Saturday, June 12, 2010

Play your cards right

Philip Larkin on his teenage years:

I had grown up to regard sexual recreation as a socially remote thing, like baccarat or clog dancing.

(And check out some Larkin cartoons at themanwhofellasleep.)


M.A.Peel said...

Hmm, Larkin seems to be sitting on a football jersey icon. I've got one word for you: "1950"

Anonymous said...

Carrying on with M A Peel's football reference. I have just sat through the latest England disappointment with a load of English people. The saving grace was that there no Scots present. Otherwise there could have been bother.

M.A.Peel said...

I saw a tweet that the Scots were rooting for US in the match.

I'm a lifelong Mets fan, so I understand disappointment.

Here's the Onion's assestment:

England: Known for inventing new ways to underperform; look for England's players to lose their first World Cup match by forgetting what time it starts and everyone going skydiving instead.

Tim Footman said...

What you chaps always neglect to mention, Mrs Peel, is that the winning goal in 1950 was scored by a Haitian. (Nice that her Maj gave the hapless goalie a medal, 60 years on.)

Indeed, BWT. I do wonder how the Caledonians will behave if and when they actually qualify again.

Like the Onion analysis, but preferred the prediction for Saturday night, that kick-off was at 1930, but the Americans wouldn't turn up until 1941.