Tuesday, 15 September 2009

I am not saying a thing....

Elton John: Keen on Ukrainian baby boys

From yesterdays Rag.....

"ELTON John wants to adopt a 14-month-old boy from the Ukraine, saying the toddler has 'stolen my heart' after meeting him at an orphanage."

I am not even going to comment. Elton is a very rich man who could sue me into a debt that would not be covered by a life times worth of overtime. I am just going to let that hang there and let you, the reader make up your own mind about the ridiculousness or otherwise of this turn of events.

Monday, 14 September 2009

Why Why Why???

This has been getting on my goat for a while, and I have stewed over it all weekend looking for an answer.... Why do apparently tough men playing what some call the toughest game in the world insist on dressing up like women? There is a long line of nufties who seem to think it is the height of humour to get dolled up, tuck the toys between the legs and prance around like a woman. Why? Is there some unexplained pent up and unrealised pressure for these 'tough men' to be cross dressers? Is there some latent homosexuality within the ranks of the NRL? Is packing a scrum with a bunch of blokes only a pathway to packing fudge with them? Is a 'bun' as they affectionately call it as perpetrated by Curranulla and the Bulldogs amongst others merely a smoke screen for an excuse to bat off in company and spray your team mates with baby batter? Don't get me wrong here, I love a laugh as much as the next bloke if not more so but this is not funny. This a long and loud cry for help from some very confused young men searching for some sexual chocolate in their preferred flavour.

For former Panther and footballing media commentator Mark Geyer, the latest in a long line of skirt wearing footballers, it puts into order a lot of his life issues--the suspensions, the violent outbursts, the positive drug test, the failure to make training for Balmain, the season with Umina on the Central Coast...it was all a cry for help.

I had respect for Mark Geyer, but now I just wish that Wally had snotted him good back in the 1991 Origin and maybe whacked some sense into him.

Watch Your Back Kama!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was disappointed to hear that the world's oldest person, 115-year-old African-American woman Gertrude Baines, has died.

Baines, whose epic life encompassed 21 US presidents, two World Wars, the Wright Brothers' maiden flight in 1903 and Neil Armstrong's first steps on the Moon, died at the WesternConvalescent Hospital on Friday, hospital officials said.

According to the Los Angeles-based Gerontology Research Group, the world's oldest living person is now a 114-year-old Japanese woman, Kama Chinen of Okinawa, but if I were Kama I would not be too happy about it as it would appear that the title is cursed, with all of it's recipients having died soon after receiving the award. Me thinks that the Gerontology Group should be investigated for harm brought unto our senior citizens.

It is digraceful what some people try and perpetrate on the elder members of society.

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

"I Didn't See it, I Was Texting"

Can you be a sailor if you can't sail???
I had to laugh. In fact when I heard the story I did laugh. And it was a four or five lard laugh. Pretty good laughing.
It was all over the news yesterday and after a year of preparation the nation wished her well as she set off. Jessica Watson, at age 16, was off attempting to become the youngest person to circumnavigate the world. Her first leg was from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland down the coast to Sydney where she would just make sure everything on the boat was OK. But it wasn't OK. Oh no-ni-no.
She hit another boat--A CONTAINER SHIP--last night--OFF STRADBROKE ISLAND--not far from her departure site and less than 24 hours into the voyage.
A spokesman for the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, who should know better, said her yacht collided with a bulk carrier shortly before 2.30am.
"The bulk carrier is believed to be heading north up the east coast and has allegedly failed to stop," said the spokesman, who should know that the that stopping a bulk carrier is not a matter of simply pulling on the handbrake.
But she is still keen to go and vows to try again after fixing her boat. From her website "Jessica’s positive attitude and quiet determination leave no doubt that the challenge of sailing alone around the world will be readily achieved." Positive attitudes and quiet determination will only get you so far if you can't avoid ships the size of buildings on the open waters. Let's hope the whales keep out of her way...