Skidmark sends in this story that had me shaking my head all weekend long:
D'Arcy and Monk apologise for gun photos
Here's the grainy picture they posted on Facebook:Nick D'Arcy and Kenrick Monk have apologised for their "fantastic" bit of fun, but still have to explain themselves to keep their spots in Australia's Olympic team.D'Arcy and Monk returned to Australia on Friday and quickly apologised for posing for photos in the US while holding powerful firearms.
(pic from this story)
Sweet baby Jesus, are you kidding me? These two look like nothing more than poseur dorks, caught mugging for the camera and looking all the world like a couple of grade A wanna-bes. And they had to fly home to Australia to apologize for their actions? Read up on the antics of these two:
D'Arcy was kicked off the 2008 Olympic team after assaulting former swimmer Simon Cowley in a bar, leaving him with multiple facial injuries....Last year, Monk avoided charges after telling police he was the victim of a hit and run accident but later confessed he broke his elbow when he fell off his skateboard.
So, one got drunk and beat someone up, the other committed out-and-out fraud. And yet them appearing with perfectly legal items in another country is putting the Australian swim team in a bad light? Seriously? In a nation founded by convicts, this is what sends them into an absolute frothing tizzy? The same country that gave us Mad Max and AC/DC is now soiling their bloomers over pictures of athletes in other countries?
Look, there is precisely ZERO chance that these numbskulls could get any of those weapons back to Australia. Zero. They were having a bit of completely harmless fun, posing with items that are more difficult to get in Oz than in the US - but not banned. There is no difference between the above shot and them getting pictures taken at Home Depot holding chainsaws - in neither case are the tools functional, they'd never get them home, and it was just a silly moment.
Then again, Oz was settled by the English, and look at "Great" Britain these days...
That is all.