Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Dundee United - Scottish Cup Winners 2010

This is dedicated to my old school pal from Dundee - Keith Barr. Sadly Keith is a Dundee F.C. supporter and has no clue what it feels like for his team to lift silver. Have a nice day Barso.

Monday, May 17, 2010

What's a Scot to do?

It's about to be that time again when you wrap yourself in the national flag and cheer and pray for your team at the World Cup. Once again the thistle men are left to spend their WC summer on holiday without the glory of global attention, the kind of global attention that could spark interest in SPL players!
So as we inch closer the South African addyssey I am at unrest with the burning question of who to pull for?
One of my English customers assumes as a "Brit" that I must cheer for England, after he paid his bill I gave him my answer -  F**K OFF.
With and American wife and children, my loyalty will now lie with TEAM USA aka - the most boring, small, fast and underrated team in the competition. I can only pray that the colonists beat their former occupiers and send laughter from Polokwane to Dunnet Head.
Come on you Yanks.......

Perhaps the world's most fun army - the Tartan Army, all dressed up for nothing. Again.

Where is the damn stop button

Never having been one to chain myself to a soon to be broken tree, or pass up a tuna fish sandwich with tuna caught with dolphins in the net, I am having a serious epiphany over the BP Gulf disaster. I guess you can call me a fairweather fan of saving the planet, only shouting out when my little corner of the world is in danger of pollution. Well here goes.
BP, Transocean and Haliburton - The three stooges responsible for the blackening of the blue gulf, the money grubbing devils who stuff their pockets while the planet suffers. Where is the failsafe for environmental hazzard?, What is the backup plan for a major oil leak?, Do you have a plan B?
The latest attempt is the 21" pipe inserted into the leak trying to syphon one fifth of the oil leaking out, is that not like trying to fit a hot dog through a hula-hoop?
At this point I believe they have to try anything to stop this from becoming the worst oil spill in U.S. history.
Comic remedies like hairballs and golfballs have been mentioned as possible plugs, why not send Tiger Woods down there and let him fire off a few buckets at the hole, I am sure his experience with large leaking gashes will do wonders.
At the end of the day people like me are to blame, I once held a BP gas card and shuffled  in line to get the gas to fill the minivan, to get to Disney World, to buy the crap and eat the junk and so on and so on.
I for one will take a step back and try harder to not pollute my home, I guess it is time to dust off the old bike.