1) While the Men in Blazers segments are somewhat hit and miss, when I was talking to a friend yesterday I told her she'd have to see this one
about England's World Cup exit, which I thought was by far their best. Hard to believe it's just about over.
2) Speaking of the World Cup, a look at Google's statistics
: "In 2010, the World Cup had more interest than the Olympics, Tour de France and the Super Bowl combined," says Roya Soleimani, Google's Trends Manager, who monitors global trends for the search giant. "So I think we shattered that even more this year with 1.5 billion searches so far. Other big sporting events generally are in the hundreds of millions." The Cup is also being blamed
for a low U.S. movie box office.
3) Brazil and The Netherlands ( Read more...Collapse )
4) Seriously, for the second year in a row Tatiana Maslany got snubbed by the Emmys? Are they serious? (though I was amused by a number of these tweets
5) Information on the decline of author incomes
in the UK. What raised my eyebrows more though was a linked article with the headline "The future of the serious novel, argues Will Self, is as a specialised interest." When was it ever NOT? Not only was it always a minority of people who read for leisure but a minority of regular readers who care for serious literature. It's just becoming a smaller sliver. ( Read more...Collapse )Comments at Dreamwidth .