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by ZappaMan
Wed Jan 20, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Explosion in Madrid
Replies: 22
Views: 1247

Re: Explosion in Madrid

message #2527204 wrote: Wed Jan 20, 2021 3:53 pm Reports that 3 storeys of a care home destroyed
These new Covid strains are getting worse and worse.
by ZappaMan
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 105631
Views: 3454158

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Jaysus, I'd love a pint in O'Briens right now :(
by ZappaMan
Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128845
Views: 5553315

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

ovalball wrote: Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:43 pm
towny wrote: Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:40 pm
EverReady wrote: Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:37 pm I've always been dubious about myself BokJock so I shouldn't have been surprised when I saw I made the cut
I f*cking knew it! 😡

Should we be ordering a 'pile on' ;)
*kicks ER in the shins then scurries back to the anonymity and safety of the crowd*
by ZappaMan
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 105631
Views: 3454158

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

I've already told my wife to beat me to death with a spatula if my mind goes late in life. Genuinely would prefer to be euthanised. Plans to move back to Switzerland in later life? I drove past the Dignitas clinic once (intentionally making a detour) - most innocuous building you could imagine. I w...
by ZappaMan
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 105631
Views: 3454158

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

I've already told my wife to beat me to death with a spatula if my mind goes late in life. Genuinely would prefer to be euthanised. I said the same to my wife but I noticed the way she looked at the spatula and went hmmmmm, I think I just gave her an opening/alibi Yeah, doesn't count if I can't fin...
by ZappaMan
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 105631
Views: 3454158

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

I've already told my wife to beat me to death with a spatula if my mind goes late in life.

Genuinely would prefer to be euthanised.
by ZappaMan
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 105631
Views: 3454158

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

https://mobile.twitter.com/smytho/status/1349769003271671815?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1349769003271671815%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.independent.ie%2Fincoming%2Farticle39972412.ece%3Fservice%3Damp-code-embedamp%3D1 Not a good time to be between 60 ...
by ZappaMan
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 105631
Views: 3454158

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

The auld ones in our office (60+) here have just popped out to get their first jab of the vaccine. I'm eligible in about a month, I believe, but won't be getting it as I am an anti-vaxxer :thumbup:
by ZappaMan
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N Support Group
Replies: 83
Views: 2415

Re: 6N Support Group

First memory - Ireland getting tanked at the Parc des Princes some time in the late 80's. I have a vague memory of Sella, Lagisquet, Blanco, Camberabero playing rugby as if sent from heaven. Happiest memory - Ireland's 2009 Grand Slam from a rugby perspective - otherwise the many nights out in Rome/...
by ZappaMan
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128845
Views: 5553315

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

Mr Mike wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:25 pm It appears one of the enduring legacies of Trump will be the misuse of the term “treason” in a US criminal context.
I've only seen perfectly cromulent uses of the word.
by ZappaMan
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 105631
Views: 3454158

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Lads, can ye please sort yourselves out so I can home and have a feed of pints in Mulligans?

Going to be 18 months between seeing family and friends back home :(
by ZappaMan
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: So my wife is having contractions
Replies: 68
Views: 1764

Re: So my wife is having contractions

Congrats, Nardol :thumbup:
by ZappaMan
Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 105631
Views: 3454158

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Jim Lahey wrote: Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:48 pm
Lets not pretend that doesn’t happen, and when it does it’s understandable to think that some ROI posters enjoy sticking the boot in.
No, it isn't - it is idiotic. It is extrapolating a broad church of opinion from the vocal minority.
by ZappaMan
Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: PR Depression, Anxiety and Suicidal
Replies: 2593
Views: 217730

Re: PR Depression, Anxiety and Suicidal

I'd echo Leinsterman, Fogs. Sleep is utterly essential - perhaps your wife and you can give each other time outs for naps, but sleep is simply a physiological necessity and its absence is a stonewall mood-shifter. Try and give yourselves personal time, too. Don't use it to go to the pub but make sur...
by ZappaMan
Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 105631
Views: 3454158

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

what your lads take on receiving a substantial gift voucher from a supplier ? its one thing getting a bottle of booze or match tickets I think but something with an actual monetary value - debating whether to just give it back and say thanks or say its to be given to someone working for me that the...
by ZappaMan
Tue Dec 22, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 105631
Views: 3454158

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

what your lads take on receiving a substantial gift voucher from a supplier ? its one thing getting a bottle of booze or match tickets I think but something with an actual monetary value - debating whether to just give it back and say thanks or say its to be given to someone working for me that the...
by ZappaMan
Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 105631
Views: 3454158

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

EverReady wrote: Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:50 pm
ZappaMan wrote: Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:39 pm Young American lass over here was jailed for 4 months for going to the beach whilst meant to be quarantining :shock:
I'd say jail in the Caymans is a laugh though
They have the best marionette theatre on the island, bar none.
by ZappaMan
Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 105631
Views: 3454158

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Boxcar Ira wrote: Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:41 pm Where are you these days Zappa?
Cayman. Planning a triumphant and permanent return to civilization in about 2 years.
by ZappaMan
Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 105631
Views: 3454158

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Young American lass over here was jailed for 4 months for going to the beach whilst meant to be quarantining :shock:
by ZappaMan
Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 105631
Views: 3454158

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

That can't be real, surely :lol:
by ZappaMan
Tue Dec 15, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 105631
Views: 3454158

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Congrats, Nardol :thumbup:
by ZappaMan
Mon Dec 14, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RUGBY WORLD CUP FRANCE 2023 DRAW - Monday, 14 December 11:30 GMT
Replies: 164
Views: 7026

Re: RUGBY WORLD CUP FRANCE 2023 DRAW - Monday, 14 December 11:30 GMT

I quite like England's draw so I think I'll support them at RWC 2023 :thumbup:
by ZappaMan
Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Overrated cities?
Replies: 347
Views: 13293

Re: Overrated cities?

Glebe to Coogee is a very specific commute, though. I'd say on any given day you could be one of maybe a couple hundred people making that trek, in a metro area of 5 million people. As said above, you have to appreciate that Sydney is really a bunch of different cities all thrown into the same spac...
by ZappaMan
Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Underrated Cities that never make these sort of lists
Replies: 88
Views: 4000

Re: Underrated Cities that never make these sort of lists

Randomly ended up in Brno a few years back and loved the place. Surprisingly affluent with terrific history and very decent food and nightlife.
by ZappaMan
Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Overrated cities?
Replies: 347
Views: 13293

Re: Overrated cities?

If I was to choose between Cork and Galway, I'd go with Cork every time. Galway is hyped up beyond belief particularly by people from Dublin. Cork has a lovely European feel with the narrow streets and outdoor dining. Cork is a crumbling dive. Half the buildings are decaying and the layout is an ut...
by ZappaMan
Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Overrated cities?
Replies: 347
Views: 13293

Re: Overrated cities?

I'd pop in a nomination for Miami.
by ZappaMan
Tue Dec 08, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 105631
Views: 3454158

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Boxcar Ira wrote: Tue Dec 08, 2020 3:38 pm I was hopeful that there would be a special category for Da's who need to gtf out of their homes and back to the office
The true victims of the pandemic.
by ZappaMan
Tue Dec 08, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is this the end for rugby?
Replies: 301
Views: 11348

Re: Is this the end for rugby?

Catastrophic for the players involved but, unfortunately, it's really not surprising given how professional rugby has developed over the last 20 years with the increased emphasis on collisions. The drip feed of that style down to the lower amateur leagues is really why I retired a tad prematurely at...
by ZappaMan
Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: People you are surprised to learn are still alive
Replies: 135
Views: 8018

Re: People you are surprised to learn are still alive

Norman Lloyd is still alive - his career span is 1923-2015 :shock:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Lloyd
by ZappaMan
Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: UK gambling laws review to consider ban on sports sponsorship
Replies: 56
Views: 2991

Re: UK gambling laws review to consider ban on sports sponsorship

Nolanator wrote: Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:36 pm What's pseudorandom? The recurring sequence is so outrageously long that it's basically random?
Meets certain criteria for randomness but is driven by an algorithm, I think.
by ZappaMan
Fri Dec 04, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Quality Street ratios
Replies: 71
Views: 3720

Re: Quality Street ratios

earl the beaver wrote: Fri Dec 04, 2020 3:14 pm I see a lot of posts bagging strawberry, it's the best one.
I respect everyone's opinion :thumbup:

*smashes ax into Earl's head as he walks away. Leaves a toffee penny wrapper on his corpse as a warning to others*
by ZappaMan
Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 105631
Views: 3454158

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

EverReady wrote: Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:11 pm That Burmese one was made give back her Freedom of the City for less
A good friend of mine has met Aung San Suu Kyi a bunch of times (he's very senior at MSF). Typically a chilled, placid chap, he enters a genuine rage at the mere mention of her name.

"An utter cunt", in his own words.
by ZappaMan
Thu Dec 03, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 105631
Views: 3454158

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Floppykid wrote: Thu Dec 03, 2020 6:03 pm CEOs are generally absolute wankstains.
Damn straight :D
by ZappaMan
Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 105631
Views: 3454158

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Ah, ok. I'm no longer a moderator but think I still have access to the Modcave so will drop a message in there to get them to expunge you from existence*.

*on PR, at any rate.
by ZappaMan
Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 105631
Views: 3454158

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

rfurlong wrote: Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:14 pm Zappa - gentle reminder to get rid of my account please
Que?
by ZappaMan
Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 105631
Views: 3454158

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

I find his style of text-speak more troubling than the content, to be honest.
by ZappaMan
Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pablo’s tweets
Replies: 196
Views: 7895

Re: Pablo’s tweets

I forgive him.
by ZappaMan
Mon Nov 30, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 105631
Views: 3454158

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Lads, cause du jour - when do you put up your Christmas tree and accompanying decorations? My wife insists it should have been yesterday whereas I'm a 12 days before Christmas man. Beginning of December is the earliest I'd tolerate really, even that feels too soon. Usually mid December. I'm with yo...
by ZappaMan
Mon Nov 30, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 105631
Views: 3454158

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Lads, cause du jour - when do you put up your Christmas tree and accompanying decorations? My wife insists it should have been yesterday whereas I'm a 12 days before Christmas man.
by ZappaMan
Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Top Five Computer games of your youth
Replies: 152
Views: 3727

Re: Top Five Computer games of your youth

feckwanker wrote: Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:49 pm
ZappaMan wrote: Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:47 pm Dangerous Dave is the only game I can recall playing, on the Wang PC my Dad bought us one Christmas :thumbup:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dangerous_Dave
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An uncanny resemblance to an 8 year-old Zappa.