Discussion in 'Off-Topic English' started by ShaeKonnit, Jan 15, 2018.
You might have a gangster in your hands
Is there the "Yo Mudaffucka" button?
I thought she was badass but now I'm kinda worried.
@ShaeKonnit, mine is just a month older and she's about the same. My sister works at her daycare and has regaled us with tales of her taking other kids to the mat because they get too close to her baby or Bär.
Such excellent comedic timing.
I was never a sports fan growing up, football was a tedious game that lasted about a million years subjective time only to end in a 1 - 1 draw, rugby was more entertaining but had very little back and forth, and then there was cricket, which is, well, cricket.
A couple of years ago though my better half and I started to get interested in the Ice Hockey (the natural choice for people living on a tropical island) and it turns out that not only is it fairly entertaining with lots of back and forth play, enough defense that each goal is celebrated but scores that can't usually be counted on one hand, and some impressive speed, but the NHL itself is also full of rediculous WTF moments.
Passing aside the fact that the NHL was formed by members of another league who didn't like the owner of the Toronto teams so left to form their own league without telling him, one of the most gloriously stupid rules is the backup emergency goalie.
NHL teams have two goalies, generally only one will play during a match with the other resting, or sitting on the bench in case the primary gets hurt.
Hockey is a physical game, but hits on goalies are severely punished, and they wear enough protection they rarely get hurt by accident.
But what happens if both goalies get hurt during the same match? It's extremely rare but it can happen. Do they postpone the game? Play without a goalie? Put a player from another position in the Michelin man suit to take over?
No, those would be sensible options, instead they see if there's any registered amateur goalies nearby and suit them up. Yep, they literally turn to the crowd and shout "can anyone here play in goal?".
This happened this weekend, and they found a registered amateur goalie, only it wasn't a crowd member but the driver of the Zamboni ice cleaning machine.
Even better, it's the away team that lost their goalies, so this guy, who is in his forties, is kitted up to play against the team he works for.
Then they win the game!
So a random amateur goalie who's day job is driving the Zamboni now holds the record for the oldest player to win their first NHL game, and his stick is being put into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Hey good for him. Everyone likes an under dog
It'not really a "random goalie" they find in the public : NHL teams have various selection processes to elect their emergency goalies for a season. It's one of the best part of hockey IMHO. The blackhawks' emergency goalie did a pretty good job few years back. He was an a countant. Miracle happens.
Covid-19 case confirmed in my company (not the site I'm located but a one nearby) yesterday and still no communication from RH at this time.
I think this is the kind of case where it makes sense to say : "Ok, we'll have a call tomorrow morning to see how we will communicate. Le'ts just go home and have a nice evening at home first."
I like how they gave it the name covid-19 to reduce confusion, but every media outlet still says coronavirus....
My understanding is coronavirus is a generic name and covid-19 is the personal name of this one (being part of the previous generic category).
It could be called "lil' flu" or "cuty cold" or whatever, still no sign of HR communication.
Check them, they probably escaped to sterile bunker.
The distinction is that "coronavirus" is still used to talk about the virus itself (yes, it's confusing as there are many types of coronavirus, though I regularly hear "novel coronavirus" these days), and COVID-19 (short for "COronaVIrus Disease - 2019") is used to talk about the disease caused by it.
There's also the fact that Coronavirus is the term most people are familiar with. If they started using COVID-19 everywhere, people would panic (even more than now) and think there a SECOND disease going around.
Bye bye toilet paper AND tissues if that happens.
Buuut only because the media kept saying coronavirus for weeks after the thing was actually named and wouldn't bother to explain it's the same thing . Hooray(!)
Like Ebola. How many people know there's five strains of it? Not many because the lazy tools on CNN and the BBC just talk about 'ebola' without distinction.
I feel that what news companies actually do is selling emotions (and sometimes selling air time to those willing to be heard). And they sell them to people who are generally more focused to their immediate concerns even as they listen to news. It makes sense that they don't bother to spend extra effort to get specifics right when doing so doesn't improve responses and can actually be detrimental to maintaining reference points in audience's mind.
(yeah, it's musings of just some random armchair media "expert", carry on)
Israeli players: Oh wow I didn't know we were playing Scotland behind closed doors.
Scotland players: Actually this is our biggest crowd in years.
My office has been put on remote working.
Which is going to be interesting as I'm the on-site IT support.
Not sure I'm going to have much to do, though I'm off anyway until Friday.
Get that painting going, I guess!
I'm support for sw and hw. I'm on remote too. And this week I'm on leave.
BTW... I'm the only one doing my job in a running site of 300+ people...