David Beckham, conquerer of nations, retires
Muhammad and his unknown companions cruise around in a 1970 Toyota Land Cruiser (Japan-spec). It is
coupled with a Soviet Zu-23-2 23mm anti-aircraft twin-barreled autocannon. They are also carrying an
automatic FN FAL Rifle from Belgium.
— James Orbinski, An Imperfect Offering (via sarahlovespandas)
“The Troubles were with you all the time. You felt them in your tummy 24 hours a day. I was a Catholic boy but I wanted people to be able to go to my fights and not feel any threat, just come together. I was in an out of conflict areas, amongst tricolours, Union flags, murals… the Shankill Working Men’s club, Gerry Storey’s club in the New Lodge. My father sang Danny Boy before my title fights because it was a song that belonged to everyone. Cynics said it was a commercial decision but that was a load of bollocks. I think we had an incredible effect.”
Barry McGuigan 1961- Featherweight boxing champion
‘I had a son, he died last year. When he reached a certain age he was telling me, why? How can you explain to him? Well he knew. I did tell him when he was 12 that he was HIV positive. But then you know its like ‘mum, where did I get it from?’ ‘Ah, from me!’ and it was really painful. I love you so much my son – I am sorry, I didn’t want, I didn’t want you to be sick, and its not only sick, its bad. Can you imagine?’
(HIV+ woman, UK, ICW forthcoming)
My favourite tweet of 2012.
27th July 2012.
Inventor of the WWW.