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by Smee
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Samoan Gordon Langkilde Assaults Welsh players, Arrested
Replies: 102
Views: 8350

Re: Samoan Gordon Langkilde Assaults Welsh players, Arrested

Delayed again! The court hearing for Samoa sevens international Gordon Langkilde has been deferred for a further two weeks. The 22-year-old was charged in July on two counts of battery, one count of assault and one misdemeanour charge following an off-field altercation with Welsh players at the Sev...
by Smee
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hurricane Florence
Replies: 120
Views: 5860

Re: Hurricane Florence

Best of luck to you OMBTS.... wifes cousin is in Wilmington so hoping for the best.
by Smee
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Serena Williams - ouch
Replies: 764
Views: 35585

Re: Serena Williams - ouch

Are you seriously comparing the two? Ok to flip it, does this woman have abnormally thick lips? Cartoonists often portray people inaccurately, that's kind of the point, they are trying to make the subject look gormless or imbecilic........ Many whites who have lips no larger than Serena's have been...
by Smee
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Serena Williams - ouch
Replies: 764
Views: 35585

Re: Serena Williams - ouch

Would you draw a black person you knew that way and show it to them? Genuine question. I don't think you would. This question makes no sense..... Cartoonists almost always portray the people they are lampooning in an unflattering way, they exaggerate their features for the purpose of making their s...
by Smee
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Serena Williams - ouch
Replies: 764
Views: 35585

Re: Serena Williams - ouch

Would you draw a black person you knew that way and show it to them? Genuine question. I don't think you would. This question makes no sense..... Cartoonists almost always portray the people they are lampooning in an unflattering way, they exaggerate their features for the purpose of making their s...
by Smee
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Serena Williams - ouch
Replies: 764
Views: 35585

Re: Serena Williams - ouch

This is what I was saying. It was never going to pass un-noticed and will now be used to bury her terrible behaviour. The people complaining about the cartoon were gonna play the racist/sexist card to defend her anyway, if they hadnt already done so. People have been bagging on Trumps small hands/o...
by Smee
Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Serena Williams - ouch
Replies: 764
Views: 35585

Re: Serena Williams - ouch

I find it bizarre that CNN et al are essentially defending her. They are? Now there's a surprise. :roll: Imagine if roles were reversed and a white male tennis player abused a black female ump and demanded an apology from her...... WAPO, CNN, the Guardian et al would all be admonishing the player f...
by Smee
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Michael Jones' son
Replies: 21
Views: 2227

Re: Michael Jones' son

That offload. :shock: :thumbup:
by Smee
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sad state of TRC rugby crowds..... In decline..
Replies: 83
Views: 2505

Re: Sad state of TRC rugby crowds..... In decline..

There's potential for a new record low crowd for the TRC with the Pumas vs Wobs next Saturday on the Gold Coast. The game should have been played elsewhere like Townsville, Adelaide, Newcastle, Wollongong, Canberra, Perth, Penrith etc etc. Amen. Why does that sport wasteland get another gig? . Yeah...
by Smee
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Serena Williams - ouch
Replies: 764
Views: 35585

Re: Serena Williams - ouch

True Blue wrote:
Also that crowd....they were totally feral.
Worst part about it for me.... She goes on that rant and they clapped her for it. Who in their right mind would think such a display of unsportsmanlike and petulant behavior was worthy of lusty applause?
by Smee
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NBA season 2019/20 - NBA Finals (Lakers v Heat)
Replies: 4936
Views: 281808

Re: NBA season 2017/18 - Off Season- Trades & Free Agents

Mo Cheeks speech, that is another classy guy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDqZSKixhG4

Dr J must be the player that has welcomed more inductees than anyone else, Mo Cheeks and Charlie Scott in the same night for one, I know he was one of 4 players welcoming Shaq.
by Smee
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NBA season 2019/20 - NBA Finals (Lakers v Heat)
Replies: 4936
Views: 281808

Re: NBA season 2017/18 - Off Season- Trades & Free Agents

Ray Allen HOF speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaDke3WL5MI I always find it hard to watch these without getting a little bit emotional.

One of the great professionals and role models in this sport, a really classy guy. :thumbup:
by Smee
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Serena Williams - ouch
Replies: 764
Views: 35585

Re: Serena Williams - ouch

Dont follow tennis much tbh but isnt this her MO? I remember her having a meltdown a few years ago in the US open and getting really nasty/personal with the ump. I had to turn the channel over because I couldnt stand her obnoxiousness...... Defo one of the most unlikeable athletes out there.
by Smee
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: One of New Zealand's famous brands opens shop in Canada
Replies: 13
Views: 1227

Re: One of New Zealand's famous brands opens shop in Canada

"Theyll be a few French Canadian gangs"......... Montreal used to have a la cosa nostra crime family that was on par with the NYC families. I think the North American mafia families have been greatly depleted due to successful prosecutions and high ranking informants but they are still kicking about...
by Smee
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: are you related to anyone famous ?
Replies: 125
Views: 3775

Re: are you related to anyone famous ?

Its really distant and really lame....... My Dads cousins nephew is a journeyman Scottish footballer who was capped a handful of times......
by Smee
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: kaepernick & nike
Replies: 282
Views: 16590

Re: kaepernick & nike

Thanks for the context/background village....... Kaepernick then opted to leave the 49ers and try his luck on the free agent market. I think that's worth noting: despite the protest, the 49ers didn't cut him or fire him, he chose to leave with a year left on his contract. So, if I'm reading this rig...
by Smee
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: kaepernick & nike
Replies: 282
Views: 16590

Re: kaepernick & nike

It's not just a single marketing campaign, they've put him on a new deal where he will get his own lines etc . I don't see how they can build a line around this dude....... I have no dog in this fight (his kneeling did not bother me and I'm not losing sleep about the fact that he doesn't play a spo...
by Smee
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: kaepernick & nike
Replies: 282
Views: 16590

Re: kaepernick & nike

Seems like a reprise of the mid 90's Eric Cantona anti racism ad campaign........ Even down to the black and white film. Yeah, it's pretty galling when large corporations who operate sweatshops in the 3rd world try to portray themselves as social justice advocates. Pay your employees a living wage,...
by Smee
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: kaepernick & nike
Replies: 282
Views: 16590

Re: kaepernick & nike

Seems like a reprise of the mid 90's Eric Cantona anti racism ad campaign........ Even down to the black and white film. Yeah, it's pretty galling when large corporations who operate sweatshops in the 3rd world try to portray themselves as social justice advocates. Pay your employees a living wage,...
by Smee
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: kaepernick & nike
Replies: 282
Views: 16590

Re: kaepernick & nike

Seems like a reprise of the mid 90's Eric Cantona anti racism ad campaign........ Even down to the black and white film. Yeah, it's pretty galling when large corporations who operate sweatshops in the 3rd world try to portray themselves as social justice advocates. Pay your employees a living wage,...
by Smee
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: kaepernick & nike
Replies: 282
Views: 16590

Re: kaepernick & nike

Seems like a reprise of the mid 90's Eric Cantona anti racism ad campaign........ Even down to the black and white film. Yeah, it's pretty galling when large corporations who operate sweatshops in the 3rd world try to portray themselves as social justice advocates. Pay your employees a living wage,...
by Smee
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: kaepernick & nike
Replies: 282
Views: 16590

Re: kaepernick & nike

Seems like a reprise of the mid 90's Eric Cantona anti racism ad campaign........ Even down to the black and white film. Yeah, it's pretty galling when large corporations who operate sweatshops in the 3rd world try to portray themselves as social justice advocates. Pay your employees a living wage, ...
by Smee
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby people who MASSIVE egos or clear insecurities
Replies: 53
Views: 2728

Re: Rugby people who MASSIVE egos or clear insecurities

Healey’s autobiography must be the only sporting book I’ve read where I’ve come away with a lower opinion of the subject; I always had the impression that he rated himself, but somehow got the sense that there was a bit of self-awareness and humility at play too. Not a bit of it though, clearly som...
by Smee
Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Albums that have no duff tracks
Replies: 288
Views: 13017

Re: Albums that have no duff tracks

Sabbath - Sabotage and Peter Gabriel - Melt would be the two that come to mind for me.
by Smee
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Lions 23 - 14 Barbarians
Replies: 6
Views: 625

Re: Lions 23 - 14 Barbarians

Great vid. :thumbup: Match played in honour of the Queens jubilee.

Peter Wheeler. :blush:
by Smee
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NBA season 2019/20 - NBA Finals (Lakers v Heat)
Replies: 4936
Views: 281808

Re: NBA season 2017/18 - Off Season- Trades & Free Agents

Speaking of retirements David West has also called it a day.
by Smee
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 113151
Views: 5027035

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-Already making America Great Again!

Have to say, Trump managing to shit all over John McCain was one of the few decent things he's done since he came on the scene. McCain experienced first hand the horrors of war and could have spent the rest of his life as an advocate for soft power, diplomacy and peace. In international relations v...
by Smee
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Muhammad cartoon contest
Replies: 192
Views: 5575

Re: Muhammad cartoon contest

People need to grow up over the cartoon thing. For every crazy fundie who'll shoot a joint up over it, there are thousands of other peaceful Muslims who'll just be offended, sadened, more marginalised, more reactionary. It just plays into the hands of those who want to drive a wedge between the fai...
by Smee
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread
Replies: 37441
Views: 1601258

Re: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thre

mabunch78 wrote:
eldanielfire wrote:He's just a f**king child isn't he? A child living in his past.
Poor Mou. He, like everyone, sees Trump getting away with this sort of petulance and belligerence on a daily basis...
Mourinho has been an obnoxious arsehole since long before Trump got into the WH.
by Smee
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread
Replies: 37441
Views: 1601258

Re: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thre

It was that clapping the fans at the end before going into the tunnel that was weird. Hes gonna have a Basil Fawlty style mental breakdown.
by Smee
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread
Replies: 37441
Views: 1601258

Re: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thre

For my money Lukaku was the worst player on the pitch in the WC semi v France - certainly the least involved since he had the fewest touches and had no meaningful impact on the game. Also, whilst 40 international goals is in itself a feat when you look at the context, the lions share of those goals ...
by Smee
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NBA season 2019/20 - NBA Finals (Lakers v Heat)
Replies: 4936
Views: 281808

Re: NBA season 2017/18 - Off Season- Trades & Free Agents

Confirmed that Ginobili has called it quits. He was a fiery competitor and a winner who always left it on the court and played with passion. The ultimate teammate who would do anything to help his team win and didn't care about the role he had. He could impact the game in a variety of ways and he wo...
by Smee
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: John McCain GOOOOOOOONNNE
Replies: 80
Views: 4768

Re: John McCain GOOOOOOOOINNNGGG

Not sure what you are saying? We all have hundreds of ancestors, at one point one of them probably owned slaves. The point I was making anyway is that what his confederate ancestor did has no relevance to John McCain. Lots of Germans are probably related to Hitler afterall. It is relevant because i...
by Smee
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: John McCain GOOOOOOOONNNE
Replies: 80
Views: 4768

Re: John McCain GOOOOOOOOINNNGGG

This is good read: https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/john-mccain-make-believe-maverick-202004/ Thats a good piece. McCain's background is interesting - his family are from southern plantation money, families ancestral home was in Mississippi, they were slaveowners, great grandfath...
by Smee
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: John McCain GOOOOOOOONNNE
Replies: 80
Views: 4768

Re: John McCain GOOOOOOOOINNNGGG

No-one in Congress has taken more money from the NRA over the course of their career - $7 million.
by Smee
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Future: the impact of technology.
Replies: 49
Views: 1900

Re: The Future: the impact of technology.

If your job is so basic that it can be replaced by a machine, it probably should be. There will have to be a change in the way kids are educated so that they have more transferable skills in a fluid job market The bored favourite Jordan Peterson has a good line on the problem of the complexificatio...
by Smee
Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Future: the impact of technology.
Replies: 49
Views: 1900

Re: The Future: the impact of technology.

If your job is so basic that it can be replaced by a machine, it probably should be. There will have to be a change in the way kids are educated so that they have more transferable skills in a fluid job market The bored favourite Jordan Peterson has a good line on the problem of the complexificatio...
by Smee
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Project MKUltra
Replies: 11
Views: 887

Project MKUltra

Just reading the wiki bio of Whitey Bulger here and interestingly enough learned that when he was incarcerated in Atlanta in the 50's he agreed to be a test subject for a CIA project to see the degree to which LSD could be used as a mind control/brain washing tool. The project itself was called MKUl...
by Smee
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Chances of anyone beating DC's AB points scoring record....
Replies: 147
Views: 3803

Re: Chances of anyone beating DC's AB points scoring record.

Who would you pick to kick a goal for your life? 2009 Morne Steyn or early 2000s Wilko for me. I am to young/didn't watch enough NH rugby to remember Jenkins in his pomp. Good question, with my life on the line I think I'd go with Neil Jenkins. His goal kicking was instrumental in the Lions winning...
by Smee
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pope visit to Ireland
Replies: 540
Views: 11488

Re: Pope visit to Ireland

Wow they're expecting 1/2m, that's huge 1/9th of your population if they get that I will be seriously impressed and very disappointed. If they get that they'll just carry on as they have been, uttering a few words of repentance whilst doing jack to change and for their victims. It just shows how ma...