Another Aussie legend bites the dust.
The Thorpedo was never one to settle for less than his absolute best and he no longer felt that he was able to give at that level so at the tender age of 24 he has quit the sport.
Swimming is one of the hardest disciplines of any competitive sport, the hours of training that are required to reach the top, and Ian certainly reached the top, are hard to comprehend for anyone who is not involved.
Australia, and I feel confident the rest of the world, is proud to have been witness to the amazing feats he has produced in the pool, as well he has been a role model for athletes everywhere.
There is little doubt that Ian will make a success of whatever he turns his hand to next and as a sports fan I dips me lid to him for the joy he has brought to us.
I'm thinking... New Event at the Olympic Games... here folks!
Just imagine the training routines, not to mention the togetherness factor.... (I asked you not to mention the togetherness factor) the team spirit that would be built up during bonding sessions!!
GEOGRAPHY OF A WOMAN.
Between 18 and 20 a woman is like
naturally beautiful with fertile deltas.
Between 21 and 30 a woman is like
to trade especially for someone with cash.
Between 31 and 35 she is like
her own beauty.
Between 36 and 40 a woman is like
warm and desirable place to visit.
Between 41and 50 she is like
past mistakes. Massive reconstruction is now necessary.
Between 51 and 60, she is like
un-patrolled. The frigid climate keeps people away.
Between 61 and 70, a woman is like
conquering past but alas, no future.
After 70, they become
THE GEOGRAPHY OF A MAN.
Between 15 and 70 a man is like Iraq - ruled by a dick.
(Thank the lord I'll be free of him/it next year.)
The crew on an overseas airliner;
"No, no," the copilot protests, "Chinese not bomb
A plane leaves
captain. His copilot is Chinese. It's the first time they've flown
together and an awkward silence between the two seems to
indicate a mutual dislike.
Once they reach cruising altitude, the Jewish captain activates
the auto pilot, leans back in his seat, and mutters, "I don't like
"No rike Chinese?" asks the copilot, "why not?"
"You people bombed Pearl Harbor, that's why!"
Peahl Hahbah! That Japanese, not Chinese."
"Japanese, Chines, Vietnamese... doesn't matter,
you're all alike!"
There's a few minutes of silence. "No rike Jews!" the
copilot suddenly announces.
"Why not?" asks the captain.
"Jews sink Titanic," the copilot responds.
"Jews didn't sink the Titanic!" exclaims the captain,
"It was an iceberg!"
"Iceberg, Goldberg, Greenberg,
(Once more... that should have offended most of you.)
If I play a stupid girl
and ask a stupid question
I've got to follow it through.
What am I supposed to do -