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  2. Daisey Jeep

    Oz/NZ tour Jan Feb 2017

    i read its really bad for South Australia stay hydrated
  3. Daisey Jeep

    Oz/NZ tour Jan Feb 2017

    sounds a familiar story but our cotton is the dairy industry i see parts of down south that have no bussiness being green (Waitaki valley in North Otago and parts of central Otago and Inland Canterbury. financial gain for a few, fucks up water quality for many we need to go back to the humble sheep who was kinder and gentler to the land i think we have fucked up our plannet like who ever thought putting milk in plastic bottles was a good thing ?
  4. JimCT

    2019 BBHOF

    I listened to the wins debate last year re deGrom. What I do know is that 10-30 years ago wins absolutely mattered, and Moose got 270 in 18 years while Schilling got 216 in 20 years. Sure, the WS bloody sock will be baseball lore, but that and a Metro Card will get you on the subway - not in the HOF. Career matters. Moose is probably helped by only playing for two prominent teams, while Schilling bounced around before hitting his stride at Arizona and the Sawx. Schilling isn't HOF material IMO.
  5. AMIW

    Oz/NZ tour Jan Feb 2017

    current heat map of Oz yellow = bloody hot purple = too bloody hot to go outside grey - even the killer animals are too hot to kill anything black = everything here is burnt to a crisp
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  7. sonicramone

    2019 BBHOF

    Jim, I can't think of a time that I've disagreed with you before...until now. Wins are less meaningful of a stat than they used to be. Just ask this year's NL Cy Young Award winner who was 10-9. But as a note, Schilling topped 20 wins twice. Mussina just once. A better stat is to look at how they did versus their peers in the same era. In the case of Mussina, he was in the running for the Cy Young nine different times. He got 2nd place in 1999, but no better than 4th, 5th or 6th in the other years. Mussina was an all-star five different times. Career ERA: 3.68 Schilling was in the running for the CYA four different years getting to 2nd place three different times. Schilling was an all-star six different times. Career ERA: 3.46. In the postseason, there's no more iconic of a pitching performance as Schilling's bloody sock outing. ALCS vs. the Yankees? Are you kidding me? And, as for the postseason, Mussina was 7-8 with a 3.42 ERA. Schilling was an amazing 11-2 with a 2.23 ERA including 4-1 in the WS with a 2.06 ERA. ....but you're right that his post-career fumbles probably cost him votes. Trump's endorsement last week likely didn't help.
  8. AMIW

    Oz/NZ tour Jan Feb 2017

    meanwhile in Melbourne
  9. Bosstralian

    Oz/NZ tour Jan Feb 2017

    Don't panic, according to some in the Climate Change thread over in the LOHAD forum it's all good and there's nothing to worry about because there's a snowstorm over there
  10. salz

    Songs that link

    Mama Keep Your Big Mouth Shut (The Pretty Things)
  11. Me and Frank

    Oz/NZ tour Jan Feb 2017

    Always- to both!
  12. kenjisan

    Oz/NZ tour Jan Feb 2017

    Thanks - it's been okay here in Melbs, but much of the country is struggling. The Murray-Darling and it's tributaries are basically dry (thanks to corporate cotton farming, in arid regions not suited to the crop). But climate change has kicked into second gear here so it's not looking good for the future.
  13. 1. Blood Brothers - always liked this from the first time I heard it. Nice piece of self reflection. And great to have alternate versions like the full band rock one on the Blood Brothers EP and, of course, the emotional MSG 2000 finale 2. From Small Things - I'm a sucker for rockabilly influenced tunes, so I love this one. Telling a narrative story within the confines of a rockabilly song is pretty cool. Like the Dave Edmunds version also 3. Thundercrack - twelve months ago this may have been much lower, but the 2013 Leeds live take has skyrocketed this one for me. Great band workout 4. The Wrestler - great song with that aching beauty and sadness Bruce is just so great at evoking in his setting. Like Streets Of Philly, you don't even need to have seen the movie to be moved by the song 5. Outlaw Pete - good to see this one getting some love. I enjoy this one musically and enjoy the cartoon lyric story also, which I assume is a parable for something deeper. The Hyde Park 2009 version is tremendous 6. Rockaway the Days - cool jaunty song, although the darkness of the verses and the music don't quite gel and the chorus sort of seems out of place and almost 'tacked on' and separate from the verses 7. Don't Look Back - Bruce says he oversang and the band underplayed on the Darkness material and this is no more evident than here. I don't really notice it on the 10 Darkness tracks, but on the outtakes (this one and Hearts Of Stone in particular) the vocals really come across as overblown for me. The LINYC version is better, but for mine this just isn't that strong a song overall. (I've probably given it points for being a key song in Bruce transitioning from the grandeur of BTR era songwriting to the more direct writing that followed) 8. Cindy - this is actually quite a catchy tune that I find myself humming after hearing it, but it is pretty slight in the scheme of things 9. Hurry Up Sundown - Bruce by numbers with themes tackled much better musically and lyrically earlier in the career on songs like Night and Out In The Street 10. Jersey Girl - doesn't count for me as a cover, amended third verse notwithstanding
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  15. JimCT

    2019 BBHOF

    Schilling is at 216 W v 270 for Moose. Not even a close discussion. Add in his post-career lunacy, and he has Elvis Costello odds Schilling - https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/schilcu01.shtml Mussina - https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/mussimi01.shtml
  16. AMIW

    David Wagner sacked by Huddersfield

    do you remember Jurgens stunt double who first appeared on the bench in 2016 looking like - see evenLucas couldn't tell the difference now he looks like
  17. sonicramone

    2019 BBHOF

    Great class! Mussina making it makes me wonder where Schilling is. Also, Martinez making it makes Big Papi a shoe-in in the next few years.
  18. JimCT

    2019 BBHOF

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    2019 BBHOF

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    2019 BBHOF

  21. JimCT

    2019 BBHOF

    Mo, and Moose!, and Edgar the DH, and Doc Halladay - solid class! And Mo - UNANIMOUS! https://www.sbnation.com/mlb/2019/1/22/18158101/mariano-rivera-hall-of-fame-vote-record-yankees
  22. Daisey Jeep

    Oz/NZ tour Jan Feb 2017

    i just saw a terrible weather forcast for you guys can i mail any one a glass of water ? seriously take care and stay out of the sun make sure the bird bath has fresh water in it
  23. Me and Frank

    Oz/NZ tour Jan Feb 2017

    I’m on it...
  24. JimCT

    Come on you Spurs!

    Not really, as he starts on the left on his own. That front 4 of Kane, Son, Alli and Eriksen is very good, with Lucas and Lamela to reinforce. And they seem to know each other well. Look at what they created against Man U - could have scored 3 or more. But when Kane was out before Sonny stepped up, admirably. Now we'll see if Lucas can do something. Getting Moura and Lamela into the regular squad this year was a real plus, and it shows. But losing Kane, Sonny's scheduled time away (next chance to lose is Friday ), and Alli now, and Eriksen for a bit, and Moura for a bit, and Lamela for a bit, and Toby for a bit, and Vertongen for a bit, and Trippier for a bit, and Dier for a bit, and Sissoko for a bit now just when he was contributing well, and Wanyama for a lot, and Dembele's fitness issue (should have been sold and replaced last summer) - that's a lot of player time lost. But every one of those plays for their national teams also. That's a good squad. With that, Winks has been really good - even aside from the goal, he had a great 2d half at Fulham to my eye. Foyth has come along nicely, still nowhere near his ceiling. Aurier and Sanchez are up and down - when they play well, great, but they make more errors than I'd like.
  25. newcastle roy

    The Official 2018/19 Premier League Thread

    It's very sad news to here about Sala
  26. Jimmy James

    Come on you Spurs!

    Well isn't "Son" basically an understudy(reserve Striker)?
  27. Bosstralian

    Next Archive - Any Rumors?

    Did you miss the Christic archive release in compiling this? Some of the 'missing' songs appear there. Off the top of my head, Wild Billy, Soul Driver and My Fathers House all played at those two shows
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