Justified & Ancient
- Nov 2, 2019
which makes me wonder why they chose to build one....
Mnnnnnnnnnnnn ... the non-popular sport of Quiddich, formed after the rise of popularity in Harry Potter books."First played in 1902, Korfball is a ball sport, with similarities to netball and basketball.
It is played by two teams of eight players with four female players and four male players in each team.
The objective is to throw a ball into a netless basket that is mounted on a 3.5 m high pole."
I wonder why it never gained popularity?
Oh that's right - it sounds terrible.
Somebody back in 1902 decided to smoosh together different sports but what they failed to take into consideration is something I call 'The Sofabed Problem'.
The premise of which is that a sofabed, whilst trying to be two different things simultaneously, is no good at either.
Sofabeds ultimately are uncomfortable to sit on, and impossible to get a good nights sleep on.
wasn't there some central american sport that was kinda like soccer, but with the goal being a stone ring attached to a wall?Mnnnnnnnnnnnn ... the non-popular sport of Quiddich, formed after the rise of popularity in Harry Potter books.
I will admit to an interest in trying to organise 'live action' games of jugger - after the low-key 80's film with Rutger Hauer "Salute of the Jugger". It did happen ... but didn't take off.
And if you lost, your team would be sacrificedFor that one I believe you would hit the ball with your elbows, knees or head. It was an aztec thing.
I seem to recall that it was in the film 'Apocalypto'. But I might have misremembered.For that one I believe you would hit the ball with your elbows, knees or head. It was an aztec thing.
Could you get good odds on a nil-nil draw?Oddly I believe it was if you won that your team would be sacrificed.
wasn't there some central american sport that was kinda like soccer, but with the goal being a stone ring attached to a wall?
What the heck is that?Small act of stupidity:
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Yeah, it looks like red tarmac, but it's water covered in something.What the heck is that?
In my job there are so many Health and Safety rules it's a wonder anything gets done.This is what I often assert when I hear someone moaning "Of course, you can't do that 'cos of health and safety gone mad!"
Health and Safety rules are common sense - but the reason it needs to be spelled out is because a lot of people don't have common sense. If you tell someone "don't do that - it's dangerous", you hear the reply "Don't tell ME what to do!"
It's what he did on the pavement later that caused the trouble.It's not just about Health & Safety - it's about 'appreciating' the level of public understanding.
Example 1: When we made dog treats for sale, we used human-grade ingredients (usually purchased from local shops etc.) One we had them in our kitchen - which had to be for animal food production only - they became 'animal by-products' and had to be disposed of as such.
Now, this seperation of 'animal food' kitchen and 'human' kitchen may sound silly but the regulations surrounding our industry applied to both small producers as well as the massive mass-production factories - most of the latter using some very hazardous materials. It was this potential of cross-contamination that dictated the regulation.
Example 2: As part of our inspections carried out by both DEFRA and Trading Standards, we had to have a clear and easy-to-read sign declaring that our products were for animal consumption only. Sure, by law our products had to be safe for human consumption, and our shop branding combined with the surroundings indicated that it was a supplier of dog food. But several times, customers came in and hadn't realised it was all for dogs. One notable incident was when a surly bloke walked in, asked for a piece of clearly-labelled "Dog Chocolate Brownie", paid the money and walked out eating it.
My lips are sealed.AFAIK 'dog food' (et al) has to be able to be eaten by humans as well, by law. Especially the tinned stuff.
Or is that one of those 'things someone told me'?
Try rubbing some of that special oil on them - should help.My lips are sealed.
Have you ever had a dog? Most love sweet things. They probably don’t get too much sweet stuff in their diet so it’s a treat.Why would a dog want a chocolate cake?
Is this not a large-ish act of stupidity on the part of the urban designers who lined the canal (or whatever ilk of waterway it is) with something pedestrian friendly like these stairs and not some kind of railing? Where are the bridges? If the water looked like water, what are the locals expected to do there? What does one do with stairs if not walk up and down them? These questions of mine would hearken back to the discussion of and my imbecility regarding the London ferry landing approach that was mistaken for a bridge across the Thames, EXCEPT: This canal does not compare favorably with Canal St Martin in Paris, which is recognizable as water (where the water shows) and provides a pleasant park environment for the urban dweller (and tourist). And you have to try hard to fall in.Small act of stupidity:
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