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Lethal Weapon 2 has just finished and Cheer Down is the song that plays over the end credits. Not the regular reason for wanting a film to end. "If your dog should be dead, i'm gonna love you instead".heartahdn_george_01

Nice one - I like the sound of that song but crazy lyrics.

 

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trcanberra said

meanmistermustard said
Lethal Weapon 2 has just finished and Cheer Down is the song that plays over the end credits. Not the regular reason for wanting a film to end. "If your dog should be dead, i'm gonna love you instead".heartahdn_george_01

Nice one - I like the sound of that song but crazy lyrics.

 

George was one for weird lyrics at times.heart

Just looking at that line ""If your dog should be dead, i'm gonna love you instead" and i wonder if George meant it in different ways: i'll love you instead of your dog loving you and i loved your dog, now its dead i'll love you. Knowing George's sense of humour the second way wouldn't surprise me. 

 

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Ahhh Girl said
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As an interesting side note, when I looked at trcanberra's profile (BTW trcanberra, you have 1066 posts - hope your ancestors were on the winning side of the Battle of Hastings or either tried to stay out of the whole bloody mess altogether), and clicked on the "topics trcanberra has posted to" link, the thread where the conversation happened doesn't show up.

Chalk it all up to the nerdy search geek in me. This stuff fascinates me.

Oh - another 1066 fact - '1066 And All That' is one of my favourite books.

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trcanberra said

Oh - another 1066 fact - '1066 And All That' is one of my favourite books.

I just looked the book up on WorldCat, and a ton of libraries have it (the original or one of the reprints). Must be pretty darn good.

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trcanberra said
Oh - another 1066 fact - '1066 And All That' is one of my favourite books.

I just looked the book up on WorldCat, and a ton of libraries have it (the original or one of the reprints). Must be pretty darn good.

This very well might be it - chapters 1 - 15. If not then, well it's not.a-hard-days-night-ringo-12

 

Its 2:34am, i'm very tired, yet England are about to start batting in the final innings of the Ashes needing 448 runs to avoid a 5 - 0 and the thought of watching them being thrashed again is so appealing. I'd last 4 minutes. ahdn_paul_01

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

"Don't make your love suffer insecurities; Trade the baggage of "self" to set another one free" ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)

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5 January 2014 - 2.42am

Ahhh Girl said

trcanberra said
Oh - another 1066 fact - '1066 And All That' is one of my favourite books.

I just looked the book up on WorldCat, and a ton of libraries have it (the original or one of the reprints). Must be pretty darn good.

I think it was a best-seller in its day.  Having been a history teacher at various periods of time I really identified with the way it presents British history as (mis)remembered by history students.  Some very funny bits if you get what they are referring to.

Oh - and the pictures add a lot to enjoying it.

 

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5 January 2014 - 2.43am

meanmistermustard said

Ahhh Girl said

trcanberra said
Oh - another 1066 fact - '1066 And All That' is one of my favourite books.

I just looked the book up on WorldCat, and a ton of libraries have it (the original or one of the reprints). Must be pretty darn good.

This very well might be it - chapters 1 - 15. If not then, well it's not.a-hard-days-night-ringo-12

 

Its 2:34am, i'm very tired, yet England are about to start batting in the final innings of the Ashes needing 448 runs to avoid a 5 - 0 and the thought of watching them being thrashed again is so appealing. I'd last 4 minutes. ahdn_paul_01

Only 448?  They'll get that before tea won't they?

 

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trcanberra said

meanmistermustard said

Ahhh Girl said

trcanberra said
Oh - another 1066 fact - '1066 And All That' is one of my favourite books.

I just looked the book up on WorldCat, and a ton of libraries have it (the original or one of the reprints). Must be pretty darn good.

This very well might be it - chapters 1 - 15. If not then, well it's not.a-hard-days-night-ringo-12

 

Its 2:34am, i'm very tired, yet England are about to start batting in the final innings of the Ashes needing 448 runs to avoid a 5 - 0 and the thought of watching them being thrashed again is so appealing. I'd last 4 minutes. ahdn_paul_01

Only 448?  They'll get that before tea won't they?

 

They very well could be all out by tea. 1 wicket gone already after scoring 7 (seven) runs. Scotland are dreadful at cricket but even we could put up a better show than England are at the moment - just.

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5 January 2014 - 2.51am

trcanberra said

Ahhh Girl said

trcanberra said
Oh - another 1066 fact - '1066 And All That' is one of my favourite books.

I just looked the book up on WorldCat, and a ton of libraries have it (the original or one of the reprints). Must be pretty darn good.

I think it was a best-seller in its day.  Having been a history teacher at various periods of time I really identified with the way it presents British history as (mis)remembered by history students.  Some very funny bits if you get what they are referring to.

Oh - and the pictures add a lot to enjoying it.

 

Is the link mmm found the right book? It is hilarious. If we can't find more of it online, I'll have to get via interlibrary loan.

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5 January 2014 - 2.59am

Ahhh Girl said

trcanberra said

Ahhh Girl said

trcanberra said
Oh - another 1066 fact - '1066 And All That' is one of my favourite books.

I just looked the book up on WorldCat, and a ton of libraries have it (the original or one of the reprints). Must be pretty darn good.

I think it was a best-seller in its day.  Having been a history teacher at various periods of time I really identified with the way it presents British history as (mis)remembered by history students.  Some very funny bits if you get what they are referring to.

Oh - and the pictures add a lot to enjoying it.

 

Is the link mmm found the right book? It is hilarious. If we can't find more of it online, I'll have to get via interlibrary loan.

Yes - there are 62 chapters all up.  I can quote the whole of the last chapter which deals with the period after World War I:

CHAPTER LXII

A BAD THING

AMERICA was thus clearly top nation, and History came to a .

 

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I've been meaning to ask someone about this, but how does cricket work? Wickets, batsmen, bowlers, runs. It's like a cross between croquet, baseball, and bowling it sounds like. But, really, can someone explain it? 

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IveJustSeenAFaceo said
I've been meaning to ask someone about this, but how does cricket work? Wickets, batsmen, bowlers, runs. It's like a cross between croquet, baseball, and bowling it sounds like. But, really, can someone explain it? 

Umm - how long do you have?  :)

It's like someone in the US trying to explain the tactical intricacies of American Football to the rest of the world.  Just the blocking patterns on different plays are mind-boggling.

 OK - here goes:

You have two sides, one out in the field and one in. Each man that's in the side that's in goes out, and when he's out he comes in and the next man goes in until he's out. When they are all out, the side that's out comes in and the side thats been in goes out and tries to get those coming in, out. Sometimes you get men still in and not out.

When a man goes out to go in, the men who are out try to get him out, and when he is out he goes in and the next man in goes out and goes in. There are two men called umpires who stay all out all the time and they decide when the men who are in are out.

When both sides have been in and all the men have been out, and both sides have been out twice after all the men have been in, including those who are not out, that is the end of the game!

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trcanberra said

IveJustSeenAFaceo said
I've been meaning to ask someone about this, but how does cricket work? Wickets, batsmen, bowlers, runs. It's like a cross between croquet, baseball, and bowling it sounds like. But, really, can someone explain it? 

Umm - how long do you have?  :)

It's like someone in the US trying to explain the tactical intricacies of American Football to the rest of the world.  Just the blocking patterns on different plays are mind-boggling.

 OK - here goes:

You have two sides, one out in the field and one in. Each man that's in the side that's in goes out, and when he's out he comes in and the next man goes in until he's out. When they are all out, the side that's out comes in and the side thats been in goes out and tries to get those coming in, out. Sometimes you get men still in and not out.

When a man goes out to go in, the men who are out try to get him out, and when he is out he goes in and the next man in goes out and goes in. There are two men called umpires who stay all out all the time and they decide when the men who are in are out.

When both sides have been in and all the men have been out, and both sides have been out twice after all the men have been in, including those who are not out, that is the end of the game!

Well, it's the clearest explanation I've heard, so I'll take it.a-hard-days-night-ringo-10

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^ haha - I got that on a tea towel last time I was on holiday in the UK, and while it is pretty close to technically correct it (of course) tells you next to nothing about the play of the game :)

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Ok, let me see if I've got this right. In terms I understand: The pitcher throws the ball at a stick, and a batter tries to hit it. If he hits it, he can score as many runs as times he can run back and forth between two bases. The fielders try to get him out (how do you get someone out?). If the pitcher hits the stick, then the batter's out. But, the pitcher has to change every 6 batters. And the inning is over when 10 of the 11 players have batted? 

OK, how did I do (apart from incorrect terms, I know about those)

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trcanberra said

IveJustSeenAFaceo said
I've been meaning to ask someone about this, but how does cricket work? Wickets, batsmen, bowlers, runs. It's like a cross between croquet, baseball, and bowling it sounds like. But, really, can someone explain it? 

Umm - how long do you have?  :)

It's like someone in the US trying to explain the tactical intricacies of American Football to the rest of the world.  Just the blocking patterns on different plays are mind-boggling.

 OK - here goes:

You have two sides, one out in the field and one in. Each man that's in the side that's in goes out, and when he's out he comes in and the next man goes in until he's out. When they are all out, the side that's out comes in and the side thats been in goes out and tries to get those coming in, out. Sometimes you get men still in and not out.

When a man goes out to go in, the men who are out try to get him out, and when he is out he goes in and the next man in goes out and goes in. There are two men called umpires who stay all out all the time and they decide when the men who are in are out.

When both sides have been in and all the men have been out, and both sides have been out twice after all the men have been in, including those who are not out, that is the end of the game!

It's confusing enough for Americans sometimes, too.

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Ah, yeah. I got some pleasure out of the Chiefs loss, as I'm a Steelers fan and I'm not feeling particularly charitable towards the Chiefs right now.

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IveJustSeenAFaceo said
Ok, let me see if I've got this right. In terms I understand: The pitcher throws the ball at a stick, and a batter tries to hit it. If he hits it, he can score as many runs as times he can run back and forth between two bases. The fielders try to get him out (how do you get someone out?). If the pitcher hits the stick, then the batter's out. But, the pitcher has to change every 6 batters. And the inning is over when 10 of the 11 players have batted? 

OK, how did I do (apart from incorrect terms, I know about those)

You get someone out basically the same way you do in baseball - catch the ball on the full or run them out (in cricket, hit the wickets with the ball before they get there).  There are one or two other ways, including if the batsman blocks the ball with his legs and the umpire thinks it would have hit the stumps you can be out lbw (leg before wicket).  The bowler changes every 6 balls bowled, the new bowler bowls from the other end.

 

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IveJustSeenAFaceo said
Ah, yeah. I got some pleasure out of the Chiefs loss, as I'm a Steelers fan and I'm not feeling particularly charitable towards the Chiefs right now.

I'm a Packers fan - I have NO idea how we won the division this year - but that was one heck of an exciting final game.

 

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Rodgers to Cobb! (Or was it Nelson, I forget?) One of the two. I was pretty much fixated on Kansas City/San Diego. Curse Ryan Succop.

Edit: Ooo, I'm on the Ed Sullivan Show, that's fun.

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