” Pretenders ” … Written & Performed by Big Virge

So, quite the month it’s been people ….

All kinds of industry awards for film and music, pretenders to thrones being disappointed, whilst other pretenders to thrones, getting their props, from their peers.

In Hollywood, it’s such a farcically, perverted place, that it’s hard to truly believe that awards are given to individuals, solely based upon the quality of their, respective works, or merely because they sucked the right persons whatever, these days … !!!!!

Politically, well it seems that the Brits’ have got their noses out of joint over, alleged, covert, Russian Misbehaviour, on British Soil … ???

Now, this in turn, has garnered support from a lot of nations apparently … ???

…. and of course, the US, via it’s President, has let Vladimir, and his foreign diplomats know, that they apparently are no longer welcome, where they once were.

Also, the North Korea situation has been hitting headlines, as it appears that recent exchanges between America and North Korea, that were quite tempestuous, were no more than a lot of hot air, as, not only has Kim Jong Un, met with the Chinese Premier, President Xi Jinping, but apparently, he’s now cool with The Trumpster’, and other leaders, who seem to rather quickly be joining the queue to talk with a man who, barely months ago, was being labelled as a dangerous, out of control, tyrannical leader ….. ???

Something isn’t quite adding up people ….. ???

As comedian, George Carlin would i’m sure of suggested, the viagra seems to have worn off, and dick swinging has stopped for a while at least, so that the limp dick leaders of this world, can prove that, ” Pretense “, is indeed, along with those little pills, their greatest ally.

Also, the word is that, Donald will never get to build his wall, to keep the Mexicans out, as he so vehemently claimed he would do, on his way to the Whitehouse !

(which, as a sidetone, quickly reminds me, is Guantanamo still open ???)

Okay back to Americas’ current big shot caller ….

It also seems that he won’t get to bed, a certain, Stormy Daniels, ever again, as their relations have become somewhat strained now !

LMFAOL ….. !!!!!!

…. and of course, there’s been the customary firing of members of Donalds’, US Administration, continues to baffle and bemuse the people who keep believing that these people, that he chooses, are actually supportive of the somewhat beleaguered President.

Seems like a great many PRETENDERS, are out there, which finally leads me to the admission by David Warner, Cameron Bancroft & The Australian Cricket Captain NO LESS, Steve Smith, that the pretence of them being decent, honest, fair cricketers, has been nothing more than a rather LARGE VENEER, that also has led to their, poor old coach, Darren Lehmans’ sudden resignation, after apparently being backed by the Australian Cricket Board …… just days before ….. ???

The same Darren Lehmann who had to apologise for using racist language with regard to Sri Lankan opposition, not so many years ago, who was also quick to join Yorkshire, a county who were seemingly pressured into reversing their policy of basically, not having anybody from outside of Yorkshire, be part of their team, especially if they had a bit too much colour …. !!!!!

You had to be of Tendulkar, or Richie Richardson Levels, to have even have had a chance back in those days, let’s not forget !!!!!

Hmmmm, nice blokes these lot and it sounds like there are a great many pretenders in Australia, maybe not just confined to the upper echelons of Aussie Cricket !!!!!!

It’s so laughable that it’s seriousness may be being dismissed, as nothing more than a blot on the landscape of Australian Sportsmanship,

It’s only Ball Tampering after all, so what, they just got caught for a change … !!!!!

However, one should not dismiss the level of vitriol aimed at anyone who wasn’t whiter than the whitest cricket ball, if they were accused of cheating, without any admission of guilt, previously.

The South Africans can hardly get too upset, as Hansie Cronjes name, has to be quickly brought up, when it comes to deceitful actions surrounding cricket, in the past.

In a world seemingly filled with so many liars, cheats and thieves, this month’s piece reflects on this pastime that seems to be so popular amongst so many bods’ on this planet of ours, including just one name i’ll mention from the poem, a certain Ryan Lochte, whose behaviour in Brazil not so long ago, with other US Olympic swimmers, should serve as a very important reminder of how white pretenders get treated in comparison to us darker folks, when we are foolish enough to get caught doing things that we perhaps, shouldn’t ……

So, as much a warning as an assessment of the Pretenders we all have to face at various point in our lives ….

Check it out ……..

and remember folks, HONESTY, is the best policy, however,

ONLY BEFORE, you decide not to be !!!!!

NOT ….. The other way round !!!!!

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“The Trump Effect” …. written by big Virge 13/12/2015

Okay folks, so, in doing my catch up on things i’d written a while back, that I wanted to post at the time, but couldn’t …..

Here’s one that was inspired by what I saw in different parts of the world, at a time where terror acts were all over the news, and clearly, in most peoples’ minds ……

So, having spoken in my last post, about the madness that is the Presidential Candidacy Race, I have to follow that post with this, which was one written on my flight back from LA to Miami, having completed my trip to New Zealand, via Australia, Fiji, Honolulu, LA & Miami, pretty much, days after the Paris Bombings, and then travelling through the US, soon after San Bernardino, etcetera …..

So, this post is a reflection on, the attitudes, reaction and general vibe of people in the aftermath of Paris, and then of course, the effect that a certain Donald Trumps’ speeches seemed to be having on people ………..

So, here I am on my second, American Airlines flight in two days, well, three, if you include the time difference ….

FUCK …. do I hate travelling on American Airlines ….. !!!!!!

The stewards are mostly, old and decrepit looking, and really do seem to have their head so far up Donald Trumps’ ass, that, to me, unless you’re white and wearing a Klan Hood, their attitude is a F’ing disgrace …. !!!

Again, it obviously isn’t all of them, however, certain attitudes are far too prevalent, when it comes to reaction, and service.

Now, i’m NO Oprah lover like that, but, have to say that i’m down with the Oprah’ statement that suggests that, basically …..

“There still exists, a generation of old white people, who need to hurry up and die already !!!!!”

(If I have Mis-quoted her, then it’s not to be attributed to her of course, but you get the gist !)

…. and that’s ….

On … THE REAL … !!!!

Now, of all industries in the working world, judgement should surely be limited in a field such as that of international travel, but wow, is it prevalent !!!!!

As I tell people all the time, even, stupid black people !!!!!

The moment you do not fit the, Ben Carson, Conservative, black citizen, type model, a crown of a hairstyle like mine, quickly provides reactions from people, who seem to think that every one of us who rocks such styles, are either, stupid, or, deserving of some kind of second class treatment, or worse still, treatment that indicates a complete unwillingness to acknowledge our existence !

Now, when we black folks act up, all of a sudden, we’re being ignorant !!?!!

Well, as much as I like Trumps’ frankness, there is a level of ignorance, bigotry, as well as, double standards, that i’ve seen in him, that airline stewards ….

(Particularly, those who work for American Airlines)

…. seem to have already adopted … !!!!!

The fact that they’re cheap as fuck, and that their aircraft designs, work like cans for sardines, may well affect the attitude of people flying on them, however, having undertaken the job, the staff should be professional … !!!!!

In fact, they shouldn’t get to be stewards if there is even a smidgeon of ignorance in them ….. !!!

…. but there it is …..

The Trump Effect !!!!!

I sense that those who’ve been forced into playing the, Diplomatic Card, when it comes to dealing with …. Non-Whites, over the last few years, are feeling as though, Good Ol’ Donald, has made it acceptable for them to rear their, deep rooted ignorance, in how they deal with, as said, blacks in particular, like myself, who do not, and ….

WILL NOT, play the ….

” WHATEVER MASSA’ !!! “, vibe, just to get by !!!!

It ISN’T a pre-requisite of my existence, as a black male, to, do things, in a manner that DOESN’T suit me, to appease other races insecurities, especially when, the rules of the book are constantly, flouted, and broken, by white people !!!

…. from leaving shit, unattended on planes, so they can stow their carry on baggage, to, standing in aisles, when the seatbelt sign is on.

I dunno, having spoken to an elderly woman from Israel on the flight into Miami, who has lived in Miami, for over 30 years, who, upon hearing me say that I like Trumps, unbridled expression, dived in on some, essentially, Anti-Arab rhetoric, and, Pro UK & France talk, which was the trap set, by my calm, English Tones, after an initial misunderstanding with her over seating ….

It has become clear to me, from the looks I received in the US, from, pretty much …. ALL RACES, including my own … !?!

…. that ….

“The Trump Effect” ….

…. is already, re-igniting, the divisive nature of human beings, which, the lady from Israel, finally expressed in her rhetoric.

Essentially, that, education has been forsaken, for technological devices, and attitudes, that are divisive !

From TV shows, like Homeland, to, Fox News in the US, it’s clear that as much of a circus show, as Trumps’ Campaign is proving itself to be, there is indeed, a very dangerous effect, that has yet to reach its peak … !!!

A peak that, if the world’s people are not careful, could escalate into a World War Three type, scenario, if Mr. Trump, or, people of his ilk, be they, Democrat, Liberal or Republican, reach the Whitehouse Hot Seat, this time around ….

So people ….


STOP … with the ignorance, arrogance & judgements ….. !!!!!!

…. and deal in something

…. ” BIGGER ” …


Show some sense of balance in your views, and remember that, the majority of those using their status to preach, are not doing it for your benefit, but, in most cases, are doing it for their name to go down in history, and for GREED ..,,

Beware INDEED …..

of ……

” The Trump Effect ” …… !!!!!

Peace & Love people ….

and YES, I really did write this at the end of 2015 !!!



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The Pre-New Zealand Experience … Written by Big Virge 14/01/2016

Well, before I hit Sydney, where I got my first taste of Australian vibes … !!!

I have to say that I did meet a very cool couple in Fiji, who were white folks, born in Australia, however, they were not from Sydney, where I popped in and out of …… on my way to New Zealand, THANKFULLY … !!!!!

I have so many good things to say about New Zealand, however, before I get to the beautiful things ….

I had to stop in Australia, just to break up my flights, and bwooyyyyy ….

Do I wish I didn’t !!!!

Although, everything for a reason, and I sense that reason, which will please lots of White Aussies, who read this …. is that ….

I really, have NO BUSINESS, being there !!!

Now, it’s not fair to generalise, but, from the Aussies I met, or, didn’t ….. in NZ, who just stared at me ….

…. and NOT …. In a cool way …. !!!!

…. to the ones, who I was in the vicinity of …. in Fiji, and, in the airports in Nadi & Sydney, their vibe is really, in my opinion, and now, my experience …. NOT NICE !!!!!

Apart from being, in the majority of cases, rather unpleasant to look at, and to listen to …. THAT BLOODY ACCENT …. !!!!!

If these people are not racist, i’d suggest, in far too many cases, as a matter of course …. Then, Aborigines ain’t from there, and let’s just remind the dummies that, the world now knows that, THE ABORIGINES …. are the REAL Australians, and, the true, indigenous people of that land !!!!!

Now, let me say, i’ve played cricket against, and with, numerous, White Australians, over the years, and have … NEVER … Experienced racism ….

NEVER … !!!!

Well, not directly at least ……

However, I am a big guy, and have a … Bigger Character, when in my element, but, not for, ONE SECOND, do I think that, THE CRIMINALS, that the Brits sent away & DIDN’T WANT …. !!!

…. and, more importantly, their offspring ….. do not have the same traits as their, not so distant, cousins !!!!!

If they don’t …

Well then … I’m a freaking Australian !!!!!!

The drinking, and how the, ” Truth Juice “, opens up their ignorance, reveals much about their, hidden ideals, and beliefs …..

Fijians stared, but more in that ….

“Whoaaaa … Who is this dude ?”, kind of way ….

Aussies stared in that …..

“Errrr what’s that !!!!!….. kind of way

….. and in that,

“Who does he think he is and what’s he doing here ?”… kind of way … !!!!

Well, hear what motha’ fuckers …. !!!

I’m moving in that ….

” You’ve got nothing on me ” … type of vibe !!!!!

And oh …..

” You don’t get to have rights, or access to things that I don’t ” …

Kind of way …. OKAY !!!!!

Between, reaching Fiji, and hitting Sydney, Queenstown NZ & Fiji again, over the course of 3 weeks, I saw, basically, NO OTHER BLACK PEOPLE folks …. Maybe ONE, but I think that my eyes may have been playing tricks on me …

LOL … !!!!!

…. but, as I tell people …..

I don’t travel the world to meet people, I travel the world to see the beauty of this planet, that some entity created …. who had a vision, for all shades, creeds and colours, to live equally, appreciate, and maybe just maybe, to get along with each other, without prejudice, judgement or, ignorance !!!!!

Oh and YES, that’s right, I am judging … !!!!!

If Trump can do it, and …..

If the …. ” Pro White ” ….

Anti-immigrant protestors in Sydney, can do it, those who needed to be separated from immigrants, on the ten year anniversary of the Cronulla riots, then hey, I should be able to have a say, that doesn’t go down so well with them !!!!!

Having seen the vibes of that unpleasant scenario, on the TV in my hotel room in Sydney, during my overnight stay, it’s only right !!!!!

I originally wrote this, while in Nadi airport, but, due to other matters taking precedence, I am only managing to post this now, in 2016, having now of course, seen the McLaughlin/Chris Gayle – ” Blushgate ” … of last week

So, as an ex cricketer of a pretty good standard, let me just state that, like many others, but not quite for the same reasons, I was truly astonished at his complete and utter disregard for the fact that …

1 – He’s in Australia, on National Television
2 – He’s in Australia, on National Television, chirping up some WHITE bit of skirt
3 – He tried his luck, to get some white puss, whilst being interviewed about cricket

and finally, and most importantly ….

4 You’re a Very Big, Black Dude, making what could be termed as, creepy advances to a WHITE GIRL, on National TV in AUSTRALIA … !?!?!

I know you think that, because you’re getting paid, shitloads of money, to join the 20 Over SLUGFEST, that the Big Bash League is, that you’r some kind of special, privileged individual now, but, maybe you should get your head out of whoevers’ ass you can get, and recognise how such actions would be taken !!!!!

It’s clear that, even he can’t stop the tide of white girls wanting some Big Black Dawgy’ … LOL

…. but, in all seriousness, in a time where race relations, on the surface, seem okay, but are clearly, far from that, he’s gonna act like some kind of …

Black Dawg on Heat … and then try to pass it off, as a joke ?!?

Well, it is indeed, beyond laughable, and clearly, not so funny, to certain, male, White Australians, who have pretty much, en masse, jumped on the …

“How Dare He” … bandwagon, as if, white sportsmen have never tried it on with female reporters, who, let’s get this clear, are rarely, frumpy looking women ?!?

…. and, as one comment I read, pointed out, this, from guys who work for an organisation, that, has taken the highly, respectable, if a little, snooty, world of cricket, into a fanfare of musically driven, fast food, microwave cricket, for the, internet generation of short attention span, viewers, and, even faster girls, in short skirts, cavorting on stages, claiming to be, team cheerleaders, who do, everything but, ask the patrons for a dollar, to take off, the rest of the, little they have on …..

Double standards anyone ….. !!?!!


OTHER …. black people, may have to travel through places like Australia man, nobody is saying you should’t be who you want to be, or try it on with the ladies, but a little finesse, and style, in how you work your charms, might not be a bad idea, before just doing .., WHAT YOU WANT, because there are repercussions, that may not just affect you man ….

Come On Man !!!!!

Anyway, Sydney has this vibe of …. Hustle & bustle & disrespect, which I got from some oriental cabbie, the moment I came out of the airport, after already having had my bag searched by some, Indian, wannabee Aussie, at customs.

Note : neither were white, but, in his case, had me up like some kind of …. Excuse my language …. CUNT !!!!!

The customs guy, upon hearing the route of my journey, was on some,

” Do you think it was wise to travel now ?!? “, type rhetoric, as if he and Trump, were the best of friends ?!?

Opened up my chit’, and as is their want, didn’t even attempt to put back the clothes he’d so willingly, thrown aside whilst looking for the bomb he’d imagined was in it !!!!!

Then, this lil’ …. Oriental ASS, was as rude a cab driver as I’ve ever had … !!!!!

Abrasive, to the point where the guy who arranged it, had to run some ….

” Can you just take the gentlemen !!! “, and basically …. Shut The Fuck Up, type talk !!!

I was too tired to get into it, but, was very close to just getting someone else !!!!!
Just incredible !!!!!

I actually was that tired, that, in the end, i’d even got my hotel confused !!!!!

So, the lil’ fucker got paid & I had to get another cab, but, in the end, not to surprisingly, it was my next driver, who was a Muslim, who affirmed much that I was feeling, and even related a story about a black businessman, who he’d once given a ride to, who explained that, due to the level of racism he’d experienced in Australia, he cried in the cab due to it, and vowed to NEVER return there, no matter the money !!!!!

No such reaction would I be giving !!!!!!

The hotels I stayed in, were, very average …. and the service was, Especially Poor, at the Mercure International, upon my return !!!!!

Basically, FORGET … staying at that place !!!!!

Once again …. The Mercure International, 5 mins from Sydney Airport, with no traffic that is !!!!

No internet access, and the excuses were that my room was in a poor reception area in the hotel, and then, that…. Oh a lot of people are online and as it’s free, people were probably downloading lots, so that’s why I couldn’t get further than seeing the hotel internet welcome page …..

Un F’ing Believable … !?!?!

As for Sydney airport, well, thankfully, my flight back was way before the mad rush that ensues, through that airport, that I had to go through when I was on my way to New Zealand, in the morning there !!!!!

INCREDIBLE queues, and a manic, security check area, as bad as anything i’ve experienced in America … !!!!!

However, it was something to behold, travelling through, both LA & Miami after the recent, Miami police shooting incident & San Bernardino, obviously, one that inspired more words from me !!!!!

It’s clear to me now, why so many Asian/Oriental Women, end up with white guys too now, apart from their being, rather petite, it’s because brothers ain’t hitting these regions, where oriental people seem to be, slowly but surely, invading, as in Australia & New Zealand, and, one of my cruises in New Zealand, exposed to me just how rude and ignorant some oriental people can be !!!!!

However, again, the oriental girls who were working in the tourism fields in New Zealand, were lovely, so, maybe it’s just those who travel and haven’t travelled much, outside of the orient !!!!

However, it’s no excuse, as some of the white folks who work on the tours, advised me in private conversation !

It was actually, one of the funnier moments, when a Chinese Guy, in my hotel in NZ, tried to use his phone, via translator, to order food from a Czech Waiter, whose English, wasn’t bad, but wasn’t fully up to scratch !!!!

Jokes galore at the bar … !!!!!

Until, another Chinese guest recognised the sitch’ and came and helped, as he spoke some English !!!!!

As positive a note as I can end this post on !!!!

However, what I will say is this …..

Australia is a big place and surely has cool people, like the couple I met in Fiji, but, for me, my Sydney experience, and the vibe of the immigrant Aussies I encountered, to varying degrees, on this trip, have set in stone, my wish to …. at all costs, avoid going back there …. !!!!!

However, better things & people …. filled my final destination, on my outbound travels, and shall fill my last post about my trip across timelines …… that took me to The Beautiful, South Island, of New Zealand ……..

More to come ……

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Well, okay then … Good ol’ Aussies … NOT … !!!!!

The video says it all …..

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Okay so … “The CPL” … Hmmm … written by Big Virge 7/8/2013

Yes Yes people !!!!!

Well, finally, I have now been a visitor to the famous, “Kensington Oval”, in Barbados, for some cricket, however, the CPL, and 20/20, as a purist, is a lot of folly and hardly anything more than a money making exercise, in my view ….

Yeah, I said it, so what … !!!?!!!

Who is really looking at this as anything other than a … “Legitimised” … “Stanfordesque”, attempt to keep up with the IPL and the new age of 20/20 dominance of cricket.

Now, before I go any further, I have lost much hope and faith in West Indies Cricket, and I don’t think i’m alone in that feeling, many have come and gone since the late, “Gr-Eighties” and early nineties Windies’ teams of talented, disciplined individuals.

Yes, some heavy rum drinkers and Foopers did der bout, but, when it came to the, ” Serious Business”, of representing the islands, especially against the likes of England & Australia, there was a recognition of how much it meant to black people all over, especially in England, as to how much of a moral boost and slap in the face it was to the racist colonial descendants of say, the hierarchy of clubs like the famed, ” Wanderers “, to get whitewashed or was it, “Blackwashed”, in their back yards.

Thus, 20/20 and the CPL, has very little if anything to do with the traditions, history, or, dominance of West Indies cricket.

It is corporate, it is, at best, a quick pay-off for those smart enough to recognise that a few weeks of sun, partying, hype and a bit of cricket, will work for them, as in the likes of Ricky Ponting & Murali.

I take no issue with them or the vibe of the games, having been to both the Antigua & Trinidad games here in Bim.

However, that’s because I didn’t have to contribute to the coffers of these already, high earners of the modern cricket age, (It’s who you know right !) …. Nice one on T !!!

Anyway, for a man who wasn’t too shabby with bat or ball in hand, I know a bit about cricket, so, it was a big deal for me to be in the 3W’s stand and to see the living legend, that is … “Big Bird”, Joel Garner, strolling past the Garfield Sobers statue we were sitting in front of on Saturday night.

However, that’s pretty much where my highlights started and finished ….

(barring one top notch catch in the Antigua game !!!!!)

The organisers clearly were smart in setting the Bajan games up in the run up & midst of foreday, cropover & kadooment ….. but, as is my want, I will still say that this slave-fest of remembrance, does not rest easy with me, especially with the vibrations of the music that is now deemed to be worthy of … ” Jumping ” … to …

I am clearly in the minority with such thoughts, but fuk it, i’m entitled to my opinion, and it’s about time we offered more than boxy & crutch fukry, when this is meant to symbolise something more, in terms of acknowledgement of what our ancestors went through.

However, party time is party time, thus, the party stand in the cricket was again, in my opinion, poorly organised, and due to the amazingly poor quality of the Trini/Bim matchup, was almost missed by the large set of people seemingly held outside the party area, for no apparent reason other than what, due to police say so … Hmmmm …

…. then the idea, that, at one bar, you had to get tokens to go to a bar, barely 15 feet away to get a ticket to buy a drink, which, as my partner in crime later stated, seemed to be handled by a young lady who, didn’t seem to want to give the correct change to people, as if ordering a Brandy was an indication of money to burn, thus, she seemed to feel that she was entitled to keep anything that was given to her that exceeded the drinks price !!!

As my buddy said, “Teefing going on up in here”, well, the level of Bajan service and organisation is always a bug bear to those of us, used to something, that actually resembles some … !!!!!!

…. having lived and received service, elsewhere in the world.

Interestingly enough, having just been to Toyota in town today, it is evident that Toyota train and expect, decent service from it’s Bajan staff, and my experience thus far, has been very good, so, it is clear that when suitably motivated, Bajans can say hello, meet and greet and be competent in their handling of customers !!!

Yeah … I said that too, so, excuses aren’t about to work with me regarding the way, as even police have tried to advise me, “Bajans do things !!!”.

How about how people with a modicum of respect for what they do, DO THINGS ….

like … ” PROPERLY !!! “.

Well, having witnessed how the Oval surface can play, for the first time in person, it would appear that the square is a good one, however, for 20/20 games, they might want to prepare something that allows for more than 90 runs to be scored by two of the, “apparently”, best teams in the CPL.

It was far from as big a game as everyone was claiming, the Trini/Bim, game, but hey, that’s 20/20, and as per these two articles that i’ll leave you with, it will indeed be interesting to see how long this CPL lasts, and if it can, indeed, retain the following of it’s inaugural year, and maintain longevity …..



Questions, that in the course of time, hopefully do not provide Allen Stanford type revelations, as it’s clear that what rules 20/20, as per recent news on IPL corruption, is …. as ever …. ” The Money ! “.

Bless up y’all …..

Virge outtie …..


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