 pm

Will There Be Any More QTWTAIN After Number 1,000?, Eagle Eye

Will There Be Any More QTWTAIN After Number 1,000?

I stood in for the brilliant Matthew Bell in the Diary for The Independent on Sunday today, and announced the last but two and last but one Questions To Which The Answer Is No in my long-running series, which I have said I will bring to an end when I have reached 1,000.

By | Eagle Eye | Sunday, 15 September 2013 at 9:19 pm

Was the downfall of Richard III caused by a strawberry?, Eagle Eye

Was the downfall of Richard III caused by a strawberry?

Number 994 in my series of Questions To Which The Answer Is No, was asked by the New Statesman. Originally spotted by Tristan Martin. Thanks to Graham for reminding the Committee about it after it was lost by an incompetent clerk, whose contract has been reduced to zero hours.
Number 995 was asked by – oh, [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 11 September 2013 at 3:03 pm

Is technological progress a thing of the past?, Eagle Eye

Is technological progress a thing of the past?

Yes, reader, we are nearly at the end. Progress is coming to an end. The Questions To Which The Answer Is No series is inching towards number 1,000.
As befits the solemnity of the time, the inner cabinet of the ruling executive has become more selective in choosing headlines to take their place in the pantheon. [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Sunday, 8 September 2013 at 5:10 pm

Is Obama the worst president ever?, Eagle Eye

Is Obama the worst president ever?

I have a Top 10 Questions To Which The Answer Is No in The Independent on Sunday magazine today, collating some of the best featured on this blog over the past year.
My favourite, in the Painfully Right-On category:
Are we literally starving students into submission?
Asked by Barbara Ellen in The Observer in November last year.
As my [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Sunday, 1 September 2013 at 9:36 pm

Does this new foal look like David Bowie?, Eagle Eye

Does this new foal look like David Bowie?

Outstanding Question To Which The Answer Is No in the Brentwood Gazette. Number 989 in the Series That Will Never End (although I’m stopping when I get to 1,000).
In what way does it look like David Bowie? It’s got four legs? It’s got someone’s hand on its face? It’s humming “Cygnet Committee”? One correspondent has [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 23 August 2013 at 5:47 pm

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