In my own undistinguished career, I bowled medium-fast, relying on weird seam holding and unpredictable pitching, plus scudders on matting … but it was the spinners I loved, wish I could have been one. Could watch a spinner dazzle batsmen for an hour, noisier sections of the crowd restless, I had the binocs glued on the striker’s feet.
4. The hubris is strong with this pair
11,900 comments, not loved in this country. I want to see the Duchies taken back too, plus all all public monies for protection, plus his place in the succession.
Now [cough], just a thought – is Hazza becoming a tad ‘Royal Cad’ about all this? Time to start examining his origins again – like father, like son? 🙂
I’ll get me coat.
3. Your job or your cat?
2. The absurdity of musical copyright
The fact is that many of the copyright lawsuits we see coming out of the music industry mostly revolve around copyright claims on musical melodies. In many of these cases, artists find themselves on the losing end of judges and juries all while claiming that there was no intention to infringe, with the supposedly offending material instead being developed as essentially an independent creation that happened to be similar to previous works. The Blurred Lines case went that way, as has the Dark Horse case. The problem with this is that music is somewhat akin to mathematics, in that within a given octave or set of octaves, there are a finite number of musical combinations between notes that can be made. Sure, that number of combinations is large — tens of billions, actually — but the finite number of resources exists nonetheless.
Given that fact, affording copyright protection to melodies like this is absurd.
1. How deeply embedded in education it is
In turned on its head America, where international red communist means GOP and international blue conservative means Dem Rat, no wonder people were duped and confused.
[H/T Chuckles and haiku where applicable]