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Rising Sun*
12-01-2009, 07:31 AM
A few days ago I added a broken dominant hand and sub-broken damage to the other hand (punching a CRT computer monitor in anger because that was what was in front of me when a non-computer issue provoked anger) to a broken foot from about fifteen years ago (kicking a filing cabinet drawer shut in anger unrelated to being attacked by the filing cabinet) to cracked ribs from about ten years ago (grandstanding on a kids' waterslide to impress my missus that I still had it - whatever 'it' is - which apparently I didn't).

I wear these stupid injuries with a certain perverted pride as they require much more commitment and disregard for one's own safety than the usual type of "If I keep pushing on this spanner I might bang my knuckles on the engine block" which invariably leads to the surprised exclamation "****! I've just banged my ****ing knuckles on the ****ing engine block! What ****ing idiot designed this ****ing car with the ****ing engine right where I'd hit my ****ing knuckles unex-****ing-pectedly!"

Be honest and admit to your proud, stupid, and best injuries for the amusement of all.

herman2
12-01-2009, 10:22 AM
So since your hand is broken, does that mean we can write whatever we want because it will be too difficult for you to type? or if you do type to stupid responses then youll be in pain? Wow, I feel like a boy in a candy store all of a sudden!
P.s. Pls Heal R.S., Heal, Heal!

Churchill
12-01-2009, 04:11 PM
Here's mine...

A while ago, I found that banging rocks together created sparks. I showed my friend, and he thought it was cool too. The only problem was that he got a little too exited, and smashed his finger, which caused him to drop one of the rocks. Said rock hit at the right(or wrong angle, depending on your point of view ;)) and shattered in two, one piece flew and cut open my leg, which required a couple stitches. Unfortunately for me, I saw that friend only once after that.

32Bravo
12-01-2009, 04:17 PM
A few days ago I added a broken dominant hand and sub-broken damage to the other hand (punching a CRT computer monitor in anger because that was what was in front of me when a non-computer issue provoked anger) ...

Sounds like an interesting user-manual you have there, RS. :lol:

32Bravo
12-01-2009, 04:18 PM
Here's mine...

A while ago, I found that banging rocks together created sparks. I showed my friend, and he thought it was cool too. The only problem was that he got a little too exited, and smashed his finger, which caused him to drop one of the rocks. Said rock hit at the right(or wrong angle, depending on your point of view ;)) and shattered in two, one piece flew and cut open my leg, which required a couple stitches. Unfortunately for me, I saw that friend only once after that.

It's so much easier with a Ronson.

flamethrowerguy
12-01-2009, 05:32 PM
Where do I start?
Generally I must admit I'm kind of prone to bone fractures myself (on the quick I recall about 8 or something). Strange to say that I contracted the major part of these fractures on my upper extremities while playing football (or soccer as the Americans would call it), a sport where you use your feet mostly.
Another remarkable bone fracture of mine (nasal bone) resulted from having a most lively controversy with about five Dutch blokes who thought it wouldn't be a good idea if a German would have a Dutch girlfriend.:shock:

Rising Sun*
12-02-2009, 03:20 AM
So since your hand is broken, does that mean we can write whatever we want because it will be too difficult for you to type? or if you do type to stupid responses then youll be in pain? Wow, I feel like a boy in a candy store all of a sudden!

Alas, handwriting is difficult (the best I can manage is clumsy capitals and then very slowly) but typing is relatively easy and it involves both hands and mostly doesn't use the damaged part of the broken hand.

So I'm keeping my eye on the candy store, Herman. ;) :D

Rising Sun*
12-02-2009, 04:16 AM
Sounds like an interesting user-manual you have there, RS. :lol:

The problem isn't with the monitor user manual but the one that didn't come with my brain. :D

Egorka
12-02-2009, 07:11 AM
...controversy with about five Dutch blokes who thought it wouldn't be a good idea if a German would have a Dutch girlfriend.:shock:
Yes, I hate it when Dutch insist in you having a boyfriend instead of a girlfriend.

When I was 15 or something I was playing with an axe near my sommer house. At one point I desided to break a tree branch by the axes nonsharp side - butt. When I did it I swung my handstoo low so that the sharp edge cut the skin on my crown... I did not feel a thing, but realised something was wrong after a warm sticky liquid started dripping on my eyes. 3 stitches had to be administered in the local hospital where I had to wait in line after a poor guy who was run over by a tractor. It was an experience.
Well to make the story short, that day I became particularly interested in WW2 history and desided that 20 years later I will join a forum like ours.

Rising Sun*
12-09-2009, 09:05 AM
Here's something worth knowing.

After putting up with some serious discomfort for the past couple of weeks I've discovered that wrapping a foot or two of duct tape around the offending extremity works wonders.

Stops a lot of the pain when the hand is and isn't being used.

Which just reinforces my long held belief, born of long experience, that there's not much that can't be fixed, at least temporarily, with duct tape and or fencing or thinner wire.

tankgeezer
12-09-2009, 11:23 AM
Most folks say Moses brought commandments down from God, but I think it was a box of duct tape....:)

Rising Sun*
12-10-2009, 07:47 AM
Most folks say Moses brought commandments down from God, but I think it was a box of duct tape....:)

I think you are correct.

There is much evidence for your opinion.



It holds the universe together.


http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/7551/ducttapewisdom.jpg




It is safe for every purpose, under all conditions.


http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/3108/ducttape4.jpg




Its worth is recognised at the highest levels.


http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/584/ducttapeobama.jpg



It has endless uses around the home, including avoiding the nuisance of sewing and trussing up roasts with string and skewers and toothpicks before popping them into the oven.


]http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/5736/catwrappedinducttape.jpg




It also has a timeless beauty in its ethereal silvery form which somehow makes even the most unattractive object shine once duct tape is is stuck to it.


http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/2641/ducttape3.jpg

Egorka
12-10-2009, 02:05 PM
http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/2641/ducttape3.jpg
Yuuuhooo! The only thing I am thinking of right now is ....
how it will feel when she takes that tape off her melons!

flamethrowerguy
12-10-2009, 03:33 PM
Yuuuhooo! The only thing I am thinking of right now is ....
how it will feel when she takes that tape off her melons!

Errr, for you or for her?

Egorka
12-10-2009, 06:07 PM
Errr, for you or for her?:mrgreen:
THAT was a good one!!!

pdf27
12-11-2009, 12:31 AM
My best(!) injury was when I came off my bicycle in 2001. Not quite sure how I did it (a big chunk of time is still missing), but the net result was landing face-first on tarmac at about 20mph. 16 stitches in my face was the result, which took about 2 hours, and they kept me in overnight.

Getting home the next day was fun. My glasses were smashed, so the only way I could find my way back was to get a bus as they were the only things big enough to recognise. When I did, my housemates took one look at me and offered to call me an ambulance!

Rising Sun*
05-25-2010, 10:28 AM
My first born of the allegedly male type, celebrating 20 years on this vast planet, laid his new (secondhand) motorbike down a couple of days ago at a busy intersection.

He survived unscathed, with only modest damage to his overpowered two wheeled conveyance inadequately controlled by a mentally underpowered rider.

I, on the other hand, having been summoned by the fruit of my loins to assist him in recovering his conveyance and transporting it whence it might be repaired, fell over the f ucking ramp attached to the bike trailer.

I left on the road surface as a temporary memorial to my lapse in concentration a very nice imprint of the part of my knee where the impact apparently forced blood through the pores, and my jeans. It was not unlike the Mitsubishi emblem, but with four rather than three elements.

Mitsubishi may have come to mind as, X rays having demonstrated that I did not break my kneecap as the doctor feared, I cunningly used my daughter's automatic Mitsubishi to go in to work today to check whether things had festered in my absence, it being beyone me to drive my own manual charger as I can't bend my knee let alone depress a clutch pedal in the magnificent red beast.

Alas, despite my best efforts, it turns out that after inserting my stiff left leg carefully into the driver's footwell there is a point of irrecoverable inertia where, having given up my grasp on the door and upper sill, I fell into the seat and, rather unintentionally, ripped something else in my f ucking knee.

That is not what pisses me off, as for the remainder of today I have thoroughly destroyed my knee for a while in subsequent ingresses and egresses from my daughter's automatic Mitsubishi.

What really pisses me off is that my son, and unfortunately my heir, falls off his motor bike in front of heavy following traffic and does no more damage to himself than to scrape a bit of colour off some of the very expensive safety gear I bought him in an ill-considered moment when I thought he was worth preserving, but I go to help him rescue the bike he damaged by inexperience and incompetence and I end up with a f ucked leg which is going to put me out of action for anything up to several weeks. Meanwhile he's walking around perfectly uninjured.

Churchill
05-25-2010, 04:10 PM
Boo!

(Extra words here for the length counter... >_<)

tankgeezer
05-25-2010, 04:27 PM
Agreed! the benefits of youth are wasted on all the wrong people. I do wish you a speedy recovery, please refrain from kicking the above captioned auto, ramp, or Son. (It'll just take longer to heal) Beer therapy may also prove useful.

32Bravo
05-25-2010, 05:27 PM
Oh dear! :lol:

forager
05-26-2010, 11:04 AM
I have a Panhead Harley I have ridden for 35 years.
I was doing something to the Linkert carb with basic HD tool #2, the vice grip.
I yanked on it and it came loose and the knurled knob struck right between my running lights.
Got several stiches and a scar that looks like I am frowning sometimes.

Rising Sun*
05-26-2010, 11:22 AM
I have a Panhead Harley I have ridden for 35 years.
I was doing something to the Linkert carb with basic HD tool #2, the vice grip.
I yanked on it and it came loose and the knurled knob struck right between my running lights.
Got several stiches and a scar that looks like I am frowning sometimes.

Well, at least you didn't emulate my son by falling off your bike.

I wouldn't mind hitting my son between the eyes with a ViseGrip as a wake up call. If I could walk fast enough to catch him.:(

Rising Sun*
05-26-2010, 11:31 AM
I have a Panhead Harley I have ridden for 35 years.
I was doing something to the Linkert carb with basic HD tool #2, the vice grip.
I yanked on it and it came loose and the knurled knob struck right between my running lights.
Got several stiches and a scar that looks like I am frowning sometimes.

This relates to the Great Male Problem of Surprising Anticipated Consequences.

As in when I'm trying to crack a nut and foresee that if it cracks and goes my knuckles will be cut / hurt / smashed on the heatshield / cylinder head / engine block.

And then the nut cracks and, believe it or not, my knuckcles are cut / hurt / smashed on the heatshield / cylinder head / engine block.

Who would've thunk?

tankgeezer
05-26-2010, 03:54 PM
Well, at least you didn't emulate my son by falling off your bike.

I wouldn't mind hitting my son between the eyes with a ViseGrip as a wake up call. If I could walk fast enough to catch him.:(

A slingshot might help, saves wear on the knee bone.

Churchill
05-26-2010, 04:08 PM
Not cool TG, don't give him ideas to hit the youth... :)

tankgeezer
05-26-2010, 10:15 PM
Not cool TG, don't give him ideas to hit the youth... :)

Our Esteemed RS doesnt need any help in devising fiendishly clever methods of retribution, but I dont mind sharing my experience in Fatherhood. I would never recommend something that might be dangerous,, (rocksalt&shotgun) or unconscionable,, (selling said youth into indentured servitude) I would very much recommend a good fatherly talk, resulting in a strengthened familial relationship between Parent, and child. (Yeah, right..) :lol:

Rising Sun*
05-27-2010, 08:10 AM
I would never recommend something that might be ... unconscionable,, (selling said youth into indentured servitude)

That is an outrageous suggestion.

As if anyone would pay anything for my son.

He's currently advertised on eBay for $10,000.

I started the ad as "Free to good home" but when my wife saw it she said "Do you care what sort of home he goes to, as long as it's not ours?". I couldn't argue with that.

So now we're prepared to give someone $10,000 to take him off our hands, which will save us multiples of that every year just in feed.

:mrgreen:

Rising Sun*
05-27-2010, 08:40 AM
I would very much recommend a good fatherly talk, resulting in a strengthened familial relationship between Parent, and child. (Yeah, right..)

It worked for Ward Cleaver with Beaver in Leave it to Beaver, and Jim Anderson with James Jr in Father Knows Best.

What went wrong?

Did I fail to update the father/son talk to the modern era, like this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ji68rMLh8GY

Or maybe a more direct approach, like this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRzRr5y7gao&feature=related

tankgeezer
05-27-2010, 12:24 PM
Good points all. But as I recall, June was often telling Ward, "don't you think you were a little hard on the Beaver?"

Rising Sun*
05-28-2010, 09:18 AM
June was often telling Ward, "don't you think you were a little hard on the Beaver?"

Massive topic shift, but:

It meant nothing to any of us here at the time as we'd never heard the term 'beaver' to refer to anything except the tree chewing animal, but I've sometimes wondered since learning the other American meaning if the writers weren't having a bit of fun with double meanings in the script. As in June asking Ward if he was "a little hard on the beaver".

tankgeezer
05-28-2010, 12:15 PM
I wouldn't be surprised if they were,, one of those lines included the words "last night" as Ward and the Beav had a Fatherly chat the night before,so the writers must have been monumentally thick, or very sly, and cheeky. Okay, back to the other stuff.

Rising Sun*
05-28-2010, 12:24 PM
Okay, back to the other stuff.

I'd rather like to pursue the beaver. ;) :D

tankgeezer
05-29-2010, 10:04 PM
June was not the average house frau, frequently, she wore beads, Dior gowns while doing the sponge mopping. The really expensive odd thing was that there had to be 5 or more dresses in case something happened to ah,, stain one during filming.

Rising Sun*
07-12-2010, 09:36 AM
I'd just like to report that the knee wound is almost healed and that for most practical purposes I have almost full use of the knee.

For an update, due to some clumsy shovel work a week ago, I thought I had loosened a tooth by smacking myself in the mouth with the end of a shovel handle.

Alas, according to my dentist today, I actually snapped the tooth above the gum line and it's only been held in by the gum for the past week and is now close to letting go. Which goes some way to explaining the discomfort during that time.

It would have been nice if his bitch receptionist accepted my suggestion on the day I snapped the tooth that there seemed to be some urgency attached to it, based on my unsophisticated assessment that spitting out bits of tooth and blood from a suddenly wobbly tooth indicated a problem possibly requiring professional attention rather sooner than a week later. Still, an eighteen year old fluoride-generation fat little bitch with all her teeth knows all there is to know about dental injuries, apart from the one I'm thinking about inflicting on her for a bit of practical experience.

Anyway, the snapped tooth and its remnants are being extracted tomorrow, after which there will be various displays of dentists' and dental technicians' technical skills over the next six weeks which, in summary, will cost me about two and a half grand.

The hole I was digging turned out to be somewhat more expensive than anticipated. It would have been cheaper to line it with gold leaf.

tankgeezer
07-12-2010, 10:09 AM
Good to hear! soon you will be able to deliver a proper Fatherly boot in the arse that would make Red Forman proud. Use a steel toed boot, it will hurt (you) less.

Rising Sun*
07-12-2010, 10:21 AM
Good to hear! soon you will be able to deliver a proper Fatherly boot in the arse that would make Red Forman proud. Use a steel toed boot, it will hurt (you) less.

I had no idea who Red Forman was before your post, but if this is him http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Forman he appears to have modelled himself on me. ;) :D

tankgeezer
07-12-2010, 11:01 AM
He is the very one.. Perhaps you should get a slice of the pie for providing the inspiration for "Red" or at least a "character based on,,," credit. :)

Rising Sun*
12-11-2010, 08:50 AM
Here's some useful medical information, based on personal experience in the last couple of days, which could save you money.

If you damage your knee and end up with unsightly raised scar tissue, it can be removed thus:

1. Wear shorts. Or do it naked, which will work just as well, although it might remove other skin.
2. Lug a large heavy item through a doorway with a screen door.
3. Surprise yourself by the screen door banging back against you, although it was obvious this would happen if you'd bothered to think first.
4. Make sure your leg is moving rapidly at the time so that your knee drags across the door, which allows the flywire and external diamond pattern steel mesh to act like a grater.

In a second or so, at no cost and without having to leave your home and without involving annoying medical professionals such as anaesthetists, you can remove all of the raised scar tissue and give your knee a fresh start for level skin.

It worked for me!

tankgeezer
12-11-2010, 08:56 AM
The Medical Profession will be along to offer you hush money pretty soon. Your idea will ah, cut into their business...

Rising Sun*
12-11-2010, 09:09 AM
The Medical Profession will be along to offer you hush money pretty soon. Your idea will ah, cut into their business...

Perhaps, but think how much money I'm going to get from the screen door industry for revealing the angle of attack and flywire required for this delicate DIY surgery.

When fat old sheilas can overcome botox disasters just by running their faces into a screen door at the correct angle, they ain't gonna go back to the doctors who pumped up their faces.

Iron Yeoman
12-11-2010, 03:23 PM
May I add some advice recently acquired?

If you want to avoid unnecessary trips to A&E don't charge into rucks head first. Furthermore, when you're clearing out and bridging a ruck it's important to bind on otherwise you'll go flying through it, fall flat on your face and then the ruck will move backwards onto you thereby bruising some ribs and causing concussion.

muscogeemike
03-27-2011, 11:45 AM
What about someone else?

In the mid ‘60’s I knew an ex USAF guy who had just finished a tour at Bien Hoa AFB in the RVN. He claims the AF awarded him a Purple Heart for being drunk and falling into a ditch (breaking an ankle and some cuts and bruises). He told me that since the base was under fire at the time (actually a US Army unit on the perimeter some distance from him) the AF said it was justified.

I don’t know if what he said is true and he told the story as an example of AF foolishness and against out involvement in the war.

He was a mail clerk - how involved could he have been?

colmhain
03-27-2011, 12:16 PM
A slingshot might help, saves wear on the knee bone. I would like to institute a program where everyone aged 30 and up has to fill a daily quota by smacking upside the head anyone aged 20 and under on general principal! :>) After all, they ARE up to something, even if they don't know it yet!

colmhain
03-27-2011, 12:21 PM
I was once lost in an EXPANSIVE parking garage outside of a major shopping mall. A bit of booze, combined with frustration and youthfull machismo, made the idea of climbing down a tree from the third level seem plausible. ....... It wans'nt! The first limb I grabbed broke after I applied all of my weight, and I bouced from tree to wall, to tree, to wall, all the way down! Hurt like hell! Broke three fingers, but my pride suffered the most! Never fully recovered, I've been a bit humbler ever since!

skorzeny57
03-27-2011, 02:03 PM
I was once lost in an EXPANSIVE parking garage outside of a major shopping mall. A bit of booze, combined with frustration and youthfull machismo, made the idea of climbing down a tree from the third level seem plausible. ....... It wans'nt! The first limb I grabbed broke after I applied all of my weight, and I bouced from tree to wall, to tree, to wall, all the way down! Hurt like hell! Broke three fingers, but my pride suffered the most! Never fully recovered, I've been a bit humbler ever since!

Hi colmhain,
don't be so hard with yourself... The life of everyone is so crowded of braggings, made expecially in one's youth, that we may probably write a book about it...:oops:
If it may be a comfort, i'm not to be in the first flush of youth, but the wish to make things so difficult for myself, it's a neverending story. Immaturity? Fear of routine? Something of genetic? Who knows it... ;)
Take care of you, but don't forget to have fun...

muscogeemike
03-27-2011, 03:09 PM
That the young “..are up to something, even if they don’t know what..” pretty much defines the problem - they don’t know. We (the “wiser elders”) should know what we are up to - but personally I still don’t have much of a clue (especially when it comes to women)!

There has been much speculation about what we would do differently if we had the chance to live our life again - I’m afraid I would probabley make the same stupid mistakes.

skorzeny57
03-27-2011, 03:41 PM
That the young “..are up to something, even if they don’t know what..” pretty much defines the problem - they don’t know. We (the “wiser elders”) should know what we are up to - but personally I still don’t have much of a clue (especially when it comes to women)!

There has been much speculation about what we would do differently if we had the chance to live our life again - I’m afraid I would probabley make the same stupid mistakes.

I agree 200%. ;)

Rising Sun*
03-27-2011, 06:19 PM
I agree 200%. ;)

Me too.

I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up.

tankgeezer
03-27-2011, 09:08 PM
Me too.

I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up.

You are a wise man.Be everything. There is always time to grow up if you really feel the need to..:cool:

Iron Yeoman
03-28-2011, 08:50 AM
I'd just like to add, that I suffered another concussion this weekend. The lesson here is; superman tackles may look very cool but often you end up injuring yourself and then find there is currently under international rugby rules a three week ban on playing or training after a concussion.

Rising Sun*
03-28-2011, 10:14 AM
I'd just like to add, that I suffered another concussion this weekend. The lesson here is; superman tackles may look very cool but often you end up injuring yourself and then find there is currently under international rugby rules a three week ban on playing or training after a concussion.


It comes as something of a surprise that rugby is concerned about any injuries, least of all head injuries. ;) :D

Still, the world changes in strange ways. My son had his first mixed martial arts fight under professional rules a couple of weeks ago. The following bout, on the same professional rules which allow pretty much anything except elbows and head butts, had a couple of sheilas who went at it real hard, with one of them losing a fair bit of claret from early in the first round and a lot more claret in the second round and then getting decked hard, but not quite for the count, in the closing seconds of the second round. As the third round was about to start it was announced that the sheilas wouldn't be be fighting any more "because we don't want people to get hurt". It seems I misunderstood something about the nature of the event. :confused:

skorzeny57
03-28-2011, 11:52 AM
... It seems I misunderstood something about the nature of the event. :confused:

The ones that misunderstood something about the nature of martial arts fights, wasn't you RS, but the members of the Organizing Committee and the Umpires...
It wasn't enough clear the "risks" that a fighter have to face during such an event like that? Or the only experiences they had, were the Chuck Norris movies? :(
Here in Italy (maybe overthere too...), there is a saying that goes " You can't beat a woman, not even with a flower..." They probably were strong believers of this philosophical spirit... :shock:
Not only the world changes in strange ways, but the mind of people, too... ;)

Iron Yeoman
03-28-2011, 01:03 PM
It comes as something of a surprise that rugby is concerned about any injuries, least of all head injuries. ;) :D

Still, the world changes in strange ways. My son had his first mixed martial arts fight under professional rules a couple of weeks ago. The following bout, on the same professional rules which allow pretty much anything except elbows and head butts, had a couple of sheilas who went at it real hard, with one of them losing a fair bit of claret from early in the first round and a lot more claret in the second round and then getting decked hard, but not quite for the count, in the closing seconds of the second round. As the third round was about to start it was announced that the sheilas wouldn't be be fighting any more "because we don't want people to get hurt". It seems I misunderstood something about the nature of the event. :confused:

I think a lot of sporting bodies are rather scared of getting sued for not enforcing safety rules. I'm particularly gutted as it means I'll miss the end of the season :evil:

I've also thought that the more claret that gets shed unintentionally the better the sport. World cup later this year, care to place a bet (sportsmen's bet naturally) on who'll win Rising sun?

muscogeemike
03-28-2011, 05:59 PM
Speaking of sports, I have to brag.

My Grand nephew last month won his states High School Wrestling Championship (Heavy weight division)!

I so impressed with this kid, especially since this is an individual - as opposed to team- effort. He has also received academic awards and wants to be an Infantryman (Marines or Army) then a Cop.

There is hope for the next generation.

Rising Sun*
03-29-2011, 07:19 AM
World cup later this year, care to place a bet (sportsmen's bet naturally) on who'll win Rising sun?

Alas, no.

Assuming you're referring to the round ball game with theatrical dives and a lot of hysterical running around with shirts off and vigorous man hugging, it's not something that figures on our radar down here. At least not among most of those of us kangaroo-born sons of Anglo-Irish lineage, of whom I am proudly one. (Proudly the Irish bit, although I have a bit of Cornish in me, which I think is generally agreed by me and my Cornish ancestors and their successors to be different to Anglo in the sense of English. ;) :D )

This is the sort of man-hugging we like in our oval ball game. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfkOeckK_yc&feature=related

Some of our rugby players also go in for a different sort of man hugging. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHrayiRYuRk

Rising Sun*
03-29-2011, 07:29 AM
Speaking of sports, I have to brag.

My Grand nephew last month won his states High School Wrestling Championship (Heavy weight division)!

I so impressed with this kid, especially since this is an individual - as opposed to team- effort. He has also received academic awards and wants to be an Infantryman (Marines or Army) then a Cop.

There is hope for the next generation.

You don't have all the bragging rights. ;) :D

My son is army reserve infantry aiming to deploy at least to a peacekeeper mission ASAP and Afghanistan if it doesn't end before he's quallified to go, and then he wants to be be a cop.

However, I'm not sure that this bodes too well for the generation after his, given that he'll be policing them. :(

Iron Yeoman
03-29-2011, 08:49 AM
Alas, no.

Assuming you're referring to the round ball game with theatrical dives and a lot of hysterical running around with shirts off and vigorous man hugging, it's not something that figures on our radar down here. At least not among most of those of us kangaroo-born sons of Anglo-Irish lineage, of whom I am proudly one. (Proudly the Irish bit, although I have a bit of Cornish in me, which I think is generally agreed by me and my Cornish ancestors and their successors to be different to Anglo in the sense of English. ;) :D )

This is the sort of man-hugging we like in our oval ball game. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfkOeckK_yc&feature=related

Some of our rugby players also go in for a different sort of man hugging. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHrayiRYuRk

I was in fact referring to the oval ball game, Rugby union. To me 'football' or 'soccer' is a swearword and should not be tolerated in polite company.

colmhain
03-29-2011, 11:56 AM
To me, "football" is Auburn University being National Champions this year, WAAAAAARRRR EEAAAGLLLLLE! Soccer is, what, something you put your socks on with?! ;>) I've a few football injuries myself. Broken right hand, broken left wrist, couple of concussions....ad infinitum.

Iron Yeoman
03-29-2011, 01:08 PM
To me, "football" is Auburn University being National Champions this year, WAAAAAARRRR EEAAAGLLLLLE! Soccer is, what, something you put your socks on with?! ;>) I've a few football injuries myself. Broken right hand, broken left wrist, couple of concussions....ad infinitum.

'Soccer' is for nancy boys who wear too much hair gel and diamond stud earings. :D

skorzeny57
03-29-2011, 02:28 PM
Hi Iron Yeoman,
after i heard about all your physical troubles, i got little worried about you. That's why, if you allow me, i would advise you the madical treatments of this registered nurse. Her specialization are concussions and fractures. (she can fix every kind of bone... ;)). Don't be shy. Call her.5355

Iron Yeoman
03-29-2011, 02:37 PM
Hi Iron Yeoman,
after i heard about all your physical troubles, i got little worried about you. That's why, if you allow me, i would advise you the madical treatments of this registered nurse. Her specialization are concussions and fractures. (she can fix every kind of bone... ;)). Don't be shy. Call her.5355

Hmmm....does she come on the NHS?

skorzeny57
03-29-2011, 02:41 PM
Of course!!!

Iron Yeoman
03-29-2011, 02:47 PM
Of course!!!

No wonder the health budget is screwed if we're paying for nurses like her! My uni had the florence nightingale school of nursing & midwifery as part of its medical school, trust me very few nurses look like that, sadly. :(