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Discussion in 'The Vapor Lounge' started by Vicki, Oct 10, 2015.

  1. GetLeft

    GetLeft Well-Known Member

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    I definitely recognize a trend in the direction. But ya also gotta give a shout out to those who give us that "wink wink it's ok" nod when we screw up. That's a skill.

    Just blew my mind dude.

    I wasn't convinced immediately... but by the time the poem was finished, I realized I had just experienced mastery... ;)

    Very nice. I enjoyed it.

    I have to admit, I don't fully grasp the game. But even less so if it's played in a stadium. The guy did appear to hit the hell out of that ball or what ever. :tup:
     
  2. Squiby

    Squiby Well-Known Member

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    I don't know anything about Cricket, but I know what I like.....and I LOVE that accent. :p
     
  3. Stevenski

    Stevenski Enter the Dragon

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    He has a bit of a reputation for doing that. This picture is from the approximate location the ball landed & he hit it from the top of the sandy rectangle (pitch).
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    Something tells me you would like AFL better Squiby. The short shorts & sleeveless shirts would appeal if the freakish skill on display does not. I like how the crowd politely applaud "Big Bad Barry" for laying down the law.

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  4. GetLeft

    GetLeft Well-Known Member

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    Does look like a whole lot of fun. Gotta head down there some day.

    I had a mate from Bermuda back in the day. Big cricket fan. He said matches took entire weekends. Those folks hang out in that stadium all weekend long?

    Btw he said a lot of other crazy shit too.
     
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  5. Stevenski

    Stevenski Enter the Dragon

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    There are three kinds of cricket played currently.

    T20 is 20 overs of 6 x bowls per over (120 deliveries) per side & each side plays one innings so it takes around 3 hours to play. Gaining in popularity every year & very exciting. Think home run derby kind of slogging & like a teenagers first time it is over quickly.

    One day cricket is 50 overs per side (300 deliveries) & each side plays one innings so it takes around 7 hours to complete a game. Losing popularity compared to T20 & will likely be extinct within 20 years. Perfect for a BBQ & heavy drinking.

    The real deal is Test Match cricket. Played over 5 days at a minimum over rate of 90 overs per day (540 deliveries per day). Each side can play up to 2 innings each (if required) & it is not uncommon for a test Match to be drawn after 5 days of play nor is it unusual for a player to bat for 8+ hours as they are not limited by time usually. It is played in the summer sun so temperatures are anywhere from 80-110 degrees & unbelievably hard.

    Local club cricket will often be played over 2 days though & yes cricketers & their fans do love to party.

    It is also said a Test Match is a test of a marriage as I know I have had more than a few relationships strained by cricket. Yes it does need to be on in the car & yes it has to be on TV in the background at a minimum at home. That is how summer works.

    A game that rewards patience & keeping focused so you can make split second decisions like this catch of the year taken inside .6 seconds.

    Click to play YouTube Video


    Interesting factoid: the first Australian team to play outside Australia was an Aboriginal team who toured England in 1868. Cricket, a sport where a man is judged by his catching, bowling & batting ability not his skin colour or religion.
     
  6. t-dub

    t-dub Vapor Sloth

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    Just sittin' here watching College football and sippin' some ice cold Ouzo right out of the freezer. Also have my new 2qan, #3, on my Mighty and the purple envelope contained my new OmniVap . . . :D

    Happy new year FC . . . :party:

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  7. Bdubbdiblets

    Bdubbdiblets Well-Known Member

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    2016....

    How bizarre, how bizarre....

    I miss you already Mr and Mrs O...

    Perhaps I'll go hibernate like I did with W...

    Something tells me that won't work this time around....

    At least I have my hopper and mi this time...

    We'll be ok....

    Happy new year FCers!!
     
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  8. grokit

    grokit well-worn member

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    Hey east-coasting fc'ers, your countdown is starting soon!

    :myday: Are any of you still awake?


    :zzz: :party: :rofl: :party::zzz:

    edit: Dubai did it up right...

    Click to play YouTube Video

    :popcorn:
     
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  9. Melting Pot

    Melting Pot Sick & Twisted

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    Happy New Year's FC!!!!
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    Lol it's 12:08 just got first warning for fireworks
    Whats so funny the complaint came grom the wife. Ha
    Next mortor is for her
     
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  10. CarolKing

    CarolKing Singer of songs and a vapor connoisseur

    Happy New Year! Wishing for wonderful things to come my friends. Spending the evening at home on New Years is what I like. This Iced Grapefruit is awesome that I picked up today.

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  11. Trypsy Summers

    Trypsy Summers Well-Known Member

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  12. invertedisdead

    invertedisdead Beware of Pizza

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    The Big Bang is no less absurd than gods in the sky. Scientism is the newest baseless religious dogma taking feeble minds by storm.
     
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  13. grokit

    grokit well-worn member

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    I just ordered a ~lifetime supply of these, 16 pairs!

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    I need to change to 100% cotton because medical needs, and these were on sale.

    I'm talking waaay cheaper than your typical pair of jockeys, straight from the source too :D

    It's well past time to get rid of my 55/45 poly-toxic blend boxer shorts.

    I'm quite picky about brand and style, & these fit the criteria.

    Not sure about the pattern, it's called florida keys ;)

    I hope I like them, then I'm done!

    :popcorn:
     
  14. turk

    turk turk

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    ....lol...that's great man.
     
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  15. CarolKing

    CarolKing Singer of songs and a vapor connoisseur

    What's with the thong underwear? I personally can't understand that, anyway for comfort, male or female. I can see wearing them when wanting to be sexy in the bedroom. What about these @grokit? They are made with cotton I'm sure - didn't check for toxic fabric. This man has shapely legs, it looks like a woman's leg. Oooh magic silk waiste band at the top.

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    I know this guy obviously waxes his legs. Not that there is anything wrong with that. Each to their own way of living is what I say. The thong underwear for women I never did quite get into the fashion for out and about. Not very comfortable. The low jeans and the thong underwear look horrible. I don't see as much of that anymore. It just looks slutty - not classy whatsoever.
     
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  16. grokit

    grokit well-worn member

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    Now that's ^ gay.
    Nothing wrong with it, just not for me :spliff:
     
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  17. ChooChooCharlie

    ChooChooCharlie Hobo

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    Just got back from a root canal, over an hour in the chair, thinking to myself, "I'd rather have root canal than sitting here -- hey -- wait a minute, this isn't fair!" No GH tonight, just the smooth open draw stylings from the S&B team. Can't forget the vodka. Would have mixed well with pain killers I didn't get.
     
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  18. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    I went 100% cotton about 15 years ago.
    Blennds are bad feeling to me.
    I just got 8 pairs (I guess half a lifetime) of THESE.
    Stafford is my favorite cotton boxer.
     
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  19. grokit

    grokit well-worn member

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    I've been a jockey fan for years, but if I ever need more I may look into those!

    I just bought a half-dozen long-sleeved cotton t-shirts for similar reasons. For me it's not just a bad feeling, although I wouldn't rule that out; it's more about multi-year acute reactions from my (poly) surgical mesh that I'm just figuring out. Four hanes beefy-t's direct, and a couple of russell athletics from amazon.

    I haven't shopped at jcp in decades, and never heard of stafford :shrug:
    I thought it may have been a house brand, but they seem to be sold elsewhere.

    The reason I bought so many pairs was to qualify for free shipping;
    with their 5% one-day discount applied I got my jockeys down to $3.75 each :)

    :sherlock:
     
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  20. CarolKing

    CarolKing Singer of songs and a vapor connoisseur

    The Boss is worried too. Just a random thought. Did anyone see this?
    FYI
    I think Trump is going to be more like Richard Nixon. We shall see.

    Bruce Springsteen questions Donald Trump's competency - NY Daily News - New York Daily News
    New York Daily News › music › bruce-s...
    Bruce Springsteen questions President-elect Donald Trump's competency. Bruce Springsteen questions Donald Trump's competency. BY Kate ... Monday, January 2, 2017, 7:36 PM. facebook; Tweet · email ...
     
  21. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    It is a JC Penny house brand sold in a couple other consigned locations.
     
  22. Stevenski

    Stevenski Enter the Dragon

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    100% cotton, non fitted boxers are the shit. Encasing your bits in a breathable bag of cotton creates the illusion of freeballin without the catch your cock in a zip fly agony of casual freeballin. A truly win/win purchase.

    No chance of me wearing a G banger at any stage but every man needs a few pairs of thongs. I keep a pair in my car, beware the single plugger blowout though!

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  23. Trypsy Summers

    Trypsy Summers Well-Known Member

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    Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself. 'the prophet'


    "You know the value of every article of merchandise, but if you don't know the value of your own soul, it's all foolishness." 'Rumi'


    "Truth is not something outside to be discovered, it is something inside to be realized.”

    :leaf: Peace
     
  24. Trypsy Summers

    Trypsy Summers Well-Known Member

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    “Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.
    Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both.
    The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.”
    — Frederick Douglass, abolitionist, feminist and political figure

    :leaf: Peace
     
  25. ChooChooCharlie

    ChooChooCharlie Hobo

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    Saw this on local CT news about our own Mystic Aquarium:

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    Great place to dance with Belugas without getting wet.
    Thankfully, no video exists.

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