Thursday, July 21, 2005

It's about to start...

This Thursday the Ashes finally start. It’s been a couple of years of promise, built up by a team that has actually shown that it can win away from home, but I fear there will be more of the same punishment meted out to the Poms*. The Aussies have had a slow start and really is just the one day game (just for you weasel), but we are better at the long form of the game so let’s see what happens. My prediction – 3-0 to the visitors. There will be 2 games washed out, where the Poms will be in a winning position on the second day, but due to thee rain, they run out of time, giving the nation false hope and a trouncing in the next match.

Been up most nights watching “Le Tour” and I have been drawn in to the magic of it and the tactics and the commentary. It’s been riveting. I think it’s the countryside views, the people on the side of the course, the narrow corridors the spectators create for the riders, how they don’t smack into a spectator or a flag or a bag, I don’t know. It would seem that Lance Armstrong is going to win this, barring any sort of mishap. It will be his last race and 7th win in a row, magnificent effort. I remember Miguel Indurain being hailed as the best ever, well Lance is just that little bit better. A friend has a plan to go to France and follow the tour from start to finish, in a Winabago. Sounds cool.

I found out today that the only team that can’t make the AFL finals this year is Carlton. Collingwood can mathematically make it as high as 3rd, so fire up boys. 6 wins will do it. Losing a bit of interest in the footy, I thought my pies would have a good season, but we a re looking to next year now. Finish 14th and try and get a good draft choice for next year.

That’s all for now, going to watch some pedal pushing.

Game over.



* Believe it or not, a Perth - WA man was charged with some sort of racial slur offence when he called an Englishman “a pommy git”. What the? Next they’ll whine about being called “soap dodgers”. Been looking for the article online but can’t find it.

14 comments:

Mondale said...

What the hell is the world coming to if you lot can't abuse us and we can't throw it back? Whoever the "PG" was who brought the case against the 'convict' clearly deserved the abuse as he couldn't take it. And what was this so called Englishman doing in Australia if he wasn't prepared to take some crap?
Clokeeey, feel free to dish it, it's certainly coming your waythis summer!!
(And my prediction? I'm not too confident but I reckon theres more in it than you think, If we can get an early result in either of the first two we could take you in the fifth)

Mondale said...

What i meant to say was what the f**k has happened to the f**king world when good hearted Poms cant give f**king aussie f***ers a good f**king bit of f**king old f**king fashioned f**king abuse????
(Sorry mate, me and the wife had a few beers!)

weasel said...

Right-o, crack on! May the best imperialist overlord win (that would be us, old boy). By the way Clokeeey, how are we going to know you are a real Aussie if you don't post pictures of your ankles?

Clokeeeey! said...

I assume you want to see the chains on my ankles?

weasel said...

Don't assume, it makes an ass out of you and me old chum. (Damn it, there went one of my only Aussie jokes due to Clokeeey's lighting wit and punchline spoiling skills. Must have picked them up at the Academy).

OK, try this one: Kings Cross reveller to Cabbie: "'scuse me mate, mind if I leave a bucket of prawns on yer front seat?"

Supply the punchline, if you will...

Mondale said...

I love the way Weasel pushes the boundaries of humour. I just don't get it. I didn't get the chains/ankles one and now i'm confused about prawns.

weasel said...

Oi Bowlesy, whose bloody side are you on? They are better jokes when told verbally. Anyway nevermind all that, what's this 54-5 business when its at home? Only England could get the Aussies out for 190 then proceed to balls it up.

Mondale said...

I'm on your side weasel. Always will be. I'm just playing mind games with the aussies, luring them in and all that. Besides, your jokes are shit.

weasel said...

Don't mind us Clokeeey, carry on like we aren't here. You won't disturb us.
Bowles, we need to discuss tactics in private before we regroup to take on the Ockers, becuase right now we seem to be following the career trajectory of Sir Clive Woodward.

Mondale said...

Sorry boss.
Sorry Clokeeeey.

Clokeeeey! said...

Weasel said....
OK, try this one: Kings Cross reveller to Cabbie: "'scuse me mate, mind if I leave a bucket of prawns on yer front seat?"

Supply the punchline, if you will...


Sorry, it's taken I while to get back to this Weasel.

punchline:
Cabbie: "Wot would yer like me to do wiv 'em Guv?"
Reveller: "Just keep 'em near you mate to hide your smell, when's the last time you had a bath?"
Cabbie "Wot's a barff?"

Mondale said...

yeah, but it's still a crap joke.
Weasel, i've known you since 1989, before we defeated communism together, but still, your jokes are crap.

weasel said...

Or:
Kings Cross reveller to Cabbie: "'scuse me mate, mind if I leave a bucket of prawns on yer front seat?"

"Certainly my Antipodean chum, go right ahead"

"Bleauuuuughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhueybleaugh! (i.e. sound of Australian drunkard throwing up, expelling a gallon of Tooeys and said prawns on cab seat).

Bowels, one can only 'get' jokes if one is predesposed to listen to the person one is telling it to rather than view their telling as merely a chance to pause for breath before talking about yourself again. Remember, I've known you since before the fall of communism.

Clokeeeey! said...

AH, good un Weasel.
I had heard that one before, about the time rasputin came to power I think!!!

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