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by dinsdale
Sat May 01, 2021 12:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Harvey Weinstein:Hollywoods sexual secrets about to explode?
Replies: 1693
Views: 185084

Re: Harvey Weinstein:Hollywoods sexual secrets about to explode?

Uk #metoo starting to blow-up with Noel Clarke accusing John Barrowman and about 20 women accusing Noel Clarke. Clarke was given a special award by the BAFTAs recently, but apparently they knew of the allegations in some shock of UK institutions covering-up or ignoring sexual misconduct allegations...
by dinsdale
Thu Apr 22, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Fecking fridges and choosing between them
Replies: 45
Views: 1475

Re: Fecking fridges and choosing between them

Liebherr - will last a lifetime. This. End of thread. Thirded. Zanussi/Electrolux are also good, but Liebherr fridges are tanks. Liebherr and Miele are made in the same factory and share a lot of components. They may be solid but their reliability is nothing special and they are very expensive to r...
by dinsdale
Wed Apr 21, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Fecking fridges and choosing between them
Replies: 45
Views: 1475

Re: Fecking fridges and choosing between them

When I replaced my Miele a few years ago after it failed catastrophically for the 2nd time, I asked the repair guy what he would recommend as a replacement. He said they were all shit these days and not to spend too much.

I ended up getting a Bosch but I don't think it matters that much.
by dinsdale
Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Country's Leader Dies on the Battlefield...in the 21st Century No Less
Replies: 58
Views: 2180

Re: Country's Leader Dies on the Battlefield...in the 21st Century No Less

Did you drive through them on your odyssey some years ago ? Not a chance, not that ballsy :lol: Although I did meet a couple of crazy Belgians in Brazzaville who had driven south from Benghazi through Libya, Chad and CAR in a Citroën 2CV. They had broken their axle in Chad and thought that was the ...
by dinsdale
Wed Apr 21, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW content)
Replies: 58352
Views: 7355065

Re: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW content)

Nope... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tintin_in_Tibet Translated into 32 languages, Tintin in Tibet was widely acclaimed by critics and is generally considered to be Hergé's finest work; it has also been praised by the Dalai Lama, who awarded it the Light of Truth Award. :lol: :thumbup: It was a hu...
by dinsdale
Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW content)
Replies: 58352
Views: 7355065

Re: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW content)

guy smiley wrote: Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:53 am Image
Fake. He'd be reading the Tibetan edition.
by dinsdale
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Favorite beers (for when the rugby is on) - Official thread
Replies: 2737
Views: 258619

Re: Favorite beers (for when the rugby is on) - Official thread

I spent a lot of time in Koln so have a love for Kolsch but you're right, has to be fresh. It doesnt travel. We have Schlenkerla available in my local offie. It's like marmite. Bizarre drink. I cant get enough of the doppelbock Marmite you say...I spotted this local brew in my liquor store. I wasn'...
by dinsdale
Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rate Kiwi athlete Lisa Carrington
Replies: 479
Views: 19243

Re: Rate Kiwi athlete Lisa Carrington

Few years ago I was riding a bird who’s brother was a commonwealth games athlete, I witnessed juicing first hand between him and Olympians who appear on TV and are ‘clean’. Odave Will back up about rugby usage, it’s not a massive secret within S+C/player circles. Backing that up as we are repeating...
by dinsdale
Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rate Kiwi athlete Lisa Carrington
Replies: 479
Views: 19243

Re: Rate Kiwi athlete Lisa Carrington

Few years ago I was riding a bird who’s brother was a commonwealth games athlete, I witnessed juicing first hand between him and Olympians who appear on TV and are ‘clean’. Odave Will back up about rugby usage, it’s not a massive secret within S+C/player circles. Backing that up as we are repeating...
by dinsdale
Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rate Kiwi athlete Lisa Carrington
Replies: 479
Views: 19243

Re: Rate Kiwi athlete Lisa Carrington

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cyclingweekly.com/news/latest-news/90-year-old-us-cyclist-stripped-world-record-drugs-test-404176/amp American Carl Grove, 90 years old, lost his age-group title and world record from the Masters Track Championships after failing an anti-doping test. <snip aged dope...
by dinsdale
Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Movie Mistakes
Replies: 42
Views: 2372

Re: Movie Mistakes

The doctor in ‘An American werewolf in London’ has a self-filling glass of Guinness, when he visits ‘The slaughtered lamb’ in Yorkshire (a lot actually filmed in Powys), through continuity error, not magic. The interior of The Slaughtered Lamb is the Black Swan (aka the Mucky Duck) near Ockham, Sur...
by dinsdale
Sat Feb 13, 2021 2:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Let’s talk about ‘A Bridge Too Far’
Replies: 127
Views: 4835

Re: Let’s talk about ‘A Bridge Too Far’

I’ll say what the Irish are too demure to say British cavalry regiments were/are? full of cvnts Sad to say it, but valid as true today as it was in harry flashmans day. what right minded fella wears scarlet cords? A Even in my own experience, I’ve got a story...(second hand, not me) Young officer s...
by dinsdale
Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Let’s talk about ‘A Bridge Too Far’
Replies: 127
Views: 4835

Re: Let’s talk about ‘A Bridge Too Far’

In the first one they won the Battle of Britain after teaching the stodgy Brits how to Dogfight In the second they rescue a nuclear scientist from the Germans but half way through the Russians become the baddies. Good stuff "Taught them how to dogfight" is probably overselling it, but weren't the P...
by dinsdale
Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37756
Views: 1121693

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Yeah I’ve always had campervans- also got an eriba at the moment. That’s tiny and easy to tow. I can’t reverse for shit :lol: The landlord of my local has an Eriba which I have failed to liberate from him. He tows it behind his bay window ambulance. I think it would look good behind my barndoor :lol:
by dinsdale
Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Let’s talk about ‘A Bridge Too Far’
Replies: 127
Views: 4835

Re: Let’s talk about ‘A Bridge Too Far’

I’ll say what the Irish are too demure to say British cavalry regiments were/are? full of cvnts Sad to say it, but valid as true today as it was in harry flashmans day. what right minded fella wears scarlet cords? A Even in my own experience, I’ve got a story...(second hand, not me) Young officer s...
by dinsdale
Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Owen Farrell's captaincy
Replies: 34
Views: 2313

Re: Owen Farrell's captaincy

RodneyRegis wrote: Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:17 pm I have a theory. Young Owen is just really, really thick.
A chap I know who taught him at school said he's gobby and thick. Same chap had plenty of praise for Maro Itoje.
by dinsdale
Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Peleton alternatives
Replies: 35
Views: 2244

Re: Peleton alternatives

Over Feb/Mar the intention is to bump the minimum spin up to 45', the intermediate to 1'15" and the long one to 1'45". Feeling all the better for it. Pleasing how relatively easy the early gains are, but fully aware of the folly of delusion. Low bar and all that... On track. Minimum spin now 45", i...
by dinsdale
Tue Feb 02, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37756
Views: 1121693

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Good news on the effectiveness of the Russian vaccine. https://www.politico.eu/article/russia-coronavirus-vaccine-sputnik-v-efficacy-study-lancet-covid19/ Excellent - the more the merrier. Kinda disputes the cynicism of the initial reports where everyone thought they were bullshitting on the vaccin...
by dinsdale
Mon Feb 01, 2021 11:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL filum thread 2.0.Accept no substitues.
Replies: 9117
Views: 667043

Re: The OFFICIAL filum thread 2.0.Accept no substitues.

Anyone happen to watch Salem's Lot recently? Gave me the serious heebie jeebies when I was a nipper. Thinking about watching it again, but worried that it might end up like eating spam again after a couple of decades. The window scene, obviously :) After we watched that my sister insisted on sleepi...
by dinsdale
Sun Jan 31, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89120
Views: 4695780

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

No, no , no that’s a card all day. Yeah, tmo tried to help him. Ridiculous. That's a yellow if dombrandt had the ball ffs. Yeah no good at all. Some turnaround at the quins, well good. Wasps didn't play well but plenty of Quins teams would have failed to put them to the sword. Nice to see Quins loo...
by dinsdale
Fri Jan 29, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37756
Views: 1121693

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Johnson and Johnson vaccine only 66% effective...could this also be a reason for the EU kicking off? They are making a terrific fuss over something that doesn't work for over 65s anyway. That was just to scare U.K. pensioners. So- who had ordered J+J vaccines? Almost scared to ask. 66% aint to shab...
by dinsdale
Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 3306
Views: 203852

Re: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread

Just saw reports that Ineos are possibly using fluid ducting towards leading edge of their foils to reduce drag, based on F1 technology. Massively reduces drag after foiling achieved. They do look very quick. The sailing equivalent of a blown flap? That's would be pretty interesting. Any more detai...
by dinsdale
Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Reddit v Hedgefunds
Replies: 159
Views: 7140

Re: Reddit v Hedgefunds

anonymous_joe wrote: Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:03 pm What's the profit/loss ratio, etc, of Gamestop?

How bad is the correction going to be for these people?
Gamestop is a dying business which is why the hedge funds shorted it in the first place.
by dinsdale
Wed Jan 27, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37756
Views: 1121693

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

If the first jab works for 3 months, we can vaccinate more with 1st shipment. Might not be as bad as initially feared IIRC they had figures for the AZ vaccine from the first trial saying the longer you waited for the 2nd jab, the more effective it was which is a large part of why the decision to ja...
by dinsdale
Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SNOWPOCALYPSE
Replies: 1820
Views: 108230

Re: SNOWPOCALYPSE

Snowing again. We haven't had this much snow since the Beast from the East.. Half melted here in South London. Negative temperature expected tonight, so the remaining slush will soon turn treacherous. No point in going out, so I won't. I'm giving a friend a lift to Hammersmith hospital tomorrow mor...
by dinsdale
Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Favorite beers (for when the rugby is on) - Official thread
Replies: 2737
Views: 258619

Re: Favorite beers (for when the rugby is on) - Official thread

Yes, the German ones taste like smoked ham. Not for everyone, but I quite like them, although probably wouldn't have too many. So much good beer in Germany and also Belgium, where I worked a couple of times. You always have to check the label though. Once had a beer that was 13% there, but they don...
by dinsdale
Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Favorite beers (for when the rugby is on) - Official thread
Replies: 2737
Views: 258619

Re: Favorite beers (for when the rugby is on) - Official thread

I've never had an original German one, but have tried some local offerings. Quite a strange experience. Quite smokey and reminded me of bacon. Not really my thing. Yes, the German ones taste like smoked ham . Not for everyone, but I quite like them, although probably wouldn't have too many. So much...
by dinsdale
Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Favorite beers (for when the rugby is on) - Official thread
Replies: 2737
Views: 258619

Re: Favorite beers (for when the rugby is on) - Official thread

I've never had an original German one, but have tried some local offerings. Quite a strange experience. Quite smokey and reminded me of bacon. Not really my thing. Yes, the German ones taste like smoked ham . Not for everyone, but I quite like them, although probably wouldn't have too many. So much...
by dinsdale
Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89120
Views: 4695780

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

It’s a definite malaise at quins. Shame jm2k6? Doesn’t post any longer. He seems to have escaped the bored! England squad I’ve just seen sinkler is out- I didn’t think he was playing well. Miniature Harry Randall in as mascot. Quins is definitely a weird club culturally, players who move on always ...
by dinsdale
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Favorite beers (for when the rugby is on) - Official thread
Replies: 2737
Views: 258619

Re: Favorite beers (for when the rugby is on) - Official thread

I'm not sure if there is a category for this, but this week I decided to try a 'Hard Seltzer' from White Claw, 5% alcohol and 100 calories. This is part of my crusade to find a way to drink a lot and not get fat. But not great, so back to beer. In the US, as I favour wheat and 'wit' beers, that mea...
by dinsdale
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 3306
Views: 203852

Re: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread

After watching the capsize a number of times last night I am left wondering how and why that large hole in the hull appeared because it didn't happen in the initial incident. Someone has mentioned that their battery broke loose and went thru the hull when they landed Since then American Magic have ...
by dinsdale
Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Watch out for Amazon delivery drivers
Replies: 15
Views: 925

Re: Watch out for Amazon delivery drivers

i thought this was an old story but no https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlKSh5ixmeg That video :lol: :lol: It seems shitting in people's garden is a common thing amongst Amazon drivers x( We haven't had shitting yet but the garages behind my block of flats was used as a urinal my amazon drivers unti...
by dinsdale
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37756
Views: 1121693

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Found this interesting: Americans are much less likely to intend to vaccinate when vaccine candidates are developed outside the U.S. Intention to vaccinate dropped by 21% for a vaccine developed in China, 18% for one developed in Russia, and 6% in the U.K. That's the Oxford vaccine out the window f...
by dinsdale
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37756
Views: 1121693

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Lockdowns reduce the spread. Not among frontline and essential workers. Plus you can't lock down entire nations for the best part of a year while vaccines are rolled out. I'm not saying I agree with it but it's an interesting subject. Targeting superspreaders is by far the quickest way out of this....
by dinsdale
Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Peleton alternatives
Replies: 35
Views: 2244

Re: Peleton alternatives

Ta all for comments. Anything to look out for feature wise from turbo trainer? Conscious I'm not a gym bunny so don't need top end kit, but would prefer to avoid having to upgrade if I go too basic Depends on budget but an interactive trainer is the thing to look for. Wheel off are better than whee...
by dinsdale
Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Film Hidden Gems/Duds
Replies: 127
Views: 7787

Re: Film Hidden Gems/Duds

EverReady wrote: Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:47 am
mr bungle wrote: Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:20 am Image
NZ and Oz were churning out very decent low budget films in the 80's. The Quiet Earth was a smasher and my Oz favourite was Ghosts of the Civil Dead.
I have always had a soft spot for "The Club"
by dinsdale
Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Queens Gambit. Anya Taylor- Joy
Replies: 69
Views: 4897

Re: The Queens Gambit. Anya Taylor- Joy

I’m shit at the whole “picking up very obvious subtext” business, but I think defection is a long reach there. She’d been watching the old men playing in the park on all her car rides, she clearly just wanted to go and enjoy a game for once. You might be shit at picking up the subtext because it on...
by dinsdale
Tue Dec 29, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Peleton alternatives
Replies: 35
Views: 2244

Re: Peleton alternatives

Turbo trainer + bike + Zwift (£12.99 pm) You then end up with a useable bike as well. Peloton is a replacement for a spin class, Zwift is a replacement for a bike ride. The power zone stuff on Peloton isn't really what you describe at all. No but ftp/zone based workouts are pretty straightforward a...
by dinsdale
Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Peleton alternatives
Replies: 35
Views: 2244

Re: Peleton alternatives

Turbo trainer + bike + Zwift (£12.99 pm)
You then end up with a useable bike as well.

Peloton is a replacement for a spin class, Zwift is a replacement for a bike ride.
by dinsdale
Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3577
Views: 270618

Re: The official cycling thread

I have to vent. I have had 5 fcuking flat tyres in 5 fcuking days, 3 on 1 bike and 2 on the other. I am so pissed, and I am out of spare tyre tubes. One bike seems to have absorbed a staple, but the other doesn't seem to have any foreign objects which means it had 3 different punctures in 3 differe...