Olympic Diary

Olympic Diary

Has it really been almost two months since my last post on here? How time flies. I have my excuses: most of June was dedicated to my German football site Schwarz und Weiß and the recent European Championships, and more recent weeks have been centred on the start of the Olympic Games here in London. It is here where I will pick things up again. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sophistry Corner: Argh!

Sophistry Corner: Argh!

Edvard Munch’s The Scream. OK, it does have something about it. If you happen to be drunk, on a diet of sweet-smelling oriental herbs or four years old. That someone would pay nigh on $120,000,000 (that’s right, one-hundred and twenty million dollars) for one of four similar pieces is just insane Read the rest of this entry »

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Sophistry Corner: The Wedge

Sophistry Corner: The Wedge

First of all, I’m not talking about those suicidally silly shoes worn by female fashionistas with a penchant for toppling over, or even those strange-tasting always slightly dry objects supposedly made from potato that you can find in some fast-food restaurants. Read the rest of this entry »

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Toiletiquette

Toiletiquette

Finding an available toilet cubicle at work can be a bit of a mission at the best of times, but having just returned to my desk I had to write something – if just to prevent my wanting to give the next available person a dunking.

Not all of the cubicles were actually occupied, so you curious readers must be wondering what the hell I am going on about – well, here we go. Read the rest of this entry »

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Saluting Shenanigans

Saluting Shenanigans

So, the much-publicised trial of Norwegian mass-killer Anders Behring Breivik has finally started – and with it the line-by-line commentary from a number of online resources. I will no doubt make some sort of comment on the trial at some point, but will try and keep my distance as I do feel there is little to be said beyond stating the obvious fact that the man’s Jarlsberg has clearly slipped off its cracker. Read the rest of this entry »

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Silly Sausages

Silly Sausages

Just a short one today.

The growth of online journalism has seen a massive increase in the number of articles out there, and with it the number of journalists, commentators and contributors. Some of it is excellent, some of it utterly pointless – for this, just check out the Daily Mail’s infamous sidebar of shame – and some of it downright awful. Read the rest of this entry »

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Up in flames…

Up in flames...

OK, so Government minister Francis Maude probably put his foot in it a wee bit when he took it upon himself to warn the public about the impending tanker drivers’ strike – and suggesting that we fill a jerrycan or two with spare fuel. Unlike the morons in the Labour Party, I took this to be little more than a simple heads-up Read the rest of this entry »

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Bashing Bashar

Bashing Bashar

The latest news: Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad has been downloading somewhat dubious songs from iTunes, and his wife Asma has bought some furniture and been eyeing up some Christian Louboutins. There, children, is the best the Western media can do in its new-found crusade for freedom, democracy, and the utterly idiotic. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sophistry Corner: Stupid Americans

Sophistry Corner: Stupid Americans

These people continue to make me chuckle. America, the land of the overly earnest, the painfully literal, and the mid-bendingly litigious. A country where a clown, a religious nut or the mentally incapacitated can run for President. A country where a twelve year old girl can get the armies of Civil Liberties ninnies into gear after being punished for posting uncomplimentary comments on Facebook. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sophistry Corner: Olympic Quiz

Sophistry Corner: Olympic Quiz

This is not a quiz on athletics, swimming or boxing. I am not going to ask you who won the men’s 100 metres gold medal at the 2000 games, nor am I going to test your knowledge on the various dressage disciplines or about the width of the gynmastics balance beam. In fact, that is not about sport at all – perhaps not surprising given that from what I have seen so far, much of the Olympics these days is not about sport at all. Read the rest of this entry »

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