A BLOG OUT OF STEP, OUT OF TIME AND OUT OF BREATH.
Monday, January 08, 2007
Random thoughts on a Monday mourning
When the hell did Paul Sturrock become manager of Swindon Town?
The Smith/McCoist dream team? Three words: Barnes and Dalglish
Why does wikipedia insist that Steve McMahon won 17 caps for Scotland?
Downloaded 'This Life + 10' off the internet but I can't be arsed to watch it.
Should Hackney and Williamsburg be twinned?
A comrade told me yesterday that the SPGB was recently referred to as 'Cafe Radicals' on an internet discussion list. Don't know how to respond to this. Have I suddenly been teleported back in time to Greenwich Village 1915?
About six months ago I was listening to wall to wall Maximo Park. What was I thinking?
Spotted via various Brit blogs that 'Ugly Betty' has just debuted on British tv. Before it gets dismissed as nothing more than a piece of fluff - and what's wrong with fluff, btw - please check out this canny article that was published on Salon.com a few months back, and makes the case that: "those who have taken the title's bait and examined only the aesthetics of the show have missed the point. "Ugly Betty" is not about being unattractive, or at least not simply about being unattractive. It's about class. And ethnicity. Its smart take on cultural and economic differences, enmeshed as it is in a fresh, funny package, makes it positively subversive television."
Ever wondered why Fabio Capello has it in for David Beckham? Wonder no more: it turns out that Cappelo was part of the Roma team spanked 4-0 by Swindon Town in the 1969 Anglo-Italian Cup. Beckham reminds him of a tattooed - but not as talented - Don Rogers.
The first five seconds of Jarvis Cocker's 'Fat Children' is a rip off of Bikini Kill's 'Carnival'.
Final thought for the post and to return to the whole 'hiatus' business. Though I know that I won't follow through on her wise advice, I know in my heart of hearts that 'Boynton', a blogger recently profiled at Normblog, hit the nail on the head when she wrote: "it's worth seeking out new pathways and it's easy to become beholden to posting rather than to reading . . . If ennui strikes, take a break from posting and read." That's me and blogging in a nutshell.