After my talk on science and atheism in Poznan, which, much to my delight, greatly angered some Catholics in the audience, I had a huge lunch (pictures will come within a day or two). I am now supine, resting up in my hotel like a python contemplating its next huge meal. (The term “huge meal” in Poland is a redundancy.) In the meantime, I have heard from Matthew Cobb about the footy team in this town. I quote his words (and a video he sent):
Poznan has a footy team, Lech Poznan, who have some “ultra” supporters who, when their team score, turn their backs on the pitch and jump up and down. They played Man City in Manchester a few years back and did this, to the initial bemusement of the City fans, who then decided to adopt it as their own. “Doing the Poznan”, it’s called. Now a regular feature of City matches (In the 80s and 90s City fans used to wave giant blow-up bananas, too, for no particular reason, but that’s another story – in fact, some old skool supprter on the left of the screen has one…).
In the meantime, I’ve been gone all day and have no idea what’s happening at the Olympics.