Thursday, March 24, 2011

For F.J. Titmus read Titmus F.J.

Sad to hear of the death of Fred Titmus, a Middlesex and England off-spinner.

Here's the anecdote about the amateurs and gentlemen days of English cricket.
There is a famous cricket story from the days when a strict divide was maintained between amateurs and professionals. It maintains that there was once an announcement at Lord’s that ran:

For F.J. Titmus read Titmus, F.J.

The point was that amateurs had their initials placed before their names and professionals had them afterwards.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

An analysis of the fall of the Celtic Tiger

Here's a fairly decent analysis of the economic crisis with particular reference to the Celtic Tiger.

[Hat tip: Bob Piper]

Friday, March 11, 2011

Census 2011

Now then. Now then. There are differences of opinion about the census. Is it important for the future planning of local, and national, services, sorry the Big Society. Must get up to speed with the vernacular.

Should it be boycotted because it's another example of the Big Brother state?

Should it be boycotted because part of the data collection is done by the arms making, and arms dealing, Lockheed Martin?

If you do fill it in what should you put in the religious section?
The Leicester Secular Society and British Humanist Association are running a campaign - "if you're not religious, for God's sake say so".

Here's a picture:

BHA If you're not religious, for God's sake, say so