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7 Reasons You Are Wrong Not To Love The 2012 Olympic Mascots

7 Reasons You Are Wrong Not To Love The 2012 Olympic Mascots

1.  Equality. Wenlock (he’s on the right) and Mandeville belong to a young boy and a young girl. Though for quite a while I thought the young girl was also a young boy. But this has clearly been done on purpose to show solidarity behind those athletes who are still deciding whether they should enter the Olympics as a man or a woman. Caster Semenya for example.* 2.  Billy Crystal. Okay, not Billy Crystal per se, but the animated...

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7 Reasons To Write In The Park

7 Reasons To Write In The Park

Something amazing happened yesterday; the sun came out in Yorkshire.  With a mixture of delirium, excitement and astonishment I abandoned my plans and headed off to my local park.  I decided to justify this dereliction of home improvement duty by coming up with 7 Reasons To Write In The Park.   1.  Fitness. I walked to the park, something that probably counts as one of my five portions of exercise per day.  Had I stayed at home to write...

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7 Reasons To Fly A Kite

7 Reasons To Fly A Kite

1.  Cats. It’s a well known fact that 80% of all missing cats are somewhere up a tree. 60% of these cats are found when someone accidentally gets their kite tangled up on the same branch. So basically, the morale of this reason is thus: If you’ve lost a cat, buy a kite. 2.  Life Skills Training. There aren’t many more annoying things in life than Janet Street-Porter, but trying to fly a kite when there is no wind has to be...

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7 Reasons I Shouldn’t Have Seen This Picture Of Russell Crowe

7 Reasons I Shouldn’t Have Seen This Picture Of Russell Crowe

1. Lips. Well, Russell looks manly and scary as always.  But there’s something strange about his lips.  They look a little red, don’t they?  They strike a feminine note in an otherwise masculine portrait.  That’s what inspired me to do this:   2.  Head. There, that’s better.  But there’s something else bothering me.  In the original photo, the top of his head’s missing.  Now I could try to...

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