A round-up of news and views:
Doctor Who. How disappointing was that?! Eh?! Setting up everything for a load of shock and awe, then paying off none of it. My biggest question is: Why did the daleks bother landing on Earth and exterminating a load of people when all they needed was to get the planet in the right place to create their "Reality Bomb" weapon? And don't say it's because they needed guinea-pigs to test the weapon on - they could just have pointed the ray-gun thing at another planet somewhere... But it's typically sloppy writing. Now whenever we're told "sorry, I'm going to wipe your memory/exile you to another dimension and you will never, never, ever see me again" we'll just remember this episode and conclude that it's just not true.
Rafa Nadal. AKA Dogtanian. How good was that?! Eh?! I haven't watched the Wimbledon men's final for a few years, but that was fantastic. And the record 6 consecutive victories, held by, yes, an Englishman, is still secure. Rule Britannia! :-)
Lewis Hamilton. How good was that?! Eh?! Massa might not be out in front on his own anymore, but I think he should have had some bonus points for those very graceful pirouhettes that he kept executing. I tried spinning my car around while driving in a straight line this morning and I just couldn't do it.
Peter Crouch. Apropos of nothing else, I read today that the Liverpool footballer is "poised" for a move to Portsmouth. They always say "poised" when a footballer is going to change clubs. It makes me imagine the player waiting just inside the door, in a semi-stooped, er, crouch, waiting to bolt out to freedom.