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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:18 am

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:Why did you only mention the Eastern European players

Oh i'm sorry

Better? :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:20 am

*shudder*

I said female tennis!
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:23 am

Ouch :o


This is hilarious if you understand cricket:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUyK_J_W4BI[/youtube]


"...and remember, there's no such thing as a draw in cricket!"
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:47 am

MrCrowley wrote:The commentators don't have as annoying voices either.

On a similar note, I have to say that I find American news programmes often have a script that is written and read like the news isn't exciting enough on its own and needed pepping up. This usually means lots of onomatopoeia, poetic phrasing, a sprinkling of hyperbole, then reading it at pace with excessive intonation (particularly if the word "Emergency" is used).

I don't know what Americans think of British newsreaders (probably that it sounds like they're narrating a funeral march), but I find it rather distracting on the occasions I do see US news programmes.

EDIT: And it turns out that there is only one hit on Google for the phrase "narrating a funeral march". Damn, I was hoping I could claim a first on that.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:04 am

Ragnarok wrote:On a similar note, I have to say that I find American news programmes often have a script that is written and read like the news isn't exciting enough on its own and needed pepping up.


It's audible in other programs too, for example I much prefer the British narration to something like Mythbusters to the US version, definitely sounds less patronising and the puns are more palatable :)
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Unread postAuthor: inonickname » Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:52 am

I bored the *cough cough* gas tube for the light gas gun today. It's not a traditional light gas gun by the way; it uses a shockwave to compress the hydrogen and thus needs no piston or burst disk. This is the chamber that will hold the hydrogen gas prior to firing. The [200x oxy-hydrogen mix :roll: :wink: ] is contained in a chamber with the same OD, but an ID of less than 6mm. It cannot be built heavily enough. It is likely this chamber will fail eventually.

Final bore will be 2-4mm, barrels interchangeable. Muzzle velocity; high. If you want a proper description of how it works, PM me.
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:53 am

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:It's audible in other programs too

Indeed, but I find the contrast most stark in news programmes.

What might be rendered as "An off-duty police officer was at the scene, and apprehended the gunman" on the BBC might end up as narration something like "WHAM! HE COMES OUTTA NOWHERE, KNOCKING THE PISTOL FROM THE SHOOTER'S HANDS AND TACKLING HIM TO THE FLOOR!" (all in capitals, of course) on US news.

I guess it's mostly cultural attitudes, but to me, if it's "awesome" enough news, it doesn't need to be tarted up to sound like an overexcited 14 year old's fanfictions. And if it's not, then that just makes it sound ridiculous.
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Unread postAuthor: velocity3x » Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:53 am

I find most everything delivered by the "Electronic Box of Truth" to be annoying... with the exception of the History Channel. I prefer British narration of WWII history films as they provide a strictly factual narration without adding any undue emotion and drama.
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Unread postAuthor: Selador » Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:14 am

inonickname wrote:I bored the *cough cough* gas tube for the light gas gun today. It's not a traditional light gas gun by the way; it uses a shockwave to compress the hydrogen and thus needs no piston or burst disk. This is the chamber that will hold the hydrogen gas prior to firing. The [200x oxy-hydrogen mix :roll: :wink: ] is contained in a chamber with the same OD, but an ID of less than 6mm. It cannot be built heavily enough. It is likely this chamber will fail eventually.

Final bore will be 2-4mm, barrels interchangeable. Muzzle velocity; high. If you want a proper description of how it works, PM me.


How DARE you post a spudgun related post in this thread !!!

Whyyyyyyy I Aughta....

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Unread postAuthor: inonickname » Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:22 am

Selador wrote:
inonickname wrote:I bored the *cough cough* gas tube for the light gas gun today. It's not a traditional light gas gun by the way; it uses a shockwave to compress the hydrogen and thus needs no piston or burst disk. This is the chamber that will hold the hydrogen gas prior to firing. The [200x oxy-hydrogen mix :roll: :wink: ] is contained in a chamber with the same OD, but an ID of less than 6mm. It cannot be built heavily enough. It is likely this chamber will fail eventually.

Final bore will be 2-4mm, barrels interchangeable. Muzzle velocity; high. If you want a proper description of how it works, PM me.


How DARE you post a spudgun related post in this thread !!!

Whyyyyyyy I Aughta....

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Find me a spudgun that makes a million PSI shockwave travelling at 60000m/s and I'll happily move it to a spudgun related thread :P
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Unread postAuthor: Selador » Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:34 am

inonickname wrote:Find me a spudgun that makes a million PSI shockwave travelling at 60000m/s and I'll happily move it to a spudgun related thread :P


Peeeshaw !!

My first one will do that on a sunday afternoon, while simulatneously serving tea and cookies !

First time I shot it, I thought I had better aim upwards, just in case my backstop couldn't stop the empty pill bottle I was using as a projectile...

And I put out the eye of the man in the moon !!!

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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:41 pm

velocity3x wrote:I find most everything delivered by the "Electronic Box of Truth" to be annoying... with the exception of the History Channel. I prefer British narration of WWII history films as they provide a strictly factual narration without adding any undue emotion and drama.


There are some excellent CGI scenes in history channel documentaries like "Dogfights" or "Greatest Tank Battles" (most episodes can be found on youtube) which are unfortunately let down by overly dramatic narration as well as the sheer focus on American (and sometimes Israeli) military victories, no objections to what is after all a US show however being so selective it does seem more like propaganda than history.

On a completely different note, following ThornsofTime's advice in the lighter thread decided to try out some e-cigarettes from this site, they arrived today and quite enjoyable so far.

Here they are with the best shot contest pengun that looks like it will be travelling to NZ shortly ;) and a packet of truly awful Belomorkanal :)

I'm almost looking forward to one of them becoming unservicable so I can turn it into a mini...
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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:07 pm

lol I think I've got exactly the same model
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Unread postAuthor: Selador » Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:21 pm

POLAND_SPUD wrote:lol I think I've got exactly the same model


Spudgun ?

Or toy cigarette ?

Can't tell if you are responding to me or to Jack.

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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:50 pm

Selador wrote:toy cigarette?


You utter Jeremy :)

but yes, I think he means that :P
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