Monday, January 16, 2006

You looked Yellow Barney

Finally after 8 years of watching Barney, I felt confident that a 21 year old would win. Not one time during the final did I lose faith. Klaasen is a Class act, no doubt. And that Barney asked Eric Bristow to be there to witness the new face of darts made it even sweeter.
What a match!!!!

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Netherlands v Holland

So the young Matador made it to the final to face the Bull himself, Mr Barneveld.
I think the lakeside is going to be full of Klaasen fans tomorrow.

Barneveld asked live on TV if Eric Bristow (the Crafty Cockney) would come to watch him play in the final tomorrow as it would mean a lot to him. Obviously thinking 'I am on my way to join his record of 5 Frimley Green titles'. I hope he does turn up and also that he sees the future of darts pummel him into the ground.

Oh there was another sport close to my heart I was interested in today , but we won't mention that. Sounded more like the result i'm hoping for Klaasen tomorrow 7-0. No Match of the day for me tonight.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Grow your own

I've never been a fan of the 'coffee shop', much to most people's dismay when I say so.
"But isn't that why you moved to Holland?". Yeah of course. I moved over here to gain access to smokey bars full of stoned French tourists.

I have only actually ever been to one in my 10 years here. Was on the first day I arrived in Maastricht, and we mistakingly thought it was a bar. Anyway the barmaid was fit so we stayed.

Anyway litte humble Maastricht made the headlines today. Our wonderful Mayor (Mr Leers), is not going to be a welcome visitor to such establisments after he viewed his opinions. He wants the coffee shop owners to become green-fingured.

See the article below on the BBC news site

Saturday, January 07, 2006

The Lakeside kicks off

Always a good weekend for the armchair sportsman. 3rd round FA Cup and the possibility of some red-faced premiership managers. And 9 days of pure unadulterated darts. After the sham of the PDC championship I for one are looking forward to the Lakeside. If you like watching 6-0, 7-0 matches and an disinterested crowd (who talk rather than watch the games) in what looks like a blackpool pub, with scoring from a fat bloke with laryngitis then the PDC is for you.

Anyway i hope the BDO and the lakeside can restore my faith in darts after that farce.

Semi-Finals: Come on Klaasen!!!

Jelle Klaasen (Ned) v Shaun Greatbatch (Eng)
Martin Adams (Eng) v Raymond van Barneveld (Ned)

And not forgetting the ladies.

Clare Bywaters (Eng) v Sabine Beutler (Swi)
Trina Gulliver (Eng) v Karen Littler (Eng)
Francisca Hoenselaar (Ned) v Karen Lawman (Eng)
Karin Krappen (Ned) v Jan Robbins (Wal)

And the winner is Trina Gulliver. Right better get down the newsagents to get me championship wall-chart.

Friday, January 06, 2006

Celebrity Big Blogger

Series 4.

So I've never watched a series of Big Brother (celebrity or 'little people') but finally thought I'd give this one a bash. I'll have to follow it on t'internet like as i can't get Channel 4 over here in cloggy land. Maybe a good thing so I can't see how annoying the knobs really are.

Anyway introducing the 11 housemates (10 celebs + 1 ringer)

Faria Alam (39)- some PA who slept with first her boss, (head of the FA) then Sven-Goran Eriksson, should be a prime candidate for a shag if there is any father figures in the house.

Dennis Rodman, (44)- Yank basketball star, swaggers like a rapper.

George Galloway, (51)- Scottish MP for Bethnall Green. Look out Faria!

Jodie Marsh, (27)- 'Glamour Girl' / Slapper (poor Jodie was booed as she entered the house) ahhhhh.

Rula Lenska, (57)- Actress, describes herself as passionate, romantic and slightly eccentric. "I don't want to be somebody who is regarded as a weirdo," she says.

Pete Burns, (46)- Singer from Dead or Alive. Now fully-fledged transvestite. Wears more lippie than Jodi and Traci together.

Maggot, (24)- Maggot.

Traci Bingham, (37)- Former baywatch babe and model from USA star of classics such as "Lingerie bowl, Malibooty, Battlebots and Stripmall" - she will be getting her chebs out.

Preston, (23)- Lead singer of 'The ordinary boys' - On their website he has made an announcement "I'm going in because the lines between mainstream and alternative are so blurred this is the final taboo" - Obviously scared of losing his fans who are under the delusion they are alternative. Unfortunately you are ordinary boys!

Michael Barrymore, (53) - And finally, Mr Barrymore, the main reason i thought I'd watch for once. Michael has been exiled in the outback, since an incident with his swimming pool. A 31 year old man was found dead and had 'horrific anal injuries and drugs in his system' . Barrymore fled the scene, but after the inquest an 'open' verdict was passed. Bazza fled the country after his career fled his CV. So he's back......will he crack?

Oh forgot there is one more Chantelle, a blond ringer who is not really a celeb at all. Endemol thought it would be a wheeze to see if they could have a little person fool the celebs. She has to pretend she's in a girl band called 'Kandy Floss'. So should be pretty easy to pull off with all the unknown girl bands around. I'm sure 1/2 of the housemates haven't heard of George so why would it be so incredible to not know one of the others. The quality publication the Sun is already asking readers for dirt on Chantelle so I'm sure we'll find out a lot more about her soon. She is from Essex after all.

It's now early morning Day 2 in the house and nothing much has happened, apart from Dennis trying to pull Chantelle, and Barrymore showing some early signs of obsessive behaviour.

22 days to go.........

Update 12th . Jan. 2006 - Day 8 - George, Jodie and Pete are up for eviction tomorrow night. Looking very much like Jodie will go.

Update 14th Jan 2006 - Day 10 - Jodie is evicted ; Asked whether admitting that she likes a finger up the bum might have been sharing a bit much, Jodie makes to say something, goes a bit quiet and self conscious, then blushes and wiggles in her chair. Jodie: "But I do! Look it's 2006, why can't a woman admit to liking sex? With me what you see is what you get."

Update 18th Jan 2006 - Day 14 - Faria is evicted.

Update 21st Jan 2006 - Day 16 - Rula Evicted. The 'Mature' lady of the house is out on her arse. Seems the ladies are disappearing fast. Tell you the truth I'm totally losing interest. There again I am only an internet voyeur, never see the actual show.

Update 28th Jan 2006 - The End - Chantelle the fake celeb wins, she was paid around 25,000 while most celebs were getting up to 125,000. Remind me never to watch or follow this shit again.

Interesting fact: Did you know Big Brother was a Dutch creation, brought to the screens by endemol a joint venture by Joop van den Ende Productions and John de Mol Produkties

Monday, January 02, 2006

Blogs Away

Inspired by an ex-colleague, i have decided to start blogging as it were.
By the way has that term been entered into the oxford dictionary yet?
Let me check.......

Nope maybe next update.
Blog n to 1 senselessly muse one's thoughts. 2 a modern day scrap book for the internet afflicted

So whilst listening to the Boro take on the magpies i decided to set up my own 'blog'. Lets see how it goes. I have ventured into the internet 'whim' on many occasions and not many of them last. I recently put my first 'whim', which was actually a bet, to sleep. The Rudds Arms. Not a bad one even though I say it myself. Lasted 6 or 7 years. Was twice in the local Boro rag. And gave many people 'some' pleasure. It was a website for Teesside expats to keep in touch around the world. Was kind of superceeded by friends reunited though.

Yessss! Sorry I digress. Hasselbaink has just put boro 2-1 up at St. James . Weeheee.

Another one was Kate Humble's first ever unofficial fansite. We had to close that down though after we were threatened with legal action by the friendly BBC. Oh my word!. Just looked for a picture for Kate to link to and the website is still online. Oh well so much for your scary threats BBC Kate Humble unofficial and slightly rubbish Fansite. Kind of dissapointing for Kate though. 7 years down the line and she still only has this site. Well at least her guestbook is still being used even if it is for bizarre requests. i.e "i love kate please wear stockings and suspenders :)".
Never work with animals, children of Ben Fogle

Arse! 2-2 at St. James. Equalized with 10 seconds to go. Boro are rubbish! Oh well final whistle has gone. Bring on the gunners.

So well here we go. Now just have to think of something to actually put on 'me' blog.