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Postby JR8 » Sun, 09 Dec 2012 6:49 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrXQbucZ ... detailpage
William Trubridge freedives THE ARCH at Blue Hole, Dahab


One for Sunday...

I've done this chimney just as a leisure dive down to about 40-50m. There is talk (and headstones*100) by the site to those who've tried to do more, gone down to 60 looking for the exit, and fkd it up.

It is a beautiful and noble sport. It is shame that some people just seem to lose it, lose boundaries, lose basic common sense. Dive down 55m (bottom time about 3 minutes), try to swim 50m horizontally against a tidal current, and never get out at all...? phhh...

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 15 Dec 2012 11:16 pm

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Er, why the chop on the right margin? ... :???:



Anyway, here.... 'John Cleese Despises Christianity.- Antitheist atheist'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5gm9hoTw6Y

There's plenty of other stuff there, but I'm only posting this as I think Cleese is so sharp...

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 17 Dec 2012 4:11 am

Derren Brown How To Read Body Language
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVr9n342RSA

I have a lot of respect for the Derren Brown, what one could call a modern magician and illusionist (not a top hat or wand in sight).

This one features some US used-car dealers, and is simply based on reading body language. Quite funny near the start, the big guy looks offended and ready to take a swing... hehehe...

There's plenty of other stuff on YT too, just a lot of it is in 10 minute clips, which is asking a lot if you've perhaps never heard of the guy.

---------------------- some other short clips -----------
Derren Brown- Pick pocket
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SQwOCKVFcw&feature=fvwp

Derren tricks shop keepers to let him pay with just paper
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dy75GtKsOAw

Derren uses negative suggestion to make woman want to kill a kitten
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAv7aGamcy4

Derren Brown - Stuck feet with EXPLANATION
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Umy0xiej9A

The other good show for demonstrating/explaining scamming and confidence trickery is 'The Real Hustle' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZeGKi1CY_Y again there are loads on links to choose from...

Proposition Bet - Shell Game
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKpfTXVlpYU

The psychology of the shell game fascinates me. There are a couple of people who routinely play it on the pavement a few streets away. It never ceases to amaze me that there are people dumb enough to participate. It wouldn't surprise me hugely if these were the same group of scammers... the modus operandi is exactly the same... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AboNGr7RxKE

The Perfume Scam
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRfnrQH2r7U
One you quite often see on Oxford Street in London.

Casino Chip Steal
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--mEKut6gVI
I had this happen to me in a casino in Tokyo (I won't name it, reputable place in Roppongi). A guy skimming off the top of my chip stacks on the roulette table as he placed his bets. Security spotted him pretty quickly and probably took him out on the street and broke his legs or something...

etc etc...

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 17 Dec 2012 6:46 am

I'm unsure quite why this is so witty, maybe because the response is the polar opposite of that which you expect...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EphcacBt-Mk
The Best Richard Dawkins Moment Ever!

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 19 Dec 2012 12:31 am

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'One dead, two pregnant, five sacked in ‘best ever office Christmas party’

'Employees at an office supply firm in Leatherhead were celebrating today after their annual Christmas party topped their previous record for fatalities, colleague impregnation and on-the-spot dismissals.

‘There’s always a certain pressure to make each year’s Christmas do better than the last,’ said Emma Kirkwood, junior sales assistant at Deskatronic and this year’s party organiser. ‘But in the end it was a triumph. All we could manage last year was a paper-weight induced head injury and two temps having their contracts ended for arson. Janice from reception still isn’t even clear whether her September baby was conceived in-house at our party or outsourced to our supplier’s Christmas bash the week after.’

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[continues at: http://www.newsbiscuit.com/2012/12/17/o ... mas-party/]

p.s. Just to be clear, Newsbiscuit is a website of satirical news articles...

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 19 Dec 2012 9:19 am

JR8 wrote:--------------------------------------
'One dead, two pregnant, five sacked in ‘best ever office Christmas party’

'Employees at an office supply firm in Leatherhead were celebrating today after their annual Christmas party topped their previous record for fatalities, colleague impregnation and on-the-spot dismissals.

‘There’s always a certain pressure to make each year’s Christmas do better than the last,’ said Emma Kirkwood, junior sales assistant at Deskatronic and this year’s party organiser. ‘But in the end it was a triumph. All we could manage last year was a paper-weight induced head injury and two temps having their contracts ended for arson. Janice from reception still isn’t even clear whether her September baby was conceived in-house at our party or outsourced to our supplier’s Christmas bash the week after.’

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[continues at: http://www.newsbiscuit.com/2012/12/17/o ... mas-party/]

p.s. Just to be clear, Newsbiscuit is a website of satirical news articles...


Lol. Until now, there are established organizations that still don't know that The Onion is a satirical news site.

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Postby the lynx » Wed, 19 Dec 2012 9:34 am

nakatago wrote:
JR8 wrote:--------------------------------------
'One dead, two pregnant, five sacked in ‘best ever office Christmas party’

'Employees at an office supply firm in Leatherhead were celebrating today after their annual Christmas party topped their previous record for fatalities, colleague impregnation and on-the-spot dismissals.

‘There’s always a certain pressure to make each year’s Christmas do better than the last,’ said Emma Kirkwood, junior sales assistant at Deskatronic and this year’s party organiser. ‘But in the end it was a triumph. All we could manage last year was a paper-weight induced head injury and two temps having their contracts ended for arson. Janice from reception still isn’t even clear whether her September baby was conceived in-house at our party or outsourced to our supplier’s Christmas bash the week after.’

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[continues at: http://www.newsbiscuit.com/2012/12/17/o ... mas-party/]

p.s. Just to be clear, Newsbiscuit is a website of satirical news articles...


Lol. Until now, there are established organizations that still don't know that The Onion is a satirical news site.


Would you consider North Korea news centre as established? They quoted The Onion in declaring President Kim as the sexiest man alive for 2012.

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 19 Dec 2012 11:00 am

the lynx wrote:
nakatago wrote:
JR8 wrote:--------------------------------------
'One dead, two pregnant, five sacked in ‘best ever office Christmas party’

'Employees at an office supply firm in Leatherhead were celebrating today after their annual Christmas party topped their previous record for fatalities, colleague impregnation and on-the-spot dismissals.

‘There’s always a certain pressure to make each year’s Christmas do better than the last,’ said Emma Kirkwood, junior sales assistant at Deskatronic and this year’s party organiser. ‘But in the end it was a triumph. All we could manage last year was a paper-weight induced head injury and two temps having their contracts ended for arson. Janice from reception still isn’t even clear whether her September baby was conceived in-house at our party or outsourced to our supplier’s Christmas bash the week after.’

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[continues at: http://www.newsbiscuit.com/2012/12/17/o ... mas-party/]

p.s. Just to be clear, Newsbiscuit is a website of satirical news articles...


Lol. Until now, there are established organizations that still don't know that The Onion is a satirical news site.


Would you consider North Korea news centre as established? They quoted The Onion in declaring President Kim as the sexiest man alive for 2012.


Established, yes. It is the state, after all. Credible, no.

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 19 Dec 2012 5:29 pm

nakatago wrote:Lol. Until now, there are established organizations that still don't know that The Onion is a satirical news site.


That was quality :lol:

p.s. The 'Red Meat' cartoon strip I tried to post above came out of a copy of The Onion...

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 20 Dec 2012 5:45 am

Meanwhile in world news... :)

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Man lives in tree for nine months - and won't come down until wife says sorry for cheating on him
- He found wife in bed with man at home in Mumbai
- He took her back to their Varanasi village for apology
- When she refused he climbed a guava tree
- He ate all fruit, now relies on mother to bring snacks
- But villagers say he gets down for strolls when alone



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z2FXKNlkzB

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 21 Dec 2012 2:39 am

Some of these are really spot-on.... hehehehe....
'ANY OF THESE SOUND FAMILIAR? THE BEST 'BRITISH PEOPLE PROBLEMS''

'I live outside the UK so when I say 'With all due respect' nobody realises I’m insulting them'



:lol: Classic !


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/artic ... z2FcPKexHb



edit: punctuation/clarity

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 22 Dec 2012 7:43 am

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Postby x9200 » Sat, 22 Dec 2012 9:21 am

JR8 wrote:Some of these are really spot-on.... hehehehe....
'ANY OF THESE SOUND FAMILIAR? THE BEST 'BRITISH PEOPLE PROBLEMS''

'I live outside the UK so when I say 'With all due respect' nobody realises I’m insulting them'



:lol: Classic !


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/artic ... z2FcPKexHb

With all due respect, British people think that to be polite is a great virtue and they are proud of it and this is the genesis of this article and the list. Yes, it is a great virtue but I don't think this is the full picture and that this is that typical of British.
Firstly, you are typically very polite and balanced in verbal communication but at the same time you are also pretty often clearly sarcastic (if more British in the discussion). You think people don't get it, especially the non-native speakers, but they often do what makes you as a consequence arrogant and rude. Also, it does not take to be British to understand that acting over-politely to the situation is a form of insult. British politeness is very often superficial. It is a ritual that it is expected to be followed (and if you don't you may be seen as rude) but there is no true intention behind to be polite.
Lastly, probably 80% of the "problems" mentioned in the article are also my problems. I wait in a supermarket for people to finish browsing *, while driving I thank people who let me pass the zebra crossing and I ask whether somebody wants the last biscuit and it is often not a rhetoric question. At the same time I am not really polite verbally what is not difficult to notice.

PS. JR8, Yo take it easy wil-ya (just in case).

*) except while in Singapore where I wait 30s and sort of make my way through.

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Postby JR8 » Sun, 23 Dec 2012 2:17 am

No no. It's not that we think you won't get it: Because we presume that you will.

But it is the slow dawning realisation that you don't that is amusing, which is when we laugh at our own presumption.


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