Sunday, August 10, 2008

Blogpower Roundup - 11 August 2008

It’s my turn to do the round-up for the week. A day early I know but I would have no chance of doing it tomorrow. So here’s my selection from BP members who have posted in the last week...

Not surprisingly, a lot of Blogpower members have posted on events in Georgia including Benedict at A Conservative’s blog and The Norfolk Blogger, Observations From a Hillside, Ordovicius and Wolfie

Colin Campbell at Adelaide Green Porridge Cafe on lowering the spelling bar. Heather Yaxley believes we should be proud of the English language, embracing its rules and idiosyncrasies.

Andrew Allison is not excited about the Beijing Olympics... and with good reason.

Mutley’s attempt to improve his sexual image with a green thong does not have the desired effect sadly. I would have paid good money to see you in it Mutley. Do you accept American Express?

Chervil finds an excellent way to transport thee young’uns without resorting to a "Chelsea Tractor"

George launches a new career as an impressionist over at Finding Life Hard. A star is born!

Lady Macleod announces that she is on the move in October.

Jmb over at Nobody Important draws attention to what looks like a fascinating read

Letters from a Tory gives George Monbiot both barrels... Cityunslicker reports on Arthur Scargill’s (remember him? He was big in the eighties) challenge to Mr Monbiot

Thunderdragon extols the virtues of bats. I wish they roosted in our attic... I love bats, me!

Gracchi reviews Iranian film Leila over at Westminster Wisdom. For what it’s worth I am very partial to Iranian cinema.

Watt Wardman has an extensive roundup on Dave Walker, J Mark Brewer and the management of the SPCK bookshop chain over at the The Wardman Wire . This looks as murky as Usmanov’s unleashing Schillings on Craig Murray and Bloggerheads last year.

Sackerson over at Bearwatch posts on the need for civil rights

According to Pub Philosopher Random House has pulled Jewel of Medina a novel about Mohammed and his wife Aisha.

As for the Poor Mouth? I nominate the part II of a trilogy on Thomas “Red" Cushing, a larger than life Irishman. This one is about being in Sachsenhausen concentration camp when Yakov Stalin killed himself ( here and here - I cut it into two sections).

Well that's it. I hope you enjoy.



10 comments:

Wolfie said...

Not surprisingly, a lot of Blogpower members have posted on events in Georgia including Benedict at A Conservative’s blog and The Norfolk Blogger, Observations From a Hillside and Ordovicius.

I have also posted on the events in South Ossetia.

jmb said...

What, no photos of cats?

Well excellent job anyway Jams and thanks for the mention. Publication day is any day that suits the compiler you know, not fixed in stone.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Well done, jams.

jams o donnell said...

Sorry Wolfie you must have posted a little after I was looking through the blogs. I ahve amended the round up to include it

Wolfie said...

Cheers Jams.

mutleythedog said...

Footage reveals that Russia has been using banned cluster bombs... the tell tale white puff airburst is seen in BBC footage today, though unremarked. To understand Russia has been a signatory to treaties banning these for years... Secondly, the Russian hardware is largely obsolete - including soliders waving AK47s.. and fifties era tanks...

mutleythedog said...

By the way wolfie yer comment system is an unforgiving trap... henace I have posted here not by you....

mutleythedog said...

... sighs... I shall be awaiting nominations for the BP round up and viewing them all from the LGBT perspective.

Devonshire Dumpling said...

Nice one, Jams

mutleythedog said...

Human Rights Watch just noticed today Friday what I reported on Monday - namely that Russia has been using cluster bombs in Georgia.