Wednesday, June 23, 2010

dissident European art

 (The noticeable absence of Great Britain, still, yes, a part of the European Union, is not due to censorship, but a deliberate choice on the part of the artist. Of course, him being David Černý.)

Bill Clinton was at this game, probably reflecting for 92 minutes that he scored more often than this lot. The USA won the match and Group C in the most dramatic circumstances possible, Landon Donovan's goal relegating England to second place just when they thought they had secured the top spot. The USA left it late but there can be no arguing with the justice of the final table. England scored twice in three matches. The USA scored four, and had a perfectly good winner chalked off against Slovenia.
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Yanks, eh? And what did Clinton think? "Every contest eventually becomes a headgame," the former president said. "I like people who don't quit though. We are not keen on quitters in my family." (text mercilessly filched from The Guardian Online)

USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! (Repeat 'til the page is full, printer.)

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