Monday, April 03, 2006

Extraordinary Popular Delusions

From 'Extraordinary Popular Delusions And The Madness Of Crowds' by Charles Mackay:

In reading the history of nations, we find that, like individuals, they have their whims and their peculiarities; their seasons of excitement and recklessness, when they care not what they do. We find that whole communities suddenly fix their minds upon one object, and go mad in its pursuit; that millions of people become simultaneously impressed with one delusion, and run after it, till their attention is caught by some new folly more captivating than the first.

HOLY FIZZLE IT'S ONLY NINE WEEKS TIL THE WORLD CUP!!!!!

3 Comments:

Blogger Jake O'Leary said...

Nah, he's talking about the Aston Villa away kit for last season.

4:02 PM  
Blogger John said...

That also means it's only nine weeks to decide on a suitable World Cup Bunker and kit it out with large TV, World Cup wallcharts and the like.

Woot!

12:45 PM  
Blogger Jake O'Leary said...

Mmmmmmmmm...wall charts.

My Tv is quite big, but by no means massive. I nominate the Bedford for England Games.

I reckon Dans bet on the Czech republic might start looking quite exciting in the quarters. Position for position they have a great first 11.

12:12 PM  

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