Dead for 78 Minutes

What’s the longest you can survive without your heart beating by itself?

As more and more facts emerge from Saturday evening’s events, the only word that can be used to accurately describe Francis Muamba’s treatment and recovery is miraculous. Muamba was in ventricular fibrillation for almost 80 minutes, a condition of arrhythmia which normally descends . . . → Read More: Dead for 78 Minutes

How Not To Audition

For those who didn’t catch it yesterday on ITV (in the UK), here’s the closing audition on this week’s The X-Factor. Text book stuff, trust me.

Now, there’s plenty of ground to be made on commenting on whether the voyeurism of this kind of TV is healthy. I have to admit that I love . . . → Read More: How Not To Audition

Thou Shalt Steal After All

Dear me. Father Tim has got himself into a bit of a pickle hasn’t he?

A priest from North Yorkshire has advised his congregation to shoplift if they find themselves in hard times.

Father Tim Jones, the parish priest of St Lawrence and St Hilda in York, said people should steal from big chains rather . . . → Read More: Thou Shalt Steal After All

Casting Aspersions

Following on from the power of Twitter in the Trafigura case earlier this week, it now appears that Web 2.0 is going to bring down one of the Daily Mail’s leading commentators.

In a controversial article Jan Moir uses the death of Stephen Gately to imply that there is something intrinsically dangerous per se in . . . → Read More: Casting Aspersions

Alpha and the Bear

Hat-tip to David Keen who has pointed out to us all the new Alpha promo.

Nick Baines thinks it’s a bit silly and confusing (and he might have a point), but let’s stop and ask ourselves what advertising is all about. Is it just telling people the details about the product? For example, what . . . → Read More: Alpha and the Bear

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