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by Gwenno
Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Oops.
Replies: 10
Views: 528

Oops.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-55767782 My sympathies go to her, but of course I wonder how it happened? Somebody sanctioned chemotherapy without a tissue diagnosis. In retrospect, probably a wait and see approach was better, if getting a bone marrow sample was difficult. Wonder what her symptoms wer...
by Gwenno
Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australian republic....gooooooooooooone
Replies: 27
Views: 707

Re: Australian republic....gooooooooooooone

RodneyRegis wrote: Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:14 pm Perhaps they have more important things to worry about than something so utterly irrelevant.
I agree, the monarchy is irrelevant.
by Gwenno
Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RIP Larry King - Covid?
Replies: 1
Views: 352

Re: RIP Larry King - Covid?

Tributes have poured in for "legendary" US talk show host Larry King, who has died just weeks after contracting COVID-19. The 87-year-old TV star was taken to hospital in Los Angeles in late December after testing positive for coronavirus - and died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. King, whose caree...
by Gwenno
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: You can choose ONE song. Just one. Choose wisely...
Replies: 68
Views: 1294

Re: You can choose ONE song. Just one. Choose wisely...

wamberal wrote: Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:39 pm Bridge over troubled water.
If you need a friend...
by Gwenno
Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Time wasting - time penalties?
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Time wasting - time penalties?

Has this ever been considered? Already players are penalised for throwing the ball away from a penalty situation or line out, to avoid the chance of a quick tap or line out. I know that I have mentally encouraged my team sitting on a slender lead to slow it down, eg taking the full time allowance fo...
by Gwenno
Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: You can choose ONE song. Just one. Choose wisely...
Replies: 68
Views: 1294

Re: You can choose ONE song. Just one. Choose wisely...

Rock n Roll Suicide :thumbup: Sounds like a song that has a bit of meaning (for you) attached to it as well. All the better. Thankfully not because of a suicide. I was about 12 when I first heard it. The albums Ziggy Stardust and Transformer had a massive influence on me about 50 years ago. 70’s Bo...
by Gwenno
Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why are ozzies such porkers?
Replies: 138
Views: 5812

Re: Why are ozzies such porkers?

It's all about the lack of exercise. When I was a teen, I worked a summer job that required lots of physical work. I ate 2 huge meals each night at around 5pm and 11pm, and I was in the best shape of my life. I suggest that you read ‘Real food on trial’ in which Tim Noakes, a South African ultra ma...
by Gwenno
Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why are ozzies such porkers?
Replies: 138
Views: 5812

Re: Why are ozzies such porkers?

It's all about the lack of exercise. When I was a teen, I worked a summer job that required lots of physical work. I ate 2 huge meals each night at around 5pm and 11pm, and I was in the best shape of my life. I suggest that you read ‘Real food on trial’ in which Tim Noakes, a South African ultra ma...
by Gwenno
Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why are ozzies such porkers?
Replies: 138
Views: 5812

Re: Why are ozzies such porkers?

I grew up watching home and away and ozzie athletes performing above and beyond what their per capita clout should have earned. All bronzed, athletic demi-gods and such like. So why is such a large percentage of the population absolute porkers? It seems so contradictory to how people perceive the p...
by Gwenno
Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irish Joe Biden 46th President of the USA
Replies: 1051
Views: 18461

Re: Irish Joe Biden 46th President of the USA

Has Scottish Don been mentioned at all in the last 26 pages?
by Gwenno
Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: quitting the bottle today
Replies: 3793
Views: 297459

Re: quitting the bottle today

I’m at the venue for my support group’s meeting and wanted to comment on something Joe Biden said last night. He and his wife and M/M Harris were at the Lincoln Pond the previous night to light up a memorial to the 400,000+ deaths due to covid19, with 400 8ft-tall lamps along the length of the pond...
by Gwenno
Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Random (early)ska moments series #1
Replies: 5
Views: 194

Re: Random (early)ska moments series #1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYD-TxBLNdU
First heard this about 55 years ago when one of my elder brothers bought it.
by Gwenno
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why are ozzies such porkers?
Replies: 138
Views: 5812

Re: Why are ozzies such porkers?

https://www.zoeharcombe.com/2016/03/the-evidence-for-dietary-fat-guidelines/ Zoë Harcombe wrote a PhD showing that there is no evidence that fats, saturated or otherwise (she’s not keen on trans fats, but then again, nobody is) are dangerous, therefore if you can lose weight by restricting carbs an...
by Gwenno
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why are ozzies such porkers?
Replies: 138
Views: 5812

Re: Why are ozzies such porkers?

https://www.zoeharcombe.com/2016/03/the-evidence-for-dietary-fat-guidelines/ Zoë Harcombe wrote a PhD showing that there is no evidence that fats, saturated or otherwise (she’s not keen on trans fats, but then again, nobody is) are dangerous, therefore if you can lose weight by restricting carbs and...
by Gwenno
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why are ozzies such porkers?
Replies: 138
Views: 5812

Re: Why are ozzies such porkers?

The dietary guidelines, as in the UK and US, are still demonising fat, especially saturated fat, and pushing ‘healthy’ complex carbohydrate, making carbohydrates 55-60% of the calories. Looks as if the guidelines are being followed.
by Gwenno
Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Phil Spector gonnneee
Replies: 14
Views: 869

Re: Phil Spector gonnneee

You’ve lost that living feeling.
by Gwenno
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Political Compass
Replies: 117
Views: 4482

Re: Political Compass

by Gwenno
Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Will Donald Trump.....
Replies: 65
Views: 2685

Re: Will Donald Trump.....

I'm more concerned about what the Trump supporters will do moving forward. Does anyone really think that, even when he's out of office, it'll stop them stirring up trouble? Well some of them will be cooling their heels in prison for quite a while, he'll be dead of old age before they see daylight a...
by Gwenno
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: UK society and taste.
Replies: 62
Views: 2729

Re: UK society and taste.

backrow wrote: Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:42 pm Ta, it was a slow burner - I work very hard to appear low brow and crude , people forget the puns and slights and hidden tiny invisible text online gags I do as well.
Respect.
by Gwenno
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: UK society and taste.
Replies: 62
Views: 2729

Re: UK society and taste.

This thread has made me wonder if fashion snobbery will soon be the only permitted form of prejudice. We have quite correctly, with the democratic principle driving it, demonised racism, sexuality prejudice (or whatever the current trendy term for it is), accent prejudice (although some people stil...
by Gwenno
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Will Donald Trump.....
Replies: 65
Views: 2685

Re: Will Donald Trump.....

He’ll be sitting in a corner somewhere sucking his thumb saying ‘no fair!’.....
by Gwenno
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: UK society and taste.
Replies: 62
Views: 2729

Re: UK society and taste.

This thread has made me wonder if fashion snobbery will soon be the only permitted form of prejudice. We have quite correctly, with the democratic principle driving it, demonised racism, sexuality prejudice (or whatever the current trendy term for it is), accent prejudice (although some people stil...
by Gwenno
Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: UK society and taste.
Replies: 62
Views: 2729

Re: UK society and taste.

This thread has made me wonder if fashion snobbery will soon be the only permitted form of prejudice. We have quite correctly, with the democratic principle driving it, demonised racism, sexuality prejudice (or whatever the current trendy term for it is), accent prejudice (although some people still...
by Gwenno
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: UK society and taste.
Replies: 62
Views: 2729

Re: UK society and taste.

Snobbery. Being comfortable is an option, but god help you if you don’t look good. What is the punishment for these fashion criminals? Being unfashionable. Same as it ever was. For those for whom it isn’t a problem it isn’t a problem. It only seems to be a problem for those that don’t like it.
by Gwenno
Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Will Donald Trump.....
Replies: 65
Views: 2685

Re: Will Donald Trump.....

Some rent a yanks on Radio 4 were talking about impeaching for the last fortnight, or using the 25th amendment.
by Gwenno
Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What I did in the war
Replies: 47
Views: 1655

Re: What I did in the war

Bad luck mate, and ouch! My own personal battle against vermin is to drive over a rat whenever I see one on the road. The trouble is that I always swerve to avoid any other road rodents such as rabbits, hedgehogs, or squirrels, so my first, instinctive action is to swerve away. By the time I have re...
by Gwenno
Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: UK society and taste.
Replies: 62
Views: 2729

Re: UK society and taste.

MungoMan wrote: Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:35 am
Gwenno wrote: Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:39 am Snobbery. Being comfortable is an option, but god help you if you don’t look good. What is the punishment for these fashion criminals?
Why, remaining who they are, of course!
I can live with that :lol:
by Gwenno
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: UK society and taste.
Replies: 62
Views: 2729

Re: UK society and taste.

Snobbery. Being comfortable is an option, but god help you if you don’t look good. What is the punishment for these fashion criminals?
by Gwenno
Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: So my wife is having contractions
Replies: 68
Views: 1764

Re: So my wife is having contractions

Not 'Sue, my wife, is having contractions'?
by Gwenno
Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Decent beer deliveries
Replies: 12
Views: 672

Re: Decent beer deliveries

Does the decent refer to the beer, or the delivery?
by Gwenno
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Naming the UK's covid variant
Replies: 30
Views: 799

Re: Naming the UK's covid variant

The Rt hon Michael Covid
by Gwenno
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What's your BMI?
Replies: 59
Views: 1918

Re: What's your BMI?

I should add that I am not underemphasising the importance of abdominal fat, which isn’t always obvious as jiggly subcutaneous fat, but it usually still shows as increased girth. The importance of hepatic and pancreatic fat is behind so much of the metabolic syndrome and is a n absorbing subject. T...
by Gwenno
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Congratulations Gerwyn Price!
Replies: 16
Views: 888

Re: Congratulations Gerwyn Price!

Which 'sport' has earned him more money?
by Gwenno
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: R.I.P. Gerry Marsden
Replies: 9
Views: 366

Re: R.I.P. Gerry Marsden

This gave me a start when I read Gerry Marsden's age: i.e 78. When I was a kid listening to Gerry & The Pacemakers on't radio or, for that matter, watching Ferry Cross the Mersey at the cinema, I may (and probably did) see Marsden's age noted somewhere in a newspaper or magazine. What I cannot reca...
by Gwenno
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Celebrities & Quarantine
Replies: 27
Views: 1555

Re: Celebrities & Quarantine

Serves us right for letting things like that matter.
by Gwenno
Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What's your BMI?
Replies: 59
Views: 1918

Re: What's your BMI?

I should add that I am not underemphasising the importance of abdominal fat, which isn’t always obvious as jiggly subcutaneous fat, but it usually still shows as increased girth. The importance of hepatic and pancreatic fat is behind so much of the metabolic syndrome and is a n absorbing subject.
by Gwenno
Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What's your BMI?
Replies: 59
Views: 1918

Re: What's your BMI?

Every BMI thread has a comment about body fat %age, and another about muscle mass. Why not just say ‘Look at me! I’ve lost weight, fatty!’ There is a serious point to be made, actually. Should we rely on the BMI as a measure, or not? It’s useful, but most people don’t need it to know if they are to...
by Gwenno
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: No-vax healthcare professionals
Replies: 57
Views: 2064

Re: No-vax healthcare professionals

Examples of ‘tiresome’?