Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Manberries of Titanium Steel

I'm not dead yet.

On August 25, 2005, I wrote a whiny post about turning 29 in a foreign country. It was essentially a complaint about turning 30 in a year's time and my bitchy friends not letting me forget it. My non-bitchy friends did not let me forget it too, but since they were (i) nice to me (ii) threw me a party and/or (iii) fed me, I'm all good about them. They know which category they're in.

That post will never see light of day. It's not right. I should have more manberries than that.

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"There are two types of balls: there are big brave balls, and there are little mincey faggot balls."

- Bullet Proof Tony, played by Vinnie Jones, Snatch.


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I'm a student, and I'm funded through savings and family money. If I don't find work, I won't have luxuries but I won't starve. Not this dude. This dude has serious, diamond-hard, basketball-sized manberries. My own manberries feel puny and mushy in comparison.

He delivers pizza to make ends meet. He sleeps in a room with no heat under a large pile of blankets. He does all this, and he doesn't mind because he wants to make things better.

Now THAT is a Jim Braddock right there.

9 comments:

takchek said...

An irony, but it's people like him that is what Singapore needs.

Mythical said...

Reminds me of the ol' Spidey-song we used to sing in school:

"Spiderman, Spiderman, does what ever a spider can: Spins a web, hangs from walls, has a pair of titanium balls." Weird. Don't know how it arose. But then, arose by any other name is still arose.

And if you mixed manberries with strawberries, you'd have straw men. Ha.

Cowboy Caleb said...

manberries of steel indeed.

It's ok lah. Your manberries also quite hard.

Happy Belated Birthday!

Anthony said...

Takchek,

Amen brother. It's these people that Singapore ain't gonna get.

Darth Sidhe,

I wrote a reply to your comment. Blogger swallowed it. I think Blogger died from pun poisoning.

Cowboy Caleb,

Ah, they may be hard, but are they DIAMOND-hard and basketball sized? I don't think so.

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

Happy 29 Tony!

It seems only yesterday when we were younger.

Anthony said...

Shyue Chou,

Indeed. -laughs-

Cowboy Caleb said...

if you got basketball sized manberries, I would fear to be in teh same room as you.

Beach-yi said...

Singapore?

hehe...singapore don't need many of us.

KnightofPentacles said...

Thank you for the graphic compliment but I do not think I deserve it.

I am just doing what needs to be done for survival while I work on improving my situation here.

Singapore Inc does not want me. And more importantly, Singapore Inc will discard me once past my economic use-by date, as it did with the generation of the past.

The horrors and tragedy that I choose of my own volition will be more tolerable than the horrors and tragedy that befall me as a consquence of my stricken inaction.