Archive for May 26th, 2005

Pool Reflections

Watching the thrills and spills of Liverpool’s European triumph last night, a number of things crossed my mind:

1. Milan Baros/Stacey Slater from Eastenders;
2. Jon Dahl Tomasson/Luke Skywalker;
3. How a footballer’s voice and accent, despite one’s expectations, seldom have any bearing on his footballing talents (Steven Gerrard);
4. The modesty of Rafa Benitez;
5. How Real Madrid might turn their attention to Benitez;
6. How Michael Owen must be tan enfermo como un loro, as John Toshack may have said at some point.

Speaking of Spain, I’m off there now for a couple of weeks. Back on Monday fortnight. You won’t be hearing anything from me in the meantime, although I will probably come back with quite a few items prepared. That, at least, is the intention.

Que sea leve.


It Would Be So Nice…

I’m off on holidays today. Holidays for me mean considering how I can best put an end to my wage slavery, and rather than indulge in the usual activity of googling ‘Get Rich Quick’ schemes and browsing self-help books, I figure it’s time to stop procrastinating and write my own manual to assist others. Here are a few titles I’m mulling over:


The Rat Marathon
The race ain’t no sprint. You’re in this for the long run.

From Zero To Pharaoh
Harness the power of the pyramid scheme.

Throw Momma From The Gravy Train
How your elderly parents could inhibit your growth potential.

How To Fill The Empty Nest
Strategies for remortgaging your house and delighting your adult children.


The Uses And Abuses Of Literacy
Why this could be the last book you ever have to read

Those Who Can’t, Teach
They were wrong about you. Dead wrong.

English: The Toughest Tongue
Screw French. Find out why when it comes to languages, you’ve already got it licked.

Sum Girls Wander By Mistake
How being a man can count against you in maths class.

Ethics and Religion

Enough About Me. What Do You Think Of Me?
How to stay happy at the centre of the universe.

Jesus Christ, Fund Manager
Why Jesus loves the free market too.

Others to follow.

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May 2005