Which Tyler

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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. I think the only way things will change is expanding to 8 nations, and splitting in 2, either geographically (Isles and Continental) or divisional. I can't see either as particularly likely. Otherwise we need to see Georgia/Romania actually beating 6N sides reasonably regularly, and certainly staying ahead of them in the world rankings for a lengthy period of time. As it is, Georgia are ahead of Italy, but I wouldn't expect them to win a match on neutral ground. Promotion and relegation is too risky for the cartel at the top (which basically funds rugby worldwide); whilst there's no space for a play-off fixture; and no need to throw anyone to the wolves in the unsubstantiated hopes that Georgia could do better. It's unfair, and I would prefer promotion/relegation; but it is what it is.
  2. "From the studio that brought us... 27 Dresses The Devil Wears Prada"
  3. A] Yes, yes I did; oops B] Never apologide for being a smartass (not that you did, but still)
  4. I just feel obliged to point out that this is a lie. It was made abundantly clear, repeatedly, that the referrendum was non-binding. Despite Brexiteer protests, and absoluteky shameful press coverage, we even had to have a vote in parliament before activating Article 20. The explicit statements were the precise opposite of your claim. No asterisks required as it was absolutely, 100% non-binding and did NOT authorise Article 20 in an for itself.
  5. To be fair, only votes that Person A disagrees with should be voted on again. Be they general elections, the inevitable re-run of the Scottish Independence vote, or Brexit (EEC entry vote absolutely did have to be re-run, because not doing so would be undemocratic - re-run Brexit vote though? No, that vote is for ever!). Actually, what would precedent dictate is a reasonable time for the Brexit vote to last before a re-run? The Brexit were have absolutely set this precedent, so maybe we should do some back-of-a-fag-packet maths... The 1975 referrendum passed with 67.5% of the vote, which lasted for 41 years. The 2016 referrendum passed with 51.9% of the vote... (41/17.2 x 1.9 =) 4.53 years. Anyone claiming that that would be undemocratic would either be failing basic maths, or simultaneously declaring that the Brexit vote was undemocratic (without even looking at Russian interference or Cambridge Analytica... at least our votes require the use of paper and a pencil, rather than hackable machines).
  6. Absolutely this. Ireland comfortably the second best team in the world at the moment, and have well deserved their Slam.
  7. Story of May's career
  8. I'm going straight to hell for this, but... Has someone tried turning him off and on again ?
  9. Meanwhile, Facebook has finally banned Britain First http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-43398417 Of course, there's the usual bullshit complaints about free speech, forgetting that Facebook isn't a government entity https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/free_speech.png
  10. RIP
  11. I just want to acknowledge, and give credit, to a great Python reference
  12. They weren't exacatly subtle about it either: The guy who did Litvinenko? Ex-kgb, ex-fsb, Became an MP almost immediately after the poisoning. They found amounts of the poison in his hotel rooms, on the planes he flew on and when he went back to Russia he was in hospital for several days with radiation poisoning himself. Not suspicious at all!
  13. By doing this so publicly there's no doubt at all about what they want - and you cover it at the end. They want to send a few messages. Nobody is safe. Enemies of Putin will be "retired". Britain is weak; and neither the EU nor US will go to bat for them. Putin can basically whatever the F*** he wants; no-one can call him to account.
  14. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-43380378
  15. Fair enough - though I'm always wary about making plans to intentionally leave out our best player (BillyV) - yes, needs must at the moment; and I'm happy enough playing a smaller (they all are) faster (most are) #8 - in fact, I'd see Mercer filling that role ALA Faletau / Parisse in another year or two. I just don't think it gets the best out of Simmonds - who, by the way, I think is perfectly decent as a jackler at the breakdown; and certainly better suited to that than to physically smashing people as he's currently being asked to. For Simmonds himself, at 8, he'll never (IMO) be better than 3rd choice for England; and that only briefly until Mercer is ready. At 7 he could well become our first choice,and has distinct advantages over most/all of the competition for that shirt. Let's face it, he's more powerful than the Curries; he's faster with better jackling than Robshaw/Haskell; he's more agile with better hands than Ellis/Underhill; and he's actually playing rugby, unlike Evans/Kvesic.