Archive for June, 2004

Baseball Update

June 30th, 2004

From the New York Times:

Vice President Dick Cheney spent about 20 minutes in Manager Joe Torre’s office and in the clubhouse shaking hands with players before the Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox, 11-3, last night at Yankee Stadium….During the singing of “God Bless America” in the seventh inning, an image of Cheney was shown on the scoreboard. It was greeted with booing, so the Yankees quickly removed the image.

So even Yankees fans have at least one redeeming feature.[via lbo-talk]

England Back in UK

June 25th, 2004

As if there were any doubt. An entertaining headline, over at the BBC.

The Second, Third and Fourth Times as Farce

June 25th, 2004

England go out to the first decent side they meet in the knock-out stages, in a quarter final to a team managed by Scolari, etc. But at least there’s a new name — David Beckham’s, no less — to inscribe in fiery letters in the annals of embarrassing penalty misses alongside Stuart Pearce, Gareth Southgate, David Batty…

The list goes on, doesn’t it?

Harry’s Back

June 24th, 2004

Over here. And Marc’s started posting again, too, though he, like me, is now smothered in examination scripts…

Just Dead Socialist Watch

June 23rd, 2004

Marc Mulholland writes:

My bleedin’ Daily Moiders is playing up and I can’t update (maybe time for a move). Given my enforced silence, I’d be appreciative is you could post a DSW notice at the Stoa for Nimrod Sejake who has just died aged 83. Nimrod was a marxist and cadre of the ANC for decades (he once shared a cell with Nelson Mandela). I knew him back in Ireland and he was perhaps the most impressive militant I have ever met. There’s an obit from the Irish Times here.

Thanks for that, Marc.So Harry’s still down, Tim Ireland‘s admitted defeat, and now the Daily Moiders is playing up. These are dark times for the World of Blogs.

Berlusconi, Crooner

June 23rd, 2004

Crooked Timber’s Henry Farrell has bought himself a copy of Silvio Berlusconi’s recent album, and is unimpressed.

Vacation Tophet

June 21st, 2004

Yes, it’s back — now that termtime is over, and only days after being declared “moribund?” over at Crooked Timber by Henry Farrell.