The games men play!
World Cup fever has come and gone and, now that temperatures have dropped, cooler
heads are looking at ways to improve the quality and integrity of the planet's most
The Gecko has learned from sources deep inside football officialdom that a new penalty
card may be announced soon which is designed to keep players from faking injuries
and whining so gratuitously before millions of unimpressed fans and TV viewers.
Called the "cry-baby card", any player deemed over-acting in the hopes
of tricking referees into believing that some serious injury has actually been sustained
will be forced to put on a pair of diapers over his shorts and continue playing.
For a second violation, the nappied player will be suspended for five minutes and
sent to sit in a playpen on the sidelines.
** Journalists are unbiased, right? And they always try and cover all sides of the
issue in question, right?
The Post received an email from a reporter based in Europe who will arrive in a few
days and needs some help. The request was: "....right now I need to get hold
of some kind of diplomatic sources who off the record will say that the current political
climate in Cambodia will not result in a free and fair election. So if you can think
of any good names of persons to call at the Phnom Penh embassies - British, American,
Canadian, Australian or whatever - I would be very grateful if you would email them
** The CamNet Community Bulletin Board has some interesting opportunities on it.
When you click on "Cambodian People's Party (CPP)" the next page that comes
up reads: "Earn Extra Income. $100,000 Guaranteed! Click Here". Further
on, net surfers are introduced to William G. Fisher, authorized agent Allegro global
marketing Inc. and the Super Power Income 100% Turn Key Business with a Lifetime
Heaps of details follow on how the plan works including: "Don't sign up before
you see our members commission checks and bank deposits and then call their bank
** The monkeys at Angkor Wat are not very happy. They tore down the campaign posters
put up on trees by the Ung Huot's party.
However, the view from Phnom Penh is different. Said one voter: "The man who
protects trees the most is Ung Huot because his picture is on every one in town."