Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Best World Cup Blog

I like this World Cup blog by John Lanchester from the London Review of Books. In the linked entry he talks about Philip K. Dick, Cheese, and...

... as I was lying there sweating out cheese and half-awake, I suddenly thought: Dick would have said that the England team have been replaced by robots. That’s why they’e playing so badly. They’re not in fact the England team at all, but physically identical cyborg replicas, who’ve been programmed to adopt a style of play based on the long-ball game prevalent in the English leagues about ten years ago. That’s why great players like Lampard and Gerrard suddenly look like they’ve been drafted in from Howard Wilkinson’s Sheffield Wednesday.

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