Tomorrow sees the start of the 2013 Snooker World Championship. A gruelling 17-day tournament held at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre, where 32 of the world's best players compete for a first prize of £250,000. This year, the pre-tournament buzz has only been about one thing: the return of Ronnie O'Sullivan. Indisputably the most naturally gifted player ever to grace the game, O'Sullivan plays almost as well with his left hand as he does with his right, and holds the world record for the fastest ever televised maximum break. Even though he has barely competed since his convincing victory at last year's World Championship, some people predict that he will win again this year. [more inside]
Porridge. A slang term for a prison sentence, "Porridge" is one of the more unusual situation comedies in BBC's history. [more inside]
The Ronnie Horror Picture Show In December of 1980, in the wake the election of Ronald Reagan, ABC's SNL-wannabe/rival Fridays diverted from its usual format to run an extended skit (at 20 minutes it may be the longest sketch ever performed) commenting on it all in a very ambitious spoof of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The Ronnie Horror Picture Show (featuring a young Michael Richards in the role of Brad) is an abridged version of the Rocky Horror tale mapped to a the era-shift from the liberal late 70s to the much more conservative early 80s. It's definitely a time capsule and and interesting window into that specific moment's attitudes. [more inside]
The Photographs of Your Junk (will be publicized!) (SLYT) Masterful modern social commentary.
OK. Alright. That's it. Ronnie of Botswana is my new favorite guitarist.
More fun from the Daily Mail. Apparently Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones has decided to post bits from his upcoming autobiography. 1| 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 [more inside]