1.BOOTED : What really ails Italy?
“This is true of every area of Italian life, sports included. In 1985, Verona won the so-called scudetto, the national soccer championship. It is the only year in the past four decades that the competition has been won by a small provincial team. It was also the year that the league decided to select referees by lot rather than designation.”
Source : The New Yorker
2. The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved : by Hunter S. Thompson
“I shook my head and said nothing; just stared at him for a moment, trying to look grim. “There’s going to be trouble,” I said. “My assignment is to take pictures of the riot.”
Excess, USA, 1970
Source : RalphSteadman.com
3. Why Isn’t Wall Street in Jail?
“You put Lloyd Blankfein in pound-me-in-the-ass prison for one six-month term, and all this bullshit would stop, all over Wall Street,” says a former congressional aide. “That’s all it would take. Just once..”
Greed, Money, Law
Source : Rollingstone
4. Britain’s intellectuals: leading thinkers have their say
“The economic—and other—benefits of regulations“Richard Feynman said a “physicist commenting on anything but physics is as dumb as the next guy” and there is something to be said for that. Often, scientists feel they should remain within their area of expertise. But then many people from other disciplines are perfectly happy to offer their opinions on everything. It is incumbent on scientists to step up and be as vocal..”
Thinking, Public, Dialogue
Source : The Guardian
5. London river walks
“A personal tour of London’s many river views.”
London, Public, Everyday
Source : Flickr
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