Monday, 29th October 2001


EUROFOOTIE 2001/2002 DAYS -8

Hi all,

My parents are over in London to visit. They arrived on Saturday from Luxembourg. They almost missed the plane, because of heavy traffic jam in Luxembourg ( Sandweiler area ), but as well because of a silly word in their Portuguese ID cards: "vitalicio" . The members of staff at the airport investigated for 15 to 20 minutes, why at "Expiry Date" the ID cards mentioned this "barbarian" word instead of a normal date, same way as on a rotten yoghurt pot. Who would have imagined that those stupid Portuguese would issue an ID card "for life", without translating it in 10 to 15 languages. My parents had to bring in their latin knowledge ( Vitalicio: derived from latin "vita = life " ) to finally convince these nice people to let them on board the plane.

Have a nice day all.


A doctor at an insane asylum, decided to take his inmates to a baseball game. For weeks in advance, he coached his patients to respond to his commands. When the day of the game arrived, everything seemed to be going well. As the national anthem started, the doctor yelled, "Up nuts!" and the inmates complied by standing up. After the anthem he yelled, "Down Nuts!" and they all sat. After a home run he yelled, "Cheer nuts!" and they all broke into applause and cheers. Thinking things were going very well, he decided to go get a beer and a hot-dog, leaving his assistant in charge. When he returned there was a riot in progress. Finding his assistant, he asked what happened. The assistant replied, "well... everything was fine until some guy walked by and yelled, 'PEANUTS!'"