Which Tyler

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    AKA: Aidan
  • Birthday 02/19/1976

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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. And poof in a cloud of blue smoke, TM reveals her very own secret Money Tree Will TM kindly explain to us why in the name of austerity there has been a necessary public sector pay freeze, swathing cuts to welfare and disability benefits and a slashing of funding to schools and hospitals but she can suddenly find £1bn from a cocoa tin under her bed to bribe 10 rabid loonies for their votes in parliament to shore up her weak and feeble government and overcome the calamity of a totally unnecessary election that was her and only her decision to call? Probably not, it will be arrogantly brushed off as in the national interests
  2. TBH, that match, and result, was about in-line with my expectations. The kiwis coped with our power up front, which surely was only a surprise to Gatland. Our power in midfield was making progress into the Kiwi defence, but not quite breaking it - which surely surprised nobody, or maybe made a little more progress than some expected. Our broken field play from the back 3 was pretty exciting. We couldn't keep up with the pace, intensity and daring that the AB's put on the game - we won't surprise anyone who actually follows rugby. The Lions had 3-5* try scoring opportunities, and converted about 50% of them - which sounds about right (and very pleasing that we manufactured that many TBH). The ABs had 3 try scoring opportunities, and converted 100% of them - which sounds about right. In reaction Gatland calls for "more physicality" from the lions - which once again, is 100% expected from him. *Daly in the opening minute, Te'o slipping going for the inside shoulder, Watson trying to force one more offload - personally I'd call 4 good opportunities
  3. Sorry for quoting myself; but I've only just realised that I didn't actually write this: Fantastic self-restraint from the lot of them; and huge kudos to the Imam... and the crowd for following him.
  4. TBH Everything I've seen reporting on this is either considering it to be a terrorist attack, or being treated as "suspicion of being a terrorist attack". Initially they were probably waiting to assertain whether it was deliberate or an accident. As for the perp. being arrested - that's typically what happens here; from all accounts the perpetrator was dragged out of his van by the pedestrians, who started giving him a slap or two until the Imam came out and took control of the situation, and they just sat on him until the police arrived.
  5. As suspected, those players are mostly from the Welsh squad who just happens to be in NZ anyway through random chance. Warren specifically rules out any English or Irish as they're too far away, and picks 4 Welshmen and 2 Scots: Kristian Dacey, Cory Hill, Trevor Francis, Gareth Davies, Allen Dell and Finn Russell. Davies and Russell deserve it, and should have been there from the start, but the rest? Hartley/Ford; Launchbury/Gray/Gray; WPNel; Genge can all be mighty pissed off.
  6. I... think that says more about your politics than the Lib Dems'
  7. Yep, and England U20 side ravaged by injuries, and call-ups to the senior squad. It's the front row where we're struggling - which IIRC is only really missing 1 first choice player. As for "not being the traditional English side" though - there's not really any such thing at this level, it's so much more dependant on who's available over 2 school years, this group just hasn't produced any top-end talent at front row. Of course, you could just be going with the "orcs on steroids" stereotype that gets put out about english age-grade sides; which has also never really been accurate. I remember an England Wales U20s match about 5 years ago when the commentators kept going on about how much bigger and more powerful the English pack were compared to the Welsh; just before a graphic came up on screen showing that the Welsh pack were about 60kg heavier!
  8. Oh, link to @karaddin's story btw: http://metro.co.uk/2017/06/12/theresa-may-says-not-to-worry-about-dup-views-on-lgb-whats-the-rest-of-it-6704187/
  9. those last 5 words.... story of my (ahem) adult life
  10. She just can't stop shooting herself in the foot, can she?
  11. I think the EU will basically offer us what another country already has - 16 months simply isn't enough time for anything else with real details; whilst a busted flush in charge from our end means that we have absolutley no influence on things from our perspective. I do think, though, that we'll be offered a range of options; we can have the Swiss / Norwegian deal, the Pacific Islands deal the Canadian deal, or possibly the Australian / NZ deal... or no deal.
  12. Original link courtesy of @Nasty LongRider; sorry, quoting across threads is beyond me on the phone Trump wants to cancel his state visit to the UK... Well, postpone it until gets welcomed with ticker-tape, not protests; which is the same thing. I must admit, I didn't know he was capable of that level of self-awareness! https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jun/11/donald-trump-state-visit-to-britain-put-on-hold?CMP=twt_gu ETA: I wonder if that was before or after his spat with Sadiq Khan, and relevant or not in his completely ignoring the election result. Or if this had anything to do with it from Friday night (possibly NSFW) https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DB6Os3CXcAA6oGu.png
  13. Excellent news, wonder if that was before or after his spat with Sadiq Khan, and relevant or not in his completely ignoring the election result. Or if this had anything to do with it from Friday night (possibly NSFW) https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DB6Os3CXcAA6oGu.png
  14. I don't quite know why, but I still haven't gotten into this lions tour - for the first time I can remember. I can only think it's the uninspiring head coach, with his uninspiring coaching crew, and largely uninspiring squad selection, and then being on Sky, with hideous commentators, and necessitating a dodgy stream and no beers. I've watched most of each match, and I'm still not pumped.