by Sunil Bali, 17-02-13

"I don’t perform. Seals perform."

These were the words of Morrissey – legendary lyricist and front man of The Smiths.

Elaborating on his quote, Morrissey explained that he puts every fibre of his being; his entire heart and soul into perfecting his art. So when he’s on stage, he can be totally authentic, immersed in the moment, and doesn’t need to perform.

In a recent interview when asked where his self confidence came from, Usain Bolt replied,

"I trust my trainer, myself, and the hours and hours of sweat that I put in."

Bolt’s trainer Glen Mills added, "I see too many athletes having to try too hard on the day, because they’ve not done the work. The result is their muscles are too tense and they can’t flow . If you put in enough of the right practice, the execution becomes automatic, and the result will take care of itself."

Human doings produce happy human beings.


The horse meat scandal is of course very serious, and I don’t mean to flog a dead horse, but here are the Top 10 jokes on Twitter, as published in The Daily Telegraph:

1. Horse walks into a bar. Barman says, "Sorry mate, we don’t serve food in here."

2. Tesco Burgers: To eat or not to eat, that is the equestrian!

3. I’ve just checked the Tesco burgers in my fridge – Aaaaand….they’re off !!

4. Reading the label on these Tesco burgers…. it turns out they’re fairly low in fat, but surprisingly high in Shergar.

5. A man is in hospital after eating Tesco burgers. He’s in a stable condition but still has the trots.

6. Findus lasagne contains horse meat. I’d check the spaghetti bologneighs as well.

7. They’ve only just discovered the horsemeat in lasagne because the cheese on top was mascarpone.

8. A Man goes to the bar and orders a burger. The barman says, "Would you like anything on that?" The man replies, "Yes, I think I’ll have 5 pounds each way."

9. Tesco has reassured us all that their burgers won’t be on sale furlong.

10. “Hello, Tesco Scotland? Can I return this burger it tastes odd?”, “Yes, of course. It’s neigh bother to us."

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