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  1. Well, now that people amazingly enough FINALLY agreed with me and declassified Pluto as a planet :) it brings up an interesting problem with Doctor Who history. :lol: Is Mondas the 10th planet anymore? Technically, I guess since Mondas entered Earth's orbit in 1986. ;) The interesting thing, though, is with the new IAU definitions of a planet that caused the declassification of Pluto, it puts 3 objects in the running for planetary status, thus pumping up the number of planets in the system of Sol to 11. One of these, Ceres, was actually called a planet for a long time, until it was declassified as an asteroid around 1845, with the discovery of Neptune. :D So, Ceres might become a planet again, and, there's the interesting case of 2003UB313. Somehow, I doubt that people will accept a world called 2003UB313. :wink: Plus, if it's inhabited, what do you call the visitors should they come here? The 2003B313ians? :unsure: Thus, to keep the name, I recommend that 2003UB313 be renamed... Mondas. :thumbup:



    I reckon we go with the alternate universe theory again :) It could well be the Tenth planet in another universe just not in this one.


    Just as an aside, I sometimes forget how groundbreaking that story was. It was the first time we really found out just how alien the Dr was. Great story, and you just have to love the Cybermen in this one :D


    As for the name, I go with Douglas on this! Rupert is a great name for a planet!!! :D

  2. Those are the ex Zimmie boys who fled from Mugabe, right?



    Yeah, thats the fellas. Decent players who got fed up with Mugabe and came to live here.


    You've gotta be fuckin joking!!! That is baseball on a cricket pitch.


    Much more fun than that! There were a few geust players for Lancashire, Lehman made 49 but didnt run many singles :whistling: Chris Cairns smashed a few enourmous sixes and Strauss made a quick fifty and England won by one run. All contrived to give the crowd a tight finish and they even allowed the 13 year old mascot to come on as sub fielder. Vikram Solanka had a great game, out first ball and went for three sixes and three fours in one over! Hilarious! :D

  3. By the time a fast bowler has completed his delivery, he's almost standing under the batsman's cap, snorting metaphorical obscenities at him!
    Theres nothing metaphorical about the things ive been called on the field :( Had some fearfully obscene abuse from an Aussie pro a few years ago, but then he was the first one to applaud and say well batted when I got to fifty and he bought the first round in the bar, turned out to be a great bloke but thought my sister was a crap shag! :huh:


    I believe they are all fit for 2006-7. The ACB have hired about 100 prostitutes for Warnie - 1 for every day of the summer - so that should keep him happy. Simone has left the mansion now, so he's free to root whomever he wants whenever he wants. This is good for Warnie, and what's good for Warnie is good for cricket!


    He might lose some weight with all the shagging he will get to do!!!( =))=))


    But so does McGrath falling on a cricket ball 2 minutes before the 2nd test.


    With him you would have won the series in my view, he wasnt fit when he came back and Lee didnt seem to get to grips with leading the attack, he only looked really threatening just before lunch on the last day at the Oval when he had KP in all sorts of trouble. If KP had of gone then he would have blown us away.


    McGrath is the key man this winter, without him to back-up Warne the bowling looks weak as does ours without Flintoff. Should be a damn good series, cant wait to see warne bowling at Ali Cook, he doesnt have a clue against quality spin so Warne should have no trouble gettin him if he's brought on early enough.


    Off to Old Trafford tomorrow evening to see England against Lancashire in a 20/20 game as long as the rain holds off <_< It's supposed to be a warm up for the one day series................................. :

  4. Blu, try as I might, I could never put it better than that. Somebody that has never lived and loved the game can never understand the passion, the pressure, the ecstasy and the agony that can all be experienced in a single day of test cricket. It meant so much to me when we regained the Ashes that I did shed a tear, and we all hugged each other in the pub as the umpires removed the bails at the Oval last year. This year when the umps removed the bails we all shook our heads and wondered what the hell was going on :/


    I guess you are talking about Warnes catch at the Oval? That was a pivotal moment for us and I felt for the fella. He was superb at Old Trafford when he got 91, to a man the crowd stood an applauded him off all the way to the pavillion. He was head and shoulders above the rest of your team and really deserved a hundred that day. I only hope we can get a full fit team on the field this winter, I have never known injuries like it :/ Vaughan and Simon Jones are very doubtfull and they are both key players. Do you reckon McGrath will play? It will be a diffrent game with him playing, much tougher proposition with him than without.


    I'd love to be there to watch it, but I already have two holidays and a cricket tour booked next year and the finances just wont run to it. :(

  5. Good old Daryl, he's a bloody good umpire. :/


    Have to feel a bit sorry for the Pakistanis, they get a wicket and the umpires check the ball and it's fine, 15 minutes later the condition has changed so much that they are accused of cheating and the ball is changed. Seems like they didnt think that KP hitting a couple of sixes into the concrete stands wouldnt affect the state of the ball. A bad situation, badly handled by the umpires and officials. A bad day for cricket. :(

  6. I got the original Moby Dick out of The Times, it is one of my all time favourite films and I would have bought it if I could have found it a decent price. HMV wanting ?14.99 for a film made in 1956 is downright scandolous! Although Amazon have it at ?4.99 plus P&P. I guess there is some truth in the article though. :/

  7. Maybe the shuttle is larger on the inside than it is the outside? =)) The Daleks did have that technology in The Chase.



    Remembrance is a favorite of mine. It works in so well past Dalek history together. I like McCoy. He rolls his R's a little too much :) but, other than that, I don't have a problem.



    Resurrection was a disappointment for me. Saward is highly overrated, IMO. While he did craft an excellent story with Earthshock, I've yet to see any other of his that were any good. :lol:


    Ha! Never thought of that! >_< It seemed pretty small though when the Dr and the gang were in there though.


    The biggest disapointment with Ressurection is the acting, some of it is appaling! :( Rodney Bewes is really bad, and some of the minor characters are ropey too. I sometimes think that a lot of bad things that happened to the show could be laid at John Nathan-Turners door. I felt he really lost his way during the Colin Baker years, although to be honest he did genuinley care about the programme and was only trying to take it in new directions. He certainly didnt get on well with Saward anyway.

  8. Watched Rememberance of the Daleks at the weekend, I'd forgotten how good McCoy could be when he was at his best. Never my Favourite Dr, but good in this story. Still cant quite work out how they fitted all those Daleks and the SW Dalek into that small shuttle craft though!! Ordered Ressurection of the Daleks and it should be here tomorrow. :D

  9. Thats the place! And I am a mongrel! Half Welsh, half English! :D
    Wenglish? :blink:



    Almost Shamus - we call them "Bastards" =))



    Mr bastard to you, you scouse git!! :D

  10. A few years ago there was a shooting in the town I live in, a small market town with a population of a couple of thousand. Three postal inspectors visited a local postmans house investigating undelivered mail, he opened the door and shot one dead and left the another fighting for his life, fortunatley he survived. The postie who pulled



    Imagine, if you will, this same situation had the gunman not been allowed to arm himself in the first place. Regardless of the hype, rhetoric and bullshit associated with the pro-gun movement, you'll not be able to convince me that firearms should be the province of any idiot who passes a dodgy exam and a criminal record check.



    I'm with you all the way on that. It's funny how many people came out of the woodwork afterwards to say how weird he was at school and that they couldnt belive that he was allowed guns. Police checks mean nothing, seems like the guy was a weirdo and always had been but there was no way of the police knowing this so he was granted a licence.

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