Best thing about Daylight Savings? The extra hour of street cricket you're afforded... and the thrill of dusting off the ground down cricket bat and getting out the electrical tape to add a touch of swing to the tennis ball. those were the days.
With the Olympics going on at the moment, you're bound to have a few friends on facebook constantly posting about how much of an awesome time they're having, and how amazing the atmosphere is... turns out, they're completely right.
This is one of those videos you'll most probably watch quite a few times.
I must admit, I don't know a whole lot about Canoe Polo, and while I'm sure it's a fine sport - it seems to me a little crazy thrashing around in a swimming pool in canoes - I'd always just assumed canoeing was an outdoor activity better suited to an open body of water, rather than such a confined space.
And really, if that's the way they start every game, it's fairly logical that a head on collision is going to happen every now and then - like it does here. enjoy. We did.
Written by Jay on September 13th, 2011.
Nothing pisses me off more than Americans spouting off about freedom of speech, "we're in America last time I checked" she moans, after calling the umpire a "loser", "hater" and "unnatractive". They should have something in the constitution about being a stupid bitchy.
Imagine this at Mt Smart Stadium for a Warriors game. It would be amazing. They could form naughty words and shapes... like dicks and stuff. What a sight that would be.
Sticking with league, I can’t understand the fracas around the Rugby League Test at Eden Park the other week.... so a few bottles were chucked and there were a few fights after the game. 6 people got arrested, that’s probably the tally per night outside bloody Providor bar and grill. I say the league at Eden Park is a welcome change from the boring investment bankers and their season tickets to the Blues games.
Back to our friends from the Orient... check this shit out - SELF-FREEZING COKE from a vending machine. Those dudes do everything cooler than everyone else.
This morning the All Whites exited the 2010 World Cup with their heads held high. It was a morning full of emotions. I was really gutted, and as if I wasn't gutted enough, as we made our way to the White Lady for a post match de-brief over a greasy burger, we suffered the ignominy of being turned away because they were closing up. It was the worst feeling of my life. But I saw something this morning that changed my mood. I'd seen it previously, but something really opened my eyes this time as I watched his poignant interview. The world needs more people like this. What a good dude.
You know you've made it when celebrities of the caliber of Steven Seagal and Diamond Dallas Page are photographed with some of your apparel. It's even more impressive when you realise that these celebrities are at the peak of their careers.
If you know Andy Shackleton, you know that he's in to his action movies. And you can't really be in to your action movies unless you have a deep appreciation for Steven Seagal and his entire works. So it was with great joy we learnt that Steve had been gifted a KNZB bag by our mate Ben. Everyone at Mr Vintage, well the guys here at least, have all been big wrestling fans at one point or another and we were just delighted to see old DDP still looking in tip-top shape. I love the Diamond Cutter.
There are a few rumors circulating today concerning the official song for the 2011 Rugby World Cup. http://bit.ly/93sMA5 Please God, I hope it’s not true.
I’m not the biggest rugby fan in the world anymore, these days my involvement barely extends to processing the score of the latest Blues game rather than looking out for it. I’ll watch the All Blacks, but I can’t really remember the last time I enjoyed an All Blacks game. The game’s digressed; it’s not entertaining, going to games is even worse – the atmosphere is like shagging a dead horse. Lifeless
But when it comes to a World Cup, I’ll certainly tune in. It’s the whole feeling about it; opening ceremonies, sudden death, group stages, newspaper schedule pull-outs, and of course, the theme music for the event.
One aspect of music that’s really cool is the way it attaches itself to memories. One time I went on a road trip to Wellington and only took a few CD’s, now every time I hear Jakob, Goldenhorse, or Grandaddy, I’m instantly taken back to the images of driving round Wellington. It’s neat. And now I hear that the Feelers are doing a cover of British pop band Jesus Jones' song 'Right Here, Right Now' for the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
Yes, I do have something against the feelers. But that’s because they are genuinely shit, once I was eating at this restaurant and the Feelers started playing; I damn near threw up my Greek Moussaka! This song will be drummed in to my head if I follow this World Cup with any real conviction, etched in to my heart. It will be like James Reid getting inside my head and whaling his grating voice until I go crazy, and the worst part is that he’s probably being paid pretty handsomely to do it.
I've gradually accepted that the Feelers have somehow wormed their way in to becoming one of New Zealand Music’s favorite sons, but to such a degree? Last year they were awarded the honor of having NZ’s highest selling album – it was their greatest hits. You’re having a laugh. What sort of country do we live in when a band like the Feelers reign supreme?
General opinion of most people I know, and certainly most people on twitter, is that they’re tits. It all begs the question really, is watching the 2011 Rugby World Cup really going to be worth it? I think not. But perhaps my ramblings are in fact misguided, it seems NZ love the Feelers. Am I just being unpatriotic? Maybe I should just stay quiet and agree to disagree.