The following jokes about yesterday’s unbelievable 7-1 drubbing of Brazil by Germany in the World Cup semi-final were rolling around in my head when I woke up this morning. I’m not sure they’re that funny, but I am pretty sure this means I need help.
Q: How do you make a Brazilian soccer player stand tall?
A : Give him feet.
Q : How do you make a Brazilian soccer player run?
A : Turn his countrymen loose on him.
Q : Why was Brazil’s keeper Julio Cesar so often out of position yesterday?
A : He was busy doing an interview with Jian Ghomeshi.
Q : Why did Germany score so much in yesterday’s game?
A : They’ve always been a very goal-oriented people.
Yesterday’s match was not even Kroos, Brazil looked like a Lahm being led to slaughter. They scored one late goal, but got no Klose.
By the time it was 2-0, you Khedira pin drop in the stadium, it was Ozil quiet.
Of manager Phil Scolari, Brazilian supporters were heard to Mertesacker him. But Germany’s manager had to Loew the result.
Schurrle this spells the end of any Brazilian notions of football supremacy.
Abject apologies and Go Netherlands!
Yesterday’s piece about Gary Benson engendered more immediate and positive response than anything else I’ve written, which is a nice indication of how well and widely Gary was liked, and how much he’ll be missed. I’d just like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their kind words and comments, both on this site and through email. It was especially moving to hear from Gary’s brother Herb and his son Rod, who I remember meeting many years ago, when we were probably both kids.
I don’t see any harm in passing on the following information about Gary’s funeral service, for those who haven’t heard about it and want to attend. Gary’s service will be held on Wednesday, March 19th at 2:00 p.m. at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. E. in Scarborough (between Kennedy Rd. and Midland Ave.)