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12-03-2014, 11:40 AM   #11731
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So does anyone know haw many posts left to go?

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Well it is not the whole of 5 days.
Play is scheduled for 6 hours of actual playing time each day (after two hours play is suspended for lunch, 40 minutes, and after another two hours "tea" is 20 minutes)
When the match is played in England there is a guaranteed day and a half, or two days, of rain which severely shortens the time spectators get to see play.
Rain can happen in other venues, but without the same guarantee as for England!
Of course for us Aussies, when played in England the end of play each day is 3am! (That's for us in the eastern states - Western Australia is lots different)
It can mean loss of sleep, even for my late aunt who was still sitting up watching till stumps at age 97.


So a few years ago when I was leading part of a large project with mostly US participants there was a meeting in LA. I was called earlier than expected to start leading my section late on day 1 instead of at the start of day 2. So for the fun of it I kept allusions to cricket going through the time I was presenting.


When I came in to lead I said I was sent in early as the night watchman - that lower ranking batsman sent in 30 minutes before stumps to stay in till morning to protect a top rank batsman from having to effectively start the innings twice. (They often find it takes a while to settle in.)
In the morning I said I had taken them through to stumps, survived and was not out.
I referred to play for an hour, then take drinks. (Rod missed that bit.)
Still not out at lunch.


One other member of the team at that meeting was from England. He was quite amused at how I kept that up to the bewilderment of all the Americans. They even joked about it at later meetings in the project.

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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
This is strange since entry in the "lottery" is accomplished by a single post. What is not clear is whether multiple posts = multiple entries. Something tells me it doesn't.


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Now this is just like one of the great life lessons of cricket to which I referred yesterday: "event he best batsman takes one ball to get out."


Well, there can only be one 3,000,000th post, and who knows - it could be an 'hello' message from a newly signed in member.


See, you guys NEED cricket to understand life in the universe.


Ah, maybe I can build this into my explanation of the behaviour of the ASX for the next time I talk to my stockbroker friend. I explained to him once that the contrast between the ASX and the NYSE relates to the Australian experience of the Gallipoli effect and the El Nino effect.

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Not forgetting George being taken far too soon.
That too...
12-03-2014, 12:41 PM   #11734
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So does anyone know haw many posts left to go?
A bit over 18,000 at this very moment.

Get to it!

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A bit over 18,000 at this very moment.

Get to it!
I think that who ever posts n 3,000,031 should get the 31 ... can you image that scramble !!!
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Tim,
I apologise for missing drinks I was trying to keep it moderately short: I didn't want Racer to nod off while reading it. You deserved a like for filling out the details of hours of play.
Do you think we should give the full explanation, you know "Well a batsman is in he goes out, and when he is given out he goes in, etc etc..."?
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QuoteOriginally posted by rod_grant Quote
Tim,
I apologise for missing drinks I was trying to keep it moderately short: I didn't want Racer to nod off while reading it. You deserved a like for filling out the details of hours of play.
Do you think we should give the full explanation, you know "Well a batsman is in he goes out, and when he is given out he goes in, etc etc..."?
That's a Monty Python sketch ... right ?!
12-03-2014, 01:59 PM   #11738
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That's a Monty Python sketch ... right ?!
But Who's on first?

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That's a Monty Python sketch ... right ?!
Not sure of its origin, Jean, but it is probably older than Monty Python.
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That's a Monty Python sketch ... right ?!
I think I remember that one...


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But Who's on first?
Who is on first.

What is on second.

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Just make sure that you keep that straight, eh?
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Who is on first.

What is on second.

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Just make sure that you keep that straight, eh?


What, a straight bat?
12-04-2014, 02:15 AM   #11743
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QuoteOriginally posted by rod_grant Quote
Tim,
I apologise for missing drinks I was trying to keep it moderately short: I didn't want Racer to nod off while reading it.
Huh?

Who, me?

Sorry, I nodded off a bit.

Been working massive hours building wings for the Best Damned Airplanes In The World. 10 hours a day, 6 days a week.

Sheesh!

I am so tired!

So, what were we discussing again?
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The wings they decided to make flap, way back in the 40s or 50s when they first built long swept back wings. That was one of many very good ideas they got that have led to changes in the way we perceive the world compared with our recent ancestors.
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building wings for the Best Damned Airplanes In The World.
So you work for Airbus then ?

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