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#3271294 Uninteresting Trivial Facts

Posted by Shadow on 10 February 2016 - 10:51 PM

On University Challenge this week the answer "Yorkshire" was worth 10 points
The answer "Lancashire" was only worth five

#3269285 EU Referendum

Posted by Shadow on 07 February 2016 - 11:09 AM

And industry

And employment

And legislation that stops us improving both

Explain to me how leaving the EU will lead to improvements to employment?

I'm firmly of the belief that EU membership is a restraining influence on the Government here returning us to Dickensian working conditions.

#3268278 Bêtes Noires - what annoys you most about the world and it's inhabitants?

Posted by Shadow on 05 February 2016 - 07:35 PM

Our sodding woodburner.

Hideous thing that gives out no heat at all and is not anywhere close to being as nice as the open fire we had before that Mrs Shadow had taken out and replaced.

I hate it with a passion. 

#3266949 Which team would you truly like to see in super league

Posted by Shadow on 03 February 2016 - 05:29 PM

Possibly in partnership with Coventry Bears

#3266823 Obituary Thread 2016

Posted by Shadow on 03 February 2016 - 02:09 PM

Well, that knackers my theory that it was Shadow, all along.

That's just what I want you to think

Mwah hah hah ha

#3265963 Youth Speak

Posted by Shadow on 01 February 2016 - 10:07 PM

No.  We are not the youth.

No the youthful Bob8 believed in crustacean / cetacean goodness for all. The Bob8 of today has sold his soul to Tony Stark's conglomerate weaponising hybrid seafood based GM snacks.
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#3265923 Complaint to the BBC over the use of the word ‘rugby’

Posted by Shadow on 01 February 2016 - 08:58 PM

Hence the need for green ink to make it stand out.

#3265771 Ricoh Arena Could Get RL Role

Posted by Shadow on 01 February 2016 - 04:19 PM

Are you Rugby League's moral conciance? And if so, who gave you that job.

I'm an outsider who can see what a ludicrous position you're adopting.

#3265762 Ricoh Arena Could Get RL Role

Posted by Shadow on 01 February 2016 - 04:04 PM

I would still like to see Batley and Rochdale get a look in. Rochdale turned out in numbers at their world cup game. Give one of them the England Scotland game. Would be great atmosphere in those grounds.

So I must blindly support these so called expansion clubs without question. No matter. I mean Oxford were set up to promote Rugby League in Oxford with a minimum standard stadium. They full filled that requirement at Iffley rd. Now they're in a new town called Abingdon at a questionable stadium. And nobody even questions the validity of this move.

If after a couple of seasons these so called expansion clubs aren't expanding.In fact some maybe even going backwards, they should go. And someone else should get the chance. Professional Rugby League isn't a charity to pamper the egos of wanna be pro RL outfits. If they don't cut the mustard, then remove them.

Rugby League is the only sport I can think of that is successful despite some of its fans.

Edit: added "some of" as I am genuinely impressed by the depth of knowledge and enthusiasm of many on here.
Some others however....

#3265696 Uninteresting Trivial Facts

Posted by Shadow on 01 February 2016 - 02:02 PM

Hmmm, you neatly avoided the subject of genetically modified crustaceans. So, what is your view? The forum awaits your response.

It didn't take long. We were assured that technology would only be used for peaceful purposes yet as soon as the military industrial complex gets hold of the basic research we end up with mutant killer cetaceans.
Where oh where is the idealistic starry eyed young scientist we recruited to ClawPhin ® from the world of women's festival urinatory convenience? I'll tell you, gone to California and recruited to a black ops research division of MobyClaw that's where.
Bob8 you should be ashamed of yourself sitting there in Tony Starks house with that nice girl from the post room and the last of the Angelina Jolie clones.

I appreciate some of you may not have the first clue about the above. Trust me, you are all the better for that

#3264486 Uninteresting Trivial Facts

Posted by Shadow on 30 January 2016 - 02:34 PM

Scottish tennis players are in four finals at the Australian Open! Current tally - won 2, lost 1. Andy Murray is the last to play, tomorrow morning.

I think you'll find he's only Scottish when he loses
According to the press he's British at the moment

#3262736 Clare Balding Show BBC2

Posted by Shadow on 26 January 2016 - 10:45 PM

Oh yes, no woman would be bothered by that, would they?

That's not your decision to make.

#3262660 Clare Balding Show BBC2

Posted by Shadow on 26 January 2016 - 08:08 PM

Gender studies maintains that men and women are the same. This is not true. I don't convey ignorance disguised as wisdom to any of the children.

There is nothing extreme about telling the truth about full contact sport, especially to those who are no longer children but young adults who will not be playing tamed versions of the game.

But showing your daughter (not your son, still haven't addressed that one) extreme images of worst case scenarios isn't telling the truth. Telling them that according to Sports Medicine Australia a Rugby League player has a statistical chance of .00678% of being hospitalised is telling them the truth, suggesting as Wolford did that they may end up with a disfiguring scar or broken nose so they shouldn't play nasty physical contact sports is the worst type of gender stereo typing.

#3262644 Landrover Defender

Posted by Shadow on 26 January 2016 - 07:31 PM

 I fear the wife may soon win that battle and she'll be gone.  A real classic, but with no refinement and a total pig to drive!


Yes but what's the Land Rover like 





Here all week :biggrin:










I'll get my coat

#3262627 Clare Balding Show BBC2

Posted by Shadow on 26 January 2016 - 07:03 PM

But completely instep with reality, that being far more important than the policy of the BBC to get interest in sports they can afford. No one is denying choice but I would be failing my daughter if the gender politics view of the world was the one I gave her. RL is also well illustrated by showing the severed artery behind Paul Deacons nose from his 2005 encounter with Nigel Vangana. I very much doubt the " this girl can " campaign takes the responsibility to show the potential consequences to young newcomers.

Would you take the same view if your son wanted to play Rugby?

Would you show him the stories about John Wilkin breaking his nose or Wayne Shelton having his scrotum torn open or would you just smile and say "go on my son"

If your daughter wanted to be a cheerleader would you warn her that Cheerleading has the highest rate of catastrophic injury in US sport or would you just smile and tell her you'd be proud?

Why should your child's gender make a difference to how they should enjoy their sport?

You absolutely 100% would be failing your children if you instill your 1950s view of what's acceptable for girls and what's acceptable for boys.