Category Archives: JD

Arabs losing the plot [1]

JD asks:

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Epilepsy

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In the light of the weird 3 a.m. awakening this morning on which I blogged, thought this from JD might put our issues in perspective:

The New Scientist reviewing Dostoyevski – wonders never cease! 🙂

But they are using it as a case study of epilepsy and I found it fascinating, naturally.

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22129531.000-diagnosing-dostoevsky-understanding-ecstatic-seizures.html#.UukADftFC3Z

“IT WAS one of the most profound experiences of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s life. “A happiness unthinkable in the normal state and unimaginable for anyone who hasn’t experienced it… I am then in perfect harmony with myself and the entire universe,” he told his friend, Russian philosopher Nikolai Strakhov.”

Page two wanders away from the point slightly but comes back to it on page three. Continue reading

Celtic mist

JD replies, [to celebrate the Kinnear departure no doubt]:

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Club culture is paramount

This is from NO’s resident* Toon, in the club’s Mag:

I am old enough to remember the protests and the banners against Joe Harvey and the demands by supporters for his removal and for the club to show more ambition; to win a trophy. And this barely five years after winning the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup (forerunner of today’s Europa League).

“Be careful what you wish for, it might come true!”

The Club duly sacked Harvey and what happened next?

We were ‘rewarded’ with Gordon Lee and Richard Dinning. And then….?

Nothing happened; new faces but same old problems.

We still haven’t won anything since 1969.(The Texaco Cup and the Anglo-Italian Cup don’t really count. Well, do they?)

jackiemilburnIn my book, the passion is the thing, the love of the club or the family or the nation or whatever it is you belong to.

Why is it that some clubs always talk of success, sell the club, bring in a a new board on a New Deal which is going to pave the stands in gold and it never really happens? Continue reading

That German flatulent cow blaze

JD rushes this to us and one wonders if Mark has picked up on it:

Methane gas from 90 flatulent cows exploded in a German farm shed on Monday, damaging the roof and injuring one of the animals, police said.

High levels of the gas had built up in the structure in the central German town of Rasdorf, then “a static electric charge caused the gas to explode with flashes of flames,” the force said in a statement.

One cow was treated for burns, a police spokesman added.

JD adds one commenter’s take:

Is this where the Davos forum on economic theft is taking place? Did all the BS catch on fire?

Messin’ around