I got some really cool stuff for Christmas. FIFA 07 for our PS2 has been by far the most used but I wanted to share a couple of others.
The first is a book called ‘Speeches That Changed The World’.
As you can see Mandela gets a mention but so does Hitler. It’s a fascinating book full of speeches that have indeed changed the world, for good or bad. Stalin, Lincon and Kennedy. The way words are used to fool and inspire. A great book.
I like to write. I guess my dream job would be Sam Seaborn’s job in The West Wing! Which brings me neatly to the second gift…
Series 7 of The West Wing! I’ve been a ‘wingnut’ since the beginning. What an amazing TV show. I’ll admit that it dips a little through series 4 and 5 but it is still by far the best show ever made. Now it’s over… but I have all 7 seasons on DVD!!! When I’m stuck, uninspired, a little down or bored I stick on an episode and never fail to get inspiration.
My favourite speech episodes from the whole show are Galileo and 20 Hours in America (part 2). Galileo is about a space probe and exploration. Sam gets it but CJ doesn’t in the beginning. She’s not ‘saying it right’. 20 Hours in America has the best 6 lines of TV ever. ‘There are too many angels…’ Stunning writing. Check it out if you haven’t already.