Fifteen years ago today Tony Blair won the first of three elections. To mark this momentous anniversary, a few things.
1. The man himself has been interviewed by China Daily TV. The story is here, and the video is here, which I do recommend for the interviewer (pictured), who is wonderful. A couple of times he [...]
Lovely Question to Which the Answer is No asked by The New York Times. Number 796 in my series.
Thanks to Emily Purser.
And here comes another, asked by The Atlantic:
Are Indie Movies Getting Too Pretty?
(Something to do with high definition pictures.) Number 797.
We have done this one before (slightly different wording about robots I think), but [...]
Tom Watson MP is waiting for me to write my “must do better” article about David Cameron, now that Ed Miliband has slumped to an eight-point lead with ICM, the pollsters usually most cautious about the level of Labour support.
Well, he’ll have to wait. Because the Daily Mail has just asked number 795 in my [...]
I may have done this one before, as I think the Daily Mail automatic generator of Questions to Which the Answer is No has been switched to its “eco” setting, so that it produces recycled material. I’ll call this one number 792 in the series, but the whole series may disappear into the time-space vortex [...]
Number 788 in my series of Questions to Which the Answer is No is asked by the Jewish Book Council, itself reporting Matthue Roth’s article at My Jewish Learning, which is headlined merely, “Was Shakespeare a Woman?” (The answer is still no.)
Thanks to Anthony Cox.
Number 789 was asked by Nile Gardiner:
Is Hillary Clinton becoming an [...]
Lovely. Number 785 in my series of Questions to Which the Answer is No was asked by The Sun nearly three weeks ago. Thanks to Stuart for spotting it.
Meanwhile, catching up. Number 786 was asked yesterday by Charles Garcia on CNN:
Is Castro Cuban-Americans’ Hitler?
Thanks to James Whetlor.
Number 787 has been turned out by the automatic [...]
Now I know that the Daily Mail is doing it on purpose. Yesterday it put number 783 in the world-famous series of Questions to Which the Answer is No on the front page.
The story comes complete with that adornment of the genre, the list of “The Unanswered Questions”. I suspect many of those are numbers 784 [...]
Thick and fast. Number 780 in my series of Questions to Which the Answer is No, asked by Christwire. (Update: Arieh Kovler kindly points out that the site is a spoof; so its inclusion in my series is a fine example of postmodern ironic humour.)
Thanks to Tim Miller.
Then there is number 781, asked by Sunny [...]
“Recurrent Spontaneous Anomalous Physical Events Suggestive of Poltergeist Activity: Evidence for Discarnate Agency?”
Number 779 in my series of Questions to Which the Answer is No, and it is an early favourite for Best of 2012.
The above is the title of the lead article in the current edition of the Journal of the Society of Psychical Research, Vol. 76.1, No 906, January 2012, by Paul Burgess, of the [...]
Number 775 in my series of Questions to Which the Answer is No, asked by The Guardian recently. Grateful to Gothic Gardener not just for spotting the question but for directing me to one of the games that is in constant use in barracks (pictured).
Determined to compete with the Daily Mail, The Guardian also asks [...]
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