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SPORTS / SCOLARI JUST GOT HIS BUTT KICKED!
« on: February 09, 2009, 05:46:47 PM »
Chelsea have sacked manager Luiz Felipe Scolari in the wake of their 0-0 draw at home to Hull City.



The Blues have dropped 16 points at Stamford Bridge this season and went out of the Carling Cup to Burnley on their own patch.

The London side have recently dropped to fourth in the Barclays Premier League prompting the club to opt for change, with coach Ray Wilkins taking temporary charge.

A statement on the club web site confirmed: "Luiz Felipe Scolari has been dismissed as manager of Chelsea Football Club today (Monday) with immediate effect.

"The Chelsea board would like to place on record our gratitude for his time as manager.

"Felipe has brought many positives to the club since he joined and we all feel a sense of sadness that our relationship has ended so soon.

"Unfortunately the results and performances of the team appeared to be deteriorating at a key time in the season.

"In order to maintain a challenge for the trophies we are still competing for we felt the only option was to make the change now.

"The search for a new manager has already started and we hope to have someone in place as soon as possible.

"While that continues Assistant Coach Ray Wilkins will take charge of the team on a temporary basis."

www.chelseafc.com

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GAMES / OBAMA IN HIS VILLAGE!!!
« on: November 11, 2008, 10:51:57 AM »



    It is my people that say it is the head that will tell where one will get to in life!!

    See the picture above and thank God for Obama?s life!!!!!!!!

It is not of him that runneth nor of him that willeth but of God that gives directions!

 


 If God says it?s you, Who can reverse it?

There is no greater glory, no greater Honour, than to achieve your Dream
 

Be inspired today?.. we all have it in us ?.YES WE CAN!!!


ITS THE BLACK MEN'S TURN TO 'RUN' THINGS. FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY A BLACK PREZ! FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY, A BLACK MAN, LOUIS HAMILTON WON THE FORMULA ONE TITLE! FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY, A NIGERIAN HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION, SAMUEL PETERS (NEVER MIND THAT HE ALMOST GOT KILLED THE LAST TIME), FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY, A BLACK GAY MADMAN (BIGGAY)...AND IG IS IN DAKAR, SENEGAL...WHO SAYS THE BLACKS AINT RUNNING THINGS?

THIS THREAD IS FOR THOSE WHO ARE BLACK AND PROUD...

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TRUE STORIES / DROP DEAD GORGEOUS!!!
« on: November 04, 2008, 02:15:45 PM »

LADIES, DON'T EVER COMPLAIN ABOUT UR SIZE!!!












TO ALL MY FEMALE FRIENDS, MAYBE YOU CAN APPRECIATE WHAT GOD GAVE YOU....OR PERHAPS WHAT HE DIDN'T GIVE YOU!

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SPORTS / LIVERPOOL TO WIN PREMIER LEAGUE!!!
« on: October 27, 2008, 06:18:16 PM »


i'm tipping the boys from Anfield to finally break the jinx that have seen them miss out of the league title since 1990. After comprehensively beating Chelsea last weekend (and bearing in mind that in a very long time, they also beat Man Utd.) and with the depth they have in their squad, My money (never mind its few) is on Liverpool FC!


Who has a different opinion?

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WORLD EVENTS / THE MOST BEAUTIFUL IN THE WORLD!
« on: October 23, 2008, 12:12:53 PM »
Is there one country where the women and men are more beautiful than in any other country in the world?

?Beauty is truth, truth Beauty,? said the 19th Century Romantic poet, John Keats, and for the past couple of hundred years people have been trying to figure out what he meant.

Half a century before Keats made his obscure pronouncement, the Scottish philosopher David Hume wrote: ?Beauty is no quality in things themselves: It exists merely in the mind which contemplates them.?

In other words, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. This idea was expressed well by the Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa in the lines:

Has a flower somehow beauty?

Is there beauty somehow in a fruit?

No: they have colour and form

And existence only.

Beauty is the name of something that does not exist

Which I give to things in exchange for the pleasure they give me.

In 2001 John Cleese presented a programme called The Human Face, in which he contradicted this idea. He put a plastic Terminator diagram over photographs of ?beautiful people? to show that beauty was purely mathematical: a matter of symmetry and proportion. So a beautiful face looks something like this:


This, of course, is an ideal of beauty which relates only to facial features. In terms of the human body, the Western ideal of beauty, at least in so far as it relates to women, has changed drastically over the past few centuries. Believe it or not this painting of Venus (the Goddess of beauty) represents the Natalie Portman of the Renaissance:

Note that her ---s appear only slightly developed, probably because the model was no more than fifteen years old - a couple of years older than Juliet when she married Romeo, and only one year older than Marie Antoinette.  It?s a sobering thought, but if this painting were a photograph hanging in your living room, you might be arrested and charged with possessing a pornographic image of a minor.

It is curious, to say the least, that while women have to constantly adapt to the times the masculine ideal of beauty has not changed for over a thousand years; even the Greeks immortalised the male form in much the same way as it is idealised today. This Greek statue could easily be an AFL footballer in summer training:


But five hundred years ago female beauty had to be well fed. The notion that female beauty is not inversely proportional to calorie intake has been dispensed with in this era of fast food and easy privilege, to the extent where this model would be considered fat:

There is something compelling about the idea of symmetrical beauty, however, when it comes to the popular ideal of facial beauty. And it does seem to apply to faces of different races: Lucy Lui, Halle Berry, Monica Bellucci, Sophie Marceau, Gwyneth Paltrow and Penelope Cruz all have faces that would compliment the Terminator symmetry plastic map of beauty.

So is there one country where this ideal of symmetrical beauty is more prevalent? Probably not, although the women of Eastern Europe do seem to be particularly blessed.

I don?t think I have ever been in a country where there are so many beautiful women as Nigeria. I am definitely biased because most of my babes are Nigerians and I live here, but there is a special quality to the beautiful women of Nigeria that makes them even more attractive, and that is the apparent lack of awareness of their beauty. A beautiful Nigerian woman will walk down the street and not feel so special because there are a considerable number of equally or more attractive women walking past them regularly. This commonality means it is a kind of unconscious or unaffected beauty that Nigerian women have. They do not feel like they are anything special.

In other countries truly beautiful women are less common and thus a women who possesses beauty (in the symmetrical sense) will probably be acutely aware of it, and this awareness can often make a women less beautiful in the spiritual sense.

Yes, the spiritual sense.

Don?t you find that sometimes when you first meet a person you might not think their appearance is remarkable and then, slowly, as you get to know them better, they start to look more and more attractive. At the same time, some people who look extremely beautiful when you first meet them slowly start to look less and less attractive as you get to know them, until you wonder how you ever thought them attractive at all?

Which brings us back round to the earlier point that beauty really is in the eyes of the beholder or, as Fernando Pessoa wrote, ?the name of something that does not exist / Which I give to things in exchange for the pleasure they give me.? For me beauty is everywhere in Nigeria but am I beholden? I?m sure other people will nominate a country where there are more physically beautiful women or men, like India or somewhere else. Don?t you think that some countries seem to produce more beautiful men than women, and vice versa? Italian men, for example, are generally better looking than their female counterparts, which probably explains why the Italian men sleep around so much. Polish women, on the other hand, are far more beautiful than Polish men. What about the female point of view? Is there a country where the men are pound-for-pound hotter than any other country?

And anyway, after all this buff about physical beauty - does it really matter in the slightest? Is it completely shallow to even discuss human beings in terms of their physical features when we know that a person?s real value has nothing to do with how they look? Should we rather contemplate the beauty of their minds, their hearts, their souls, their truth - as Keats might have been inferring (though nobody really knows.) So, fellow NBF mates, what do u guys say?

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MUSIC / Communication confusion ... What Men Say, What Women Hear
« on: September 27, 2008, 12:04:35 PM »

I hear what you say, darling (so why don't I know what you mean)



MENTION watching the footie and your fella has no problem understanding you. Ask him to do the washing up and all he hears is nag, nag, nag.

So why is it we can say one thing but the opposite sex hears something completely different?

A new guide by TV psychologist Dr Linda Papadopoulos ? What Men Say, What Women Hear ? is set to bridge the communication gap between the sexes.

In an effort to translate ?manspeak?, we asked Dr Papadopoulos to analyse some typical conversations between men and women ? and then tell us what REALLY goes on in a man?s head.
Dating

He says: ?I had a great time, should I call you??

She thinks: He?s trying to get rid of me.

She says: ?Yeah, sure. Thanks for tonight. See you soon.?

He thinks: That?s not exactly enthusiastic. I?m not going to humiliate myself by pushing it.

Linda says: Don?t be quick to think the worst of a man when he is really being genuine!

You shouldn?t assume it?s just a brush-off when a bloke asks to call you!

Remember, men don?t have scripts so you can?t prejudge their expectations. If you?re unsure if he?s interested, don?t play games. Ask him.
Meeting the parents

She says: ?You and your dad were having fun, weren?t you??

She means: I wasn?t, though . . .

He says: ?Yeah, it was great to see them.?

She says: ?Hmmm, sure.?

He hears: I don?t like your family.

Linda says: This is a classic example of a girlfriend feeling left out by her man?s family.

It?s easy to get defensive in these situations, but try to deal with the issue as a couple and don?t let your comments about his family become accusatory.

Emotional unavailability

He says: (while watching a weepie film) ?Are you OK??

He means: Why are you crying?

She says: ?Sure, it just reminded me of a sad time in my life.?

He thinks: What?s this film got to do with your life? This is making me feel awkward. I don?t know how to deal with your emotions and I feel trapped . . .

He says: Nothing.

Linda says: The man here would probably be horrified if he realised he is probably upsetting his girlfriend even more.

He really just doesn?t know what to say. For women, tears are a reasonable way to express emotion. When we cry, all we want is comfort or reassurance.

However men are solution focused, so if you cry they want to find a way to make you stop. Explain to him that tears aren?t something to panic about and all you need him to do is listen.
Infidelity

He says: ?I didn?t do anything. She needed someone to talk to.?

She hears: I am this woman?s emotional support. She relies on and opens up to me, unlike you.

She says: ?This is worse than sleeping with her. Why can?t you see that??

He says: ?Don?t be ridiculous.?

Linda says: For women, emotional infidelity ? feelings for someone else ? is worse than physical infidelity, but for men the opposite is true.

So the key here is for the woman to explain that emotional straying can be an even bigger betrayal than a physical relationship.
Moving in

She says: ?Have you thought any more about us moving in together??

She means: Why are you avoiding the issue? What?s the big deal?

He says: ?Why can?t you just chill out? What will be will be.?

He hears: Nag, nag, nag . . . why is she trying to pin me down?

Linda says: For women, moving in together is all about what they stand to gain, while for men it?s all about what they stand to lose.

It?s vital he feels it?s a joint decision so try to appeal to his male characteristics by explaining it on a practical level. Better yet, make him feel like it was his idea in the first place.
Marriage

He says: ?I can?t wait for the day I walk you down the aisle.?

He means: I love you.

She hears: Our relationship will only be truly committed when we are married. Nothing else is good enough.

She thinks: I love you but I?ve told you that I?m not interested in marriage.

Linda says: A person?s view of marriage is often shaped by whether their parents were happy or unhappy.

Sit down together and talk about what marriage means to each of you in order to reach a compromise.

Remember, just because your parents had an unhappy marriage doesn?t mean the same will be true for you.

If your partner has negative views on marriage, try to challenge their negative ideas with positives.
Parenting

He says: ?Hello darling, I?m home. Have you missed me? I missed you.?

He thinks: God, it was nice to have some time away tonight.

She thinks: How dare you! I?ve been slaving away looking after your child and you?ve been down the pub.

She says: ?Great. I?m going to bed.?

Linda says: In any exchange about children, it?s important to recognise you are both parents and need to put your family first.

The man needs to be more sensitive and acknowledge the fact that, while he has had a ?break?, his wife must be tired.

Perhaps he could suggest that next week it should be her turn to go out?

More importantly, it?s essential to acknowledge the changes that have taken place for you both as a couple.

Leave your carefree, single persona in the pub and remember that the moment you get home, you are a parent.

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POLITICS / AFRICA LEADERS AT A UN SUMMIT!!!
« on: September 25, 2008, 04:43:26 PM »



African Leaders At The UN summit.

 NO WONDER THE INFLATION RATE IN ZIMBABWE IS 2.5 MILLION %

 When they were deliberating on energy and power, they were sleeping. 

    * When they were deliberating on economic development, they were sleeping.
    * When they deliberated on food security, they were asleep.
    * When they fixed interest rate on debtor's (African) loans, they were asleep.
    * When they deliberated on conflict resolution through dialogue they were already snoring.

They only woke up, to support motion for adjournment and signed the communiqu?.

Of course!, they need rest, they worked tirelessly back home clamping down their opponents and critics.

They Spent the night strategizing on the next move to subdue their opponents. 

Back home  airports were closed 2hrs before their arrival, motor-ways were blocked 1hr ahead, Armed Policemen stood guard 8hrs before arrival. Rented crowd clamoured under sun to cheer them up, WHAT HAVE THEY BROUGHT HOME?

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GAMES / WHO WOULD U WANNA...
« on: September 22, 2008, 05:27:40 PM »
HEY GUYS

WHO WOULD U WANNA SEE THE MOST IN NBF...?

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SPORTS / BIG BROTHER NBF!!!
« on: September 22, 2008, 05:26:28 PM »
HERE IS THE CHANCE WE ALL HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR...

THIS THREAD IS PARTICULARLY DEDICATED TO OUR OWN BIG BROTHER SHOW RIGHT HERE ON NBF!

THE RULES ARE QUITE SIMPLE.

WE GET TO ELIMINATE PEOPLE FROM THIS THREAD SIMPLY BY VOTING! THE BEST NEWS IS THAT THE TOPIC STARTER IS BIG BROTHER AND CAN NOT, REPEAT, CAN NOT BE EVICTED! (A GOOD THING SINCE HE WOULD HAVE BEEN THE FIRST TO BE EVICTED ANYWAY...)

PEOPLE CAN BE EVICTED ON CONDUCTS, LACK OF IT, ABUSIVE WORDS, FLIRTING AND THE LIKES...

EVERY WEEK, THREE NAMES WILL BE NOMINATED AND ONE WILL BE EVICTED FROM THIS THREAD.


IF YOU HAVE BEEN EVICTED, U CAN ALSO VOTE TO EVICT OTHERS....


SO LETS RUMBLE....ANY ADDITIONS OR SUBTRACTIONS...?

OH YES, BEFORE I FORGET...ANY FEMALE WHO GETS EVICTED WILL BE PRIVY TO SPEND A NIGHT WITH BIG BROTHER!....(I KNOW ALL THE GIRLS WOULD DIE FOR THIS...)


SO GUYS...BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING...

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NEWS / Letter to PHCN
« on: September 18, 2008, 11:07:37 AM »
The Area Manager,
 NEPA,
Lagos


 Dear Sir,
 COMPLAINT ABOUT YOUR SERVICES
 I am writing to you with a deep sense of humility and
 gentleness. I consider this a great opportunity to
 communicate with an entity as awe-inspiring as yourself.
 Firstly, I bring greetings to you from residents of my area
 in Lagos .

 As a dutiful citizen, I consider this letter as part of my
 civic responsibilities. Great countries comprise of citizens
 who are alive to their responsibilities. As a famous
 musician once said, "Ask not what your country can eat
 from you but what you can eat from your country."

 I have benefited immensely from this country; therefore I
 have decided to give back.

 I want to bring to your notice some strange occurrences
 which have been happening in my area. I want to sadly inform
you that in the last 2 weeks, electricity has been stable.
In other words, we sleep and wake up with electricity, we go
 to work and come back and electricity is still running. This
 is a terribly new and I must add DANGEROUS development in
 the lives of residents of my area. This is something we are
 not used to. This is too much electricity for us to handle.
 In the first week of constant electricity, I started acting
 strangely. I ironed all my clothes because I didn't know
 when "light" will be impounded on your orders.
 After 2 days, the "light" was still there.
 Therefore, I proceeded to re-iron the ironed clothes. My
fridge which had not seen "4 hours" of constant
 light for months suddenly started freezing. In order to
 enjoy the maximum effects of refrigeration, I have decided
 to be drinking 20 cups of cold water before I go to sleep.
 Once I
  finish a cup, I put the bottle back into the fridge. After
 10 minutes, the water cools and I drink. I just don't
 know what to do. All the Ceiling fans in my house have been
 switched on alongside my AC. My deck is playing at a high
 level. My life is now in state of chaos because of constant
 "light". My TV and VCD player are complaining of
 high blood pressure, as they have been terribly overworked
 in the last few weeks. Half of my light bulbs have gone on
 strike to protest their resurrection from blissful death.

 All the customers in the beer parlour beside my house are
 complaining that the beer is too cold and wants to destroy their teeth. Even the rats and Co*kroaches are complaining that human assailants find it easier to track and
 exterminate them under electric light than under
 candlelight.

 All the witches and wizards that regularly visited me in my
 sleep have suddenly taken flight in the presence of
 "light". Now I have to review my membership of MFM
 ( Mountain of Fire and Miracles) since their work has been
 done. Can you imagine what will happen to the membership of
 churches if constant 'light' persists? No more
 demons meaning No more offerings.

 With the above situation not abating, I decided to seek the
 reason behind this strange situation. This task was made
 easy for me when I realised that it was the work of
 saboteurs. Sabotage is the main reason for anything going
 wrong / right in our country. Our elections were sabotaged,
our president's health is being sabotaged, Obama's
 chances of becoming the American President are being
 sabotaged by Nigerians. Therefore this constant
 "light" is the handiwork of saboteurs within your
 work system. These disgruntled individuals are enemies of
 progress who want you miss your set targets. These enemies
 want you to score very low on your KPI assessment. I
 realised this fact when I stumbled on a document showing
 your Key Performance Indicators for every month. These are:

1. Explosive growth in the amount of Candle-lit dinners and
 balcony-bedrooms

2. Massive boom in the sales of Candles, torchlight,
 generators, inverters and lanterns

3. Increased work place productivity due to Employees
spending at least 16 hours at work because there is no light
 at home

4. Massive growth of Rock music fan clubs being aided by
 the endless sound of generators that are switched on
 overnight.

5. Volume of human blood being sucked by mosquitoes
 unchallenged by ceiling/standing fans

 6. Incidence of heat rashes

 7. Large Increase in Naming ceremonies: When people have no
 light at home, what else do they do with their time other
 than *******?


 Sir, I strongly feel that the above achievements will not
 be possible if we keep on having "light". The
 saboteurs in your workplace will make you look stupid and
 incapable in front of your bosses. The repercussions of this
 charade would be unbearable. This is why I am writing to you
 now. As a responsible citizen, if I do not volunteer this
 information, I know that I will be the one to suffer. The
 day you realise that I have been enjoying endless light for
 2 weeks, you will pay me back with 2 black months. The end
will be worse than the beginning, thereof. I am at a
 crossroad. This is a major dilemma. Should I keep quiet? No
 I won't. This is because Evil triumphs when Good Men
keep silent. Your incompetent staffs have left the light
 switch on and gone to sleep. I know you will take back all
 that we have stolen from you but Please remember my house in
 the day of recompense.

 Your humble servant

Myself

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TRUE STORIES / Knifed 666 times each and eaten!
« on: September 16, 2008, 10:25:44 AM »

FOUR teenagers were horrifically slain by Satanists ? stabbed 666 times each and then EATEN.

The gang of Devil worshippers butchered their victims and roasted them on a bonfire before devouring their flesh.


Horrified cops found body parts dumped in a pit beside an upside-down cross, a symbol used in Satanic worship.

The victims all suffered 666 knife wounds ? the number associated with the Beast, or Antichrist, and featured in horror films such as The Omen.

The pals, three girls and a boy aged 16 or 17, were all Goths.

They were lured one by one to a cottage and forced to get drunk before being butchered.

Hair from them was found in the embers of a fire the gang lit under a tree.


Police believe the teenagers were cooked in the flames before their flesh was devoured.

Their private parts had also been cut off in the sickening ritual in a rural area of Russia.

After police arrested eight suspected members of the ring, one boasted how they had previously dug up the grave of a newly-dead girl and eaten her heart.

Another said he did not expect to be punished, saying: ?Satan will help me to avoid responsibility. I made lots of sacrifices to him.?

And a third said he had got fed up with God for not making him rich and that ?things improved? after he started praying to the Devil.

The discovery in Yaroslavl, 300 miles from Moscow, sent a shudder across Russia ? where Satanists are feared to have committed a string of mutilations and killings.

Number ... 666 is Devil's

The victims, who all disappeared in June, were named as Anya Gorokhova, Olga Pukhova, Varya Kuzmina and Andrei Sorokin.

The upside-down cross marking what was left of their bones and scalps had a small animal nailed to it.

Police began tracing the gang after finding out that all the victims had made phone calls to alleged leader Nikolai Ogolobyak.

Locals said they all knew Ogolobyak, whose grandmother revealed he had sung in the local church choir as a boy.

The rest of the cult were described by ex-teachers as having been of low intelligence and moody at school.

Three were named by police as Ksenia Kuznetsova, Alexander Voronov and Anton Makovkin.

The dad of victim Andrei said: ?My son said he had Goths and Satanists among his friends.

?I wasn?t scared. I thought, ?Well, let him spend his time sitting around a cemetery ? there?s not much harm in that, is there??"


Russia has seen a series of gruesome murders, rapes and desecrations linked to Satanic cults.

Moscow alone has 15 whose worship is thought to revolve around symbols such as 666, an upturned five-pointed star within a circle and the swastika.

Devil worshippers believe in putting themselves first and their core values include pride, indulgence, ambition and meeting sexual desires.

In Britain, about 400 people list their religion as Satanism. Followers meet at a ?Grotto? for rituals with candles and swords run by witches and warlocks.

Now, what do u make of that...?

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RELIGION / Are You Single?
« on: September 12, 2008, 04:32:17 PM »
ARE YOU SINGLE?

WANNA MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND BE HEARD AND BE DIFFERENT?

THE JOIN US NEXT SUNDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER 2008 AT GAMEZONE GARDEN, 23 ROAD (OPPOSITE J CLOSE) FESTAC TOWN, LAGOS FOR OUR OWN SINGLE SERVICE THAT PROMISES TO BE DIFFERENT!!!

TIME IS : 10 AM PROMPT


WANNA SEE UR FACE IN THE PLACE...

PS: THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THOSE WHO DIDNT COME 4 THE THANKSGIVING TO MAKE AMENDS AND THIS TIME, THEY WILL BE LOTS OF PICTURES!

SO, COME ON ALL...

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HUMOUR and JOKES / World Most Bizarre Deaths!!!
« on: September 03, 2008, 05:05:14 PM »
World's most bizarre deaths



Some people have had such bizarre deaths there?s a danger you could die laughing just reading about them.

A new book has rounded up hilarious true stories of people kicking the bucket in truly crazy fashion.

In 1001 Ridiculous Ways To Die by David Southwell and Matt Adams you?ll find tales such as the skydiver who forgot his parachute, the undertaker squashed by coffins, the man killed by his own radio-controlled plane ? and much more.

Here we bring you a selection of funny fatalities from the book.


Willie Murphy was more than a bit shell-shocked when an avalanche of peanuts buried him at a processing plant in Georgia, USA, in 1993. He never made it out alive.

Oh, chute!

Experienced skydiver Ivan McGuire went plane crazy one day in 1988 when he decided to film his 3,000m jump above North Carolina ? he remembered his camera but forgot his parachute!

Water way to go

Things didn?t go swimmingly at all for a 59-year-old Californian when he sat on a pool?s badly covered drain. With a sucking power of 300lbs per square inch, he never really stood a chance. He died when his small intestine was sucked clean out.

Bird brain

Chicken thief Henri M?Bongo was forced by an angry mob in Cameroon to eat what he?d stolen - he choked to death on feathers and bone in the 1998 incident.


Casket case

French undertaker Marc Bourjade suffered a crushing blow when a pile of coffins at his workshop fell on top of him in 1982. Fittingly, he was buried in one of the coffins that killed him.

Hot debate

How far would you go to prove a point? Michael Toye from Hampshire had a burning desire to prove to a pal that white spirit is flammable ? so he dowsed himself in the stuff and set fire to it. He died from serious burns six days later, in April 2007.

Heads!

A Ghanaian goalkeeper was killed instantly during a cup match when the goal?s crossbar fell on his head. Accusations of witchcraft were levelled at the opposition.

Rough and tumble

A fatal spin was the end result for Ray Washbrook when he climbed into an industrial tumble drier to remove some trapped linen in 1996. He was spun round for 20 minutes at 110 centigrade.

Goodnight... forever

Death by tampons sounds unlikely, but it happened to chronic snorer Mark Gleeson in 1996. The Hampshire man tried to cure his problem by shoving two of the female hygiene products up his nose. He suffocated as he slept.

Plane silly

A head-on collision with his own radio-controlled plane was what killed Roger Wallace from Arizona in 2001. He lost sight of the 3kg machine in the sun and it crashed into his head at 40mph.

Food for thought

The Belgian air force killed three men in Sudan when they dropped a crate of food on top of them. The pilots were taking part in a humanitarian relief effort and the idea was actually to save the Sudanese from starving.


Where eagles dare

Beware clumsy eagles if you ever go to Iran. Two car passengers died there when an eagle soaring overhead accidentally dropped a cobra into their vehicle. It bit them straightaway, killing them both. Fangs a lot!

Off the rails

After a row with his girlfriend, a 20-year-old man from Edinburgh hanged himself at Western Hailes railway station ? on the ?way out? sign.

Crashing blow

There can be few unluckier people than the lone 18-year-old occupant of a farm in Belgium who was killed by an unmanned Russian MiG fighter jet! The pilot had ejected in Poland, but the aircraft flew 560 miles on auto-pilot until it ran out of fuel and crashed into the poor teenager?s home.

Die laughing

There?s laughing so much it hurts ? but this was a much more serious matter! Alex Mitchell, a 50-year-old from King?s Lynn, guffawed so hard at an episode of hit BBC comedy show The Goodies in 1975 that he died of a heart failure. The sketch that led to his untimely death involved Tim Brooke-Taylor dressed as a Scotsman using a set of bagpipes and deploying the Scottish martial art of ?Hoots-Toots-ochaye? in a fight. His widow wrote to the stars of the show to thank them for making her husband?s last minutes of life so happy.

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GENERAL DISCUSSION / INVITING ALL NBF MEMBERS...
« on: August 18, 2008, 04:17:01 PM »
Here is an OPEN Invitation to All my Friends and Members of This Wonderful Forum to my Thanksgiving. It's just a way of Showing Gratitude to God for His protections during my accident and to All of you guys for your wonderful words of encouragements and prayers after the accident.

Please, Join me @

Gamezone Gardens

23 Road, (Opposite J close), Festac Town. Lagos.

Date: 31st August, 2008.

Time: 10 am.


Please, be my guests...

Wanna see your face...in the Place!!!

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LITERATURE and BOOKS. / A Poetry Slam Session
« on: June 30, 2008, 03:17:05 PM »
Dear Friends of Goethe-Institut Lagos:

Having returned from our trip to northern Nigeria where we organized a Mini-Film Festival,we would like to remind you of the programme we are offering next Saturday: 

Goethe-Institut Lagosand Culture Advocates Caucus (CAC)cordially invite you to


Word Slam

A Poetry Slam Session

 

Date:

Sat, July 5, 4:00pm (prompt!!)

 

Venue:

Goethe-Institut Lagos, 10 Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue, Victoria Island

phone: 461 3416, 774 6888; e-mail: ingo.tegge@lagos.goethe.org

 

Snacks and refreshments will be offered.

 

Word Slam at Goethe-Institut Lagos

Daring and tested young poets will gather at Goethe-Institut Lagos to recite and perform their recent literary works, backed with rhythm and music. The poems address issues, such as survival, politics, religion, city hassles, hustles and bubbles, love & hatred and the general ?wahala? of life. A poetry slam brings literature to life, thus it stands in the tradition of West African griots and the troubadours of Middle Ages? Europe . So expect to experience literature in its most relevant, exciting and entertaining form.

Alongside the performances of the participating artists, there will be an Open Mike Session.

 

Participating Artists

Awoko

Cornerstone

Edaoto

Iquo Eke

Jumi (Imole)

Sage Hasson

Dagga Tollar

Muri Amulegboja

Jumoke Verissimo

Akeem Lasisi

Ropo Ewenla - compere

Odia Ofeimun - special guest

Ben Tomoloju - special guest

Chuxxy3000 - VIP




Beibee, since ur interested in poetry and stuffs, this one's 4 u...

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MOVIES | NOLLYWOOD / If That Is Your Real Name...
« on: June 26, 2008, 05:25:11 PM »
If That Is Your Real Name...


Those born with a thirst for fame as well as an unfortunate (or boring) moniker face a tougher road to the A-list. So it's no wonder that many celebs choose to drop their given name for something a bit more... catchy.

Of course, the gawking public isn't dumb. They know the odds are slim that Sting was born with such an evocative handle. Each week we see an avalanche of searches for celebrity "real names." Folks look up the obvious stage names (Larry the Cable Guy) as well as some that are a tad more subtle (John Wayne). Some of the lookups are met with disappointment. Madonna's real name is, in fact, Madonna. Same deal with Prince.

Below we list the 20 top "real name" searches from the past week. Madonna and Tiger top the list, but you'll find all sorts of actors, athletes, and musicians in the mix. Most people stick with the name they're given. Celebrities are not "most people."

1. Tiger Woods Real Name (Eldrick Woods)   
11. Bow Wow Real Name (Shad Gregory Moss)
2. Madonna Real Name (Madonna Ciccone)   
12. Soulja Boy Real Name (DeAndre Ramone Way)
3. Lil' Wayne Real Name (Dwayne Carter Jr.)   
13. Triple H Real Name (Paul Michael Levesque)
4. Miley Cyrus Real Name (Destiny Hope Cyrus)   
14. Bono Real Name (Paul Hewson)
5. Coco Crisp Real Name (Covelli Crisp)   
15. Sting's Real Name (Gordon Sumner)
6. Hilary Banks Real Name (played by Karyn Parsons)   
16. Jay-Z's Real Name (Shawn Carter)
7. Gene Simmons Real Name (Chaim Witz)   
17. Tila Tequila Real Name (Tila Nguyen)
8. Hulk Hogan Real Name (Terry Bollea)   
18. Marilyn Manson Real Name (Brian Warner)
9. Larry the Cable Guy (Daniel Lawrence Whitney)   
19. John Wayne Real Name (Marion Morrison)
10. Ray Stevens Real Name (Harold Ray Ragsdale)   
20. Prince's Real Name (Prince Rogers Nelson)
21. Chuxxy3000 Real Name(Chuxxy3000)


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SPORTS / Who has Impress u the most at EURO 2008?
« on: June 23, 2008, 04:41:14 PM »
Yeah the Russians are the 'in' thing now and Arshavin everybody's favourite but who really has stood out in Euro '08 for u? Share with us...

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RELIGION / Couples Caught making love in Church!
« on: June 13, 2008, 11:01:42 AM »
Sex-in-church couple repent ? and are forgiven
Italians caught in confessional box during Mass make peace with bishop

ROME - An Italian couple who were caught having sex in a church confessional box while morning Mass was being said have repented and made peace with the local bishop.
The couple, in their early 30s, were detained by police earlier this month after they had made love in the confessional box in the cathedral in northern Cesena. They were cautioned for obscene acts in public and disturbing a religious function.
Their lawyer said they had been drinking all night and realized they had gone too far.
The lawyer told the area's local newspaper on Wednesday the couple met with the local bishop on Tuesday night, asked for his forgiveness and that he had given it.
Last week the bishop celebrated a "Mass of reparation" in the cathedral where the confessional box incident took place to make up for the sacrilege.

Hmmm....What do u make of that?

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JOB and CAREERS Discussion / Resume Development
« on: June 11, 2008, 12:03:55 PM »
LIKE I PROMISED, HERE IS THE PPT FOR RESUME DEVELOPMENT...JUST FOLLOW THE LINK...ENJOY

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SPORTS / For Chelsea Fans...
« on: June 06, 2008, 12:06:13 PM »
WHO DO YOU WANT TO REPLACE GRANT AS COACH?

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CAREER / learn how to develop your resume to get that dream job...
« on: May 30, 2008, 06:01:20 PM »
hey guys...

got this powerpoint and its quite comprehensive...if ur interested, lets get buzzing,,send me ur email addy

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Hello all,

The USAID REFORMS Project is hiring for three positions and any recommendations of candidates would be greatly appreciated. REFORMS works to support policy reform and to address major impediments to economic growth in Nigeria. 


We are seeking local candidates for the following positions. 

Junior Professional: He/she will support the technical team in areas such as research, report writing, and arranging workshops. (At least 3 years experience, BA degree)

Mid-level Professional: He/she will support the project's policy reform and capacity building activities in key sectors including agriculture, energy, trade, biotechnology, and microfinance. (At least 5 years experience, MA or PhD preferred)

Office & Finance Manager: We seek an experienced Office & Finance Manager to support all administrative aspects of the project and manage administrative staff.  Expatriate candidates will also be considered.

Any recommendations would be great.  If you could pass this information along, please have candidates send CVs to nigeria.reforms@yahoo.com
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Best,
Meral Karan
REFORMS Project

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