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An Explanation of Nudge Economics

Richard C. Thaler’s theory of behavioural economics, or nudge theory economics, explained in rhyme. Continue reading

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Zinedine Zidane – lyrics spelled correctly

This song is brilliant, but I haven’t been able to find a version of the lyrics with the names spelled correctly (yeah, so I’m a word geek). Here is my attempt at fixing that. (Vaudeville Smash, feel free to steal … Continue reading

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Weirdest and worst lyrics of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest

In tragic news for all long-time fans of the Eurovision Song Contest, the overall standard of lyric-writing appears to be improving. This year’s contest featured an increased number of entries that were written by people who appear to have some … Continue reading

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Worst and weirdest lyrics of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest

Yes, it’s time again for the greatest festival of English-as-a-second-language songwriting, the Eurovision Song Contest. This year’s contest in Baku has given us the usual mix of songwriters who use languages that have wonderfully weird metaphors and songwriters who thought … Continue reading

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Get ‘im in the team – Ajinkya Rahane

Twenty20 cricket throws up flash-in-the-pan cricketers fairly frequently. Every now and then, however, it brings to attention cricketers who might have more substance. Ajinkya Rahane scored 98 from 66 balls for Rajasthan Royals against Kings XI Punjab last Friday night, … Continue reading

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The Return of the Swing

I am liking fast bowling at the moment. Fast bowlers in Test cricket in 2012 generally do something with the ball and do it intentionally. The ability to keep the seam upright and swing the ball is almost mandatory for … Continue reading

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Open letter to the Bangles – re: Eternal Flame

Dear Bangles, after 22 years of hearing Eternal Flame on the radio and, more recently, on my wife’s stereo, I finally have some answers to your questions. 1. Yes, I can feel your heart beating. This is because after I … Continue reading

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