Rick Eyre's blog
Frustrated with the refusal of John Howard to cut and run into retirement? Try doing the following to relieve some of the election frustration:
1. Create a "new folder" on your computer.
2. Name it "John Howard".
3. Send it to the trash.
4. Empty the trash.
5. Your computer will ask "Do you really want to get rid of 'John Howard'?"
6. Answer calmly "Yes" and press the mouse button.
7. Repeat as required.
(Source: Crikey's subscriber newsletter.)
Cork beat Kilkenny in the final of the All-Ireland Hurling Championship at Croke Park last Sunday. I won't stop bemoaning the fact that this wasn't on television in Australia and apparently will not be shown at a later date.
Cork's victory was something of an upset, the final score being 0-19 (19) to 0-7 (7).
Tiny Doll is dead. The sister of Grace Doll, Daisy Doll and Harry Doll, Tiny (born Elly Ann Schneider) was a munchkin in the Wizard of Oz (1939).
Tiny was the last of the Doll brethren, and there are now only eight surviving Munchkins from Oz. I can't be bothered doing the research, if anyone can tell me who they are I'd be most grateful.
How the face of the sky changes,
when the darkness roared with tanks in Beslan,
and with a premonition of the end
in that school, in that basketball hoop
trembled explosives, hung by Stalin.
Extract from Yevgeny Yevtushenko's School in Beslan, which appeared in today's Guardian.
The Cubs are now 78-64 with two wins so far in their home series against Pittsburgh, but they are still half a game behind the Giants. San Francisco beat Milwaukee 3-2. Bonds is still on 699.