Entries Tagged as 'Sports and Leisure'

2012 Opening Ceremony Late Tweeted

First of all, my reaction to last night’s show: Most of the reaction seems to be a locally partisan one: Caitlin Moran Haha this opening ceremony is so overtly political. it’s so up the bum of the Coalition. It reclaims Britishness from them. Or, more often (and god, so typically), a self-centered American one, that [...]

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I’m Famous!

Enjoy… LOL

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April Fools: Christmas For the Internet

Oh how I love today in the internet age. Winners: Warby Barker. Eyeglasses for dogs. Click around. Look at the product pages. This is love. Google Maps 8-bit for NES. Video introduction made me weep with joy (I want to hug everyone in Google Japan for this): There were certainly very many, but my personal [...]

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Only Chrysler Could Eff Up the 500

Autoblog – Sluggish Fiat 500 sales triggering layoffs at Chrysler engine plant Chrysler has reportedly had to stop production of the 1.4-liter engine that powers the Cinquecento until demand catches up to supply. As a result, it has had to lay off a portion of the employees that build it. I’ve meant to do a [...]

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Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCLXVII

And now: Tennis! I barely know these people and even I think that’s hilarious.

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Arcadia for Oligarchs

At first I saw this headline and thought someone was getting hysterical about global warming, but it turns out it’s another in a theme of the super rich moving things out of reach: Telegraph – Harry Mount: The global elite has stolen the English summer [T]he English summer and social calendar has, in recent years, [...]

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Someday I’d Like to Understand What Any of This Means

I’m reading about the Queen’s entry in today’s Epsom Derby (her horse came in third). All this “ten-to-one” and “half past four” talk. I wish I could rattle along like that. Think of how meetings would go, eh?

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Footballer Sues Internet

…Is the news of the day. Some unnamed but very married football star who has a superinjunction preventing newspapers from naming him got named anyway on Twitter (no I didn’t bother looking it up) by an anonymous account. So of course he is suing Twitter. And of course his lawyer told him “Yeah we can [...]

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Peter Recommends CXXXI

Apparently that’s VW’s upcoming Superbowl ad. I like this. If all the companies start releasing their Superbowl ads on YouTube early, it saves the rest of us from having to actually watch the Superbowl. Superbowl! …Just cuz I can’t usually use that word in my other writing job. Superbowl Superbowl Superbowl!

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Nor, Really, Is This Post About Cricket At All

It is, however, about Australia and England playing the Ashes. On Top Gear. Most of the good jokes are in the first half of the first half, but you can watch the second half of the first half although I can’t find the first and second halves of the second half yet.

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THIS IS SO DANGEROUS

/outraged (/but still impressed)

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Gentlemen, Start Your Braggadocio About Next Year

The Times – Melbourne Cricket Ground (fourth day of five): England beat Australia by an innings and 157 runs It was six minutes to noon, on a glorious Melbourne afternoon, when Tim Bresnan, an honest Yorkshire toiler seemingly transformed over the last two days into a latter day Frederick Sewards Trueman, produced the wicket that [...]

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This Plays Like the Inspiration Slideshow Before the Keynote at a Marketing Convention in Des Moines

Only a marketing department would think this is a good idea: Poor Fiat. Peter calls it Olive Gardened. He also thinks it runs a bit like the beginning of a Cialis ad, and if it were shorter, what with the non sequitur stock footage, it totally could be. I still want the damned car tho.

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Happy Halloween!

October surprise! Boo!

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And Now: Baseball

(A passing mention about Stephen Hawking in a newspaper column made me Wiki him to see if there are any photos of him before he got sick which made me read up on his illness which made me read up on Lou Gehrig. Gawd I lurve Wiki.) Apropos of nothing at all, here’s the equivalent [...]

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