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Old 04-26-2018, 04:23 PM
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"Automated traffic cameras. I swear one of these times I will go to court, bring a copy of the constitution, and point to where it says the accused has a right to face his accuser in court."

There is a story of someone receiving a traffic ticket in the mail showing a photo of his license plate going through a red light with the demand that he pay a fine. He sent back a photo of a check. The police sent him back a photo of handcuffs and a jail cell.

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Automated traffic cameras. I swear one of these times I will go to court, bring a copy of the constitution, and point to where it says the accused has a right to face his accuser in court.
Reminds me of the story of a Cambridge undergraduate who turned up for an exam with a four-pack of beer. An invigilator said that he couldn't drink beer at an exam, and proceeded to confiscate the beers. However, the student stated that the college regulations, which dated back to mediaeval times, allowed a quart of ale for every student sitting an exam, and showed the invigilator a photocopy of the regulation as proof. Reluctantly, the official handed the beers back, which the student duly quaffed during the exam.

Two days later, the student arrived at his next exam with another four-pack of ale and settled smugly into his chair. No sooner had he done so than the same invigilator arrived with his own copy of the college statutes and pointed to a certain paragraph, on the strength of which the student was expelled from the room for not wearing his sword.
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As an old rugby player there are two rugby related matters that annoy the life out of me.

1. Whoever thought that it was a good idea to allow the scrum half to put in crooked feeds at the scrum, is a genuine 100% copper plated idiot.

2. Referees no longer allow good old fashioned rucking to take place, resulting in forwards lining up across the park for opposing players to run into. The result is always stalemate, leading to a ridiculously slow trundling game.
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Old 04-28-2018, 01:51 AM
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I've watched rugby on the telly for many years.
I've given up trying to understand the rules. All I know is there's a massive pile on, sometimes the ref blows his whistle, sometimes he doesn't.
I do like the discipline in the game . One disgruntled player was told in no uncertain terms by the ref that he only talked to the captain. He skulked off.
At which point it's obligatory to point out the corresponding behaviour from the baby men who play football. Watching MOTD after an afternoon of six nations is an exercise in riling.

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Old 04-28-2018, 02:09 AM
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I've watched rugby on the telly for many years.
I've given up trying to understand the rules. All I know is there's a massive pile on, sometimes the ref blows his whistle, sometimes he doesn't.
I do like the discipline in the game . One disgruntled player was told in no uncertain terms by the ref that he only talked to the captain. He skulked off.
At which point it's obligatory to point out the corresponding behaviour from the baby men who play football. Watching MOTD after an afternoon of six nations is an exercise in riling.

All the best.
Rugby is a mystery to me but bests football in so many ways.

Firstly, rugby players dont argue with the referee. Never in the history of football has a referee, after being surrounded by four whining babies, said “oh go one then, ill give you a penalty.” And yet these tossers still whine about every decision and show the officials no respect.

Secondly, rugby players dont try and get other players sent off, or to win penalties by diving to the floor like Johnny Weissmuller after a crocodile.

Thirdly, rugby players dont roll around on the ground after every physical contact as if they’d be hit by Sonny Liston. Embarrassingly pathetic. If a rugby player stays down you know that hes injured.

Fourthly, rugby players dont wear gloves to keep their poor little hands warm. They’ll soon come on the pitch in scarves and coats.

Fifth, rugby players can often string a sentence together.

Sixth, rugby fan violence? Err....

We could go on......
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Two things that annoy me, increasingly often heard in coffee-shops or fast food outlets:

"Can I get an espresso?" (Correct response: "You can get an espresso, but would you like to buy one?")

"Small or regular Coke?" (Correct response: "That doesn't compute. Smallness is an aspect of size, but regularity is an aspect of time")
I agree wholeheartedly with Sam's first point. I'm also becoming increasingly irritated by people answering questions with a superfluous introductory 'so'.

And don't get me started on those who refer to London as The Big Smoke. It's just The Smoke, surely?
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I'm also becoming increasingly irritated by people answering questions with a superfluous introductory 'so'.
I find that irritating too. That and the widespread use of 'super' as the adverb of choice.
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I find that irritating too. That and the widespread use of 'super' as the adverb of choice.
And of course 'I'm like... And he's like...' for 'I said... And then he said...'
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"Should of...", "Could of...", "Must of...", "Would of..." etc.
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