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General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: April 17, 2018, 09:55:00 AM »
Remember the story about how Big Tom and the Mainliners played in New York and attracted an unexpected and perplexed demographic because of the name?

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General discussion / Re: Ireland. Opening up the discussion.
« on: April 08, 2018, 05:16:50 PM »
Except they never bothered to represent Wales in the flag before, so why start now?

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General discussion / Re: Arlene's bigotry shines through
« on: April 08, 2018, 11:47:13 AM »
As the clichť has it, those were different (and, mostly, more awful) times. Casual discrimination was the stuff of everyday life and certainly not confined to any particular sector of society.

I can't find it now, but I remember posting here an advert from the Irish Times archive in the thirties - a solicitor's office in Dublin was looking for a "girl" to do accounts. "Protestant only", it said.

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General discussion / Re: Ian ”g Twitter storm
« on: April 07, 2018, 10:31:32 AM »
I was paraphrasing Eoghan Harris. I think. On reflection I don't know why I'd do that.

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General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: April 06, 2018, 08:00:43 PM »
To save me trying to work it out while throwing things at the TV - are we saying they're only showing selected groups and not the leaders? Is this the Sky coverage? And does it only apply to the first two rounds?

Iím watching it on TSN but Skyís coverage will be the same. This comes up every year, The Masters organising committee only allows a certain amount of live coverage until that all broadcasters are limited to a couple of feature groups and coverage of AmenCorner and the 15th/16th. Itís a pain in the hole...

Itís expanded a wee bit in recent years and by Sunday evening you will see the leaders tee off..

Thanks Boycey.

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General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: April 06, 2018, 04:31:06 PM »
To save me trying to work it out while throwing things at the TV - are we saying they're only showing selected groups and not the leaders? Is this the Sky coverage? And does it only apply to the first two rounds?

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General discussion / Re: Ian ”g Twitter storm
« on: April 06, 2018, 04:23:48 PM »
Where's that? Dublin 4 or somewhere past the twilight zone?

No. Like D4 itself it's not a geographical location; it's a state of mind. (That's on the benign assumption that a shinnerbot has a mind.)

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General discussion / Re: The Late Late show
« on: April 06, 2018, 04:11:19 PM »
Can't wait to hear all about how Tyrone have ruined the game of Gaelic football. And even when it's other counties it's the fault of members of the back room staff hailing from Tyrone that are to blame.

A stopped clock is right twice a day.

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General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: April 05, 2018, 10:02:18 PM »
Shows a healthy and athletic lifestle is no guarantee of longevity .

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General discussion / Re: The ulster rugby trial
« on: April 05, 2018, 04:38:17 PM »
Feckit I give up. No matter how fast I read I keep falling behind Sid's faster typing.

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I dunno but I find a section of Irish society really odd. Why would you want the anthem abolished before games, what actual reasons could you have?  Secretly west brits ?

If they ever abolish it I will sing it as a point of principal till the day I cant go no more , if im alone , so be it . TAL , ye absolute traitors.

I will defend with my life your democratic right to elevate your opinion to a position of primacy over the collective wish of the majority. It's a basic human right that everybody gets their own way.

"Collective wish of the majority"  says who

If the anthem was dropped it would presumably be by a democratic decision of the membership. If it wasn't, I'd be shouting with you - "I don't care about playing the anthem, but you have to give the members their say".

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I dunno but I find a section of Irish society really odd. Why would you want the anthem abolished before games, what actual reasons could you have?  Secretly west brits ?

If they ever abolish it I will sing it as a point of principal till the day I cant go no more , if im alone , so be it . TAL , ye absolute traitors.

I will defend with my life your democratic right to elevate your opinion to a position of primacy over the collective wish of the majority. It's a basic human right that everybody gets their own way.

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General discussion / Re: Commonwealth Games
« on: April 05, 2018, 02:07:41 PM »
England have won six gold medals on Day One.

This means that, of all the countries which England invaded as part of their empire building project, none of them can run or swim as quick as the english. Hurrah!

They weren't all invaded, some were happily discovered.

And the locals unhappily discovered what happens when you're discovered.

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General discussion / Re: The ulster rugby trial
« on: April 04, 2018, 11:56:47 AM »
The Ulster rugby playing staff seems to be disproportionately populated with an odd combination of adolescent-minded cretins boosting each others' repressed sexual confidence on the one hand and evangelical Holy-Joe God-botherers on the other. Or maybe they're fingers of the same hand?

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