So farewell Anne Francis
Off for a reunion with Leslie Neilson
I remember you being quite hot in Forbidden Planet
Even though your old enough to be my Grandma now
So Farewell Gerry Rafferty
No more will you wind your way down to Baker Street
Or be stuck in the middle with anyone
Derr Da Da Da Da Duddle Daaaaaa
That was yours.
It looks like its Tim Burton as well
There’s been quite a lot in the news recently about Brian Clough, what with the release of the film The Damned United and the “rebuttal” documentary by the Clough family.
This is all well and good, Clough was a great football manager, who specialised in making silk purses out of footballing sow’s ears, except that some of them papers have been running pieces lauding his management style.
Now I was no fan of Derby County (a bit before my time) or Nottingham Forest, but I can remember the great double European Cup winning team of the early 80′s, and from what I can see, Clough’s management style depended on:
- being strong willed to the point of arrogance
- ignoring those who disagreed with him
- being really funny, if rather unpredictable
Now take those attributes that were so lauded in a manager and compare then to “Fred the Shred”, the much reviled head of RBS.
Yup, they tick off nicely (apart from the being funny one of course). So I’d have thought that qualities that you’d like in your football managers aren’t really applicable to running a large scale financial institution, or indeed any reasonably sized business without falling into a whole heap of trouble.
Cloughie was generally acknowledged to be on the side of the angels when it came to football, I doubt the same could be said of Fred.
Man Flu…. yuck,Â bed …hmmmmmm
There’s always been something about Anne Hathaway that I’ve found a little unsettling, aside from the fact that she seems to be wasting away (although she hasn’t quite reached the Mischa Barton Event Horizon).
But all the coverage of the Oscars finally clinched it for me, when she smiles, she looks exactly like the Joker