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What year is it?

So we appear to be ‘enjoying’ the 2020 Olympics. Is this simply because they had the posters and signage done? I think it would have been very cool and 21st-century if they had simply send around a bunch of people with Sharpies and spray cans to alter the signs!

Does this mean that in the future we can attach unrelated numbers to events rather than follow the clearly outmoded practice of using the actual year? Assuming this to be the case, and due to the fact that I have recently had a significant birthday, I am planning to use 2000 as my year of birth from now on. Not only that, I shall adjust it every fifth year to ensure that I am permanently in my twenties.

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Considered thought for the day.

Please read to the end.

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Spoiled their party ? ! ? !

You may have noticed that there was a football match yesterday – but being neither a football fan nor English – it doesn’t affect me much, though after ten years living in Italy I was happy with the result. However what I did find irritating was the way in which the media handled the event as ‘something of importance to ALL of us’ which was ’uniting us in this difficult time’ Really ?! Leaving aside that grossly inaccurate assumption, to read on the BBC site an article by Phil McNulty Chief Football Writer with the headline ‘as Italy spoil ‘coming home’ party’ was spectacularly wrong. A party is normally held to celebrate something that has been achieved, NOT something that is simply ‘a hope’. ‘Spoiled our party’ sounded like a small child, with a pouty lip, whingeing ‘It’s not fair…..’

Italy won. England did not.

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What football match?

Friends will know that I don’t have any interest in football – however I did like Joe Lycett’s comment: ‘Football is coming home on Sunday and when it does I fully intend to drink 17 pints of Carling, take my shirt off and smash up a bus stop. For the lads.’

Interesting that the Beer of the Tournament is Budweiser ! Fits with Sweet Caroline, I guess.

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Strabane

Whenever I hear the name of Strabane, I remember this clip!