Superstar at the park! What a little champ you are Noah! #superstar #daddyslittleguy #spunkyboy #sunnydays #family #sundaysession

Superstar at the park! What a little champ you are Noah! #superstar #daddyslittleguy #spunkyboy #sunnydays #family #sundaysession

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The Dilemma: Ricciardo vs Webber

With Daniel Ricciardo getting his second Formula 1 win this year the debate whether or not he is a better driver than Mark Webber, has intensified.

Keeping in mind that Mark Webber won nine GPs in his total career and Ricardo has already achieved almost a quarter of this I pose you the question: who will have more GP wins at the end of their career? Vote now by clicking Ricciardo or Webber!

Daniel Riccardo

or

Mark Webber

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The ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Trailer Is Here And It’s Nuts!

This is the movie that we all have been waiting for since George Miller delivered the cinema landscape changing “Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior” in 1981.  After the poor effort that was “Mad Max 3: Beyond Thunderdome” (who could forget Tina Turner in a thong?) and the announcement of Fury Road a couple of years ago, the cinematic community have been hoping that Miller could bring back what was great about the Mad Max franchise and deliver another epic Max experience.

Well the trailer for Fury Road has arrived and I will let you make up you own mind about it.  I think it is off the charts!

Here’s a synopsis: Mad Max: Fury Road is the fourth film of George Miller’s Road Warrior/Mad Max franchise. The post-apocalyptic action film is set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and most everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world of fire and blood exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. There’s Max (Tom Hardy), a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos and Furiosa (Charlize Theron), a woman of action and a woman who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland.

Now that is RESPECT! #coffee #pepperama #love

Now that is RESPECT! #coffee #pepperama #love

I’m Noah and here’s my angry face! #superstar #tapout #rah #tough #wrestling #justlikedad

I’m Noah and here’s my angry face! #superstar #tapout #rah #tough #wrestling #justlikedad

Hand up if you have ever made it onto an official Scanlans footy card like me? #littleleague #premiers #essendonfc #1987 #superstar

Hand up if you have ever made it onto an official Scanlans footy card like me? #littleleague #premiers #essendonfc #1987 #superstar

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What’s Better Than A Bad Dad Joke? Try 100 Of Them!

Dad-JokesWhy do crabs never give to charity? Because they’re shellfish.

With two young kids there is nothing better that dropping a Dad joke on them and either making them laugh, or in most cases feel sorry for me.  Even at work a good Dad joke can break up the momentum of the day.

So here are another 99 of them to laugh or groan at!

  1. How do you know when you are going to drown in milk? When its past your eyes!
  2. Milk is also the fastest liquid on earth - its pasteurized before you even see it
  3. A steak pun is a rare medium well done.
  4. Did you hear that the police have a warrant out on a midget psychic ripping people off? It reads “Small medium at large.”
  5. A panda walks into a bar and says to the bartender “I’ll have a Scotch and … … … … . . Coke thank you”.  ”Sure thing” the bartender replies and asks “but what’s with the big pause?” The panda holds up his hands and says “I was born with them”
  6. A man was caught stealing in a supermarket today while balanced on the shoulders of a couple of vampires. He was charged with shoplifting on two counts.
  7. I heard there was a new store called Moderation. They have everything there
  8. Our wedding was so beautiful, even the cake was in tiers.
  9. Did you hear about the new restaurant on the moon? The food is great, but there’s just no atmosphere.
  10. I went to a book store and asked the saleswoman where the Self Help section was, she said if she told me it would defeat the purpose.
  11. What did the mountain climber name his son? Cliff.
  12. I was thinking about moving to Moscow but there is no point Russian into things.
  13. My New Years resolution is to stop leaving things so late.
  14. If you’re struggling to think of what to get someone for Christmas. Get them a fridge and watch their face light up when they open it.
  15. "What’s ET short for? Because he’s only got little legs."
  16. People are making apocalypse jokes like there’s no tomorrow.
  17. What do you call an Argentinian with a rubber toe? Roberto
  18. What do you call a Mexican man leaving the hospital? Manuel
  19. I cut my finger chopping cheese, but I think that I may have grater problems.
  20. Today a girl said she recognized me from vegetarian club, but I’m sure I’ve never met herbivore.
  21. I went to the doctor today and he told me I had type A blood but it was a type O.
  22. When you have a bladder infection, urine trouble.
  23. My cat was just sick on the carpet, I don’t think it’s feline well.
  24. I dreamed about drowning in an ocean made out of orange soda last night. It took me a while to work out it was just a Fanta sea.
  25. Without geometry life is pointless.
  26. A termite walks into a bar and asks “Is the bar tender here?”
  27. What’s Forest Gump’s Facebook password? 1forest1
  28. I gave all my dead batteries away today… Free of charge.
  29. I needed a password eight characters long so I picked Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
  30. I am terrified of elevators. I’m going to start taking steps to avoid them.
  31. Tea is for mugs.
  32. What’s the advantage of living in Switzerland? Well, the flag is a big plus.
  33. Why did the octopus beat the shark in a fight? Because it was well armed.
  34. A red and a blue ship have just collided in the Caribbean. Apparently the survivors are marooned.
  35. I’ve deleted the phone numbers of all the Germans I know from my mobile phone. Now it’s Hans free.
  36. Last night me and my girlfriend watched three DVDs back to back. Luckily I was the one facing the TV.
  37. How do you organize a space party? You planet.
  38. How much does a hipster weigh? An instagram.
  39. What do you call a group of killer whales playing instruments? An Orca-stra.
  40. Why was the big cat disqualified from the race? Because it was a cheetah.
  41. A man walked in to a bar with some asphalt on his arm. He said “Two beers please, one for me and one for the road.”
  42. Just watched a documentary about beavers… It was the best damn program I’ve ever seen.
  43. Breaking news! Energizer Bunny arrested - charged with battery.
  44. Conjunctivitis.com - now that’s a site for sore eyes.
  45. A Sandwich walks into a bar, the bartender says “Sorry, we don’t serve food here”
  46. "Doctor, I’ve broken my arm in several places" Doctor "Well don’t go to those places."
  47. I’m on a whiskey diet. I’ve lost three days already.
  48. I fear for the calendar, it’s days are numbered.
  49. There’s a new type of broom out, it’s sweeping the nation.
  50. Atheism is a non-prophet organisation.
  51. Slept like a log last night … woke up in the fireplace.
  52. What did the fish say when it swam into a wall? Damn!
  53. They laughed when I said I wanted to be a comedian - they’re not laughing now.
  54. What cheese can never be yours? Nacho cheese.
  55. A police officer caught two kids playing with a firework and a car battery. He charged one and let the other one off.
  56. Velcro… What a rip-off.
  57. I’m reading a book on the history of glue - can’t put it down.
  58. Where does Napoleon keep his armies? In his sleevies.
  59. I went to the zoo the other day, there was only one dog in it. It was a shitzu.
  60. Why can’t you hear a pterodactyl go to the bathroom? The p is silent.
  61. Q: What’s 50 Cent’s name in Zimbabwe? A: 400 Million Dollars.
  62. "My Dog has no nose." "How does he smell?" "Awful"
  63. What do you call a cow with no legs? Ground beef.
  64. What did the Buffalo say to his little boy when he dropped him off at school? Bison.
  65. So a duck walks into a pharmacy and says “Give me some chap-stick… and put it on my bill”
  66. Why did the scarecrow win an award? Because he was outstanding in his field.
  67. Why did the girl smear peanut butter on the road? To go with the traffic jam.
  68. Why does a chicken coop only have two doors? Because if it had four doors it would be a chicken sedan.
  69. Why don’t seagulls fly over the bay? Because then they’d be bay-gulls!
  70. What do you call a fly without wings? A walk.
  71. What do you do when a blonde throws a grenade at you? Pull the pin and throw it back.
  72. What’s brown and sounds like a bell? Dung!
  73. How do you make a hankie dance? Put a little boogie in it.
  74. Where does batman go to the bathroom? The batroom.
  75. What’s the difference between an African elephant and an Indian elephant? About 5000 miles.
  76. Two muffins were sitting in an oven, and the first looks over to the second, and says, “man, it’s really hot in here”. The second looks over at the first with a surprised look, and answers, “WHOA, a talking muffin!”
  77. A man walks into a bar and orders helicopter flavor chips. The barman replies “sorry mate we only do plain”
  78.  Sgt.: Commissar! Commissar! The troops are revolting! Commissar: Well, you’re pretty repulsive yourself.
  79. What do you call a sheep with no legs? A cloud.
  80. I knew i shouldn’t have ate that seafood. Because now i’m feeling a little… Eel
  81. What did the late tomato say to the early tomato? I’ll ketch up
  82. What did the 0 say to the 8? Nice belt.
  83. Why didn’t the skeleton cross the road? Because he had no guts.
  84. Why don’t skeletons ever go trick or treating? Because they have nobody to go with.
  85. Why do scuba divers fall backwards into the water? Because if they fell forwards they’d still be in the boat.
  86. Have you ever heard of a music group called Cellophane? They mostly wrap.
  87. What kind of magic do cows believe in? MOODOO.
  88. Wife: Honey I’m pregnant. Me: Well…. what do we do now? Wife: Well, I guess we should go to a baby doctor. Me: Hm.. I think I’d be a lot more comfortable going to an adult doctor.
  89. At what time does the soldier go to the dentist? 1430.
  90. "Hold on, I have something in my shoe"   "I’m pretty sure it’s a foot"
  91. Why does it take longer to get from 1st to 2nd base, than it does to get from 2nd to 3rd base? Because there’s a Shortstop in between!
  92. Dad I’m hungry’ … ‘Hi hungry I’m dad
  93. When phone ringing Dad says ‘If it’s for me don’t answer it.
  94. 'Put the cat out' … 'I didn't realize it was on fire
  95. Where’s the bin? Dad: I haven’t been anywhere!
  96. Can I watch the TV? Dad: Yes, but don’t turn it on.
  97. When Dad drops a pea off of his plate ‘oh dear I’ve pee’d on the table!
  98. "Do you want some food to go with your gravy?
  99. Little Boy: Dad, can you put my shirt on? Dad: No, it doesn’t fit me.

Which one is your favorite?  Let me know in the comments below!

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Build Your Dream Mobile Phone Plan?

Raise your hand if you don’t like shopping for a new mobile phone contract? Mobile phone contracts are a pain to research on as there are many carriers in the market and the sheer number of mobile plans available is getting bigger than ever.  The problem is that there is never a mobile plan available that can provide what you really need which is either a higher calls cap, higher text cap, higher mobile data cap, a combination of all three, or 4G access to scream around the Internet.  The other problem is the 24 month contract you are locked into that can be a nightmare to get out of.

The perfect solution would be for you to choose how much you want to spend on calls, texts and data, and only pay for the combination that you decide not the carrier. Add in no fixed contract and you would be on a winner.

Well say hello to Yatango Mobile.

Yatango is a mobile service provider and technology company based in Australia, offering prepaid SIM only plans for mobile phones, tablets and Wi-Fi devices on the 4G data enabled Optus network. Yatango saves people money by showing them what they really use on their mobile devices, and gives its members the flexibility to build a personalised plan that suits their needs – so members only pay for what they need, nothing more.  And you can bring your existing number over as well!

With no locked-in contracts, members are free to take control of their mobile plan. New users can take Yatango’s 30 day FREE Trial (600 Min, 600 SMS & 1GB) which allows them to see what they really use and then build a plan to suit their needs.

Yatango also sends its members a monthly recommendation so they can optimise their plan to their actual usage & save money. They also provide reward credit for inviting friends to join and helping to answer other customers’ questions within their community forum. Yatango is all about transparency and empowering its members to take control of their mobile bill to get a better deal.

Click here to get your free 30 day trial to Yatango and kiss your costly and restrictive mobile phone contract goodbye forever.

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Australian Rules Football: Like A Rolling Maul

Bob Dylan sang in the 1960s ‘the times they are a changing’ and he was right.  Who would have thought 50 years later that the song which defined a generation would describe the game that we once loved and now just generally frustrated with: Australian Rules Football.

Remember growing up as a child and having a kick with Dad in the backyard?  He would show you the right techniques (in his eyes) and also teach you the fundamentals of how to play the game.  Then you would play junior footy and your coach would enhance your skills and teach you the basics on how to play the game from a tactical standpoint.  The basics taught were:

  • The boundary line is your best friend
  • Chop the arms if you can’t hit the ball
  • Rush the ball through the points if in trouble down back
  • Hold the player up when they take a mark so they cannot play on
  • Hit the pack hard and be the first to the ball
  • Dump your opponent in a tackle and make them feel it

These were the foundations to our football development and have been handed down from father to son, coach to player, for decades.  This is what the game stood for and the characteristics great players demonstrated a weekly basis. They were clear cut and you knew what you could do and what you couldn’t.

Look at those fundamentals and now have a look at the modern game (I can’t stand that term); you can’t do ANY of them anymore as you would be giving away a free kick!  Look at the list again and tell me I’m wrong.  What was once seen and a way of negating and stopping your opponent is now rewarded as a free pass for them.  The game has done a complete 180 degree flip on what it once stood for which was about making the contest, using every inch of the field to your advantage and do whatever you can to stop your opponent’s advantage within the rules.

Yet the biggest example of ‘the times they are a changing’ has to do with the dropping the ball / incorrect disposal rule.  Where you were once taught to pin the arms in a tackle and you will now be rewarded has now turned into PLAY ON!  They players, the coaches, the supporters, everyone is confused!

Australian Rules Football is a used to be simple game to play and to follow.  It was also a simple game to teach.  But having a look at the way the game is being policed on the ground and how there is a such a fine line between being a smart player or a liability to your team, it is no wonder so many people are disillusioned with it.

Dylan was right.  The times they are a changing and for our beautiful game it isn’t for the better.

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The Worst Pictionary Drawing Ever

As part of my role as a facilitator I often run activities to break up the day and re-energize the group.  An oldie yet a goodie is Pictionary and the innovation of the whiteboard allows more games to be played without having to kill more trees by using excessive amounts of paper.

Pictionary is also used by my colleagues in their training and during one of their inductions they set a learner the challenge to illustrate the title of a famous movie.  After one minute the following was drawn and left everyone confused:

 The Worst Pictionary Drawing Ever

Well, the movie’s title was………. The Wizard of Oz!

What do you think of the picture drawn and did it do this famous movie justice?  I think it was a dead-set shocking attempt and this person should never be allowed to play Pictionary again.

Leave your opinion in the comments below.