Archive for October 14th, 2004

Red Sox Fine Wines – Fire Sale

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The
Curse of the Bambino – Vintage 1920

Yankees Bought All the Good Players – Vintage 1962

Buck Dent is the Devil – Vintage 1976

Bill Buckner Fatawa – Vintage 1986

Grady Little Early Harvest – Vintage 2003

Who’s Our Daddy Merlot – Vintage 2004

Can We Switch to the National League? – Vintage 2005

 

Helpless

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These two stories came off the
wire one after another. We can’t help but feel they are connected,
if not in fact then in at least in that they demonstrate the awesome
power of 14-year-old girls, many of whom, we are told, have blogs.

Can’t Split Split

A South African businessman is refusing to leave Croatia until he finds
a girl who he spotted across a crowded bar.

Keith Van Der Spuy has never even spoken to the girl but says she was the
most beautiful woman he has ever seen. He has cancelled his flight home
and taken out adverts in local newspapers in the port town of Split.

Mr
Van Der Spuy says he lost sight of the pretty young woman shortly after
she smiled at him across the bar. But he’s convinced she was a local because
he heard her calling to a female friend shortly before he lost sight of
her.

Van Der Spuy, who is also the head of the South African water-polo association,
said he could not get her out of his mind and when he got to the airport
realised he could not board the plane. He has already extended his holiday
for four months, and says he is prepared to stay in Split for as long as
it takes.

He told Croatian daily Slobodna Dalmacija: "I will not leave this
place for years if I have to. When I saw her and she looked at me I knew
she was the one. There was pure chemistry between us.

" I can’t get her out of my head. I just want to meet her and see her long
dark hair and beautiful smile again. She is the most beautiful woman I
have ever seen.
" If she is married or is not interested I can accept it – but I have to
know – I have to see her one more time, and I have even bought a diamond
ring for her."

Girl, 14, destroys cash machine

An angry 14-year-old schoolgirl destroyed a cash machine with her bare
hands in Ukraine.
Police were called out to investigate reports of a thug vandalising the
ATM machine in Yalta.

Officers said the girl, who "looked as if she couldn’t hurt a fly",
started punching the machine in a fury after it swallowed her bank card.

The girl, not named, told local media: "I just got angry and couldn’t
control myself after the machine took my card. I train regularly at a local
boxing club to keep fit – I guess I must have learned a few things."

Bosses at Privatbank who own the machine are demanding $4,500 in damages
from the girl to repair the machine.

from Ananova and
Ananova

Helpless

4

These two stories came off the
wire one after another. We can’t help but feel they are connected,
if not in fact then in at lease in that they demonstrate the awesome
power of 14-year-old girls, many of whom, we are told, have blogs.

Love at first sight

A South African businessman is refusing to leave Croatia until he finds
a girl who he spotted across a crowded bar.

Keith Van Der Spuy has never even spoken to the girl but says she was the
most beautiful woman he has ever seen. He has cancelled his flight home
and taken out adverts in local newspapers in the port town of Split.

Mr
Van Der Spuy says he lost sight of the pretty young woman shortly after
she smiled at him across the bar. But he’s convinced she was a local because
he heard her calling to a female friend shortly before he lost sight of
her.

Van Der Spuy, who is also the head of the South African water-polo association,
said he could not get her out of his mind and when he got to the airport
realised he could not board the plane. He has already extended his holiday
for four months, and says he is prepared to stay in Split for as long as
it takes.

He told Croatian daily Slobodna Dalmacija: "I will not leave this
place for years if I have to. When I saw her and she looked at me I knew
she was the one. There was pure chemistry between us.

" I can’t get her out of my head. I just want to meet her and see her long
dark hair and beautiful smile again. She is the most beautiful woman I
have ever seen.
" If she is married or is not interested I can accept it – but I have to
know – I have to see her one more time, and I have even bought a diamond
ring for her."

Girl, 14, destroys cash machine

An angry 14-year-old schoolgirl destroyed a cash machine with her bare
hands in Ukraine.
Police were called out to investigate reports of a thug vandalising the
ATM machine in Yalta.
Officers said the girl, who "looked as if she couldn’t hurt a fly",
started punching the machine in a fury after it swallowed her bank card.

The girl, not named, told local media: "I just got angry and couldn’t
control myself after the machine took my card. I train regularly at a local
boxing club to keep fit – I guess I must have learned a few things."

Bosses at Privatbank who own the machine are demanding $4,500 in damages
from the girl to repair the machine.

from Ananova and
Ananova