Friday, September 17, 2010

Six of the Best 93

Nick Clegg's most enthusiastic supporter in the last Lib Dem leadership election and latterly the Coalition's greatest critic, Lindylooz Muze interviewed the deputy prime minister today. Did he reconcile her to the Coalition? It seems we'll have to wait for part 2.

Millennium Elephant was there too - and took a photograph.

An elected mayor for Colchester? What You Can Get Away With says no and quotes Karl Popper: "What a monument of human smallness is this idea of the philosopher king. What a contrast between it and the simplicity of humaneness of Socrates, who warned the statesmen against the danger of being dazzled by his own power, excellence, and wisdom, and who tried to teach him what matters most — that we are all frail human beings."

Wilson's Words reflects on the experience of learning a language in another country; in this case it is Russian in the Ukraine.

Tessa Norton writes on Londonist about the campaign to save The Wenlock Arms, which is a pub off the City Road.

Unmann-Wittering Blog presents "Licence to Snatch": "I love the detail of this 1971 Public Information Film: the grey and brown polyester fashions, the bedraggled hair, the rotating rack with Joe Loss and Pinky & Perky records on it...and yes, that purse snatcher bloke does look like Sean Connery, doesn't he? Well, he would, as it's Sean's younger brother, Neil."

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