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Thursday, July 28, 2005

"That Flighty Temptress"

Back at it in Halifax at the old firm, and happy to report that all is well. Hopefully blogging by your three humble correspondents will soon return to its semi-respectable pace. In the mean time, a smattering of thoughts.

(1) Loved the new Harry Potter book - far superior to Phoenix and up there with the best parts of Goblet. Has J.K. ever written a classier sentence than this Dumbledore beauty: "And now Harry, let us step out into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure."

(2) Nice to see Peter Crouch sign for Liverpool as they continue slow progression through the Champions League qualifiers. Will they now finish higher up than the Gunners in next year's Premiership table? Bet on it. Looking forward to the Champions League draw tomorrow.

(3) The Pogues' Rainy Night in Soho joins U2's One and Cash's version of Bridge Over Troubled Water as a contender in the "most beautiful song of all time" contest. Pure poetry.

(4) Parrish and Grewal are easily the two most embarrassing MPs of this session. The real question is whether they are the most ridiculous of all time... My faith in democracy would be greatly enhanced if voters rewarded their absurdity and incompetence by summarily turfing them from office. Here's hoping.

(5) The Harvey Wallbanger has emerged as my official drink of summer. Looking forward to a few free ones on the boss this evening, on a patio overlooking the Ocean. The return to Halifax is not all punches and blood.

5 Comments:

Blogger Siscoe said...

#4 - One can only hope.

12:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You say bet on Liverpool, but you still haven't taken that bet with me.

Gongshow

4:19 PM  
Blogger James MacDuff said...

Sorry, below in the comments you will see I made the commitment.

The odds are against me, but up Gerrard and Carragher is already my favorite defender. Wenger's a chump. Bring it. I would have liked something better than $10 [The Office or Extras DVD volumes] but so it goes.

Consider the bet on, old man. I'll pay ya in Mehico....

1:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We're on. You do have a couple of weeks to think of a better bet though. How about something like buying the first round of Margaritas for a table of girls in Mexico, and using a line provided by the other. Some sort of follow up to "I'm trying to think of a way to kiss you..."
G.

5:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also, the season will only be a few months in, in November, but yes, Arsenal will have an unsurpassable lead over Liverpool, so you can pay up then...

5:20 AM  

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