On bended knee
It's really good to know that Charlton Athletic are not only a community minded club but are big-hearted enough to do their bit for England. Jeffrey Heskins, the chaplain at Charlton Athletic, thinks he may have the answer to the prayers
of worried England fans. To rally fans around, he has rewritten Jerusalem
with words inspired by England's Euro 2004 squad. "Football fans all over the nation will be down on bended knee praying for team and country following that defeat. What better way to rally them than to rewrite one of the finest hymns of all time to get the country in the mood?"
If African nations can use witchdoctors to cast spells on their opponents, then I suppose it's OK for us. Let's pray it works out against Switzerland tonight (this morning, Jakarta time).
But the Swiss have a secret weapon. The same article
, however, leaves us in suspense: Usually reserved for the overweight and pregnant, support stockings are Switzerland's secret weapon before today's game against England. Coach Jacob Kuhn has encouraged his team to wear the stockings - in fetching white, blue or see-through - at every opportunity over the past two weeks. The players claim the stockings help stimulate ....
Yes? Yes? In my experience, support stockings .....
Of much greater import
is that the Chairman of Shell, Lord Oxburgh, has also got religion today. He has decided to save the planet
which he agrees is being totally fucked up by the carbon dioxide produced by the oil his company profits from.
Hallelujah. But a bit late. He's going to retire in a year's time as he will be "too senile"
Talking of recycling, I've just discovered that the Jakarta Post
re-uses its URLS rather than archiving its articles. I'm not going to check all the links I've given, but if you wondered about the correction I linked to a couple of days ago, it basically stated as follows: The caption on this page should have referred to the "Grammy Awards" and not the "Granny Awards." We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Well, it seemed funny at the time.