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7 Reasons Andrew Strauss Should Win Sports Personality of the Year

7 Reasons Andrew Strauss Should Win Sports Personality of the Year

  1.  Mess.  At the start of the summer the England cricket team was in a mess. They were a team still reeling on the back of coach-captain issues and defeat to the West Indies. Not a productive environment to be in. But somehow Strauss led them out of the darkness and into the light. From zeros to heroes. From ashes to, erm, Ashes. 2.  Form.  The general rule with captains, and certainly English captains, is that when you take over,...

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7 Reasons You Shouldn’t Shave (for men).

7 Reasons You Shouldn’t Shave (for men).

Thinking of shaving?  Don’t bother, it’s a pointless waste of time and your life will be improved by not doing it.  Here’s why: 1.  You are on the run. No one that goes on the run shaves.  Saddam Hussein – Beard.  Radovan Karadzic – Beard.  Harrison Ford in The Fugitive – Beard.  I don’t know why the authorities don’t draw beards on wanted posters.  Fugitives always stop shaving.  Why not...

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7 Reasons For 7Reasons.org

7 Reasons For 7Reasons.org

1.  Enjoyment. We’ve been running our 7 Reasons blog for a while now.  We really enjoy it, and other people have been enjoying it too.  We want to keep on enjoying. 2.  The name. The blog was called 7reasons-sevenreasons.blogspot.com as this was the best name we could get on Blogger.  That’s a seriously rubbish name, it’s totally unmemorable and we want to make a 7Reasons.org mug.  If we’d made a...

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7 Reasons You Will Win The Pub Quiz

7 Reasons You Will Win The Pub Quiz

1.  You know that in 1975 there was a number one single whose title wasn’t in the lyrics. Bohemian Rhapsody. And you know this was replaced at number one by the song whose title was a lyric in Bohemian Rhapsody. Mamma Mia. 2.  You know which area of London has six consecutive consonants in its name? Knightsbridge. 3.  You know which member of your family is an anagram of ‘Woman Hitler’. Mother-in-law. 4.  You know which...

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7 Reasons To Like Doors

7 Reasons To Like Doors

1.  The bedroom door.  No matter what age you are, whether you share it or are its sole occupant, your bedroom is a private place to do private things.  Whether you are a teenage boy practising your faces in the mirror, a thirty year old man playing World of Warcraft on his computer or a fully grown woman singing-along into her hairbrush, your privacy is protected by the door.  If it weren’t for the door your siblings, parents,...

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7 Reasons People Love Lists

7 Reasons People Love Lists

1.  Order. Your life is busy. You just have so many things to do. So many things that, sometimes, you forget to pack your knickers or eat more than spaghetti hoops all day. A list is a cure. It brings order to the chaos of your mind. You won’t embarrass yourself again. 2.  Stationery. A list gives you a chance to use those highlighters your grandparents bought you five years ago. And the A4 pad. Andthe gold star stickers. And the 23...

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