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Old July 2nd, 2012, 01:53 PM   #14661
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Balotelli chucking his toys out of the pram at the end was hilarious.

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Old July 2nd, 2012, 03:37 PM   #14662
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I won't say football is boring.
Some matches are, some are really interesting.

But yes, it transformed from being a sport and steering passion, to a money driven business show. Fans are no more fans, but people who go to see a show, like going to the theater and people who search for a place to burn their frustrations.

Teams without money almost don't have a chance anymore to win a competition.
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 04:29 PM   #14663
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Road_UK has a jetpack.
That wouldn't be "on foot" then!
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 04:30 PM   #14664
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Yes, from Mayrhofen you drive or take a bus for 20 minutes to a big lake, and from there its a 2 hour walk to the Pfitscherjoch Hut, which is on Italian soil, but it belongs to the tourist office of Mayrhofen. From the Italian side its accessible by car, from Mayrhofen you have to go round via Brenner. And a lot of locals do that when a mess is being held there, some are too old to walk.
Huh?
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 04:42 PM   #14665
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Huh?
Maybe a "mass"?
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 05:04 PM   #14666
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I won't say football is boring.
Some matches are, some are really interesting.

But yes, it transformed from being a sport and steering passion, to a money driven business show. Fans are no more fans, but people who go to see a show, like going to the theater and people who search for a place to burn their frustrations.

Teams without money almost don't have a chance anymore to win a competition.
A sport is just a sport. People are the problem.
Proof is, now that rugby is gaining popularity in Italy some of the problems previously connected only with football fans are arising.
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 05:10 PM   #14667
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Maybe a "mass"?
Sorry yes, mass... Catholic from head to toe down here...
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 05:30 PM   #14668
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A sport is just a sport. People are the problem.
Proof is, now that rugby is gaining popularity in Italy some of the problems previously connected only with football fans are arising.
Really? I'm surprised as we don't have any problems with hooligans in both forms of the game over here. In fact, rugby is the envy of many football fans as you can stand and watch the game with a beer. Much the same as the Bundesliga.

Come to think of it, we don't have many problems with hooligans at football either. Certainly not in the Premier or Championship.
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 05:31 PM   #14669
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A sport is just a sport. People are the problem.
Proof is, now that rugby is gaining popularity in Italy some of the problems previously connected only with football fans are arising.
Not only people, as in spectators, but also the ones running the federations, leagues, UEFA, FIFA, and not to forget the betting industry. There is so much money involved nowadays that it's not a sport anymore. It's a money making machine sportish show.
And if someone says football in Italy is corrupt and bad, you haven't seen the Romanian, that shit can be called in many ways, but football or sport it's not.
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 05:35 PM   #14670
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Come to think of it, we don't have many problems with hooligans at football either. Certainly not in the Premier or Championship.
Maybe they just give vent to their worst instincts abroad... The only football game I watched live, in a stadium, was some Italy-Wales in Bologna, maybe ten years ago... a friendly match... but Welsh fans devastated the city...

EDIT: It was not a friendly match but a Euro 2000 qualification one...
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 05:40 PM   #14671
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Sorry yes, mass... Catholic from head to toe down here...
I thought you might be mixing languages and talking about a convention (Messe)! Or a mess on the roads.
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Old July 3rd, 2012, 01:32 AM   #14672
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I need to upload pictures from Spain, Switzerland, France, Italy and Netherlands! 4 road trips of pics are on my unorganized pics' folder still...
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Old July 3rd, 2012, 02:01 AM   #14673
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I also have to post pictures (DE, AUT, HU, RO) from my Ingolstadt-Timisoara trip...
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Old July 3rd, 2012, 06:26 PM   #14674
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Are we to busy to enjoy Life?

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If you live in America in the 21st century you’ve probably had to listen to a lot of people tell you how busy they are. It’s become the default response when you ask anyone how they’re doing: “Busy!” “So busy.” “Crazy busy.” It is, pretty obviously, a boast disguised as a complaint. And the stock response is a kind of congratulation: “That’s a good problem to have,” or “Better than the opposite.”

It’s not as if any of us wants to live like this; it’s something we collectively force one another to do.
Notice it isn’t generally people pulling back-to-back shifts in the I.C.U. or commuting by bus to three minimum-wage jobs who tell you how busy they are; what those people are is not busy but tired. Exhausted. Dead on their feet. It’s almost always people whose lamented busyness is purely self-imposed: work and obligations they’ve taken on voluntarily, classes and activities they’ve “encouraged” their kids to participate in. They’re busy because of their own ambition or drive or anxiety, because they’re addicted to busyness and dread what they might have to face in its absence.

Almost everyone I know is busy. They feel anxious and guilty when they aren’t either working or doing something to promote their work. They schedule in time with friends the way students with 4.0 G.P.A.’s make sure to sign up for community service because it looks good on their college applications. I recently wrote a friend to ask if he wanted to do something this week, and he answered that he didn’t have a lot of time but if something was going on to let him know and maybe he could ditch work for a few hours. I wanted to clarify that my question had not been a preliminary heads-up to some future invitation; this was the invitation. But his busyness was like some vast churning noise through which he was shouting out at me, and I gave up trying to shout back over it.

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Old July 3rd, 2012, 08:01 PM   #14675
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As writer was talking about me ...
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Old July 3rd, 2012, 11:12 PM   #14676
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Today I was for the first time in my life in general anaesthesia. It's funny how you pass out in a minute.

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Old July 3rd, 2012, 11:19 PM   #14677
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Today I was for the first in my life in general anaesthesia. It's funny how you pass out in a minute.
I also was in general anasthesia about 1.5 years ago for a surgery. I felt like druged during the next 3 days. I barely could walk while my head was like this ->
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Old July 3rd, 2012, 11:34 PM   #14678
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Yeah, it's a bit weird. I was poking jokes when I woke up:

Me: Wanna know what I was dreaming?
Others: Sure, tell us!
Me: I don't know.
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Old July 4th, 2012, 09:44 AM   #14679
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Today I was for the first in my life in general anaesthesia. It's funny how you pass out in a minute.
Everything all right?

I did a joke to my girlfriend some years ago. Se falls asleep very quickly, so one night I said: "Let's do like in the movies, when the doctor says 'count from 10 to 1' and then applies the anaesthetic, and the patient goes '10, 9, 8...' and then falls asleep. But I give you more time, so let's start from 50".

She fell asleep while saying "47".


My grandmother, many years ago, after waking up from anaesthesia was terrified by the hospital cooking, because she believed that German soldiers from WWII were in the kitchen...

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They found Higgs boson, at 5 sigma level of confidence.

This is history of science, I'm very excited. Higgs himself was on the verge of tears at conference in Geneva.

Amazing.
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