Michael Schumacher: The most divisive man in F1

Who is the most controversial man in F1? Is it Bernie Ecclestone with his bizarre comments about Hitler and Jewish black female drivers? Is it Max Mosley with his political posturing and Nazi German prisoner themed sex orgies? Nope — it’s Michael Schumacher. When it was announced that Michael Schumacher was preparing to replace Felipe […]

F1 season review: websites

I am making this the last in my series of posts looking back on the 2007 Formula 1 season. Truth be told, I’ve become a bit sick of writing them every Sunday. I skipped last week. Anyway, next Sunday is in a different year, and it’s a bit off to be looking back when everyone […]

Copyshite

There is a really interesting post about intellectual property and the woes facing the entertainment industry by James Graham. Given that I have been meaning to write about this issue for a long time, I may as well use this as the opportunity to finally get round to it. But first, a couple of notes […]

Apologies if you were looking for politics

Did Iain Dale tell you he has a new book out? What? He did? Oh. Anyway, seemingly on his blog he is publishing some of the lists that are appearing in the book and today the top twenty Scottish blogs, as decided by Grant Thoms of Tartan Hero fame, have been posted. I am guessing […]

Here is that boring post I promised you

It’s looking pretty unanimous on the ‘more personal posts’ front. The score is 8–0 at the moment. You nosy bastards! I’m currently facing up to the fact that the real reason I stopped posting ‘personal’ posts was because I’ve realised that I’m actually a bit rubbish, and writing about myself only reveals a bit more […]

Paperback shiter

Do publishers deliberately give paperback re-issues of their books covers that are uglier than the hardback edition? Two books that I have been interested in recently both have really skanky paperback covers, but quite nice hardback customers. Freakonomics hardback cover Freakonomics paperback cover Working the Wheel hardback cover Working the Wheel paperback cover Given that […]

Formula One 06 (PS2)

Here, finally, is my review of this year’s Formula One video game for the PlayStation 2. I’ve had a few weeks to let the game sink in, so it’s time to let rip! Diving straight into a ‘quick race’ and the game feels quite similar to last year’s edition — on the surface at least. […]

Noisy concepts

There is something about Matthew Herbert, the revered electronic music producer who has a new album out at the moment, that I find a little bit annoying. Don’t get me wrong here. I have three Herbert-produced albums — ‘Goodbye Swingtime’, ‘Likes…’ and ‘Bodily Functions’ — and I think they are all pretty good, especially ‘Goodbye […]

Double entowndre

Rude Britain — a 100-long list of the country’s most double entendre-riddled towns, villages and streets. I admit to giggling like a little girl at ‘Rimswell’. (Via.)