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by Demilich
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wendell Sailor's son charged with assault, held in custody
Replies: 59
Views: 1666

Re: Wendell Sailor's son charged with assault, held in custody

For quite a few years, Folau was the face of Australian rugby. He was heavily featured in all our advertising. I have no doubt that his value from a marketing point of view far outweighed what he was paid. Like him or loathe him, he had amazing talent (and some significant weaknesses). I get the ar...
by Demilich
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wendell Sailor's son charged with assault, held in custody
Replies: 59
Views: 1666

Re: Wendell Sailor's son charged with assault, held in custody

Nah, Folau was good. Really good. For a while there he was the only Wallaby who'd be in a World Team. He should have been played on the wing though. Yet another Cheika call. It's not RA's fault he went off the deep end. Yes, he was good. World class. Even if you completely disregard him "going off ...
by Demilich
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wendell Sailor's son charged with assault, held in custody
Replies: 59
Views: 1666

Re: Wendell Sailor's son charged with assault, held in custody

Sailor found something of his old form and played the house down right up until his last game pre-rugby. Tuqiri played like a ruptured arse, making me - and others, no doubt - wonder if he was having major second thoughts about the code swap. They were both good acquisitions IMHO. It might have bee...
by Demilich
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33293
Views: 1212711

Re: NZ Politics Thread

I have voted early for The Opportunities Party. Can someone tell me why they are not getting more traction? They seem to be the only party willing to put out some evidence based ideas. They are probably struggling to get out of the shadow of the Morgan empire. Ordinary people don't trust quick mone...
by Demilich
Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bled I - All Blacks v. Wallabies OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 679
Views: 6654

Re: Bled I - All Blacks v. Wallabies OFFICIAL match thread

What idiot decided to schedule this game at a time when every Kiwi Dairy farmer is milking? :frown: :roll: Good point. Thankfully farmer can stream the test to a screen in his milking shed. 8) :thumbup: Great - now even our Bled streams are going to be polluted by run-off and unusable for everybody...
by Demilich
Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trump tests positive with Covid with his wife too
Replies: 607
Views: 14136

Re: Trump tests positive with Covid with his wife too

His response started off well with the travel ban to China but meandered off to nothing when the pandemic really took off. A lot of Governors did very poor job too like sending covid-19 patients to rest homes... It wasn't a travel ban from China though - it was restrictions, which still allowed ten...
by Demilich
Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official NFL 2020
Replies: 8736
Views: 473125

Re: Official NFL 2020

Cam gone to Covid reserve. Two games postponed now. Get the feeling that this season is going to unravel fast. :(
by Demilich
Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: About the most disgraceful thing you can do to a dying person
Replies: 21
Views: 1202

Re: About the most disgraceful thing you can do to a dying person

Seven replies in and no one has yet come up with a "more disgraceful thing you can do to a dying person"... What has happened to the bored? In days gone by, we would have been able to publish an "Idiots Guide to The Most Disgraceful things you can do to a Dying Person" by this point! I am disappoint.
by Demilich
Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sam Burgess's reputation... goooooooooone
Replies: 59
Views: 3280

Re: Sam Burgess's reputation... goooooooooone

Jerome Manning wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:00 am Absolutely nothing on this on nrl.com :lol:

Nothing to see here, move along please.
Considering what came to light in the Josh Reynolds case earlier this year, I suspect they aren't going to be in a rush to immediately condemn him simply based on what is being reported to the press.
by Demilich
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Talking heads - any good?
Replies: 27
Views: 668

Re: Talking heads - any good?

Stop making sense is a wonderful live album....the only instance I can think of where the live performance of songs are far better than the studio versions The best example of this is Judas Priest Unleashed in the East . Priest's 70's albums are probably the most important albums in the development...
by Demilich
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Fantastic Fungi (docco & foraging/cooking thread)
Replies: 18
Views: 410

Re: Fantastic Fungi Docco

A shared potential susceptibility to mutant fungus - we could almost be soul-mates!
by Demilich
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Fantastic Fungi (docco & foraging/cooking thread)
Replies: 18
Views: 410

Re: Fantastic Fungi Docco

The vast majority of fungi require temperatures colder than mammalian body temperature (37 Celsius), which means we are far less susceptible to fungal infections than reptiles. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101222121610.htm If they start to adapt to higher temperatures, then previous...
by Demilich
Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Fantastic Fungi (docco & foraging/cooking thread)
Replies: 18
Views: 410

Re: Fantastic Fungi Docco

I listened to an interesting podcast discussing how the increasing number of high temperature days, is leading to some fungi mutating/evolving to be more tolerant of higher temperatures, to the point that some are now able to survive at 37 Celsius, allowing them to survive in the human body. Include...
by Demilich
Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Dean Jones RIP
Replies: 57
Views: 1772

Re: Dean Jones RIP

wamberal wrote: Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:26 am Weird. Then again, Demilch is Demungo.
It is weird, isn't it? Just a complete mystery why someone like myself would be so disinclined to want to socially interact with so many of the bored's Australians... :lol:
by Demilich
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Dean Jones RIP
Replies: 57
Views: 1772

Re: Dean Jones RIP

shanky wrote: Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:12 am Well, I’ve never been for an anything off the bored and it hasn’t affected my universal popularity. 8)

:lol:
Even a stone-hearted, dyed-in-the-wool, anti-Ocker bigot like myself, agrees that you're tolerable.

Might even say you're the white Dean Jones.
by Demilich
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Dean Jones RIP
Replies: 57
Views: 1772

Re: Dean Jones RIP

Enzedder wrote: Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:23 pm What a hell of a thread to bring this up. Congrats guys - fucking classy.
You must be new round these here parts. :lol:
by Demilich
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Dean Jones RIP
Replies: 57
Views: 1772

Re: Dean Jones RIP

Wignu wrote: Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:58 am
Ellafan wrote: Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:52 am Poor call Demlich. Your loss. I've met Ika off board. He's not so bad.
Well that just proved Demlich's point.
:lol:
by Demilich
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Dean Jones RIP
Replies: 57
Views: 1772

Re: Dean Jones RIP

I don’t get all the ‘begrudging’ respect or the ‘my only favourite Aus player’. There are so many great Australian cricketers from my youth. And even amongst them Deano stood out as one of a kind. He was unorthodox and destructive with it. He was awesome to watch. Sad loss. RIP. Sure, there were lo...
by Demilich
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Dean Jones RIP
Replies: 57
Views: 1772

Re: Dean Jones RIP

I don’t get all the ‘begrudging’ respect or the ‘my only favourite Aus player’. There are so many great Australian cricketers from my youth. And even amongst them Deano stood out as one of a kind. He was unorthodox and destructive with it. He was awesome to watch. Sad loss. RIP. Sure, there were lo...
by Demilich
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Dean Jones RIP
Replies: 57
Views: 1772

Re: Dean Jones RIP

Was the only Aussie cricketer I ever liked. I have a memory of watching him playing as a guest for Auckland at Eden Park B as a child, but can find absolutely no reference to it ever happening - so now I am wondering if I have misremembered some other Aussie playing for Auckland (it was definitely a...
by Demilich
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: DUNE MOVIE 2019: It could be epic...
Replies: 245
Views: 13405

Re: DUNE MOVIE 2019: It could be epic...

Tbh, I'm not bothered by it, but it does seem a bit whipped to not say Jihad. Keynes being a woman actually helps change up the cast a good bit. Herbert had some very weird hangups about women. Don't know that it's "whipped" - think it's more the understanding that you pretty much eliminate half yo...
by Demilich
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official NFL 2020
Replies: 8736
Views: 473125

Re: Official NFL 2020

Las Vegas Baby! Undefeated season still on. ;) Remind me , is this the start of the 7 team play offs ? Yeah, 3 wildcards for each conference. How many teams do people think will come out of NFC West and who will they be? 49ers are f**ked with injuries Rams looking like two years ago again, admitted...
by Demilich
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official NFL 2020
Replies: 8736
Views: 473125

Re: Official NFL 2020

Las Vegas Baby! Undefeated season still on. ;) Remind me , is this the start of the 7 team play offs ? Yeah, 3 wildcards for each conference. How many teams do people think will come out of NFC West and who will they be? 49ers are f**ked with injuries Rams looking like two years ago again, admittedl...
by Demilich
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: DUNE MOVIE 2019: It could be epic...
Replies: 245
Views: 13405

Re: DUNE MOVIE 2019: It could be epic...

Was anybody else introduced to Dune by Iron Maiden in their youth? For me it would have been Fear is the Mindkiller , an industrial re-mix EP of songs from Soul of a New Machine by Fear Factory (I hated the re-mixes at the time, but I imagine it probably actually aged better than the album itself :...
by Demilich
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby Championship - to be in Aus...
Replies: 369
Views: 8263

Re: Rugby Championship - to be in Aus...

Sounds like there will be a few from the ABs not travelling (including BB and R'Mo) for family reasons.
by Demilich
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Life on Venus (possibly)
Replies: 54
Views: 1499

Re: Life on Venus (possibly)

We have been here before and this will turn out to be another false alarm. Whilst extra-terrestrial life may well exist somewhere out there in the vastness of the universe, the human race will not discover it before it descends into savagery/extinction. IMHO. I'd say the same, with the exception th...
by Demilich
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official NFL 2020
Replies: 8736
Views: 473125

Re: Official NFL 2020

Vegas Baby!

Good to get a win first up, but still looks like a pretty fragile roster. Might scrape a wild-card if things go well.

Ravens looking good though - fingers crossed for a Steelers loss today. :thumbup:

On the other side of the draw, I hope the Cards have a good season.
by Demilich
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Life on Venus (possibly)
Replies: 54
Views: 1499

Re: Life on Venus (possibly)

We have been here before and this will turn out to be another false alarm. Whilst extra-terrestrial life may well exist somewhere out there in the vastness of the universe, the human race will not discover it before it descends into savagery/extinction. IMHO. I'd say the same, with the exception th...
by Demilich
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Overrated Rock & Metal Bands
Replies: 148
Views: 3310

Re: Overrated Rock & Metal Bands

As a "metal" band, of course they are. They are the most well known metal act in the world, they feature in the top 3 of any mainstream media "top metal bands of all time" publication and have sold albums in a magnitude far greater than their contemporaries. And that is having only released a very ...
by Demilich
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Overrated Rock & Metal Bands
Replies: 148
Views: 3310

Re: Overrated Rock & Metal Bands

I still get ear-wormed by "Under a pale-grey sky... WE SHALL ARISE!" from time to time when I walk outside on cloudy days. :lol:
by Demilich
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Underrated rock and metal bands
Replies: 60
Views: 1431

Re: Underrated rock and metal bands

I nominate one of those bands that had a massive hit, which was actually one of their weaker efforts - Blue Oyster Cult . Had a string of excellent albums in the 70s and then the awesome Fire of Unknown Origin in the early 80s. Still active now. And yet mostly just known for Don't Fear the Reaper (a...
by Demilich
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Underrated rock and metal bands
Replies: 60
Views: 1431

Re: Underrated rock and metal bands

Celtic Frost As a fan, I don't think Hellhammer/Celtic Frost are underrated - considering they only really released a few EPs and a single album of any real significance ("Into the Pandemonium" is OK as well I guess), they are still held up as one of the most influential extreme metal bands of all ...
by Demilich
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Overrated Rock & Metal Bands
Replies: 148
Views: 3310

Re: Overrated Rock & Metal Bands

Name ONE guitarist better than Dime. I'll wait. The ending I picture is they all fell out with Phil cos he was a junkie loser, formed Damageplan, Phil said that someone should shoot them so someone went and shot them while they were on stage. That's pretty rock and roll! Sorry, hope you weren't wai...
by Demilich
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Overrated Rock & Metal Bands
Replies: 148
Views: 3310

Re: Overrated Rock & Metal Bands

Metallica are definitely over-rated when it comes to metal (and MoP is without a doubt the most overrated thrash album of all time). Pantera are probably the poster-child for most over-rated metal band of all time though. Can definitely see the argument for Anthrax and tend to agree. Testament are ...
by Demilich
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official NFL 2020
Replies: 8736
Views: 473125

Re: Official NFL 2020

Biffer29 wrote: Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:50 pm It seems that Odell Beckham Jr will be considered the number two receiver for the browns this year :D
Are you even a Cleveland Brown if you DON'T like to be shat upon?
by Demilich
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Overrated Rock & Metal Bands
Replies: 148
Views: 3310

Re: Overrated Rock & Metal Bands

Metallica are definitely over-rated when it comes to metal (and MoP is without a doubt the most overrated thrash album of all time). Pantera are probably the poster-child for most over-rated metal band of all time though. Can definitely see the argument for Anthrax and tend to agree. Testament are ...
by Demilich
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Overrated Rock & Metal Bands
Replies: 148
Views: 3310

Re: Overrated Rock & Metal Bands

Metallica are definitely over-rated when it comes to metal (and MoP is without a doubt the most overrated thrash album of all time). Pantera are probably the poster-child for most over-rated metal band of all time though. Can definitely see the argument for Anthrax and tend to agree. Testament are ...
by Demilich
Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: You Fall In Love You Lose (NSFW)
Replies: 4967
Views: 915137

Re: You Fall In Love You Lose (NSFW)

I feel dirty having to agree with Mog on something, but Sweden was definitely nearer the bottom than the top of the eye-candy stakes in Europe. Right next door in Norway was at the top (though it was mentioned that a lot of young Swedes go to Norway to work, so it is possible all that talent was act...
by Demilich
Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33293
Views: 1212711

Re: NZ Politics Thread

They re-jigged our league competition due to the latest outbreak and abandoned the second round of games, instead pushing us straight into finals. Which has now become rather difficult, as all 3 of our halves (and one of our props) aren't able to travel north from Auckland. :x Managed to scrape thro...
by Demilich
Fri Aug 21, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33293
Views: 1212711

Re: NZ Politics Thread

The more party-tribalism bollocks I see in the lead-up to the election, the more inclined I am to "waste" my vote on the TOP party. Doesn't appear to be any other options that will take a pragmatic approach to policy, as opposed to just vote "buying" measures. Really do appear to be on a path toward...