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History with a finger on the fast forward button

Found via Nosemonkey, this time-lapse map of European history is rather good: Related PostsWorth Reading 185: Atherton in Johannesburg What if Margaret Thatcher had carried on as Prime Minister after 1990? Worth Reading 175: The end of Abraham Worth Reading 171: Titanium dioxide…

Predictions for 2011

I’m reliably informed that if I want to be taken seriously as a blogger again, then I must post some predictions for things that will happen in the next year. So, here goes: 1) Wolves will be relegated for the Premiership. Even when…

Petitions to #stopblair

Want to stop Tony Blair becoming President of the Council of the European Union? Well, if you’re not one of the 27 leaders in the Council who’ll make the decision (and if you are, please leave a comment) you don’t get a say…

Le Grand Depart

I had a nice day out in London yesterday – even if I did get a little sunburnt – watching the prologue time trial of the Tour de France. There are pictures here, and I even remembered who some of the cyclists were,…

Just a simple question

For anyone complaining that Eurovision is a ‘fix’ and blighted by ‘block voting/neighbour voting’: if it’s such a massive problem that occurs year after year, why is it that Serbia are the first Balkan country to win the contest since 1989?

L’Irony

One detail that’s amused me in the aftermath of the French Presidential election is that Sarkozy, after telling the people of France they need to work harder and follow the pattern of the UK and the US more, has decided to spend the…

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