Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Ukraine Not Weak! Ukraine Strong!

Hey, Congratulations to Ukraine and Poland, who will be hosting the 2012 Euro Cup. Poland has announced special plans to have the Final Game of the Cup to be played on the surface of the sun--at night! Hey Now!

Seriously, though, let's learn some fun facts in advance of the tournament that is only 5 years away.


1. Was ruled starting in the 10 Century CE by the Piast Dynasty. That name is moderately humorous, but this line of rulers had a great sense of humor when it came to nicknames. Some of my favorites include: Boleslaus the Curly, Mieszko IV Tanglefoot, & Henry the Bearded.

2. The Poles have a tendency to win Nobel Prizes in Literature. 1905, Henryk Sienkiewicz; 1924, Władysław Reymont; 1980, Czesław Miłosz; 1996, Wisława Szymborska. Good Job! I think there was a Peace Prize in there, too.

3. Poland kicked some Commie Ass before it was cool to do so. I bet they love watching Red Dawn dubbed in Polish. Rosomak!

Next Time--Weak, feeble Ukraine.


lbutler36 said...

How did Germany invade Poland?

They walked in backwards and said they were leaving.

Badcock said...

How many polacks does it take to screw up a lightbulb? Three, cause they're so dang stupid!

Lucy Rhode said...

A friend of mine is suffering through a horrible first trimester. She’s a doctor, and says things like, “Hey embryo! Be a fetus already and grow a sack. I’m sick of puking.” She’s married to a soccer guy who had a tournament out-of-state last weekend. She asked him to skip his game in order to chip ice and hold her hair. He went. He broke his nose. She said, “Wow. I didn’t expect that from a bunch of Field Fairies.” I did laugh, and I do feel bad, but not so bad that I can’t post it here.

Badcock said...

I'd expect a veteran soccer player to be used to taking grass-stained balls in the face.