Friday, 30 April 2010

Taylor Swift, the serial white dress wearer

So, we have Miley with her peace-sign making and some kind of ripped denim, Taylor Momsen with raccoon eyes and visible garters, Avril Lavigne and her faux-emo chains and wristbands

A while ago I noticed that Taylor Swift had another 'thing', a sign visible to all in the way of the white dress. The message? I am virginal. I am a girl. I am a good girl. I am America's sweetheart, the daughter you never had, and I would never have pre-marital sex and raise the child on YOUR tax money. She even references it in her song 'Love Story', the lyric being, "I talked to your dad/now go pick out a white dress/It's a love story/ Baby just say yes" Inneresting.

Being the investigative sleuth that I am, I decided to do some trawling through the interweb and try and find every image I could of Taylor and her white dress.

This is from a very basic google images search (accreditations below) I know the comments have been a little dysfunctional lately (dam blogspot), but add your own if you can. I wonder if she's trying to tell us anything?

Monday, 12 April 2010

Rider of the Week: Tony McCoy

Name: Tony McCoy/ A.P. McCoy
Age: 36 (b. 1974)
Location: Cheltenham
Origins: Northern Ireland
Height: 5" 10
Ride Weight: 10st
Owner: J.P. McManus
Trainer: Jonjo O'Neill

Notable Wins:
  • Champion Chase: Edredon Bleu 2000
  • Champion Hurdle: Make A Stand 1997, Brave Inca, 2006, Binocular 2010
  • Cheltenham Gold Cup: Mr. Mulligan, 1997
  • King George: Best Mate 2002
  • Irish Grand National: Butler's Cabin, 2007
  • William Hill Trophy: Wichita Lineman, 2009
  • Ryanair Chase : Albertas Run, 2010
  • Midlands Grand National : Synchronised, 2010
  • Bet 365 Gold Cup : Hennessy, 2009
  • Tingle Creek Chase : Master Minded, 2008
  • Melling Chase : Viking Flagship, 1996, Albertus Run, 2010
  • Grand National : Don't Push It, 2010

Dressage Profile of the Day: Alexandra Duncan

This is the beginning of my 'rider of the week' profile, starting with dressage rider Alexandra Duncan.

Name: Alexandra Duncan
Age: 20
Nationality: Canadian
Origins: West Vancouver B.C.
Trainers: Swedish Olympic rider Jan Brink
The one, the only, Anky (does she need a last name?!)
Achievements: 2005: Canadian Junior Rider Champion
2006: team gold and individual bronze at the North American Young Riders Championships
2006: 4th with her Holsteiner mare Elektra at the 2006 FEI Young Rider World Cup Final (Frankfurt)
2007: individual and team gold medal winner at the 2007 North American Junior/Young Riders Championships as well as the recipient of the Fiona Baan Memorial Trophy awarded to the Young Rider with highest average percentage score from Team and Individuals.

Her personal website can be found here:
and her blog is really interesting, I literally read the entire thing in one go!