Cuzzy Brenda sent in a Rugby World Cup Press Release (PDF) about complaints due to NZ doing the Haka before each game...


Shane sent around this pic:


Petra sent in this story, which filled me with emotion:

In 1986, Mike Matheson was on holiday in Kenya after graduating from Northwestern University.

On a hike through the bush, he came across a young bull elephant standing with one leg raised in the air. The elephant seemed distressed, so Mike approached it very carefully. He got down on one knee and when he inspected the elephant's foot he found a large piece of wood deeply embedded in it. As carefully and as gently as he could, Mike worked the wood out with his hunting knife, after which the elephant gingerly put down its foot. The elephant turned to face the man, and with a rather curious look on its face, stared at him for several tense moments. Mike stood frozen, thinking of nothing else but being trampled. Eventually the elephant trumpeted loudly, turned, and walked away.

Mike never forgot that elephant or the events of that day.
Twenty years later, Mike was walking through the Chicago Zoo with his teenage son, Tommy. As they approached the elephant enclosure, one of the creatures turned and walked over to near where Mike and Tommy were standing. The large bull elephant stared at Mike, lifted its front foot off the ground, and then put it down. The elephant did that several times then trumpeted loudly, all the while staring at the man. Remembering the encounter in 1986, Mike couldn't help wondering if this was the same elephant. Mike summoned up his courage, climbed over the railing and made his way into the enclosure. He walked right up to the elephant and stared back in wonder. The elephant trumpeted again, wrapped its trunk around one of Mike's legs and slammed him against the railing, killing him instantly.
Probably wasn't the same elephant.

Yes, the emotion I was filled with was laughter :-)


Dave (Crazy's brother) sent in this amusing and very drunk email, replying to Crazy's email about Richard (see previous Your Say - 31/08/07)

STOP ... collaborate and listen, parko back with a brand new invention, FTP to the double dot colon, thats the shit got da dot nz goin on ... *drop teh ill ryhmnes here* ... kitty with a head band holistic healin, something dun vitamin  B feelin, so fast make a DJ say dang, E leage star winning team revelation got me realing ... jizzle got me sneezin, equine flu got me horsie sneezing, TAB got the odds peelin *ha cha choo choooooooo* thats the ozzy steez'in melbourne cup yea you got me dreamin, out on the town got the white lady creamin, massive burger yea you got me double egg and cheese beamin, with a rancid flava got me choosin ... to the point to the point no fakin bacon burger yea you got me steakin, thats my pants yo there aint no fakin. Ba waaa ta da da teh dang teh dang. <--- thats the rap version of the news from the south pacific

Anyhow ... thats what happens when you get home from town with a loaf of bread, a steak and pepper pie, a pack of burger rings, a 750ml water and no desire to have any of it.

Peace out England, the world, Canada and especially you in Greece + all others that have been blessed to have the pleasure of getting out and about, yer better off than we are here with our 40 seasons in one day !!!

Good night and god bless !!

ps: much love to those that are divided far and wide, all over the world yer by my side, never far always in my mind, wanting one day to be unified.

pps : Bead's and moff dog you guys better be getting maggot, living the dream and representing the east auckland massive !!!

ppps : Is there even such thing as a ppps ??? Anyhow Shan i hope your trip is going totally according to plan now, you really deserve it after all the b/s you been through. Give me a bell when you are some where with a phone k.

pppps : its not even funny now huh ? :P if any of you are on Bebo hook me up as a friend at http://daves-bebo.bebo.com


ppps : fuk i'm drunk

I think Chris summed it up the best:

yip - he's got the gene too