Scottish miserabilist cinema classic…
…Elephant’s Graveyard is in Youtube in full in all its unmitigated horrendous glory:
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The world of boxing is a curious one.
The WBO started after a group of Puerto Rican and Dominican businessmen broke out of the World Boxing Association’s 1988 annual convention in Isla Margarita, Venezuela.
The WBO twice moved Darrin Morris up in its super-middleweight rankings in 2001, despite the fact that he was dead. Morris was Number 7 at the time of his death and Number 5 when the WBO discovered the error. Varcarcel said, “We obviously missed the fact that Darrin was dead. It is regrettable.”
In early 1998, Roy Jones, Jr. announced that he was relinquishing his WBC World Light Heavyweight Championship. In response, the organization ordered a bout between German contender Graciano Rocchigiani and former champion Michael Nunn to fill the vacancy, sanctioning it as a world championship match.
On March 21, 1998 Rocchigiani won the fight and a WBC belt; in the subsequent WBC rankings, he was listed as “Light-Heavyweight World Champion.” Jones, however, had a change of heart and asked if the WBC would reinstate him as the champion. In a move that violated nearly a dozen of its own regulations, the WBC granted the reinstatement. Rocchigiani received a letter from the WBC advising that the publishing of his name as champion was a typographical error, and he had never really been the official titleholder.
The WBA has been plagued with charges of corruption for years. In perhaps the most notable instance, promoter Bob Arum claimed in a 1982 interview that he had to pay off WBA officials to obtain rankings. In a 1981 Sports Illustrated article, a WBA judge claimed that he was influenced by the WBA president to support certain fighters. The same article also discussed a variety of bribes paid to WBA officials to obtain title fights or rankings with the organisation.
By Serbian artist Ana Kraš. Click the link to see all the animals.
I’m somewhere between the lion and the frog, although i always wanted to be the racoon.