Briefly he talked of losing his mum, Princess Diana, but without special pleading or self-pity. It was refreshingly free of psychobabble. The simple message it left was that, when you fall into that abyss, you need your friends, your family and others who remind you why you are loved. … [Read more...] about PLATELL’S PEOPLE: How could Dominic Cummings undermine his own boss so selfishly?
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Germany may still have done so but for an excellent save from David Seaman to keep out Jörg Böhme’s low drive as the game entered stoppage time. Moments later England won a free-kick near the right-hand corner flag, from which Beckham’s cross was headed back into the path of Steven Gerrard, who with the last kick of the half slammed a low shot into the corner of the net from 25 yards. “I remember us getting a set piece, it was cleared, got put back in and was cleared out,” Gerrard said. “I remember thinking to myself: ‘Just get a good touch on it, try and set it for a strike on goal.’ My touch was perfect for once and I got fantastic contact – the pitch was wet and I put enough power on it to slide past a top keeper in Oliver Kahn.” … [Read more...] about Germany 1-5 England: 15 years on World Cup qualifier is still music to ears of many
And why this supersensitivity on the part of men? Kerner thinks men, particularly those in their 30s and 40s, already think they know it all. "I've been at cocktail parties where a woman has edged up to me to ask how she can get her husband to read the book, only to have him bowl up and tell me that he could have written it himself." It's not their fault, says Kerner, who blames lack of education and distorted ideas about "normal sex" derived from pornography, where cunnilingus resembles a bull attacking a salt lick, and couples have spontaneous orgasms after marathon sessions of coitus. … [Read more...] about The real C-word
The Trolls sequel is here: another eyeball-frazzlingly multicoloured screensaver movie for little kids, with all the aspartame hyperactivity of the first film – but less of the fun, and less (or even less) of the reason to exist in the first place. It’s a film which never relaxes to take a breath for a moment, and is swamped by its own frantic pace. Everything about it feels as if it has been designed and built by an AI programme, and that includes the (undoubtedly amusing) “grown up” gags for the older generation that are periodically spat out with the same algorithmic precision as everything else. (Although, oddly, these wised-up throwaway jokes are never allowed to acknowledge the fact that for most people, young and old, “trolls” are nasty mean people who infest social media. Part of what this film’s carapace of innocence is there for is to protect its audience against things like that.) … [Read more...] about Trolls World Tour review – eyeball-frazzling sequel offers same again
Nicl, from the UK, shared a duo pictures of his pet dog who could barely see before having a haircut this week … [Read more...] about At least your dog can get a haircut! People share snaps of their pets after their first trip to the grooming parlour since lockdown restrictions eased – while they have to wait until July for a trim