Wednesday, June 20, 2007

The best way to ruin a good walk

Winston Churchill said that, and he was talking about golf.

He totally ripped it from Mark Twain too, but hey; I've never said anything in my life worth quoting, except that time I pointed to my mouth and said "Food goes here". (Looking back now, totally wish I'd said Foot goes here. Hindsight - second worst form of sight.) Anyway, i guess that since he belted out a plethora of other pearlers during his time, I think we can let this one little indiscretion slide. You've been warned, Churchy.

Now that I've sneakily introduced the subject of Golf, I'd like to talk to you about my mate Ben who has just recently been sent to Kabul as part of his DFAT posting. Exact details on his role are a little vague as you might guess from a department of that nature, and God only knows how he got past their initial personality tests; he's got a cultural insensitivity record a mile long.

Fortunately for us, he's been sending back some incredible photos and anecdotes from the region. Below is one of his latest:

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Oh don't laugh, I'm sure it's very nice. My question is this though:

If the fairways are made of sand, what are the sand traps made out of?

  • Lava
  • Event Horizons
  • Effigies of Ray Martin
All completely unfathomable and scary, I'm sure you'll agree. My advice is to stick to the fairways.

ps: While we're talking about quotes, you really should check out the quotation site Think Exist. It's completely wonderful and gives you every appearance of being poignant when really you're just a Googling nobody. kinda. like. me. *sniff*


Eleanor Bloom said...

Jeez, well the sand traps will be made of sand, of course! just with a few extra land mines...

"Golf and sex are about the only things you can enjoy without being good at." - Jimmy Demaret
[this guy obviously has no idea what he's talking about - thank God I know his name and can easily avoid him]

The Man at the Pub said...

I'd play if I got to ride on a camel whilst playing. The sand traps will be made of astroturf obviously.

Nice blog Davey.

davey said...

Aw you guys!

Hey PS, check out what we noticed last night in that picture. The 'Golf' has got a spray painted 'O'.

It used to read: Kabul Gulf Course!

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