Big Fish

A Big Fish out of Water


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Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks, WP on 11 Aug 2008 at 23:14
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This herewith is the chronicle of me, Magnus Piscis:
Bright was the evening and high our hearts when we proceeded to the Lands that were New, to witness the battle between the Chondrichthyes and the Lilliputians.

Alone though I was in my support of the mighty sons of Poseidon – my stout companions, PJLD, son of John Daniels the Fleet of Foot, and Agent W, the brother of Morne the Intoxicated, were both sworn to the service of the army of Little People – yet was I strident in my battlecry, and steadfast in my faith.

After meeting on a hill overlooking the battlefield, the 3 of us heralds and chroniclers did gather on the highest point overlooking the green fields soon to be bathed in blood, sharpened our quills, and set out to record the happenings for you, dear reader.

Ok, so maybe it wasn’t quite that dramatic, but it was pretty cool nonetheless. We took a while to get our seats as first, PJLD thought that Rob had personally told everybody at Newlands that he was on a media pass and that he didn’t have to therefore actually have a ticket to get into the stadium…

Anyway, after securing his pass, we all adjourned to the media box where we had to immediately don our sunglasses to shield our eyes from the brilliance radiating from the collection of gifted minds gathered there. I immediately felt very intimidated on noticing that I was the only one who didn’t have either a laptop or a voluminous notebook. Even PJLD had a book and pen and made me promise to teach him to read and write during half-time.

We stayed for a few drinks and snacks, and after convincing PJLD not to ask a certain journalist if he had a brother called Gay Sheks, we made our way to our seats – which were good ones, high above halfway. Sadly, I had to sit next to my 2 companions, and there were absolutely no girls around.

As can be expected, we had a great view of the rugby from a view of tactical and support play, as well as the work rate of the individual players. The downside of watching a match live, as most of you know, is that you miss a lot of the technical stuff; not being able to see exactly what happens in the ruck, for example. I also never got to watch the game on tv again, as intended, so I freely admit that my view might be missing that important aspect.

What I did notice was that the Sharks kicked way too much early on, especially considering that our lineout was weak, and that we had a new midfield, halfback and loosie combination to contend with the inevitable counter-attacks.

WP certainly were game, and reminded me of the 2006 Sharks – eager, talented and dangerous, but not clinical enough – something that is largely down to inexperience. There scrum didn’t melt as expected, their defenders didn’t shirk with the physical stuff (Chavanga was particularly good and PUNISHED Jordaan for holding onto a ball that he should have been released for a try), and they didn’t panic in the face of a number of Boks. That said, I thought our kicking and waiting game allowed them to settle a bit.

The second half was a lot different, as we started to find and exploit the gaps, showing a lot more patience and ruthlessness when it counted. A number of players stood out, but I thought that Oom Stefan had a good second half, while Freddie, Jean, Waylon, Odwa and Muller had very good games.

My man of the match was certainly Jean Deysel, who had a tremendous work-rate, and although closely marked on attack, absolutely ran rampant on defence – knocking players backward, or ripping the ball out of despairing hands at will.

For the Wee Folk, there best player by some margin was Nick Koster – watch this kid closely – he had a great work rate, looked creative, aggressive and quick all at once. A number of other WP players shone at times, but nobody else managed to play consistently well – there was always the odd mistake.

At the after match interview, Alistair Coetzee said a lot of things that made sense, and it bears saying that journalists have their own agendas, and these don’t necessarily involve being close to the truth. I am sure that PJLD will talk more on this, but suffice it to say that Coetzee is clearly a rugby man and a capable coach.

For the second time since I have been to an interview where he was coach, Plumtree came alone. He remains a big guy, and everybody was very polite to him. He also spoke very intelligently and was at pains to give WP credit and say that he knew what boat Allister was in – he said that this would be a learning experience for Rassie – who wouldn’t have known previously how Bok call-ups can derail a campaign.

Interestingly, Coetzee and Bobo both talked of the tremendous physical onslaught that the Sharks presented, with the backs in particular being on another level from the Merrys and Pippins of the WP side.

According to Coetzee, both Pieter Louw and Joe Pieterson were subbed due to shoulder strains from tackling big runners coming down channel 1. That certainly gives an idea of the momentum which Deysel, Steyn and Murray in particular were building, receiving the ball at pace from an effervescent Michalak. Goes to show what structure from your halfbacks can do for you.

So, here is my tale – a bit about the trip, and a bit about the rugby. My thanks go to all concerned with the trip – it was a great laugh.



143 Comments

  • Superb read and sounds like you lot had a cracking time!

  • Comment 1, posted at 12.08.08 00:07:42 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • More of the same thanks from our own ‘papps’…

  • Comment 2, posted at 12.08.08 06:33:36 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 1) :

    Must be, I read the WHOLE thing. :smile:

    According to Coetzee, both Pieter Louw and Joe Pieterson were subbed due to shoulder strains from tackling big runners coming down channel 1.

    Interesting!!! They must be glad they have a three week break, because I am sure there will be similar tactics used in Pta.

  • Comment 3, posted at 12.08.08 07:20:07 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Oooo jinee… Sounds like a scene out of “Lord of the Rings” :twisted:

  • Comment 4, posted at 12.08.08 07:42:02 by Charlie Reply

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  • Glad you okes enjoyed it, sorry I could not make it but my boet said he too had a blast and says we must do it again sometime, obviously with me included.

    But a very good read, enjoyed it a lot.

  • Comment 5, posted at 12.08.08 08:21:18 by MorneN Reply
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  • Good stuff MP, thanks for the great read.

  • Comment 6, posted at 12.08.08 08:33:21 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Very special read, well done, this is what makes rugby enjoyable, that it need not be for the media who bend the truth to fit in with their agenda, but that rugby indeed is about passion.

  • Comment 7, posted at 12.08.08 08:34:55 by FlashFulstrip Reply

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  • I’m glad BF is a fish and not a Cat or else it might have been “Magnus Pisscat” :wink:

  • Comment 8, posted at 12.08.08 08:35:59 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 3) :

    For the first time i also read a whole article… :oops:

    Well – a decision was made…I HAVE TO GO WITH NEXT TIME!!! :razz: :razz:

    @KSA Shark © (Comment 8) :
    :mrgreen:

  • Comment 9, posted at 12.08.08 08:43:34 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 8) :
    Or even Magnus Pussy. :twisted:

  • Comment 10, posted at 12.08.08 08:45:09 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @MorneN (Comment 5) : Funny, he didnt’t mention anything about you to us :shock: Only something about stumbling but by then the cold had numbed my ears.

    And dude, please please please dont ever say semi formal/smart again.I looked like a right wollie. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 11, posted at 12.08.08 09:01:23 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
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  • @PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) (Comment 11) :

    Were you over or under dressed?? :eek:

  • Comment 12, posted at 12.08.08 09:03:14 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • lol waaaay over, but nothing very warm.
    had a great evening though.

  • Comment 13, posted at 12.08.08 09:08:06 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
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  • OH – so BTW – Morne, Salmo and all the others that helped me with my little motivational thingy for our U/15 rugby team – they won and is through to the next round (semi’s) Playing a school in Alberton (Erik Louw or sumthing) this coming weekend! :razz:

  • Comment 14, posted at 12.08.08 09:08:51 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) (Comment 13) :

    Rather overdressed than under – you can always downdress and overdress…. :wink: And as for warmth – nothing like a Karba of OBS…or whateve booze you can get yur hands on… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 15, posted at 12.08.08 09:10:09 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) (Comment 11) :

    I said you could wear jeans you tjop.

    @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 14) :

    Congrats!

  • Comment 16, posted at 12.08.08 09:10:13 by MorneN Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 15) :

    downdress AN overdress…

  • Comment 17, posted at 12.08.08 09:10:46 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • this would be a learning experience for Rassie – who wouldn’t have known previously how Bok call-ups can derail a campaign.

    Not-so-subtle dig ;)

    Well done, Fishface. An excellent piece. Glad you had a good time.

  • Comment 18, posted at 12.08.08 09:14:50 by robdylan Reply
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  • @MorneN (Comment 16) :

    And all because of your little speech! :wink:

  • Comment 19, posted at 12.08.08 09:14:52 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 14) :
    Congrats Ice and team, I was wondering about that. Does that mean that we now have 3 days to work out the next motivational speech?

  • Comment 20, posted at 12.08.08 09:14:54 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 19) :

    I doubt that, but thanks! Glad the boys did well.

  • Comment 21, posted at 12.08.08 09:18:40 by MorneN Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 20) :

    That’s right….! :wink:

    well – we did use Morne’s speech …but unfortuantel could not quote the author… :sad:

  • Comment 22, posted at 12.08.08 09:21:22 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • congrats Ice, on your under15 team’s win, and the same to BF’s piece on the Shark’s game. Plumtree’s been focusing on playing a team game and it showed this past couple of weeks, with everyone playing well. Though Deysel has been everyone’s favourite player just lately, and rightly so, it was Oom Stefan, a Sharksworlds favoorite :wink: , who put up a man of the match performance last saturday with great defence, attack and support play.

    This
    Plumtree

  • Comment 23, posted at 12.08.08 10:01:08 by spykerbaard Reply

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  • @spykerbaard (Comment 23) :

    Ta Spyker! :wink:

    Agree – I liked Stefan on the weekend… :smile:

  • Comment 24, posted at 12.08.08 11:03:40 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • “Sadly, I had to sit next to my 2 companions, and there were absolutely no girls around.”

    Journalists don’t want to hang with journalists, so why would girls.

  • Comment 25, posted at 12.08.08 11:05:54 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 25) : lucky none of us are journalists ;)

  • Comment 26, posted at 12.08.08 12:15:43 by robdylan Reply
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  • Rob or KSA, apparently, according to a Keo Blogger living in Oz the Aussie papers are saying that Bismarck is leaving the Sharks to play for Western force PLEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAse tell me it isn’t so :cry:

  • Comment 27, posted at 12.08.08 12:44:19 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 27) : Hey Dudette!!

    Why do you want to cry about what a blogger on Keo said?

    But if it be true, I’ll cry with you.

  • Comment 28, posted at 12.08.08 12:59:14 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 27) : At least he’ll still be available for the Boks.

  • Comment 29, posted at 12.08.08 13:01:24 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 27) :

    No worries Mad – I’ll have a word with Ritchie – sure he will help dry those tears in no time.. :twisted:

  • Comment 30, posted at 12.08.08 13:03:33 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 28) : Hi Silver fox I must say as handsome as you are now I preferred your boat ;) I am crying at the thought of Bissie leaving the Sharks!

  • Comment 31, posted at 12.08.08 13:04:00 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 31) : Seems that on popular request, you and Ice, I will have to row back! :lol:

  • Comment 32, posted at 12.08.08 13:05:58 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 32) :

    GAWD NO!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 33, posted at 12.08.08 13:06:41 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 31) : Oh! and fill me in on the facts about Bismarck, please!!

  • Comment 34, posted at 12.08.08 13:06:55 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 33) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 35, posted at 12.08.08 13:07:29 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 29) : yeah nice, but I am a SHark first then a Springbok, :neutral:

    I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 30) : Ah I have immediately cheered up ice, Richie will do just nicely thank you :lol:

  • Comment 36, posted at 12.08.08 13:07:30 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • BTW – Fish – I really enjoyed your juicy piece!! :wink:

  • Comment 37, posted at 12.08.08 13:07:49 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 34) : a Blogger on keo called Klippies who apparently lives or is visiting in Oz has stated that the Papers in Oz are reporting that Bissie is leaving the Sharks to go to play at Western Force.

  • Comment 38, posted at 12.08.08 13:09:28 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • LOLOLOLOL – Omar *Cakmak* just added me as a friend on FB…you reckon its a joke?? LOLOL!!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 39, posted at 12.08.08 13:09:34 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • “keo the aussies papers soy bismark might leave the sharks to play for the force
    can u confirm this?” This is the quote from the site.

  • Comment 40, posted at 12.08.08 13:10:13 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 38) :

    “Klippies” – I thinks that explains it all…. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 41, posted at 12.08.08 13:10:24 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • Well – at least John can play hooker again then… :wink:

  • Comment 42, posted at 12.08.08 13:11:15 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 27) : trying to see if I can find anything to corroborate that story

  • Comment 43, posted at 12.08.08 13:19:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 39) : C’mon Ice!!! :shock:

  • Comment 44, posted at 12.08.08 13:19:52 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 38) : please ask him which newspaper it is?

  • Comment 45, posted at 12.08.08 13:23:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 44) :

    WHAT???!! :???:

  • Comment 46, posted at 12.08.08 13:32:30 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • Western Force chief executive Greg Harris said the Perth-based side did not want to rush in and recruit foreign players for next year. But the Force is in the market for a tighthead prop and will probably look for potential recruits in South Africa.

  • Comment 47, posted at 12.08.08 13:36:47 by McLovin Reply

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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 46) : Now look at what you’ve done!! :twisted: I was carrying on peacefully in my monologue and you have to come shout at me!!

  • Comment 48, posted at 12.08.08 13:37:30 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 47) : There’s allready a disturbance in the hive!! :evil:

  • Comment 49, posted at 12.08.08 13:38:45 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 48) :

    I was trying to safe you from your lonesome posting on the other side… :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 50, posted at 12.08.08 13:40:46 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 50) Fanks, can always rely on you…. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 51, posted at 12.08.08 13:43:35 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • I have contacts in Perth trying to get to the bottom of this

  • Comment 52, posted at 12.08.08 13:45:15 by robdylan Reply
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  • Rob I have asked I’ll post it when and if he/she replies.

  • Comment 53, posted at 12.08.08 13:47:02 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 52) : I like that!! :cool:

  • Comment 54, posted at 12.08.08 13:49:22 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 53) : thanks. I hate rumour-mongering.

    Maybe I need to go trawl Keo for a bit ;)

  • Comment 55, posted at 12.08.08 13:52:14 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 51) : Never fear when Icey is near…

    @robdylan (Comment 55) : You wanna go f*$% with the family again?? :shock: :shock:

  • Comment 56, posted at 12.08.08 13:53:52 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 52) : @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 53) :

    I believe it is a load of crap, can’t find anything in 7 different Aus newspapers or the Force Website.

  • Comment 57, posted at 12.08.08 13:54:44 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 57) : Neither can I.

  • Comment 58, posted at 12.08.08 13:55:27 by McLovin Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 55) : Please do there are a bunch of Kiwis and Ozzies maligning Bissie for that famous “eye gouge” and calling the SBs dirty players yawn! You would think they actually won the WC and not home trination games

  • Comment 59, posted at 12.08.08 13:55:36 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 57) : I am so relieved I cannot tell you! It would be a huge loss to the Sharks if we lost him imo.

  • Comment 60, posted at 12.08.08 13:58:57 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 59) : Ok Dudette, you have stirred enough! :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 61, posted at 12.08.08 14:03:07 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 61) : :razz:

    I was looking at your pic, you look quite foxy I must admit : :lol:

  • Comment 62, posted at 12.08.08 14:05:25 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • that guy is just fishing, man… I would ignore it

  • Comment 63, posted at 12.08.08 14:05:43 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 63) : I now would agree with you since he has not come back on, I admit to a great fright however, sorry Bismarck is simply my favorite Sharks, I now know what you must have felt at the news of Barritt leaving!

  • Comment 64, posted at 12.08.08 14:07:42 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • And that would be “my favorite Shark” and not Sharks :oops:

  • Comment 65, posted at 12.08.08 14:08:37 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 57) : it is DEFINITELY a load of crap. When pushed for details, he can’t provide any

  • Comment 66, posted at 12.08.08 14:12:25 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 66) : You’re the man, man… :cool:

  • Comment 67, posted at 12.08.08 14:22:34 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 66) :

    Excuse the language in advance. Is his Surname Vagina maybe? :oops:

  • Comment 68, posted at 12.08.08 14:22:41 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • The little girl who starred at the Olympic opening ceremony was miming and only put on stage because the real singer was not considered attractive enough.

    Ag Shame – the poor child! :???: Scarred for the rest of her life!

    I wonder how that must feel??? :cool: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 69, posted at 12.08.08 14:23:35 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • Mr KSA Shark

    This is a family site… Please behave yourself… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 70, posted at 12.08.08 14:25:54 by wpw Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 69) : How ugly is she? :shock:

  • Comment 71, posted at 12.08.08 14:26:16 by McLovin Reply

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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 69) : Found a pic. She looks okay to me. Poor girl.

  • Comment 72, posted at 12.08.08 14:27:57 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 72) :

    I think the picture is of the pretty one… :roll:

  • Comment 73, posted at 12.08.08 14:28:37 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 73) : I have a picture of both. Head and shoulders. Looks normal to me.

  • Comment 74, posted at 12.08.08 14:30:22 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 74) :

    i wanna see what the chubby faced uneven teeth child looks like – wheres the pic?

  • Comment 75, posted at 12.08.08 14:31:27 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 75) :

    Somewhere in your childhood photo album? :oops: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 76, posted at 12.08.08 14:33:47 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Research by Daniel Hamermesh, an economist at the University of Texas, has suggested that the “beauty premium” in parts of China is far more pronounced than in the west for women.

    Dr Hamermesh’s work shows that ugly people earn below the average income while beautiful people earn more. In Britain, attractive women enjoy a +1% premium. But in Shanghai, the figure was +10%.

  • Comment 77, posted at 12.08.08 14:34:09 by McLovin Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 76) : That’s low, but funny. :lol:

  • Comment 78, posted at 12.08.08 14:34:46 by McLovin Reply

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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 75) : http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7556058.stm

  • Comment 79, posted at 12.08.08 14:35:01 by McLovin Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 76) :

    @McLovin (Comment 78) :

    And not far off!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 80, posted at 12.08.08 14:35:46 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 78) :

    I was only asking a question :roll: :razz:

  • Comment 81, posted at 12.08.08 14:35:53 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 77) :

    I read sumwhere that blondes who wear their side path on the left appears more itelligent than those who prefer to path the hair on th eright… :shock:

    Admittedly I wear mine on the left…for that very reason and a kakkerige cowlick! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 82, posted at 12.08.08 14:37:47 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 81) : Yes, off course. :lol:

  • Comment 83, posted at 12.08.08 14:38:27 by McLovin Reply

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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 82) : I part my hair on the right. But I’m not blonde. What does that mean?

  • Comment 84, posted at 12.08.08 14:40:12 by McLovin Reply

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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 82) :

    I’m just glad I finally went bald, With a cowlick at the base of my neck TWO where my crown is supposed to be and one small one in front I was spending my life waiting to go bald :oops: :wink:

    Oh and notice that is says APPEARS more intelligent :wink:

  • Comment 85, posted at 12.08.08 14:41:48 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 79) :

    There is nothing wrong with the real star!?? Adults can be so cruel… :sad:

    @KSA Shark © (Comment 81) :

    KSA – I had a nick at a stage (not very long – but I had it) “Tessie” as in 10 ton Tessie and yeah – I had draadjies… :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 86, posted at 12.08.08 14:41:51 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 84) :

    It means you wear your path on the right… :roll: :mrgreen:

    @KSA Shark © (Comment 85) :

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    And yes….APPEAR… :wink:

  • Comment 87, posted at 12.08.08 14:43:48 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • I was a beautiful child. :roll:

  • Comment 88, posted at 12.08.08 14:44:12 by McLovin Reply

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  • Found this on the net.

    The right part is not natural for men. It can create an uncomfortable image, and is sometimes perceived as radical. However it can work for the man who is very self-confident or striving to be respected in a non-traditional role.

  • Comment 89, posted at 12.08.08 14:45:15 by McLovin Reply

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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 86) : Your one liberated soul then. :mrgreen: @KSA Shark © (Comment 85) : You did a good job while I have checked on something! :razz:

  • Comment 90, posted at 12.08.08 14:45:37 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • Women with a Left Part

    This is good for women interested in a career in politics or business. They are perceived as intelligent, in charge, and reliable. Sometimes they are perceived as overly masculine and this can create difficulties in fulfilling traditionally feminine roles.

  • Comment 91, posted at 12.08.08 14:45:45 by McLovin Reply

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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 86) :

    Cut any boyfriends’ tongues? :razz:

  • Comment 92, posted at 12.08.08 14:45:55 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Men and Women with No part, Center Part or Bald

    This is perceived as natural for men and women. It is perceived as balanced, trustworthy and wise although it can lack the flair associated with the other types.

  • Comment 93, posted at 12.08.08 14:46:12 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 88) : ….”was”… :lol:

    @McLovin (Comment 89) : Cool! :razz:

  • Comment 94, posted at 12.08.08 14:46:39 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 88) : You were a child? :twisted:

  • Comment 95, posted at 12.08.08 14:47:31 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 86) : Damn right there’s nothing wrong with her. Disgraceful from the organisers. :evil:

  • Comment 96, posted at 12.08.08 14:47:58 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 91) : f*&^% that is rather spot-on! :shock:

  • Comment 97, posted at 12.08.08 14:48:43 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 94) : Been in rapid decline ever since. :cry:

  • Comment 98, posted at 12.08.08 14:48:49 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 95) : :evil: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 99, posted at 12.08.08 14:49:30 by McLovin Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 92) :

    I was a lousy date…nooit gevry in die skoolsaal nie! I paid money or was bought a ticket – and so i thought i’d rather not waste their money! So I watched the movie.. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    @Silver Fox (Comment 90) : Liberated soul – why so?

  • Comment 100, posted at 12.08.08 14:50:38 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • When Christopher Reeves plays the nerdy Clark Kent in the movie, he parts his hair on the right.

    But when he turns into Superman, he parts his hair on the left.

  • Comment 101, posted at 12.08.08 14:56:42 by McLovin Reply

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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 100) : You so love compliments :roll: :roll: I will leave you to figure that out all by yourself, blonde one….. :grin:

  • Comment 102, posted at 12.08.08 14:58:23 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 102) : SO???? :wink:

  • Comment 103, posted at 12.08.08 14:59:15 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • A peculiarly high number of fanatics parted their hair on the right: Adolf Hitler, Pol Pot, Radovan Karadzic etc. :shock:

  • Comment 104, posted at 12.08.08 15:00:49 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 104) :

    Did I open a can of worms??? :wink:

  • Comment 105, posted at 12.08.08 15:01:42 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • Western Force coach, John Mitchell, could neither confirm or deny reports that he is looking to recruit tight forwards from South Africa with agents already in preliminary talks with players.

    “With the stance on recruiting foreign based players we will definitely look beyond Australia to strengthen our depth and experience,” Mitchell said.

    “The aim is obviously to look locally first and also at Australians abroad, but it is well known that we (Australia) lack quality depth in certain positions.”

    When he was pressed to say where these areas are Mitchell did not want to give too much away.

    “Well I think the tight 5 and front row might be a bit obvious, so we will definitely be looking at some props and hookers who are keen to further their careers in Australia.”

    And where exactly will he look?

    “The fact that South Africa allows their players to play overseas and still be eligible for the Springbok obviously makes it easier for us to negotiate with their players,” he admitted.

    Asked if he had specific players in mind Mitchell said it would be premature to say anything now.

    “In the end it is up to them (the players) whether they would want to consider such a move, the fact that they have so much depth in South Africa with two or three specialists or Springboks playing in the same team fighting for game time could help a lot in the decision making.”

    6PR Radio, Perth.

  • Comment 106, posted at 12.08.08 15:03:28 by MorneN Reply
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  • Seems there could be some truth in the rumours…

    the fact that they have so much depth in South Africa with two or three specialists or Springboks playing in the same team fighting for game time

    Does John Smit and Bismarck ring a bell???

  • Comment 107, posted at 12.08.08 15:04:17 by MorneN Reply
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  • @MorneN (Comment 106) :

    They can have Skeweneus Skipper!! :grin:

  • Comment 108, posted at 12.08.08 15:05:13 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @MorneN (Comment 106) : Those thieving aussies. :wink:

  • Comment 109, posted at 12.08.08 15:08:37 by McLovin Reply

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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 108) :

    After Peter fought so hard to bring him back?

  • Comment 110, posted at 12.08.08 15:08:55 by MorneN Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 108) :

    Haha, okay sorry misread your post, Skipper…

    Ja well I dont think he is competing for game-time… :lol:

  • Comment 111, posted at 12.08.08 15:09:47 by MorneN Reply
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  • @MorneN (Comment 111) : :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    Not at present…. :twisted:

  • Comment 112, posted at 12.08.08 15:11:31 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • Okay before any of you phone the Sharks union or all your Sharks buddies starting a movement of sorts – I am pulling the piss.

    I have it on good authority that no-one is going soon, at least not capped Boks.

    Just want to rile you Sharks lot up a bit…

    Must admit, it was a damn good fake post… :twisted:

  • Comment 113, posted at 12.08.08 15:12:27 by MorneN Reply
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  • @MorneN (Comment 113) : Jou stouter Kabouter… :roll: :lol:

  • Comment 114, posted at 12.08.08 15:13:45 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @MorneN (Comment 113) : Typical province fen….4 months behind again… :roll: :twisted:

  • Comment 115, posted at 12.08.08 15:14:22 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @MorneN (Comment 106) : They negotioating with that laaitie PaarlBok and i were discussing last week.

  • Comment 116, posted at 12.08.08 15:17:33 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
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  • @MorneN (Comment 113) : well done – you would go far on Keo.

    Oh wait, I forgot… you write for them already ;)

  • Comment 117, posted at 12.08.08 15:17:46 by robdylan Reply
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  • @MorneN (Comment 113) : Great now will you pay my medical fees, they had to call in 911 to resuscitate me after that post! :evil: :wink:

  • Comment 118, posted at 12.08.08 15:20:22 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) (Comment 116) : the flyhalf?

  • Comment 119, posted at 12.08.08 15:21:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 118) :

    I knew it!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 120, posted at 12.08.08 15:22:47 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • Morne is Just pissed that nobody wants to buy Luke Flotsam from them. :razz:

  • Comment 121, posted at 12.08.08 15:23:30 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 117) :

    Hey that was a once off! :grin:

    @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 118) :

    Which is why I thought I’d better come clean soon and not let that post linger for too long – just now that radio station in perth would have received obscene calls :)

  • Comment 122, posted at 12.08.08 15:26:33 by MorneN Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 121) :

    You dont have to buy him, you can have him for free.

  • Comment 123, posted at 12.08.08 15:27:04 by MorneN Reply
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  • @MorneN (Comment 122) :

    What Saffas consider as obscene is considered romantic in Aus. :oops:

  • Comment 124, posted at 12.08.08 15:28:27 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @MorneN (Comment 123) : :mrgreen:

    Ag did alraait dankie. :oops:

  • Comment 125, posted at 12.08.08 15:30:10 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 124) :

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    @MorneN (Comment 122) :
    Jinne – they would have had one little woes Ita on the other side of the phone…!! :wink:

  • Comment 126, posted at 12.08.08 15:30:33 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @MorneN (Comment 123) : finders keepers… You paid a lot of money to take him off our hands, as I recall. BWAAAAA

  • Comment 127, posted at 12.08.08 15:30:44 by robdylan Reply
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  • @MorneN (Comment 122) : @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 120) : :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 128, posted at 12.08.08 15:30:50 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @MorneN (Comment 123) : :mrgreen:

    Ag dis alraait dankie. :oops:

  • Comment 129, posted at 12.08.08 15:30:57 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 127) :

    We will give him back with interest.

  • Comment 130, posted at 12.08.08 15:33:03 by MorneN Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 127) :

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 131, posted at 12.08.08 15:35:41 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @MorneN (Comment 130) : you’ll need to. There’s no interest from our side ;)

  • Comment 132, posted at 12.08.08 15:36:07 by robdylan Reply
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  • @MorneN (Comment 130) : There is no interest…. :roll: :wink:

  • Comment 133, posted at 12.08.08 15:36:11 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 132) :

    Great Minds… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 134, posted at 12.08.08 15:36:34 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 132) : @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 133) :

    Will send him back with a Nick Koster shirt – will create enough interest I am sure :)

  • Comment 135, posted at 12.08.08 15:37:57 by MorneN Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 126) : precisely, no sooner I had been successfully resuscitated I grabbed my cell phone, but fortunately as the number was ringing I read the blog and managed put the phone down on the lady’s ear :mrgreen:

  • Comment 136, posted at 12.08.08 15:38:11 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 136) :

    :mrgreen:

  • Comment 137, posted at 12.08.08 15:39:53 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @MorneN (Comment 135) : Great talent that Koster! HOpe Straeuli was watching!

  • Comment 138, posted at 12.08.08 15:39:56 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @MorneN (Comment 135) : Dit gaan maar neuk om hom in koster se trui te probeer vind…. :lol:

  • Comment 139, posted at 12.08.08 15:41:08 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @MorneN (Comment 135) : you can’t polish a turd, dude…

  • Comment 140, posted at 12.08.08 15:41:25 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 140) :

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 141, posted at 12.08.08 15:42:24 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 139) :

    :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 142, posted at 12.08.08 15:42:36 by MorneN Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 141) : it’s a popular saying in my line of work ;)

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