London Day Eight early edition: Stuff from Week One

It's one whole week since the opening of the Games of the Triple-x Olympiad. As that traditional Australian saying goes: There are no winners and losers, just silver medallists. Here are a few random items from the first seven days that I haven't previously mentioned:

Best use of Twitter since the last best use of Twitter

For @paulandstorm #kanyenewyorkertweets on TwitpicIn what is surely the finest use of social media since William Shatner performed the tweets of Sarah Palin on late night television, the 85 year-old cartoon archive of the New Yorker magazine has been revitalised, drawings recaptioned with the dee

Methinks the commish doth tweet too much

There is much I dislike about IPL Commissioner Lalit Kumar Modi, but one cannot doubt his eagerness to connect with his public via his chosen medium of Twitter. I personally appreciate the fact that he took the time to engage in conversation with me on Twitter last October over an op-ed piece of his that was published in the Times of India.

Twitted assistor, Part Five: We're not gonna take it any more

For a variety of reasons I didn't do a normal cricket blog after Boxing Day 2009. I continued to pass comment on Twitter over the past month, however, and over the past few days I have been summarising, with annotations, my cricket-related tweets between December 27 and the present. Some tweets have been omitted for reasons of clarity or sanity, none have been internally edited.

Twitter-assisted cricket catch-up, Part Three

Part Three of a Twitter-enabled summary of my observations of the cricketing world since Boxing Day 2009. (See also Part One and Part Two.)

January 10, 2010:

Never thought I'd say this, but I miss the #cricket one-day tri-series. 2:56 PM Jan 10th

Dangerous thoughts on a bored Sunday afternoon between Tests with the only televised cricket reserved to an evening hit-and-giggle on pay TV.