Three links I need to capture:
(1) Interesting piece from Prospect on the portrayal of stammering in The Kings Speech:
“This is also why it’s helpful for non-stammerers to maintain steady eye contact, and to send vibes that convey, “No hurry, we’ve got all the time in the world.” (While we’re on the subject, please don’t finish off our sentences: it makes us feel like doomed contenders in a hellish, eternal game of Countdown.)”
Don’t take it personally, but I finish off everyone’s sentences.
(2) The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt. Like Plato’s charioteer controlling two horses, Ovid wrote:
I am dragged along by a strange new force. Desire and reason are pulling in different directions. I see the right way and approve it, but follow the wrong.
That good old management hypocrisy. Lots more on hypocrisy and the real truth in ancient metaphorical adages.
(3) Finally , thanks to Clive on FB for this Grauniad quiz on Gaddafi vs Sheen. Magic.