Wednesday, April 25, 2007

A Sign You're Not Ready to Host the World Cup

When you have to tell citizens this message:

Even ordinary citizens are caught up in the spell: Early this month, organizers warned families living near the Soweto stadium not to buy washing machines in hopes of earning money by laundering players’ jerseys, because each player will arrive with at least 30 clean ones.

If you have to tell your residents that the teams aren't looking for laundry services, you might not be quite ready for an international event...

from an article on S Africa racing to get ready for the 2010 World Cup.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

2007 Official Sports Stereotypes

Since we can't all follow all sports, i've decided to save everyone time and give you a short rundown of the officially approved stereotypes of the various men's sports. Feel free to use these in everyday speech!

Tennis: Europeans with funny pants. And maybe Andre Agassi.
NBA: Tall black men that start fights, listen to hip hop and aren't as good as Michael, Magic & Larry
NHL: Stocky white men that start fights, go on strike and have no teeth
MLB: Steroid-pumping, overpaid whiners
NFL: Criminals coached by men that should wear sports bras, and that guy in all the commercials
Soccer: Whiny Europeans that act as if they've lost a leg when they're touched
Nascar: Rednecks with more sponsors than brain cells
Cycling: Lance Armstrong and all those guys on steroids
Ice Skating: Will Ferrell & Napoleon Dynamite

Sunday, April 15, 2007

I'm back

So I see that I've only posted once in the last two months. Oops! I will try to be better. To start, the best sign I saw in the Czech Republic (actually at Karlstejn, near Prague). Apparently the hypocrisy of the sign didn't bother the makers...