Trolololo!

Oh, Russians (that is, actual people, not the politicians and the elite): I do love your strange relationship music. NBC provides video of the Police Choir singing (with admirable gusto!) Which necessarily means posting this:

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Already These Olympics Are GREAT

And no I’m not watching, I’m just on Twitter. But to illustrate in more than 140 characters (less the short url for an epic photo), Mark Steyn posted this, written during the Salt Lake City Olympics what with the corruption and vote rigging and whatnot: For all that pious guff about not tainting the “Olympic [...]

Categories: Sports and Leisure

The Ashes!

(I like putting the !-mark at the end of that; makes it seem a bit like a west end musical) So, if anyone needs an open thread in this ghost town of a blog, do please let this be it. But, mostly, here is where I plan on finally figuring out how to read this [...]

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Peter Recommends CXLIV

If you’re in a bad mood, watch this: Josh Turnbull making a brilliant run and slotting away a beautiful goal in front of Matthew Harding. After Chelsea’s last match of the 12/13 season. Stay Believe.

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Catholic Beefcake

Daily Mail – A win and a prayer: Devout Catholic rugby star shows off the tattoos he hopes will keep the man upstairs on his side Truly, this story brings all good things together: New Zealanders, Australia, rugby studliness, ‘n God. He’s the sort of guy you’d be proud to have on a poster in [...]

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Olympics’ Parade’s End

In which they throw a massive parade through a very handsome-looking London to say farewell to the Games. I like the THANK YOU on the bottom of the British Airways plane. Of course, we haven’t seen the Paralympics yet. Apparently NBC will show us a recap in a couple of weeks. Which, at least, is [...]

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Weekend Plans?

2012 Scottish Highland Games & Gathering in Pleasanton, California And omg there’s gonna be sheepdog trials.

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The Olympics Vs NBC (Again)

ESPN (radio) – Shin A Lam of South Korea: The Saddest Story of the Olympics that American TV Neglected This is an amazing story, and click through to read the whole thing, but the end: This was a riveting story and one that would have been perfect for primetime television. However, it wasn’t swimming, diving, [...]

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Mitt Romney Vs the Olympics: “Kiss My Ass, Show Some Respect” Indeed

Read this: Telegraph Blogs – Tim Stanley: NBC’s Olympic coverage has been a damning indictment of outdated monopoly media Especially this line: As global diplomacy goes, the network makes Mitt Romney look like Henry Kissinger. Then remember this classic from Mark Steyn, writing about how impartial our MSM is and why we rubes should rely [...]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

Peter Recommends CXL

I saw some photos of this during the Beijing Games, but here you go: Why hosting isn’t quite the economic/infrastructural boon it’s made out to be: io9 – Eight years after the Athens Olympics, many venues have been left to rot (Although, there are lots of Canadian winter athletes who come from around the detritus [...]

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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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On Pop Stars Who… Work too Much.

Good news! I’ve caught up on #Madonna! 1. Apparently her hamstring was blown. It showed, but she seemed to loosen up and enjoy herself by the end. 2. Is it familiarity or actually something that her voice just works better with her older songs? I was telling Peter yesterday that my problem with Madonna isn’t [...]

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Your Mother-Nature-Is-Trying-To-Kill-You-In-Ever-Increasingly-Original-Ways Moment of the Day, Golf Course Edition:

Daily Mail – Now that’s what you call a water hazard! Flooding brings killer sharks to golf course At the 14th tee at the Carbrook Golf Club, Brisbane, a dozen man-eating bullsharks are waiting to swallow any lost balls and the sight of their fins poking through the water has even made the place a [...]

Categories: Science and Nature

History’s Greatest Badass

A romping great account of the life of Teddy Roosevelt makes us all wish our presidents still fought bears and practiced judo in the White House basement under Japanese masters. Even if they do still, technically, win Nobel Prizes. Quora – Who is history’s greatest badass, and why?

Categories: History

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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