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Meeting the Mysterious Miss Sharon


Written by Iza Loubser (Ice)

Posted in :Meet the bloggers, Original Content on 15 Feb 2011 at 08:19
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She’s laughed. She’s loved. She’s cried. Most of all – SHE’S LIVED! When a mysterious little blonde woman entered our world a few weeks before – there was this certain “Who the hell is this” feeling going around. It’s clear that she is one passionate packet of dinamite – rugby, music, life. What obviously got me was one Phil Collen…lucky biatch! 😉 But instead of getting bits off the web – I decided to get it from the horse’s mouth instead!

Sharon has clearly made a very quick and very good impression on us here at Sharksworld. And I know all of you will really enjoy this piece. I have to add – I am sure this woman is my educated twin – it could have just as well been me giving some of these answers – only difference is – this chick has a way with words! Enjoy!

I was born in Cambridge in England, where I was raised and educated. I fell in love with Africa and its wild places at an early age, thanks to my family hauling me to Kenya, South Africa and what is now Zimbabwe before the age of 10.

I have been a journalist for more years than I care to remember, and was pushed into the trade by my first boyfriend, rock guitarist Phil Collen of Def Leppard fame. What started out as writing concert reviews and interviewing men with tight trousers and very long hair for rock magazines eventually turned into mainstream journalism, with stints on top newspapers and magazines in the UK before I moved back to South Africa, my spiritual home.

I worked for the Pretoria News for almost a decade before moving over to freelancing. I now write widely on conservation, eco-tourism and the safari industry for the award-winning Africa Geographic magazine we well as contributing regularly to the Mail & Guardian, for which I won a 2005 Siemens Profile Award for excellence in journalism, and a range of magazines, websites and blogsites.

In 2006 I began my own media production house – Painted Earth Productions – and last year became a film producer and director for the first time with the realisation of a life-long dream – the completion and release of “Big Boy: An Elephant’s Story: – my first full-length wildlife documentary, filmed in Zambia’s Lower Zambezi valley.

I also won a South African National Parks Kudu Award in 2010 for my individual contribution to conservation in Southern Africa through the work I have done for Africa Geographic magazine.

I am committed to conserving and protecting Africa’s last remaining wilderness areas through the work that I do and through raising awareness of the crucial role responsible eco-tourism plays in the sustainable development of Africa’s natural resources and the upliftment of its rural communities.

Oh yes…. Let’s not forget that I am a HUGE rugby fan. I was always interested in the game as a wee thing in Blighty, but decided to actively take it on when I decided to move back to SA, realising that I was going home to a rugby-mad nation full of rugby-mad men. The rest, as they say, is history.

Name, nickname and where do you live?
Sharon van Wyk, “Shaz”, Pretoria, RSA

What do you do for a living?
I am a writer and film-maker, writing for newspapers, magazines, web and blogsites and making natural history documentaries for international television.

Who do you support and why?
I am a Sharks supporter.  Why? Because they are the most exciting rugby team in South Africa with the most dedicated fans. And have the best looking men playing for them!

How/why did you become a Sharks supporter?
The first match I ever went to was at Loftus, where I watched what was Natal succumb to N Transvaal. But Natal were a much prettier team. The choice was a no-brainer.  I have always been a sucker for a pretty face!

What was your most memorable rugby moment (personally experienced or a team / player)
My first time at the Shark Tank. A completely different experience to other stadia I’d been to (Ellis Park, Loftus). And the 2010 Currie Cup final. Pure unadulterated magic.

What is your Dream team (old and current players)?
I think we have the makings of a perfect dream team this season.  But past “dreamers” have to be Mark Andrews, Percy Montgomery, Gary Teichmann, Hugh Reece Edwards, and Cabous van der Westhuizen. We also have the next great South African rugby legend in the making – Pat Lambie.

Which co-bloggers opinion do you value the Most? Why?
I value robdylan greatly. He “gets” me and we have a similar love of rock and roll as well as the Sharks! Dancing Bear is also tres cool. And having Ice on my side is great, coz gals need to stick up for one another and show the guys how it’s done once in a while.

What is the biggest sacrifice you’ve made to watch a rugby match?
When I was 8-weeks pregnant, I had 24-hour morning sickness and was hospitalised with gastro-enteritis which I couldn’t take any muti for. I insisted on being discharged from hospital because England were playing the Boks at Loftus. It was our grand re-entry into international rugby. We had just come out of the cold and back into the fold after years of isolation. I was working at the Pretoria News and the sports editor gave me tickets to the match and the official after match function. I wanted to give Francois Pienaar a hug and tell Will Carling where to get off!  I did both!

Who is your least liked player?
Any Bulls player. Although it has to be said that Wynand Olivier is rather pretty.

Who are your favourite 3 players of all time and why?
My absolute hero is Francois Pienaar because he is to South African rugby what Nelson Mandela is to South Africa. Closely followed by John Smit, because of his humility and leadership of both the Boks and the Sharks (and he’s a Boys High Old Boy and my son goes to Boys High). And last but not least, Patrick Lambie, because he has the mark of greatness upon him and will, I am sure, become one of this country’s and the world’s greatest all time superstars. 

If you could have a blogger deleted, who would it be and why?
I firmly believe in the freedom of speech and the right to an opinion, so would be hard-pressed to have anyone deleted unless they were using hate speech or racial epithets!

If you could select a coach (past or present) to be with Your team – who would it be?
Kitch Christie or Ian MacIntosh.

How did you end up on SW, wasting valuable company time?
I own the company so it’s my time I’m wasting! I follow John Smit on Twitter, saw the thread/link and followed it.

Who is your favourite referee – current or old?
A toss up between Tappe Henning and Andre Watson. 

Why Rugby ?
It’s a noble game played by some cracking blokes.

How do you react when your team loses?
I try to be composed and constructive. Unless they have lost to the Bulls.

What is your most memorable rugby moment ever?
Francois Pienaar hoisting the Webb Ellis Trophy with Nelson Mandela.

What is your favourite rugby ground?
The Shark Tank

What is your earliest memory of a live game – provincial or test match?
My first match was at Loftus, where N Transvaal took on Natal. I’d been back in SA for three months and loved the atmosphere… It was a beautiful “welcome home” feeling.

If you could play – what position would suit you best and why?
Sheesh. I’d probably have to say Fly-Half because I am good at kicking balls and love getting attention!!!

Do you have any pre-match routines (home or going to the game)?
At home it’s getting the biltong and chips, and a bottle of good wine on the chill, and watching the pre-match talking heads. Going to the game, which sadly is rarely, it’s getting the gang together (it’s usually while the Tourism Indaba is on in Durban and the gang is a bunch of my Zambian safari lodge owner friends and I) having a few pre-match toots at the Southern Sun North Beach, grabbing a taxi to the Shark Tank, getting boerie rolls and pitchers of beer, taking our seats and having a blast, followed by the legendary Indaba Beach Party, during which part of the beach is taken over by marquees filled with free booze, food and great music!

Who is your all-time favourite or best Captain? (locally or internationally) and why?
See my comments on Francois Pienaar and John Smit. Although I must say that last year Stefan Terblanche did an outstanding job taking over the reins for the Sharks.

If your nic is not your real name – how did it originate?
It is my real name.

What is your take on woman rugby supporters? How do you feel about the female bloggers on SW?
I am relieved to see that all the girls on SW hold their own, if not beat the opposition when it comes to making pertinent comments! We don’t get as tied up in the technicalities of the game as men do, and that means that we generally tend to enjoy it more as a game and take it better when our team loses. That doesn’t mean we don’t understand the technicalities, it just means that we see beyond them and are less blinkered by them.

Describe “Sharkertainment”
What I think it is, or what I think it should be?

What it is is what we get when our boys in black and white take to the field. What it should be is our boys taking to the field in speedos.

      Are you related to any well-known player?   

  Not yet!

Welcome Sharon! I know we are gonna have loads of fun and lots of debates with you around!


117 Comments

  • Nice to know you Sharon!!

  • Comment 1, posted at 15.02.11 08:31:10 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Hi sharon

    please to meat you :mrgreen:

  • Comment 2, posted at 15.02.11 08:43:47 by chaz Reply

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  • Welcome Shaz, great to have you here. 😛 I’m looking for a career change any openings? 😉

  • Comment 3, posted at 15.02.11 09:00:30 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • very nice to meet you, Sharon! Hoping for a long and mutually beneficial relationship here 🙂

  • Comment 4, posted at 15.02.11 09:01:14 by robdylan Reply
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  • John Smit has a Sharksworld link? Oh and welcome Sharon, I’ve been a fan of your comments for the last few weeks.

  • Comment 5, posted at 15.02.11 09:02:48 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 5) :

    I mailed it to him, so he knows who to sue when they write crap about him!!! 😉

  • Comment 6, posted at 15.02.11 09:07:52 by Morné Reply
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  • Oh and welcome Sharon!

  • Comment 7, posted at 15.02.11 09:08:24 by Morné Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 6) : He’s more like to moer run one of us over with one of his muscle cars.

    Luckily it won’t be me, I speak no ill of Kaptein.

  • Comment 8, posted at 15.02.11 09:12:02 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 8) : I’d love to have one of his muscle cars, maybe that white & black Camaro 😛

  • Comment 9, posted at 15.02.11 09:20:48 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • muti

    LOL. That’s SO Natal. 😎

  • Comment 10, posted at 15.02.11 09:26:24 by klempie Reply

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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 8) : that’s why morne does not post his photos :mrgreen: you might be in danger though….

  • Comment 11, posted at 15.02.11 09:27:30 by rekinek Reply
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  • hi Sharon – pleased to meet ya 😛

  • Comment 12, posted at 15.02.11 09:28:27 by rekinek Reply
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  • If your nic is not your real name – how did it originate?
    It is my real name.

    In your face! LOL

  • Comment 13, posted at 15.02.11 09:30:32 by klempie Reply

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  • Thanks everyone. I am humbled by your warm welcome! Cheers :mrgreen:

  • Comment 14, posted at 15.02.11 09:30:44 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 9) : There’s only one muscle car…. and that’s the Bugatti Veyron. Kla. Finished.

  • Comment 15, posted at 15.02.11 09:32:06 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 11) : I think Morne is just ugly, that’s why he is scared of laoding a photo! 😈

  • Comment 16, posted at 15.02.11 09:32:30 by Ice Reply
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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 15) :

    This chick knows her stuff. 😎

    Your take on the R8?

  • Comment 17, posted at 15.02.11 09:33:23 by klempie Reply

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  • @Ice (Comment 16) :

    Ugly as sin!

  • Comment 18, posted at 15.02.11 09:34:27 by Morné Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 17) :

    Dude she dated a rock star, you don’t get much more hard core than that!!! 😛

  • Comment 19, posted at 15.02.11 09:35:07 by Morné Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 16) : :mrgreen:
    btw – glad to see revival of “meet the bloggers” 😛

  • Comment 20, posted at 15.02.11 09:35:45 by rekinek Reply
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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 15) : Amazing car yes, but it is actually classed as an Exotic Car, not muscle. 😉

  • Comment 21, posted at 15.02.11 09:37:12 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 21) :

    Dude it’s an 8 litre W16!! 😆

    It’s a muscle car in exotic car clothing. 😛

  • Comment 22, posted at 15.02.11 09:41:08 by klempie Reply

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  • Hi Sharon, (formally)

  • Comment 23, posted at 15.02.11 09:43:41 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 22) : You could say the same about Zondas, Koenigseggs etc. I’d still rather have the real thing under my ass 😉

  • Comment 24, posted at 15.02.11 09:43:51 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 17) : I don’t like Audi. That doesn’t mean they don’t produce fair cars. I just think they focus too much on engineering and not enough on passion. I am eternally amazed that VW managed to combine both with the Veyron, and produce a world-beater, a truely unique statement. There’s no arguing with a W16 and more than 1000 BHP. Or those sleek lines. The DB9 comes a distant second. Then maybe the McLaren F1. I hate Beemers. Had an affair with the Porsche 944 (Phil’s first flashy car) and fluttered my eyelashes at the 959. But seeing as I will never afford a Veyron, and think that Ferarris are vulgar (something the Lambo Murcielago isnt) then I have to make do with my faithful X-Trail. Sigh.

  • Comment 25, posted at 15.02.11 09:44:18 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 24) : So you’re saying that you’d rather have a Camaro or a Mustang than a Veyron? Interesting. Personally I don’t think the Americans can built **** when it comes to engines. It was all downhill after the Model T! That’s why I love the DB9 so much – it’s pure in spirit, and a piece of British engineering history, like the Spitfire and Rolls Royce engine. But there you go…

  • Comment 26, posted at 15.02.11 09:49:01 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 25) : Agree on the Beemers and Ferraries. The Lambo Reventon is my favourite and the Porche Carrera GT is a thing of art.

  • Comment 27, posted at 15.02.11 09:52:02 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 26) : Yip, that’s what I’m saying 😀

  • Comment 28, posted at 15.02.11 09:55:21 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 25) : Audis and VW’s are the same thing. 😉 Bugatti built by VW. 😛 I think the R8 is the best-looking, best-engineered poor man’s supercar out there. It’s SUPER sexy.

    Agree with your sentiments with respect to Ferrari vs Lamborghini (although the Countach was pretty high on the vulgar stakes as well).

  • Comment 29, posted at 15.02.11 09:57:16 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 29) : I hear you, but, like Audi, VW have never produced anything else of note! You’d think that given the amazing strides forward they took with the Veyron that they’d come up with a half-decent, affordable and extremely sexy supercar or even acceptable roadster… instead they just keep regurgitating the same, tired saloons and people movers. Grrrrr.

  • Comment 30, posted at 15.02.11 10:02:15 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 29) : And yes, the Countach, like the decade that spawned it (the 70s) was tasteless.

  • Comment 31, posted at 15.02.11 10:10:23 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 30) : VW won’t do that. That’s Audi’s responsibility. Hence the R8. 😎

  • Comment 32, posted at 15.02.11 10:13:35 by klempie Reply

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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 31) : @klempie (Comment 29) : What did you expect from tractor manufactorers. Took them awhile but they got there 😉

  • Comment 33, posted at 15.02.11 10:13:51 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 33) : And some. The Veyron is motoring’s “Concorde” moment. I am praying that someone brings one to the Top Gear Festival in March so that I can prostrate myself before it… Now imagine a man with THAT much pulling power!!!

  • Comment 34, posted at 15.02.11 10:20:03 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • ‘Because they are the most exciting rugby team in South Africa with the most dedicated fans.’

    Like last year’s CC home semi final at the Tank?? 😈 🙄

  • Comment 35, posted at 15.02.11 10:21:44 by wpw Reply
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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 33) : Indeed. 😎

  • Comment 36, posted at 15.02.11 10:22:09 by klempie Reply

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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 34) :

    The Veyron is motoring’s “Concorde” moment

    Someone is a Clarkson groupie.

  • Comment 37, posted at 15.02.11 10:23:16 by klempie Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 35) :
    Yes, like the semi and the final, and this dedicated website and official supporters clubs throughout the country. Its about the quality, not the quantity. 😈

  • Comment 38, posted at 15.02.11 10:26:02 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 38) : Touché.

    I keep telling him it’s because most Sharks supporters have emigrated out of Durban. That’s why we have so many supporters clubs. The message isn’t getting through. He must be on the Western Cape’s finest.

  • Comment 39, posted at 15.02.11 10:30:09 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 37) : Clarkson is a legend :mrgreen: I love Top Gear.

  • Comment 40, posted at 15.02.11 10:31:04 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 35) : Hey! If you’re going to be a bear, be a grizzly :mrgreen:

  • Comment 41, posted at 15.02.11 10:31:36 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 40) : Do you also quote him verbatim? 😈

  • Comment 42, posted at 15.02.11 10:31:48 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 39) :
    No doubt the after effects of paying to watch the Stormers take on the Cobras at cricket on Sunday.

  • Comment 43, posted at 15.02.11 10:36:37 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 43) : heheheheeeee

  • Comment 44, posted at 15.02.11 10:37:42 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 37) : I am a follower of Mr Clarkson and his associates, yes. Even though he has zero tolerance for the environment and shouts a lot. But “groupie”? Dude… Groupies do the road crew to get to the band. In honour of this dedication Def Leppard once produced special backstage passes which were neon pink and emblazoned with the legend “Dik Likker” in the same style as the DL logo. Suffice to say I am not, nor ever have been a groupie of anyone’s, least of all Mrs Clarkson’s son! :mrgreen: 😆

  • Comment 45, posted at 15.02.11 10:38:14 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 42) : Nope, not yet :mrgreen:

  • Comment 46, posted at 15.02.11 10:39:46 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 45) : Brilliant 😆

  • Comment 47, posted at 15.02.11 10:41:20 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 45) : I suppose I can’t argue with that well structured and rational retort. You win! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 48, posted at 15.02.11 10:49:21 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 48) : Humbly conceded. :mrgreen: 😛 I am a mistress of the hand-off. In the nicest sense, of course!

  • Comment 49, posted at 15.02.11 10:59:03 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • But instead of getting bits off the web

    Ice, you stalker you. 😀

  • Comment 50, posted at 15.02.11 11:06:47 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 48) : @SharonvanWyk (Comment 49) : Sharon you must be good to get Klempie to back off so easily….Rob’s been trying for years and he still hasn’t managed. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 51, posted at 15.02.11 11:09:25 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Oh just BTW.

    you guys are confusing super cars for muscle cars.

    Veyrons, R8, FFs, Zondas, Gallardos etc. are supercars.

    GTOs, Cobras, Mustangs, Firebirds etc. are muscle cars.

  • Comment 52, posted at 15.02.11 11:13:13 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 52) : another Top Gear groupie.

  • Comment 53, posted at 15.02.11 11:14:46 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 52) : Tried to tell them :mrgreen:

  • Comment 54, posted at 15.02.11 11:15:21 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 52) : Semantics. Sorry dude. With an 8 litre engine, the Veyron is a muscle car that can go around corners. 😈

  • Comment 55, posted at 15.02.11 11:16:41 by klempie Reply

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  • Great having you @sharksworld!

  • Comment 56, posted at 15.02.11 11:17:30 by bergshark Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 50) : I am forever told on here to “google it!”….so I do! And Rob is a mean mentor! 😉

  • Comment 57, posted at 15.02.11 11:18:34 by Ice Reply
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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 40) : I just watched episode 4 of season 16 (on in the UK at the moment) yesterday evening.

    Goodstuff. Piratebay helps a LOT. 😆

  • Comment 58, posted at 15.02.11 11:19:22 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Ice (Comment 57) : you have learnt from the best. 🙂

  • Comment 59, posted at 15.02.11 11:20:18 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Welcome. Dig the line about flyhalves and balls. Made me wince.

  • Comment 60, posted at 15.02.11 11:21:07 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 55) : which is the precise definition of a Supercar. 😛

  • Comment 61, posted at 15.02.11 11:21:22 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 48) : So all we have to do to put you back in your box is be structured and rational?

    going to be difficult.

  • Comment 62, posted at 15.02.11 11:23:42 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 62) :

    going to be difficult.

    YOU said it, not me! 😆

  • Comment 63, posted at 15.02.11 11:32:47 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 63) : I was implying that it would be difficult to be rational with you. 😛

  • Comment 64, posted at 15.02.11 11:41:45 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 60) : Thanks! Sorry about the wincing, though!

  • Comment 65, posted at 15.02.11 11:57:01 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 50) : In defence of Ice, and Rob, research is imperative to the basis of a good story. So I too use google an awful lot. Stalk On!

  • Comment 66, posted at 15.02.11 11:58:48 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 66) : 🙂 I’m just sad that I didn’t think of it 1st.

  • Comment 67, posted at 15.02.11 12:02:35 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 61) : A straight-up muscle car is for men who want to overcompensate for something they don’t have (sorry, Kaptein). A supercar is for men who have already proved they have it. A Veyron is, you could say, a muscle car in that men with shortcomings want one, a supercar in that those with no shortcomings need one to show they have none… and the perfect car for a woman because only women know that it’s them that define the car, not the other way round.

  • Comment 68, posted at 15.02.11 12:08:54 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 34) : Hi Sharon there is a list of all the cars on display at http://www.topgearfestival.co.za,Unfortunately there is no Bugatti Veyron but there is a Mclaren F1 and lots of Lambo’s

  • Comment 69, posted at 15.02.11 12:16:04 by Danman110 Reply

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  • @Danman110 (Comment 69) : Cheers. Will check it out. Should be a great day out.

  • Comment 70, posted at 15.02.11 12:18:33 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • Welcome. As a relative newcomer myself, I can say that the regular bloggers on this site seem to (generally speaking) be an affable and interesting bunch, creepy Stormers/Lions/U2/guitar hero-lovers notwithstanding 😈

  • Comment 71, posted at 15.02.11 13:02:26 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 71) : creepy Stormers/Lions/U2/guitar hero-lovers notwithstanding

    HA! You’re one to talk! 😈

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  • @Culling Song (Comment 71) : anyone is welcome to mail me for a Get to know me! – I am still awaiting a few answers though… 🙄

    NOTE TO ALL BLOGGERS:

    Mail me on [email protected] if you are willing to give me an insight on who u are!

  • Comment 73, posted at 15.02.11 13:07:49 by Ice Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 71) : someone admitted to loving guitar hero? 😯

  • Comment 74, posted at 15.02.11 13:11:46 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 74) : Lest I be misunderstood, 1) I have never played Guitar Hero, the game, and 2) I can’t abide guitar solos in general and guitar heroes specifically

  • Comment 75, posted at 15.02.11 14:01:48 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 75) : Fairy snuff. Each to his (or her) own. But have you ever considered that a rugby team is much like a rock band? There’s the front and second row, pretty much like drummers and bass-players – the powerhouses of the outfit. Strong, with lots of stamina, and pretty-much ignored by the fans in favour of the (usually much) prettier boys from the back line – the rhythm guitarists, if you will – given to occasional breaks (or solos) but not as adept as the lead guitarists or, in this case, the wingers and centres – the real stage and spotlight grabbers. Then, of course, there’s the fly-half/front man. Impossibly pretty, indubitably talented, with the crowd permanently in the palm of his hand, to toy with at will. Just a fun analogy, but an indication, perhaps, that if rugby gods could be rockers, they’d definitely put most “hair” bands to shame… All of which begs the question of who, out of the Sharks, I would most like to see in lycra and leather…!!!

  • Comment 76, posted at 15.02.11 15:06:35 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 76) : in my mind i just saw John Smit of 2010 in leather. couldn’t help this image just attacked me 😯

  • Comment 77, posted at 15.02.11 15:20:50 by rekinek Reply
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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 76) : Don’t get me wrong; the electric guitar is probably my favourite instrument (although I am tempted down other avenues from time to time), and I love rock (and indie, and punk, and metal, and blues, and all the other offshoots and microgenres associated with guitars), but solos… *ugh*

  • Comment 78, posted at 15.02.11 15:28:23 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 77) : Hmmm. Meatloaf Mark II. I could see that being potentially damaging. Think Skeato instead. That should cure it.

  • Comment 79, posted at 15.02.11 15:28:30 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 78) : Diversity. I like that.

  • Comment 80, posted at 15.02.11 15:30:15 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 77) : 😆

  • Comment 81, posted at 15.02.11 15:38:39 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • I can picture Stefan with leather pants and no shirt!! Mcleod would make a boy band and Alberts would make it in DJ Ossewa!

  • Comment 82, posted at 15.02.11 15:41:45 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice ( Comment 82) : McLeod with Pat and maybe Cronje brothers – take that ❗ 😆

  • Comment 83, posted at 15.02.11 15:43:31 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 83) : Pat and McLeod – N’sync! 😆

  • Comment 84, posted at 15.02.11 15:49:53 by Ice Reply
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  • As always, late and a dollar short 😆 Welcome Sharon, very nice to learn about you.

  • Comment 85, posted at 15.02.11 16:12:51 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 76) : Ross Skeate looks like a bass player… Ryan Kankowski would make a good front man, methinks… JPP has that Snoop Dogg langour about him… Odwa on upright bass in a jazz combo… JLP should not be allowed anywhere near an instrument; after all, you can take him out of Pretoria, but you can’t take the Pretoria out of him!

  • Comment 86, posted at 15.02.11 16:19:07 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 86) : I can see Odwa fronting a reggae band 😉

  • Comment 87, posted at 15.02.11 16:26:10 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • Didn’t the Sharks put out a compilation cd some years ago with tracks selected by the squad at that time? I shudder to think what we would end up with with the current squad. 😯

  • Comment 88, posted at 15.02.11 16:31:47 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 88) : Variety is good! 😉

  • Comment 89, posted at 15.02.11 16:33:59 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 86) : Once a frontpuller, always a frontpuller eh? Aaah, Loftus… where die manne can like to shoot for stink-mice dogs and iron pigs with their heavy, Jan, while wearing a jean pant and singing Delarey… Dis mos spesiaal. Sigh!

  • Comment 90, posted at 15.02.11 16:49:52 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 85) : Thanks, DB…

  • Comment 91, posted at 15.02.11 16:51:06 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 91) : I left a post for you on another thread that I think you didn’t see. You and Rob were talking guitars, you being a big Gibson fan. Have you seen or played a Paul Reed Smith creation? If you like Gibsons you will love what he does. He is just a few miles from my house.

  • Comment 92, posted at 15.02.11 16:54:25 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 84) : 😆 We should push for a charity karaoke evening! Boyz 2 Men Mk II (shudder) 😛

  • Comment 93, posted at 15.02.11 16:54:28 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 84) : Give the team a choice – sing or air guitar! All for a good cause, of course!

  • Comment 94, posted at 15.02.11 16:56:21 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 92) : Doesn’t Santana play one?

  • Comment 95, posted at 15.02.11 17:00:44 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • Carlos plays one, Clapton has played one from time to time. Both used to come to work with Paul Reed Smith on customized guitars. There was a small club in my town called the Eastport Clipper that had live entertainment 7 days a week. Both Carlos and Eric have stopped by from time to time to jam with the local band. Very cool to see either one in a venue that holds less than 200 people.

  • Comment 96, posted at 15.02.11 17:02:41 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 92) : Yup. Just checked him out online. Great instruments. Great line up of artists too.

  • Comment 97, posted at 15.02.11 17:03:02 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 97) : Yep, pretty amazing guitars really. Just the fact he is located close to where I live has brought a lot of top notch guitarists into town to work with him.

  • Comment 98, posted at 15.02.11 17:04:55 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • I had a nice long talk with David Grissom the last time he was in town, he ended up jamming with Taj Mahal. Very cool.

  • Comment 99, posted at 15.02.11 17:08:26 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 99) : So you’re in Maryland? Chesapeake Bay? Never been to the States. Bit of a crime, really.

  • Comment 100, posted at 15.02.11 17:15:29 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 100) : My house is about 1/2 block from the Chesapeake Bay, in two different directions. You should visit some time, this part of the USA is beautiful, not so much in the winter though 😉 Which is why I leave for Florida tomorrow for 10 days of sailing. 😆

  • Comment 101, posted at 15.02.11 17:17:31 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 100) :

    Talking about locations, we are looking at going to Zambia while on Vac in SA in Aug. Any suggestions for good lodges that will allow children?

  • Comment 102, posted at 15.02.11 17:17:33 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 100) : haha speaking of KSA Sharks! He and his family visited last summer, was very cool to meet them all.

  • Comment 103, posted at 15.02.11 17:18:30 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 101) :

    We enjoyed our visit. 🙂

    @Sharon. MAKE SURE you get yourself a few bottles of LandShark Lager. 😎 Had my 1st one in Annapolis and was hooked.

  • Comment 104, posted at 15.02.11 17:19:09 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 103) :

    Crime……KSA Sharks…… THANKS!!!!!!!! 👿 😛

  • Comment 105, posted at 15.02.11 17:20:12 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 104) : hehehe Jimmy Buffet’s beer…..Jimmy Buffet another one who plays a Paul Reed Smith Guitar. 😀

  • Comment 106, posted at 15.02.11 17:20:27 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 105) : KSA Shark and KSA Sharkette, plural….KSA Sharks! 😆

  • Comment 107, posted at 15.02.11 17:21:22 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 102) : Chongwe River Lodge, Lower Zambezi. Or its sister lodge, Kasaka, also in the Lower Zambezi. Heaven on earth.

  • Comment 108, posted at 15.02.11 17:23:39 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 106) :

    I LIKE his beer NOT so keen on his music. 😉

  • Comment 109, posted at 15.02.11 17:25:15 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 107) :

    Hehehehehehehe 😆

  • Comment 110, posted at 15.02.11 17:26:05 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 109) : It’s funny, I think his music is very commercial, simple, and OK as background music at a party. He does put on one heck of a concert though.

  • Comment 111, posted at 15.02.11 17:27:20 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 108) :

    Thanks. Saw Ilala Lodge is supposedly the closest hotel to Vic Falls on the Zambia side. been there?

    They look like they are almost right on the falls.

    Will be good for 1 or MAYBE 2 nights. then need to find some other spots. Will look at those you have recommended.

  • Comment 112, posted at 15.02.11 17:29:00 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 102) : and Mona Lisa… 😆

  • Comment 113, posted at 15.02.11 17:30:59 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 113) : 😛 :mrgreen:

  • Comment 114, posted at 15.02.11 17:34:26 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 112) : Ilala is on the Zim side and very close to the falls. If you are going on the Zambian side, the closest is Sun International’s Zambezi Sun which gives you free entrance to the falls if you stay there. In August the falls are mostly dry on the Zambian side, so my recommendation would be to go over to the Zim side for the best views and experience. However, the good thing about August is that because the water is low on the Zambian side, Tongabezi tours do trips to Livingstone Island where you have either lunch or afternoon tea before swimming in a natural rock pool on the lip of the main cataract. It’s called “Angel’s armchair”. And is unbelievable. But not suitable for really young children. You can only microlight from the Zambian side too. Two nights at Vic Falls, either side, is fine. The Lower Zambezi is an 8-hour drive from Livingstone, via Chirundu, or an hour and a quarter’s flight, via Lusaka (with occasional direct flights) through a company called ProFlight Zambia. Hope that helps!

  • Comment 115, posted at 15.02.11 17:39:04 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • Welcome to Sharksworld Sharon. You sure are a interesting person.

  • Comment 116, posted at 15.02.11 21:44:58 by Puma Reply

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  • ditto ….. Welcome Sharon to Sharksworld ! 😎 😎 😎

  • Comment 117, posted at 15.02.11 21:49:30 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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