Month: August 2012
Wonder if Bono hand writes a note with every CD order
The Third Policeman
One of my things is to know nothing about a book, film etc. so that I
can experience the work without prejudice and have the story revealed
to me as the author intended.
Matrix, I was stunned by the unexpected twists and turns. And of
course the Sixth Sense is so much more enthralling if you don’t
know… well, you know. Reading Flann O’Brien’s The Third Policeman fits into the stunner
category. SPOILER ALERT. it begins as a regular, rural murder thriller
but soon turns into a trippy, bizarre, wonderful fantasy that is by
turns Paul Auster, Charles Dickens and Lewis Carroll. Reading the publisher’s notes at the end, I’m reminded that the book
appears fleetingly in the TV series Lost. Now there’s a perfect fit.
Future royal anniversaries
The Queen has rock-solid genes, so I reckon the recent Diamond Jubilee
won’t be the last.
100th Di-lithium Crystal
We look on times gone by and are shocked at how things that would be
outrageous today were ok then – airing racist attitudes, smoking in
front of kids, drinking and driving etc.
future generations. Some starters: Dressage
– making horses dancing a sport Home aquariums
– building tiny fish tanks into furniture as a novelty. Generally not
respecting living creatures because they’re small/mute Separate Paralympics
– I bet both Olympics will come together and it will seem strange
they were ever apart Red hair prejudice
– making fun of ‘gingers’ Mental health generally
– calling people nutters, people having to keep common issues secret
for fear of exclusion etc.
I love the mod-influenced logo of the Bradley Wiggins foundation
Loving Brendan Foster’s face here
As Mo Farah wins 5,000m gold. Wonderful.
The Bolt and the Blade Runner
A few picks from our amazing trip to the Olympic Stadium. The whole thing was a fantastic tribute to modern, multicultural Britain. I’m an adopted Londoner, having lived here for nearly 25 years, and I’ve never been more proud of my city.
Fencing champion on the tube
How awesome is this!? (thanks Fliss)