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Post Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 5:54 am 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:One of these days I am going to fly over there just to do some pubbing with you guys. Do you have strippers in the UK?


You would be very welcome!

Oh indeedy do we have strippers.  From the top totty super-expensive type, to rock-bottom pub acts.  Strippers for blokes, strippers for girls.  It is a national pastime and an important part of our cultural heritage   :D


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Post Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 8:43 am 
 

That's why I love you guys. You have all of your priorities in the right place.


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Post Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 10:59 pm 
 

Regarding the new eBay "Shop Victoriously" television advertisment featuring the Fox Hunt for the Evel Knievel Lunchbox...  Although the "fox hunt" depicted in the ad is a somewhat decent analogy to the eBay bidding experience, I find it deficient in one major way.  At the end of the spot, when the "Ugly Betty"-like gal is shown holding the lunchbox aloft and declaring "Shop Victoriously!", if they wanted to truly recreate what it is like on eBay, they'd have some unkempt 300-pound dude with sweat stains under his arms come swooping in at the very last second and rip the lunchbox away from her, knocking her over face-down in the mud and leaving her sobbing...  Now *THAT* would be a good analogy to the eBay experience!

Just my little chit-chatty OT post for the moment...

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Post Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 11:32 pm 
 

bonk! wrote:Regarding the new eBay "Shop Victoriously" television advertisment featuring the Fox Hunt for the Evel Knievel Lunchbox...  Although the "fox hunt" depicted in the ad is a somewhat decent analogy to the eBay bidding experience, I find it deficient in one major way.  At the end of the spot, when the "Ugly Betty"-like gal is shown holding the lunchbox aloft and declaring "Shop Victoriously!", if they wanted to truly recreate what it is like on eBay, they'd have some 300-pound dude with coke-bottle-thick-glasses swoop in at the very last second and rip the lunchbox away from her, knocking her over face-down in the mud and leaving her sobbing...  Now *THAT* would be a good analogy to the eBay experience!

Just my little chit-chatty OT post for the moment...

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:lol:  That made me LOL. Good one!


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Post Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2007 12:46 pm 
 

bonk! wrote:Regarding the new eBay "Shop Victoriously" television advertisment featuring the Fox Hunt for the Evel Knievel Lunchbox...  Although the "fox hunt" depicted in the ad is a somewhat decent analogy to the eBay bidding experience, I find it deficient in one major way.  At the end of the spot, when the "Ugly Betty"-like gal is shown holding the lunchbox aloft and declaring "Shop Victoriously!", if they wanted to truly recreate what it is like on eBay, they'd have some unkempt 300-pound dude with sweat stains under his arms come swooping in at the very last second and rip the lunchbox away from her, knocking her over face-down in the mud and leaving her sobbing...  Now *THAT* would be a good analogy to the eBay experience!

Just my little chit-chatty OT post for the moment...

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How about a red dot appears on her head, a shot is heard, and the back of her headblows out from the sniper's bullet.  The 300 lb slob runs down the hill, rifle in hand, only to be picked off a foot away from the lunchbox.  Let's give the snipers some props.....

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Post Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2007 4:27 pm 
 

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How about a red dot appears on her head, a shot is heard, and the back of her headblows out from the sniper's bullet.  The 300 lb slob runs down the hill, rifle in hand, only to be picked off a foot away from the lunchbox.  Let's give the snipers some props.....

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Sounds good...  That could be in the unrated version.

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Post Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 6:51 pm 
 

I'm too lazy to look myself so perhaps someone can help me out with a simple yes/no answer.

If an ebay auction has a reserve (in the UK this is a minimum of £50) and I bid an amount less than this, can the seller subsequently remove the reserve and hold me to my bid)?

(I ask this cos I sometimes bid £49.99 for a bit of mischief - but I don't want to get burned!!)


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Post Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 11:41 pm 
 

ebay sez...

When a seller lowers the reserve price eBay lowers the maximum (proxy) bid. When the maximum bid is lowered:

A bidder must bid again to meet the new reserve price.
When a seller lowers the reserve price, eBay lowers the maximum (proxy) bid 1.00 below the new reserve price.
A bidder must bid again to confirm interest in the item since the high bidder may have bid on another item when that bidder did not initially meet the reserve price.
The high bidder is not bound to purchase the item; the high bidder must either bid again at or above the new reserve price.

So, the short answer is no.


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Post Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 12:04 am 
 

Thank you very much - I knew Acaeum members would save me doing any work myself!!! (oh, and I've got this big pile of ironing........)


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Post Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 4:49 am 
 

Anyone care to predict the winner of next weekend's Cowboys - Gaytriots game?


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Post Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 7:21 am 
 

bombadil wrote:Anyone care to predict the winner of next weekend's Cowboys - Gaytriots game?


I despise both teams, so I'm hoping for some sort of illness to break out at the stadium and have the back-ups play one another while Brady and Romo are both throwing up in the locker rooms. Nothing serious... just a 24 hr stomach virus.

Barring that, the Pats (Gaytriots  :P ) should win pretty big. They just have a better team and a better coach. And trust me, it sickens me to say the Pats will win anything, so that is a totally unbiased answer...

Pats: 34, Cowboys: 21


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Post Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 8:38 am 
 

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I despise both teams, so I'm hoping for some sort of illness to break out at the stadium...


LOL!~  :lol:

  

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Post Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 8:43 am 
 

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LOL!~  :lol:


personally, i hope its a 0-0 tie with both QBs rushing/passing for the worst in history of the NFL :)

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Post Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:01 am 
 

It depends...  Do the Pats already have all of the Cowboy's game signals on videotape from last year that they can use to cheat-out the win?

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Post Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:18 am 
 

Yes they do, as well as those from next year.


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Post Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:43 am 
 

No, but the Cowboys have theirs. All the other teams still have their video footage of opposing coaches.


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Post Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:46 am 
 

killjoy32 wrote:
personally, i hope its a 0-0 tie with both QBs rushing/passing for the worst in history of the NFL :)

Al


I seriously doubt that will happen Al.  Here is what I foresee:  Tony Romo and Tom Brady will start arguing about who has bagged the hotter model and they will end up getting into a slap fight.  After Tom Brady scratches Tony Romo's face with his 2-day old chin stubble, Romo flies into a rage and stomps Tom's testicles into mush.  As Romo is being escorted off the field he is heard saying "No more bastard kids for you pretty boy."

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Post Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:49 am 
 

Only one problem with that scenario, however likely it is to happen:  Brady's balls are usually in Hoody's mouth.


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Post Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 11:45 am 
 

bombadil wrote:Only one problem with that scenario, however likely it is to happen:  Brady's balls are usually in Hoody's mouth.


ZING! :lol:


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Post Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 12:45 pm 
 

Yikes! A lot of jealousy out there, I see.
The Cowboys are the only other team in the NFL which approaches the stupidly successful formula that Ballichick has: Create a team of tough and INTELLIGENT players, refuse to rely on "studs", and fill the roster with DEPTH.
Back in 2001, I said that Bellie would change the game of football, and I stand by that. Strip Brady out, and Cassel will take his place and function perfectly fine. Strip Moss out, and Welker (who is actually the one who makes the critical catches), Stallworth, Watson and many more will fill the void. Strip out any 2 linebackers, and 2 more will step up and deliver.
To be honest, though I prefer the Pats to win next week, I am fine with losing to Dallas. I detest Owens, who is a whining mule with nowhere near the talent he or anyone else thinks he has, but the rest of the team is solid.


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