Monthly Archives: August 2008

Loving It

OK so the Olympic Games shouldn’t be in Beijing. But it really has been quite a show. And this might be a horribly old fashioned view, completely lacking the cynicism of the times but I’m loving the exploits of the … Continue reading

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Edinburgh audiences. Two middle aged women shouting inane abuse at the stage at the Corn Exchange. A group of guys with machine gun delivery of inane “banter” at the cricket on Monday making two gross misjudgments: first they laboured for … Continue reading

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Let the Games Begin

Finally, after the posturing, campaigning and general hoohah the Olympics kick off tomorrow. As an aside – the Opening Ceremony is FIVE hours long. Clearly stage one of the mighty Chinese charm offensive is to bore us all to death. … Continue reading

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Solzhenitsyn: Let the Battles Begin

A great writer dies and his work is celebrated. Or his politics and view of history are laid bare to attack from all sides. That’s the case with William Harrison having a go at Alexander Solzhenitsyn┬áin The Guardian today. I … Continue reading

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Strange who you see when you don’t expect it. I’m still trying to work out what exactly would lead Shaun Ryder to be in Melrose at 11 am on Saturday morning. Any ideas? Ryder

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Not Quite Murray Mania But A Step Forward

So Andy Murray has won his first big title after clinching the Cincinnati Masters Series against Novak Djokovic last night. As he moves on to the Olympics and the US Open Murray finds himself in a career high position of … Continue reading

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