Monthly Archives: May 2008

LOOK TO THE LADIES

Women’s athletics has come a long way since the Olympic Games in Amsterdam 1928, when the good ole boys of the International Olympic Committee, seeing that several of the ‘girls’ in the 800 metres had collapsed at the end of the race, promptly banned women from racing further than 200 metres for the next 32 […]






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A DASHING BLADE!

The cult film Blade Runner is based on a novel by Phillip K Dick, with probably the most magnificent title in the history of pulp fiction, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?. That was way too long and too smart for the film’s producers, so they bought the rights to a completely different sci-fi novel […]






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BROWN ENVELOPES?

ATHLETICS KENYA – TAKE TWO! Back in the bad old days of amateur athletics, when the federation was God, and even a penny earned for your exploits could get you banned as a ‘pro,’ there was a time-honoured device known as the ‘brown envelope behind the beer tent’. This was the jokey reference to being […]






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