Independent: [The chief executive of RyanAir,] Michael O’Leary, told The Independent: “We’re responding to the feedback we’ve had from customers. I want my customers to love me as much as I love them.”
Not for the first time, life imitates Spinal Tap:
Guardian: Morrissey’s Autobiography audiobook to be read by … Morrissey
Liverpool-born actor David Morrissey named as man to read the singer’s bestselling memoir in audio version.
Lou Reed (1942–2013).
Over breakfast this morning, Jen and I were discussing what we would nominate as mankind’s greatest invention.
After careful thought, Jen nominated writing as our towering achievement.
I nominated marmalade.
BBC: Napoleon Bonaparte painting by David identified
A painting of Napoleon Bonaparte by Jacques-Louis David has been identified in New York by a University of Reading researcher.
Does anyone else think Emperor Napoleon bore an uncanny resemblance to the suspiciously French-sounding James Bond villain Le Chiffre, as portrayed by Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen in the movie Casino Royale?
This one has conspiracy written all over it.