Monday, April 07, 2008

Yet another move

I got a notification that Stunner left a comment on the last post here at BBB on Blogspot and I realised I forgot to post the new address of BBB. My bad!

Anyone who still reads this can find me at blahblohblog.wordpress.com. Or you can point your RSS feed reader here.

Come on over!

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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

CWC Super 8 in Grenada!

Today is the first Super 8 match in Grenada - Windies vs South Africa. The moment we have been waiting for!

Well it's 8:30am and so far there appears to be only light traffic on the road. Here's a pretty poor picture of Tanteen Playing Field which has been desgnated as one of the official parking lots; from here you must hop a shuttle for the onward trip to the stadium. As you can see there are not many cars in the lot. Yet.
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Now here's something you don't see everyday. All of the Windjammer yachts in harbour at the same time! I suspect they may be part of the "floating hotel" thing.
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And to add a little bit of perspective, behind this hill (Cemetery Hill, Old Fort Road) lies the stadium.
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I might take a ride around today for some picture-taking. I'll be sure to post anythng interesting, such as the "friendly match" between the Gov't and Opposition MPs! Hah!

UPDATE: We lost. sigh. Need I type anymore? Why? Why??

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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Crying for cricket

Windies vs Australia
10:52am
39 for 3 wickets.

Oh lord above! Why?!?!?

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Monday, March 19, 2007

What rubbish!

Controversy is brewing in Tobago over the archdeacon's opposition to Sir Elton John's headlining act at the Tobago Jazz Festival.

"The artiste is one of God's children and while his lifestyle is questionable he needs to be ministered unto. His visit to the island can open the country to be tempted towards pursuing his lifestyle," the clergyman said.


PEOPLE! Really!? Aren't we, in the Caribbean, a little further along the common sense pathway than this? Tell the church leaders to spend more time ministering to the lecherous, pedophile priests and pastors rampant in our churches, and leave Sir Elton the hell out of it. So now Tobago and the homophobic region is international headlines news, just in time for CWC 2007. What? Like no one attending the World Cup is gay? Stupid, stupid, stupid crap like this just makes my blood boil.

His visit to the island can open the country to be tempted towards pursuing his lifestyle.”

Say wha'? Elton John performing in Tobago will make people become homosexual? Are these people for real? The man owns a house on Mustique and has for years - I sincerely doubt that anyone on Mustique has "turned gay" because of Sir Elton's landownership.

Festival organizer Anthony Maharaj, however, insists the artist is coming. "Elton John is coming as what he is, one of the world greatest performers. He has performed in every country around the world. In Christian countries there has never been an objection,” said Maharaj. “He is not coming here to preach about what lifestyle people should have. This country should be honored to have Sir Elton John perform in Tobago."


Elton John has a reputation for being a bit of a diva, and not taking any crap from people, and I am hoping that he unleashes a public hailfire of vitriol on the Tobagonian church officials. They deserve it.

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Monday, March 12, 2007

Bushisms

George Walker Bush, President of the United States, also referred to as "Dubya", "Shrub" or "Jackass" (depending on who you speak to) is the subject of an article by Jacob Weisberg writing for Slate magazine. The article documents some of Bush's frequent tongue-slips, malapropisms and verbal mis-steps and sadly (because it is real) is hysterically funny.

Some choice snippets:
"It's in our country's interests to find those who would do harm to us and get them out of harm's way." — Washington, D.C., April 28, 2005

"The president and I also reaffirmed our determination to fight terror, to bring drug trafficking to bear, to bring justice to those who pollute our youth" —Speaking with Chilean President Ricardo Lagos, Santiago, Chile, Nov. 21, 2004

"Natural gas is hemispheric. I like to call it hemispheric in nature because it is a product that we can find in our neighborhoods." —Austin, Texas, Dec. 20, 2000

"And there is distrust in Washington. I am surprised, frankly, at the amount of distrust that exists in this town. And I'm sorry it's the case, and I'll work hard to try to elevate it." — Speaking on National Public Radio, Jan. 29, 2007


Weisberg apparently updates the Bushisms whenever a new one occurs, which, knowing this President, is pretty regularly.

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Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Miss Grenada World

The government issued this press release on their official web site: Olivacce to Serve as MC for Miss Grenada World Pageant

Olivacce who has worked with NBC in New York for the past thirty years just retired and is returning to his native Grenada next month specifically to serve as Master of Ceremonies for the grand affair.

Begging the question, what EXACTLY is the problem with having the show MC'd by a resident Grenadian?

And furthermore, doesn't the government have anything else to do but issue press releases about a beauty pageant?

For more information on the Miss Grenada World Pageant, check out MissGrenadaWorld.com.

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