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11-10-2014, 02:06 AM   #11236
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You won't offend by calling me a Yank

Hi Racer,
My other option for name calling would have been to call you a 'septic'.
We still persist with a bit of Cockney rhyming slang, which is traditionally shortened to the non-rhyming part - eg. 'yank' = 'septic tank' = 'septic',

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RUGBY PLAYERS EAT THEIR DEAD
That's quite funny! Did you hear about the AB's - USA game? I don't know how well it was covered on the news there by you.
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RUGBY PLAYERS EAT THEIR DEAD

That ain't funny, Mark.
But it does underline the 'game for thugs played by thugs" theme..
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That ain't funny, Mark.
But it does underline the 'game for thugs played by thugs" theme..
Sorry Rod. I have a strange sense of humour. I won't go so far as to call them "thugs" but it certainly is not the most intellectual of pastimes.

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Have you noticed how the players don't have necks?
Their heads just nestle into the space between the shoulders.
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Have you noticed how the players don't have necks?
Their heads just nestle into the space between the shoulders.
The most offputting thing, I find, are the forwards' cauliflower ears. Odd game, indeed.
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Agreed re the 28-80, but the 70-210 can render quite a sharp shot. And, I rather like the 70-300 too. How are you finding that Sigma 150-500?
It is big, but quite sharp throughout most of its range. F/8 is the sweet spot on sharpness.
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It is big, but quite sharp throughout most of its range. F/8 is the sweet spot on sharpness.
OK ... I just bought one for Mrs. Poitiers and her birding ... Oops, gear talk ... Désolé

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OK ... I just bought one for Mrs. Poitiers and her birding ... Oops, gear talk ... Désolé
There is not evil Hocir on that one so it is okay.
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That's quite funny! Did you hear about the AB's - USA game? I don't know how well it was covered on the news there by you.
There is rarely any mention of Rugby in the news here, but Soccer did get some extra exposure during the World Cup this year. Some of the cable TV sports channels will broadcast Rugby matches, but it largely depends on what package you subscribe to.

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The most offputting thing, I find, are the forwards' cauliflower ears. Odd game, indeed.
When I was still driving a truck I got laid over near Brunswick, Georgia. I walked a few blocks up from the truck stop and found a nice steakhouse to get some decent food at. I chose to eat in the bar, and the bartender had a Rugby match on.

As I enjoyed a great meal and some good beer I watched the game unfold. When I asked questions the guy was polite and patient, taking the time to explain things.

And he explained the cauliflower ear phenomenon. He said that it was caused by the way the forward players would get entangled with the opposing players, and that many forwards' wore a cap that covered their ears to help reduce the damage to their ears.

He also pointed out that many of the waiters, kitchen staff and himself played Rugby, and one of the waiters had an ear partially damaged from play.
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QuoteOriginally posted by VoiceOfReason Quote
I will not say what I got for under 550 dollars BNIB and with what sounds like the grip and 2 year warranty card with it too.....
Well if it's what I think it is there isn't a hociR on the back then, is there?
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I think after I settle in I may sell my film cameras, the lenses on them of listed, and both the 28-80 and 70-210 along with the 70-300.
Wrong direction. You should be buying more cameras and lenses.
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I will not say what I got for under 550 dollars BNIB and with what sounds like the grip and 2 year warranty card with it too.....
Better not say hocIR on the back ... and I think that I know, like monochrome ... and please drop the other shoe soon.

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By the way, there's a 80€ cash back on K-3's, plus other gear, for X-mas in France. Still gonna hold out ...
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I will not say what I got for under 550 dollars BNIB and with what sounds like the grip and 2 year warranty card with it too.....
You bought a K-3 girl with good grip for under $550.00?!? And she comes with a warranty?!? What is this world coming to?
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You bought a K-3 girl with good grip for under $550.00?!? And she comes with a warranty?!? What is this world coming to?
Surely, you are not calling K3 a "girlie" camera ...
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You bought a K-3 girl with good grip for under $550.00?!? And she comes with a warranty?!? What is this world coming to?
Ohh I wish, I certainly do wish.
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