Links on Friday



– Is it only me or is this ad for the Skycity Starlight Symphony just utter, utter filth? You know what I’m talking about. Some copywriter guy is just LAUGHING at us all
– After Macca’s 67 ball century on Tuesday, check out Afridi’s all time record fastest century – in THIRTY SEVEN balls, no less
German baby boom nine months after Football World Cup. This makes me so happy. Will we have a crop of All Black babies after France 2007 RWC?
I thought these shots from Tiger were pretty good but then I saw this – Holy Shit
Hot Fuzz’s Simon Pegg interview – NZ release date is 15 March I CAN”T WAIT THAT LONG
A football halftime pep talk given by someone who knows nothing about football—namely, me – this is about possibly the most humour free sport going, American Football, but it’s still funny

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Four minutes of Glenn Hoddle – yes he might be a religious nutter these days and a not very good manager, but he could really play. Relive those Sunday mornings watching Big League Soccer with the English Platini
ANOTHER stadium plan for Auckland – I like the cheeky Paris mention – but then Paris-style planning on a large scale would be a step in the right direction
Graham Reid’s Auckland walk – very thoughtful piece lamenting the tumble-weed infested area the above lot want to stick a stadium on. And yes, Queen St is a hole at the moment
Brial v Bunce – This little incident from way back when the Tri Nations was new and exciting always makes me laugh – “Hey! Frank! I’m hitting you! Pay attention!”
Hell on Wheels – is a documentary on the Tour De France – highly recommended
Competitive Horse Riding Rule Book – it’s funny ‘cos it’s true

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Only a coupla quick links this week – It’s been a great week in Wellington, but I’m really looking forward to getting back home– Cricket catches – here, here, here and here
Let’s laugh at Will Carling – it’s fun
Kevin Keegan loses it – I might as well call this bit Youtube on Friday
Phone Guy – there’s one in every airport
Imagine a world without advertising – it’s easy if you try. This would be pretty cool, actually
Kill Zombies – Haven’t had a Zombie link in a while…

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I’m leaving for our nation’s capital this arvo, and heading along to the Sevens tomorrow – should be fun – stay tuned for a report and some photos. Any advice on pacing oneself beer-wise and dealing with over enthusiastic Wellington-ites gratefully accepted…
Telecom Virtual Rugby – I’m ‘richirvine73’ if you’d like to play along. I’m really crap, honest, and usually forget to make picks at some stage of the season
David Boon, Australian legend – the walrus-like great man explained
B3ta Sick Joke Book – Rob Manuel and those clever B3ta bastards got the Internet to write a book for them. Then they got it published. Now they’re giving it away for nix!
20 Greatest Guitar Solo videos – I like George’s little guitar line in ‘And Your Bird Can Sing’ from Revolver, but that’s just me. Although if you’re after, for proper legs-apart, lean-back, guitar-god solo action, you can’t really go past Jimmy Page or Slash. You can take the boy out of Hamilton etc etc
I’m Like A Chocoholic, But For Booze! – Heh
I want to live here – it looks like the Future

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First pictures of Top Gear’s Richard Hammond crashing – Glad he made it out OK. Top Gear is the BBC’s car show that, in the words of host Jeremy Clarkson, “…features three middle-aged men who are actually nine years old.”
Classic 80s Games online – This is fairly extensive. Bonus link: C64 games. Go nuts
Album covers battle – A whole lot of ALBUM (remember those, iPod weenies?) covers battle it out. Scarily clever, see how many you recognise from flipping through the bargin bins
List of Films by gory death scene – Cross referenced by dismemberment, beheading, etc. What DID we do without the Internets, eh?
Cullen v. ScotlandFark he was good
George Meyer interview – the guy who made The Simpsons funny

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PJ O’Rourke on the Bicycle Menace – There’s nothing stopping Auckland becoming an Amsterdam-like cycling haven. Apart from the hills, humidity, and the “OMYFARKINGOD GET OUT OF MY WAY I NEED TO HIT 70 KPH BEFORE THE NEXT RED LIGHT ARRRGHH ARRRGHH” attitude many motorists share
Paul Gasgoine retrospective – You forget how good he was pre-knee injury
Movies listed by ‘F’ word count – Tarantino scores highly here, of course. Bonus link – Pulp Fiction with everything but the swearing taken out
Bob Mack vs The ‘Nuge – the greatest Rock and Roll interview ever (click the links further down)
Thermonuclear Texas Chili – I add Chicken just to round it out to three meats, and don’t bother farking around with the Chilis like these guys. Just chuck them in and be done
Ali Williams dumps George Gregan on his arse – Everyone can enjoy this. Only three weeks ’til Super 14 rugby, team. Sheee-yit, we’ve not even had SUMMER yet

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Warney retrospective – some early wickets here
First 90 days – I’m starting a new job next week, and Rands, possibly the sharpest blogger in the world comes in with typically wise advice
What does 200 calories look like? – Worryingly, all my favourite stuff is at the bottom of this list, at the ‘really bad’ end. Peanut Butter! Bacon! M&Ms! Who knew?
B3ta image challenge – 2007 obituaries
Jason Kottke’s best links of 2006 – hours of holiday reading if you’ve run out of books already
Kelly Kelly Kelly Kelly Why? Because you’re Kelly Kelly Kelly Kelly… (Aussie band Smudge do an awesome version of this)

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Office Supplies Trebuchet – might as well do SOMETHING today before heading to the pub
Grammar Quiz – 100% for me, beat that!
Chainsaw wake up – Parenting at its best
The Wilhlem Scream – film geekery, move along
Project Manager Leaves Suicide PowerPoint Presentation – Har, scary thing is I can imagine it happening
www.mypetzombies.com – can’t not have a zombie link

Links on Friday


Breaking News:Today’s Spurs v Bucharest Uefa Cup goals are on this page (Needs Quicktime and a minute or two to load). Class goal from Berbatov, who can’t stop scoring at the moment. I love him.
Top 10 Matt Le Tissier goals. Should have come to Spurs and been the next Hoddle. Typically, he was hardly picked for England when they could have built a team around him.
UK Graffiti prankster Banksy hits New York’s museums.
My Aussie Cricket cartoon – don’t forget to re-size if it looks small and funny, like David Boon.
Har.
Star Trek Inspirational Posters. Beat procrastination with Kirky + the chaps.