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General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: Today at 09:53:34 AM »
The third seasons of Better Call Saul and Fargo are both coming in April. Ewan McGregor plays two roles as brothers in Fargo - some teasers here.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Why is Camoige not called hurling?
« on: Today at 09:47:08 AM »
The name was invented by Tadhg Ua Donnchadha (Tórna) at meetings in 1903 in advance of the first matches in 1904.  Men play using a curved stick called in Irish a camán. Women would use a shorter stick, at one stage described by the diminutive form camóg. The suffix -aíocht (originally "uidheacht") was added to both words to give names for the sports: camánaíocht (which became iománaíocht) and camógaíocht. When the Gaelic Athletic Association was founded in 1884 the English-origin name "hurling" was given to the men's game. When an organisation for women was set up in 1904, it was decided to anglicise the Irish name camógaíocht to camogie

Thanks for that research Walt - good work.

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Divsion 2 2017
« on: March 26, 2017, 04:05:29 PM »
Kildare won according to Hoganstand.

LMFM reported a draw!

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Divsion 2 2017
« on: March 26, 2017, 03:50:55 PM »
Clare have thrown a cat (well a kitten) among the Div. 2 pigeons with a draw against the horsemen.

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Divsion 2 2017
« on: March 26, 2017, 03:40:22 PM »
Full time:
Meath 3-15
Fermanagh 0-6

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Divsion 2 2017
« on: March 26, 2017, 02:40:47 PM »
Half time:
Meath 2-6 against the wind;
Fermanagh 0-4.

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General discussion / Re: Terror attack in London
« on: March 24, 2017, 02:09:36 PM »
Terror incident?  Guy with a knife?  Bullshit...a nutjob either thinking he is someone or a domestic violence gone crazy.

I should state that he was a self radicalised nutjob thinking he was someone. ISIS might claim him but he was a life criminal involved in petty crimes. According to the senior office in counter terrorism "Our working assumption is that he was inspired by international terrorism'. He was 'inspired'...not directed, not ordered, not under instructions but inspired. Some days I'm inspired to sing songs...it doesn't make me a rock star. To call him a terrorist is wrong as it creates a mystique around him that makes him a martyr for the cause. He should be clearly made out to be a crazed lunatic who has used a set of circumstances to fulfill his innate desire to cause trouble. No freedom fighter here only an ill educated fool who has caused mayhem and destruction for a cause he probably doesn't even understand

Spot on. And as for the this being an example of islamic immigrant killers "flowing" in, like wine no less, his name was Adrian and he was born in Kent.

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But they only do it in the street.

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General discussion / Re: Martin Mc Guinness Passes Away at 66
« on: March 23, 2017, 03:59:48 PM »
Great speech by Clinton.

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General discussion / Re: Terror attack in London
« on: March 22, 2017, 11:43:40 PM »
Just what we need ... more scaremongering from the Foxnews crew... I'll bet this was top story there all day ignoring the dozens of a Americans killed by guns at the same time!

That was a horrible ordeal in London today and my heart goes out to the families who have suffered a terrible and senseless loss!!

Fewer than ten people have died in Britain in "terrorist" attacks in ten years. In the same period over 21,000 have died on the roads. But commentators seem unable or unwilling to accommodate the conclusion that the threat to the individual from politically motivated attacks is 1/2000th of the threat from motor cars. On the contrary, the news media collaborate with the deranged lunatics who carry out these attacks, and with the deranged right-wing nutcases who will feed their xenophobia on this news, by providing them with the achievement of their objective. Non-stop coverage on the BBC throughout the afternoon. Extended news programmes. Hours of coverage again tonight.

In a mediascape with a sense of perspective, wouldn't the ten o'clock news have been, "Five people died today when a man attacked passers-by and police in Westminster. Five people died today in road accidents across Britain. And in sport ..."? Of course I'd still not expect any coverage of the murder of expendable foreign civilians in drone attacks etc.

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Divsion 2 2017
« on: March 20, 2017, 10:52:51 PM »
One of the few categorical judgments I can make is that there was (surprisingly, to me) a very  large Meath contingent in attendance. Not far off matching the locals in decibels.

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Divsion 2 2017
« on: March 20, 2017, 08:47:19 PM »
I was in Páirc Uí Rinn yesterday. If I ever figure out what I saw I'll tell you about it.

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General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: March 20, 2017, 04:22:57 PM »
Every artist is entitled to one aberration.. Chuck Berry's was 'My Ding-a-ling'  Dreadful but otherwise he was superb.

That wasn't his only aberration if we're talking about him as a person too. Great musician and made rock and roll what it is today but a pretty terrible character by most accounts.

A friend of mine who played in his tour band on a European tour back in the seventies has good stories about his legendary meanness (in all senses). He would advertise for and audition European musicians for his tours because it was cheaper than flying a band from the US. He would refuse to go on stage before being paid, cash only. Many a gig started very late as promoters and their minions put together the required wad of cash at a late hour.

He would hardly communicate at all with his band. They would travel separately, the band in a van, Chuck by air presumably, and meet only on stage. One of the few communications of more than one word he ever had with a band member was before one gig when the band had set up, everything was ready and Chuck was sitting outside in his limo awaiting showtime. One of the band decided to ask Chuck to autograph the sheet music for one of the hits (that was a thing then, apparently). So he goes out to the limo and taps on the window. The window lowers an inch and yer man asks Chuck if he'll sign the yoke. The response is a two-word suggestion and the window closes.

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General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: March 20, 2017, 04:08:47 PM »
Condolences to Tony Fearon.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: March 20, 2017, 04:06:21 PM »
Excellent! More from the same stable:

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