Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Borgia and soccer commentators.

I am watching Borgia at the moment. I don't know if anyone here is interested in historical shows, but this is such a good one (as it is fashionable to say in YouTube guru community, 'I can't stress it enough how awesome this show is!'). I am so glad that shows like that get budget for the refined production. I love how the characters are impersonated, especially Lucrezia and Caesar. I might need to get some further reading on the history of the Borgias, even though the plot is based on some unverified facts. I always thought history was really interesting, but at the same time it is a very unpleasant long story. It's the pure evidence of human mistakes and strategic screw-up. One is certain - they had a pretty lavish life.

The most amazing thing about watching soccer on TV isn't the game itself. It might be interesting for sports nerds, but I am a language nerd, and you know what? Soccer commentators utilize language in the most hilarious and poetic way. Examples:

'The light of the goalpost doesn't seem to attract the ball today'

'If he kicked that ball, he would have scored'

'That's the red card...! But it's not pulled out!'  

'That's a goal! His heart must be jubilating!'

That is precious!

Also, a short entry today, because I just got Will Grayson Will Grayson in my mailbox. Off to do some reading! Have a great, reading Tuesday.        

Song of the day:  Shake It Out - Florence + The Machine

Verse of the day: For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age. Titus 2: 11-12

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