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Post  El Guapo on Tue May 18, 2010 11:21 am

Chelsea fans hack Man Utd call centre

A group of Chelsea supporters hacked into Manchester United's telephone system at the weekend in order to taunt their rival fans.

Callers who phoned Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon were stunned to hear a group of Chelsea fans chanting 'We are the champions' in place of the usual message explaining that the offices would be closed for the weekend.

"I couldn't believe my ears," one fan told the Daily Mirror. "I thought they worked all weekend but instead all I got was 'We are the champions' from a bunch of Chelsea supporters."

An Old Trafford source confirmed that the breach had taken place - but added that it was swiftly put right, with only callers between 2pm and 3pm being affected.

"It did happen but we got to it quite quickly," a club spokesman said. "An investigation is underway and if we find the culprits we will decide where we go from there."


lol! lol! lol!

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Post  El Guapo on Wed May 19, 2010 6:22 am



A mall in China is getting some criticism for a contest that was run there in May. Eight ladies were lined up wearing just their bras on the top half of their bodies. Contestants then tried to unhook the bras one handed as quickly as possible. The person with the fastest time received a mall voucher for a shopping spree. A woman who wished not to be identified won with just 21 seconds to unhook all 8 bras. Wow...that's pretty quick!


21 seconds?! Am I the only one who needs to get the electric saw out to get the damn things off??

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Post  Guest on Wed May 19, 2010 7:45 am

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21 seconds?! Am I the only one who needs to get the electric saw out to get the damn things off??

No el your not the only one .. I still struggle and ive been doing them for the past18 years lol

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Post  El Guapo on Thu May 20, 2010 5:06 am

HIPs are history: Pickles suspends Home Information Packs with immediate effect

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In an important step at a point of fragile recovery in the housing market, Communities Secretary Eric Pickles and Housing Minister Grant Shapps today announced that with immediate effect, they are suspending the requirement for homeowners to provide a Home Information Pack (HIP) when selling their homes.

Mr Pickles today laid an Order suspending HIPs with immediate effect, pending primary legislation for a permanent abolition. The Secretary of State has taken this swift action in order to avoid uncertainty and prevent a slump in an already fragile housing market. Today's announcement sends a clear message of encouragement to people thinking of selling their home that they can put it on the market with less cost and hassle.

HIPs are currently holding back the housing market because sellers are having to fork-out extra cash, sometimes hundreds of pounds, just to be able to put their home up for sale. Suspending HIPs will reduce the cost of selling a home, remove a layer of regulation from the process and provide a welcome help to the housing market during the recovery. It will also mean a saving for consumers to the tune of £870m over ten years, giving sellers more money in their pocket to spend in the wider economy.

Mr Pickles and Mr Shapps also said that the Government is determined to help people reduce their energy bills, improve our energy security and tackle climate change by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes. Sellers will therefore still be required to commission, but won't need to have received, an EPC before marketing their property, and the Government will consider how the EPC can play its part in the new drive for a low carbon and eco-friendly economy.

Eric Pickles said:

"The expensive and unnecessary Home Information Pack has increased the cost and hassle of selling homes and is stifling a fragile housing market.

"That's why I am taking emergency action to suspend the HIP, bringing down the cost of selling a home and removing unnecessary regulation from the home buying process.

"This swift and decisive action will send a strong message to the fragile housing market and prevent uncertainty for both home sellers and buyers.

"HIPs are history. This action will encourage sellers back into the market, and help the market as a whole and the economy recover."

Today's move is part of delivering a key manifesto comment made by both parties in the new coalition Government. It will mean that sellers will no longer be told they have to buy a HIP before putting their home on the market, but they will now have the choice to provide one if they want to.

Housing Minister Grant Shapps said:

"This is a great example of how this new Government is getting straight down to work by cutting away pointless red-tape that is strangling the market. Rather than shelling out hundreds of pounds for nothing in return we're stripping away bureaucracy and letting home owners sell their properties.

"But we're also showing our commitment to a greener housing market by keeping Energy Performance Certificates and making them more relevant in helping buyers make informed decisions on the energy costs of their new home."



Ok this might not mean much to most people but for those in the legal industry this is very welcome news. HIP packs have been an unneccessary expense and a pain in the ass for lawyers ever since they were introduced. Definitely a step in the right direction by the new Government IMO. Well done Mr Cameron Very Happy

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Post  dolly on Fri May 21, 2010 1:58 am

I agree El. We had to have a HIPs pack just now when we sold ours. It was a bloody nuisance that we could have done without with all the stress of moving anyway..great news that ...( bit late for me though )
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Post  El Guapo on Fri May 21, 2010 6:10 am

Barrymore so desperate for TV comeback he'll even change his sexual preferences

TROUBLED telly star Michael Barrymore has announced that he has turned straight - after falling for a blonde woman.

Barrymore - who came out as gay 15 years ago - is even planning a "going back in party".

The former Strike It Lucky host says he has been seeing his new girlfriend for several months, but needs to keep her identity secret "because of her situation".

Barrymore, 57, was pictured kissing an attractive blonde woman just two days ago during a boozy night out at the Cannes film festival in the south of France.

And he spoke about his romance while filming for Channel 4's Celebrity Come Dine With Me.

Barrymore told former Generation Game host Anthea Redfern: "I'm having a going back in party soon. Would you like to come?"

When Anthea asked, "What's that?" he replied: "Well, I came out didn't I - but I'm going back in."

Fellow diners Pat Sharp and Jenny Powell were stunned by the revelation.

When questioned, Barrymore admitted he had met "a nice blonde girl".

Asked if that was why he had changed his sexuality, he replied: "Well, if you love somebody."

He later insisted he could not reveal her name, saying: "She's a very good friend, but I can't say because of the situation. I'll leave that to your imagination."

This week Barrymore smooched with a blonde outside a Cannes bar at 4.30am.

She moved her chair next to his, put her arm around his neck and gave him a tender kiss as they had a nightcap.

Earlier Barrymore was unsteady on his feet as he swigged a vodka cocktail at another bar.

He was with a group of six Brits - and at one point argued with them about his sexuality, saying: "I'm not gay, I swear."

Barrymore was still married to wife Cheryl when he announced he was gay in 1995.

He was Britain's most popular entertainer at the time, but was privately battling alcoholism.

Questions about his sexuality had begun after he stunned a London pub by singing: "Start spreading the news, I'm extra gay today."

He then confirmed he was gay after a drunken speech at the National Television Awards saying he "no longer wanted to live a lie".

He and Cheryl, who later died from cancer, divorced in 1997.

Barrymore told celebs on Come Dine With Me that he didn't know he was gay at the start of his marriage.

Later, as the dinner table chat turned to his relationship and who the celebs would share a bowl of soup with, Anthea teased: "I think you're in love with her."

Nodding, Barrymore says: "I'd share a bowl of soup with her. I'd give her my last toffee."

Barrymore had only soft drinks during the show, declaring himself "clean and sober".

But he still smashed a plate and started a food fight with Anthea.

Wheel of Fortune star Jenny said she was "loving" the gossip about Barrymore, adding: "It's even more interesting that she's a woman."

The Gameshow Come Dine With Me special is broadcast at 9pm on Monday on C4.

Read more: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/tv/2981673/Michael-Barrymore-claims-he-is-now-straight-and-has-fallen-for-a-woman.html#ixzz0oZ4Ddhnl


Is there nothing this man will not do to try and get himself back into the public eye? If he needs to keep her identity secret as he says why is he even mentioning the relationship at all? In fact, why does this bastard think any of us even care?

As far as I am concerned Barrymore is an accomplice to murder who has never been brought to justice.

I'm not sure what the producers of Come Dine With Me were thinking. The man is a slug and is not welcome on British television screens.




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Post  El Guapo on Mon May 24, 2010 4:18 am

Bust of British

BRITISH women are the most shapely in the world, a survey has revealed.

Our girls have BIGGER boobs and their backs are more SLENDER.

A global study found the best-selling UK bra cup size is a curvy DD while the most common underbra size - the measurement around a woman's ribcage - is 34 inches.

But while we have the likes of 34D Geri Halliwell, 34DD Holly Willoughby and 34E Kelly Brook, other countries can average only a B cup.

In Germany and Italy that is combined with a 38 inch underbra size, in France it's B and 36 inches and in Japan and China B and 34 inches.

Nutritionist Lowri Turner said: "We might be getting fatter as a nation, but women's cleavages are expanding too. That's a challenge for bra manufacturers - but good news for British men."

The Triumph international "Bra Usage and Attitude Study" also found the average British woman's chest and hips are now 4cm (1½ins) bigger than in the 1950s.

If the trend continues, in 50 years our average bra size will be between a whopping F and G cup.

The average woman is almost 2ins (5cm) taller at an average of 5ft 5ins (167cm) and her weight has risen from 9st 11lb to 10st 3lb (62kg to 65kg).

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Read more: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2983946/Bust-of-British-our-girls-average-34D-in-world-poll.html#ixzz0oqA4dknR


Yeh...British women are gawjus...lol





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Post  El Guapo on Wed May 26, 2010 6:44 am

Overreaction?

A DISABLED man was nabbed by EIGHT cops for drink-driving on his 3mph mobility scooter.

Grandad Eamonn Donohue, 62, refused to stop for an officer as he trundled home from the pub.

So two panda cars and a police van raced to the scene and blocked him in at the front and rear.

Eamonn, who was three times the alcohol limit, was put in a cell for 12 hours and had DNA and fingerprints taken.

The retired builder, who had drunk seven pints while playing dominoes, said: "It was like something out of a film. They wanted to put me in cuffs, but stopped short.

"The police are always saying they're short of resources, then go and use eight officers arresting someone like me.

"When someone broke into my home two years ago, police didn't turn up for three days."

Eamonn, of Chesterfield, Derbyshire, was given a three-year driving ban by the town's JPs after admitting drink-driving.

But a licence is not needed for a scooter, so he is still free to drive it. And Eamonn vowed to carry on riding home from the pub - as he can only walk a few yards unaided due to blocked arteries in his leg.

He said: "I'm not a danger to anyone at three miles an hour."

But a police spokesman yesterday said: "A person driving any vehicle when drunk is a danger."




I dunno...these OAP's are a danger and a menace to our roads! Travelling at a blistering 3mph eh? Thank God our police force were around to apprehend this dangerous juggernaut!

I understand there will be a medal of valour ceremony for the police involved later on in the month...

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Post  Dame Edna on Thu May 27, 2010 3:24 pm


pmsl!! Have you ever heard owt so bliddy stupid! Ok, so hes driving a motorised veheicle whilst drunk, fare enough. But was is really nessessary to send all that to apprehend him? No Good nights work there lads, you must be so proud... Evil or Very Mad
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Post  El Guapo on Fri May 28, 2010 6:51 am

Wild Asian Ass

A CROSSWORD fan aged 89 used an internet search to solve a clue about a donkey - and was bombarded with hard-core porn.

Jack Sedgewick got stuck on 14 across: "Wild asian ass."

The great-grandad typed "asian ass" into Yahoo's search engine in the hope of finding the answer to the newspaper poser.

But he was stunned when it threw up dozens of porn sites displaying photos of naked Asian girls. One offered "the hottest spicy asian ass you'll ever see".

Ex-engineer Jack said: "I was shaken. The images were horrendous. I didn't know this sort of stuff existed."

After trying variations on the theme with the same result, frantic Jack finally found the answer by changing his search to "donkey sanctuaries".

It was "onager" - sometimes known as "Wild Ass Asian" and found in deserts from the Mid East to Tibet.

Read more: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2990390/Web-porn-But-I-was-only-after-br-wild-Asian-ass.html#ixzz0pEAsqJlP



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Post  El Guapo on Mon May 31, 2010 11:45 am

One Would Like A Pay Rise, Mr Cameron!

The Queen was facing criticism from MPs today after demanding her first pay rise in 20 years to plug a black hole in her finances.

The royal household was warned that it must be more open about its spending before it is handed 'vast' sums of public money.

Palace officials have told the Treasury the £7.9million annual civil list should be increased by around £6million to maintain spending on state duties.

The request is politically explosive at a time when the new coalition is imposing draconian £6billion public sector cuts in a bid to bring down Britain's record deficit.

Supporters of the Queen say that she has been forced to dip into reserves to cover the cost of the official royal household, from banquets and furnishings to housemaids and footmen.

They also insist that the monarch is good value for money - costing each taxpayer an average of just 69p a year.

The Queen's treasurer Sir Alan Reid has briefed senior government officials that the monarch's expenditure is now running at around £6million more than the annual allowance.

This shortfall is currently being met by an emergency reserve which is due to run out in 2012 - the Queen's Diamond Jubilee year.

However, Labour MP Ian Davidson said it would be 'inappropriate' to hand more money to the royal household without seeing the books.

Mr Davidson, a former member of the Commons' public accounts committee, said: 'These are difficult economic times, the Government's said "we're all in this together" and I think it would be inappropriate in these circumstances for the Queen to be handed vast sums of additional money.'

'I think the price of any consideration of the royals getting more money should be that they have to be open about where the money goes, about the link between the Queen's private fortune and the public purse, because there's a deliberate blurring of the edges between what is private and what is public.'





Why doesn't she consider renting out some of those spare rooms to some Asylum seekers?

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Post  El Guapo on Thu Jun 03, 2010 9:09 am

Iron Baby

A VIDEO of an adorable baby girl dressed as the star of the blockbuster film Iron Man has become an internet sensation after it was posted on YouTube.

The short film — called Iron Baby — which features little Margaret transforming from toddler to ironclad superhero has attracted a whopping 2.6MILLION views.

The clip was directed by Margaret's dad Patrick Boivin — a self-taught filmmaker from Montreal, Canada.

And the film has even reached Hollywood — with Mr Boivin saying he has had offers from movie producers.

The film starts with baby Margaret playing with some toys before being transformed into the armour wearing Iron Man — based on the film's main character Tony Stark — played by Robert Downey Jnr.

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The tiny tot then flies off to battle machine gun toting bunny rabbits who she destroys with a laser bolt fired from the palm of her hand.

The movie — which Mr Boivin made with 3D artist pal Jocelyn Simard — took two months to make and cost virtually nothing.

Mr Boivin said: "It's a way of showing what we can do together to companies who are interested in working with us.

"It has been a success for me."

And he continued: "I'm pretty sure I'm going to do some more clips with my girl."





Altogether now...

AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW! lol

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Post  El Guapo on Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:07 am

Who Says Animals Are Dumb?

THESE clever creatures cheat death on a busy road — by using a drain to get to the other side.

A cunning bunny and a wise stoat are dodging the traffic by scampering underground through the drain network.

They happily scuttle from one side to the other safely hidden from cars and lorries.

Their antics would make Tufty the road safety squirrel proud. For many decades the fluffy-tailed character taught millions of children the Green Cross Code.

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Curious ... the stoat pops his head out of the drain
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A fluffy baby owl has also set up home in the same drain while it waits for its mum to bring back lunch.

Amateur wildlife photographer Paul Bunyard captured the cute critters on film while driving on his way to work in Rugby, Warwickshire.

The 38-year-old was able to grab a quick photo of the stoat before it popped back into the drain.

However, while the Ministry of Justice communications officer was waiting for it to emerge, the curious stoat crossed the road underground and came out of a drain nearer to where he was standing.

He said: "It was luck more than anything.

"I thought he had become spooked by me stopping the car, but when he popped up nearer to where I was about 20 seconds later I couldn't believe it.

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"He must have just been curious and wanted to get a closer look at me and my camera."

Paul spotted the rabbit last weekend.

He waited for half an hour before it came out again and he was able to get his photo.

He said: "I found that after a car would drive by it would come out and I could get a good photo.

"It looked pretty young, about a month old, and it's the season for newborn animals."

Paul saw the owl, along with a sibling, being fed by their mother.

The youngsters made the drain their home for a week before flying the nest, and the parents can still be seen in trees near the area.

Married Paul said: "It was a real surprise one morning when I just caught sight of one of the owls.

"My camera is never far away, I don't keep it out of my sight so I just parked up and waited for a shot.

"My colleagues at work were quite amused by the whole thing and we came back with cones to make sure the traffic stayed clear of the drain.

"Now the parents are still around and they produce young. We've put up four owl boxes in the area so they don't need to use the drain."



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This must never happen!!

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Post  El Guapo on Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:57 am

Nelly Goes Sightseeing

AN elephant escaped his handlers at a Swiss zoo and spent the day SIGHTSEEING.
Cops were scrambled to close roads as the five-ton male wandered around Zurich.

Locals were terrified what he might do during his two-hour stroll — but he was more interested in taking a bath in one of the city's lakes.

A Zurich police spokesman said: "The elephant was walking slowly and calmy through the city.

"He didn't run, didn't chase anyone, he caused very little damage and no one was hurt.

"But it was still a frightening sight for many people, who are clearly unused to seeing such a large animal on the loose."

The 10ft beast, named Sabu, was being loaded on to a lorry when he went walkabout on Sunday.

He was eventually persuaded to get on the truck and return home.



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Post  Dame Edna on Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:49 pm


Good old Sabu..And good to hear he was allowed to have his stroll around..I like stories like this,, cheers
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Post  El Guapo on Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:48 am

DAVID Cameron last night backed The Sun and Terry Venables' World Cup charity single If I Can Dream - and vowed to download it.

The Premier, who supports Aston Villa, told us: "This is a brilliant initiative. I'm sure the single will sell extremely well. It has my full support."

All proceeds from the sale of the Elvis Presley cover will go towards troops' charity Help for Heroes and Malaria No More UK.

A No 10 spokesman said: "Mr Cameron can't wait to hear Terry's dulcet tones.

"It'll be the first single he downloads when he updates his iPod."


lol

More like his secretary told him The Sun are on the phone looking for an endorsement.

"Yeh yeh whatever Mavis...Tell them I love it. It's great. It's the best song I've ever heard. I'll be the first to download it and all that bollocks...Now did you see where that bastard Brown left the fucking stapler?"

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Post  El Guapo on Sun Jun 13, 2010 7:14 am

Darth Vader needs a shrink?

MOVIE villain Darth Vader really was on the dark side - psychiatrists believe the Star Wars baddie was MENTALLY ILL and in need of counselling.

Researchers say Anakin Skywalker turned into the intergalactic tyrant because of anger issues as an overexcited, lovelorn Jedi who swung from adulation to hate for mentors such as Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Psychiatrist Eric Bui, of Toulouse University Hospital in France, said: "It was while trying to explain borderline personality disorder to medical students that I thought of Anakin."

Skywalker also had abandonment issues, the scientists say. He feared losing his wife, Padme, and betrayed his mentors to try to prevent her death.

And his turn to the dark side and change of name to Darth Vader reveal identity issues.

Bui, who uses Skywalker's story to teach his students, added: "Using the dark side of the Force could be considered as similar to drug use - it feels really good when you use it, it alters your consciousness and you know you shouldn't do it."

Some people really need to get out more....lol


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Post  El Guapo on Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:33 am

USA BEAT ENGLAND 1-1!!

FOOTBALL fever exploded in the US this weekend as the country celebrated its 1-1 "tie" with England as if they had won the World Cup.
American media treated the result against Fabio Capello's men as one of the best ever for their national team.

US keeper Tim Howard was hailed as the hero while England's Robert Green was portrayed as the villain for his appalling slip up.

The New York Times had the headline: "In showdown, sure hands and shaky ones."

Their report said: "The United States gets a historic result, a 1-1 draw with England."

The New York Post compared the result to the American Revolutionary war and claimed the draw as their victory.

The headline on the paper's website said: "USA wins 1-1 - World Cup match ends with the greatest tie with the British since Bunker Hill."

The match report added: "It was the second shot heard 'round the world.

"In true revolutionary style, the underdog Americans came from behind and blasted the powerful Brits to a nail-biting 1-1 draw yesterday in one of the all-time great World Cup soccer battles."

The New York Daily news hailed the 1-1 result as one of the greatest ever for the US team.

Its report said: "If the world needed any more convincing that the U.S. team was for real, it got its answer Saturday night.

"Playing one of the World Cup contenders even and taking advantage of a gift goal, the Americans walked out of Royal Bafokeng Stadium with a stunning 1-1 draw against highly favoured England in the Group C confrontation before 38,646 enthusiastic fans."

The Los Angeles Times ran the headline: "US recovers on England's fumble" while the Chicago Tribune had US v England: "A goal no one will forget."

And the US TV networks were full of praise for the US team, endlessly playing Clint Dempsey's goal after Green fumbled the ball.

They also continually referred to the result as a tie — and not the usual football term of a draw for the 1-1 result.

Damn those Yanks are fick....lol


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Post  Dame Edna on Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:26 am


And there was that other proclamation coming from the mouth of another yankey doodle..."I cant wait to see the USA taking on manchester utd!!" scratch
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Post  El Guapo on Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:37 am

So sorry! Wanna have sex?

A BRAINY Japanese porn star is offering to have sex with the Chinese students — to apologise for her country's invasion of China.
Raunchy Anri Suzuki has a doctorate in Sino-Japanese history and feels so bad about what her countrymen did in 1937 that she is offering to make up for it in the only way she knows how.

The 24-year-old, from Tokyo, has made the naughty offer to Chinese students in her homeland after studying the Japanese invasion.

She said: "We have to respect the lessons of history and although we cannot obliterate it we can try and make recompense.

"I want to cure the wounds of China with my body, and I offer to do this by having sex with Chinese students in Japan.

"I think it would be a symbolic compensation for them."

Now if we could only get Kim Kardashian to apologise in the same way to us Brits for the USA getting us involved in Iraq...


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Post  El Guapo on Sat Jun 19, 2010 8:14 am

An Inspiration To Us All

It's been a real dog's life for little Myron after he lost both his eyes to glaucoma.
The tragic pooch has been blind since vets removed his eyes when he was just a few months old.

But incredibly the inspirational four-year-old Boxer/Border Collie cross has battled his disability and learnt to play games - including catch.

Somehow he is able to play just like any other dog and loves to run after his ball and Frisbees.

Owner Raquel Wood puts Myron's amazing abilities down to some kind of sixth sense, as well as an excellent sense of hearing and a dogged determination to learn.

The 41-year-old librarian from Campletown, Australia, said: "We don't think Myron is disabled. He's differently abled.

"He can still catch balls and Frisbees because his hearing is so good and he's learnt through trial and error.

"Sometimes I do call out to him if he's 'hot' or 'cold' but not always, it's like he has a sixth sense.

"He can also lie down, beg, roll over and do all sorts of doggie tricks.

"He's very smart. It's actually hard to tell he doesn't have any eyes.

"People in the park are absolutely amazed when they realise he's blind, they just can't believe it.

"They think it's some kind of trick but it isn't. Children especially love him.

"Parents are a bit wary at first because he looks different but he soon wins them over."

Sadly losing both eyes is not Myron's only affliction, he's also epileptic, has severe allergies and is hyper-sensitive.

His health problems were so bad a vet recommended he be put to sleep as a pup.

But Raquel and her husband Terry, 47, love him so much they have spent thousands of pounds nursing him back to health.

They even went without having a roof on their home because the vet's bills were costing so much, meaning the savings they had set aside for completing their home had to be spent on Myron.

But their sacrifices have been well worth it as Myron now goes to hospitals and care homes to show patients how he has overcome his disability.

And the inspiring pooch has become an Aussie doggie celebrity.

He even has his own Facebook page and 2,500 friends from all over the world.

Raquel added: "We had to go without a roof over our heads so we can make do as best we can.

"I got sick of having a tarpaulin over our home and we still have damp patches on the walls because of it but I wouldn't change a thing.

"Myron's an inspiration to others now - he's a celebrity."

Raquel found Myron after a friend took in a stray that was pregnant.

When the pups were born they all had severe health problems because the mum was so malnourished.

Several pups had to be put to sleep but Raquel took in Myron because she thought he was just cross-eyed and needed a good home.

But just a few weeks later he was found to have glaucoma and his left eye was removed.

Soon afterwards, his right eye also became infected and had to be taken out.

Then he started scratching himself so badly he lost most of his fur and vets discovered he was also allergic to dust and storage mites.

He was also found to be epileptic and was having a seizure every ten days.

Despite this Raquel stuck by her beloved pet saying: "It never crossed out minds to put him to sleep.

"We loved him and he deserved to be looked after, so we found out what he was allergic to and got him the medicine he needed."



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Post  dolly on Sat Jun 19, 2010 9:07 am

Awww El...what a lovely story. Look at him, cute as hell awww x
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Post  EarthsAngel on Sun Jun 20, 2010 9:58 am

I agree, what a heartwarming story, gorgeous dog.

I saw a documentary about a blind mad who uses clicks to get around, he was quite amazing. He saw he studied bats and how they use a built-in radar, the click sends back different sound waves and he could even tell the size of an object in front of him. Maybe the dog uses a similar sort of sound wave feedback?

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Post  El Guapo on Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:08 am

If Carlsberg made television adverts..

No commentary needed on today's story. Just enjoy this advert first aired on Danish TV....lol


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