Brian Cooper proves he’s human

Today Brian Cooper proved he is human.  It’s been many seasons since he has played a wrong bios and so he had to ring the club house bell and pay the 50 cent fine.  Our wrong bios money goes to St John’s.

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Jeremy Clarkson Quotes

Bentley Continental GT Suspension adjustability – It really is about as useful as having a snooze button on a smoke alarm. BMW Z3 And if you are clinically insane, by which I mean you wake up in the morning and think you are an onion, here’s your car. Buick LeSabre It was rubbish when it was new, it was built …

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Waitangi Day at the Club

Waitangi Day brought an afternoon of fun bowls and an evening of socializing, a nice meal and a cheery quiz show. The Shanghai Singles tournament in the afternoon drew 18 enthusiastic players who seemed to enjoy a type of competition which is probably unique to our club. After the first round of play the six section winners and the next …

Ken HaywardWaitangi Day at the Club

Washington Post poetry competition

  These are entries to a Washington Post competition asking for a two-line rhyme with the most romantic first line, and the least romantic in the  second line:   1. My darling, my lover, my beautiful wife: Marrying you has screwed up my life. 2. I see your face when I am dreaming. That’s why I wake up screaming. 3. Kind, intelligent, …

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The Last Post

  We have all heard the haunting song, ‘The Last Post.’ It’s the song that gives us the lump in our throats and usually tears in our eyes. But, do you know the story behind the song? If not, I think you will be interested to find out about its humble beginnings Reportedly, it all began in 1862 during the …

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Some Thoughts

  A sign in a Chinese Pet Store: “Buy one dog, get one flea.” Money can’t buy happiness but it sure makes misery easier to live with. If flying is so safe, why do they call the airport the “terminal”? I am a nobody; nobody is perfect, and therefore I am perfect. Every day I beat my own previous record …

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Proud to be a Kiwi

  Just imagine….If you had purchased $1,000 of shares in Air New Zealand one year ago, you would have $49.00 today. If you had purchased $1,000 of shares in the AA one year ago, you would have $33.00 today. If you had purchased $1,000 of shares in  Canterbury Finance  one year ago,you would have $0.00 today.. But, if you had purchased …

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Irish diet that works

  An Irishman was terribly overweight, so his doctor put him on a diet. ‘I want you to eat regularly for 2 days, then skip a day,then eat regularly again for 2 days then skip a day …… And repeat this procedure for 2 weeks. The next time I see you, you should have lost at least 5 pounds.’ When …

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Hebrew Cave Drawings

  Written  across the wall of the cave were the following  symbols: It was  considered a unique find and the writings were said to be at least  3000 years old! The piece of stone was removed, brought to the  museum, and archaeologists from around the world came to study  the ancient symbols. They held a huge meeting after months of  conferences …

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