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Optimism

Scots are dizzy today. Everyone seems to believe that the Scotland football team will be able to beat the World Champions today. Of course, it’s very possible. Scotland has a tendency to do well against stellar opposition. One of the earliest Scotland results I can remember is when they drew with the Netherlands in Euro […]

Could more adverts be a good thing?

Ofcom has said that it is thinking about letting television stations broadcast more adverts. Ofcom are considering allowing nine minutes of advertising per hour. Currently an average of seven minutes per hour is allowed, although a maximum of twelve minutes in any one clock hour is permitted. Longrider is a libertarian but reacts with horror […]

Bloggers censored for upsetting a billionaire bully-boy

I’m a bit late with this one, but I feel as though I should mention it. Bloggerheads has been taken down by a bullying Uzbek billionaire and his bullying lawyers. Craig Murray’s website was apparently the one that upset Alisher Usmanov so much. But Tim Ireland’s ISP decided to take down a whole cluster of […]

Hang on, didn’t Jamie Stone have a point?

“Xenophobic” is certainly the wrong word. Xenophobia is the hatred of foreigners, and I am certain that SNP members as a whole do not hate all foreigners. A more accurate word might be, well, nationalist. Hardly a slur, to some. But as I said a couple of weeks ago, I do find slightly distasteful an […]

Another reason to be proud to be Scottish!

I was browsing Wikipedia articles about game theory. I learned on the Rock, Paper, Scissors article that there is a Rock, Paper, Scissors world championship — and the world champion is Scottish. How could you possibly not be proud to be Scottish now?!

Celebrations are banned

GrandPrix.com notes that Massa broke a rule at the end of the Brazilian Grand Prix. I thought this as soon as I saw him being handed the flag. That’s right. A driver waving a flag to celebrate at the end of the race is against the rules. The ridiculous rule was either brought in after […]

Weather and walking

Wow, it’s all been even more hectic than I had expected. I’ve got lots that I could write about, but I don’t really have the energy, so I’m reduced to writing a banal post about the weather and my feet. You have been warned. Firstly, the wind yesterday was fantastic! I was eating my lunch […]

Ohh, so that’s how memes start!

As Chris Applegate says, this was absolutely screaming out to be a meme. Jawbox has done it aswell. But I refrained from calling it a meme in my post because I didn’t want to be responsible for starting one. Looks like I’m getting the blame for it anyway. Uhh, it was his fault! No, his! […]