- To peruse later
- When I remember the Twelfth of my childhood years, I see the banners of the Orange Lodges appearing, tops first, from the south side of Finaghy Railway Bridge, and rising up to the hump of it like the sails of galleons in a summer breeze.
- I didn't feel unsafe, because I was surrounded by happy, high-spirited (I am using ``high-spirited'' in the sense of ``high'') people, many of them wearing brightly colored wigs made from what appeared to be toxic waste, which is formal attire for soccer fans. Many of them -- especially middle-aged men -- also had their national flags draped over their shoulders, which made them look like superheroes who had missed going to the gym for several decades.
- Fantastic idea - encouraging your own positive thinking
Hello? Is this what I speak into? Can you hear me at the back? IS THIS THING ON?!!? Ah, there we are. Now, I’m a big fan of video or computer games like Doctor Who: the Adventure Games, but I’ve never actually reviewed one before. So, here’s one to you, Doctor! Now, I’ll give a quick explanation of the plot of City of the Daleks with as few spoilers as possible, but if you own issue 422 of Doctor Who Magazine, I think you’ve got a pretty good idea already. In a nutshell, the Daleks have worked how to change time and wipe out the human race way back in 1963 – funny that he didn’t meet a couple of teachers called Ian and Barbara paying a visit to a schoolgirl called Susan Foreman who, funnily enough, lives in a police telephone box called the TARDIS that is bigger on the inside! But then again, it’s against the Laws of Time (see The Three Doctors). Anyway, back to City of the Daleks. Two great, famous Daleks appear – you’ll just have to guess which! But my favorite bit is where the Daleks go mad and shoot all over the place – why (not) onEarth are they doing that?! (Hint, hint. Tee hee.) It took me two or three weeks to get to the end of the episode. Download Doctor Who: the Adventure Games – City of the Daleks here:http://www.bbc.co.uk/Incidentally F also drew the icon I am using for this post (and for many of my Who-related posts) back in early 2007, as far as we can work it out. I have not edited him above.
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Coming soon (the review is, the game’s already out): Blood of the Cybermen. Download Blood of the Cybermen now at http://www.bbc.co.uk/
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Brazil beating North Korea (98.4%)
Brazil beating Chile (95.7%)
Argentina beating Greece (92.3%)
Germany beating Uruguay (92.2%)
Least unexpected draw: USA-Slovenia (34.2%)
Least expected results:
Serbia beating Germany (6.5%)
Switzerland beating Spain (8.0%)
Mexico and South Africa drawing (8.9%)
England and Algeria drawing (9.2%)
Côte d'Ivoire and Portugal drawing (9.4%)
And of the 281 people who put in 4015 predictions, the overall winner, by the merest hair, is chickenfeet2003 who correctly forecast 33 of the 64 matches. Seven of us got 32 correct - they were 10yroldwhizkid, getawaywithit, horizon_radar, caffeinatedlife, madam_raven, redfiona99 and, I am glad to report, me. (burkesworks, like me and chickenfeet2003, also entered predictions for all 64 matches but got only 29 right; which is still pretty good.)
Thanks to everyone. See you again in four years.