Imported Ranger Rovers dubbed “Game Overs” in Iceland (Times Online).

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The cranes are still working in Reykjavik, building the opera house and seafront luxury flats, but no one is sure if they will be occupied. The imported Range Rovers now filling car lots waiting to be shipped and sold abroad have been nicknamed “Game Overs”. The blaze of light at night — geothermal energy is cheap — makes the capital look like a city of several million, but the traffic lights in the new financial district change for half an hour at a time without a car passing.

Imported Ranger Rovers dubbed “Game Overs” in Iceland (Times Online).

Mad Men in danger over pay stand-off | World news | The Observer

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Yet for all that Mad Men has tapped into the current zeitgeist and, for all that it is loved by advertisers (in a way that perhaps only a programmes about advertising could be), its ratings remain tiny in comparison to the major network dramas such as House or CSI. On average, only 1.5 million people watch Mad Men, although the second season finale was seen by 2.9 million, a jump of 89 per cent on the previous series.

This might not be such a bad thing. The first series of Mad Men was a grower (the second series has not yet been shown in the UK, the Beeb is currently reprising the first series), but even The Wire with its team of writers could not hold up for more than four series (the fifth series bordered on slapstick for periods).

Mad Men in danger over pay stand-off | World news | The Observer

Norman Walsh of Bolton – cult trainers.

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I spotted these at Size? on Carnaby Street. Never heard of the brand, but it seems like they are a favourite with fell runners.

Norman Walsh of Bolton trainers.