This one surfaced in my e-mail inbox today, forwarded from
someone who forwarded it from someone who forwarded it… well, you get the
It’s very timely considering the recent outcome of the 2006/2007 Australia v England Ashes Cricket Test series. Thanks go to the unknown contributor.
Billy was at school this morning and the teacher asked all the children what their fathers did for a living. All the typical answers came out, fireman, policeman, salesman, chippy, captain of industry etc, but Billy was being uncharacteristically quiet and so the teacher asked him about his father.
“My father is an exotic dancer in a gay club and takes
off all his clothes in front of other men.
Sometimes if the offer is really good, he’ll go out with a man, rent a
cheap hotel room and let them sleep with him.”
The teacher quickly set the other children some work and took little Billy aside to ask him if that was really true. “No” said Billy, “He plays cricket for England but I was just too embarrassed to say.”
At 12.18 pm today, Australia continued their dominance of
world cricket by defeating England with ten wickets in hand to complete a 5 – 0
series “whitewash” in this year’s Ashes cricket series.
What can be said about a team that has won their last 12 (that’s TWELVE) Tests in a row? No doubt there will be cricket aficionados and commentators with far more knowledge about the game and its history than I possess that will be able to deliver fitting tributes to the Australian Test cricket team of 2006/2007. However, as a proud Australian I would like to congratulate the team on a brilliant series. They never let up, and even when they knew England were on the ropes, the Australians kept the pressure on. Their demolition of the English cricket team, and its attempt to defend and retain the Ashes trophy they so narrowly won in 2005, has been a marvel to watch and a demonstration of the awesome professionalism of the Australians.
Can I wrap it up with a piece of true Aussie vernacular? I hope so. To the Australian cricket team, their coaches and their management – “Strewth, you blokes are bewdies”
Bring on the One Day Internationals…
C’mon Aussie, c’mon, c’mon….