Month: October 2004

Politics

Election Watch Day 6717

The most credible analysis of Bush’s “bulge” appears today in Salon. Up until now I’d thought that people were...

Radio

Don’t Kill Analogue

A good short piece by Tim Luckhurst in today’s Times pleaing for the Secretary of State not to kill off analogue radio. I must say...

Science

Cassini Imagery

The Cassini probe has been sending back some spectacular pictures of Titan from its first close flyby. (Incidentally, last week’s...

Science

Hobbit Found

The press is full of stories today about a new small species of human that was alive in a remote part of Indonesia 18,000 years ago. Both...

Sport

Red Sox Win

Last night the Red Sox finally won the World Series for the first time since 1918 – I won’t even get into the whole Babe Ruth...

TV

Mythology on TV

A great article from the Boston Globe on my favourite new US TV series, Lost, and what it defines as mythology TV in general. The author...

Politics

So How Hard Is It To Hold An Election?

Because sometimes you get the feeling that Florida is making a real fist of it. Now 58,000 postal votes have “gone missing”....

Politics

US Elections on the BBC

BBC Four had an excellent debate with first class speakers on Sunday night. Even Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly wasn’t as...

Misc

Office Equipment That’s Rubbish #1

Binding Machines. Despite much looking around, at work we still use wire binding machines. Surely this must be basically the same...

Radio

John Peel

Many people are upset at the untimely death of John Peel yesterday, at the age of 65. I was never a massive Peel listener, but last night I...