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Rising Sun*
12-02-2010, 05:57 AM
Apologies for that guys - some of us have lives too!

Lucky you.

I yearn for a life. :(

Anyway, fellas, the recent posts have encouraged the mods to consider awarding gongs.

My preference was for an Idi Amin approach which would give all mods everything from a MM / MC to a VC and five bars and promote us all to Field Marshal and Emperor, after which we would give brief consideration to the members for an MID or maybe just a telegram to a relative expressing the King's regret at their loss, but the less self-centred mods have decided on what they think is a fairer approach where we will focus on the members. ;) :D

Stand by.

Churchill
12-02-2010, 09:14 PM
^I wouldn't mind a gong instead of a medal, if your debating which. ;)

Iron Yeoman
12-03-2010, 02:54 AM
^I wouldn't mind a gong instead of a medal, if your debating which. ;)

Umm, they're the same thing

tankgeezer
12-03-2010, 09:42 AM
I think he knows,,,,, :)

Iron Yeoman
12-03-2010, 09:54 AM
I think he knows,,,,, :)

You never know, it's often hard to intone sarcasm on the internet ;)

tankgeezer
12-03-2010, 02:25 PM
You never know, it's often hard to intone sarcasm on the internet ;)
The site needs an official sarcasm font.

Churchill
12-03-2010, 10:29 PM
^One please. :D

pdf27
12-04-2010, 02:23 AM
Gentlemen (and Ladies if present), using the awesome Mod powers invested in me I hereby declare that THE USE OF SIZE 7 RED LETTERS comprises the Official Forum Sarcasm Font™. Given the doddering old age (and incipient loss of the Ashes) suffered by some moderators, I feel this should be sufficiently obvious.

Rising Sun*
12-04-2010, 05:26 AM
gentlemen (and ladies if present), using the awesome mod powers invested in me i hereby declare that the use of size 7 red letters comprises the official forum sarcasm font™. Given the doddering old age (and incipient loss of the ashes) suffered by some moderators, i feel this should be sufficiently obvious.

Are you ****ing serious?

tankgeezer
12-04-2010, 10:09 AM
Truly, a Red Letter day....

Churchill
12-04-2010, 11:36 AM
THIS IS JUST GREAT...

Cool stuff mates.

pdf27
12-04-2010, 12:18 PM
Are you ****ing serious?
Oh, absolutely - I feel confident that your countrymen are yet again going to lose a competition for the cremated relics of some elderly sports equipment...

Iron Yeoman
12-04-2010, 01:29 PM
Oh, absolutely - I feel confident that your countrymen are yet again going to lose a competition for the cremated relics of some elderly sports equipment...

Too right, I've got a tenner on it so we better win!

Rising Sun*
12-05-2010, 08:39 AM
Oh, absolutely - I feel confident that your countrymen are yet again going to lose a competition for the cremated relics of some elderly sports equipment...

This may come as a stunning surprise to you, when I'm being serious, but I really couldn't give a stuff about the performance of Australian cricketers.

For the past couple of decades they have been disgustingly arrogant and ungracious in victory, but embarrassingly whining and exculpatory in defeat. They lack humility, grace, and insight.

They express and represent all the worst features of my country, and of the millions of my moronic countrymen who support them.

I'd rather see the now long gone gentlemanly acknowledgement of the winner by a handshake, and that's the end of it. Rather than the media blizzard of emptiness by all sides.

Iron Yeoman
12-05-2010, 12:15 PM
This may come as a stunning surprise to you, when I'm being serious, but I really couldn't give a stuff about the performance of Australian cricketers.

For the past couple of decades they have been disgustingly arrogant and ungracious in victory, but embarrassingly whining and exculpatory in defeat. They lack humility, grace, and insight.

They express and represent all the worst features of my country, and of the millions of my moronic countrymen who support them.

I'd rather see the now long gone gentlemanly acknowledgement of the winner by a handshake, and that's the end of it. Rather than the media blizzard of emptiness by all sides.

Are you sure you're an Australian? Not really a kiwi in disguise?

Rising Sun*
12-05-2010, 04:03 PM
Are you sure you're an Australian? Not really a kiwi in disguise?

Yeah, I'm sure.

I don't know how cricket is marketed in the UK, but down here it went to the dogs a bit over 30 years ago when Kerry Packer created his World Series Cricket for the sole purpose of making money for his television network. Ever since, it's been marketed like a hyped-up gladiatorial contest playing to base instincts in the moronic masses and a lot of the players have lost all sense of dignity and grace.

tankgeezer
12-05-2010, 04:37 PM
Come strictly dancing, but with bats...

Iron Yeoman
12-05-2010, 04:40 PM
Can I agree with you and lump in our own 'barmy army' with your moronic masses. Sadly rugby is starting to go the same way.

tankgeezer
12-05-2010, 06:34 PM
Years ago, I watched a game between Wiggin, and Warrington, it was entertaining to be sure. I think it should be tried with NFL linebackers though.

Iron Yeoman
12-06-2010, 02:45 AM
Years ago, I watched a game between Wiggin, and Warrington, it was entertaining to be sure. I think it should be tried with NFL linebackers though.

That's not rugby, that's rugby leage <spits> real men play rugby union.

Rising Sun*
12-06-2010, 06:56 AM
That's not rugby, that's rugby leage <spits> real men play rugby union.

Thank you for that clarification!

I thought the Yankee tankee was suggesting introducing linebackers into cricket!

Although, it's not an idea entirely without some interesting possibilities for livening up cricket.

Rising Sun*
12-06-2010, 07:09 AM
Can I agree with you and lump in our own 'barmy army' with your moronic masses. Sadly rugby is starting to go the same way.

I can't stand tennis, but in my childhood international tennis was, so far as the players were concerned, a polite and silent game which resulted in a handshake across the net at the end.

Since McEnroe and sundry subsequent arseholes, the most egregious of the recent crop being the obnoxious Lleyton Hewitt, they quarrel with the umpire; start grunting when losing and the more they're losing the louder they grunt; smash their racquets; shout and scream; and generally behave like a two year old having a tantrum who would benefit from a solid kick up their infantile arse.

If a silvertail game like tennis has lost the plot so far as polite and decent behaviour is concerned, why should we be surprised that other games a few steps down the social ladder have turned feral?

Iron Yeoman
12-06-2010, 08:18 AM
In order to stop taking over the recommendation for medals thread, I think we should vent here instead about the declining gentlemanly conduct in modern sport.

Iron Yeoman
12-06-2010, 08:20 AM
Rising Sun, here's your opportunity to pontificate on Aussie cricket fans, along with my personal hatred of British tennis fans, or as they're called now 'Murray Maniacs', the fickle sods call him a Brit when he wins and a Scot when he loses.

tankgeezer
12-06-2010, 10:17 AM
Thank you for that clarification!

I thought the Yankee tankee was suggesting introducing linebackers into cricket!

Although, it's not an idea entirely without some interesting possibilities for livening up cricket.
Either game would do, from what I saw of the W/W match, only one man could play well enough to lose a tooth. I thought the uniform should be pinafore's, and that a dozen or so raw meat eaters of 21 stone would make for a more interesting time.:mrgreen:

Uyraell
12-06-2010, 01:28 PM
Being completely honest, I've never really followed ANY "sport" unless you want to count the occasional motor race or American Football.
Most other "sports" leave me completely cold and bereft of the tiniest atom of interest.
And that is describing that matter in warm, glowing, and closely intimate terms.

Why do I have that attitude?
Both of you gentlemen, Scaley and RS*, have hit upon the matter of crass crowd marketting leading to various "fandoms" performing various stupidities at every opportunity, and endless advertising in both electronic and printed media, ALL of which I hated, loathed and resented.

Add all that up, and the causes of My utter disinterest in "sport" becomes more than apparent.

And yes, gentlemen, I've had that attitude about "sport" from the time I could first walk.
Quite literally lifelong disinterest.

Warm, Kind, and Respectful Regards my friends, Uyraell.

Uyraell
12-06-2010, 01:31 PM
Either game would do, from what I saw of the W/W match, only one man could play well enough to lose a tooth. I thought the uniform should be pinafore's, and that a dozen or so raw meat eaters of 21 stone would make for a more interesting time.:mrgreen:
Which is precisely why there are such "sports" as womens' soccer and womens' rugby.

pdf27
12-06-2010, 01:46 PM
Either game would do, from what I saw of the W/W match, only one man could play well enough to lose a tooth. I thought the uniform should be pinafore's, and that a dozen or so raw meat eaters of 21 stone would make for a more interesting time.:mrgreen:
Uh huh. Remind me what sport it is again where they all wear a load of body armour just in case some nasty man causes them to fall to the ground?

tankgeezer
12-06-2010, 02:30 PM
They are very strong 21 stone raw meat eaters,,,,,sometimes the armor doesnt help much...

pdf27
12-06-2010, 02:50 PM
Yeah, and? Rugby forwards hit 20 stone, while backs are more like 15 stone. Their main job is running though, which makes them somewhat lighter.

http://www.rfu.com/SquadsAndPlayers/EnglandElite.aspx

Iron Yeoman
12-06-2010, 02:58 PM
Being completely honest, I've never really followed ANY "sport" unless you want to count the occasional motor race or American Football.
Most other "sports" leave me completely cold and bereft of the tiniest atom of interest.
And that is describing that matter in warm, glowing, and closely intimate terms.

Why do I have that attitude?
Both of you gentlemen, Scaley and RS*, have hit upon the matter of crass crowd marketting leading to various "fandoms" performing various stupidities at every opportunity, and endless advertising in both electronic and printed media, ALL of which I hated, loathed and resented.

Add all that up, and the causes of My utter disinterest in "sport" becomes more than apparent.

And yes, gentlemen, I've had that attitude about "sport" from the time I could first walk.
Quite literally lifelong disinterest.

Warm, Kind, and Respectful Regards my friends, Uyraell.

Well i'm sorry to hear you find most sport disinteresting. I love sport, there's few things I enjoy more than the adrenalin rush of playing rugby, stamping on some bloke in the scrum, tackling some skinny back into oblivion, all very primeval. Of course the great thing about rugby union is after you've smashed a bloke's face in you help him up after and buy him a pint in the club bar after. And also if you live in NZ how can you not like rugby??!!?!?

But yes, I really hate the over commercialism of sport and the idiot fans that go with it. Look at the English football domestic leagues. Apalling, virtually everything is sponsored by some firm, all the players are cads and spoiled playboys and the fans moronic in the extreme. Everytime I see English (or any British nation's) fans abroad chanting 'engerlund' I cringe. In fact it goes so far that if i'm travelling abroad I will always ensure i'm as far away as possible to anyone I see wearing a football shirt.

Rising Sun*
12-06-2010, 03:01 PM
Which is precisely why there are such "sports" as womens' soccer and womens' rugby.

Don't know about women's rugby, but over here women's soccer is - how shall I put this with my customary delicacy? - for ladies who are very ladylike.

Iron Yeoman
12-06-2010, 03:05 PM
Don't know about women's rugby, but over here women's soccer is - how shall I put this with my customary delicacy? - for ladies who are very ladylike.

You should see my club's women's rugby team, put it this way there are female orcs (a la lord of the rings) and they play for my club. In fact I was out friday night when I bumped into them on one of their socials and some of them tried to drag me back to their lair. Luckily my escape and evasion skills served me well :army:

tankgeezer
12-06-2010, 03:25 PM
[QUOTE=pdf27;173419]Yeah, and? Rugby forwards hit 20 stone, while backs are more like 15 stone. Their main job is running though, which makes them somewhat lighter.

Are you taking me as being serious? A fruitless effort as I almost never am. That one exhibition game is the one, and only game of any type I have ever attended, sports being only a source of humor for me.

Iron Yeoman
12-06-2010, 03:31 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xN1WN0YMWZU

To me this sums up English football fans perfectly.

tankgeezer
12-06-2010, 04:48 PM
Good one.

Uyraell
12-06-2010, 06:50 PM
Well i'm sorry to hear you find most sport disinteresting. I love sport, there's few things I enjoy more than the adrenalin rush of playing rugby, stamping on some bloke in the scrum, tackling some skinny back into oblivion, all very primeval. Of course the great thing about rugby union is after you've smashed a bloke's face in you help him up after and buy him a pint in the club bar after. And also if you live in NZ how can you not like rugby??!!?!?

But yes, I really hate the over commercialism of sport and the idiot fans that go with it. Look at the English football domestic leagues. Apalling, virtually everything is sponsored by some firm, all the players are cads and spoiled playboys and the fans moronic in the extreme. Everytime I see English (or any British nation's) fans abroad chanting 'engerlund' I cringe. In fact it goes so far that if i'm travelling abroad I will always ensure i'm as far away as possible to anyone I see wearing a football shirt.

Because, I Hate, Loathe, and Detest NZ: despite the fact that My Family were Founders here.
For a whole host of reasons, which I'll detail in pm but not open column, rugby, cricket, and horse racing and netball represent all the elements in NZ that, in various guises and degrees are reflections of the reasons I hate the ***king place.

Warm, Kind and Respectful Regards Scaley, Uyraell.

Uyraell
12-06-2010, 07:01 PM
"There'll ALWAYS BE an England: though why, I'm not quite sure. The bloody English Won't Live there, and most others are too poor!"

(And yes, My European ancestors were Brits, at least, in the last 2 centuries they were, though Germans before that.)

tankgeezer
12-06-2010, 07:15 PM
Because, I Hate, Loathe, and Detest NZ: despite the fact that My Family were Founders here.
For a whole host of reasons, which I'll detail in pm but not open column, rugby, cricket, and horse racing and netball represent all the elements in NZ that, in various guises and degrees are reflections of the reasons I hate the ***king place.

Warm, Kind and Respectful Regards Scaley, Uyraell.

No fence sitting Uyraell, how do you really feel? :) Still plenty room here in the States. you may find Chicago, to your liking.

Uyraell
12-06-2010, 08:35 PM
No fence sitting Uyraell, how do you really feel? :) Still plenty room here in the States. you may find Chicago, to your liking.

Unfortunately, Chicago is both too far north, and withal hath an disadvantage this One would not wish to allow an opportunity to indulge.
As time has passed, I've become more at ease with the thought of living in a Southern State, such as Georgia.

I might travel to Chicago for a certain necessary meeting; but I'd not, I think, choose to live there.

And yes, my friend, I have reached very definite views about NZ, especially in the last 2 decades.

Hitler and the Nazis may well have lost WW2, but believe me:
Fascism is alive and well and ruling in NZ, though today it goes by the names of "Equal Opportunity", "Political Correctness", and Feminism.
All of which makes stark and abject mockery of the nation My ancestors Founded, Fought For, and Died For.
And all of which therefore give me legitimate cause to hate the nation I was born in.

Warm, Kind, and Respectful Regards TG my friend, Uyraell.

Nickdfresh
12-06-2010, 08:52 PM
Uh huh. Remind me what sport it is again where they all wear a load of body armour just in case some nasty man causes them to fall to the ground?

Yeah, but when you add year-round weight lifting, the fact that players are relatively well rested/not winded and able to sprint at their targets, steroids, and human growth hormones to the mix, the injuries get nasty quick...

tankgeezer
12-06-2010, 08:59 PM
Yeah, but when you add year-round weight lifting, the fact that players are relatively well rested/not winded and able to sprint at their targets, steroids, and human growth hormones to the mix, the injuries get nasty quick...
Thats why all the armor is needed, but there is a label in the helmets to the effect that use of it may pose a risk of injury. Not to mention the tow truck fees for moving them when they do fall over.:)

tankgeezer
12-06-2010, 09:16 PM
Unfortunately, Chicago is both too far north, and withal hath an disadvantage this One would not wish to allow an opportunity to indulge.
As time has passed, I've become more at ease with the thought of living in a Southern State, such as Georgia.

I might travel to Chicago for a certain necessary meeting; but I'd not, I think, choose to live there.

And yes, my friend, I have reached very definite views about NZ, especially in the last 2 decades.

Hitler and the Nazis may well have lost WW2, but believe me:
Fascism is alive and well and ruling in NZ, though today it goes by the names of "Equal Opportunity", "Political Correctness", and Feminism.
All of which makes stark and abject mockery of the nation My ancestors Founded, Fought For, and Died For.
And all of which therefore give me legitimate cause to hate the nation I was born in.

Warm, Kind, and Respectful Regards TG my friend, Uyraell.

Georgia is warm, (read molten) and very humid, and loaded with wonderful bugs of all descriptions, and venomous-ness. The law requires one to own a minimum of 4 dogs, 3 vehicles, (only one of which may run, and have 4 wheels) and that one must be a truck, with 2 shotguns in the rack, and a skoal bumper sticker (which can also, and often is, used to keep the doors closed.) Texas may also be considered, drier, few bugs, and alot less silly PC crap.

Rising Sun*
12-06-2010, 09:25 PM
Thats why all the armor is needed, but there is a label in the helmets to the effect that use of it may pose a risk of injury.

Do they need labels showing front and back?

Can they even read? ;) :D

tankgeezer
12-06-2010, 10:03 PM
Do they need labels showing front and back?

Can they even read? ;) :D

Maybe, I dont know if anyone has asked. maybe this guy can help...
"NFL representative answers questions on protecting players from head injuries."

Iron Yeoman
12-07-2010, 01:50 AM
Unfortunately, Chicago is both too far north, and withal hath an disadvantage this One would not wish to allow an opportunity to indulge.
As time has passed, I've become more at ease with the thought of living in a Southern State, such as Georgia.

I might travel to Chicago for a certain necessary meeting; but I'd not, I think, choose to live there.

And yes, my friend, I have reached very definite views about NZ, especially in the last 2 decades.

Hitler and the Nazis may well have lost WW2, but believe me:
Fascism is alive and well and ruling in NZ, though today it goes by the names of "Equal Opportunity", "Political Correctness", and Feminism.
All of which makes stark and abject mockery of the nation My ancestors Founded, Fought For, and Died For.
And all of which therefore give me legitimate cause to hate the nation I was born in.

Warm, Kind, and Respectful Regards TG my friend, Uyraell.

Having visited NZ, I can confirm about all the PC nonsense you have to deal with, but if you think it's bad there try here in the UK, especially under the last government. In my last job I was made to take remedial equality and diversity training twice!

A recent example of PCness getting out of hand occured when one tory MP bumped into the speaker of the house's, John Bercow, car. The speaker said to the MP 'i'm not happy' to which the MP retorted 'well which dwarf are you then?' The PM repeated the joke at a dinner and was roundly criticised and threatened with legal action by the PC brigade - utter madness.

You may think it's not so great in NZ but trust me there are much much worse places.

Rising Sun*
12-07-2010, 04:50 AM
In my last job I was made to take remedial equality and diversity training twice!

I assume that this remedial training was in addition to the standard equality and diversity training.

The remedial aspect suggests that either you were a slow learner or the previous training was deficient. ;) :D

As I'm sure you're not a slow learner, maybe you should think about suing the previous trainers for failing to equip you with the necessary sensitivity which led you into error.

Rising Sun*
12-07-2010, 05:05 AM
In my last job I was made to take remedial equality and diversity training twice!

I worked (well, I attended it most days and got paid for five days a week) in an institution some years ago where PC was a hot issue for the femi-nazis. Naturally, it became an article of faith; institutional policy; and the reason for the creation of sundry disciplinary committees by the weak management the femi-nazis cowed into submission by using the same aggressive and bullying tactics they accused men of using to oppress them. As if any bloke without a death wish would take those dykes on.

Anyway, the femi-nazis put out a very nice poster with a picture of the upper torso of a woman with a magnificent set of tits, under which was the text: IS THIS HOW YOU MAKE EYE CONTACT?

I, along with every other bloke there who wasn't gay, responded "Yes. Der!".

What is wrong with these people. Don't they understand that it is the response to such stimuli which allows the species to mate and breed?

Oh, yes, sorry. I forgot about every lesbian's right to have a child without yucky contact with a nasty man, except for him squeezing a bit of reproductive protein into a turkey baster.

Iron Yeoman
12-07-2010, 07:34 AM
I assume that this remedial training was in addition to the standard equality and diversity training.

The remedial aspect suggests that either you were a slow learner or the previous training was deficient. ;) :D

As I'm sure you're not a slow learner, maybe you should think about suing the previous trainers for failing to equip you with the necessary sensitivity which led you into error.

Well, at the time I was often in trouble for using 'robust' language. Back then I was a manager for a large UK chain of department stores, primarily it's food departments. 90% of my staff were 50+, female and lazy. That's not to say that all women of that description are lazy but this lot had a job for life with a lot of perks that they had retained on old contracts and were pratically unsackable - and they knew it.

I got very fed up of their workshy ways very quickly. During a morning team briefing I decided to share my 'enlightened' views of man management that I had learned from the various cadres I had attended. And it went something like this....

Right, you useless bunch of workshy c**ts. I'm sick to the back teeth of your can't f**king do attitude. It is not f**king good enough. You are all f**king replaceable, this is a business not a f**king social club....

You get the gist. That is what earned me the first session of remedial equality and diversity training. I remember being sat in the training room of the regional headquarters with 7 other equally non-pc male managers, and the waking sense of horror on our faces as we realised the 2 day hell of pc-ness and powerpoint we had been condemned to. Funnily enough 4 out of the 7 were on my next remedial training course.

Rising Sun*
12-07-2010, 07:40 AM
Well, at the time I was often in trouble for using 'robust' language. Back then I was a manager for a large UK chain of department stores, primarily it's food departments. 90% of my staff were 50+, female and lazy. That's not to say that all women of that description are lazy but this lot had a job for life with a lot of perks that they had retained on old contracts and were pratically unsackable - and they knew it.

I got very fed up of their workshy ways very quickly. During a morning team briefing I decided to share my 'enlightened' views of man management that I had learned from the various cadres I had attended. And it went something like this....

Right, you useless bunch of workshy c**ts. I'm sick to the back teeth of your can't f**king do attitude. It is not f**king good enough. You are all f**king replaceable, this is a business not a f**king social club....

You get the gist. That is what earned me the first session of remedial equality and diversity training. I remember being sat in the training room of the regional headquarters with 7 other equally non-pc male managers, and the waking sense of horror on our faces as we realised the 2 day hell of pc-ness and powerpoint we had been condemned to. Funnily enough 4 out of the 7 were on my next remedial training course.

From which we deduce that most managers learnt **** all from the first course. Which demonstrates a clear deficiency in the course and its instructors.

However, and I don't imagine this mattered much to the company you were working for as it headed for bankruptcy on the proud vessel PC, did anybody do anything about the workshy ****s and their practices? Or did that get lost in the PC complaints?

Iron Yeoman
12-07-2010, 08:22 AM
Lost in the pc complaints i'm afraid, and by some miracle the company has stayed afloat. Personally I wouldn't say the training had failed, just that we were a stubborn bunch and very much set in our ways and had little time for the pc brigade and the over-sensitivities of our some of our staff.

Uyraell
12-07-2010, 09:55 AM
Scaley, the PC-Fascism ruling the UK is one reason I'm reluctant to even visit the place, despite vast and prolific ancestral ties, well up the social ladder.
It was, unfortunately, the UK which chiefly led to the introduction of the same PC-Fascism here, whilst at the same time the feminazis from the USA were busy adding their particular poisons to the waters in the reservoir.

UK is a place I might visit one day, but I've NO intent to ever actually Live there.
My view of the UK is much like that of Both Julius and Claudius Caesar: "the place is cold, damp, sunless, perpetually grey, and worse, cheerless."
Nothing since the time those immortal words were uttered has changed the fundamental truth they express.

Warm, Kind, And Respectful Regards Scaley, Uyraell.

Iron Yeoman
12-07-2010, 10:22 AM
Scaley, the PC-Fascism ruling the UK is one reason I'm reluctant to even visit the place, despite vast and prolific ancestral ties, well up the social ladder.
It was, unfortunately, the UK which chiefly led to the introduction of the same PC-Fascism here, whilst at the same time the feminazis from the USA were busy adding their particular poisons to the waters in the reservoir.

UK is a place I might visit one day, but I've NO intent to ever actually Live there.
My view of the UK is much like that of Both Julius and Claudius Caesar: "the place is cold, damp, sunless, perpetually grey, and worse, cheerless."I see you've been to Glasgow.
Nothing since the time those immortal words were uttered has changed the fundamental truth they express.

Warm, Kind, And Respectful Regards Scaley, Uyraell.

I would like to add that we have had some cracking summers of late so we've had some sun, I even got a tan this summer!

Uyraell
12-07-2010, 11:13 AM
If the UK has, indeed, as you say, had some sun, then I congratulate you on your tan, and recommend you be of good cheer: `Tis likely the only sun the UK will see this century, much as the Summer of 1909 was the only sun the UK saw last century. :P

Warm, Kind, and Respectful Regards Scaley, Uyraell.

Iron Yeoman
12-07-2010, 12:13 PM
Ahem - proof of sun in the uk,

http://i894.photobucket.com/albums/ac149/wyvern43/1232.jpg

Lovely sunny day this June about 28 degrees, and look just for Rising Sun an Aussie flag on the far left!

tankgeezer
12-07-2010, 12:20 PM
When visiting Scotland there has always been good,sunny weather, I was told by locals this was God given as compensation for the presence of the Southern neighbors. :)

Iron Yeoman
12-07-2010, 12:26 PM
When visiting Scotland there has always been good,sunny weather, I was told by locals this was God given as compensation for the presence of the Southern neighbours. :)

More like to keep them up there, have you tried Tennants? It's gopping.

Uyraell
12-07-2010, 01:14 PM
Ahem - proof of sun in the uk,

http://i894.photobucket.com/albums/ac149/wyvern43/1232.jpg

Lovely sunny day this June about 28 degrees, and look just for Rising Sun an Aussie flag on the far left!

Proof Accepted. Though I take this opportunity to register my surprise at said proof. :)

Warm and Kind Regards Scaley, Uyraell.

tankgeezer
12-07-2010, 03:06 PM
More like to keep them up there, have you tried Tennants? It's gopping.
No havnt tried it, I dont drink nowadays, and in those storied days when I did, it was Rye Whiskey with occasional drafts of German Beer. (not Tucher's)

Rising Sun*
12-07-2010, 04:12 PM
Ahem - proof of sun in the uk,

http://i894.photobucket.com/albums/ac149/wyvern43/1232.jpg


Proof indeed!

Just look at the tans on those horses.

pdf27
12-07-2010, 04:34 PM
You think the tans are evidence, look at the sunburn on those troops!

Uyraell
12-07-2010, 04:47 PM
I did notice the three elderly men in the foreground of the image. I concluded that, whatever occasion the image itself may be supposed to represent, the image has superlative value for future historiographers.

In as much as, the presence of said three elderly men proves that yes, it IS possible for someone in the UK to actually see and experience sunlight twice within 100 years. :mrgreen:

Future historiographers will look upon this probatory image with awe and delight, being now able to discard a previously milleniae-old theorem, as expressed by Caesars Julius and Claudius.

Warm, Kind, and Respectful Regards RS* my friend, Uyraell.

tankgeezer
12-07-2010, 06:29 PM
All is not lost,, there is hope for the future of sports(even if its from an old movie, and even though I still wouldn't watch it)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8WdDmAFcJw

Nickdfresh
12-07-2010, 07:54 PM
My personal favorite sporting event:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CV9ysMZamxs

tankgeezer
12-07-2010, 08:28 PM
That one i'd watch.. like a chess tournament, but with a little more blood.