Monday, March 31, 2008

[blogfocus] from ef to el

Meandering through the F to L of my roll this morning, I picked up these gems:

Gavin Ayling with what must be the classic quote of the day:

Poetry, as I said recently, has only just made sense to me and, of course, science always has been deeply important to me so I thought it appropriate that I share it with you.

Grendel is one year old - yo! And the Gypsy Haven also has a real birthday plus a shot at paradise [pic at the top]

Guthrum the Old reminds us of a very special day coming up and Ian Parker presents a poem on the topic:

The French and the Germans may call themselves such
As may the Norwegians, the Swedes, and the Dutch.
You can say you are Russian, or maybe a Dane,
But don’t dare say you’re English ever again.

... do read the rest of this.

Helena, in creating a likeness, presents her goddaughter [see pic below].

Iain Dale presents some quite frankly horrifying stats about our fair land:

* 27% of UK 15 year olds have been drunk 20 or more times compared to 12% in Germany, 6% in Holland and 3% in France
* 44% of UK teenagers are frequently involved in fights compared to 28% in Germany.
* 35% of UK 15 year olds have used Cannabis in the last 12 months, compared to 27% in France, 22% in Holland and 18% in Germany.
* 40% of English fifteen year old girls have had sexual intercourse, compared to 29% in Sweden, 24% in Canada, 20% in Holland, 18% in France and 14% on Spain.

Verlin's Lil Bit has scored her first goal in soccer so you'd best get over there and catch the video of said event! She's a great player!

Jams poses the quite important question - how many 5 year olds could you take on at one time? Do go and test your strength out against the wee mites.

John Trenchard presents a video illustrating the prowess of the Honey Badger ...

... whilst Juliet presents the cardiologists' nightmare and describes her attempt to make it in truly Juliesque terms:

Though I realise now that the lovely moist texture is due to the oil, I still can't get over that we ate a cup of oil in addition to the cake being covered in cream cheese, butter and icing sugar, and that we were willing to believe that the inclusion of a couple of grated carrots could somehow mean it was 'healthy' when in fact all it needed was a couple of spoonfuls of glaucoma-inducing MSG to make the horror complete.


Verlin Martin said...

skip over my way and check out lil bit's soccer game :)

Bretwalda Edwin-Higham said...

Have done already, sir.

Verlin Martin said...

Thanks :)

"She's hot!" What does that mean in your country? It's not something you say about a 6 year old here ... heh

(especially MY 6 year old)

Bretwalda Edwin-Higham said...

It means she's a top player, Verlin. Why, what did you think?

LordSomber said...

Re: Iain Dale's piece, interesting post and comments here:

Curious to hear your opinions.

Semaj Mahgih said...

M'lord, I'm running a special post on Iain's post and the samizdata link is great - thank you.

Verlin Martin said...

Hot is what you say about someone's looks.

If you talk about how someone plays and use hot, you would say 'on fire' or she was hot during the game, etc.

(I realize you didn't mean it in anwy harmful way and I was kidding around with you)