…to whom the world cup 2014…

…’as the days dwindle down to a precious few…’

2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

We have The Guardian doing its part, World Cup 2014 countdown – live!

As is TeleSur,  España ya está en Brasil con la ilusión de ganar su segundo título. Spain is looking for a repeat of their victory.

So far, so good. [HT. This we would have missed.] And when dumb is a severe understatement, enter Huffington Post, and into, of all areas, football. This ‘nugget’, a bit of infantile nonsense on the subject of dumb and dumber – the Huffington Post (HuffPo) deserves a special nod. Now a chaotic, confused and confusing website, shill for one of the political duopoly, it presumes to cover everything and classify everything into categories, compartments and sub-compartments, on and on. Read the rest of this entry »


…kicking around some predictions…

…as the Old Year dribbles out, one ponderous (?) thought…

Who among the political heavyweights will be the sorry victim of El Grupo de la Muerte in 2014?

The Guardian offers us an opportunity to kick that thought around with Who has the hardest World Cup 2014 draw? Some see three groups, not one? And while we wait for kick-off, let’s resort to a well-known orchestra for its lively interpretation of one seasonal chestnut,

as we seek inspiration, or enjoyment, from