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7 Reasons To Watch The Winter Olympics

7 Reasons To Watch The Winter Olympics

1.  Primetime. This time around, the Winter Olympics are in Vancouver. That means it will be shown on the TV in the evenings. Assuming you are reading this in the UK that is. Watching sport on a weeknight evening is brilliant. It is what makes life so enjoyable. 2.  We Might Win A Medal. And if we do, it will almost certainly be won by someone we haven’t heard of. In a sport we know nothing about. But come Sports Personality of the Year...

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7 Reasons to Hate the Thaw

7 Reasons to Hate the Thaw

1. Brown.  The thaw is brown.  Everything is muddy, slushy and brown.  The grit that was scattered onto the snowy roads and pavements and is now visible, is brown.  The river is brown.  The bare trees are brown, the uncovered grass is brown, Gordon is Brown.  Nothing good is brown (except beverages and beverage based desserts, obviously). 2.  Slush.  When the snow is on the ground it’s a pure, blank canvas which will be affected...

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7 Reasons to Love The Snow

7 Reasons to Love The Snow

1. Crime. Snow aids crime detection. Foolish criminals often commit a winter burglary and, when fleeing the scene, leave a handy trail of footprints and tyre-tracks that lead straight to their own homes. The police even catch some of them. 2. Unmask the stupid. It’s easy to discover who the idiots are when it snows. The words essential and necessary are words that are used every winter to describe the sort of car journey you should...

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7 Reasons ‘Last Christmas’ Is The Greatest Music Video Ever.

7 Reasons ‘Last Christmas’ Is The Greatest Music Video Ever.

1.  The Set-up. The start of the video could very well be the start of a James Bond film that stars Jennifer Aniston. Two jeeps pull up in the snow. A door opens. A man gets out. He turns around. And that’s where is ends. You could never have a Bond villain with a hairstyle like that. Well, not unless Bond himself was played by Mika. 2.  The Waving. Let’s be honest about this, it’s horrendous. It is not proper waving. It is...

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