We Gave It A Good Go..
The Silence Of The Vuvuzelas – An inspired Diego Forlan scored twice as World Cup hosts South Africa’s hopes of progressing to the knockout stage suffered a heavy blow with a 3-0 loss to Uruguay on Wednesday. A 24th minute strike and then a controversial 80th minute penalty from Forlan, which saw home keeper Itumeleng Khune sent off after he was ruled to have brought down Luis Suarez, did the damage. [timeslive]
SA Coach Blames Referee For Loss – South Africa coach Carlos Alberto Parreira launched a scathing attack on Swiss referee Massimo Busacca on Wednesday night, blaming him for South Africa’s 3-0 loss to Uruguay in a World Cup Group A match at Loftus Versfeld.Parreira said that Busacca’s timing in dismissing Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune had been poor. [iol]
Kim Jong Il Gave Advice During Game Using “Invisible Phone” – Kim Jong-Su, the general secretary of the North Korean FA, has said Our Dear Leader gave ‘in-depth guidance’ on how to develop the game in the country and the coach himself has claimed he received regular tactical advice during matches, apparently using mobile phones that are not visible to the naked eye. Obviously, that’s how awesome he is! [time]
North Korea Hires Chinese Actors Pretending To Be Football Fans – The genius of Our Dear Leader knows no bounds. North Korea’s World Cup debut elicited touching stories about the ragtag group of soccer fans “hand-picked” by the Communist regime to support their squad in South Africa. Turns out they were hand-picked for their skill at not being Korean. Brilliant! [deadspin]
Apple Gets 600,000 Pre-Orders For iPhone 4 On First Day – Given the existence of the original iPhone, the iPhone 3G and the iPhone 3GS, you’d think anyone who wanted an iPhone would have already bought one by this stage, and that perhaps pre-orders for the iPhone 4 would be somewhat lacklustre by comparison. You’d be wrong. [thetechherald]
Cameron Diaz Is “Always Traveling For Cock” – Cameron Diaz had a long chat with Playboy Magazine and revealed all kinds of saucy bits. Including, “Oh gosh, I can’t even count how many times I’ve gotten on a plane for love. It’s not unusual in this business; my lifestyle demands it. I’m always traveling for cock. You’ve got to go where it is.” [playboy]
World Cup Tough Love – “One local white driver claims that, a couple of months ago, known gang members were approached by the cops and told that if they are responsible for hurting even one tourist in this city, they will be killed, their parents will be killed, and their cousins will be killed. In the absence of any outbreak of tourist-related crime this tough love policing strategy appears to have worked.” [heraldsun]
Nine Celebs And Their Crazy Extravagant Mansions – Seriously, you need to see this! Celine Dion is almost as ridiculous as her swimming pool. The “Titantic” diva requires a lot of things, but at her vacation house on Jupiter Island, she needs 500,000 gallons of water to fill her pool private waterpark— a demand that has caused a local water shortage. [thefrisky]
Japan Used Prostitutes To Sway Whaling Votes – Japanese officials bribed six small nations with offers of cash and call girls in return for their votes in favor of slaughtering whales. Japan denies the accusations, but The Sunday Times reported that two of its journalists filmed government officials from six countries admitting they were bribed by Japan to vote with the pro-whalers. [aolnews]
Harrison Ford And Calista Flockhart Tie The Knot – Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart have tied the knot after dating for eight years and raising Flockhart’s adopted 9-year-old son together, People.com reports. Ford, 67, has been married twice before, and has four other children and three grandchildren. Flockhart is 45 and has never been wed. [newjerseyonline]
Audioo: Voicemails From Last Night – This is simply inspirational! And I reckon Cape Town girls could contribute a pantload! What could possibly be better than Texts From Last Night? The same thing, but with voicemails! Weird, random, creepy, hilarious voicemails. I honestly don’t think there’s a better time-waster on the internet right now. Here’s just a taste.. [gawker]
New Absolutely Radical Pics Of Candice Swanepoel – She’s blonde, she’s beautiful and she’s ours. SA’s very own Victoria’ s Secret supermodel has done it again. And by done it again, I mean she has dived head-first into a pile of lingerie and bikini’s and put them all on one by one for us! My God, but this girl is telented. Second from the top is my fave! [totallycrp]
Online Dating Site Filters The Hot People From The Not-So-Hot – Dating site OkCupid sent an e-mail to some of its users late last week informing them that they’ve been placed in the top half of users in terms of attractiveness by its algorithms. As a result of the categorisation, the attractive users will be more likely to see one another in match searches, while the users who are in the lower tier will not see a change. Nice. [mashable]
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