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August 20, 2006

Britblog Roundup # 79

We are definitely in the August doldrums as the paucity of entries to the 79th issue of the Britblog Roundup shows. I am even, after 30 km on a bike in the Portuguese afternoon sunshine, feeling too lazy to scare up some more. Us Continentals, eh? Workshy or what?

Rectify this by making nominations for next week’s to britblog AT gmail DOT com. Those posts that you think we ought to be seeing but perhaps did not.

First up has to be this proof of Sharansky’s Town Square Test. Is Britain still a free society? Your call.

Francis looks at the top 100 universities list. Why is the Anglosphere so disproportionately over represented?

Conceptual Reality with the only obvious cure for the energy crisis.

Manic over at Bloggerheads rounds on some paedo-scum. Caught redhanded.

Craig Murray with the original post that was expanded into that Guardian article. Don’t trust Reid.

Chris Dolley with a story from childhood. Three years in a row?

Did you know that Kenneth Horne’s father was a Congregationalist Minister? Liberal England with the story.

Perhaps they really are going bust. We can hope anyway. Suzblog with the news that Labour is selling off their Camden offices.

On the subject of Camden, Philobiblon has found a great site to look at areas of the UK. Camden currently, amogst the adult population, is 45% graduates. Which is exactly the proportion of houses without an indoor loo in 1945.

My London Your London on Sugar Mummies: don’t bother.

A not safe for work explanation of a bruised hand from Creepy Lesbo.

Purple Elephant’s Corner on job interviews. Yes, this is why customer service is so appalling.

The Law West of Ealing Broadway on yet another group who really oughtto be locked up but are all too infrequently. No, not politicians, another group.

Huw at My Thoughts Exactly is leaving London. A list of what he will miss and what he won’t.

Diamond Geezer (someone needs to get that lad a book contract for a guide to London you know. Unless he’s already got one and I’ve just not noticed) on a restaurant that’s definitely gone down in the world.

And that’s it for our midsommer truncated version. No doubt we’ll get longer again once everyone’s back from the beaches. Until then:

Toodle Pip!

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Comments

On the Town Square Test:

I think that it shows that a still reasonably free country has the occasional nutter in it.

Posted by: JT | Aug 20, 2006 6:40:27 PM

On my Blog I'm asking who will take the White House in 2008? What do you think? who's your favourite? http://lukejyoung.blogspot.com/2006/08/america-decides-08-who-will-win.html

please join in

Posted by: luke | Aug 20, 2006 10:56:42 PM

"Francis looks at the top 100 universities list. Why is the Anglosphere so disproportionately over represented?" Because Hitler destroyed the German Universities.

Posted by: dearieme | Aug 20, 2006 11:14:28 PM

I've a recollection that the great Alfred Marshall (1842-1924) at some time wrote or said - although I can't find the citation - that the difference between German and British economists was that while German economists wrote done everything that was true, British economists wrote down what was true and important.

Many European countries have distinctive traditions of economics, notably so France, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Austria, Switzerland and Italy. Germany is curiously under-represented among those traditions even prior to the Third Reich.

Posted by: Bob B | Aug 21, 2006 12:41:44 AM

"We are definitely in the August doldrums."

Forgive me but over where 450 000 litres of oil are ready to rupture onto the world, right now, it's the monsoon season, not the doldrums and there's an economic disaster, not to speak of a financial, going to happen in the next few days.

Posted by: james higham | Aug 21, 2006 7:15:06 AM

Sorry, that was meant to read 'environmental', not 'financial'.

Posted by: james higham | Aug 21, 2006 7:16:51 AM

Lot of London stuff there....

Posted by: Sarsparilla | Aug 26, 2006 11:26:17 PM