Saturday, July 01, 2006

Black arm-band evening

Something terrible happened tonight, the sort of thing that can cause all kinds of difficult philosophical and existential questions to surface and shake a man’s faith.

Yes, the England football team were knocked out by Portugal.

I think the only appropriate response is a minute of silence, so perhaps you will join me. Stop what you are doing, and think about our lads, justice and the meaninglessness of everything with me:


*Looks at watch ... 60 seconds*


*stares around the room*

... 40 seconds left

*whistles - but then thinks of the national anthem and deep emotions start to well up*

*Hence diverts attention to dirt on the keyboard*

*Looks at watch ... 20 second left*

*Thinks of the ten most amusing ways to run over a Portugal football team fan in a glass-bottom Tractor*

*Feels guilty of thoughts and repents*


OK, time is up. If you can, try and get on with your normal life. Me, I’ll go and continue my sulk.


At 7/02/2006 1:06 AM, Anonymous Jim said...

Poor lad.....

At 7/02/2006 7:43 AM, Anonymous dan said...

The only thing worse than seeing Portugal defeat England was watching Portugal defeat the Netherlands in a disgraceful match that saw my good Dutch boys defeated because they responded to Portugal's dirty play by playing dirty. Sigh.

At 7/02/2006 8:47 AM, Anonymous Jaume de Marcos Andreu said...

Everybody knows that football is a game invented by the English but won by the Germans, so England's defeat was expected sooner or later.

At 7/02/2006 10:15 AM, Anonymous Steven Harris said...

I've seen England lose plenty of times, but it's never felt as bad as it did last night.

Absolutely gutted.

At 7/03/2006 2:00 PM, Anonymous tigger said...

We wuz robbed!

At 7/03/2006 11:38 PM, Anonymous Chris Tilling said...

I was guttted. Gutted.

I hope you are wrong, Jaume. And I think you will be proven wrong tomorrow.


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