All I Can Say Is *Ouch*!

September 28, 2007

I note that a Russian lady has given birth to her 12th baby. That’s a feat in itself, but this freaky monster, err lovely girl, weighed in at a part-stretching 17lbs! 7.7Kgs in new money. Youch.

Luckily for the mother the baby was delivered by Caesarean section.

The thing that struck me as quite cute though was that the Russian social services gave her a washing machine. I’m sure that’s the first thing you’d want after carrying and giving birth to a small elephant! Aspirin, morphine, a wheelchair, large amounts of vodka, burgers for life for your huge bundle of joy. Then give me the washing machine.

Anyway, good luck to them. Must be fun for their neighbours though 🙂

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Sydney’s Most Eligible

August 14, 2007

Speaking of crushing disappointments (see also here), Tom Scarpignato – Sydney’s most eligible bachelor – has employed the services of his Mum Rosemary to help him find a girlfriend.

Desperate 37 year-old Tom has turned to his mother (who was the one who proclaimed her son to be the ‘Most Eligible Bachelor’) to find him some love after failing to do so under his own steam. This was despite having tried “every conceivable avenue to meet girls – blind dates, friends of friends, rsvp.com, speed dating .. ”

I’m no Dr Phil, but frankly Tom, if you still haven’t found someone after all that, getting your mum involved really isn’t going to help. In fact, I’d go so far as to suggest that any girls that are interested in you because of your mum (and that meet her criteria) are precisely the sort of women you should be running from. Maybe that’s just me?

I can’t help but be reminded of the old TV series ‘Sorry’ with Ronnie Corbett. In fact the slightly scary looking Mrs Scarpignato reminds me of Timothy Lumsden’s mum too … spooky.

Tom and his mum  Timothy and mother

Good luck Tom. I’m sure you’ll be beating them off with a pointy stick anytime now! Failing all that, I hear Mali is pretty good for picking up chicks 😉