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Taz
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Message 75 of 291 (565014)
06-14-2010 11:04 AM


I hear that Honda is better than Toyota. Anyone else know what I mean?

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Message 77 of 291 (565025)
06-14-2010 11:50 AM
Reply to: Message 76 by AZPaul3
06-14-2010 11:18 AM


You're not watching the current world cup match are you ?

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Taz
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Message 81 of 291 (565190)
06-15-2010 12:38 PM
Reply to: Message 79 by AZPaul3
06-15-2010 12:21 AM


AZPaul writes:

Not like it's real football or anything. So I'm not missing anything important except maybe the car commercials.


Haha, not the commercial. The guy who scored and therefore won for Japan was name Honda.

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Taz
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Message 99 of 291 (565468)
06-17-2010 1:33 AM


browse EvC World Cup Style
http://www.vuvuzela-time.co.uk/...um.net/cgi-bin/Threads.cgi

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Taz
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Message 106 of 291 (565561)
06-18-2010 12:39 AM


Tying the world cup to the EvC topic
I never thought I'd be able to tie the world cup event to what we normally discuss here at EvC. Amazing how the world keeps proving me wrong...

http://g.sports.yahoo.com/...intl_ap-wcup-familykilling.html

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JOHANNESBURG (AP)—Police say a South African man who wanted to watch a World Cup match instead of a religious program was beaten to death by his family in the northeastern part of the country.

David Makoeya, a 61-year-old man from the small village of Makweya, Limpopo province, fought with his wife and two children for the remote control on Sunday because he wanted to watch Germany play Australia in the World Cup. The others, however, wanted to watch a gospel show.

“He said, ‘No, I want to watch soccer,”’ police spokesman Mothemane Malefo said Thursday. “That is when the argument came about.

“In that argument, they started assaulting him.”

Malefo said Makoeya got up to change the channel by hand after being refused the remote control and was attacked by his 68-year-old wife Francina and two children, 36-year-old son Collin and 23-year-old daughter Lebogang.

Malefo said he was not sure what the family used to kill Makoeya.

“It appears they banged his head against the wall,” Malefo said. “They phoned the police only after he was badly injured, but by the time the police arrived the man was already dead.”

All three were arrested Sunday night, but Lebogang was released on $200 bail Tuesday, Malefo said. The other two are still being held in custody.

Malefo said the mother and son will reappear in the local Seshego Magistrates Court on July 27.

“He was always a happy man, never violent,” Makoeya’s nieces, Miriam and Anna, told the Daily Sun newspaper. “On Saturday, we saw him the last time at a funeral.”

The World Cup, being played in Africa for the first time, started Friday and runs through July 11. Although most the tickets for the 64-game tournament have been sold, many in South Africa are too poor to attend matches.


Somehow, some people have managed to mix the world cup together with religion and outcomes a dead body. Incredible...


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Taz
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Message 121 of 291 (565604)
06-18-2010 11:05 AM


Who else thinks Slovenia is hiding weapons of mass destruction? It's time we stop tolerating their deceit and invade. Acting as the world's policeman, we must invade!

Added by edit.

PS - it's now 2-1. If we manage to get another one in, we might not have to invade afterall

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Message 123 of 291 (565615)
06-18-2010 11:51 AM
Reply to: Message 122 by onifre
06-18-2010 11:45 AM


Re: USA should be 3-2
You took the words right out of my mouth.

This is why I have always supported an analysis panel that looks at what the cameras capture and decide in cases like this. The slovs were holding tightly (with hands) to the American players and the ref did absolutely nothing about it.


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Message 132 of 291 (565640)
06-18-2010 3:16 PM
Reply to: Message 130 by Hyroglyphx
06-18-2010 2:38 PM


Re: Missed the game
We both know the referee hates America. They used the excuse that Bradley was fouled, but then did absolutely nothing about the foul itself except to use it as an excuse to rob the American team of the point.

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Taz
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Message 141 of 291 (565728)
06-19-2010 8:05 PM


rape-axe
I'm gonna try to get one of these some time.

http://www.thefirstpost.co.uk/...000-rape-axe-barbed-condoms

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A doctor wants to give out 30,000 anti-rape devices in South Africa
By David Cairns
LAST UPDATED 3:19 PM, APRIL 28, 2010

ShareA South African inventor is seeking international donations so she can distribute 30,000 barbed condoms designed to thwart rapists ahead of the World Cup, to be held in South Africa in June.

Dr Sonnet Ehlers encountered fierce criticism from feminist groups when she first developed the 'Rape-aXe' anti-rape device five years ago and has not yet managed to bring her pet project into commercial production. It has never been tested on a live subject.

The Rape-aXe, as reported in the First Post in 2007 when it was called Rapex, looks like a thick condom – transparent, with rows of barbed teeth on its inside surface. Ehlers describes it as looking like a tampon, complete with applicator. It is intended that a woman would insert it into her vagina, where Ehlers says it sits, "very comfortable, very soft – she won't feel it".

If a woman wearing a Rape-aXe is raped, Ehlers believes, the device will latch onto the assailant's penis. She expects a would-be rapist to withdraw immediately in pain and surprise, taking the barbed condom with him like a sort of tag. Critically in a country with an HIV infection rate of almost 18 per cent among adults, Ehlers does not want her barbs to draw blood. She explains: "The hooks penetrate through the skin [but] do not go into the spongy tissue."

The Rape-aXe will now be latched onto the penis and can only be safely removed by a doctor. Speaking to Radio Netherlands Worldwide (RNW) this month, the inventor said that, as the rapist reels with surprise, there should be an opportunity for his victim to "jump up and run".

Ehlers describes the assailant's subsequent plight: "He cannot run after you... [The Rape-aXe] attached to the penis during erection,

Read more: http://www.thefirstpost.co.uk/...arbed-condoms#ixzz0rLZgdUkF



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Taz
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Message 148 of 291 (565826)
06-21-2010 10:35 AM
Reply to: Message 147 by Jumped Up Chimpanzee
06-21-2010 10:29 AM


Re: rape-axe
Can I swipe your idea and patent it as The Ultimate Motivator For Athletes? If it works, I'll buy my own island with it.

PS - Who else really feel sorry for North Korea? Lost to Portugal by... drum roll... 7 goals.

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Taz
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Message 152 of 291 (565845)
06-21-2010 12:23 PM
Reply to: Message 150 by caffeine
06-21-2010 11:43 AM


Re: Missed the game
caffeine writes:

No, the referee blew for a different foul by a US player. Who is supposed to have committed it is not clear, as it wasn't evident to anybody except the ref.


The fact of the matter is there were dozens, if not hundreds, of cameras pointing at the field at every possible angle, and not a single person in the world could see anything wrong with that goal... except the referee. In fact, like one of the coaches, I saw at least two penalty kick offenses committed by Slovenian players.

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Taz
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Message 185 of 291 (566263)
06-23-2010 8:53 PM
Reply to: Message 182 by Hyroglyphx
06-23-2010 2:16 PM


Re: The standings
Hyroglyphx writes:

And the worst team in the history of the sport goes to North Korea, whose goalkeeper, I am convinced, will be promptly executed (if he hasn't been already).


I'm pretty sure they will all be disappeared.

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Taz
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Message 193 of 291 (566363)
06-24-2010 11:51 AM


I swear, it's like Italy only learned how to suck cock during their practice for this year's match.

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Taz
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Message 206 of 291 (566573)
06-25-2010 12:07 PM
Reply to: Message 205 by Hyroglyphx
06-25-2010 11:51 AM


Re: Calling all Canadians
Canada airs the matches for free for its citizens, so I'm guessing it is a lot more popular there. In fact, the US is the only country in the world that doesn't air the matches for free. You either have to watch online at espn3, buy cable, or only catch 6 games on abc. This is an embarrassment!

I've been watching the matches on espn3.


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Taz
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Message 217 of 291 (566769)
06-27-2010 1:07 AM
Reply to: Message 216 by Huntard
06-26-2010 5:01 PM


Re: Yanks...
I heard that Ghana has illegally developed nuclear weapons. The best course of action right now for us is a full preemptive strike against this evil threat against freedom. We need to save the world from Ghana's evil by wiping it off the face of the Earth.

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