Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Flickr Of The Day

all quiet in the woods
Originally uploaded by justbelightful


I saw this guy on Spicks and Specks, a music quiz on TV here in Australia, last week.

Tuesday, 30 October 2007

Flickr Of The Day

Hunter Moon
Originally uploaded by cc49
A beautiful shot of Vancouver, one of my favourite cities.

Monday, 29 October 2007

A History Lesson

This op-ed in the new York Times rings a few bells doesn't it?

Among the Jacobins’ greatest triumphs was their ability to appropriate the rhetoric of patriotism — Le Patriote Fran├žais was the title of Brissot’s newspaper — and to promote their political program through a tightly coordinated network of newspapers, political hacks, pamphleteers and political clubs.

Even the Jacobins’ dress distinguished “true patriots”: those who wore badges of patriotism like the liberty cap on their heads, or the cocarde tricolore (a red, white and blue rosette) on their hats or even on their lapels.

And finally, the original definition of the word...

Though it has been a topic of much attention in recent years, the origin of the term “terrorist” has gone largely unnoticed by politicians and pundits alike. The word was an invention of the French Revolution, and it referred not to those who hate freedom, nor to non-state actors, nor of course to “Islamofascism.”

A terroriste was, in its original meaning, a Jacobin leader who ruled France during la Terreur.

Tuesday, 16 October 2007

Flickr Of The Day

Cromer Beach Huts and Pier
Originally uploaded by redman77
Cromer Beach on a Winter's afternoon

Thursday, 11 October 2007

Flickr Of The Day

One of the best views in Paris. From the top of the Tour Montparnasse.

Monday, 8 October 2007

Is Chris Brown the New Dean Coney?

I had the opportunity to watch Norwich this season as their home game with Sheffield Wednesday was shown in full here in Australia.

It was a lamentable performance from most of the players. I know we had three players suspended, but my big question is... what is Chris Brown for? He looked like a reincarnation of one of Norwich's worst ever signings, Dean Coney. Yes, he won a couple of headers, but he never looked like a threat in the game. With David Strihavka on the bench and Chris Martin also available, why play him at all?

With Norwich now in the bottom three of the championship, we need to start playing some football, preferably without Brown in the team. Up early tomorrow morning as the QPR-Norwich game is being shown live here at 4.45am.

Flickr Of The Day

Match of the Day.

Sunday, 7 October 2007

Flickr Of The Day

Originally uploaded by josef.stuefer
A favourite beer