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by the penman
Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Actual (Association) Football Talk.
Replies: 1114
Views: 188188

Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

I have travelled here from 1985 to say:

Alan Hutton is nothing short of a liability. I don't know of a worse right back in professional football.
by the penman
Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Actual (Association) Football Talk.
Replies: 1114
Views: 188188

Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Well, Benitez certainly has skills - he's managed to stop the most potent midfield in the Premier League from scoring. Well done Rafa.
by the penman
Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Actual (Association) Football Talk.
Replies: 1114
Views: 188188

Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

charliepanayi wrote:Reading v Arsenal, pretty crazy. Not often that a football match reduces my brother to hysterical laughter.


Ah, so he's not Scottish then?
by the penman
Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Actual (Association) Football Talk.
Replies: 1114
Views: 188188

Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Well, this is turning out to be an interesting little League Cup match...

...although: Arsharvin setting up Chamakh - what year is this again? 2012? Surely not.
by the penman
Fri Sep 21, 2012 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Actual (Association) Football Talk.
Replies: 1114
Views: 188188

Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Looking forward to another weekend of intriguing PL ties - between the big guns going toe to toe at Anfield and the Etihad and early season form favourites Swansea and Everton, it's very tough to call. And makes maintaining my lead on our FPL league that bit more tricky... When it comes to football ...
by the penman
Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1107: "Sports Cheat Sheet"
Replies: 178
Views: 31973

Re: 1107: "Sports Cheat Sheet"

Are you referring to "wheelchair rugby league" or "wheelchair rugby?" The former is a derivative of rugby league designed to accomodate the relevant disability, hence the name, the latter is neither rugby nor football and if I had to hazard a guess is named "rugby" bec...
by the penman
Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Actual (Association) Football Talk.
Replies: 1114
Views: 188188

Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

charliepanayi wrote:Laudrup is possibly trying to turn Swansea into the new version of the 1980s Denmark side he was in.


To be fair, whatever he's doing it looks like it's working.
by the penman
Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Actual (Association) Football Talk.
Replies: 1114
Views: 188188

Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Darnit, I meant to join the league before GW1 started. Have added myself in now. It sort of gives away my online identity...but not by much. And am I right in saying it puts me one week's scores behind everyone else? Boooo. Fun fact someone brought up on the BBC coverage of last night's match - Darr...
by the penman
Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:39 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Forum Link Missing?
Replies: 20
Views: 22131

Re: Forum Link Missing?

In the mean time I click on "About", then use the link on the word "forums" in the third paragraph down.
by the penman
Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Actual (Association) Football Talk.
Replies: 1114
Views: 188188

Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

This is turning into a very confusing tournament. Italy have been defensively robust, with a genius veteran controlling the midfield game, surrounded by very hard working attacking players who have enough flair to worry any team. Germany turned up and (for the most part) played incredible attacking ...
by the penman
Thu May 03, 2012 3:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Actual (Association) Football Talk.
Replies: 1114
Views: 188188

Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Ah, Newcastle - bringing joy to my EPL Fantasy Football team since September 2011.
by the penman
Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: 6 Nations 2012
Replies: 79
Views: 9533

Re: 6 Nations 2012

Scotland play flow chart: Receive ball -> pass -> pass -> ruck -> consider drop goal ->pass -> knock on. Rinse and repeat. This. It's absurd, reviewing the match stats in the cold, sober light of day, how we can genuinely dominate and play so poorly at the same time. One of my English friends has d...
by the penman
Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"
Replies: 165
Views: 34085

Re: 1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"

This sounds like a job for Etymology man. "Ah, no, great and mighty ovinelord; you see, he said "Wake up, sheeple", whereas you thought he said "Wake up, Sheeple!" Easy mistake to make, especially without having it written down, but the connotations of the capitalisation (or...
by the penman
Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0967: Prairie
Replies: 117
Views: 25984

Re: 0967: Prairie

For a change, I got the science reference but didn't get the cultural one. I plead foreign-ness for my ignorance.
by the penman
Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Reactions to your Job
Replies: 98
Views: 78695

Re: Reactions to your Job

"I work for a bank."

"I work for a British high street bank"

"I work for [a particular bank which has been bailed out]".

"I work for [a particular bank which has been bailed out]...in their Head Office."

It just gets worse as I go on, apparently.
by the penman
Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:04 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4917
Views: 650105

Re: Doctor Whom

Ok, I have more info on the video thing I posted last night. If you go to the BBC Doctor Who website they have a page for each of the episodes that get posted as soon as the ep airs. On each episode page there is a section called "The Fourth Dimension" which is usually episode factoids re...
by the penman
Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread
Replies: 1141
Views: 179885

Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread?

So, Scotrail have opened a new line between Airdrie and Bathgate this year - marketed as the "A to B" line. Great stuff. I use it every day for my commute to work. As part of this line, they opened 4 new stations on the route*. From east to west (from Bathgate to Airdrie), they are: A rmad...
by the penman
Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What are the xkcd forums about? I seriously don't know.
Replies: 131
Views: 10515

Re: What are the xkcd forums about? I seriously don't know.

We did not invent the fora. The fora consistently find Jesus. The fora killed Jeeves.
The fora are banned in China. The fora are from Jersey. The fora constantly find Jesus.
These are not the fora. These are close.
by the penman
Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Quotes of mind-numbing stupidity
Replies: 95
Views: 11531

Re: Quotes of mind-numbing stupidity

My wife's friend, upon seeing our new photo frame: "Nice black and white photos - but I don't know any of these people...?"
My wife: "They're models, it came with the frame."
by the penman
Fri Dec 10, 2010 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Great Recommendation Thread (Movie, TV, Anime, Cartoon)
Replies: 290
Views: 151188

Re: I need a TV series recommendation

For a nice* subversion of the superhero genre, in an appealingly British fashion: Misfits. Series 1 won't take you long (check 4od's YouTube channel for it), and series 2 is hallfway through just now.






*for differing definitions of "nice", depending on: sex; swearing; gore.
by the penman
Wed Nov 17, 2010 2:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Westboro Baptist Church runs into difficulties in Oklahoma
Replies: 183
Views: 14010

Re: Westboro Baptist Church runs into difficulties in Oklaho

By the same reasoning, you could refuse service to anyone who happens to support another political party than you. Thus the beauty of engaging in extremely free-market private enterprise: You can refuse service to anyone, but refuse to sell to enough people and you don't make a profit. All hail Cap...
by the penman
Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:59 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Radiothread
Replies: 265
Views: 63286

Re: Radiothread

Pablo Honey is a great wee album, if taken on it's own merits. And if you skip Lewis (Mistreated).
by the penman
Fri Oct 22, 2010 9:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0809: "Los Alamos"
Replies: 181
Views: 42774

Re: 0809: Los Alamos

My Standard Grade (Scottish equivalent to GCSE) maths teacher taught us to remember it by thinking of the volcano on Krakatoa.

The reference was slightly lost on a bunch of 15 year old Glaswegians.
by the penman
Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:38 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Unpopular Musical Opinions
Replies: 1093
Views: 84935

Re: Unpopular Musical Opinions

Unpopular Musical Opinion:

Hanson have developed into a decent American PopRock band.
by the penman
Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Good way to understand imply statement.
Replies: 9
Views: 1728

Re: Good way to understand imply statement.

There's specific logical terminology designed for understanding things like this. The following: Premise 1: If P then Q Premise 2: P Conclusion: Therefore , Q is a valid argument because, not to complicate things too much, the logic works. That is, it works on a purely abstract basis - before you pl...
by the penman
Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10914
Views: 2111525

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Morning all, 25 year old married Glaswegian bloke with a Bsc in pure Maths (groups/rings/fields, topology, etc) and metaphysical Philosophy (language, metaphysics, action, externalism, etc). Which covers the quadrumvirate of Language, Romance, Sarcasm and Maths nicely. Now working in a bank, using p...
by the penman
Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0762: "Analogies"
Replies: 144
Views: 24105

Re: "Analogies" Discussion

Long time reader, first time poster. This may be a UK (where I am) vs US thing, but I registered to say: EUPHEMISM , people, not metaphor. Surely the response should have been "Is 'sandwich' a euphemism ?"...? Or is it just me that does that (a lot (GOOMH, Randall, etc))? :?: A euphemism ...
by the penman
Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0762: "Analogies"
Replies: 144
Views: 24105

Re: "Analogies" Discussion

Long time reader, first time poster.

This may be a UK (where I am) vs US thing, but I registered to say:

EUPHEMISM, people, not metaphor. Surely the response should have been "Is 'sandwich' a euphemism?"...? Or is it just me that does that (a lot (GOOMH, Randall, etc))?

:?:

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