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July 10, 2005

Britblog Roundup # 21

Welcome to the twenty first installment of the Brtiblog Roundup, our attempt to garner the interesting posts from those blogs in the four nations upon these isles. You can make your nominations for next week’s by emailing the URL to britblog AT gmail DOT com. Any subject, any point of view, whatever it is that you think we’re likely to have missed but shouldn’t have.

Obviously the big story this past week was the London bombings. One of the best liveblogs of events as they unfolded was by Nosemonkey and there’s some wonderful (and widely used in the media) quotes in there. If you look aroudn a little he’s got links to the Red Cross fund being set up and it’s also probable that he and I andothers will be coming back to you next week with an online addition to that appeal.

The London News Review has also been seen out and about in the press, as they should be for this piece.

Andrew at Non-trivial Solutions had a near miss which prompted this defiant reaction.

The Pub Philosopher has some historical thoughts:

This Sunday,  we will be paying tribute to the generation that fought the Second World War.  They had to endure bomb attacks that were far worse than anything we can imagine.  Our parents and grand-parents didn't cower in their homes and refuse to go into town.  In the evenings,  they would go to the pub or go dancing, not when they thought their might be an air-raid but when they knew there was going to be one.  I have always felt that those of us who are adults now have something to prove to our forebears.

Norm of the blog identifies those the terrotists kill and they way they do so.

A commenter at Crooked Timber is less than impressed by the whole affair:

burning in fear??!!? Ha!! Not this Brit. With my upper lip fixed stiff, i hoot and mock these jihadis. Wankers one and all. I’d like to see ‘em on Celebrity Terrorist Island, the IRA’d make mincemeat of them...

Backword Dave wonders about the possibility of two people being separated at birth.

A small story about a big man. Courage is about being scared and overcoming it, as he so clearly is and does. Bravo, sir.

The Sharpener has set up a pledgebank for a mass demonstration to show support for thos injured and killed. An opportunity to bear witness.

Clive Davis is very interesting on how the penny seems to drop for a theatre reviewer. A play that on Wednesday would have been lauded to the skies, somehow, on Thursday, rather different.

Tom Fuller notes the lack of reaction on the Friday, almost a , yeah, so? attitude.

As you might not be too surpisedto know this wasn’t the only event this past week. Paul Coletti has been doing some interesting blogging, interviewing an Iranian exile on hte subject ofthe recent elections there.

Jarndyce evaluates Big Brother from the point of view of an economist. Well, from a position informed by economics.

Matt Sellers has fun with the conjunction of the G8 meeting and the African Union one.

The Future is a Foreign Country has his last post up. It’s not just blogging but the country itself that depresses him.

Peter Gasston was less than impressed with the deal that came out of the G8 meeting. Yes, I think that less than impressed shows the right amount of British understatement.

Chicken Yoghurt profiles the leaders of the G8. I think he’s too polite myself but then it takes all sorts to make a world, of course.

JohnnyB returns from holiday to provide us with this:

I suppose I could write something serious. But then they'd have won, wouldn't they?

Ken Frost has news of interest to geeks and teenage boys everywhere. Showers can cause brain damage. That leaves us with the French as a possible counter example of course, or perhaps showers are not the only cause of such.

The Policeman’s Blog on the details of what happens when a rape is reported. No, it isn’t always a happy lot.

Paul Newall has started up a new rugby blog. Good analysis as you would expect although it is slightly unfortunate that it has to be the weekend of the blackwash of the Lions.

The Law West of Ealing Broadway is less than impressed by the recent report on the number of guns carried by children in London. As he’s a magistrate, worth listening to his views.....Idon’t think Billie Piper has been quite that busy.

Just to cheer everyone up, Pootergeek is back.

And that’s it, that’s the Britblog Roundup for this week. A little short I know but two weasle-ish excuses. These past four days there’s been one major subject on everyone’s minds so blogging on other subjects has been light and I, unfortunately, am suffering from a mild grippe which has limited my research.

One final thought. Today sees the official celebrations of the 60 th anniversaries of VE and VJ Day. Do these murderers in London actually understand who they’ve taken on?

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Great to see this up! I look forward to reading. God Bless Britain.

Posted by: Agent Tim | Jul 10, 2005 7:12:38 PM

This looks to be a good look at the Britblog world; you seem to have uncovered some diamond material. One question though - surely people have blogged about the Olympic Bid win - it would be interesting if nothing else to see the juxtaposition of Wednesday's euphoria and Thursday's tragedy.

Posted by: Philip W | Jul 10, 2005 8:40:13 PM

First visit. Neat site that I've bookmarked.
Rest assured the victims are in our prayers.
I've had the pleasure of working
here in the US with a British citizen.
He was a nutty one, admitedly, but a nice guy and hard worker (and drinker).
As an aside, while we were being ejected from a downtown Indy bar by private security he started yelling and screaming that he wanted to see some "proper Copers".
We did.

Posted by: Mike D. | Jul 10, 2005 10:18:03 PM