Monday, March 19, 2007

Ireland Cricket Team Shocks at the World Cup

The Irish cricket team has stunned the world by defeating cricket heavyweight Pakistan in its first year qualifying for the cup in the West Indies.

Ranked 14, team Ireland has overcome all odds in their upset win against Pakistan. The Pakistani team was ranked fourth, have been in the world cup for decades, and have even won a championship, while the Irish team is still fairly new.

Congratulations to Ireland. They won on St. Patrick's Day, and will be celebrating the victory in a pub over some Guinness.

Also, happy St. Patrick's Day to everyone in the United States or Ireland.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

1000 Visits

That's right, I've finally collected 1000 visits since Novmember 2006. I think I may get back into the posting spirit. I would encourage others to do the same.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

A Very Sad Day

Today we mourn the loss of Ian Richardson, one of the greatest television actors of our time. The Englishman was best known for his role as Francis Urquhart. Richardson played the machiavellian chief whip of the British House of Commons in the hugely popular series, House of Cards. We will miss him very much.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

The Kingdom Movie Trailer

The Kingdom is the film that brought Jamie Foxx, Jason Bateman, Chris Cooper, and Jeremy Piven to Abu Dhabi. The first trailer was recently released and now available online.

I thought it might be good to post the trailer on here, as I previously posted showing off about the cool actors I met. Now you can see how the movie itself has turned out.

It takes place in Riyahd, where the filmmakers never actually went (but Abu Yayha did) and very little was actually filmed in Abu Dhabi. All the same, it will be fun to pick out the actors I've chilled out with and the parts of the city that made it into the film.

It opens in the US on April 20th.

Monday, January 01, 2007


I made that myself.
Haha. Hahaha. I have reached 2007 before my readers in America. I gotta tell you, it looks like a pretty good year so far. I drank a whole bottle of champagne. (I didn't really.)

Sunday, December 31, 2006

Happy Holidays!

This is my last post of 2006.

This needs to be special.

Very special.

First, I need to say Happy Holidays to my readers in all corners of the world! I enjoyed a very Merry Christmas here in Abu Dhabi, and hope for a happy new year.

Although there was no snow, I visited Ski Dubai for the first time and was very satisfied by what it had to offer. My family and I were easily the best skiers on the hill. We were blasting down those slopes at speeds the other skiers couldn't even comprehend. Most of the other skiers were visiting from the UK, and had no understanding of the high-speed American sport of skiing. They told me that while there was some skiing in the United Kingdom, "it really isn't all that brilliant," and clearly inferior to that of the States. There are two different ways down the hill: normal and experts. I went down with the experts. The whole thing is pretty strange. With the walls and ceilings, it just seems weird to ski down the slope. After a while, I got used to it, and proved my skill by going 0 to 200 mph in 1.6 seconds. (I made those numbers up)

We've got the cousins from Connecticut visiting us here in Abu Dhabi. They, unlike my fellow bloggers, were not too scared to come here. Our 2006 will be cut short. Because of the time difference, 2006 will be about 8 hours shorter than 2005, as I started it eastern time and am finishing it Abu Dhabi time. What a gip! Oh well. Depending where I am a year from now, I might get a longer 2007 than ever before.

This is the Waldo Files first Christmas. Me and the Waldo Files have been celebrating by listening to Billy Mack's (Bill Nighy's) Christmas tunes and watching excellent Christmas films like Love Actually and Muppet Christmas Carol. I would recommend both. You can find Nighy in the bottom left hand corner. He got famous this summer from playing Davy Jones, but his best performance is clearly in this film. Be sure to watch it.

My Christmas was very nice. I recieved many gifts, and gave lots While love doesn't cost anything and requires no thought or time to give, it is extremely important and the best gift one can possibly get. I celebrated Christmas at St. Joseph's Church. Maybe I will describe the church in a later post, and maybe I won't. Just wait and see.
So now 2006 is at an end. It's been a great year for blogging: lots of wars, peace, initiatives to save people, initiatives to make movies, happiness, sadness, laughter, crying, and of course, plenty of important and thoughtful opinions bouncing around the internet.
So what will 2007 bring? Who knows. We'll have to wait and see.

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Don't Kill Saddam Initiative: Failure

I regret to inform my loyal readers that the Don't Kill Saddam Initiative has reached mission failure. Not to my surprise, Saddam was hanged early this morning for crimes against Kurds. Don't Kill Saddam Teammates: We have failed.

Although the mission met an overall failure, there were some substantial victories along the way. We have found several allies in our quest to not kill Saddam.

Pope Benedict XVI and his Vatican crew spoke out against the Saddam hanging. They called the execution "tragic" and predicted it would result in only more violence in the Middle East.

Countries such as Italy, Brazil, and Russia also spoke out against the killing.

So even though we've failed in our initiative, at least we know that others have failed too. We've failed together.