Lego® and Star Wars and BIG! Oh My!

A Star Wars X-wing Starfighter made from 5.3 million bricks (!!) has been put on display in Times Square in New York. Lego® unveiled the life-sized (!!) spaceship to promote a new Lego® cartoon series called The Yoda Chronicles.

A You…Tube… vid-e-o, you say?

At its tallest the model stands 11 feet high, and has a 44-feet wingspan. The Yoda Chronicles will debut on May 29 on the Cartoon Network yes, yes whatever carry on. Let’s look at the Starfighter some more!

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New Whistle and Flute

Finally! The moment we’ve all been waiting for! Or not… I didn’t even realise “we” were getting a new kit but of course it stands to reason: a. Another chance for McCartney’s girl to get her name out there and b. more income from Team GB T-shirts, sports gear etc.

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Phillips Idowu -and Jennifer Innis (male and female rack and field kits), Jack Rodwell (football kit)

I note that the Guardian missed out the Paralympic version, only publishing it as part of a group shot, but ~shrugs~ it’s only 2012…

Complaints have been voice that “It looks too Scottish” because of the amount of blue. The green in the flags of Wales and N. Ireland has never been represented in the GB strip but you never hear them complaining. Some green would be a nice touch I think. as for this design, I think ol’ Stell could have used some more red and white but Maybe those are last season’s colours.

Still, this is what we’ll all be cheering on come August, July? August. it’ll be the one way behind the green and yellow on the track, and the one in the top three in the Veldodrome, the rowing and any other sport where we sit down or shoot things. Go Team GB!


Why is this Manchester City fan crying at Swansea? (with Vincent Price laugh-over!)

NB, MCFC fans – Sunday, March 11th, 2012

The image of the day in the Premier League was undoubtedly a soon-to-be famous Manchester City fan caught by the TV cameras having a good cry when he saw his team concede what turned out to be the only goal of the game at Swansea.

Far be it from us to criticise the modern football fan, but what the hell was this Manchester City fan crying about?

In the context of the match, City still had time to recover at least a point and would have equalised but for an excellent call by lineswoman Sian Massey with seconds remaining.

Surely the time to shed some tears was at full time in Wales?

Roberto Mancini’s side have put together their first credible title challenge in the Premier League era – City last won the title in 1968 – and defeat at Swansea, whilst being a major blow, leaves them just a point behind with 10 games to go.

Let’s not forget that Manchester City still have to host their great local rivals at the end of April and have assembled the most expensive squad in the history of English football.

Since the crying Manchester City fan can’t have been this upset over a loss at Swansea, we welcome your witty and clever comments in the comments below since there must be something deeper than just simple defeat…

2 decks, 2 jokers


Kalooki is a game from the ‘Rummy Family’ using 2 decks and 2 jokers – total 106 cards. It can be played with between 2 to 5 players. A complete game of Kalooki consists of several rounds of game-play, where players try to dispose of their cards as quickly as possible.

Penalty points usually determine the winner.

Kalooki is enjoyed by players of all ages. It can be played for fun – or for real money stakes.
It is especially popular in the UK where it is played in homes, clubs and casinos nationwide.

I have spent many hundreds of hours playing this game and don’t consider a single one of them wasted.