Sunday, January 20, 2008

Anil and his Winning Shades - Chanelle

(dutifully transcribed by Zephirine)

“Well as my Dad would say, fall about in my back yard. Australia have lost a Test match.

Those of you who are not into cricket right will be saying like yeah and?

Let me explain it for you yeah they were on a winning streak of 16 having not lost a Test match since way back in 2005 when they were beaten by England yeah hard as that may now be to believe.

Australia have done this before right under their previous captain the legendary Steve Waugh they reached 16 unbeaten in 2001 yeah so the less legendary Ricky Ponting has been obviously like busting to beat the record but 17 was not to be. Tough shit Ricky lol.

So I was trying to explain the impact of this to Karl and I’m like, it’s as if you woke up and found Man U, Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea were all halfway down the Premier League right but he was like, that’s a physical impossibility and a ridiculous hypothesis so I was like, ooh pardon me for breathing. Football freaks eh?

Seriously it is a great result yeah because the Aussies winning all the time in the Tests was quite dull and also there have been like questions raised about their style of play under the not quite legendary Ricky and if the Indians can be their like nemesis it can only be good for the game yeah.

Thing is yeah the Australians play using a lot of sledging which is basically like verbal abuse and the sort of thing you or I would get thrown off the bus for but well to be fair everybody does it a bit in cricket well the men anyway because hey they are basically standing about in a field for a very long time yeah and most men would swear in this situation. Though it is more like insults and there are famous examples that everybody like sniggers about yeah to do with who has been seeing to whose wife etc etc you can use your imaginations. As far as I know women cricketers don’t sledge much right but I bet they swop the odd remark yeah like about how the batswoman made a big mistake choosing that hair colour with her skin tone lol.

But there has been a feeling right that the Australians employ psychological aggression like to excess yeah and this ended in nasty scenes in the 2nd Test match at Sydney which I am not even going to start to discuss right because a thousand trolls will descend on this site from Australia and India and will scream at each other endlessly causing noise pollution in cyberspace life is too short. But we can say that some iffy umpiring didn’t exactly help yeah and also we must admit that the Indian Cricket Board does a bit of psychological aggression of its own yeah consisting of waving its very big cheque book and saying like argue with us if you dare.

So this 3rd and latest match has been played in Perth right and there the Indians have won by 72 runs and nobody has got into any fights yeah and the spirit of cricket is safe and well for a while longer hooray and hurrah and everybody is happy except the Aus team. Even some of the Aussie supporters don’t mind yeah because they were getting like pretty bored, win win win win yawn.

And this is very nice for Anil Kumble right who is the Indian captain but only after years of waiting for the job and he is one of those people that just like does what he does really well and gets on with it yeah and nobody notices much and now suddenly right everyone realises he has taken over 600 wickets in his career which is the third highest ever since the dawn of the game right so cheers for Anil. He also wears very cool shades which are probably from a sponsor but they are chicly smart.

The other person to talk about right is Ishant Sharma who is only 19 and very tall and skinny with long hair and looks like the sort of boy who just loafs about at home smoking lots of weed yeah but that would be like the wrong impression of all time because he is a seriously like seriously good bowler : )) He managed to get the almost legendary Ricky P like totally rattled and got him out right so that is like an achievement and a half for a 19 year-old guy. So the same as our own tall skinny and cute Stuart Broad yeah we must hope he avoids injury and also doesn’t like go mysteriously off the boil for ever like too many of the English bowlers sigh.

Now there is one Test left because they are only playing four which is kind of stupid right so India can only level the series yeah but clearly the sparks are flying now and everybody is looking forward to it. And this shows that it is the like unpredictability of sport that we love yeah nobody wants to watch a match knowing in advance what the result would be right and perhaps we will love the Aussies more now they have been beaten hmm though I think we in England will only truly love them when they have been beaten by us.”

101 comments:

brigadier wisden greengrass said...

Very enjoyable reading, Chanelle - top marks!

I know that this assertion just might bring on the Aussie trolls (maybe even - here's hoping! - that inimitable comedy act "Gleaner"), but a poster on the GU pointed out the other day that Ponting's side only really have 15 wins in a row.

Apparently, in their sixteenth "win" the 2 captains had made an agreement about validating catches which did not augment, but supercede the rules.

If you supercede the rules of cricket, it just doesn't count as a
cricket game any more.

Waugh's record is intact, and weasel-faced Ricky can sledge himself to sleep!

Zephirine said...

Yes GG, though the blogger who posted that is rather fond of lost causes, his previous campaign was to indict pretty much everybody for match-fixing in the 2nd Test.

I like it as an idea though - Kumble really slipped up when he agreed to the validating catches thing. Ponting has tried to get lots of other captains to accept it and they've told him to get lost.

In fact, it was agreed before the start of the series so the 1st win wouldn't count either and they would only have 14 wins in a row. Rofl, as Chanelle would say:)

But GG, even as a joke don't wish for Gleaner to come here!

the doc's assistant said...

yeah but Chanelle did you know that the soon to be invincibly the greatest ever Ricky boy from the backstreets of Launceston (pronounced Larnstn for some unknown reason) Punter is enrolling in the S Warne school of off the field correct behaviour for cricketers and other celebrities, to be run behind the Mumbai professional card school?
and
probably likely to get the sort of eye job that julia roberts had done so he can see better...
then look out.

Zephirine said...

The English Launceston (is it in Cornwall or Devon? can't remember) is pronounced Larnston too I think.

Shane teaching Ricky how to behave is a truly scarey thought...

Chanelle said...

Yeah but Doc's the thing is no cosmetic surgeon not even Julia Roberts's is going to stop him looking like that boy down the street that always used to kick the shit out of your baby brother know what I mean?

DoctorShoot said...

yaairs
I see what you mean...
but perhaps a little Michael Jackson touch here and there and bingo... a post career media spot awaits...

Chanelle said...

Hey Doc if you're a Doc is your assistant like a nurse? :)

offside said...

I couldn't watch a whole game of cricket if my life depended on it, but I wouldn't change the chanelle either. It's a wicket paradox.

DoctorShoot said...

it's chanelle number 9 when cricket and AFL are on I'm afraid, and no switching...
zeph and pepp v entertaining on GU blog today what a laugh...
ricky must get some stylish shades to catch up it seems...
any chance of getting Pepp over here?.. she would be a genius in the taproom

DoctorShoot said...

chanelle
very like a nurse only more of a prolonged sort of cuddle lol

Zephirine said...

Pepp can be really funny, though she can also get a bit vehement about the total wonderfulness of all things Australian...she shows up on The Googly so may well lur on here:)

But dog, there are some loonies on the GU blogs! and the journos aren't much better. That article of Will Buckley's today was just total drek.

offside said...

Loonies on the GU blogs? Yes, Zeph, that's how it all began, remember?

Technical question: is the sledgementing audible on TV? Do they have mikes? Is it audible from the stands? If not, how do you know what's been said?

Zephirine said...

In previous post lur = lurk

Offie, one day we'll get you to watch some Twenty20 cricket, known as 'hit and giggle' to the purists. It doesn't go on for very long at all.

Or, of course, there's beach cricket.

Zephirine said...

Yes, some of the sledging is audible because there are mikes inside the stumps (that's the same thing as the wicket, Offie) and they pick up quite a lot within a close range, but they're usually turned down so the audience doesn't hear.

But not everybody on the field of play can hear everything. This was the problem about the incident in Sydney, one player said the other called him a name, the umpires didn't hear anything and the stump mike didn't pick it up.

Mostly you know about it because the players talk about it afterwards and the word gets round.

offside said...

"Offie, one day we'll get you to watch some Twenty20 cricket"

Zeph, I had no idea you were into bondage...

Zephirine said...

No no, I was thinking more that after three glasses of absinthe you would be staring glassily into space and unaware that you were actually watching a cr**ket match.

Blimey, it's late, sorry, must go and sleep.

offside said...

Go to sleep if you must but give me the absinthe first. Otherwise I'll be left with l'absente.

offside said...

By the way, I had a cool pair of winning shades myself. For canoe racing. They're currently lying by 6,000 ft at the bottom of the channel between Moorea and Tahiti after a slight capsizing mishap.

Real nice expensive ones, too.

brigadier wisden greengrass said...

"mikes in the stumps"?

"audience"?

This is no longer the game we played against Lowry's Matchstick Men Occasional XI before an adoring gaggle of lasses in wellies.

You'll be telling us they get paid, next!

Zephirine said...

'a slight capsizing mishap'

Lord Ebren, have you got Offside insured? If he drowns himself in one of these reckless canoeing ventures, we'll need new staff for the taproom.

MotM said...

Great to hear from Chanelle again, and haven't you been busy mugging up on your stats Ms C?

I'm surprised that smiley Irfan didn't catch your eye Chanelle - there's a man you could take home to your mother and she'd approve!

I'm afraid I won't be putting up any posters of Irfan or Ishant or Pup Clarke or even Brett in Bollywood mode. No room you see - the walls are covered with posters of VVS!

Chanelle said...

Lol you are quite right Mr Mouth yeah Irfan Pathan is lovely and he is going to be one of my pin-ups on my blog.

Brigadier don't be too shocked but they drive Porsches now:)) Spoilt eh?

Chanelle said...

And yes I am getting a bit statty sigh I think I must be picking it up from Karl. Alisha thinks I am in need of psychological help.

mimi said...

What bliss to find more Chanelle here and what a great take on it all. Wish I'd thought to check here in the early hours when I was being a bit insolvant - no that's not the word, insomniac is more the case.

Offie - for some reason I read your comment about Anil's "winning shades" as "wedding shoes" which brings a whole new dimension to the wicket. Imagine if Shahid Afridi had done his ballerina thing back in Pakistan in 2006 wearing white satin wedding shoes. That would have got the headlines going!

Zephirine said...

Or if Offie had lost wedding shoes in the channel between Moorea and Tahiti. That whale would be munching on white satin.

offside said...

Sorry, ladies, I got married without shoes... and in true Scottish fashion, if you get my meaning...

mimi said...

Don't know what you mean about true scottish fashion, though I meant to mention earlier that with Burns night approaching, today we did order Haggis balls for the shop!

greengrass said...

I've got every regular insured to the
hilt - anyone who enters the taproom must have a death wish. I am, of course, sole beneficiary (in the name of science).

P.S. Take no notice of my cousin Wisden - he's been gaga since birth.

mimi said...

Hey gg: does that mean the Taproom has moved over here now?

Should I change my will?

MotM said...

Mimi - That poor Haggis.

greengrass said...

The taproom is, as Hemingway would have it (he was in last night, jawing with Che) a moveable feast: why restrict oneself to ogling Munni, when a fit chick like Chanelle is around?

Mouth -

you (and the big 3) must be quaking in your boots tonight. Careful, or Liverpool will catch you!

You being a Scouser, you might be able to interpret the meaning of the Liverpool banner "WE WANT DIC"...

mimi said...

Apparently only balls of 454 gms pass the Burns test!

offside said...

Haggisballs? Is that a sport? Any rules at all or can you improvise?

mimi said...

Just guessing here Offy, but I suspect that Haggisballs is a secretly played sport by men wearing kilts and sporrans and no ladies permitted within the environs.

offside said...

Oh, that's no fun then. I'm going for a nap.

mimi said...

Oh, Offy - I never had you down as a spoiler of the fun!

mimi said...

And right back to the start: GG - please Ricky is not weasel-faced. He's a kind of bun-faced hamster and should the AU trolls come here, I'm happy to take them on. GRRR. Goats crossing bridges and all that!

DoctorShoot said...

is there no mercy for poor haggises??
is this a step down from the old sport of Parmiri mountains polo with the head of an enemy wrapped in a goatskin

DoctorShoot said...

by the way
I didn't mean to infer that Prince Ricky of the Punting and future glory as the greatest... is a haggis!!

MotM said...

GG - I'm looking forward to the top man at Dubai Investment Corp taking the reins at Anfield. The headline?

"DIC HEAD in charge at Liverpool"

mimi said...

Doc: why should there be any mercy for Ricky? Or the Haggi? They have mountains to roam free on and take their luck against the hunters in their kilts and sporrans. Handsomely. Hopefully. Though honestly as one who lives with kilt wearers, there's not much to be hopeful about!!

Mouth - that's a bad joke and not worthy of you. As a Liverpool fan, I'm just concerned and wondering whether to set the free-range haggi onto the Americans with instructions similar to those given in Apocalypse Now: terminate with utmost prejudice.

DoctorShoot said...

found that haggis game:

http://vlib.iue.it/carrie/texts/carrie_books/paksoy-6/cae10.html

DoctorShoot said...

and in action:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZpuOn86PYI

greengrass said...

mimi,

"DIC HEAD" is no joke: the sheik has,
justifiably, been called far worse things.

Try googling "camel jockeys liverpool" and see what you find!

offside said...

gg,

this sheikh, he's a bit of a DICtator, non?

offside said...

Urgh urgh.

Zeph said...

Offie, is that the sound of you having a capsizing incident?

guitougoal said...

surmising: I don't think I understand how a sheik, a dick head and liverpool can be related except than pleonastically.

Zeph said...

Thank you, Guitou: I've just spent a happy few moments at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleonasm, then moving on to the page on Tautological Place Names which shows that humans have gone round the world calling places by names that mean Hillhill Hill or Lake Lake.

mimi said...

They cut to the chase in Northants and Warwickshire. They call villages: Road!

munni said...

guitou, thanks for pleonasm, it is my new favourite word. I shall use it the next time I feel the need to explain to my local cafe why "yerba mate chai tea latte" is wrong on many levels.

greengrass, I was going to be offended at being ogled, but now I'm going to be offended instead at being cast off the minute Chanelle walked in.

P.S. I have nothing intelligent to add about cricket.

mimi said...

munni: Claude Monet said about Impressionism "I simply looked at what the universe had to show us and used my brush to give an account of it." And so with cricket: for those who care for the game and cherish it
"it delights the eye and touches the soul"

You need to know nothing more.

Chanelle said...

Don't take any notice of the stuff about ogling Munni yeah it's just blokes. If you go over to www.chanelleworld.blogspot.com you can see Corey Collymore's smile and understand what Mimi is on about lol.

greengrass said...

Munni,

you wrote: "greengrass, I was going to be offended at being ogled, but now I'm going to be offended instead at being cast off the minute Chanelle walked in."

There's no answering that.

mimi said...

gg: you could make it better for me by guaranteeing no tapirs!

DoctorShoot said...

...or 'liverpool-dick' white who scored one goal in more than 200 games...
scored with his head thus the original
"liverpool dick head comes good"
headline which was used as chip wrapper over in wallesey...

greengrass said...

Has this one died the death, too?

Most of our Pseuds mates seem to be making - at best - token appearances on here, then plying their trade on GU.

Maybe we're just not sexy any more - have to get shut of the jute nightshirts or summat...

offsideintahiti said...

It's just the calm before the storm, gg... unless everyone has suddenly gotten a life.

marcela said...

pleonasms, jute pyjamas, yerba mate...
these taprooms are indeed offering a super range of textures, flavours and linguistic cunning.

it's nice to be back :)

must quietly peruse chanelle's blog, though, for the shoe variety on display there is something else.

i trust the bar stays open here for late orders/early morning coffee?

guitougoal said...

not sexy anymore?.......just the thought of gg in his kinky nightshirt and I am all brisk.

offsideintahiti said...

All day, all night and everything in between. Bienvenida, Marcelita.

Zephirine said...

People still around here, excellent. Marcela, naturally the bar is open though of course at times it may be self-service.

The Fourth Test is happening now and India are doing well, for anyone who's interested:))

We need someone to write about tennis on Pseuds! Can't one of you Froggles do something about the fabulous Tsonga? "I was just hitting everything I could," he said. Bless.

guitougoal said...

Zeph,
he probably said" I was eating everything"
Fabulous Tsonga is from Mauritius where they are eating everything including their pets and their neighbor's children. Don't forget this Island was held by the Dutch who gave it to the french, ceded to the Brits happy to get out.
you don't play Hot-potato game with a paradisal island with no serious reason.

Zephirine said...

He seems to have eaten up Nadal, muscles and all!

guitougoal said...

Yes he did it a very Pantagruelian way! in 3 sets with 17 aces leaving Nadal wondering- Even the french sports papers are surprised by Jo Wilfried Tsonga,
he already got the surname"Mohamad Ali" he looks more like Cassius Clay to me.

mimi said...

I'm still here -and not doing GU. Too many trolls and I get frightened. Tsonga has given young Murray the perfect excuse for being beaten in the first round. Specially if Tsonga wins the whole thing.
The fourth test is going well - lord love Sachin, what a beautiful innings - and my young ones are winning in Sri Lanka.
Me however - need to come here to the Taproom and chill out over the next few days as I am starting to get anxiety attacks over travel plans.

Zephirine said...

You're right Mimi, though as one journo pointed out Tsonga had a fairly easy route through after beating Murray, so Murray will be able to think 'it could have been me'. Not that Murray could have beaten Nadal, unless Nadal had a pulled muscle, a migraine and his dog had just died.

Tsonga is such a Good Thing! Now the too-familiar line-up has changed. If only someone would get rid of Shriekapova it would be really good, but I expect all you guys like looking at her.

Mimi, you sound like someone from a folk tale who's afraid to go through the woods because of the trolls :) Nay lass, never fear, carry a branch from the rowan tree and drink only running water...

DoctorShoot said...

Mimi
I think you should consult brigadier wisden re whereabouts of a certain british tour diary regarding safe places to eat and rivers to drink from...
I believe that a certain 'whitewash serving' is to be avoided at all costs however...

professor piaget greengrass said...

I'm really happy to see all you Pseuds have developed a healthy interest in linguistics!

Tsonga is a language...

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brigadier wisden greengrass said...

With all the recent suspensions and droppings around the India squad, it's a good job their selectors are anil retentive: now, perhaps, those billabong squeakers will have to eat kumble pie.

Zephirine said...

Kumble pie, very nice, Brigadier! A long way to go yet in the Test, but I think 2-2 in the series would be a fair result... the Aus team aren't invincible all the time, just most of the time:)

Like Roger Federer! At first one is astonished when he gets beaten and then you have to think, well, he can't win everything. It would be dull.

Fedup greengrass said...

Did someone beat Federer?

Does that make the victor Federest?

Who is Feder?

mimi said...

Poor Rog - said in the post loss conference that he had made a monster in his own winning machine. Gosh sounds a bit Dr Frankenstein to me.

For me, of course I'm scared about the trolls under the bridge. Blimey, Pseuds, I'm having travel nightmares every bloody night! What if I find a troll in Singapore just when I thought I was on the home straight for the run in to my destination?

greengrass said...

mimi -

Singapore?

I thought you were fretting about travelling to Inverness!

Zeph said...

The French guy who stole 5 billion euros from Societe Generale has given himself up to the police, saying he had nowhere to hide.... foolish boy...for a million a week he could have had a room at my place, and then maybe later moved discreetly up to Scotland? or even Sweden?

guitougoal said...

zeph,
it's a 5 billions euros for Société generale, but no gain for him, he traded futures up to 50 billions, until the market collapsed and the red flags went up....why did he do it....?perfect illustration of "Acte gratuit" reminding me of Lafcadio, in Andre Gide les Caves du Vatican-L'acte gratuit is perceived as a challenge to
the dogabove or the world order without any motivation (Nietzche)...You should right the sequence,
"Les Caves de la Société Generale".

guitougoal said...

5 billion loss of course.

greengrass said...

Guitou,

maybe we could trade futures in Thaksins, or Glazers, or Hicks - or DICs...

Do we have the balls for that?

Will Spotted DIC be on tomorrow's menu?

Will I get me nightshirt?

Yes!

Zephirine said...

Aah, I thought he'd stolen some of the money at least, and then the bank had lost the rest because he'd over-traded. Oh, well, if he didn't make any money then he can look after himself:)

Yeah, why do something like that? Because you can. Like hackers - if you find out how to get into the Pentagon's computer system, well, you gotta do it. It is sort of an acte gratuit because you're only motivated by the desire to push the boundaries (allegedly).

Is it Les Caves du Vatican where they gratuitously push the stranger out of the train?

guitougoal said...

yes Zeph (he says while gg is putting on the nightshirt)
Lafcadio pushed the stranger out of the train, he didn't know why he did it.
I was wondering how many suitcases this guy needed
to carry the 5 billion if he had stolen the money, my wild guess is 5.000-
I don't think you can travel unnoticed with 5.000 suitcases, may be it's the transportation which stressed this guy out- btw pseuds tee-shirts are a work in process, soon they are going to printing, they should be shipped 1st week of february...

Zephirine said...

Great, Guitou, I think File will need a t-shirt in polar fleece..

Pr Pakamambo said...

Ha! Just when I finally get back here, I find gg in his nightshirt. What a sight!

Anyway, dear Pr Piaget, Tsonga is not just a language, it's also a dish... among other things.

Pr PK
PaKaLoLo Inst.
Sth Seas

mimi said...

He could of course have stashed the millions inside a haggis and if caught, said the euros were simply to pay the piper!

guitougoal said...

mimi you're too much.The tapir used the money to buy some viagra,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPA2QdpXJFE&NR=1

Zeph said...

Anyway I got it completely wrong because he is apparently still on the run... c'mon kid, stop by the taproom and tell us how you did it!

professor piaget greengrass said...

Dear Professor Pakamambo,

I gather that some of the ladies here (not least our Ingrid) think Tsonga is dishy, but if tsonga is a dish, please serve it!

Zephirine said...

In honour of Jo-Wilfried, today's cockail should be the GRAND SLAM:

1 1/2 oz Swedish Punsch
3/4 oz Dry Vermouth
3/4 oz Sweet Vermouth

Shake ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass

Apparently Swedish Punsch contain spices, lemon, tea and other fine ingredients, Professor Greengrass will perhaps explain to us in more detail...

Fanny Greengrass said...

Zeph,

Swedish pea soup gives you terrible hangovers - I’ve eaten it on numerous occasions, and always awoken with a sore head.

When eating pea soup in Sweden, make sure you taste their punsch!

Punsch is made from arrack spirits (around 46%), vodka, sugar, water (careful!) and white wine. If you want a nice tawny hue, use tea (not too much!).

A decent balance is 1/1/1: one litre of pea soup, one loaf of white bread, and one litre of punsch.

Sad to say, punsch induces flatulence, so the trombone tunes will probably keep you awake till your head starts to ache.

Try surströmming instead!

Zeph said...

Perhaps we shouldn't have encouraged fabulous Tsonga to try the Swedish Punsch..
Never mind Jo, next time eh?

I don't think the crowd should chant 'Ali' to him, seems a bit creepy to me. Ali is still alive even if not very well, and Tsonga doesn't look all that much like him.. And it's bad luck, like all those singers who were hailed as the new Bob Dylan and instantly sunk without trace.

guitougoal said...

zeph
it was jus a t'song......aaaah.

mimi said...

Thank goodness for Zeph's sense. I don't think young Jo-Wilf looks that much like M Ali either.
Shame he didn't win but Novak knew how to use the rules and his dodgy thigh/hamstring did twitch at just the right time.
I have to say I was also a bit less than impressed by the multi-bouncing of the balls. Being somewhat tired having stayed up for the Cricks, I may well have been mistaken, but I think he tapped those little buggers on average 11 times before each serve.

Zeph said...

Great pic of Jo-Wilf with a different hairdo here, looks less like Ali, who was more handsome I think.

ingrid said...

Zeph,

was that Jo-Wilf lad in Neighbours? He's dead cute!

I've had a fair bit of bother with my hamstring the last week or two. I think it's rolling the barrels in the cellar with me stilettos on does it.

I can't find the Dog Fat jar for love nor money. Could you get Chanelle to have a word with Jo-Wilf - happen he can come over and tweak it for me.

Zeph said...

Well, Ingrid, you'll have to stick with the stilettos, you know you can't walk in flat shoes:)

Not sure if Chanelle has the contacts for Jo-Wilf, our Froggle friends might be better for that, but I'll ask her to send round some of the Essex County cricket XI, yeah?

Ingrid said...

zeph,

"some of"?

Don't be miserly - send them all, plus the reserve team!

offsideintahiti said...

Ingrid, there's a canoe race this saturday in Moorea, plenty of fit young men, do drop by.


Anyone else around for drinks right now?

mimi said...

Blimey, if Zeph is going to send round the Essex boys, then that's just a quoarw phew whoosh.

Quality young ones - talent obviously is at the forefront cos we're not at all interested in whether they are cute and lovely. No, we are interested in, well, frankly with the lack of sporting achievement, we are interested in songs. Songs to the siren

ingrid said...

Dear Offside,

sorry I missed your post last night - I was watching the "Mutiny on the Bounty" on the telly, seeing if I could catch a glimpse of you in the Tahiti scenes.

Were you one of them with a wreath round your neck? Some fit lads in that film - I'll see if I can borrow the video from our library. The librarian, Mrs. Shufflebottom, has a lot of historical films in a special drawer, but only the vicar seems to borrow them.

I'm sure I can get funding from the
Department to study Moorean dialects in situ - see you on Saturday.

Aloaho till then,

Ingrid

guitougoal said...

gg,
the film you should borrow from the vicar, if you want to catch more than a glimpse of the offsides is:
"The blue lagoon", the story of the two children shipwrecked on a tropical island where they found the "never wake-up berries".Probably the reason why they are still sleeping in Tahiti.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9NveiGX31I

greengrass said...

That's the century up - this is no more a Beckham thread!

guitou,

"never wake-up berries" = Pakalolo?

guitougoal said...

you got it! funny how pakolo can bring together dissimilar cultures .

Tweet it, digg it