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August 19, 2005


'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves did gyre and gimble in the wabe.

(Thanks to ttbrian)


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"One, two! One, two! And through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!"

would make for a more interesting report if they dropped the bats or wickets or whatever and took up blades. vorpal blades!

It didn't look to me like he was rubbing the ball on his "trousers".....

It's a curve. They're just now figuring out how to throw a curve ball?

Just when I thought it couldn't get any better, they launch into Physics, my least favourite subject in the history of ever.

Cricket involves bowling? I'll never understand this game.

Judging from the picture, the trick is to become one with the ball, to understand where the ball is really coming from.

Mrs. Swooshman -
I noticed that, too.

snicker-snack, indeed.

You will often see fielders constantly shining one side of a ball by rubbing it on their trousers. " I think he's going to shine his helmet , too ..

Uh huh. Uh huh. Uh huh.



Two college degrees, and I have no idea what they're talking about.

*wakes up, looks around*

What happened? I was trying to read this story about cricket, and I fell asleep, and the next thing I knew I was at a bowling alley with Jiminey Cricket and he was conducting a physics lecture, but he had a curve ball in his trousers and there were vorpal blades in the ceiling fan over his head...

Oh, how embarrassing. I had the first post and I was snoring.

*goes to corner, hangs head in shame*

It don't mean a thing, if it ain't got that swing
do wop do wop do wop...

insom -

My keyboard is officially covered in Pepsi.

Thank you! :)

Mrs. Swooshman ~ At least he's having fun. He and the ball are very close friends.

Um, Judi, would you mind re-posting that story in American?

Another theory is how England's players are able to rough the ball up faster than other teams.

Pants made out of sandpaper. Oops I mean Trousers. And the REALLY rough ones wear them with the grit on the INSIDE.

They NEED to shine their balls if
is how they look throwing them....
(I woulda got beat up if I threw like this as a kid...)

What the.....?


test post, I lost my ID -

insom has it right.

To those who don't know what 'swing' is, ... well, you start with Benny Goodman....


I can help you there.

Um... that one is you.

And on the story, since no one else has said it,

*cheers up*

Thanks louis - it's always good to keep track of who you are...just in case....

And to stay on topic: re the article: Huh??? or as louis so succinctly put it, OMGWTFBBQ???

Am I the only one who wonders what happens to the cricket when the game's over?

Brillig, and the Slithy Toves WBAGNFARB.


I think the winning team gets to put it in the losing teams' scrotum bag.

a british look at an American baseball game...

Yesterday's contest between the New York Yankees and some other team who must be the Yankers was truly phallocentric featuring as it did the pitching of Mr. Randall "Randy" Johnson ,who is known for the largeness of his unit and a hitter who just A Rod. Unfortunately as this reporter understands none of the rules of the game, he spent the whole time fantasizing about penises.

Agree with Russell . . .Even I didn't look that girlie when I learned to pitch. He looks like he saw a mouse instead of a cricket or maybe that ball polishing thing got to him, hmmmm?

This is not about the curve, it is about the screwball (which curves backward).

I put this story into bablefish.com to get it translated into english. The response I got was....


Maybe they pronounce it "schwing!". Then the trouser-rubbing would make sense.

alanboss ...LOL

great insomniac... i was wondering how baseball would sound in british.
shiny ball bowlers wbagnfarb

Jeez you guys are so damned funny. It's pretty much the same for me when I read stories about baseball or American football (real football is played with a round ball and is aka "soccer").

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