Sunday, March 30, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
He is wearing shorts, boots, a thick gold chain around his neck and a checked blouse. The picture captured imaginations and people began creatively messing with the image. A group of animated fans started a "Make Vernon Koekemoer Famous" group on the facebook social networking website. It quickly attracted hordes of fans, but was closed down a few days later with an impressive 1 378 members.
Anyone who knows the true identity of "Vernon Koekemoer" or has more information on his legendary status trip is requested to email email@example.com or call The Star newsdesk on 011-633 2411/2410.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
After weeks of being missing in action in Japanese club rugby, the Sharks' much-anticipated Tongan signing, Epi Taione, is finally in Durban in the flesh, and quite a mountain of it there is too.In fact, there is not just one of him but three, in a manner of speaking. He has brought his heavily pregnant wife and in a month or so we could quite possibly have the first Tongan baby born with a South African passport.Taione was on show to the media in the Sharks' boardroom at the Absa Stadium on Tuesday and at 1.93m (six foot four) and 123 kgs, the relaxed, wise-cracking 29-year-old was literally no shrinking violet.
Taione is certainly a man of the rugby world, having played at a host of European clubs since leaving Tonga as a youngster, and he lit up the Rugby World Cup in France when he dyed his hair green and changed his name by deed poll to Paddy Power to give mileage to the Irish bookies that sponsored the impoverished islanders. The humourless IRB ordered him to take the dye out of his hair before the Pool match against South Africa and refused to acknowledge his change in name, and "Epeli Taione" is what appeared in the match programme.It was during his time at Newcastle that he met one Mark Andrews, who on his return to Durban sang the praises of the giant islander. And Andrews was at the airport on Tuesday to meet his former teammate at the Falcons.
"Mark and Warren Britz (who also spent time at Newcastle) planted the seeds of a move to the Sharks," Taione said. "I liked what I heard about big stadiums with great atmospheres, and then Tony Brown told me that he loved Durban and had a special time there with the Sharks."Brown and Taione played together in the Sanyo Wild Knights team that won the Japanese knock-out competition last week. Taione says he played No 8 and flank in the competition but during the league season he was at inside centre.
So what will he play for the Sharks?"I fancy flyhalf, Michalak move over," he joked. "Seriously, it makes no difference to me whether I am a forward or back. I consider myself a rugby player. That is my position: rugby player. On the Islands, it tends to be that way. Most of the time, anybody can play anywhere."
Dick Muir cleared up the matter."We contracted him as a forward, but obviously we will take advantage of his versatility if we need to," the coach said. "It also means that with us being restricted to 26 players for our tour, we can take 15 forwards and 11 backs because of the versatility of Epi and Craig Burden (the hooker who was a wing until a few months ago)."
Muir said that Taione's arrival was timeous for the Sharks."It has been a long wait, and getting here after four rounds was the worst case scenario when we contracted him with the agreement that he would come when his team's cup run was over, but he can make a big impact on the Super 14 during our tour when we hope to play our best rugby."Taione said it would be interesting to tour New Zealand and Australia as "the enemy"."Growing up in Tonga, you support teams from those countries, so I suppose I am in the enemy camp, but proudly so. The Sharks are a world famous team and I believe the challenge to break into this team is the toughest one I have faced so far in rugby."
His shock withdrawal came just three days before the Proteas are due to depart for a three-Test tour which will decide second place on the International Cricket Council ranking list.
Cricket South Africa chief executive Gerald Majola said in a statement: "Charl Langeveldt called me today in an emotional state saying he wanted to withdraw from the tour to India so that he can consider his international future in the right frame of mind.
“He said that the public controversy over the selection of the Proteas team to tour India had upset him to the extent that he would not be in the right frame of mind to tour India and do his best for the Proteas.
"Charl said he wanted to use this time instead to consider his future in international cricket in a cool and calm manner."
Langeveldt was picked ahead of Nel against the wishes of South African coach Mickey Arthur, who wanted to keep a successful squad together. It was widely believed that Langeveldt was picked mainly to lift the number of black players in the touring squad to comply with a policy that there should be six players of colour in a 14-man squad.
Langeveldt and spin bowler Robin Peterson were picked in place of white players Nel and Johan Botha who toured Bangladesh last month in a squad that contained only four players of colour.
The squad for Bangladesh was signed off by Majola without the approval of Cricket SA president Norman Arendse, who continued to insist that the target be met.
Arendse received backing from Cricket SA’s general council at a meeting on February 29 and said after the announcement of the squad for India that the players had been selected in accordance with policy.
Both Nel and Langeveldt were reported to be deeply upset when the squad was announced on the eve of the second one-day international against Bangladesh in Dhaka on March 12. The Sunday Times reported that both players were in tears in captain Graeme Smith’s room.
Nel was reportedly so disappointed that he wanted to withdraw from the next day’s game but was persuaded to play and claimed the man of the match award by taking four for 27. New ball partner Langeveldt also shone, taking three for 31.
Majola said he had discussed Langeveldt’s situation with selection convenor Joubert Strydom and it had been decided to accede to the player’s request. He said the selectors were considering a replacement.
Majola said: “I have assured Charl that he is very much in the Proteas’ plans, and is regarded as one of our best fast bowlers in both ODI and Test cricket. We will have in-depth discussions with him and hopefully he will continue to be available for international selection."
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Bad news I hear you say? Thats the spirit, get it out the way...
BAD NEWS: This is starting to push it now. Come on. Apparently, the petrol price is going to rise from the 1st of April again. Another 61c. Dont F@#king worry, we are all made of money so it wont affect us at f@#king all!!
I will lay my pimp hand down on jesus himself if he told me that it has to go up again. For F@#K sake. Enough now.
Read About it all here
GOOD NEWS: Apparently that brown haired chick from Sex in the City has made a sex tape. It will start doing the rounds soon im sure so look out for it kids. There are however screen shots of the tape, like the one included in the article on 2oceansvibe.com. It caught me by surprise as it popped up in the middle of my office!! Nearly Caught, but wasn't Phew!! Worth a look tho!
Monday, March 17, 2008
After he was forced to throw in his badge, his former colleagues – both canine and human – raised cash for the chariot.
'Max was a top sniffer dog and helped convict many dealers,' said Insp Anne Higgins, who took him in.
'That made it all the more sad when he was forced to retire. He was bursting with energy but could barely move.'
During his six years with the police dog unit, Max was used in major drug searches. But he developed arthritis and hip displasia, which made his hips wobble, and he was sent into retirement.
'He had to leave duty two years early. He had so much energy left,' said 44-year-old Ms Higgins. Avon and Somerset force handlers and dogs did a sponsored hike and raised money for the made-to-order wheels.
'The chariot has done wonders. He can't wait to get in it every day and run all over the place,' added Ms Higgins, who works with Devon and Cornwall police.
'He absolutely loves it – because he has always worked he sees pulling the wheels along as his job.'
When Max isn't whizzing around near Cullompton, Devon, he likes chasing balls with his friend, Stanley. He also loves swimming and has regular hydrotherapy.
But although Max could have a new career as a therapy dog lined up, Ms Higgins is grateful to his old workmates.
'They've given him the best retirement he could have,' she said.
Brian's Mum had long been suspicious of a relationship between Brian and Jennifer, and this had only made her more curious. Over the course of the evening, while watching the two interact, she started to wonder if there was more between Brian and Jennifer than met the eye.
Reading his mum's thoughts, Brian volunteered, 'I know what you must be thinking, but I assure you Jennifer and I are just roommates.'
About a week later, Jennifer came to Brian saying, 'Ever since your mother came to dinner, I've been unable to find the beautiful silver gravy ladle. You don't suppose she took it, do you?'
Brian said, 'Well, I doubt it, but I'll send her an e-mail just to be sure. So he sat down and wrote:
I'm not saying that you 'did' take the gravy ladle from the house, I'm not saying that you 'did not' take the gravy ladle. But the fact remains that one has been missing ever since you were here for dinner.
Several days later, Brian received an email back from his mother that read:
I'm not saying that you 'do' sleep with Jennifer, I'm not saying that you 'do not' sleep with Jennifer. But the fact remains that if Jennifer is sleeping in her own bed, she would have found the gravy ladle by now.
LESSON OF THE DAY - NEVER LIE TO YOUR MOTHER
The Playroom of late (since ive started working) has changed rather a lot from the Playroom of old. You may have noticed that there has been a widescale clean up of sorts of the general content.
This embargo has been placed on the content, due to unforeseen circumstances. The fact that I have been forced to publish content from work, when I should be doing other things, has forced me to tone down the content of the articles. Thus, fewer pictures, and nothing that may draw any undue attention to myself during the working day. This predicament also restricts the amount of time I have to conduct research into these afore mentioned articles. Another hurdle is the content blocker placed on the network by ‘The Man’ stopping all access to unsavoury sites.
This whole situation on the whole saddens me greatly. I rather enjoyed the level of trashiness and general smut that was prevalent in the Good old days, when the petrol price was below the gold price. And I know many of you feel the same.
Our Playroom Writers will be working over time to provide you with great articles featuring nearly (and some times) naked woman and general smatterings of smut, but they will struggle by themselves.
So, I urge all readers, if you have any ideas, smutty stories (we will keep you anonymous) or newsworthy pieces of writing, please mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will put them up.
Lets build a better world together.
Friday, March 14, 2008
Tom Vaughan will be Captaining the side as the regular captain the Ruth is away on WPCC 1st team duty. He was a late withdrawal, only finding out days before that he had been in fact dropped to the 1sts and that he would be joining Quayle’s Ales and Nadoes 6’s winning player The Bass in their game.
Murray King looks to have turned over a new leaf in his seasons quest for runs. Up till now he has been an utter embarrassment to the Nadoes and would on countless occasions been dropped from the side were it not for him having such a cool song! Another reason he has managed to stick around the entire season with an average of only 3.65 is because his bird ROXANNE!! ROXAAAAAAANNE!! Is willing to do whatever, and I mean whatever it takes to keep the poor boy in the side!
The fixture could also see the return of the Great Dayne to bolster the batting and bowling (not so much fielding) line ups. He has been absent of late as he has been furthering his flourishing business career as well as making it rain on the rugby fields for UCT.
Charles Roff is still the shortest cricketer ever to have lived.
Jambles Charton may well in fact be making his coaching Debut when he takes over from Martina Navratilova as the WP Women's Touch Rugby Coach. He is rumoured to have been offered a very UNlucrative contract from the franchise, but it did include a blow job after every game. Not sure if that’s a positive or a negative.
Warren Butler is looking a strong performance as he is coming off TFC for the last game. He suffered a setback last week when his team was bundled out of the tournament in the semi’s.
The game will be aired on SS1 and starts at 10:30. So all get down to WPCC fields and support the boys for what should be a thrilling game of cricket.
Oh, and there will be strippers sponsored by The Playroom
Harris, 29, was awarded a one-day cap for the three-match series against Bangladesh and the left-arm spinner has not disappointed, frequently troubling the batsmen with his nagging line and length.
"There is no doubt that Harris is one of the most underrated spin bowlers in world cricket," Arthur said.
"If one accepts that Muttiah Muralitharan is in reality a wrist spinner, then Harris is as good as any finger spinner in world cricket. The Bangladesh batsmen have been stunned to see just how good he is."
Harris picked up two wickets in the first one-dayer and although he failed to bag any in the second, he tied down the scoring in the middle overs and shaped the team's series-clinching seven-wicket win here on Wednesday.
Arthur said Harris's debut in the shorter version of the game was significant as the Proteas were starting to focus on the Champions Trophy in Pakistan in September and the World Cup, to be held in the sub-continent in 2011.
Harris, with 30 wickets from 10 Tests, has also been named in the 14-member squad for the three-Test series against India starting later this month and is expected to play a big role on the slow, turning wickets there.
Arthur was also pleased with the way the youngsters were responding to the challenge of fitting into the shoes of charismatic all-rounder Shaun Pollock, who retired from international cricket last month.
"It says a lot about Pollock's multi-talented skills that it was going to be impossible to replace him with one single player," said Arthur.
"The media were always going to label Albie Morkel, Vernon Philander or some other unfortunate as the next Shaun Pollock but neither deserves that burden and must simply be himself as a player and with his own attributes.
"The fact of the matter is that, for the time being at least, Morkel has taken over Pollock's batting role even though he has not had the chance to express himself in this role in Bangladesh yet."
Bell 1 rings - we put on our jackets.
Bell 2 rings - we slide down de pole.
Bell 3 rings - we jump on de 'ingine and we's ready to go.
From now on, when I says 'Bell one' I want you to strip naked. When I says Bell two', you jump on de bed. When I says 'Bell tree', we's gonna mek love all tru de night."
The next night he came home and shouted 'Bell One' and she stripped naked. 'Bell Two' and she jumped on the bed. 'Bell Tree', and they started to make love.
After a few minutes the wife yelled out "Bell Four". "What de hell is 'Bell Four', woman?" She replied: "Roll out more hose, man, you ain't nowhere near de fire."
He would not divulge any details about the suspects, but a police source confirmed that five rugby players were being sought. He said police had met one of the four Argentinian teams on Tuesday evening but the players linked to the incidents were not part of that team. The woman, a teaching student from Claremont, who asked not to be named, said she had felt humiliated when rugby players surrounded her in the nightclub and fondled her, laughing as they did so. Speaking to the Cape Argus on Wednesday, she said: "It was so degrading. I felt so scared."
The woman said she had been in the nightclub for only about 10 minutes when the incident happened."As I stood close to the dancefloor, a guy came and kissed me on the shoulder. I pushed him away and said 'What the hell are you doing?' "But he and his friends just started laughing and they surrounded me."They pulled at my clothing and touched at my breast, bum and body. My skirt came down and they were touching me. They had no right to do that to me."
She escaped and left the club to find her boyfriend. The boyfriend accompanied her back into the club and when she pointed out the culprits, one of the club's bouncers told the players to leave. "But they became very aggressive, refusing to leave. An argument erupted with these guys and the bouncer and they hit him too," he said. Her boyfriend, who had lived in Chile, approached the group, who told him in Spanish that they were members of an Argentinian rugby club. He then tried to unsuccessfully break up the fight. "All I remember is feeling a very painful blow to my jaw and I was out cold," he said."They were barbaric, carrying on like animals; it was disgusting."The rugby teams, from Argentina's capital, Buenos Aires, are scheduled to return to Argentina on March 19.
Johan Botha was also dropped for Robin Petersen, not a quota selection I am sure. Nella then proceeded to take 4 sticks and pick up the man of the match award in the first ODI vs Bangladesh. He didn’t rock up to collect his award and that caused quite a stir. A little childish? Yes ok maybe, but the man was quite rightly pissed off.
Many People don’t agree with the quota system. I am one of them. Not because I am white, but because it screws our sport up. We are the only country in the world that has to put up with this crap. There have been absolutely no examples of where the quota system has helped a team. Come on, Name one? I dare you!! You can’t can you? That’s because there are none. There are many good black and coloured players, but they would make the sides by irrespective of the colour of their skin.
It’s a shame to see it happening. One just wonders when it will end? When will the representative teams be picked on merit and not according to a quota system. When Hell freezes over maybe, or when the appoint Jambles as SA Rugby Coach. I hear there have been moves to incorporate his management expertise into the WP Womans Touch Rugby Team.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
John Daly take a bow! This story really does epitomize his true character and does justice to his patronage of the Daly Cup. Need I say more? Here are some extracts but the full article is on News 24.
"Daly, playing on a sponsor's exemption at the PODS Champions because he no longer has his full US tour card, spent a 2 1/2-hour rain delay during the first round in a corporate hospitality tent behind the 17th green. He was 3 over, and finished with a 77.
He followed that with an 80 in the second round to miss the cut.
Daly spent Saturday at the tournament, drinking beer, mingling with fans and signing autographs, including one on the back of a woman's pants."Got to love this guy!
"My whole goal for him was he's got to show me golf is the most important thing in his life," Harmon said from his golf school in Las Vegas. "And the most important thing in his life is getting drunk."
Harmon said he had worked three times this year with Daly, but that Daly's behaviour at the PODS Championship was enough to end the short-lived relationship.
Daly, playing on a sponsor's exemption because he no longer has his full US tour card, spent a two-and-a-half-hour rain delay during the first round in a corporate hospitality tent behind the 17th green at Innisbrook. He was three over, and ended up with a 77. He followed that with an 80 in the second round to miss the cut.
Daly spent Saturday at the tournament drinking beer, mingling with fans and signing autographs, including one on the back of a woman's pants. top."I've let him know that after his actions of last weekend, we are no longer together," Harmon said. "In all honesty, I'm a very busy person. I'm willing to help the kid, but until he helps himself and makes golf his No 1 priority, I'm not his guy." Daly could not be located for comment.
Harmon is regarded as among the best swing coaches in golf, having worked with Tiger Woods before he turned pro. He also worked with Greg Norman when he was No 1, and his current clientele includes Phil Mickelson and Adam Scott.
Daly missed his pro-am time at the Arnold Palmer Invitational yesterday and faces disqualification from the tournament. Under US tour regulations, anyone who misses the pro-am without a valid reason cannot play in the tournament. - Mercury Times
In an effort to keep you informed, the definition for each is listed below...
Guts - is arriving home late after a night out with the guys, being met by your wife with a broom, and having the guts to ask: "Are you still cleaning or are you flying somewhere?"
Balls - is coming home late after a night out with the guys, smelling of perfume and beer, lipstick on your collar, slapping your wife on the butt and having the balls to say: "You're next."
I hope this clears up any confusion on the definitions.
Medically speaking, there is no difference in the outcome since both ultimately result in death.
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Wallabies and Brumbies back Julian Huxley will spend the next week with medical specialists after he was diagnosed with a brain tumour on Monday.
Huxley delivered the news to shattered teammates on Tuesday, with Brumbies skipper Stirling Mortlock saying the whole province was right behind the 28-year-old. "It's devastating news for Hux," Mortlock told ABC radio.
"Everyone feels just so much for him. He's just held in such high regard for what he's done over the last number of years."
Huxley debuted for the Wallabies last year against Wales and went on to play nine Tests.
He began his Super rugby career in 2002 with the Brumbies before heading to the Queensland Reds. Huxley returned to Canberra in 2007.
Coach Laurie Fisher said Huxley has shown amazing character in receiving such awful news.
"The composure and resolve of Hux in the way that he delivered the news to the team ... just showed a strength of character which I think is certainly a credit to him and his family," Fisher said.
"To have an astounding young man who has some wonderful attributes in his own right, not just as a footballer, it's not the type of news you want to hear with a 28-year-old who is ostensibly in great health."
It is believed the tumour is benign but more tests are required.
Brumbies chief executive officer Andrew Fagan said some of those tests would be carried out over the next week.
"He's just, as I said yesterday, going through the process of gathering all the information from the specialists he needs and over the course of the next week or so we'll be in a position to comment further," Fagan told reporters.
Huxley has ruled himself out for the rest of the Super 14 season but has not ruled out playing rugby again. The tumour was discovered after Huxley was injured during Saturday's clash against Queensland.
Initial scans cleared Huxley but follow-up precautionary scans on Monday discovered the tumour sitting on top of his brain. Fisher thought Huxley may have suffered a neck injury when he began convulsing on the ground just minutes into the match.
"It appeared to me something that may well be season-ending at that point in time," Fisher said.
"As things unfolded ... the story became very different." Fisher now faces the task of refocusing the Brumbies ahead of Friday night's match against the NSW Waratahs in Sydney.
Story courtesy of TheAge.com.au