Last post on May 23, 2013 at 9:51 AM
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#16962 of 17119 Re: Superbowl [hondafriek]
Feb 06, 2013 (3:05 am)
My colleague who is very enthusiastic at the Hurling has appeared today, with nose unbroken (they now wear helmets with faceguards), but big toe broken. Perversely, it is not stick damage but someone trod on his foot!
There is quite an active league here in Melbourne with about seven teams competing regularly. The Irish economy is so dire that many young professionals have left the country (purportedly more than during the potato famine!) and we have hired quite a few; well educated and fit in easily to Australian life. My interview technique now includes the standard question (relevant because social skills are very important in our work) of "Do you like a beer?". Invariably, the response is "Well, I'm Irish!" So far, 12 from 12 interviews.
#16963 of 17119 Re: Superbowl [grahampeters]
Feb 06, 2013 (3:12 pm)
Graham, I have always claimed that to play hurling or Gaelic football you had to be a little nuts. On a danger scale from one to ten I would rate hurling about a nine, and Gaelic football about a seven.
Yeah The Irish economy is sad, The western Canadian provinces, mainly Alberta,regularly have job fairs in Ireland to attract the brightest and best.
#16965 of 17119 Re: How the GT-86 & BRZ came about [rsholland]
Feb 13, 2013 (4:06 pm)
Interesting to see the resistance and even the expectation of resistance to cooperate. We assume they share tech freely, seems that's far from true (usually).
#16966 of 17119 Re: How the GT-86 & BRZ came about [ateixeira]
Feb 13, 2013 (6:08 pm)
Ah, but the end result was worth all the effort, for sure.
As impractical as it is for where I live, I sure do want one of those.
#16967 of 17119 Re: How the GT-86 & BRZ came about [xwesx]
Feb 14, 2013 (8:30 am)
Yeah, Miata was a selfish purchase, there's no way I could get away with another one.
#16968 of 17119 Re: How the GT-86 & BRZ came about [ateixeira]
Feb 14, 2013 (10:22 am)
Maybe you could sell it on the "back seats?"
I'll probably be able to get away with a selfish purchase in the next ten years, but not yet.
#16969 of 17119 Re: How the GT-86 & BRZ came about [xwesx]
Feb 14, 2013 (1:58 pm)
Look how fuel efficient they are - it's almost a hybrid...
#16970 of 17119 Re: How the GT-86 & BRZ came about [ateixeira]
Feb 14, 2013 (2:31 pm)
I just found out that Ford finally committed to the Fiesta ST! Okay, I'm feeling very selfish all of a sudden.
I really like my Fiesta, but I've wanted the ST since day one. I might actually trade out for the ST. Darn it; I'm usually so stinkin' practical.
#16971 of 17119 Re: How the GT-86 & BRZ came about [xwesx]
Feb 14, 2013 (2:49 pm)
4 seater, 4 doors, FWD, psssh - you're almost being TOO reasonable.