Did you see the news? Iran has agreed to curb it’s nuclear programme if sanctions on the country are relaxed a bit. Of course, the Israelis are saying it’s a big mistake, but you can’t have everything I suppose. It’s surely got to be good news for the region (and the world).
Talking of the Middle East, I saw a good film called Syriana the other day. George Clooney was in it. The film is about the influence of big oil companies on global events – although Clooney was playing an undercover CIA operative. I forget exactly why the US intelligence services were involved, but hey ho.
Talking of the word ‘ho’, did you know that Christmas is only about four weeks away now? Wow. It comes around so quickly every year. I really like Christmas – who doesn’t eh – but I’ve got to admit that xmas carols get right up my nose. I’m just so tired of them. Maybe it’s because I had to play them all the time at school (I was in the school band).
Talking of bands, did you see the Rolling Stones play at Glastonbury this year? Some of the newspaper headlines were really harsh I thought. One of the tabloids called their performance ‘The Night of the Living Dead’. Ouch! Personally, I think The Stones were brilliant. For Mick Jagger to be strutting his stuff, showing off his ribs, at his age is a great effort.
Talking of ribs, does anyone actually know why BBQ spare ribs count as a Chinese dish? I’m pretty sure BBQ sauce is an American invention. And why are they called ‘spare ribs’? What’s so ‘spare’ about them? Maybe they’re just leftover ribs that American food chains don’t want.
Talking of ‘not wanting’ things, does anyone actually want to talk about the cricket?