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Tue, Jan. 2nd, 2007, 03:33 am

Firstly, on a point of note, killing people is diabolical. However, may I make the following joke:

"Saddam Hussein has a massive penis...

Turns out the bloke was really well hung."

Try the veal.

Sat, Oct. 7th, 2006, 12:09 am

Completing a trio of shamelessly Sunderland orientated posts I have to mention that I went for a run with Michael Proctor today. Well, that's the way I'm spinning it. If running along side him for c.30metres doesn't count as running with someone then I don't know what does. Who's Michael Proctor? Heathens. He scored the winner against Liverpool in our infamous (now surpassed) 19 point season. It may have been four years ago, but it's fresh in my memory. This picture, however, doesn't show the rather nice bald spot he's been cultivating since that magical night...

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A small prize (my endless respect) for anyone who can name the player obscured by Michael's victorious salutatio to the North Stand. I have no idea.

Fri, Oct. 6th, 2006, 08:40 am
No.2 in a short series...

...Happy 40th Quinny!

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Wed, Oct. 4th, 2006, 12:42 pm
King Charlie's 70th!

Happy Birthday Bonny Lad!

Tue, Sep. 19th, 2006, 10:37 pm

A Thai Coup? Well, you asked for it:

Tanks on streets
troops in parliament
no bloodshed yet.

Can anyone beat that?

Sat, Aug. 19th, 2006, 08:35 pm

After today's match at Southend Niall Quinn announced that Sunderland's entire strikeforce would be out injured until at least the turn of the year. The injuries to Stephen Elliot, Daryl Murphy, Jon Stead and Chris Brown come as a result of a new training regime instigated by the Black Cat's chairman-manager. In an attempt to get the players to strike a cow's arse with a banjo Elliot (groin), Murphy (ankle), Stead (foot) and Brown (groin) recieved injuries expected to sideline them for the forseeable future. Both cow and banjo were unhurt.

Sun, Jul. 9th, 2006, 10:20 pm
World Cup XI

The tournament's done and dusted, here's my top players. Assuming a bog-standard 4-4-2.

GK - Lehman (GER). Looked sound, let down by the defence in front of him. Excellent penalty saves.
DR - Lahm (GER). Right footed left back. Overlaps well, looks assured on the ball.
DL - Grosso (ITA). Will be acclaimed for the semi and final performance, but buckled swash magnificently from the off.
DC - Cannavarro (ITA). Solid, rarely troubled, excellent distribution throughout.
DC - Osorio (MEX). Pacy and dependable. Marquez will get the plaudits from the Mexican team, but Osorio deserves more acclaim.
MR - Saviola (ARG). Labelled the next Maradonna, by Maradonna. Little bull of a player, very direct and effective.
ML - Ronaldo (POR). Villified by the press and fans, though his every touch was cause for concern.
MC - Zidane (FRA). Stupidity aside, an amazing career. By all acounts an amazing game against Brazil.
MC - Gatusso (ITA). Breaks play up, rarely misses a tackle and distributes well. Perfect foil for a more creative outlet.
FC - Podolski (GER). Young player of the tournament, excellent up front and contributed with all round play.
FC - Tevez (ARG). Excellent all round play and technique, contributes to every aspect of the team from up front.

Manager: Klinsmann(Ger)/Domeneche(FRA). Both deserve apologies from their respective media, vindicated through their teams' performances.

Fri, Jun. 23rd, 2006, 09:28 am

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Tue, Jun. 20th, 2006, 08:12 am

The Mighty Quinn should announce today that he's bought Sunderland. Not the city, just the football club.

The weather outside is glorious.

Everyone have a wonderful day.

Danny, I fuckin' love ye.

May your God be with you all.

Wed, May. 31st, 2006, 11:31 pm

I've just finished Shadow of the Colossus and I'm about half way through Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat, the former I simply cannot through enough superlatives at: stunning, emotional, awe-inspiring and incomparable will have to do for now. The latter is the most fun you can have on your own with a bongo, euphemisms aside. Furthermore, DK:JB has the distinction of being the best value game ever (evah!1!), as it would seem that you can buy it second hand, take the box to the counter, and be given a shiny new one, replete with Nintendo Stars and all. The wonder of shopping in Leeds. If anyone is collecting Nintendo's frankly woeful loyalty points I can send them 250 for the bongos, it's my second set and I can't register the 'same' product twice. Gits.

I also picked up the mighty Capcom vs SNK 2 thanks to Nick reminding what I was missing with 2D brawlers. The piss-poor Playstation pad (note, alliteration folks) forced me to purchase a couple of Limited Edition Capcom 'fighting pads'. They're on BOGOF in HMV, and in relatively limited quantity (Play-Asia and Lik Sang have both sold out), so if you're of that bent I'd snaffle them fast.

Been doing work, bought some DVDs the other day. You now have a full update of the 'R' Man. I'll post the pics from Amsterdam soon, I promise. Oh, and Nick, PCPhS stood for the Proceedings of the Cambridge Philological Society. I had to resort to checking the 'P' section at the main library on every floor until one matched the initials. And yet I remembered it was no.40 I needed to check...

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