I'm also a mild fan. But I guess that's part of being a kiwi (New Zealander = mild anything). What (mildly) bugs me is demands that I be exuberant. Really? Me? You like want me to jump up and down or something? I don't think so.
But I will watch, and enjoy, several of the games. At home, on TV. Cricket (proper test match cricket) is about the only live sport I go to. I will hope the All Blacks win, and I may, just may, pump my fist and shout if someone does something particularly exciting. I will of course check immediately to make sure nobody noticed my display.
Some of the preparations have been stupidly over the top, 11 day waka? But others have done wonders for my city and for other cities around NZ. I know it won't break even and it's loss will be the subject for many arguments on talk back. But I personally think the total cost will be balanced by the total benefits. And I know full well those benefits won't be shared evenly and in some cases won't be of any interest to some. If nothing else it has been a stimulus to look at our cities and think, shit we should've fixed that ages ago.
In the end the world cup is for us to enjoy at our own personal level.
That's where these ad campaigns fall down. They insist we enjoy it at some other person's level and in this case I have no idea what the marketing folk were thinking other than "how can we make this lunch last longer, and should we order another bottle of wine?".
Stupid non-quotey iPad. Meh.
yeah me too - what's up with that Russell?
Statistical sampling from our lab (n=3)
"That's. Just. Wrong."
does Fitzy look disturbingly like John Key in some of those frames?
Ah so that's why it looks photoshopped - it originally was John Key.
At least until Paula told him what big pink fists get used for in West Auckland.
Really that thing has to be a photoshopped joke, doesn't it?
I mean a black ring on a big pink fist? With an ex-All Black riding it. I'm not sure even Emma could have come up with something that full of innuendo.
They definitely need to be felt
Or felt to be kneaded.
Imperial or metric?
Ah ... that brought tears to my eyes ... again.
There is something truly inspiring about crowd insanity. And Emma was so serious as she read it to us at OGB.
I'm certain some references went woosh as they passed over my head and oddly, more proof that I simply didn't catch some bits, I didn't have to search google to understand Emma's post ... and then burn the search history.
there's always fucking ONE
Two or maybe not
Shortly afterwards, full equipped, they stood in a desolate wasteland, an eerie cry echoing across the concrete landscape.
should be fully??