Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
poliphilo

Higgs Boson, Sykes, Tennis, Rain

They found the Higgs Boson. I don't know what this means or what the implications are, but I don't feel I can pass by the most important event of the century without at least mentioning it. The BBC's 6 o'clock News relegated it to headline # 2- behind Bob Diamond's appearance before the Commons Select Committee- an everyday story of city folk. I made a point of watching the Channel 4 News to see if they got their priorities right and they did; I thought they might.

Yesterday was also the day Eric Sykes died- one of the comedy heroes of my youth. In old age he started turning up in straight acting roles (he was tremendous in The Others.) It always made me happy to see him. 

I spent the afternoon watching tennis. Federer was magisterial.  The match between Murray and Ferrer was a real thriller.

I was woken last night by the rain drumming on our plastic sills. It was so loud I got up and felt around to make sure it wasn't coming into the room.
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