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Thursday, September 21, 2006

BoJo alert!

The Big Man is back! And this time he's getting prickly about the new laws on car seats.

Hmmmm. Remember this?

It's not all bad

After the BBC's 'sting', most real football fans will be tempted to cast their minds back to a time when the game we love wasn't ruined by the greedy few. This should help:

Eyes on the ball?

Over at Oxblog, David and Taylor are having great fun getting stuck into the Remnick article on Bill Clinton in the New Yorker. It's all great fun, of course - Remnick rambles on for 24 pages (!) giving us insight into Clinton's view's on Bush (W, but not HW, which is actually more interesting), Hillary and the Presidency, impeachment and the Beautiful Game. It's even nice to see a bit of debate on a group blog, rather than the usual united front. seems to be missing the point, really. A vast chunk of the article deals with Clinton's post-Presidential role fighting the spead of AIDS (it's actually more critical than you'd think), and this gets no mention at all. Guys, isn't this vastly more important than his approval ratings?

Or maybe I'm just a massive party pooper...

Friday, September 15, 2006


I find it unspeakably sad that I'm just far too old for these.

Thursday, September 14, 2006


Well, last night was really fun. I was on Christopher Lydon's Opensource show. And there were some great guests on - I felt a bit like a fraud. Two great bloggers, Iain Dale and Rachel North, were on, as was Robert Guest (he writes for The Economist, so it's probably no wonder I've not come across him before).

They were all brilliant. As for me, the hour went by so fast it was unbelievable. The hardest thing was not knowing when to speak. It was a telephone interview, so I missed all the visual cues you usually get in conversations. I'll dig out the link to the show and you can see for yourselves!

Sample quote:

"Are you talking to me?"

Good grief.

As for my horrific morning. I made it... Just. Interesting job developments too. More later.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Video killed the radio star

I'm doing a radio show on WGBH at midnight GMT tonight. I'm lowering the standard a bit - there are some incredible people on. I'll let you know how it went...

And my bonus prize? A 5am start tomorrow. Yay!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006


After many months, I've finally decided it's time to start blogging again. Mostly to restore some much-needed sanity to a world that seems to revolve around writing, job applications and not much else...

Will I keep it up this time?

P.S. I'm enjoying the fact that scrolling through previous posts is like travelling back through time.