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7 Reasons Tintin Is Better Than Asterix

7 Reasons Tintin Is Better Than Asterix

1.  Appearance. Tintin – despite his abnormally spherical head – looks like a proper human being. He takes pride in his appearance. He wears blue sweaters and beige coats and spreads a little Brylcreem in his hair.  Asterix, though, is a bit of a scruff. He has an exceedingly large nose and a bushy yellow moustache. He also never changes his clothes unless he’s having a dip in the Roman Baths. And why has his helmet got feathers...

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7 Reasons to Keep the Traditional Police Helmet

7 Reasons to Keep the Traditional Police Helmet

1.  Pregnancy.  In the U.K., a pregnant woman can legally urinate wherever she likes.  She can even, if she requests to, urinate in a policeman’s helmet.  I’m not sure that it’s a practical receptacle for urine – the ventilation holes in the side would prove a particular problem – but it’s surely a desirable thing to pee in.  Who among us wouldn’t want to have a go at that? 2.  Theft.  Stealing a traditional policeman’s...

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Russian Roulette Sunday: 7 Reasons You Found Us

Russian Roulette Sunday: 7 Reasons You Found Us

Visitors mean a lot to websites.  Visitors are their oxygen. We are no different. At 7 Reasons we like to breath. And we’re not doing too badly on that account, thanks for asking. In the past seven days thousands of people have popped by, either because they are regular visitors or because they have typed something into Google and 7 Reasons has appeared in the search results. All are welcome. Well, nearly all. We’d be lying if we...

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Guest Post: 7 Reasons The United States of America is Better Than Great Britain

Guest Post: 7 Reasons The United States of America is Better Than Great Britain

    Today we are joined on the 7 Reasons sofa by Simon Best who, when he isn’t committing treason or thinking about trains, is a Youth Worker.  Simon’s fantastic tweets can be found here.  They are as fine a guide to tasteful living as you will find anywhere. 1.  The Weather. In Britain we love talking about the weather but, frankly, the British weather is pathetic, insipid and dull. For 5/6 of the year the weather in...

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7 Reasons You Know You Are Still A Child At Heart

7 Reasons You Know You Are Still A Child At Heart

  1.  Aversion to Pavements Part 1. There’s a wall a couple of feet high next to the pavement. That looks like a far more entertaining place to walk. Especially as it’s quite thin and so has an element of risk. 2.  Aversion to Pavements Part 2. Cracks. They’re disasterous things to have on pavements. You must avoid them. Stepping on the cracks mean you lose the game. And the world implodes. 3.  Your Colleague’s...

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