Stuff I’ve enjoyed this week
For those of you new to the blog, I quite often put together a list of sports-related links I’ve enjoyed over the past week. As part of the broadening of this blog’s horizons, I thought I’d put together a more general list this time. I hope it leads you to some interesting corners of the internet, and as always if you have any links to share, please do!
Non-sporting stuff for your enjoyment
Regular commenter and nicest guy on the internet, Steven Harris, has been talking about meeting celebrities, and remembering the time he met a Beatle. You might see in the comments that I have had quite a celeb-spotting week, seeing both Lisa Snowdon and Angela Rippon. Please note, I don’t mix in showbiz circles. Nor do I stalk people off the telly. Honestly.
Another commenter here, Nathan Henrion, has recently published his book for the Kindle. I’m looking forward to hearing how the experiment goes, with such a new and relatively untested medium. I’m going to have to buy the book itself very soon. It’s a steal at 99 cents.
Raven Mack is always worth a read. His lastest post is about pumpkins, and a whole lot more.
Sporting stuff for your enjoyment
The ever-reliable BaseballGB is reviewing the 2009 season a division at a time. Sadly, the verdict of the New York Mets as the “New York Mess” is right on the money.
Tim Lincecum won the Cy Young Award this week, ahead of Chris Carpenter, leading to a wave of controversy among the baseball internet-y fraternity. Wezen Ball serves up a nice little parody of the uproar.
There’s been a lot written about France beating Ireland to go to the World Cup, via Thierry Henry’s hand. Twohundredpercent writes perhaps the most level-headed assessment of events.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend folks!
Now I don’t want to get into a ‘Nice-Fest’ but I’m sure you’re nicer than me. Especially as yesterday I stopped so low as to get into a bickering match with an (admittedly moronic) person who was writing pathetic comments on another blog I read. Thank you very much for your appreciation, though. You’re spot on about Twohundredpercent’s account of HenryGate too.
Ah, I wouldn’t worry. I’m pretty sure that bickering with morons is what got me hooked on the internet in the first place. Sometimes these people need telling!
I realized too late that there is no telling this particular moron. I ended up frustrated with myself for having wasted time and effort on someone who is not interested in debate or even argument: he’s simply the sort who ignores anything you might have to say and just continues to spout incendiary rubbish. Oh well, it got the old blood flowing so perhaps it was a bizarre cardiovascular workout?
Yes, call it a workout! What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger and all that…
Trolls are an unfortunate by-product of the internet, but what gives me faith in the human race is that blogs/message boards on the whole do such a good role of self-policing, and the trolls eventually shrink away. Hopefully, that will be the case in your situation.
Troll is such a good word for them too. They lurk under bridges and try to eat away at the interaction of rest of us as though we’re Billy Goats Gruff. I felt quite gruff, it’s true, but did not have a bigger brother to come trip-trapping over that particular bridge. Note to self: order a big goat brother from Argos for Christmas.
hey, thanks for the plug Steve, I appreciate it.