Formula 1’s business model inherently politicises the sport

FIA statutes, article 1: The FIA shall refrain from manifesting racial, political or religious discrimination in the course of its activities and from taking any action in this respect. This is a principle that the FIA takes seriously. We know this, because the organisers of the Turkish Grand Prix got themselves into very hot water in 2006 […]

The fascination of train announcements

There is something quite fascinating about the announcements made on trains. Is there any form of public speaking that varies in quality more. Sometimes the announcements can be delivered in an unbelievably apathetic tone, like it’s the last thing the train guard ever wants to do. A lot of it just sounds plain rotten. Sometimes […]

Rediscovering the Woolworths Virtual Museum

Back when I was a student (and for a little while after I graduated), I worked for Woolworths. I was there from 2006 right until the shutters came down for the last time on 6 January 2009. Working at Woolworths during the closing down sale was one of the most extraordinary periods of my life. […]