I wrote something for the Winter 2008 howies catalogue called 'An ode to the potato'. It's an ode to the potato; specifically, an ode to the potatoes that grew in my garden this year. The nice illustrations are by Nicholas Saunders.
Have a look at the catalogue if you can. I think it's the best one for a while. The farmer's version of the Lord's Prayer is a ripper.
Kimbo Slice's real name is Kevin Ferguson and is 33 years old. Kimbo
Slice is approximately 6'2 tall, and weighs 250 lbs although his weight
varies between fights. Kimbo is always shown with a full beard and a
Slice was a star defensive football player for Miami Palmetto High
School in the Pinecrest area of Miami, Florida. In college, he went on
to the University of Miami on academic scholarship, but did not play
football. He was there for only a year and a half.
Slice worked as a bodyguard for RK Netmedia, a Miami-based pornography
production/promotion company responsible for number of popular adult
Kimbo Slice has a son called Kevlar and a daughter called Kevina.
Kimbo Slice was a Miami, Florida-based underground street fighter. The
underground fight videos swept across the web making him an overnight
sensation. The brutal knockouts, tough appearance of Kimbo, and catchy
phrases increased his popularity. Kimbo appeared in eight street fight
videos, winning seven of them. His lone lost was to Boston police
officer, Sean Gannon. The fight was marred with controversy because
Kimbo's crew says Gannon broke the fight rule (see kimbo fight rules
below). Many Kimbo critics state that Kimbo never fought anyone decent
As mentioned above, Kimbo has his own fight rules:
Kimbo Slice Street Fight Rules:
1.This is not a mixed martial art or a street fight
2.Only punching allowed (no elbows, knees, kicks, etc.)
3.Stand up fighting only
4.No holding or grappling with opponent is allowed
5.If someone is knocked down he has thirty seconds to get up and continue fighting
6.Ways to win are KO, thirty second count out, and if the other guy quits
Like lots of people, I've read lots of stuff about it in the papers. Most of it was waffle. But here's the best one pager I've found so far, from the FT. A great piece to read if you don't want to wade through all of the dross and just fancy some proper good writing. Web version here.