Saturday, 15 July 2017

Mark Oh Polo!

You might be familiar with Polo.  A bizarre game where a bunch of posh folks ride around on horses. These Polo Pony prancers hit a wooden or white plastic ball with some kinda' weird mallet.  Apparently, you're supposed to hit said ball with said mallet into, ideally, the opposition's goal. What the Chukka, I say.  I've read that a Chukka is a period of play in Polo. 
You might be familiar with Water Polo.  A bizarre game where a bunch of wet folks try to throw a ball into a goal.  The players chase around a rubber or a nylon ball.  The balls get bigger in size as you get older.  The balls start at size one all the way up to size five for adult men who like to play with the biggest balls while frolicking in the water. 
What you might not realise is that in Water Polo the players are riding around on Seahorses. 

Polo
Oh no
What the Chukka
Who gives a Fukka
Water Polo
Big balls, hello!
Riding on a Seahorse
Underwater intercourse
Polo is a car
Not a car by Jaguar
Polo is a mint
Strong enough to make you squint
Polo is a shirt
Goes rather well with my skirt
Polo is an aftershave
Splash some on before I rave. 

57 comments:

  1. I've played Marco Polo but not the other kinds of polo.

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    1. Hey Pat,

      Nice to know you like to hang around playing games with a Venetian merchant traveller who have come here all the way from Venus :)

      Thank you, Pat.

      Gary

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  2. Most enlighening post Gary and awesome photo's to see.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Hi Yvonne,

      Thank you for that and have a nice rest of your weekend.

      Gary

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  3. The poor horses. Marine or otherwise.

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    1. Hi Sue,

      Although a tongue-in-cheek posting, I hate any form of alleged sport that involves horses, underwater or on the land. Thanks for a serious comment on my post.

      Have a nice remainder of your weekend, Sue.

      Gary

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  4. Hi Gary - great take on polo words ... I now need a polo mint ... but have never played polo, or water polo ... but the need for a chukka might be on order - have a good weekend. Those seahorses are very pretty ... cheers Hilary

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    1. Hi Hilary,

      Thanks for your interesting comment. What the Chukka and have a polo mint while wondering about all those polo type games. Cute seahorses, indeed.

      Wishing you a lovely rest of your weekend, Hilary.

      Gary

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  5. Brilliant Gary – just brilliant! I’m quite happy for posh folks to play with balls at least it takes their minds of chasing foxes or shooting things!

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    1. Hi Barbara,

      And a brilliant comment that adds the extra angles to it all. Thank you and I wholeheartedly agree!

      Gary

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  6. I'm not familiar with any kind of Polo. Should I be worried about the men who like to play with big balls?

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    1. Hi River,

      Only if said men playing with big balls have even bigger hygiene problems.

      Thank you, River. A happy Sunday to you.

      Gary

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  7. I wonder how many sea horses have been whacked with a ball? Because you know those poor horses get hit with the mallets now and then.

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    1. Hi Alex,

      Hopefully, when the seahorses get whacked off, um, when the seahorses get whacked with a ball it just bounces harmlessly off them. As for the above ground Polo, I think it's indeed a rather cruel sport.

      Wishing you a most excellent remainder of the weekend.

      Gary

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  8. It seems that more going on under the water than above.

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    1. Hi Arleen,

      Underwater intercourse starring a male seahorse carrying the female seahorse's eggs in his pouch.

      Thank you, Arleen.

      Gary

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  9. I watched a dry land polo match once, and it was the most terrified I've been at a sporting event. Maybe I'll stick to watching water polo while wearing a snorkel.

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    1. Hey Pickleope Von Pickleope,

      A good idea to watch the wet version of polo. Thank you and have a nice snorkel Sunday.

      Gary :)

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  10. well you just ruined it for those water polo guys, they aren't happy to see each other, it's just a sea horse.

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    1. Pat in the Hatt,

      The water polo guys like to see horse of the underwater tickly type.

      Gary

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  11. Your Blog is AMAZING!!!

    in our northern areas people play horse polo and it often telecasts on national t.v .
    i am not huge fan of this game though.
    heard first time about water polo
    must be swimming horse polo lol

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    1. Hi baili,

      Very nice to meet you. Thank you for such a kind compliment :)

      That makes two of us that are not exactly fans of above ground horse polo.

      Swimming horse polo, indeed. Very good and thanks :)

      Gary

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  12. We played water polo in high school gym class. I wasn't very good at it. As for Marco Polo, when we'd get up a game of that in my aunt's pool, she had about a 5 minute tolerance for it before yelling out the window to shut the hell up. lol

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    1. Hi JoJo,

      They must of flooded out the gym floor to play water polo! :) Shut the hell up to Marco Polo :)

      Thanking you, JoJo.

      Gary

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  13. I imagine seahorses are a lot easier to clean up after than the on-land version!

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    1. Hi Annalisa,

      Excellent! LOL

      Gary

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  14. I'm astounded at your description of what happens in a water polo game, and even more impressed by your poem.

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    1. Hi Lynda,

      It takes some balls to play water polo. Glad my poem made an impression on your kind self. Thank you, Lynda.

      Gary

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  15. I love your poem. I have no comprehension of polo other than knowing that the American actress named Megan something has been hanging around to watch Prince Harry play.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Hey Janie,

      Very pleased you liked my attempt at poetry. Thank you. Ah yes, Meghan Markle who now resides in Toronto. Wonder what Prince Harry was playing this time besides Polo....

      Love,

      Gary :)

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  16. Polo is a despicable game for billionaires and fox hunting is a indefensible sport for shameful people. However, your poem is great!
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    1. Hey bazza aka Barry,

      Oh how right you are, good sir! I'm glad you saw beyond just the satire in my post. Glad you thought the poem was great.

      Have a good Sunday, Barry.

      Gary

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  17. The mints are my favourite kind of polo.

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    1. Hi Patsy,

      As long as the mints are in mint condition. Nothing worse than a stale polo mint.

      Thank you, Patsy.

      Gary

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  18. I'm polo ignorant :) I learn new things from your blog, which is always fun. And speaking of fun, that is what your poem is! Hope you are enjoying a really nice weekend!

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    1. Hey Martha,

      Oh yeah, amazing what you can learn from me, or not learn from me :) Thanks for liking my tongue place firmly in cheek poetry.

      It's a beautiful, sunny Sunday evening over here! Take it easy, eh.

      Gary

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  19. It is sometimes played on the beach near here. With real horses not the marine kind I imagine!

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    1. Hi Suzanne,

      Most likely they use real horses on the beach near you. The seahorses team up with super starfish.

      Have a pleasant Sunday evening, Suzanne.

      Gary :)

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  20. LOL - my dad used to play water polo once upon a time. Way too hard for me! :)

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    1. Hey Jemi,

      Okay and I reckon your dad liked all those cute seahorses! :)

      Thanks, Jemi. Have a good one, eh.

      Gary

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  21. I had no idea of the seahorse involvement in this water sport; however, now that you've pointed it out, it makes perfect sense. You're better than Wikipedia!

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    1. Hey Lee,

      Always a delight to see your good self visiting my rather obscure blog. Thank you. Now you know about seahorses and their underwater activities in a water polo game. The source came from Penny's site as in, "Woofipedia"!

      Have a nice week ahead, Lee.

      Gary :)

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  22. Explain the riding on seahorses?

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    1. Hi Riot Kitty,

      Thank you for asking such a question. You'll have to ask those who participate in water polo and ask the seahorses if they feel a bit resentful of not getting more attention to what they do.

      Thank you and stay strong, my kind friend.

      Gary

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  23. I see you're big into polo of all kinds. ;) It's the seahorses, isn't it?

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    1. Hey Shannon,

      Oh yeah, I'm obsessed with all things polo! The seahorses have been know to tickle my toes. Ooohhhh!!! LOL

      Thank you, Shannon and look after your good self.

      Gary :)

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  24. Ver-r-r-ry inter-r-resting, as the little man on "Laugh In" used to say :)

    I'm with those who dislike so-called sports involving animals of any kind ...

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    1. Hi Jenny,

      Indeed and sock it to me! :)

      Even though not mentioned in my post, I also hate any alleged sports involving animals of any kind.

      Thank you, my thoughtful friend. Wishing you a nice weekend.

      Gary

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  25. Hehehehehehe I've always been curious about Polo, but to be honest, I've never been able to figure out the rules.

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    1. Hi Misha,

      I'm only curious about how many polo mints one has to consume before the mouth can take no more :) Polo rules? Not sure if there is any!

      Have a good weekend, Misha.

      Gary

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  26. Haha - Now, that was a rather amusing post. Your poem made me smile. I always knew there was a poet inside of you.

    This commercial came to mind. Have you seen it?

    https://youtu.be/BjHK2Uczq7o

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    1. Hey, it's True!

      Thanks for your thoughts. This might well surprise you. Even though poetry can make me feel violently ill, I've been known to do some serious poetry that's been featured on a blog site where the blogger is actually well known, unlike shy and humble me! LOL

      I is well well, thank you. Hope you are going to have a peaceful, positive weekend, True. That was one Geico of an add!

      Gary

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  27. Now that's a poem sir! Hahahaha well done that man x

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  28. Gary you are on a roll! Love your fancy pants words, they are the best words!

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