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Joke Factory: The Twist versus the Screw Jokes & other Funny Stuff 13 APR 2012

It’s the Spring of 1957 and Bobby goes to pick up his date, Peggy Sue. Bobby’s a pretty hip guy with his own car and a ducktail hairdo. When he arrives at the front door, Peggy Sue’s father answers and invites him in.

“Peggy Sue’s not ready yet, so why don’t you have a seat?” he says. “That’s cool.” says Bobby.

Peggy Sue’s father asks Bobby what they are planning to do. Bobby replies politely that they will probably just go to the malt shop or to a drive-in movie.

Peggy Sue’s father responds “Why don’t you kids go out and screw? I hear all of the kids are doing it.”

Naturally this comes as quite a surprise to Bobby and he says “Whaaaat?”

“Yeah,” says Peggy Sue’s father, “Peggy Sue really likes to screw; she’ll screw all night if we let her!”

Bobby’s eyes light up and a smile breaks out from ear to ear. Needless to say, the evening’s plans have just been completely revised. A few minutes later, Peggy Sue comes downstairs in her little poodle skirt with her saddle shoes and announces that she’s ready to go. Almost breathless with anticipation, Bobby escorts his date out the front door while Peggy Sue’s dad calls out “Have a good evening kids,” with a wink for Bobby.

About 20 minutes later, a thoroughly disheveled Peggy Sue rushes back into the house, slams the door behind her and screams at her father: “DAMMIT DADDY! THE TWIST!!!!! IT’S CALLED THE TWIST!!!!!”

Photo: Masked Ball (Skilpad Vlei Wine Estate) My Life 02 MAR 2011

On a warm April evening back in 2009, Chantelle and I found ourselves joining good friends Dean and Zania at Skilpad Vlei Wine Estate for an exciting masked ball, for which as you can see above, the girls went all out for.

There was food, there was dancing and there was even a lucky hat spot prize competition, where I know I won something but can’t quite remember what. Think it was a voucher for a beauty treatment at their spa or something like that.

Anyway, it was a good night for all (even if Zania eventually retired with a bit of an upset stomach), and I think the photo above is proof enough of that! :)

The Official Opening of Gashuku 2010 Martial Arts 21 OCT 2010

The evening of Friday 15 October marked the official start of Funakoshi Karate International South Africa Gashuku 2010, even though technically the event was already three days into its 15 day duration.

Kicking off just after 19:00 at perennial Gordon’s Bay dance floor favorite, The Barn, the amazing ladies from Tamashii-Daiko attempted to blow the venue’s roof off with their powerful Taiko, or traditional Japanese drumming to you and me. As per usual they were flashy, controlled and skilled, under the guidance of leader Ursula Coenen. Since we last encountered them, their little group has more than doubled its numbers and they put together a fantastic display of this drumming martial art.

From there it was the turn of the Gordon’s Bay dojo to put on its show, which included a mass performing of Kata Impi to music (We will Rock You), combined with some more orchestrated movements that resulted in the forming of a giant circle around the dance floor. For this particular demonstration, the lights were switched off and the neons came on, resulting a brilliant visual affect as all the white gi’s glowed brightly under the purple light! (Note to self. Doing this after putting on a literally brand new out of the bag gi will result in you glowing the absolute brightest and running the risk of blinding everyone beside you!)

We then had some further demonstrations that included a unison kata from Anke, Dean and Wickus (to the sound of a funked up Chariots of Fire track), a solo Kata from Sanette, a fun little display from the tiny kids that make up the Samurai group, complete in their silky black uniforms, and then an en masse mock fighting sequence to good old Kung Fu Fighting, ending off with a mock finishing blow from one of the little Samurai pipsqueaks to each and every one of us on the dance floor.

An hilarious affair indeed!

Sensei Marius and Sensei Kai weren’t going to disappoint either, asking their German students to perform some unison katas for us, before they themselves revealed the latest, brand new kata that is entering the Funakoshi syllabus, the first time anyone in South Africa has ever seen it!

As an added bonus, Sensei Jonathan’s sister Kaylie put on a contemporary dancing routine (which she was asked to repeat because the neons didn’t pick out her costume as she had originally hoped the first time around), and even the girls from Temperance Town put on a little dance for the rest of us.

The demonstrations now done, the all important handing out of the official Gashuku t-shirts took place, hand delivered by our own little Ms and Mrs Funakoshi pageant winners, all dressed in their pageant winning wear.

By this stage the drink and food were beginning to flow freely, conversation levels were leaning towards deafening, and it wasn’t long until all the official details were wrapped up and the Barn was transformed back to its usual form – a dance floor catering to both sokkie and contemporary dance music lovers.

In other words, karateka party time! :)

Left Step, Right Step and Power to the People! My Life 06 FEB 2008

DDRAt last! A chilled evening where Chantelle and I could just laze about and watch television for a change – what bliss! And a much needed evening of quiet time in all honesty because it looks like the weekend is going to be a bumper one again, what with meeting up with Retha in Strand/Gordon’s Bay on Friday night, Gary and Michelle’s wedding on Saturday and the dreaded 2nd ever meeting of the parents on Sunday evening for supper.

I skipped out on my now routine katabox class as we had organised to go for a nice walk when Chantelle arrived home after work in the evening. Of course, unable to resist my new toy, I happily warmed up for the walk by stomping around on my dance mat, resulting in a very bouncy and very sweaty Craig opening the door for his lady when she finally arrived. Of course, first things first, C hardly had enough time to put her stuff down before I had dragged her into the lounge, put her unwilling feet on the mat and pushed the play button!

A few wobbly moments in which I braced myself to catch her, C quickly got the hang of it and it wasn’t two minutes before I went out to get my second mat and join up with her. We played a couple of quick songs before she got frustrated enough to remind me about our walk so that was that for Dancing Stage for the night – but don’t you fret – I plan on getting her back on track tonight! ;)

Not that I’m complaining about the walk though – we ended up going for a brisk walk interspersed with jogs that lasted just about an hour long and left C in serious need of a foot massage. Of course, I didn’t oblige, but we did go to Roman’s Pizza instead in order to soothe the pain. Seeing as I had made her jealous with my tales of their pizza on Friday night, C was determined to give them a spin – with much positive results I tell you! I once again went for my tangy Russian with added pineapple while she picked out the spinach and feta Greek pizza with added bacon.

For viewing entertainment, we settled on watching a taped copy of that much talked about Carte Blanche show from the other day regarding Eskom and the current SA power woes. Neither of us had seen this expose yet and boy was it an eye-opener! It is unbelievable this web of lies and deceit Eskom seems intent on continuing to feed us as our country slowly grinds to a halt. All I can say is good work Derek Watts and the team, but still, I kind of wish Deborah Patta had done the show – she would have grilled the Eskom representatives on the spot!

In any event, although the trains were delayed today (I don’t think Eskom was behind this one though), Eskom isn’t going to be able to derail my day – I’ve got TWO copies of Popular Mechanics in the bag as reading material! Just in case, you never know…