||[Mar. 17th, 2009|09:29 pm]
So the World Cup is going to be held hereabouts in 2011. (The Rugby World Cup, i.e. the only one that matters down here). And Invercargill's managed to get hosting for two of the games. Argentina vs. Somebody To Be Decided - and Somebody to be Decided vs... Scotland.
I foresee the next two and a bit years are going to be wall to wall Scottish Heritage. Never mind that most of the locals haven't had much of a connection with Scotland for the last hundred years, at least.
I wonder if I can hire my heritage out to the highest bidder for a couple of years...
2009-03-17 09:01 am (UTC)
I'm just bitter the local Authorities are building a shiny new stadium, supposedly for the rugby, but based on the hosting announcements the Rugby Union would rather use the much larger capacity (and supposedly unwanted) Carisbrook. Mind you, I'm bitter about the stadium generally, so this is but one more thing.
I could hire mine out for that matter - btw, happy belated birthday for Monday.
2009-03-21 05:53 am (UTC)
A ballad of historical revisionism :) NO apologies to McGonagall!
In fourteen hundred and ninety two
Columbus sailed the ocean blue
In time to hear a feral screech
FECH OFF! IT'S UWERS, ORETI BEACH!!
Thae stu' o' legends, long pockets, short arms
Ha' seduced the world with BORROWED charms
Mirror o' history, a vile Scots stratagem
Tae see only THEIR ancestors lookin' back at 'em!
There's bones a-rattlin' in their closet
And I'm willng to bet, no, bugger it - POSIT!
That a Scot is ne'er told, from birth to empyrement
That the prood Scots race shipped over from Ireland!!