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The Guardian G2 13.11.2012

The Guardian G2 13.11.2012

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Tuesday 13.11.12

Between boom and bust
The business disaster that shook India’s economy By Jason Burke

54 days
12A

Aditya Chakrabortty
Fiscal cliff explained

Paralympic inspiration
By Mike Brearley

Michele Hanson
I love the BBC

Town Called Malice
How we made

The shortest-serving club

Shortcuts

Careers

George Entwistle and the Shortest Serving Club

Brian Clough Entwistle should remember that, sometimes, short tenures can lead to immortality. Clough’s notorious 44-day reign as Leeds man
Tuesday 13.11.12

Between boom and bust
The business disaster that shook India’s economy By Jason Burke

54 days
12A

Aditya Chakrabortty
Fiscal cliff explained

Paralympic inspiration
By Mike Brearley

Michele Hanson
I love the BBC

Town Called Malice
How we made

The shortest-serving club

Shortcuts

Careers

George Entwistle and the Shortest Serving Club

Brian Clough Entwistle should remember that, sometimes, short tenures can lead to immortality. Clough’s notorious 44-day reign as Leeds man

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54 days
The shortest-serving club
Aditya Chakrabortty
 Fiscal cliff explained
Paralympic inspiration
 By Mike Brearley
Michele Hanson
 I love the BBC
Town Called Malice
 How we made 
Betweenboomand bust
The business disasterthat shook India’s economyBy Jason Burke
 
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The Guardian 13.11.12
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Westlife, whose second suitphase was prompted by the exist-ence in 2004 of rat-pack coversalbum Allow Us To Be Frank.
 3 That inking feeling.
Boybandmembers react to the fact thattheir lives are no longer their own by lashing out with a “risky”new haircut, while publicsmoking, indie allegiancesand tattoos are the nextstep.
See:
Boyzone “wild-man” Shane Lynch.
Shortcuts
Zayn Malik and HarryStyles from One DirectionHooked on The Killing?Got 280 euros tospare? You canbuy Sarah Lund’slatest jumper fromgudrungudrun.com.Kuwait celebrated 50 yearsof its constitution at theweekend with the biggestfirework display in history:77,282 fireworks, costing£10m, over an hour. Suckon that, the Olympics.
1 The honeymoon period.
Every-one is smiling. Photoshoots involveprimary colours, larks and somesort of trampette. The teen sen-sations pose in Santa outfits forfestive photo shoots.
See:
Gary Barlow’s naked bottomcovered in red jelly.
 2 The suit phase.
By albumtwo, boybandism has become a job. Thelads – let’s call themAntony, Lee, Duncanand Simon – showhow mature they are by ram-raiding Dolce& Gabbana.
Big bang
Seven ages of aboyband – whento get the tattoo?
Music
 
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George Entwistleand the ShortestServing Club
Careers
A
lthough it might appearthat George Entwistledidn’t achieve very muchin his 54 days as BBC director gen-eral – other than getting bellowedat by John Humphrys – the oppo-site is probably true. For instance,Total Wipeout was on TV beforehe took the job. Now it isn’t. Thatalone is probably cause for somesort of footnote. Isn’t it? Entwistlehas also qualified to join one of the most elite groups in history:the Shortest-Serving Club.
 William Pulteney
William Pulteney, the first Earl of Bath, became prime minister on 10February 1746 and then resignedtwo days later because nobodywanted to be in his cabinet.
William Henry Harrison
Harrison was the ninth presidentof the United States. As a showof bravado, he took the oath of offi ce in a rainstorm on 4 March1841 without a coat or hat, andthen died of pneumonia amonth later.
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ike grief and the ages of man, boybands exist in sevenstages, and One Directionare already at the third. This week,Harry Styles has unveiled his latesttattoo, while Zayn Malik has beenpictured – fag in hand – sportinga Nirvana T-shirt. Where’s
 your 
favourite boyband right now?
Brian Clough
Entwistle should remember that,sometimes, short tenures can leadto immortality. Clough’s notorious44-day reign as Leeds manager in1974 might have been embarrass-ing, but they ended up making afilm about it.
Michael O’Neill
In April 1999, O’Neill became thenew head of Barclays. Then, dur-ing his first day, he became theshortest-serving head of Barclaysever, after failing a medical. Hesuffered from an arrhythmicheartbeat that was exacerbatedwith stress. At least getting andlosing a high-profile job on thesame day isn’t too stressful.
 Pope Urban VII
The figurehead of the Shortest-Serving Club is undoubtedlyPope Urban VII, the shortest-serving pope. Yes, he onlymanaged to hold his job for 13days in 1590, before passingaway from malaria ahead of hisoffi cial coronation, but in thattime he still managed to pull off the world’s first smoking ban.Proof that it’s not the time you’regiven that matters, but whatyou do with it. Entwistle will dowell to remember this. After all,only a titan could get rid of TotalWipeout that easily.
Stuart Heritage
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Boris Yeltsin
Entwistle kept his job for muchlonger than Boris Yeltsin. In 1998,during his presidency, Yeltsinsacked his prime minister andcabinet and declared that he wasgoing to be prime minister fromnow on. Then a few hours later hechanged his mind.
Sweyn Forkbeard
Entwistle has also edged outSweyn Forkbeard, who wasthe king of England for a merefive weeks between 1013 and1014. Sweyn did, however,name his oldest son Cnut,which you have to admit takessome balls.
William Henry Harrison30 daysPope Urban VII13 daysWilliam Pulteney2 daysBrian Clough44 days
How to be Danish
 
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Age:
Pending.
Appearance:
More of a disappearance, really.
Sorry, you seem confused.
I’m trying to explain anew offi ce craze called “stepping aside”, in whichBBC executives temporarily leave their jobs.
Oh right. Like taking a sabbatical?
A bit like that,yes. Only you do it after something embarrassinghas happened.
Wait a minute … This is just posh talk fora “suspension”, isn’t it?
Not in the least! Beingsuspended is when you’re told not to come towork while they decide whether to fire you.“Stepping aside” is removing yourself from theoffi ce for the duration of an inquiry.
Completely different. I see.
It began with theNewsnight editor Peter Rippon, who “steppedaside with immediate effect” on 22 October,pending the outcome of the Pollard review intohis cancellation of an exposé of child abuse by Jimmy Savile.
This is on full pay, presumably?
Presumably.
So to “step aside” is to announce that you aregoing to stop doing any work while continuingto get the money?
I suppose so.
No wonder it’s caught on.
Not everybody is a fan,though. The BBC’s head of news, Helen Boaden
(above)
, and her deputy Stephen Mitchell bothhad to be “asked to ‘step aside’” from their jobson Monday morning.
“Asked to”? Not “told to”?
That’s what BBCNews says.
Hang on. Is this the BBC News that’s beingreported on, or the BBC News that’s doing thereporting?
“Step aside” is a quote attributed tothe former. The latter reports that the pair were“asked to”. Look, I will admit I’m quite confused.
People should just resign, like that nice GeorgeEntwistle.
He didn’t resign. What he actually saidon Saturday was that he would “step down”.
Down? And that means he won’t come back andhe won’t get paid?
Oh, he’s being paid all right. Hewill get £450,000 – double what he was entitledto for resigning, but exactly what he would havegot for being fired.
So “stepping down” is like firing yourself?
I don’tknow. I don’t know anything. Please don’t ask meany more questions.
Do say:
“Sorry, I have a terrible hangover. I’d betterstep aside for a few days.”
Don’t say:
“I blame Strictly Come Dancing.”
“All men are created equal.LOLZ!” Daniel Day-Lewisapparently remained incharacter throughout thefilming of Lincoln – eventexting his co-stars in the styleof the US president.Polling guru Nate Silver didn’tdo so well predicting the 2010UK election. According to theblog Political Scrapbook, heforecast far heavier losses forLabour and big gains for theLib Dems.
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he military is normallyonly too pleased to heraldits successes, and topraise the courage of those whoput their lives on the line for theircountry. Perhaps it is the link (orlack of it) between these two thatencourages them to talk-up cer-tain missions, and come over allsheepish when it comes to drones. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles(UAVs) have been the oneunqualified triumph of the war inAfghanistan. That is, if “success”comes in an equation where lotsof people get killed, at next to norisk, at an affordable price.According to the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, whichcompiles figures on drone strikes,the US has killed up to 3,378 peoplein 350 drone strikes in the past eightyears. And that’s just in Pakistan.The US also orchestrates dronestrikes in Yemen and Somalia froma base in the tiny African state of Djibouti (which nobody is supposedto know about). But does the WhiteHouse want to talk about this? Notunless it has to. And not even then.
The websitethat reveals theUS drone war
Military studies
$21m
Payment by Appleto license the SwissFederal Railwaysclock design,according to a reportin Tages Anzeiger.The company wasaccused of copyingit for a screen iconwhen iOS 6 wasreleasedin September
Pass notes
No 3,280Steppingaside
Lance Armstrong hastweeted this picture ofhimself “layin’ around”beneath seven framedTour de France yellow jerseys.
Texter-in-chief Contrite, moi?Flawed genius
IN NUMBERS
    C    O    V    E    R    P    H    O    T    O    G    R    A    P    H
     R    O    B    E    R    T    N    I    C    K    E    L    S    B    E    R    G    /    G    E    T    T    Y
An image om onestagam shoing the site o a US done attac
 4 Bye bye bye.
Rememberthe member least excitedto be wearing that Santahat? Well he’s off. DoingA Robbie only works if you happen to be RobbieWilliams
(right)
.
See:
Bryan “Brian” McFadden, lastspotted apologising for 2011 daterape-themed single Just The WayYou Are (Drunk at the Bar).
 5 The band plays on.
Even if thelineup is still intact, a greatest hitswill be deployed, usually with aprotesting-too-much title suchas Volume One or The Journey SoFar.
Then
a member leaves.
See:
Backstreet Boys’Greatest Hits: ChapterOne, which pre-emptedKevin’s departure.
 6 The split.
Unfortunately,the rumours are true, and fromtoday there’s no more …
See:
All of the above.
 7 Rebirth.
The band announces atour, repackaged greatest hits anda brand new album the follow-ing year. As with Doing A Robbie,Doing A Take That really onlyworks if you’re Take That.
See:
Most of the above; others TBA.
Peter Robinson
This is where James Bridlecomes in. Using what little infor-mation there is, Bridle, creatorof the New Aesthetic micro-blog,has set up Dronestagram. Bymarrying images from Google andtarget details from the BIJ, he hasstarted to show the places hit inUAV attacks.On his blog, booktwo.org,Bridle argues that “drone strikesare the consequence of invisible,distancing technologies, and atechnologically disengaged me-dia and society...” The images onDronestagram may be just “foreignlandscapes”, but he hopes theirimmediacy will add to the demandfor transparency. Earlier this year,Apple rejected an App that didmuch the same thing, apparentlyon the grounds that many peoplewould find the content objection-able. Not, presumably, the relativesof the civilians who are often inevi-tably killed in drone strikes, how-ever carefully targeted the attacks.
 Nick Hopkins

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