Monday, 29 November 2004

Rockin' in the free world

Michael Moore has added some video footage to Neil Young's song. The video looks a bit thrown together but it's a great song.

Sunday, 28 November 2004

Rocket Men

Having recently posted a link to William Shatner's interpretation of Rocket Man, I thought that you might be interested in my own version, taken yesterday when we went walking on the hills near Aberfoyle. The song seemed appropriate since it started to piss-down when we were half way up the hill and the place looked like Jupiter.

Do you recognise the guy in the blue jacket?

Saturday, 27 November 2004

Religious themes

Continuing the religious themes of the past few blogs the result in Barcelona was clearly a minor miracle. In fact it was something of a resurrection.

Thursday, 25 November 2004

37% of Americans want Creationism to replace evolution

A recent poll showed that more than a third of Americans want creationism to replace evolution in US schools. More than half of all Americans believe that man spontaneously appeared in her present form. And these people are allowed to vote.

Tuesday, 23 November 2004

Virgin Mary sightings

She's appeared in Egypt, Australia and Bangladesh. And now on toast. Which sold for $28,000 today.

Monday, 22 November 2004

Saturday, 20 November 2004

Has O'Neill lost the plot?

I thought that Celtic were shocking today. A totally indisciplined performance. I hope Sutton is fined for his ridiculous second card which effectively ended the game for Celtic. It looked like he wanted to get sent off since he lunged into a tackle five minutes previously. We should have finished the match with seven players.

But apart from the indiscipline, we were rubbish. We looked like amateurs. Why bring on Pearson when we're 2-0 down when we had Juninho and McGeady on the bench? And WTF was that nonsense at the end with Lennon? O'Neill reminded me of Archie Knox or Graeme Souness.

I think MON expected to get beat. Last night he said that he would be happy to be "pretty close to Rangers in January". A pretty amazing thing to say going into the game four points ahead of Rangers and hardly a vote of confidence in the current team. Maybe the penny has just dropped that the current squad isn't good enough?

Novo proved innocent

I may not be the most unbiased observer. There was nothing in the attempted kick but he did throw a right before the kick. Violent play - sending off. Play him anyway. I think they are a poor team. We can't play worse than we did the last time. If Sutton plays we will beat them 2 -0. I look forward to the dodgy music and the nazi salutes or was I the only one that saw them as well.

European nights are a diferent matter. I heard MON talk along the lines that Diggy was saying - a dip this year to improve in the next. Still a miracle in the next two ties would be nice.

Tuesday, 16 November 2004

Monday, 15 November 2004

Blog on Tommy

In 1999 there were perhaps 50 bloggers on the web; by next year according to Perseus Development Corporation consultancy, some ten million blogs will have been created. Not since the 17th century print explosion, which brought serial publication and pamphleteering to a genuinely mass market, has there been such an important shift in the way public opinion is created and shaped.
The US presidential election was the first in which blogs emerged as a force. On election night, more people logged on to the website of Matt Drudge, the godfather of bloggers, than turned to the New York Times website.
In Iran several anti government newspapershave been closed down but the Iranian blogosphere is booming with 6,000 separate blogs. Farsi is now the fourth most widely used language on web logs.
Extract from The Times 13 November.

William Shatner interprets Rocket Man

Sunday, 14 November 2004

John Pilger on Fallujah

'Doing terrible things in an organised and systematic way rests on 'normalisation. There is usually a division of labour in doing and rationalising the unthinkable, with the direct brutalising and killing done by one set of individuals . . . others working on improving technology (a better crematory gas, a longer burning and more adhesive napalm, bomb fragments that penetrate flesh in hard-to-trace patterns). It is the function of the experts, and the mainstream media, to normalise the unthinkable for the general public.' More.

Thursday, 11 November 2004

You won't see this in the media

"LOS ANGELES, November 9, 2004 - At 7:50 PM two armored tanks showed up at an anti-war protest in front of the federal building in Westwood. The tanks circled the block twice, the second time parking themselves in the street and directly in front of the area where most of the protesters were gathered. Enraged, some of the people attempted to block the tanks, but police quickly cleared the street. The people continued to protest the presence of the tanks, but about ten minutes the tanks drove off. It is unclear as to why the tanks were deployed to this location." Watch the video.

Monday, 8 November 2004


Some people don't like the South.

Wednesday, 3 November 2004

Bush re-elected

Last night's results were hardly a surprise -- but still a disappointment. Especially Bush's share of the vote (some from unexpected sources). He's not the first rogue President to get a second term. Time will tell the consequences of this result. Maybe he too will be found out before his Presidency runs its full term.

It looks like religion and fear played the most significant roles. Lucky for George W that Osama's latest video release was so well-timed.

Still, not everyone is despondent.

Tuesday, 2 November 2004

Kerry/Celtic double?

Here's hoping for a Celtic/Kerry double this evening. My prediction for the game is 2-1 Celtic. Not so sure about Kerry but things are looking better than they were. US voters are being encouraged to turn-out [NSFW]. I'm off to the game now.

Bohemian election

Monday, 1 November 2004