This is either an Englishman cricket player celebrating a crushing victory over Australia or a Republican celebrating another crushing victory over President Obama.
England did not just beat Australia – they comprehensively flogged them without mercy.
After seeing this result one can fairly confidently predict that England will retain the Ashes – and indeed may win four tests. If the Australian cricket team was a horse the vets would have arrived to shoot it to put it put of its misery.
As expected, the Obama administration rolled over on tax cuts for the really rich and gave the Republicans everything they wanted. If the Obama administration was a horse it would also be shot.
I am so disappointed with President Obama and the Democrats that I am not going to write anything more about politics until the next Presidential election cycle starts. That will probably be in March 2011 - although Ms Palin has already started.
In celebration of the arrival of winter I bought a coat on the weekend at the delightfully named Peek and Kloppenburg. It is just fabulous and is quite the warmest coat I have ever had. It will be perfect for Lapland.
The coat I bought is in the photo. I do not look quite as cool as this dude – but cool enough.
I have never understood the hoods with fur on the outside but Cate tells me it is a fashion thing. I am not sure about this because I think the Inuit also have fur on the outside of their coats and they are the least fashionable dressers I have ever seen.
I did not realize until after the purchase that I had acquired a Hugo Boss coat. The range is called Boss Orange. He also does other colors. I just do not know where Hugo gets the time to make all this stuff.
I now have something with which I can wear my Hugo Boss underpants. These are the most expensive underpants I have ever bought and I have been afraid to wear them until now because they would be more expensive than anything else I had on and it just did not seem right.
As I detailed in an earlier Blog – the underpants were an error of judgment and I bought them by mistake. I thought the price tag must have related to the suit next to the underpants – but no. By the time I realized what was happening the sales person had extracted the money from me and pushed me out the door.
The coat will give me the opportunity to take the underpants for a run. I will let you know what it is like to wear underpants that cost as much as an iPod.