Choose Rugby


Choose a club. Choose a team. Choose a family. Choose a f*cking big prop; choose jumpers, tactics, big mean forwards and lightning fast backs. Choose good health, low blows, and dental insurance. Choose fixed stares and intimidating hakas. Choose a starting line-up. Choose a top-end scrum machine on hire purchase in a range of f*cking colours. Choose ICU and wondering where the f*ck you've woken up on a Sunday morning. Choose sitting on that icecold bench watching mind-numbing, spirit-enriching live matches, stuffing f*
ucking cold pies into your mouth. Choose rotting away at the end of the night, pishing your last in a miserable outhouse, nothing less than a legend to the selfish, f*cked-up brats you trained to replace yourself. Choose your future. Choose Rugby.


Escolha Rugby. Escolha um clube. Escolha um time. Escolha uma familia. Escolha um prop do c*ralho; escolha segunda-linhas, táticas, grandes e crueis forwards, e rápidos backs. Escolha uma boa saúde, golpes baixos, e o plano dental. Escolha olhares fixos e hakas intimidantes.
Escolha um ponto de partida line-up. Escolha seus amigos. Escolha agasalho e kitbags combinando. Escolha uma máquina potente de scrum comprada ou de alugada em uma gama de cores do c*ralho. Escolha UTI e se perguntando onde diabos você acordou numa manhã de domingo. Escolha sentar naquele banco assistindo entorpecido mentalmente, com espírito enriquecedor aos jogos ao vivo, estufando de tortas frias do c*ralho em sua boca. Escolha apodrecer no final da noite, xingando seu passado em uma casinha miserável, nada mais do que uma lenda para os egoístas, pirralhos f*dido você treinou para substitui-lo. Escolha o seu futuro. Escolha Rugby.

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Neighbourhood Watch, Rio-style

Cartoon from the front page of O Globo newspaper, Friday 26/11/2010.
Christ the Redeemer statue wearing police-issue bullet proof vest.

Rumours that a burning bus will be the Olympic torch for the 2016 Rio games are probably true...

You couldn´t make it up Dep't

(1) Starting next week, on Tuesday 30th  December 2010, Rio is hosting the 45th World Military Shooting Championship. The home team is obviously just doing some extra training right now.

(2) In other unbelievable-but-true news, Rio de Janeiro will be hosting the 2011 Military World Games (looks like they are going to the correct venue)...

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Always look on the bright side of McLife

Yes yes, ok, Scotland got schooled today by the Men in Black

Cheer yourself up by listening to this youtube classic !

It is a mix-up of Jimmy Shand (traditional Scottish accordion music) and 50 Cent (American gangsta rapper, from the clan McCent), AND IT WORKS! 


Friday, 5 November 2010

Why I love rugby, part 2

Yes, it can be played anywhere. 

Photo 1 from 
Photo 2 from 

Why I love rugby

It can be played anywhere.

Photo by  Paul Thomas (Action Images). Found on the IRB website at