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Re: MBDM 2012 - Heats - Overview

Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:33 am
by Mikes
I wish. I have to thank cricket for getting me to stop watching television. You never know how long the schedule's going to be disrupted in a summer.

Re: MBDM 2012 - Heats - Overview

Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:08 pm
by strawman
Etymologically speaking, I wonder if this is origin of the sense of "Where'd everyone go?" in

*crickets*

Re: MBDM 2012 - Heats - Overview

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:06 am
by Christi
strawman wrote:ASID is right about the correct analogy being baseball. And although Christi didn't mention it, the analogous game down there is Cricket. Which, if you've ever watched, is to baseball as MBDM is to WWII. Except WWII had more comprehensible rules.
I did think about that, but the rules of cricket are not merely stupid, they are STOOPID!!!
I don’t think introducing the Duckworth Lewis system to Megabeasts is something to be considered! It may have worked in WWII though.

Re: MBDM 2012 - Heats - Overview

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:12 am
by Christi
Mikes wrote:I wish. I have to thank cricket for getting me to stop watching television. You never know how long the schedule's going to be disrupted in a summer.
The thing about cricket is that it provides a lot of beer drinking opportunity, and thats what life is about in SA - cricket, beer, rugby (let's not even get started on that) and of course the BRAAI - which is, in itself another beer drinking opportunity.

Re: MBDM 2012 - Heats - Overview

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:31 pm
by strawman
Christi wrote:
Mikes wrote:I wish. I have to thank cricket for getting me to stop watching television. You never know how long the schedule's going to be disrupted in a summer.
The thing about cricket is that it provides a lot of beer drinking opportunity, and thats what life is about in SA - cricket, beer, rugby (let's not even get started on that) and of course the BRAAI - which is, in itself another beer drinking opportunity.
The Drabblecast is in favor of beer drinking opportunities, which is evidenced by MBDM's B-Sides podcast. And the idea of throwing the losers on the barbee suggests another beer-drinking opportunity.

Re: MBDM 2012 - Heats - Overview

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:39 pm
by Mikes
On a side note, I actually have a BBQ large enough to fit a grown man inside. Just bear that in mind, everyone :wink:

Re: MBDM 2012 - Heats - Overview

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:03 am
by strawman
They apparently don't call it Down Under for nothing.

Re: MBDM 2012 - Heats - Overview

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:40 pm
by Christi
so the rules don't really matter, as long as there is beer and flame grilled meat involved?... sounds about rite.
Sounds like you have a good BBQ Mikes, our BRAAI (because thats what its called) can flame grill you over coals or gas - and can fit an entire cow in it with the horns still attached. Just BEAR that in mind... :D

Re: MBDM 2012 - Heats - Overview

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:51 pm
by strawman
How can you tell a South Afrikan from a zombie?
The South Afrikan cooks its Braiins before eating.

Re: MBDM 2012 - Heats - Overview

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:20 pm
by Christi
They taste like marrow....yum

Re: MBDM 2012 - Heats - Overview

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:04 pm
by Mikes
How do you get the cow in there first? A trail of grass?

Re: MBDM 2012 - Heats - Overview

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:22 pm
by Christi
You have to make it moooove. The manhooofering around, the horns is the tricky bit!
(no, I wont apologize for the lame-ass pun)

Re: MBDM 2012 - Heats - Overview

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:58 pm
by StalinSays
Christi wrote:You have to make it moooove. The manhooofering around, the horns is the tricky bit!
(no, I wont apologize for the lame-ass pun)
Save those puns, they're precious - we have 15 new beasts to mind to! Manhoofers could be a champion!

Re: MBDM 2012 - Heats - Overview

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:09 pm
by Mikes
Manhoofers sounds like a gay, German cowboy. Or some US midwest band mixing bluegrass with progrock.

Re: MBDM 2012 - Heats - Overview

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:09 pm
by Mikes
The Manhoofers would probably open for Beck.

Re: MBDM 2012 - Heats - Overview

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:11 pm
by StalinSays
Mikes wrote:The Manhoofers would probably open for Beck.
Of this there can be no doubt.