Mary xmas red rooster ! From si and me.

The Rooster Lives!!

So do I come in on two or four?

So like I have joined a band finally. Of sorts.

We're called 'Chucky and the Moody Coops'.

The Players:

Screaming: Charlie Chicken
Bass: The Swar
'Cussin: DJ Rano
Drums: Snozz
Lead string thing: E
Jangles: Other string thing.

We play a mean Dave Matthews cover.

That's it.

Our first gig is some winery in HB in early January.


I'm on holiday so I wont write, I wont call for a wee while.

Tirrah possums!!

Steve Urwin spotted alive and well in Westfield Mall, Wellington, NZ

Basin Blues

A lazy comparison between Stephen Fleming and Matthew Sinclair

Seeing as Skippy is back batting at 3 in the Black Caps and has scored slightly more runs in the two tests against Sri Lankia I thought it would be interesting to do the comparison.


Possibly better looking than Skippy
Test Ave 40
ODI 32
First Class 43
31 First class centuries
Two test double centuries.
High test score 274 not out

In tests Fleming gets a 50 or 100 28 percent of the time


Has big ears
Test Ave 36
ODI 28
First Class 47
22 First Class centuries
Two test double centuries.
High test score 214

In tests Skippy gets a 50 or 100 15 percent of the time

Cleary Flem is the better and more consistent player by most means but using my subjective analysis and choice of friendly stats - there is a lot that the two players share in common – Like no one cares when Lou Vincent gets out but it is really really freaking annoying when Our Kids get out so cheaply.

Verdict: I like Steinlager.

Extra for Experts – Its interesting to Daniel Vettori highscored in the last innings of the test. Again.

Basin Balls Up

Out on the last ball of the day? UGTBFKM!

Hot in Summer

Last night I bought a hot water bottle on Trade Me. Its pink and pretty. Given its not officially summer in Wellington until February, the misses asked I get her one. Not red, not mauve and most definitely not bog standard green but Pink. Pink as the bing on your daughter’s cherry. Yes it is kinda like red but not quite, more the horrible shade of colour you w(h)ore on prom night.

And you know who use hot water bottles? Girls. Girls use them because they are not tough like real manly men. So it was no surprise this afternoon that when the Black Caps resumed batting this morning that Nathan Astle was spied wearing a pink hottie under his whites. Yes that’s right, Lego Man was showing off his pink bits.

He needed have bothered cos he wasn’t around long enough for the spectators to notice. McCullum and Oram tried to share a green hottie between them but it all ended in tears.

Soccer players use hot water bottles. Hell the Knights are sponsored by a hot water bottle manufacturer. All Blacks don’t use hottties (other than the ones they meet in bars after they have urinated everywhere).

Legend does have it though that Colin Meads once ate a red one in 3 minutes as a ‘dare’. He also ate the soccer player that he borrowed it off too but that’s another story.

God, who do you have to probe around here to get a chardonay?

Bond, Shane Bond.

Not him anyway.

Remember the days in the old school yard?

This post is very amusing. Just for the line at the end.

I used to laugh a lot too.

This is more than you deserve

Let's talk about when technology goes horribly wrong: Could there be another Nintendo 64? And so sayethed the Ali G. Respect. Apparently. And there in lies the rhubarb. Go Buy an Xbox 360. Just don’t hate the player. Hate the skater hater’s haters hater hater. But just do it later. Et tu Brutus. West.side.massive. I fear this is a missive. Either way, I'm not on a mission from God.

Did you wander along the yellow brick road last night? Did you get lost Tin Man? High as a kite the Lion King might just stop to check you out. G / C G / C. Emerald City indeed.

But I have digressified, this is just pictures in the mirror. You know I tried to make you realise. I told you Hamish Marshall was no good. At least 007 The Monster is Loose! Oh to be a better man Robbie, doing all you can. I wish I was a Fat Dancer from Take that. Narrrtt!

Waiting, watching, its four o’clock, I’ve got to stop. Hakuna Matata.

This is the way the world ends

Swagger and Attitude

Frank Sinatra: Living Legend

Bono was asked to introduce Frank Sinatra when the vocal legend was given the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 1994 Grammy Awards. This is the speech Bono delivered in honor of Sinatra, a speech Sinatra called "... probably the best introduction I've ever had."

Frank never did like Rock and Roll And he's not crazy about guys wearing earrings either But he doesn't hold it against me And anyway, the feeling is not mutual

Rock and Roll people love Frank Sinatra because Frank has got what we want: swagger and attitude; he's big on attitude Serious attitude, bad attitude Frank's the Chairman of the bad Rock and Roll plays at being tough but this guy, well, he's the boss The boss of bosses The man The big bang of pop I'm not gonna mess with him, are you?

Who's this guy that every city in America wants to claim as their own? This painter who lives in the desert, this first-rate, first-take actor This singer who makes other men poets Boxing clever with every word Talking like America Tough, straight-up, in headlines Comin' through with the big stick, the aside, the quiet compliment Good cop, bad cop, all in the same breath You know his story 'cause it's your story Frank walks like America -- cock-sure

It's 1945 and the U.S. Cavalry are trying to get their asses out of Europe, but they never really do They're part of another kind of invasion AFR -- American Forces Radio (sic) Broadcasting a music that'll curl the stiff upper-lip of England and the rest of the world Paving the way for Duke Ellington, the big band, Tommy Dorsey And right out in front -- Frank Sinatra His voice as tight as a fist Opening at the end of a bar Not on the beat, over it, playing with it, splitting it like a jazz man, like Miles Davis Turning on the right phrase and the right song Which is where he lives, where he lets go, where he reveals himself His songs are his home and he lets you in But you know that to sing like that you've gotta have lost a couple of fights To know tenderness and romance you've gotta have had your heart broken

People say that Frank hasn't talked to the press, they wanna know how he is, what's on his mind But you know Sinatra's out there more nights than most punk bands Selling his story through the songs Telling and articulate in the choice of those songs Private thoughts on a public address system Generous

This is the conundrum of Frank Sinatra Left and right brain hardly talking Boxer and painter, actor and singer, lover and father, bandman and loner Troubleshooter and troublemaker The champ who would rather show you his scars than his medals He may be putty in Barbara's hands But I'm not gonna mess with him, are you?

Ladies and gentlemen, are you ready to welcome a man heavier than the Empire State, more connected than the Twin Towers, as recognizable as the Statue of Liberty, and living proof that God is a Catholic!

Will you welcome the King of New York City, Francis Albert Sinatra!

English Pie

So like what a day. Sux to an English Batsman eh?

With a batting display like that on a wicket that was doing f all - it's no wonder the English like apple crumble.

Maybe we should send them Hamish Marshall.... he'd have lasted at least another over.