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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. Which Tyler

    UK Politics: Royal Weddings and Referendums

    WTF: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-44495598 The NHS in England is to receive an extra £20bn a year as a 70th "birthday present", the prime minister has said. Theresa May is expected to detail where the additional health service funding will come from on Monday. However, she told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show the boost will be funded partly by a "Brexit dividend" available once the UK stops paying into the EU budget. Labour said the government had failed to fund the NHS properly and was relying on "a hypothetical" windfall. In her BBC interview, Mrs May said the increase will exceed the £350m-a-week extra promised by Leave campaigners during the EU referendum campaign. The spending plan means the £114bn-a-year budget will rise by more than 3% a year on average in the next five years. That will mean by 2023 the budget will be £20bn a year more than it is now once inflation is taken into account. But crucially the plan just covers front-line budgets overseen by NHS England. About a tenth of the overall health budget is held by other bodies for things such as training and healthy lifestyle programmes, including stop smoking services and obesity prevention programmes.
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    Rugby: Building up to Japan

    I've said this before, and no doubt I'll say it again, but... For me, the penalty should go to whoever creates the dangerous situation, if the defender is in place, and you jump into him, that's your fault, and your card, even if it means showing a red card to a player as he's stretchered off (the reason it will never be this way)
  3. Which Tyler

    US Politics: Sit Up Straight and Show Some Respect

    Why would they need to? Hypocrisy is only an issue for their opponents; they actively revel in their own side's hypocrisy as they know it infuriates the left.
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    US Politics: Sit Up Straight and Show Some Respect

    Diplomacy, Trump style "We're going to impose tariffs on you, and if you dare reciprocate, well impose more tariffs on you" China appear unimpressed by this strategy. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-44505448
  5. Your mixing of metaphors is seriously concerning
  6. When asked about what was "agreed" to but not signed... "I don't have to verify because I have one of the greatest memories of all time"
  7. Perfect: http://www.rugbyrebels.co/board/download/file.php?id=531
  8. But he's the very bestest at maintaining, may growing allies! How else do you explain his genius move of imposing tariffs onnhis friends, and then saying that friends should be tariff free? You don't get more consistent and trustworthy than that!
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    Rugby: Building up to Japan

    I can see the logic of most things - but I can't say I'm overly impressed. Tight 5 are fine. Robshaw should be sitting on a beach sipping Mojitos; as it is, he's in there to hold Curry's hand whilst he gains experience. I don't think it's time to dump him, but he really needed to spend this summer giving his mind and body a chance to actually recuperate and build some beneift from the beastings. I'd be nervous about 2 rookies on the flanks; but I think it would have been better long-term management. No lock on the bench is a bit risky, and surprising given Eddie's usual desire for as many locks as possible. Surely this is a fitnes issue rather than a desired outcome. I'm fine with Ford n Faz (though again, Fazlet should be chilling out somewhere he doesn't have to think about rugby); but I can't see how they work with Slade - who I like on principal; I just feel he's wasted at 13; and doubley so at 13 alongside FordnFaz. It's just a bit weird; but then the only centre we've taken who could attack the line is Daly - and I CAN see the point of getting some gametime into him at 15; especially doing so at altitude. Daly at FB is a good thing; but Brown on the wing... as with the BaaBaa.s match, that can only be as starting backup in case Daly has a howler; when they can switch positions and not use up a replacement. I don't like it, but it is what it is. I'm also fine with Drunken Denny getting as few minutes for England as possible - on the principal of twattishness, not talent. I'd far rather have had Daly and Woodward starting together; but that's got that old "experience" issue, of having a rookie FB, with his backup being a rookie international - a risk well worth taking IMO; and an issue that is of Eddie's own making. The less said about Francis over Lozowski (or even Cipriani) the better
  10. Which Tyler

    What binds people together (?)

    Zip ties; failing that, then duck tape (which is remarkably similar to the force, with a light side and a dark side, whilst holding the universe together)
  11. Which Tyler

    What type of laugh do you have?

    I have specifically cultivated a sarcastic laugh
  12. Which Tyler

    Screw the banks

    I'd also suggest having a look in the British press about TSB, and the last 5 weeks for example: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44253335
  13. You think there will be many left by the time we've reached that NRA dream extreme?
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    At what age did you move out of your parents house

    Depends who you ask, and what qualifies. Ask me, and I'd say 19, heading to Uni, and only returning for the odd week or two in the holidays. Ask Dad, and he'd say 27, graduating and getting a long-term place of my own. Ask Mum, and despite moving house herself, she keeps a room for me, and insists that the last 23 years are just a blip, and that I still live with her. Others would probably say 13 when I started boarding school and spent more than 50% of my nights elsewhere.