Re: Harking Back To The Glory Days Of The Blog

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Australian rules football, American football, or soccer?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09- 6-13 1:42 PM
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Aussie rules football is pretty fun to watch. I recall a surprisingly emotional debate on television there that seemed to concern a proposed change to the shape of the ball; I think one of the commentators called another "cobber" or "digger," which don't sound complimentary.


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 09- 6-13 1:46 PM
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Dunno. An Australian publication said 'football'. That rules out American football, I think, but I can't tell between Aussie rules and soccer.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 09- 6-13 1:49 PM
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"Essendon VFL Football Club, nicknamed The Bombers and often referred to as the Essendon Reserves, is an Australian rules football team that plays in the Victorian Football League."


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 09- 6-13 1:51 PM
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Whatever happened to below the fold, LB?


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 09- 6-13 1:52 PM
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(That's from Wikipedia.)

Wouldn't explicitly asking him to shave full-body be a help with this sort of project?


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 09- 6-13 1:52 PM
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5: See the post title.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 09- 6-13 1:54 PM
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Victorian Football League

That would be so much better as a league where all the players dressed in period costume.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09- 6-13 1:55 PM
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How do you know how much hair to expect on an Australian Rules football player?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09- 6-13 1:57 PM
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With really giant whiskers.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 09- 6-13 1:57 PM
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10 to 8, and I don't know, come to think, to 9, never having had occasion to examine one close up.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 09- 6-13 1:58 PM
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I thought maybe you got a new hobby.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09- 6-13 2:06 PM
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What does playing with a soldering iron have to do with anything?


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 09- 6-13 2:18 PM
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When I was a kid, I used to disassemble old electronics. I was getting for some unspecified future project. I'm still not quite sure that there isn't a box of used resistors in my parents' basement.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09- 6-13 2:27 PM
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That guy is freakishly hot until they make him into a horrifying nightmare vision.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 09- 6-13 2:31 PM
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Oh, now I am remembering Slim Goodbody.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 09- 6-13 2:33 PM
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Slim Goodbody


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 09- 6-13 2:34 PM
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16: And now I can't think of anything else.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09- 6-13 2:39 PM
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Victorian Football League

"V.R. who? V.R. the champions!"


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 09- 6-13 2:42 PM
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That guy is freakishly hot until they make him into a horrifying nightmare vision.

Mouseover text?


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 09- 6-13 2:43 PM
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15: That was exactly the dynamic that made me nostalgic for old-time Unfogged.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 09- 6-13 3:00 PM
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OT This is ridiculously good -- a 1957 political calypso song, "The Situation in Trinidad" by 22 year old Mighty Sparrow.

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Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 09- 6-13 3:07 PM
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13 Less nasty burnt hair smell if the football players shave.


Posted by: teraz kurwa my | Link to this comment | 09- 6-13 3:07 PM
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It's like people haven't even seen this music video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnO3nijfYmU

with the OP relevant bit from about 2min 50.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 09- 6-13 3:18 PM
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Still slightly mind-boggling that that was a widely played video from a very mainstream pop star.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 09- 6-13 3:18 PM
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Wow, that's disturbing.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 09- 6-13 3:25 PM
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24 Who doesn't appreciate nice hunks served extra rare?


Posted by: teraz kurwa my | Link to this comment | 09- 6-13 3:32 PM
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Okay, so this doesn't really go anywhere, but prompted by 15, the other day at the State Fair, I saw a STP cop directing traffic -- and he had a faux-hawk! Not super huge or anything, but dyed sorta strawberry blond. What is this world coming to?


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 09- 6-13 3:32 PM
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16 implies that the Slim Goodbody guy was freakishly hot. Which suggests I should do something very different with my hair.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09- 6-13 4:20 PM
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15: I don't know, his six-pack abs in musculature form look kind of cartoony to me. Maybe they hadn't finished yet? He doesn't have any groin muscles yet.

I think it is awesome, and approve its above-the-fold appearance.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 09- 6-13 7:58 PM
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How big's your dick?


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 09- 6-13 8:15 PM
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While scrolling up and before seeing the post title, I saw the pictures and thought, "something to do with Labs."


Posted by: Penny | Link to this comment | 09- 6-13 9:33 PM
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8. Victorian Football League


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 09- 7-13 2:18 AM
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I have never seen the video linked in 24 before and holy crap! It's all going so generically until about 2:50. I had no idea Cronenberg even did music videos.


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 09- 7-13 2:20 AM
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2: no, "cobber" just means a bloke, a dude, a chap; and "digger" means an Australian, and specifically an Australian soldier (though not always).
It's pretty difficult to insult an Australian though. And god knows I've tried.


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 09- 7-13 2:31 AM
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Tell them they're shit at cricket?

I'm assuming the video is Robbie.


Posted by: asilon | Link to this comment | 09- 7-13 4:20 AM
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Yes it is.

Apparently one can call them a Drongo, a Bogan or a Bludger, but that just makes one feel silly.


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 09- 7-13 5:41 AM
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29: DOES NOT.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 09- 7-13 6:06 AM
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But I just got a perm.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09- 7-13 6:10 AM
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37. This clip of a Drongo suggests how it could easily come to stand in for the sort of bloke who makes an arse of himself running off at the mouth.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 09- 7-13 6:23 AM
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To me, "Robbie Williams makes bizarre and controversial video" is up there with "Strasmangelo Jones writes hilarious website". WTF?


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 09- 7-13 8:26 AM
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I was always very envious of guys with no body hair.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 09- 8-13 7:12 PM
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I always wished I could grow a better beard. Maybe the back hair isn't needed.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09- 8-13 7:17 PM
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