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Wowbagger

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Re: Vuelta...embarassing
« Reply #50 on: September 01, 2011, 03:11:02 pm »
When I see this thread title why does the first word always appear as "Vulva"?

Because you're a dirty old man?  ;)

Yes, but I don't think I've ever found a vulva embarrassing. :D
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Wowbagger

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Re: Vuelta...embarassing
« Reply #51 on: September 01, 2011, 03:12:20 pm »
Tom Boonen's injury :sick:

Eddie Merckx would just have bunged another rump steak down his shorts.
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Re: Vuelta...embarassing
« Reply #52 on: September 01, 2011, 03:16:44 pm »
Tom Boonen's injury :sick:

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Re: Vuelta...embarassing
« Reply #53 on: September 01, 2011, 03:24:37 pm »
Comment on Eurosport/Yahoo article:

Quote from: 'Jenny'
I am a 28 years lady ,beautiful and mature . Now I am­ seeking a good man who can give me real love , my­ friends told me a nice place ..blahblahblah

I wasn't familiar with her works,­ only her escapades and troubles that made for headline­ news. Personally, I didn't have a connection to­ her, but from all accounts her death was tragic, but­ not necessarily untimely.

I agree with others,­ that Ms. Winehouse was a daughter and a friend, amongst­ other things during her relatively short life. While­ self-destruction seems to be a common thread linking­ together many caught up in fame, it doesn't­ minimize that they are also fragile and human and often­ succumb to the same things the rest of us do. The­ difference is that we hold them all up on a unrealistic­ pedestal, to such a height that if they ever teeter,­ they'll fall to their demise, sometime­ figuratively, other times literally.

It's­ obvious that Ms. Winehouse had problems and like I­ said, I wasn't a fan of her music. It would be easy­ to fall into the cauldron of insults and inanely point­ out the obvious and/or surface fodder she provided.­ I've decided instead to say R.I.P. to her and hope­ she found the rest she was seeking and to her family,­ friends and fans that they also remember the good­ things she did.

Now is not the time to judge, but­ to grieve and out of respect, withhold inflammatory­ comments at least for a day or so. I know that's­ asking a lot from some on here, but it's the­ absolute least anyone could do.

And I think she speaks for all of us there.  I am sure that Boonen will be grieving out of respect for what remains of his scrotum.
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Re: Vuelta...embarassing
« Reply #54 on: September 01, 2011, 03:31:21 pm »
It's a spam bot advertising a dating site. It's using text stolen from a news article about Amy Winehouse to dilute the spam text to help it pass Bayesian spam filters.

I'm sure the spam author is happy that it's being copy and pasted elsewhere to increase circulation.
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Re: Vuelta...embarassing
« Reply #55 on: September 01, 2011, 03:33:05 pm »
Yes, but I don't think I've ever found a vulva embarrassing. :D

Then you've obviously never had a cousin expose hers at your sister's wedding.

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Re: Vuelta...embarassing
« Reply #56 on: September 01, 2011, 03:33:46 pm »
It's a spam bot advertising a dating site. It's using text stolen from a news article about Amy Winehouse to dilute the spam text to help it pass Bayesian spam filters.

I'm sure the spam author is happy that it's being copy and pasted elsewhere to increase circulation.

Did you read it all the way to the end?

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Tim

Re: Vuelta...embarassing
« Reply #57 on: September 01, 2011, 03:41:04 pm »
I think that the final line is merely an incorrectly applied use of the quote facility on this forum and I doubt it belongs to the spam message at all...

So not merely a sharing of the spam but a failure in coping with the technicalities forum posting!

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Re: Vuelta...embarassing
« Reply #58 on: September 01, 2011, 03:44:51 pm »
Yes, but I don't think I've ever found a vulva embarrassing. :D

Then you've obviously never had a cousin expose hers at your sister's wedding.

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Re: Vuelta...embarassing
« Reply #59 on: September 01, 2011, 03:54:47 pm »
It's a spam bot advertising a dating site. It's using text stolen from a news article about Amy Winehouse to dilute the spam text to help it pass Bayesian spam filters.

I'm sure the spam author is happy that it's being copy and pasted elsewhere to increase circulation.

Did you read it all the way to the end?

Have you looked at the original?

As Tim points out, the final line of the 'quote' are actually clarion's words.
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Re: Vuelta...embarassing
« Reply #60 on: September 01, 2011, 03:56:50 pm »
As Tim points out, the final line of the 'quote' are actually clarion's words.

Ah, I see. That makes more sense.

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citoyen

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Re: Vuelta...embarassing
« Reply #61 on: September 01, 2011, 03:57:55 pm »
This is true. Mrs. Wow says "Why would she do that?"

My cousin is somewhat bohemian. In the sense that she enjoys dancing but doesn't enjoy wearing undergarments.

d.

Re: Vuelta...embarassing
« Reply #62 on: September 01, 2011, 06:39:00 pm »
Quote from: Wowbagger
Yes, but I don't think I've ever found a vulva embarrassing. :D

I've occasionally found a Volvo embarassing.
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Re: Vuelta...embarassing
« Reply #63 on: September 02, 2011, 09:37:25 am »
This is true. Mrs. Wow says "Why would she do that?"

My cousin is somewhat bohemian. In the sense that she enjoys dancing but doesn't enjoy wearing undergarments.

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Re: Vuelta...embarassing
« Reply #64 on: September 02, 2011, 10:41:19 am »
... mind bleach?
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Re: Vuelta...embarassing
« Reply #65 on: September 04, 2011, 05:19:41 pm »
As budget as the coverage is, at least stage cycling beyond the juggernaut that is the TdeF is being shown on terrestrial television, with live coverage and a highlights show.  ITV are doing something relatively brave, taking a punt on something that might or might not attract an audience.

Compared with the lack of any commitment of the BBC to cycling (particularly non-track cycling - Wiggins' performance yesterday did not even get a mention in the sports bulletins on Saturday or Sunday, FFS) I'd rather have ITV4's ramshackle presentation in the hope that an audience develops and encourages greater investment in the format.

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Re: Vuelta...embarassing
« Reply #66 on: September 04, 2011, 08:03:13 pm »
+1 National news coverage for our cycling greats is piss poor, Cav's green jersey barely got a mention  >:(
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Re: Vuelta...embarassing
« Reply #67 on: September 04, 2011, 09:01:20 pm »
+1 National news coverage for our cycling greats is piss poor, Cav's green jersey barely got a mention  >:(

See also this thread

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Re: Vuelta...embarassing
« Reply #68 on: September 05, 2011, 06:47:54 pm »
I did find nearly a page about Wiggo et al in todays Daily Express.
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Re: Vuelta...embarassing
« Reply #69 on: September 06, 2011, 11:01:39 am »
Not even a paragraph in the Guardian today.  :(

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Re: Vuelta...embarassing
« Reply #70 on: September 06, 2011, 12:04:27 pm »
Not even a paragraph in the Guardian today.  :(

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Yesterday was a rest day - what exactly do you expect them to report on?  :)
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Re: Vuelta...embarassing
« Reply #71 on: September 06, 2011, 12:25:23 pm »
There weren't any football matches yesterday either but they still managed to fill several pages with "news" about football.

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Re: Vuelta...embarassing
« Reply #72 on: September 06, 2011, 02:06:15 pm »
Not even a paragraph in the Guardian today.  :(

d.

Yesterday was a rest day - what exactly do you expect them to report on?  :)

Riders' fitness? Transfers? Speculation about top contenders? WAGs? Barking-mad managers*? All apparently essential reading for the football fan.



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Re: Vuelta...embarassing
« Reply #73 on: September 07, 2011, 01:31:32 pm »
Ebarassment in the Vuelta yesterday for
a) Robert Wagner, Benatti's lead-out man, who went right at a roundabout 300m from the end of the stage instead of left, and
b) the marshall who's only job was to point the riders in the right direction at the roundabout and who had reportedly left his station for some tapas and rioja.
Possibly also
c) The organizers for having a roundabout so near the end and not making it clearer which direction to go.

Tough luck on the sprinters who have had very few opportunities in this Vuelta, including Peter Sagan who started following Wagner when looking a cert for a second stage win. 
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With regards to today's #Vuelta finish, that's why EVERY rider should read the race-booklet. There's no excuse when the finish is AS IT SAYS


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Re: Vuelta...embarassing
« Reply #74 on: September 07, 2011, 01:39:07 pm »
Hey - respect to Robert Wagner for riding at the top level. :thumbsup:
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