Archive for the 'News' Category

Even Mr. Blair is podcasting

Thursday, July 6th, 2006

Out of all the people to be left out of the podcasting world, Tony Blair simply refuses to be one of them. What’s next? Queencasts? Tony Blair Podcasts [One Man & His Blog] Tags: ipod, podcasting, prime minister, tony blair

MUB News 7/6/06

Thursday, July 6th, 2006

• Al Qaeda London bombing video aired [Sky News] A video of one of the London bombers speaking before the attack has been posted on the internet. • Holiday plane hit by lightning [BBC News] A plane bound for Lanzarote is hit by lightning after it left Birmingham Airport and had to divert to Manchester. […]

Heat wave: Tube closures?

Tuesday, July 4th, 2006

A nasty heat wave is hitting England. Hm. I remember back in 2003 when the same thing happened. It was nasty. And the country hasn’t quite figured out air conditioning yet. Times like this I’m thankful to be back in the States where A/C is standard in my $600 a month apartment. Anyways, the Mayor […]

World Cup: England loses to Portugal, Beckham steps down

Monday, July 3rd, 2006

Was an exciting game between England and Portugal this weekend but England was defeated in the end after the game went into overtime and ended with penalty kicks. Disappointment. Oh well. Better luck next time. To keep track of World Cup 2006 action, head over to the BBC’s site. It’s great. Next game: July 4th, […]

World Cup commentary with live instrumental improv

Friday, June 30th, 2006

You can head to any pub in England to watch the World Cup, but if you want to have a little fun to you can head to the Vortex Jazz Club in Dalston. They are holding the World Cup Jazz Balls where the commentary is replaced with teams of musicians improving throughout the game. A […]

Europride takes over London this weekend

Friday, June 30th, 2006

The Gays are taking over London this weekend. And not just the British ones—all of gay Europe will be parading through the city. More than half a million people are expected to descend on Oxford Street tomorrow for the biggest gay parade in London’s history. Jesus Christ. Oh yeah, of course this year’s festivities are […]

MUB News 6/30/06

Friday, June 30th, 2006

• Millions back home braced for England showdown [Reuters UK] “As many as 30 million people in Britain are expected to watch England take on Portugal for a place in the World Cup semi-finals on Saturday, with pubs and bookmakers hoping for a sales bonanza.” • Attacker guilty of attempted rape [BBC News] “A man […]

Avenue Q comes to the West End

Thursday, June 29th, 2006

Yeah, it was a hit on Broadway. We loved it. Now it’s hit the West End and complete with Brits faking American accents. At least it’s not as bad as the Jerry Springer Opera. This affectionate adult spoof of Sesame Street is a one-joke show. Fortunately, it’s a pretty good joke, for a while at […]

Blair’s gets hate mail from woman, 72

Thursday, June 29th, 2006

So apparently, if you don’t like the PM you can just send him random packages and letters containing whatever substances you have around the house with hopes that something might do some harm. Shirley Freed, 72, certainly thought so. A month after the first letter, in June 2005, Freed posted one to Mrs. Blair containing […]

StudyAbroad.com’s photo contest

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

Hmm…maybe we should have something like this. We just can’t afford to give away an iPod Nano like the guys over at studyabroad.com are. One Grand-prize winner will receive an iPod Nano Ten finalists will be judged by StudyAbroad.com visitors I think i might even enter. I have a couple good ones somewhere in my […]