Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Germany 4 England 1
The dashed hopes of a nation are encapsulated in that line.
These hopes were ALWAYS going to be unrealised. We are, let's face it, shite at football.
The results speak volumes. USA 1-1 England, Algeria 0-0 England. We should have massacred both of these teams. With Bozo the Keeper and a toothless strikeforce the USA result is easily explained. Algeria? OMG. What a dull game. Duller than old lead.
Then - rejoice in the streets - we beat Slovenia 1-0. Slovenia? Those two million nice people just t'other side of Austria. Since when did Slovenia become a footballing nation that we were proud to beat? Again; we should have taken them apart.
So - second in the group behind USA - we limp to the second round.
Germany. The first decent team we've met after being in the easiest of groups.
0-1 (aargh) 0-2 (more aargh) 1-2 (oh. hope) 2-2 (rejoice!) 1-2 (again) 1-3 (gloom) 1-4 (despair)
I just hope the "Lampard-goal-that-wasn't" makes up a little bit for 1966.
It won't, I suspect.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Cut or Tax?

So, HM Govt is faced with the biggie. Cut or tax?
Every year of my life I have watched wasters getting away with it.
Every second of the Labour Government I watched special interest groups and uber-Quangos soaking up my money. I watched an economy become dependant upon taxes.
Cut, Dave; CUT!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Becoming Old and Confused

Things beginning with i- are starting to puzzle me. I was happy enough with my i-Pod although the advantages it holds over the old minidisk system are, in my view, vastly overrated. I can scrape by with the i-Player, especially when linked to Auntie through my Wii. How cool is that?
Now, i-Phone. Don't have one. Probably never will. Daughter number 1 has such kit and loves it. Presumably she bought the "Make me love this phone" app (or is it ap?).
Now we have the i-Pad.
I think not.
A piece of hardware looking for a niche, I think.

What next? Let's use up those vowels...
i-Pod, i-Pad, i-Ped, i-Pid, i-Pud

We have the first two. The i-Ped, I'm guessing, would be something to do with walking. A small device to send electric current down one's legs (a la Galvani and the frog) to help one walk. The i-Pid (pronounced eye-peed) would be good for my generation as our sphincters fail. Keep those urges to urinate under control with an i-Pid.
The i-Pud?
Apple crumble.