Never having been noted for his devotion to political correctness, it’s interesting to hear University Challenge quiz master and erstwhile political hatchet man Jeremy Paxman reckons the lack of women in the latter stage of his intellectually rigorous show is down to the fact men simply like quizzes more.
"I clean my desk every day. I'm a little bit OCD."
Porridge, as a friend of mine once memorably remarked, is a very personal thing. It’s like stovies, in ways that surpass either of them being simply Scottish-based foods with a reputation for stodginess and much cheapness. They also possess the ability to evoke in otherwise sensible people opinions on style of presentation and combination of ingredients as diverse and venomous as those currently expressed chiefly by EU referendum campaigners and Euro 2016 football “fans”.
When St Johnstone play Dundee United, recent history would suggest that the Perth men are more than capable of winning the Tayside derby.
Sports people as role models are becoming few and far these days.
It was probably fitting that it happened that way.
Online retail giant Amazon has long come under the spotlight for its supposedly Dickensian corporate culture.
I have taken the momentous decision that, in order to cope with the difficulties thrust upon us all by the events of the past 12 months, the only answer is to (continue to) order by the crate.
Dundee boss Paul Hartley says he decided on his team selection for Sunday’s Dundee derby as early as Monday.
By the early hours of Friday morning we will know who will govern this country for the next five years.