And then one washup up, has-been All Black with a busted ankle, one kidney and who is struggling against a swollen lunar tide to regain former glories (and what glories they were!) joins the team and suddenly they win the Ranfurly Shield???
Inspired by such a move many teams have adjusted their selection policies:
The Knights have drafted in Wynton Rufer*
The Black Caps have called in Murphy Sua
Irene Van Dyke will start for the Tall Ferns
*Is actually a realistic move innit?...
Tangimoana is small place of 300 odd people with a dairy, school, motor camp and boating club. That's it. There is nothing to do but read, go tp the beach, go go fishing, read some more and put on sunscreen. It's heaven.
This is our house. It's older than Old MacDonald himself I reckon. The classic quarter acre, there is plently of room out the back.
Spider's web on a pine tree, Ocean Beach Road, Tangimoana
Don't screw with nature. This road used to lead to a car park but the constant forces of the ocean and wind have lead to nature claiming back the ocean front.
Tidal Sand Painting
Monarch Butterfly feeding on blossom.
The Dairy. Even has fish and chips!
Stolen from the SMH which said "An iguana runs for the deep water of a canal in Davie, Florida, where a colony of a few hundred wild iguanas have lived for the past 10 years".
JJ says 'Why it would be cool to be an Iguana':
No need to worry about rent
Job? WF Job?
"Green around the gills" is a compliment
You'll probably star on The Crocodile Hunter Diaries with Steve Urwin at some stage.
No need to worry about pesky election expenses claims forms
You have a long tounge.
No bats an eyelid when you eat bugs
Extra for experts: Wicked Wiki on the buggers
JJ's Doosandonts - Proudly presented with a Dennis Waterman theme tune (do do de do)
Try the Veal
Iron your shirt
Believe rock and roll can really save the world
Listen to Johnny Cash. He knew it all
Buy fair trade coffee
Believe in John Lennon. He was a know it all
Swim with the Dolphins
Sit round reading blogs all day
Believe rock and roll can really save the world
RIO DE JANEIRO: A Brazilian referee faces suspension after she awarded a goal that television pictures showed was scored by a ball boy.
The 89th minute goal allowed Santacruzense to snatch a 1-1 draw at home to Atletico Sorocaba in the Paulista Football Federation (FPF) Cup on Sunday, a regional tournament played in the state of Sao Paulo.
Pictures showed that after a Santacruzense player shot narrowly wide, the boy collected the ball with his feet and took it back on to the pitch.
However, instead of returning it to the goalkeeper, he subtly tapped it across the line into the net.
Although there was nearly 10 seconds between the shot going out and the boy placing the ball over the line, referee Silvia Regina de Oliveira awarded a goal amid furious Sorocaba protests.
This is classic. Once I was playing hockey for a Massey University team and I did something similarly cheeky and got away with it.
We were on attack in the D minutes after I had scored a goal. I was playing winger and was on the right of the striker who shot at goal. His shot went wide of the goal and went out of play. It hit this metal fence post and made a large twang! Everyone thought that was the end of the play. Not so, the ball rebounded into play really fast and having ran on I slotted the ball between the legs of the goalie and the goal. And the ref gave it to me, possibly believing the twang was from the the goal post.
The other team was furious! And complained to the ref bitterly to no effect and they then abused the fuck out of me for being a cheating punk. We won 3 - 1. Cool.
I loved playing Hockey at Massey. In my second year we had a really good team (it was the Massey third team) with some really skiffull players and goalie with a huge heart. We all gelled really well and to the disbelief of the community we made the Final of the competition.
After some good form we had just sneaked into the last semi final spot because we protested against a team fielded some first grade players. I got a goal in each half in the semi for a 2 - 0 win and we made the final. I know it sounds vain telling this story but it was one of those 'moments' you never forget. I'll also never forget in another game catching a flying ball to the balls. They carried me off cos I couldn't walk for 5 minutes.
I remember they did a preview report on the Radio on the day of the Final saying we were going to lose and it pissed me off. We lost by about 5 goals I think. I know I played crap that day. That day the Coach tried to psyche us up by playing 'Eye of the Tiger' at our team run warmup but right, now the Bruce Springsteen song is playing in my head!
So like Burger King is finally open again!!! I went and had a BK Chicken and a cheese burger. Oh my G it was like, well Burger King. I ate in a hurry in fear of a meteorite strike but the only sonic booms where that of my heart pounding at the thought of tasty breast. And the burger too.
So about 40 mins later I am sitting at chez work desk reading some piece of bureau critic mumbo jumbo. I realise I cannot comprehend the paragraphs before me. I cannot keep my eyes on the page. I suddenly no longer care about making the world safe from left wing bloggers. I forget the Pakistanis are ball tampering cheats and I forgot about picking up the dry cleaning.
The only thought on my mind is that I should have had the fries.
This is what happens when pythons are released into the Everglades. The pythons get eyes bigger than their stomachs and think it's safe to eat a whole crocodile.
The Professor Mazzotti who knows about these things believes the alligaotor was alive when the battle began. It may have clawed at the python's stomach as the snake tried to digest it, leading to the blow-up of the stomach..
The python was found with the gator's hindquarters protruding from its midsection. Its stomach still surrounded the alligator's head, shoulders, and forelimbs.
Scientists have documented four encounters between the giant snakes and alligators in the last three years. The encroachment of Burmese pythons into the Everglades could threaten an $8 billion restoration project and endanger smaller species.
Want more? Check out this python pulling a kangaroo up a cliff!
A happy, well fed python sits on a highway after swallowing a pregnant ewe in the village of Kampung Jabor which is about 200km east of Kuala Lumpur. The six-metre snake weighing 90kg was too laden to move, making it easy for local firemen to capture it.. with what looks like a piece of rope.
Check out what happens when an Anaconda tries to eat an alligator!
Or check out Animals Eating Animals where the title is what happens!
Without an end to the madness in sight, the Beehive up the road looms as an answer. BK simply needs to put in a pipe to the debating chamber from the BK kitchen. I'm sure all the hot air released in the chamber could be utilised somehow.
* Why the dumb name change? San Francisco Bath House? Sounds like a gentlemanly retreat of some kind. It would help explain some of the gay bands they've had lately.
You were simply a food bill.