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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Charity Run


Matt Aston & Kev Winperis are running the New York marathon. Please visit the website to donate money to Cancer Research UK.
"I have decided to run the New York marathon and as anyone that knows me will testify, I most definately am not a natural distance runner! However I've always greatly admired people who've run a marathon and figured that I should bite the bullet and give it a go and in doing so raise a shed-load of cash for Cancer Research UK"

Tags: charity money

Monday, September 15, 2008

Sarah Palin - The shadow

"She stands for:
–Small town values — a denial of America’s global role, a return to petty, small-minded parochialism.

–Ignorance of world affairs — a repudiation of the need to repair America’s image abroad.

–Family values — a code for walling out anybody who makes a claim for social justice. Such strangers, being outside the family, don’t need to be heeded.

–Rigid stands on guns and abortion — a scornful repudiation that these issues can be negotiated with those who disagree.

–Patriotism — the usual fallback in a failed war.

–”Reform” — an italicized term, since in addition to cleaning out corruption and excessive spending, one also throws out anyone who doesn’t fit your ideology."
and there's a nice video of Matt Damon slagging her off too.

Tags: USA politics video

Newcastle United for sale

After sacking Alan Shearer, Mike Ashley has given a statement that Newcastle United is up for sale. Which I have put in the comments (click where it says comments below). I have also included the reply from as I agree with them.
Other reports; "The hard sell" from Black & White & Read All Over, "Ashley puts Newcastle up for sale" from the BBC and The Journal. "Ashley to Newcastle fans: I get the message" from The Daily Telegraph. "Ashley bows to fan pressure and puts Newcastle up for sale" from The Independent and Financial Times. "I'm selling up, says emotional Ashley" from The Guardian (by mackem Louise Taylor).
Tags: nufc

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Large Hadron Collider

The most powerful physics experiment ever built, the Large Hadron Collider will re-create the conditions just after the Big Bang in an attempt to answer fundamental questions of science and the universe itself.

Tags: technical bbc space

2008 Tour of Britain

"Stage 6: Darlington to NewcastleGateshead Friday 12th September

Welcome to stage 6 of the 2008 Tour of Britain in which the riders will race north from Darlington before heading around Newcastle and Gateshead to enter the city from the east, following the banks of the river Tyne to finish the stage in this most striking of cities.

10:00 Okm Darlington
10:50 12km Sedgefield
11:15 33km Durham
11:30 42km Langley : KOM
11:35 48km Annfield Plain
11:40 50km Harelaw : Sprint
11:50 58km Rowlands Gill
12:00 68km Wylam
12:10 74km High Barns : KOM
12:20 83km Stamfordham
12:55 110km Morpeth : Sprint
13:05 116km Bedlington
13:20 129km Seaton Sluice : Sprint
13:25 135km Whitley Bay
13:55 156km NewcastleGateshead"

Tags: sport Newcastle

Monday, September 08, 2008

Keegan quits

Stupid Geordie Swearing on LIVE TV
Tags: video nufc humour

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Quote of the week

The best quote I've heard this week is from Charles Dickens.
"I don't know the American gentleman and God forgive me for putting those two words together".

The best quote I heard this summer was immediately after the Olympics 100m final. Micheal Johnson said
"Micheal Phelps, Micheal who?"

Tags: humour

Send Custom MP3 Ecards
"You can spend a good chunk of time searching the web for an ecard that isn't annoying, cheesy, ad-ridden, or some combination of all three. Or you can grab a picture, choose a song, and send a super-clean, customized ecard through Simply upload an image file and MP3 to the free, no-registration-required site, add a message, and mail it out. The recipient gets a link to your e-postcard page, with no ads in sight (at least for now). This means you can be as cute, clever, snarky, or affectionate as you want, rather than letting some oddly-shaped critters express your wishes".

Tags: useful photos resources internet

Friday, September 05, 2008

No confidence in Mike Ashley


"Become a signatory to a letter of NO CONFIDENCE to Mike Ashley

Dear Mr Ashley,

This publication would like to make it abundantly clear that it has NO CONFIDENCE whatsoever in the management structure at Newcastle United which includes the position of Dennis Wise as Executive Director and Managing Director, Derek Llambias.

This publication would like to make it clear it has considerable doubts as to your suitability to own Newcastle United Football Club and questions strongly your financial commitment to running the club in a manner which will bring sustainable progress.

Under your stewardship the club has failed to invest sufficiently on the playing side and as a result we have a threadbare squad which is extremely vulnerable to injuries and suspensions in this new season.

We call upon you to remove Wise and Llambias from their positions of seniority over the team manager and to make a public statement about the funding available to build a squad worthy of the name of Newcastle United and which the support the club enjoys deserves.

true faith, Newcastle United Fanzine also at

If you would like your name to be included on the list of signatories to this letter please e-mail with your full name and seaon ticket number before Monday 8/Sep/08 when we will be sending the letter to Mr Ashley. Please bring this note to the attention of all other parties who you believe may be sympathetic to its contents."

Tags: nufc

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

100 things to do before you die

"Creator of the eponymous travel guide '100 things to do before you die', Dave Freeman, died this week. Click ... to see his definitive list of life-changing experiences in pictures".

Tags: news photos images list death