Mark's Musings

A miscellany of opinions, thoughts, rants and comments

17 November 2010
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Knowledge v Age

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AKA, why students are often such jerks. And older people are so patronising.

11 November 2010
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For the Fallen

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We normally only quote the middle section of this. But I think the whole poem is worth re-reading. With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children, England mourns for her dead across the sea. Flesh of her flesh they were, … Continue reading

4 November 2010
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Twenty things that are toxic to sport

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(If these seem a little football-centric, that’s because I watch more football than any other sport. Sorry about that.) Opening ceremonies Intrusive animated pitchside advertising hoardings Sepp Blatter Diving (other than in the Olympic diving pool, that is) Synchronised swimming … Continue reading

3 November 2010
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Letting private enterprise get wood

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I’ve seen a lot of tweets and Facebook updates asking people to support this campaign to “save our forests”. I don’t support it. Here’s why. For a start, the campaign is extremely misleading. It gives the impression (probably deliberately) that … Continue reading