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God I Hate Bloody Ironing

With wife and newborn baby due to return within 24 hours, I notice with feelings of horror and loathing, the mountain of ironing with my name on it. I am reasonably sure that once I get started, it won’t be so bad but finding the motivation is proving to be a deal breaker.

In March 1923, in an interview with The New York Times, the British mountaineer George Leigh Mallory was asked why he wanted to climb Mount Everest, and replied, ‘Because it’s there’. The answer became famous, not least because Mallory himself was lost on Everest in the following year. It was sometimes suggested that he and his fellow-climber Andrew Irvine, who were last seen ‘going strong for the summit’, might in fact have reached it before their deaths, but there was no proof.

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6 Nations Rugby 2010

Well bugger me if Setanta aren’t airing the IRB 6 Nations Championship this season! That subscription can consider itself well and truly canceled. Fortunately, ESPN is showing the Northern Hemisphere’s premier rugby showcase. Unfortunately, one is required to buy a new HD set-top box and subscribe to the new HD channels which will set you back another $20 a month. Looks like the kid’s Cartoon Network has been canceled…..at least for next couple of months.

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Bendigo Paedophile Dennis Goudge Buggered

Or more to the point, the filthy nonce will be when he’s convicted and sent to play with the big boys. He’s going to need rope for his soap, that’s for sure!

Dennis Alfred Goudge, who Bendigo Police describe as Victoria’s worst child sex offender, faces 58 charges (revised from 144), including multiple counts of child rape, sexual penetration of a child under 10, sexual penetration of a child under 17 and indecent assault.

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Bendigo Hoons Are Special…

…in the head!

A Maiden Gully uber-hoon makes a late claim for “Cockhead of the Year Award’ by dobbing himself in. I know what you’re thinking, that these imbeciles surely can’t get any more moronic, but if this article from The Advertiser is to be believed, then the 26 year old subject has surely set the standard. No wonder Bendigo Police carted him off to hospital for an assessment!

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The Googlers Guide to Gobbledegeek 2.0

Without a doubt, the most frequently used search string in 2009 was any variation of ‘Nude photos of Julia Gillard’ for Christ’s sake (original post). I still cannot fathom why anyone would be searching for nude photos of the Welsh red-headed politician (no offence J). The runner up is the very steady performer that is any variation of ‘simple pizza recipe’. The one-eyed, almost but not quite, entirely unlike, quasi-serial killer ‘Barry Rochford’ is behind bars in third (original post). For those in search of ‘telstra customer service’, let’s face it, it’s an oxymoron (like ‘happily married’ or low calorie ‘chocolate covered bacon’). You’re not going to find it. It’s like Shangri-bloody-la!

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Unique, interesting or unusual ways to get fit?

I find it extremely difficult to motivate myself to go jogging. In fact, motivation for any sort of fitness-related exertion is nigh on impossible to muster. Before you jump down my throat with unhelpful comments related to bone-idleness and such, may I add that there is a genuine underlying medical reason for this. I’d rather go to the dentist AND watch paint dry than pound the pavement and so I am on a mission to uncover something a little more inspiring.

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Bendigo Rugby Club Looking for Juniors

Bendigo Fighting Miners rugby union team not only celebrate 40 years of outstanding country rugby in 2010, they are also putting out a call for youth players. So, if you, or anyone you know, would like to participate in a safe and positive environment, contact Mark Luatutu on 0427315067.

Alternatively, you can reply here or email me (admin at gobbledegeek dot com dot au) and I’ll pass your details on to Mark.

Even if you don’t know anyone directly, please help by spreading the word, as this multi-championship winning team receive precious little advertising and support as it is.

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