Daily Archives: 21 June, 2010

Video of the Didi Drog…

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Giby_mnvbyA[/youtube]

Very short break from marking lest I go mad… As it is I’ve had a lot that I have to take away with me through non-completion 🙁 With two weeks to go that’s not good news…

Anyhow video file of the Didiver accompanied by the lovely voiced Suzie Clarke.

Also – an illustrated sermon using football as a basis*…

*or something…

Not really – have to be in another room in a few mins anyhow. But ’twas watching Ivory Coast v Brazil yesterday as a total neutral. I didn’t care who won as long as there were skills on show.

What I got, in the first half certainly, was overpaid petulance, two teams scared to move forwards and the most ridiculous of strung together hospital passes. And one of the most ludicrous dives by lil Didz Drogs which was both entertaining in its athleticism as it was mischievous in its gamesmanship. So I doodled this as I watched:

Of course that was followed by Kaka and Keita and their little theatrical double header, a horrendous leg snapper (which seems to have been forgotten by the media… Was the third goal scorer seriously injured or not? Apart from the replays there’s been no info that I’ve seen) and so on… What interested me was that both Kaka and Drogba raised their fingers to heaven or crossed themselves in thanks for particular parts of their game – the parts that worked right – yet didn’t stop themselves from mischief or unsportsmanlike actions throughout the rest of the game. I generally follow football through the radio – Alan Green being a particular favourite although sometimes short memoried sommentator – but even I know that Drogba is a thesaural equivalent of cheating/diving/playacting toadwart. Kaka I’ve generally not followed but was vaguely aware that he has his moments… So the match seemed to be a 90 minute variation of Police, Camera Action where you see cars cut up and put in danger by drivers with fish signs on the back.

So, no sermon then 🙂 just amused me with the parallel. And now is close enough to 11 that I have to dash so dash I will.

The Thanks SFX image with a lill bit of blur…

((chortle 🙂 Just realised I’m listening to Live and Hyde Park so STEREO blur: some in the ears, some for the eyes).

Blur, or, more specifically, Albarn, is my favourite basis for a loved musical experience: I’m a huge fan of Gorillaz and blur and Monkey and tGtBatQ and so on. He strikes me as one of the most intelligent lyricists of my generation and I find endless inspiration at Damon’s ability to reinvent himself and his work. I don’t always agree with the message behind the music (although often I do) but I always find myself engaged with his concepts and arguments.

Sidetrack ahoy.

Off to mark in a min 🙁 Just wanted to do something fun before the avalanche of paperwork descends…. Sorry, I’m coming to the realisation that I’m always tired and I’m always moaning… I’ll try harder to document the nice things. Father’s day yesterday was very pleasant for example with both myself and my own dear old dad having some very pleasant presents and family time together. So hurrah for that 🙂 I also slept for 12 hours solid having helped clear up all of the chairs/tables/bouncy castles (three of them! Well, 2 and a bouncy fight gladiator style thing) from our churches fun day on the green on the Saturday. And that was a very good 12 hours spent productively 🙂 The sleep I mean, although the fun day went well too.