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by towny
Mon Jun 21, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The best new and returning TV series of 2021?
Replies: 8657
Views: 728461

Re: The best new and returning TV series of 2021?

Angry that a black dude is playing a character that, on the balance of probabilities, would be white. That makes sense. I get angry when aliens in films know how to speak English and reference earth hours, days and years. And why do so many of them appear human?! Are we still talking about Duff? If...
by towny
Mon Jun 21, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The death throes of fossil fuels
Replies: 364
Views: 14533

Re: The death throes of fossil fuels

I bet you didn't think the internet was going to have a massive impact I bet you derided those that said it was going to change everything. I bet you didn't want rugby to go pro. I bet you didn't want sponsors names on jerseys. I bet you were against gay marriage and I bet you support the monarchy.
by towny
Mon Jun 21, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The death throes of fossil fuels
Replies: 364
Views: 14533

Re: The death throes of fossil fuels

Interesting. So he’s heard of this before? What’s his usual response? Does he apply this new knowledge to the topic and provide a more nuanced rationale or does he do what he seems to have done here - slink away without any acknowledgment? Bimbo is a contrarian but that doesn’t mean he’s always wro...
by towny
Mon Jun 21, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The best new and returning TV series of 2021?
Replies: 8657
Views: 728461

Re: The best new and returning TV series of 2021?

Angry that a black dude is playing a character that, on the balance of probabilities, would be white.

That makes sense.

I get angry when aliens in films know how to speak English and reference earth hours, days and years. And why do so many of them appear human?!
by towny
Mon Jun 21, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The death throes of fossil fuels
Replies: 364
Views: 14533

Re: The death throes of fossil fuels

Interesting. So he’s heard of this before? What’s his usual response? Does he apply this new knowledge to the topic and provide a more nuanced rationale or does he do what he seems to have done here - slink away without any acknowledgment? Bimbo is a contrarian but that doesn’t mean he’s always wro...
by towny
Mon Jun 21, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The 2020 market meltdown
Replies: 1226
Views: 77376

Re: The 2020 market meltdown

"Around 14% of crypto buyers have borrowed money to fund their purchases, according to new data from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)" https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/952584/around-14-of-crypto-investors-borrowing-to-fund-purchases-data-shows-952584.html :lol: 14% doesn't s...
by towny
Mon Jun 21, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27703
Views: 1110433

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Muttonbirds wrote: Mon Jun 21, 2021 10:41 am :lol: Australia gets what it deserves.
Sad but true.
by towny
Mon Jun 21, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The best new and returning TV series of 2021?
Replies: 8657
Views: 728461

Re: The best new and returning TV series of 2021?

Lupin on Netflix is good fun.
French show with an original premise. I gobbled up series 2 when it came out last week.
by towny
Mon Jun 21, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The best new and returning TV series of 2021?
Replies: 8657
Views: 728461

Re: The best new and returning TV series of 2021?

You haven’t noticed this classic Hollywood trope? fudge me I think he was reading racism into your comment rather than what you were trying to say. His "reasoning" for making the comment is as B/S either way. I'm not sure I understand it. Is his point that there are few or no black Swedish people? ...
by towny
Mon Jun 21, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 1014
Views: 29132

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

Ryan Lonergan also joined the squad last week due to Jake Gordon’s injury……… He’s got heaps of talent but very green. The time in camp will be great for him - he’s got a lot of offer. Hosea is another one that’s been in camp - might have been cover for Swinton so not sure if he’s still hanging arou...
by towny
Mon Jun 21, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 1014
Views: 29132

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

Rennie has called two players into his squad at Sanctuary Cove as injury cover. Brumbies hooker Connal McInerney will cover for fellow fresh face Feleti Kaitu’u and Irae Simone has replaced Izaia Perese, who suffered a subluxation of his shoulder in the Waratahs’ final match of the season. https://...
by towny
Mon Jun 21, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 1014
Views: 29132

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

The Optimist wrote: Mon Jun 21, 2021 10:13 am Uelese has a proven track record of failing abjectly and consistently. He is a known entity.

Doing the same thing and expecting a different result... etc.

Rennie is alright.
Can you think of any examples of failure?
by towny
Mon Jun 21, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 1014
Views: 29132

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

Rennie has called two players into his squad at Sanctuary Cove as injury cover. Brumbies hooker Connal McInerney will cover for fellow fresh face Feleti Kaitu’u and Irae Simone has replaced Izaia Perese, who suffered a subluxation of his shoulder in the Waratahs’ final match of the season. https://...
by towny
Mon Jun 21, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 1014
Views: 29132

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

Perese has more potential than Paisami imo. Perese is a blunt instrument and Paisami is learning his craft. Perese has a great skillset for a blunt instrument. He’s is only 1 year older than Paisami and has played far less rugby in his senior career, so I’m not sure how his development arc should b...
by towny
Mon Jun 21, 2021 6:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: United Rugby
Replies: 122
Views: 5132

Re: United Rugby

Coming from an Aussie. Make sense. Your Saffer executive join your sentiment. I don’t understand. Gangbusters? Gangbusters is a positive describer. If someone says I hope something goes gangbusters it means he hopes it goes very well. :blush: Thanks for that. Sorry Towny, Thought you mean gang rape...
by towny
Mon Jun 21, 2021 6:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 1014
Views: 29132

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

We need to have a few players who are genuinely world class if we are any hope of winning the big prizes. Not just "in the discussion". My picks would be: Tupou, Bell, Rodha, Petaia, Vunivalu. Rodda? Really? You think he’s got more potential than Valetini or Wilson? I would have him well down on th...
by towny
Mon Jun 21, 2021 6:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 1014
Views: 29132

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

Perese has more potential than Paisami imo.
by towny
Sun Jun 20, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents
Replies: 2395
Views: 87485

Re: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents

The southern border may have become an utter shit show since Trump left office but at least the millions of new illegals will get an extra day off. :thumbup: Harris has not even visited. Then again, she has not been to Europe or Mars either. Perhaps Captain Chocolate Chip will tell her to go Look a...
by towny
Sun Jun 20, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 1014
Views: 29132

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

Meh. I'm not going to cry either way. I don't think any of them are real stand-outs except maybe Phillip, but I haven't seen him play for a while. In an ideal world we should be choosing between Arnold, Rodda, Skelton and Phillip. LSL has looked very good against the kiwi teams. Rodda doesn’t offer...
by towny
Sun Jun 20, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is it time to re-name 'Super' Rugby?
Replies: 87
Views: 3774

Re: Is it time to re-name 'Super' Rugby?

I think it's great that jdog supports the Rebels with his patronage at their home games. He could easily just support the Highlanders on TV, but he puts his money where his mouth is and attends more SR games than most of us combined. He could easily attend AFL or NRL games in Vic, where he would be...
by towny
Sun Jun 20, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Winless Waratahs post $3 million profit
Replies: 50
Views: 1842

Re: Winless Waratahs post $3 million profit

Tbh, they're just paying the players what they're worth which is not much. At least they can now improve their list. Bring in Rodda! They should offer Scott Robertson a million dollars a year for a three year contract. He'll get the team humming. I hear they are instead going for a Sydney based sem...
by towny
Sun Jun 20, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 1014
Views: 29132

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

Meh. I'm not going to cry either way. I don't think any of them are real stand-outs except maybe Phillip, but I haven't seen him play for a while. In an ideal world we should be choosing between Arnold, Rodda, Skelton and Phillip. LSL has looked very good against the kiwi teams. Rodda doesn’t offer...
by towny
Sun Jun 20, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is it time to re-name 'Super' Rugby?
Replies: 87
Views: 3774

Re: Is it time to re-name 'Super' Rugby?

It’s a dumb name.
by towny
Sun Jun 20, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: United Rugby
Replies: 122
Views: 5132

Re: United Rugby

OomStruisbaai wrote: Sun Jun 20, 2021 8:41 am
towny wrote: Sun Jun 20, 2021 8:21 am
OomStruisbaai wrote: Sun Jun 20, 2021 6:08 am
towny wrote: Sat Jun 19, 2021 10:52 pm I genuinely hope this goes gangbusters!
Coming from an Aussie. Make sense. Your Saffer executive join your sentiment.
I don’t understand.
Gangbusters?
:lol:

No worries. It’s a good thing. It means I hope it blows up.
That’s also good! 🙂
by towny
Sun Jun 20, 2021 8:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: United Rugby
Replies: 122
Views: 5132

Re: United Rugby

OomStruisbaai wrote: Sun Jun 20, 2021 6:08 am
towny wrote: Sat Jun 19, 2021 10:52 pm I genuinely hope this goes gangbusters!
Coming from an Aussie. Make sense. Your Saffer executive join your sentiment.
I don’t understand.
by towny
Sun Jun 20, 2021 1:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27703
Views: 1110433

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

I can’t believe this government has turned out to be inept and dishonest. I wonder how much the avoidable 18 month delay in opening Australia’s borders will cost?
by towny
Sun Jun 20, 2021 1:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The best new and returning TV series of 2021?
Replies: 8657
Views: 728461

Re: The best new and returning TV series of 2021?

Loki looks like it will be good. Second episode was a ripper.
by towny
Sun Jun 20, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Winless Waratahs post $3 million profit
Replies: 50
Views: 1842

Re: Winless Waratahs post $3 million profit

grievous wrote: Sun Jun 20, 2021 12:40 am Well those games wont happen next year if the core eastern clubs get their way.
If nothing changes Penrith will always be a struggling club that doesn’t fulfil the potential of the west.
by towny
Sat Jun 19, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The best new and returning TV series of 2021?
Replies: 8657
Views: 728461

Re: The best new and returning TV series of 2021?

Just watched the first episode of Rose Byrne’s Physical on Apple TV. Finger on remote as they venture into a potential 3Some as our 8 year old was in the room drawing. I didn’t quite catch one line so asked the wife. 8 year old son fills me in without looking up and says “Have fun sucking unemploye...
by towny
Sat Jun 19, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Winless Waratahs post $3 million profit
Replies: 50
Views: 1842

Re: Winless Waratahs post $3 million profit

wamberal wrote: Sat Jun 19, 2021 10:48 pm Meanwhile, the Hunter Wildfires (Newcastle) beat the Manly Marlins at the Village. And West Harbour just fell short against the Beasties.
Nice!
by towny
Sat Jun 19, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: United Rugby
Replies: 122
Views: 5132

Re: United Rugby

I genuinely hope this goes gangbusters!
by towny
Sat Jun 19, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: United Rugby
Replies: 122
Views: 5132

Re: United Rugby

So what has happened to the two Saffa teams that were previously in the NH comp? Are the Cheetahs goneburgers? Kings are gone. They went bankrupt after independent buy-outs never materialised. Cheetahs have been promising a big announcement for some time now but nothing yet. The popular rumour is t...
by towny
Sat Jun 19, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia and NZ to host a mini World Cup in 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 1582

Re: Australia and NZ to host a mini World Cup in 2021

I take it that is your way of admitting you are making shit up about it being to hard. It was a great idea for international rugby to get something going. Down here in the SH, we (*does not currently include RSA) have worked out the logistics of bubbles and quarantines, and suchlike that are requir...
by towny
Sat Jun 19, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Winless Waratahs post $3 million profit
Replies: 50
Views: 1842

Re: Winless Waratahs post $3 million profit

They made a profit (thanks to grant money) but haven’t invested in their future. There are far less people in the stands and far less development officers out in the community. Will they have less income in 2022? Will they get another big grant to cover their losses? Likely they will have to do wit...
by towny
Sat Jun 19, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: COVID-19... lab or nature?
Replies: 449
Views: 16898

Re: COVID-19... lab or nature?

Dozy wrote: Sat Jun 19, 2021 10:56 am The long list of deadly side effects.

If I wasn't sure before I am sure now, I will not be taking a mRNA or a DNA vaccine for many years. I am now down for the long haul, be it quiting work, supporting legal challenges or whatever. It's not happening.
Good for you! 👍
by towny
Sat Jun 19, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: add “you piece of sh1t” to any famous movie line
Replies: 123
Views: 5003

Re: add “you piece of sh1t” to any famous movie line

Auckman wrote: Sat Jun 19, 2021 12:37 am I’m Spartacus, you piece of shit

I’m Spartacus, you piece of shit

I’m Spartacus, you piece of shit

I’m Spartacus, you piece of shit

I’m Spartacus, you piece of shit

I’m Spartacus, you piece of shit
:lol: :lol:

That’s the best yet imo.
by towny
Sat Jun 19, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Winless Waratahs post $3 million profit
Replies: 50
Views: 1842

Re: Winless Waratahs post $3 million profit

They made a profit (thanks to grant money) but haven’t invested in their future. There are far less people in the stands and far less development officers out in the community. Will they have less income in 2022? Will they get another big grant to cover their losses? Likely they will have to do with...
by towny
Sat Jun 19, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Lack of Reaction Over Confirmed UFO Sightings
Replies: 385
Views: 11926

Re: The Lack of Reaction Over Confirmed UFO Sightings

DAC isn’t saying it’s aliens. He is smart enough to know that there’s not nearly enough evidence to suggest these sitings are from aliens. After all, there is no evidence of aliens, so why would he think there was? Don’t put words in his mouth and don’t presume he believes it’s aliens, merely becaus...
by towny
Fri Jun 18, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: add “you piece of sh1t” to any famous movie line
Replies: 123
Views: 5003

Re: add “you piece of sh1t” to any famous movie line

Enzedder wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:28 pm When did we start allowing stupid Facebook style threads here?

I bet only 3% of you will understand this post.
I’m not sure what you mean. Then again, I’m not old enough for Facebook.
by towny
Fri Jun 18, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Lack of Reaction Over Confirmed UFO Sightings
Replies: 385
Views: 11926

Re: The Lack of Reaction Over Confirmed UFO Sightings

DAC_ wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 10:18 am The Pentagon are issuing classified briefings on UAPs. No, nothing interesting at all about this.
So why not post some of the interesting stuff? There is no one on the planet that won’t be interested in learning about aliens.