Irrational Nonsense

In bits and pieces, wise words on July 17, 2010 by Gabor Tagged: ,

This Periodic Table by Crispian Jago is brilliant.

See the full thing here:




In bits and pieces, out and about on July 14, 2010 by Gabor Tagged:

Caroline graduated today: Caroline Kovacs BA (Russian) and now BSc (Mathematics).

I saw a lady walking ahead of us wearing shoes with these bright pink soles.



In out and about on July 14, 2010 by Gabor Tagged:

Another podcrawl – a meet up in London with other podcasters and friends. Here I am with my new friend Andy.



In garden on July 14, 2010 by Gabor Tagged:

Freshly picked from our tree.



In musings, rants on July 12, 2010 by Gabor


That’s how I feel.

Betrayed by the nasty way the Dutch team played in yesterday’s final. I am glad Spain won.

1974 was my first World Cup. The Dutch team lit up that tournament with their exhilarating Total Football. They should have won, but ran into Germany, the hosts, in the final.

4 years later, ditto, but they ran into the hosts Argentina in the final.

Since then I have held a torch for Holland as a football nation. I have had a policy of switching support to Holland as soon as England go out.

That is why I wanted Holland to win: for Cruyff, Neeskens, Krol et al. For Van Basten, Rijkaard and Gullit. For Bergkamp.

But yesterday we did not see a flair performance by the Dutch. It was nasty. It was 1982 vintage Germany: anyone remember Schumacher and Stielike? And as for that whinging git Robben. If Holland had won it would have been a travesty.

Before the end of the first half of yesterday’s final I had fallen out of love. I think it unlikely that I will be automatically switching my support to Holland next time England go out of a major tournament.


Viva Espana!

In sporting success on July 11, 2010 by Gabor

Congratulations to Spain, worthy winners of the 2010 World Cup.

A further post tomorrow, once my thoughts about the Dutch team have settled.


162 – Friday 11 June 2010 : I want a vuvuzela!

In sporting success on June 12, 2010 by Gabor Tagged: , ,

The 2010 football World Cup kicked off today in South Africa. I hope it will be a fantastic tournament. And that England win, or failing them Holland.

And many congratulations to Siphiwe Tshabalala, for an excellent first goal of the competition (and what a brilliant name!).

So come on everybody, get your vuvuzelas out!