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  • Gilly Goodness
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    Enrique Iglesias puts out at his Las Vegas meet'n'greet. Now that's how you do a Platinum Package 😉

    Just don't tell Anna Kournakova!!!!

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  • Gtkgasman
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    Ukrainians kicking ass!!!
    Last edited by Gtkgasman; 09-21-2022, 09:07 AM.

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  • luvyesmusic
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    I remember going to Greece to play in a volleyball tournament. Flying in, the airport, for some reason , they had all these Greek soveigners for sale that had Greek men with enormous penises. What kind of country full of insecure Greek men, promote such redickulousnous?

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  • luvyesmusic
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    I had a woman come in the store the other day who knows my wife. She asked how my wife was? I told her "I am waiting for my wife to die, so that I can get a dog." She told me, "My husband wants a dog, but I won't let him get one '. To which I replied, "Your husband is waiting for you to die, too, so that he can get a dog". Husband comes over, and I say to him, in front of his wife " Tell me the truth. You are waiting for your wife to die, so that you can get a dog". And he replied, "Yes, yes I am".

    Not everyone can get away with that. :-)

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  • Gilly Goodness
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    Dunno. Whilst my ancestors were makin' poteen in holes in the ground, the ancient Greeks were inventin' democracy so maybe they got somethin' goin' on ???

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  • luvyesmusic
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    Very nice. Gilly, people make the world go round, or at least a good laugh, and a little joking make it more bearable, and personable.

    Old Greek guys never seen to trim their nose hairs. Why is that? They have the best filter system ever! :-)
    I have hung out with plenty of Greeks. This guy at work is half Greek. His dad gave him and his brother really f'd up Greek names, only to have the dad officially change his name to Pete rather recently.

    Had another guy, he married a woman from El Salvadore. All these little brown kids have complete Greek names. Even the oldest who he adopted, he had her name changed to a Greek name. These kids look like the stole identities of Greeks. The father never, ever goes to church, but he made his poor wife and kid attend services in Greek. They haven't a clue. The priest even came to meet them afterwards to see what they were doing there, and the guy and his sister got upset. Who does that sending wife and kids to a church service in Greek?

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  • Gilly Goodness
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    Good story Rob. Fun and random convos are the best. Esp. If they involve YES. Or womens' soccer. But I digress.


    Each Tuesday Mrs G and myself go to the high street and shop and do our business. Bankin'. Often we are early in line before the bank opens. But never first. An old Greek guy is always first in line. White haired. With dark, dartin' eyes common to his neck of the woods. Playful too. One day we fell into convo. So each week I started pleadin' with him as a joke, to leave some money for us. Not to drain the bank of all it's money as he was first to withdraw. He got the joke and would reply in a jokey way. So it has gone on. Week after week. I fall into a Marrickville accent which is Broken English adapted to a Greek accent or Vietnamese or Indian. It's a very multicultural suburb. Even are half Italian PM Anthony Albanese has a home here. So we talk about Albo and current affairs as well. He has the phlegmatic disdain for any politician but we both like Albo. It feels by now that I'm in some kind of sitcom. Don't even know his name. George probably. Most of the old Greek fellas are called that. Saw him 2 days ago and sure enough told him to leave some money for the rest of us. He said only if my wife got it. I said Ok by me if I'm fed. He laughed. He's a character. Flirts with the pretty Greek staff too. Must be 75 if he's a day.

    Makes me smile.
    Last edited by Gilly Goodness; 09-07-2022, 05:59 PM.

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  • luvyesmusic
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    Took my daughter's car ( well, actually I own it ) to be serviced and have a tire looked at. I had my day off changed to help another store. Told them when it was up on the lift, to take a quick look at the tire, by spinning it around. They took all four tires off, and submerged them in water, looking for any leaks, and didn't charge me. Severe overkill for a Kia dealership, but they do a great job.

    So I go in the waiting area , which has more than a few folks in already. I make a quick joke, which always allows me eye contact, and gives me a chance to access who is in the room with me, who might be helpful, who wouldn't, and if there might be somebody slightly crazy, and what is available to use as a weapon, or coverage. Honestly, almost a pretty lame group, waiting on their vehicles before 8 am.

    That is until this guy spots my YES concert tee, says great shirt, great group, and do you know tickets are on sale, and I bought a seat in the tenth row. Not too bad to bump into a guy like this. We talk for a bit, and I question him a bit to see if he is the elusive person on this and the old site who has been to just every YES and YES-related show I have been to, and then some. No, it is not him, but we are having a great time talking.

    I learn that while wife is doped d up having child number three, he talks her into naming the boy's middle Olias. Shortly after, a woman brings in her adorable less than a year old boy in, and we find out that while she initially knew nothing about cars and racing, her husband talked her into naming the kid Enzo, how super cool is that, and daughter, Sienna.

    So people come and go, and we are talking all things YES related. A woman comes in, and she's busy on her phone. We start talking about Geoff Downes, Asia, and some of his other projects, and she happily blurts out loud, "I love Asia". Not your typical boring wait in the waiting room wait. I gave her a few projects old and new to look into, too. Turns out her husband is big into guitarists and he's seeing Steve Vai, and another big guy the next night. I told her to tell him to catch Michael Schenker, too. I like people who like music, I enjoy talking with people who like music, and it makes the world a smaller place, even at a waiting room at a car dealership.

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  • Gilly Goodness
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    Ok. Have had a few private requests to repost my "unnapproved" post so again here goes. No more quotin' wikipedia as for some reason the site is thinkin' it's spammin'..???? What gives.???
    Has wikipedia been cancelled???


    THE AUSTRALIAN CRICKET TEAM'S VICTORY SONG


    UNDER THE SOUTHERN CROSS I STAND

    "Under the Southern Cross I stand
    A sprig of wattle in my hand
    A native of my native land
    Australia you bl**dy beauty"



    (now it seems earlier wikipedia quotin' has been approved? What gives?)
    Last edited by Gilly Goodness; 09-01-2022, 04:26 PM.

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  • Gilly Goodness
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    Ok so I've had a few private requests to repost what was considered "unnapproved" so here goes:



    Under the Southern Cross I Stand

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    For other uses, see Under the Southern Cross.

    "Under The Southern Cross I Stand" is the victory song of the Australian cricket team.

    It is typically sung by the players in the style of a raucous chant[1] after every victory and "treated with reverential consideration and respect" within the team.[2] The official lyrics are as follows.[3

    ]
    Under the Southern Cross I Stand A sprig of wattle in my hand, A native of my native land, Australia you bloody beauty.[4]


    The authorship of this "Under the Southern Cross I Stand" is credited to former wicketkeeper Rod Marsh, who was apparently inspired by Henry Lawson's 1887 poem, "Flag of the Southern Cross".[2] Marsh initially had the role of leading the team in singing it, and on his retirement he passed it on to Allan Border. The other players to have taken on the role are David Boon (when Border took over the captaincy), Ian Healy (on Boon's retirement), Ricky Ponting (on Healy's retirement), Justin Langer (when Ponting took over the captaincy), and Michael Hussey (on Langer's retirement). Hussey has now passed it on to Nathan Lyon upon his retirement in January 2013.[5]

    The song is based upon the chorus of the 1890s patriotic song “Australia; or Heart to Heart and Hand to Hand”, written by the Rev. Thomas Hilhouse Taylor (1861-1925).[6][7]

    One source says that "The evidence suggests that this cricketers’ chant began as a patriotic song in the late 1890s, was turned into a military drinking song in the 1940s, and then finally developed into the victory song of the Australian cricket team in the 1970s. From such beginnings has this raucous verse become popular with cricket fans in general, and with Australians in particular."[8]
    Last edited by Gilly Goodness; 09-01-2022, 04:17 PM.

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  • Gilly Goodness
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    Originally posted by luvyesmusic View Post

    Nice, but to be honest, a slight bit disturbing with that sausage party, and the ensuing excitement and climax, jizzing, spraying of material. Is there there a more friendly, family, female version? I will look it up myself. LOL
    Classic!!! Well played, sir 🤣

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  • luvyesmusic
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    Originally posted by Gilly Goodness View Post
    An "Approved" video....Enjoy.



    Wattles and wickets. Doesn't get much better!!!
    Nice, but to be honest, a slight bit disturbing with that sausage party, and the ensuing excitement and climax, jizzing, spraying of material. Is there there a more friendly, family, female version? I will look it up myself. LOL

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  • Gilly Goodness
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    An "Approved" video....Enjoy.



    Wattles and wickets. Doesn't get much better!!!

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