James Magnussen: The new Ian Thorpe in so much as we are placing all our hopes on him bringing in the gold at the London Olympics. He’s golden in more ways than one now as it was announced that Magnussen has signed a deal with Samsung. Magnussen and Samsung will be ramping up the love fest as we close in on the Olympics. But with a six-pack like his does he really need more support?
Matt Groening: A big hurrah for the creator of The Simpsons. The show that just keeps going on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on will air its 500th show in the US this week. The show will of course be hitting Australian TV screen but not until mid-March as it’s being shipped over by carrier pigeon. The Simpsons began in 1989. You can read more on the SMH who carried an exclusive with Groening.
Casey Stoner: Not only does he win MotoGP World Championships, he produces children too. Or, more accurately, his wife does most of the work. Nice one, Casey. It’s a girl.
Kochie: The breakfast anchor that most men loathe was sent to broadcast live from Antarctica this week. It was apparently the first live cross ever done from down under. He met the chaps down at Casey Station and saw a sea lion eat a penguin. Good on you Kochie, we love penguins too.
James Labrecque: Note to self – next time you sell a safe on eBay and say “no returns”, make sure it doesn’t have $26,000 in it. True story. And yes, he’s American.
Random US plane pilot: Another note to self – when carrying 10kg of illegal drugs in a single engine plane, do it discreetly. Flying in front of Marine One with the President of the United States on board and having two F-16 fighter jets scrambled to intercept you is not discreet.
Gordon Ramsay: Licensed his name to a restaurant in Montreal only to be told that he was not putting enough effort into the agreement. Stick that in your chef’s hat Ramsay. His name is now being scrubbed from the restaurant.
Kochie: Sunrise sent Kochie to Antarctica. That probably says it all…