Monthly Archives: August 2008

‘Arsenal eez one of ze big teams’

Former England manager Steve McClaren is asked about facing Arsenal in the Champions League by a Dutch journalist. Nothing unusual about that, but the ex-Boro boss’s decision to put on a daft foreign voice makes for a very amusing interview… … Continue reading

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Ok commuter?

Posted by Dom I’ve recently moved house, an experience which was remarkably stress-free considering how painful it could have been. One thing that I’m still getting my head around is the change in my daily journey to work, however. Instead … Continue reading

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Hit the north

Posted by Ian The Conservative Party’s favourite think tank has announced it’s all over for the north of England. According to the Policy Exchange, cities such as Liverpool and Hull, and towns like Blackpool and Scunthorpe, are apparently doomed. There … Continue reading

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Olympics lip-syncing scandal

"Tiny singer wins heart of nation" is a headline on the China Daily website today but the 9-year-old Lin Miaoke has hit the news elsewhere after it emerged that she mimed during the opening ceremony because the actual singer didn’t … Continue reading

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Wot no MSN?

All our websites are down at the moment, but don’t worry – a vast team of engineers is, even as I type, grappling with an illuminated circuit board the size of Yorkshire, full of flashing lights and beeping sounds, trying … Continue reading

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Everything must go

Posted by Ian There was an item on Radio 4’s PM programme a few days ago about a supposedly new supermarket phenomenon. Shoppers, according to the report, have started congregating in specific aisles at specific times in order to be … Continue reading

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