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by tafano
Thu Feb 11, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Dupont has a new fanboy, Aaron Smith himself
Replies: 20
Views: 1113

Re: Dupont has a new fanboy, Aaron Smith himself

DuPont and all these young French lads, have that spark that make people fall in love with this sport.

It’s about 2 years that they are a joy to watch.
No one else can even try to be as entertaining as they are.
by tafano
Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6 Nations 2021 - Rd. 1 Wales v Ireland Official Thread
Replies: 1368
Views: 22051

Re: 6 Nations 2021 - Rd. 1 Wales v Ireland Official Thread

If Italy can tweak his defense, Ire and Wal will have to sweat to win.
by tafano
Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Highly Anticipated Spaghettis vs Frogs game or a Roman Holiday
Replies: 33
Views: 731

Re: The Highly Anticipated Spaghettis vs Frogs game or a Roman Holiday

Obviously Italy will win this, first grand slam is the only target.
Anything less will be a failure
by tafano
Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sophie
Replies: 27
Views: 1023

Re: Sophie

I confess to never having heard of this person. Every death is tragic https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Es_JjdRXUAQYPIZ?format=jpg&name=medium I went crazy for her song “Faceshopping” last summer. Somehow it got stuck in my head after a round of “dear old dad listen to this new stuff” by my 15ys old daug...
by tafano
Thu Jan 28, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 33557
Views: 925975

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

If there's one thing that this Covid reminded to all of us, is that we live all together in this world. It's sounds so rethoric that I'm ashamed to have written it. But if our governments had faced the crisis with an ONU coordinated effort, maybe we could have been a lot nearer to the end of this me...
by tafano
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka v England test series
Replies: 91
Views: 2659

Re: Sri Lanka v England test series

A Question by a still fresh cricket fan. About Root’s run out: I see he has been caught by Oshada, I can’t see the ball touching the ground, so why the need to hit the stumps? Wasn’t him already out? Root hit the ball into the ground https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHeIb1q1wJU The replay I saw was ...
by tafano
Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka v England test series
Replies: 91
Views: 2659

Re: Sri Lanka v England test series

A Question by a still fresh cricket fan.

About Root’s run out: I see he has been caught by Oshada, I can’t see the ball touching the ground, so why the need to hit the stumps?
Wasn’t him already out?
by tafano
Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 33557
Views: 925975

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

I'm fairly sure we've done better. Good for you wherever you are from
by tafano
Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 33557
Views: 925975

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

But none of that negates the fact that when Italy was looking like an obvious disaster the UK and all other European countries should have closed borders and initiated hotel isolation and/or testing where possible for anyone entering the country to stop the spread of cases. Now European countries n...
by tafano
Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 33557
Views: 925975

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

But none of that negates the fact that when Italy was looking like an obvious disaster the UK and all other European countries should have closed borders and initiated hotel isolation and/or testing where possible for anyone entering the country to stop the spread of cases. Now European countries n...
by tafano
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES
Replies: 1593
Views: 33228

Re: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES

Wow wow wow. What A Match Not as glorious as Headingley 2019 but it’s up there. Its better as India did it away from home in Australia at a ground the home team haven't lost at since 1988. Would be fantastic for indian supporters but Headingly kills it as i had skin in the game. plus the England wi...
by tafano
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES
Replies: 1593
Views: 33228

Re: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES

Wow wow wow.
What
A
Match

Not as glorious as Headingley 2019 but it’s up there.
by tafano
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES
Replies: 1593
Views: 33228

Re: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES

Besides Paine, would Kholi be in trouble too as captain after this?
by tafano
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES
Replies: 1593
Views: 33228

Re: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES

This is gold stuff, as a neutral italian I don’t care much of the outcome . An India’s win would make me cheer more though. Stick around son, a few Kiwis can teach you a thing or two An India’s win would make me cheer more though. He's already an expert :thumbup: :lol: Anytime I watch a match in an...
by tafano
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES
Replies: 1593
Views: 33228

Re: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES

This is gold stuff, as a neutral italian I don’t care much of the outcome.
An India’s win would make me cheer more though.
by tafano
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 129800
Views: 5691770

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

A police officer has died

https://www.foxnews.com/us/us-capitol-p ... ring-riots

It wasn't so peaceful then...
by tafano
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25866
Views: 627550

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Maybe your government can teach me something, since UK has never ever traded with China : https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/business-53468925 Funny when those kind of überBrits try to marry economics with ethic. Always judge others, always excuse themselves. I've certainly been uncomfortable with the le...
by tafano
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25866
Views: 627550

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-55464564 Eat your cake and share some slices with your commonwealtieez. Good luck brexiters, enjoy your holy sovereignity, whatever that means. this is just the beginning. Thoughts on the genocide of the Uighers? Maybe your government can teach me something, since ...
by tafano
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25866
Views: 627550

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Italy has to leave the Euro. It is destroying your country. Just look around you. I wish it was so simple, really. Yes, THERE ARE problems connected with the € that affect Italy. But the truth is that my country is old, the vast majority of the CEOs or PA leaders are elders that believe they are st...
by tafano
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25866
Views: 627550

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-55464564

Eat your cake and share some slices with your commonwealtieez.


Good luck brexiters, enjoy your holy sovereignity, whatever that means.
this is just the beginning.
by tafano
Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: No-vax healthcare professionals
Replies: 57
Views: 2211

No-vax healthcare professionals

I’ve always thought No-Vaxxers were a loud minority of ignorants or intelligent lads (maybe with a degree in literature) who overstimate their poor scientific knowledge. But this anti-Covid vaccine campaign is shocking me beyond my worst nightmare. In some provinces, up to 80% of healthcare professi...
by tafano
Sat Dec 26, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Breturn thread
Replies: 204
Views: 5181

Re: Official Breturn thread

We still have a long way to go to be as incompetent, crooked and as laughable as the Italians. Never ones to have the minerals, the Italians. Look at them in WW2. Tried to be Hitlers poodle and the British gave ‘em a bloody nose for it and they soon turned tail. No cojones! That’s true, we know it....
by tafano
Sat Dec 26, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Breturn thread
Replies: 204
Views: 5181

Re: Official Breturn thread

Every man and his dog has been briefing against Brexit for four and a half years. Your perception of events has been greatly distorted because of this. The UK and the EU seem to have reached agreement on a deal that suits both our interests - so perhaps now the rhetoric will cool on all sides and w...
by tafano
Sat Dec 26, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Breturn thread
Replies: 204
Views: 5181

Re: Official Breturn thread

No major country will leave, or attempt to leave. They'll have seen the uk nearly tear itself apart. The EU will need a two tier system to suit the means of the member countries. Italy was the major contributor to AntiEU seats in 2019 EU election. Back then Italexit was the word on mouth, “let’s do...
by tafano
Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25866
Views: 627550

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

We are the EU, the EU is us. You English really can't understand anything beyond crude 19th Century gunboat diplomacy. Seems like a husband leaving his wife for another woman, eager to come back to the previous home to fudge his ex wife whenever he wants. Good luck UK, maybe one day, with other pol...
by tafano
Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Having kids ... yay or nay?
Replies: 194
Views: 4411

Re: Having kids ... yay or nay?

I'm a bit of a white fly. I've dreamt to become father since I was 15 yo. I liked the whole idea of taking care of a baby, giving your best to raise a decent human being, creating a little small "eternity" passing on my genes. Now, my daughter is 14 yo, I have developed a deep connection with her, I...
by tafano
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: France v Ireland - 6 Nations 2020
Replies: 822
Views: 7865

Re: France v Ireland - 6 Nations 2020

What’s the point for the future of Irish rugby playing with Murray and Sexton again?
by tafano
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rudy Giulani and Borat.
Replies: 104
Views: 4152

Re: Rudy Giulani and Borat.

I’m an audio producer for TV and radio. I’ve been in that situation thousands times. I’ve never, never, never, never seen something like that. When you get the mic gear on or off you instruct what to do to sort the meek wire under someone’s vest or shirt or whatever. Then you fix the meek and the tr...
by tafano
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Chess
Replies: 42
Views: 1201

Re: Chess

Guys chess.com is great.
But recently I bumped into lichess.org is way much better IMHO.

It’s full feature free, btw
by tafano
Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Underrated rock and metal bands
Replies: 60
Views: 2110

Re: Underrated rock and metal bands

I have spammed the metal and music threads with igorrr. Absolutely brilliant. TBF the modular rack he uses is no more or less an instrument than a DAW. True, but it’s a whole lot more complicated than with a DAW. Don’t get me wrong I love electro stuff DAW crafted, I’m not an analog purist, really ...
by tafano
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Underrated rock and metal bands
Replies: 60
Views: 2110

Re: Underrated rock and metal bands

Igorrr, they should be the word on everyone mouth but they are still underground. Listen to their last album. No, it’s not a plugin/virtual instrument/DAW wizardry you are earing. It’s all played with real instrument by real musicians. Those effects? Analog synth magic filtering + tons of genius. Th...
by tafano
Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Overrated Rock & Metal Bands
Replies: 148
Views: 4632

Re: Overrated Rock & Metal Bands

I just entered the thread to post something similar :D Man, I really tried to listed to them because of the fame that they had among some of my friends. But god, they are so effing boring. I think the singer has no charisma whatsoever, he sounds so ... generic. Maybe that is what ruins them. Here t...
by tafano
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Overrated Rock & Metal Bands
Replies: 148
Views: 4632

Re: Overrated Rock & Metal Bands

It amazes me how music is perceived subjectively. I love all Patton’s stuff, from FNM to Mr.Bungle, Fantomas to Mondo Cane. I love Anthrax first Belladonna era, I rate those LPs the best thrash has produced along Megadeth’s RIP and Pantera’s classics. I love those classic grunge bands, love the RHCP...
by tafano
Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 1 man XV
Replies: 116
Views: 4178

Re: 1 man XV

Gavin Henson? :D

I’ll go with a great backrower with skilfull handling and can kick: Parisse or Zinzan.
by tafano
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 33557
Views: 925975

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

She was my friend’s mom. She was 72. She was in hospital since January with a pancreatitis. She was recovering well, should have been home by the end of march, she saw her daughter, my friend, for the last time at the beginning of march before hospital’s closure. Then came the Covid, at first my fri...
by tafano
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 33557
Views: 925975

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

A guy I know, brother in law of a dear friend, works in the frontline in that Covid hell that Bergamo hospital still is.

He wrote this about what he is experiencing everyday
by tafano
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 33557
Views: 925975

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

News from the red zone.
I posted in this thread for the first time back in the 26th of February.
Finally, after all this long days, we are approaching the decrease curve.
by tafano
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 33557
Views: 925975

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

I’m no math expert, nor a virologist, so I won’t draw conclusions or theories. I’ve taken data from the Italian institute of statistics: flu and pneumonia death toll for the year 2014 was 9413. One month since the first death and we are already near 7000 Covid related casualties, in 3/4 days 2014 wi...
by tafano
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus: Is the cure worse than the problem?
Replies: 98
Views: 3869

Re: Coronavirus: Is the cure worse than the problem?

The economic devastation and misery that will result from the isolation measures will far exceed the benefit to society of saving several million, mostly elderly and infirm people. Its awful to say. I realise that. But it is a cold fact. There is a very real prospect of mass unemployment, social un...
by tafano
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 33557
Views: 925975

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Update from the red zone. In the town I live supermarkets are almost empty. There’s no flour or yeast left. A over 60 yrs old man from the town I was born and raised has died. He owned a haute couture clothing store, he loved music and he financed a Lot of classical/music shows in my own town. I wor...