Chucking It In

Posted July 12, 2010 by Sam Ward
Categories: Sport

Good riddance to one of the worst cheats in the history of Sport.

I think we all know who I’m talking about.

Cash For Comments

Posted July 10, 2010 by Sam Ward
Categories: Business, presumably because of a lack of real news to copy and paste, has reduced itself to relaying a scare campaign from the dinosaur full-service air travel industry, and dressing it up as real news.

TRAVELLERS flying on budget airlines are being warned that they may end up paying more than if they’d chosen a full-service airline.

The increasing number of extra charges airlines being introduced by some airlines can easily triple the cost of a budget ticket, an analysis of the nation’s budget carriers by Flight Centre has found.

This is of course rubbish. Full-service airlines like the Qantas – the shame of Australia – pay commission to travel agents like flight centre to say things like this to customers. Presumably now they are also paying money to to say the same thing.

Of course travel agents would warn against using low-cost carriers, since a large part of why LCCs are so much cheaper is that they completely cut travel agents out of the air travel industry. Airlines like Air Asia even sell their own accommodation packages with their flights, something which is rapidly in the process of sending businesses like Flight Centre bankrupt.

Uluru Is Hitler’s Driving Range

Posted June 30, 2010 by Sam Ward
Categories: Political Correctness

Various people being naughty….

THERE are renewed calls for the immediate closure of the Uluru rock climb after more photos emerged of controversial behaviour at the sacred site.

Football personality Sam Newman has been pictured hitting a golf ball off the rock, while another man was photographed naked on top of the monolith.

And the 21st century definition of racism rears its head:

NT Aboriginal leader and Central Land Council member Maurie Ryan said the behaviour on top of the spiritual centre was “racist”.

“That is an insult to the people of Mutitjulu, and Australia,” he said. “That is a very sacred site. This is racist.”

Racism: Anything which offends or annoys non-white people in any way

World Cup Shorts 2

Posted June 22, 2010 by Sam Ward
Categories: Entertainment, Sport

[lappy]i can imagine these north korean players return to north korea

[lappy]what was the outside world like

[lappy]great but there was this constant annoying droning

World Cup Shorts 1

Posted June 22, 2010 by Sam Ward
Categories: Sport, Weird

Here’s an idea. Not a very good idea, but nevertheless an idea.

A South African doctor has developed a new anti-rape female condom that has been unveiled in time for the World Cup.

The Rape-aXe was invented by Dr Sonnet Ehlers, who plans to distribute 30,000 of the devices during the course of the World Cup, CNN reports.

The latex condom is inserted by the woman like a tampon, and features jagged rows of teeth-like hooks that latch onto an attacker’s penis upon penetration.

Once attached, only a doctor can remove the Rape-aXe and Ehlers hopes authorities will be on the scene during any potential removals.

Possible problems with this plan:

a: One of the major danger in being raped is that they will kill you afterwards, a condom won’t help that
b: The old “hooks in the penis” thing is probably only likely to enrage a rapist, making them more likely to kill you in any case
c: By the time this does anything, you’ve already been raped. It might help to catch the guy who did it but in most cases of rape that is rarely the issue anyway.

Since prevention is better than cure, might I suggest this instead?

Rape Prevention Device

Being over 17 will get you locked up.

Posted November 24, 2009 by Sam Ward
Categories: News

A warning for anyone stupid enough to visit Rottnest this week: You are a rapist.

Another concern for Sgt Bahen is toolies, older people looking to take advantage of young women, who he said would be removed if they were found on the island.

“Our message for toolies is you’ll be straight behind bars, and you’ll be off the island so fast your feet won’t even touch the ground,” Sgt Bahen said.

So if you are over 17, male, and anywhere on Rottnest this week, then you will be either behind bars or deported from the Island.

Cricket Isn’t The 100m Sprint

Posted August 16, 2009 by Sam Ward
Categories: Sport

I couldn’t agree more with this article panning the Anti-Doping commission intruding in cricket.

So much for the disease. What about the cure? WADA developed stringent and zealous procedures in the context of athletics, and rightly so. But one size does not fit all. To apply rules designed for athletics and apply them to cricket is disproportionate and potentially destructive.

Empire Of Cricket

Posted August 9, 2009 by Sam Ward
Categories: Linkage

Great cricket doco from the BBC available on Youtube: Empire Of Cricket

Blog Logins Are The Worst Idea Ever

Posted August 9, 2009 by Sam Ward
Categories: Blogging

I’m back.

Since pretty much every blog in Australia nowadays requires you to log in to post comments – or has me on permanent moderation – my discussions will now take place here. Much as I understand the desire to stop spam in comments, I can’t remember 100 different username/password combinations and have therefore given up trying to comment at blogs like Catallaxy that require it.

So what’s been happening in Blog Land while I was away?

Poker Site Reviews?

Posted March 17, 2009 by Sam Ward
Categories: Blogging

I’ve recently begun checking out other poker sites than Party. The sitngos there lately have been infested with German regulars who have their own strategy site feeding skillful players into the low-limit sitngos. I’ve tried Full Tilt and Stars but I really didn’t like the structure there. lists Titan Poker as their #1 site but I’ve never tried it. Does anyone have an opinion on Titan or any of the other sites that might be good for a sitngo player?