12 July 2009

Daily Chat 12/07/09


The two year long Siege of Acre ended on this day in 1191, when Saladin's garrison surrenders to the leaders of the Third Crusade. In 1543, King Henry VIII married for the last time. Catherine Parr had the good fortune to out live him. In 1932, Yorkshire cricketer Hedley Verity took 10 wickets for 10 runs against Nottinghamshire. Whatever that means. And in 1962, the Rolling Stones played their first formal gig at the Marquee Club in London. Celebrating birthdays today: Van Cliburn, Bill cosby, Christine McVie and Anna Friel. It is Independence Day in Kiribati and São Tomé and Principe.

43 comments:

  1. Ah, the Marquee Club - happy memories!

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  2. Is it my imagination or does Catherine Parr look terrified?

    Off to the café.....

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  3. Bru - Divorced, beheaded, she died, divorced, beheaded -- marrying a man like that, wouldn't you be just a tad nervous?

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  4. Afternoon Untrusted Ones

    Sitting with my feet up watching the F1 after a lovely roast lunch. Ahhh. I love Sundays.

    Catherine Parr. Must have been worried marrying that nutter. Funny how all the portraits of that era showed people with exactly the same eyes. Bizarre.

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  5. I think she looks like a lass who would be rather proficient at whip weilding...
    And do you really not know what it means to take 10 wickets for 10 runs wildhack?
    Yr education is sadly lacking miss... How on earth are you going to listen to TMS if you don't know the basics... It really is a very fun game you know... as long as you don't EVER listen to geoff..

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  6. Kizbot: What it means is that Andy Flowers should dig him up, and get him to give the current England side a good talking to about applying themselves.

    I think Boycott is a bit of an opinionated old tosser, but he’s quite an entertaining opinionated old tosser.

    See your comment on Myerson’s gone recently; you should try re-writing the lyrics of old show-tunes like what I have done.

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  7. Afternoon all

    BB - couple of cif loons having a little chat about you over on the Henry Porter thread.

    Catherine P certainly doesn't look happy - but then can you imagine the state the old bastard must have been in by then. Rumour is he had syphilis which is not pretty.

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  8. Verity was a special Yorks hero - to get them Notts bastards 10 for 10 only 6 years after the betrayal in the General Strike was sweet - so very very sweet.

    What it meant Montana was REVENGE!!

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  9. Brown Gordon has put up a piece on a green economic recovery - we all ought to give him a welcome.

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  10. Geoffrey Boycott entertaining? He says the same bloody thing every bloody day! As I've said before, his hats are his only saving grace...

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  11. But Kiz, he says the same bloody thing in quite an entertaining way (at least I think so).

    Can’t comment on his hats; they don’t come across well on radio...

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  12. Sheff - thanks for the heads up! I will check it out.

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  13. My post just got eaten by cyberspace! :-(

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  15. Good lord! Completely o/t, but you can be put in prison for shagging too loudly now!

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/wear/8021185.stm

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  16. There's an interesting 'Infighting injures feminism' thread over on the F Word. No surprise that he following has ruffled a few feathers:

    when a man buys you dinner it is disingenuous to think you haven’t given him the impression that something sexual may happen.

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  17. MsChin

    Good grief. Do some men really still think that they can buy a shag for the cost of a prawn cocktail and a steak and chips?!

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  18. bugger

    can't seem to be able to post next door. that is annoying me now. I wonder if it's a problem with my cookies?.

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  19. Kizzie
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    This is probably a daft question but was that you (fourth picture open thread on the British on Holiday?)

    Only there's this woman who works in Athens.....
    Surely there can't be more than one of you?

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  20. We can credit (or not) the Protestant Reformation in England to the fact that Hank had a low sperm count due to syphilis and couldn't produce children. 6 wives, uncountable lovers, one (?) child who survived to adulthood....

    MsChin

    #when a man buys you dinner it is disingenuous to think you haven’t given him the impression that something sexual may happen.#

    Whilst I don't at all agree with the idea that a man is owed sex for buying a woman dinner, at the same time I don't know why the man is expected to pay. This idea is buying into the patriarchy. *snort*

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  21. No of course it wasn't me! Don't you think I'd of said sth were it me? I'm still miffed that they raked up god knows who here in Athens when they could have had ME! Tis a bloody cheek!

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  22. LOL thaum - I think the one doing the inviting should pay, or we should go halves.

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  23. Kiz, my guess would be that taking ten wickets for ten runs means that, within the time he was able to knock the little spindle thingies off the stick thingies ten times, the batsmen were only able to score ten runs. My guess is that normally the batsmen are able to score much more than ten runs during that time, which is what would make that such an achievement (that, and revenge against those Notts bastards, obviously). But really, you can write what I know about cricket on a very small piece of paper -- if not an actual postage stamp.

    I've just previewed this and it's going to say that it's from Booster Man. That would be the sprog -- he's been on YouTube again, apparently. This is Montana.

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  24. Yep he bowled the whole side out for 10 runs...
    19.4-16-10-10 is pretty freakin amazing.. Now for homework, seeing as you know what the ten for ten bit is, how bout finding out what the 19.4 and 16 mean... XXX

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  25. Montana/Booster Man: you're obviously getting the hang of this cricket thing.

    Kizbot: YOU'RE obviously just showing off...

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  26. BB et al - exactly. The poor blokes already have to put up (mostly) with the pain of possible rejection - and why should they pay, especially if they earn an equal amount or less than the lady in question? And it *does* create an atmosphere of obligation - as it would if it were two men having dinner - so why would anyone want it?

    Me, I'm for going halves or alternate treating.

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  27. Why's it showing off.. It's not that hard really is it... That's what's so cool.. loads of info in one little line of numbers.. Does anyone know where that spoof explanation of cricket can be found... That should muddy the waters nicely for her...

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  28. Cricket? zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Can we talk about rugby? Oh, damn, no more until the autumn internationals.

    Sorry Hank....

    Carry on, you cricket fans - I'm sure I've bored you enough in the past!

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  29. Kiz, do you mean this one?

    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 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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  30. Montana

    An important thing to know about Cricket and Boycott is that when Geoff was a lad you had to be born within the hallowed boundaries of Yorkshire to play for the County team.

    Yorkshire was the only County team in the UK to make such a stipulation. Women have been dragged back to Yorkshire from all over the UK (and in the old days the Empire) to give birth in the County lest "it" be a lad and a cricketer.

    They changed the rules a few years back - now any tosser even from wild places like the Fylde can play for Yorkshire and the team ain't been much cop ever since.

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  31. Montana

    An important thing to know about Cricket and Boycott is that when Geoff was a lad you had to be born within the hallowed boundaries of Yorkshire to play for the County team.

    Yorkshire was the only County team in the UK to make such a stipulation. Women have been dragged back to Yorkshire from all over the UK (and in the old days the Empire) to give birth in the County lest "it" be a lad and a cricketer.

    They changed the rules a few years back - now any tosser even from wild places like the Fylde can play for Yorkshire and the team ain't been much cop ever since.

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  32. Montana

    An important thing to know about Cricket and Boycott is that when Geoff was a lad you had to be born within the hallowed boundaries of Yorkshire to play for the County team.

    Yorkshire was the only County team in the UK to make such a stipulation. Women have been dragged back to Yorkshire from all over the UK (and in the old days the Empire) to give birth in the County lest "it" be a lad and a cricketer.

    They changed the rules a few years back - now any tosser even from wild places like the Fylde can play for Yorkshire and the team ain't been much cop ever since.

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  33. Montana

    An important thing to know about Cricket and Boycott is that when Geoff was a lad you had to be born within the hallowed boundaries of Yorkshire to play for the County team.

    Yorkshire was the only County team in the UK to make such a stipulation. Women have been dragged back to Yorkshire from all over the UK (and in the old days the Empire) to give birth in the County lest "it" be a lad and a cricketer.

    They changed the rules a few years back - now any tosser even from wild places like the Fylde can play for Yorkshire and the team ain't been much cop ever since.

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  34. Sorry Kiz, I'm only pulling your leg.

    Goodnight all

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  35. Anon - you're not a Yorkshireman by any chance, are you? ;-)

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  36. Oh, and a parting message to Scherfig before I head upstairs:

    Remember 1690!

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  37. Sorry about the repeat posting folks - a mystery to me!

    Thaum - me lips is sealed. Good to see you back.

    Night all.

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  38. Ah, Thauma. Left that date off because, ignorant Yank that I am, I was worried about political shitstorms. Gotta see if I can find some sort of "Cricket for Dummies" online...

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  39. berchmans says13 July, 2009 02:15

    ## ignorant **** that I am, I was worried about political shitstorms ##

    no to baseless suggestions of political shitstorms on The Untrusted!

    B

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  40. it's all happening now http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivFM0pYyUcY

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  41. Hey berchmans & navro! Welcome to the Untrusted!

    Thanks to navro, I am now going to party like it's 1976...

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  42. Re: henry VIII - two children survived to adulthood - Mary and Elizabeth. Three survived him- the third was Edward who succeeded him, but he died quite young.

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