Which Tyler

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    AKA: Aidan
  • Birthday 02/19/1976

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    UK - West Country
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    My name's an homage to the grammatically incorrect Wat Tyler, who led the Peasant's Revolt a mere 640-odd years ago. The avatar is the Monty Python crew having a bit of a moan about Pedants like myself. My pedantry is keen, but unskilled I'm afraid.
    My principal hobby is rugby, from which I retired (hurt) just over a decade ago; though I still follow the game, and support both the grass roots level, and Bath in the English top flight. I seem to be a much better supporter than I ever was as a player. I'm a fan of historical fiction and comedy, with Terry Pratchett and Bernard Cornwell as my favourite authors.

    I don't bake, knit, crochet, spin etc but I try to carry my weight about the house by being a keen, but unskilled (hmmm, that phrase seems to sum me up really) at gardening and DIY. I am, however engaged to Ali who does all of the that; though she rarely bakes - that's more for self-preservation of the waistline than anything else. She also has a tendency to steal my account log-ins for any discussion forum I use (most likely, if you see me posting in Dr Who, that'll be her); though I will make sure she doesn't use any of my mod-privileges.

    Beyond that.... I'm a chiropractor, and I work alongside Ali (massage therapist) as just the 2 of us in a small town that seems to spend half it's time under water since we moved here. We have 2 cats, 1 dog and 0 offspring are confirmed generation X-ers; and one of those lame-arse couples who got engaged a decade ago, but still haven't gotten around to actually getting married. My humour is generally inappropriate, but I enjoy bickering as well; so all's well that ends well.

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  1. US Politics: Kill (the) Bill

  2. Not quoting the lot for space on screens; but the same could pretty much describe my formative years too, except that I'm a year older, avoided a bomb by about half an hour, and had (military) father's of friends with direct experience of the IRA. To me, the IRA was a much more real and direct threat, and rightly so; with a strong determination that we had to put up with it as we couldn't "give in" and there was no ethically acceptable way of "winning".
  3. My French wife-ish was told by her boss that it was the kids' own fault, and if they don't like it they should have stayed in their own country. Yes, he voted for Brexit, even though he's an immigrant himself (40-odd years, from India). He also thinks the Trump is great, and encourages Ali to vote for LePen. I can't even begin to understand wtf he was thinking/meaning; but he's not going to be her boss for much longer; though Ali still decided to give 2 weeks notice (I'd have walked out there and then personally). On the IRA comparison, there's also a whole generation who've grown up only knowing the IRA from old-folks' reference - I doubt it's reached the history books yet on this side of the Irish Sea. Of course, the generation who've never experienced The Troubles* are also the most virulent on social media; and "they" seem to react less with each event as it becomes comparatively normalised; when you get to event like London with thankfully few casualties; there's a lot more mature reflection and reaction to say Nice with a much larger death toll and being the first attack of its kind. * How archetypically British can you get with the understatement?
  4. Firstly, glad you're safe (and that the casualty count is so low in general) I was just double-checking a couple of other claims about us made on Faux News - I thought this might have been the same "Terrorism Expert" who claimed that Birmingham was under Sharia Law; or that there were no-go areas in parts of London and Birmingham where the police don't tread for fear of attack. It isn't though; the first was a guy called Steve Emerson, and the second... erm... I'm not quite sure how to put this... he's... now the President of the United States of America...
  5. Apparently the whole of London was shut down yesterday, who knew? http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/39365449/people-mock-fox-news-claim-that-terror-attack-shut-down-city Well, pretty much no-one in London knew, but it was on Fox news, so I'd guess that Trump knows it for a fact
  6. Well, the first family of our closest allies are exuding class again https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/22/us/politics/donald-trump-jr-criticizes-london-mayor-after-deadly-attack.html?_r=0
  7. Terror attack in London

    With a little more information, sounds like a car mounted the pavement on Westminster Bridge, injuring pedestrians (including French school kids), killing 2, knocking one into the river, since rescued alive. 1 perp runs to Westminster Palace and stabs a copper; there may or may not be a 2nd perp too (BBC, the Met officially don't think so). Then towards more cops who see him coming and shoot him 3 times. 4 dead, 20 wounded. Sounds like the sort of rabid lone-wolf, which is impossible to prevent. May be terrorism, may be suicide-by-police. Terror classification gives the cops extra powers to find out, and find out if he was acting alone or co-ordinated
  8. So have we as a couple become too couple-y?

    With ours. I have no facebook account and never have, and have never felt the need for one. However, we have a page for work - which is an offshoot of Ali's facebook page; so that page is open in the background whenever we're at work. Equally, because I don't have an account, we use Ali's to keep in touch with nieces / nephews and siblings; whether mine or hers.
  9. So have we as a couple become too couple-y?

    I agree with most people on most things on this thread. Bank accounts and mobile data are both perfectly normal. For emails we both have solo, but also share a work account, and know each others passwords in case of emergency (though we haven't worked out what emergency would call for that, but hey, it's been convenient once or twice). Ive never looked in on her email, as it would feel weird - like going through her handbag for something; she fails to understand why i feel either of those things is weird. Facebook - I've never had an account, so hers has kinda become ours. We've been a couple much longer than Skype has been around, so the account is shared. Clothing - she commandeers mine when she feels like it, and has stolen a few items that she considers far too comfy/cosy to be wasted on me. Socks would only be for wellies or hiking though. Who doesn't share food? I share with her, my family, her family, friends, acquaintances, and occasionally people i just met 10 minutes ago. Even when we had 2 cars, they were only nominated for the sake of insurance, but we haven't had any car for 7 years now. About the only thing we don't share is duvets (and toothbrushes, just in case anyone takes me too literally)
  10. Rugby IV - Striking Hookers Are Back In Fashion

    It was one of those that you can't really complain with either card colour. Daly lands on his CT my junction area, so whatever colour card the ref feels like. Had it been second half it would more likely have been a red.
  11. Rugby IV - Striking Hookers Are Back In Fashion

    Fantastic match last night; with Barnes as MotM for me - failing that, then Tipuric; Webb did too much blotting of his copybook to earn that one. Very nervous about this afternoon; England going for the Championship, and keep a Slam alive; Scotland going for a triple crown and a realistic shot at the championship; but with everything to play for to spoil England's party in our own backyard. Scotland playing well whilst England are misfiring. It's just got all the hallmarks of a classic upset hasn't it?
  12. U.S. Politics: Russian Around

    By a lot, and for every "current", be it week, month, year, decade, or lifetime
  13. U.S. Politics: Russian Around

    So... average lifetime spend needs to be more than average lifetime take then
  14. U.S. Politics: Russian Around

    On average, of course it's true, otherwise the insurance company doesn't earn enough to cover it's operating costs, let alone turn a profit.
  15. U.S. Politics: Russian Around

    Yeah - those lazy blody asthmatics - can't even be bothered to learn how to breath properly!