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    Coldplay's Oracle on the importance of supporting your country at the World Cup

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    May 27, 2010 - submitted by Linea, Denmark

    Q. Dear Oracle, How do I get my Dad and my older Brother to NOT watch the world cup?? Everybody already knows that Denmark wont win anyway, so why even bother to watch. And my Mother, my other Mother and I find it VERY BORING!! Please help!!

    The Oracle replies:

    Now c'mon that's not very sporting - or supporting - of you! Don't write your team off just yet. As my mother used to say (and probably still does) "it's not the winning that counts but the taking part". I don't think you necessarily have to be a fan of football to get involved in cheering your team on. I doubt there's anything you could do that would distract your Dad and Brother from watching the World Cup and I for one shall be joining them - not physically so don't worry!

    May 27, 2010 - submitted by Hannah, United States of America

    Q. How is a raven like a writing desk?

    The Oracle replies:

    Since neither the Mad Hatter nor the March Hare had the slightest idea it's left to the author's misspelt answer: "Because it can produce very few notes, tho they are very flat; and it is nevar put with the wrong end in front." Who am I to argue? They both have inky quills is a popular answer but as with most of Lewis Carroll's work; it's not necessarily something to make sense of. He highlights my point from the other day of how the Lost writers could have had so much fun with their ending...


    May 26, 2010 - submitted by Santiago, Argentina

    Q. Hola Oracle!! I was taking a look at The World Turned Upside Down lyrics in the Recordings section at this website and I found there's a line missing, in the verse that is right after the first chorus:

    "X is Y

    The land, sea, rivers, trees, the stars, the sky

    365 and degrees

    All of the surface and the underneath



    And everything under the sun"

    I'd like to know what really goes there, the "official" lyrics, so as to say...

    Thanks a lot!!!

    The Oracle replies:

    You'd think that as we are the official site with the official lyrics you could count on us wouldn't you? Unfortunately the simple truth is the lyrics are incomplete because a certain Chris Martin can't actually decipher (or remember) what he sang at the time of recording! Quite frankly, neither could we so we have left an honest gap to show that we haven't a clue what should go there!


    May 26, 2010 - submitted by Laudy, Lebanon

    Q. Dear Oracle, Who sings L-O-V-E in the Coco Mademoiselle advertisement with Keira Knightley acting in it? Thanks Stranger! Laudy =)

    The Oracle replies:

    Would it be ok if I voice my true opinion here which is totally unsupported by the band, the crew and all in our team? Good because the answer to the question is... it's the highly irritating Joss Stone who apparently doesn't give a **** if I (or anyone else) don't like her affected American accent that she brought back with her in 2007 after recording there. Well I gave her a free plug so she can't complain much. The girl can sing though.




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