Saturday, 29 May 2004

Get your Gmail account

Google recently announced the introduction of a new e-mail service called G-mail. It's like Hotmail but provides 1000Mb of storage instead of Hotmail's 10Mb (that's 100 times more). Google's plan to offer a free e-mail service caused a fuss and was considered an April Fool joke (check the date of the BBC report).

I see that Google has a link to G-mail from the Blogger sign-in page (once you've signed in look for the link on the right). I created a G-mail account today. My e-mail address is

The sign-up is limited to Blogger members for a limited time. Google will open up membership to everyone quite soon so get in now if you want to reserve a good name.

Thursday, 27 May 2004

Larsson - The last word?

Here is a good piece by Graham Spiers in the Herald. I like this guy. He's so pro-Celtic.

Wednesday, 26 May 2004

Strong anti-Bush speech from Al Gore

Here's the text of his speech and here's a video (RealPlayer required) of Gore delivering it today at New York University.

Celtic v Seville

I think those amongst us who decided to miss this match made the right decision. It was a poor match, the atmosphere was pretty dire and Henrik looked embarassed about the whole thing. His dismissive gesture when he got the man of the match summed it up. The match wasn't helped by a comical performance by Mike McCurry who probably got the match because he supports Celtic.

Right from the kick-off I was wishing it was all over. The only bits I enjoyed were "Bjorn Again" before kick-off and Henrik's walk around the pitch as an encore.

Henrik had said his real farewell to most season ticket fans at the Dundee United game, and to those lucky enough to get a cup final ticket, last Saturday. That should have been enough. This turned out a huge anti-climax. I wish it hadn't happened.

Tuesday, 25 May 2004

Setanta prices

Setanta and the SFA have announced the prices for watching SPL football on TV next season. More here. There will be lots of Sunday football. Sounds crap to me. And I don't get their business model. How many "season tickets" do they have to sell to recoup their £35M expenditure?

Oh well, when Setanta goes down the pan and the SPL follows it then we can join the Premiership.


A guy in the work was telling me a story about a wee boy in Greenock who wanted to take the name Bobo as his confirmation name. The teacher wasn't happy and said that it had to be a Saint's name not a Celtic player's name. So he asked the priest and he said it wouldn't do, it had to be a Saint's name.

The wee boy went away and searched the internet and found Saint Bobo, (see here) whose feast day is 22nd May (Cup final day of course).

He gets confirmed Bobo next week.

Monday, 24 May 2004

Heroes are villains and villains are heroes

The guy who blew the whistle on prisoner abuses in Iraq and one of the perpetrators live 15km apart. This story tells of their respective home-comings. Meanwhile Rumsfield has taken decisive action to end the abuse.

Pre-match picture

This picture was taken in Paisley town centre a couple of hours before the Scottish Cup Final. More pictures here.

Sunday, 23 May 2004

Welcome to The News Today

This web log was established after the Scottish Cup Final of 2004 after which (in keeping with long-standing tradition) we went to the pub and discussed football, politics and sex. Michael suggested that I set-up a website where we can post news about matters of common interest.

So I did. This is it. It's a web log. The URL for the blog is:

Celebrity Celts: #1 Britney Spears

Britney support Celtic