Wednesday, February 23, 2011

F(orget) You

I don't know for how long this vid will remain on YouTube, but until it is disabled I am enjoying Gwyneth Paltrow's bowdlerised version of the Cee Lo Green (formerly of Gnarls Barkley) song. If you'd like to see the original, it is here. It's ok, but more clearly cleaned up and twice as long. You kind of get the point by the time that Gwyneth has finished. Wish I had some of that attitude.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Not Long Now!

Position players have reported for their first full workout today. It's not too long until baseball season begins, and the Yanks open up at Fenway. What better way to start?! Meanwhile, we fans still have our hopes and dreams intact.

The Beauty of Lego

Thanks to the Shakesville blog within which I saw this wonderful photograph.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Mad Max Redux?

Beware of the cassowary.

Latest from the Daily Telegraph:

"Australians trying to rebuild in the wake of Cyclone Yasi have been warned to stay away from cassowaries – huge flightless birds with claws that can disembowel a human – on the hunt for food after their habitat was destroyed by the storm."

These creatures weigh as much as a medium-sized goalie but may disembowel a human with one kick (unlike most goalies except German ones). Has Oz post-cyclone become such a dangerous wasteland? Read all about it here.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Make 'Em Laugh

Have you laughed today? If not, then I have a couple of jokes for you. If you like them, I shall take full credit. If not, then I shall have to admit that I pinched them from Michael Winner's column in the Sunday Times a week or so ago, and he pinched them from John Landis. Here they are:

I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian

A vulture boards an aeroplane carrying two dead raccoons. The stewardess says, “I’m sorry, sir, only one carrion allowed per passenger.

I laughed. You didn't? O go watch a Fatty Arbuckle movie for goodness' sake!

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Cheeseheads Rejoice!

A touchdown for the Green Bay Packers, who have just beaten the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Superbowl. The aunt of ravaj, who has lived in Wisconsin for 60 years, is elated.
the friend of ravaj who is a Pittsburgh fan is sad.

The thing is - the Packers are owned not by some magnate or other, but by the fans. So this is an excellent result. Hurrah.

And so to bed.

Thursday, February 03, 2011

The Difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain and England Exp...

All you ever wanted to know about England, er, Great Britain, um, the United Kingdom. And not forgetting Tuvalu. I thank you. And Mr. Grey.