Welcome to the latest in our series that pokes its nose into what fascinating reading matter the great British public are pondering on their way to work. This week, some bloke on Southeastern Trains learns German.
Learn German in 30 days? What’s the rush? Don’t know. But books are always promising mastery of a language in a ridiculously short timeframe. As if people are always waking up and thinking: “My God, I must learn Finnish…. BUT IT MUST BE WITHIN THE NEXT MONTH.”
Two English hackers yesterday admitted infiltrating Jean Michel Jarre's electronic instruments mid-concert and replacing his music with a German oom-pah-pah beat.
Ryan Cleary, 20, and Jake Davis, 19, pleaded guilty to Interfering With The Beats of An Established Recording Artist At The Height of His Powers, a crime that carries a minimum sentence of seven years.
1min. Italy are in blue, England are in white. Will keep you informed on this.
3mins. Oh my God, an amazing shot from Italy and it's only the "woodwork" that stops it going in. Presumably that's the crossbar rather than a pipe holder badly made by a 14-year-old schoolboy. (They haven't made pipe holders in woodwork classes since 1978 - ed).
5) Sitting with your bike in the guard’s cage. This was always a bit weird – the bike owner looked like someone being transported by train to a Russian gulag. The floor was wooden planks and the whole thing had the feel of a barn.
We couldn't find a picture of a guard's cage so here's one of a Captain Scarlet character disguised as a train guard instead.
10) You had to open the doors yourself; they were not automatic. They were in fact rickety old bits of wood with hinges smeared copiously with grease. Occasionally a child would brush against them and get stuck there like an insect in some weird public transport-related venus fly trap.
A child being bloodily dismembered by a shark in front of his mother – ah, the magic of the movies. But the death of Alex Kintner is one of the many Jaws scenes we have all seen multiple times.
And so, as Jaws is given another re-release at the cinema, what better time to take a look at some of the lesser known moments, yes, those scenes that were shot but never made the final cut... (Thanks to the 25th anniversary DVD for these).
In the white heat of the Tarantino boom years (1993-1999), publishers realised that Joe Public were so in love with QT’s wordslaying that they would probably pay to read it on the page. And they were right.