Welcome to the apocalypse auction
The dangerous game of my-risk’s-bigger-than-your-risk – and in praise of Ronaldo’s showboating: read Mick Hume’s columns in The Times (London).
Friday 4 April
‘Cristiano Ronaldo is a flashy, shaven-chested ponsified footballer with a fondness for “showboating”. That last is one reason why, whatever you think of football, anybody with an ounce of human spirit should cherish him. To showboat is “to perform in an outrageous or spectacular manner”. In which case, and in all walks of life, God bless the showboater and all who sail with him in our spectacularly dull and inoffensive age…’
Wednesday 2 April
‘Should you be more scared of hoodies or terrorists? Ought global warming make us shiver more than the Cold War? Welcome to the apocalypse auction, where experts and authorities bid up their pet threats to public safety. In competing to win headlines, they all seem to lose a sense of perspective…’
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