Wednesday, June 30, 2010

What exactly is this FOOTBALL FEVER???

We want to share this joke Mummy received in her mail yesterday.…

A man has great tickets for the World Cup Final. As he sits down,
another man comes down and asks if anyone is sitting in the empty seat
next to him.
“No,” he says, “the seat is empty.”
“This is incredible!” says the other man. “Who in their right mind
would have a seat like this for the World Cup Final, the biggest
sporting event, and not use it?”
“Well, actually, the seat belongs to me. My wife was supposed to come
with me, but she passed away. This is the first World Cup Final we
haven't been to together since we got married.”
“Oh ... I'm sorry to hear that. That's terrible. But couldn't you find
someone else, a friend or relative, or even a neighbour to take the
The man shakes his head. “No, they're all at the funeral...”

Talk of Football fever! Made Mummy wonder about ….**wink****!!

Now for Part 2:
Have you heard of the ‘OCTOPUS ORACLE’ yet?

This 2 year old British origin octopus, now living in Germany in the city of Oberhausen, seems to be the latest in the line of famous oracles!
Daddy is fond of this oracle:

(Matrix trilogy: Daddy must have watched it atleast a GAZILLION times!!)

And Mummy is fond of this:

(Agatha from 'Minority Report'. We suspect it is her 'Saviour' who makes mummy swoon Mummy actually likes)

But an Octopus Oracle!! And that too not out of any Hollywood flick?
We think he is somehow fibbing don’t really know what to make of it.

Paul seems to have predicted correctly about all the four matches Germany has played in the FIFA world cup, including the country’s shocking loss to Serbia!!
His technique is very simple. He picks up his food from a glass container with the flag of the country he thinks will win a certain match! (Click HERE to see Paul in action)
The officials of the Aquarium where he stays have also reported that the duration he takes to decide on the winner indicates the difficulty level or length of the match!!

For example, he took just seconds to pick out Germany as a winner against England indicating the easy 4-1 win. (But of course, it was a 4-2! That referee should be shown a red card!)
Paul has predicted that Germany will win their next match against Argentina. And judging by the length of time he took to predict this (45 minutes, to be precise) this match is going to be a Long, Exciting one, even with the probability of extending to extra-time and penalties!
Well, that remains to be seen.
And we can’t really make up our minds about whether or not to believe a ‘Psychic Octopus’.

Psychic or otherwise, Paul certainly is getting a lot of press, and definitely some extra special treats! What more can an octopus ask for?



Remington said...

I heard about that too! Strange!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Loved your joke - very funny!!!

Our Dad loves that Oracle too - everytime he has it on the TV, Mom says NOT AGAIN!!!

Paul is quite the octopus - bet lots of betters would love to get an inside tip.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

little princess Luna~ said...

what most naughty joke-heehee. :)
mr. octopus scares mums...but interesting none the less.


Sallie said...

All at the funeral...LOL!

I hope you are coming to our Hawaii party. Hope to see you there!

houndstooth said...

We were just watching Paul on the news last night! Let's hope for Germany's sake that he's right. Although, I don't really have a strong loyalty to either team!

That joke is hilarious!


Teddy Bear said...

That was a great joke. BOL!!!

Teddy Bear

Lorenza said...

Hi, Ginger and Buddy!
LOL! I love that joke!
Now that Mexico is out... my next fav is Germany!
Kisses and hugs

Lola said...

Well, I didn't have any feelings one way or another about that match, but now I'll root for Germany for the sake of Paul's reputation. I wonder if Paul's a betting Octopus. I guess he's done pretty well if he is.

Very funny joke, too.

wags, Lola

Chewy said...


I have heard of that joke. BOL! Anyways my poppa has seen the matrix a galzion times too!

Paws and Licks

hero said...

That's a funny one... and yes, the Argentina and Germany game is going to be interesting.

Licks, hero

The Thuglets said...

We loved your joke!!!

Dropped in to say hello, we're busy catching up on all the blogs as we've been a way a while.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thuglets

Maggie and Mitch said...

Your joke cracked us all up! haha
Thank you for the early morning laugh!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

El'bow and Hauwii said...

hahahha that was funny

El'bow & Hauwii