Thursday, November 27, 2008

165. Five Questions

Controversial British far-left politician Tony Benn insists that the following five questions should be asked of anyone with considerable power:

1) What power have you got?
2) Where did you get it from?
3) In whose interests do you use it?
4) To whom are you accountable?

and finally...

5) How do we get rid of you?

Personally, I'd skip the rest and go right to the last one.

Sunday, November 02, 2008


Fulham, Hull, Tottenham, Stoke.

The past few seasons have been fairly predictable for the Gunners, we'd be leading by averaging 6 points at the end of autumn. Buoyed and confident, championship-like team tout the local papers. We got more praises & accolades while playing sexy football. Premiership, Champions League, FA Cup rockstars.

Arsene would tell anyone to calm the eff down. Championships are not won in September. Arsenal faithfuls won't have it and we made sure everyone knew about it. It is our year, (fill the blank) is our YEAR. We were comfortably esconsced at the Premiership throne.

Spring arrives and we'd lose the plot like Jennifer Aniston. Out of the cups and gravity start to take effect on the team's standing. Sigh.

But yo yo, it's different this year. For every action, there must be an equal and opposite reaction. Hard-core geeks know this as Isaac Newton's third law of motion. There's room for another kinda of optimism. Foolish optimism, but optimism still. We're going up. That or Spurs get relegated. Punks.