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Mims’ Made Up Picture of Pure Delight!

After Mims stormed the competition, to guess the correct answer of Basil D’Oliveira from the weekly quiz of wonderment..

Here is her picture-metaphor, with a wink to King Cricket for the inspiration

A cat not being indifferent to cricket

Well done Mims, you’re a star.

Weekly quiz of wonderment is back and bad!
June 10, 2008, 8:55 am
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Hello one and all,

It’s time for the weekly quiz of wonderment, so here goes!

Remember, you get a big shiny picture of pure delight as a prize, see here for previous winners!

Suave South African, now shakes uncontrollably!

It’s a tough one, so get your thinking caps on..

Park’s Prize of a Picture Metaphor!

Hark, Park done won that there quiz from last week!

Here is his prize.  A made up picture of pure delight!  For those who aren’t Australian, I’ve cleverly used part of Wolf Blass’ advertising slogan to bag McGill (if any one from Wolf Blass sees this and wants to send me a case to offer as a prize, then feel free!! RED PLEASE!)*

I reckon this one\'s off..

* If they do send me a case, none of you fuckers are getting any of it!  IT’S ALL MINE I TELLS YA!

You get a poncey picture of no real delight, and you’ll be bloody grateful!

IPL, McGill and an apology to Park!

It’s over.

And thank fuck for that.  59 games, come now, that’s too much!

Rajasthan Royals won the inaugural IPL tournament.  Which I think most people expected to happen, as soon as the topped the league format.

See they were a bit streetsmart about the whole she-bang.  They are run by the company that also manages Leicester, the most successful 20-20 in England.  They bought a shrewd, super tactician in Warney, and then built a team around individual roles. They did it on the cheap, and everyone laughed at them.   I wonder how Shah Rukh Khan is feeling now?

Deserved winners, and it was a cracking final to be honest.  CSK played a decent part themselves, but Dhoni fucked up big time, at two important junctures.  Firstly he sent in Kapugedera after Raina, which went wrong, horribly.  He’s been in a poor run of form and lost the CSK momentum.  And Secondly, he gave the last over to Balaji, who had bowled shit all night.  Oops.

Also, Fleming in a dress?  What the bejaasus was that all about?

In other news, Stuart McGill has done a Damien Martyn.  I wonder if he’ll disappear of the face of the earth, like Marto did?

To be fair to Stuey, it takes balls to admit that you’re past it half way through a test match, but he’s been bowling absolutely shockingly of late.  Longhops, wides, full tosses.  It’s been like watching a spinning version of Jimmy Anderson!

Good luck with the wine and TV show Stuey, you were too good for those louts.  Anyone who reads 12 books on a tour to Pakistan, is all good.

Bring back Nice Bryce I say!

And Park, I’m sorry I haven’t created your Made up picture of pure delight yet, but I promise it’ll be here today!

The Weekly Quiz of Wonderment

This weeks quiz is upon us.

It’s a toughie this week, so get your cerebral caps on!

Australian legspinning allrounder.  Loved Old Trafford.

See if you too, can join La Republique’s leader board..

The honours board is as such..

David Barry





The Weekly Quiz Of Wonderment.
May 14, 2008, 3:46 pm
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Six word quiz time, again children!

Nelson. High Commisioner. All-rounder, fine fieldsman

See if you can guess this weeks quiz of wonderment, and win a made up picture of pure delight!

See if you can join the honours board, in La Republique’s Long Room!

Past winners…

David Barry




David Barry wins ANOTHER made up picture of pure delight!

David Barry from statty heaven Pappus’ Plane, the first twotime winner of the weekly quiz of wonderment, correctly guessed that it was Michael Atherton, in yesterday’s quiz!

Former leggy. Cockroach with bad back.

He was a legspinning all-rounder in his younger days. Steve Waugh nicknamed him the cockroach, as you couldn’t stamp him out, and he suffered from Ankylosing Spondylitis for most of his career.

That makes David, the king of the six word quiz.

Bow before his supreme knowledge.

And here is his lovely prize.

Statisticians do it continuously but discretely.