Because the Super Bowl halftime show sucks - NSROT [18]

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  1. Case

    Case Member

    May 5, 2004
    Cambridge, England
    as in u worked 16 hours straight:eek:

    2 things frm them Everton Pompey game

    Tim Cahill is still awesome at 3rd runner headers.
    David James is a calamity and must not play for England again, PLEEEEEEEEEASE Franny Ford!!!
    EDIT: Oh yea, and keep Solitude Campbell the hell away from MY England team also
     
  2. quixoticelixir42

    quixoticelixir42 New Member

    Jun 24, 2007
    NY
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    didn't someone here call David James the best keeper in the world a couple weeks back?
     
  3. Case

    Case Member

    May 5, 2004
    Cambridge, England
    Yuhuh and it's days like today that help (once again) prove case correct and alternative opinions invalid....
     
  4. Dr.Phil

    Dr.Phil Member+

    Jan 18, 2004
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No 2 days 8hrs each day lol

    and Cahill is awesome. One of my favorite players in the EPL
     
  5. appleCORR7

    appleCORR7 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    UK
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    You are complaining about working 2 8 hour shifts on different days? haha!! Welcome to the real world! I'm working 16 hour shifts at the minutes and it sucks!

    appleCORR
     
  6. Skizz

    Skizz Guest

    Quit moaning and get a 9 to 5 then!!! :p
     
  7. Case

    Case Member

    May 5, 2004
    Cambridge, England
    Yea thats typical NHS, I bet a competent BUPA nurse could do all apps work in one shift, she just slacks off and claims double the money!!! It's people like her milking the system that means public health care is in the state it is, so much for her hypocritical oaf.... ;):D

    Phil, what kind of Dr works at costco? 8 hr shifts, currently I work a 15hr/week part-time job, a 30hr/week job and am "acting up" whilst my boss is being replaced and fulfilling ALL her duties, a job allocated 38hrs/week. So technically im doing 83hrs/week however due to employment law have BS am not allowed to work more than 60, so not only do I gotta do 2 peoples work i gotta do it in less time...Not to get too deep into who gets paid what, but im doing over £70ks worth of job for SUBSTANTIALLY less, in less time and with less support...

    Rant over(ish)

    Incidentally, for us brits, anyone on BUPA? Im offered a hefty 55% discount thru my employer, dunno I technically agree with private health but having heard some bad things of late about NHS (my experiences have always been fine mind you, SO FAR), I may sell-out and buy in. Thoughts?
     
  8. thebigman

    thebigman Member+

    May 25, 2006
    Birmingham
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    private healthcare is infinitely better than nhs because of the massive amounts of money involved

    i have nothing but admiration for people like apps who work ridiculous hours, cleaning up after ungrateful cnuts for what is, pay in peanuts for the work involved!

    however, the general treatment and aftercare private is amazing

    my nan had her hip replaced privately and it went smooth as shit, brilliant care/meals/help after

    however, on the nhs she had her knee done, the waiting list was massive so she waited for 6 or 9 months, the operation went ok i think but she wasnt treated properly after, her leg is now red and swollen and blistering, the nurse diddnt even dress the leg properly

    apps, i dont know intricately, but how poorly funded is the nhs generally? when u hear that the gov takes 66p of tax from every litre of fuel sold and u hear shell made 12 billion last year, u start to wonder where the money is going, or is nhs pure lottery funding?
     
  9. appleCORR7

    appleCORR7 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    UK
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Well im working in A+E at the moment. And i do know that if patient 'breaches' and in the dept for 4+ hours then the hospital gets charged £1,000 and sometimes there isn't anything you can do about it because there are no beds for them to go into.

    appleCORR
     
  10. Dr.Phil

    Dr.Phil Member+

    Jan 18, 2004
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I am not complaining, just first job and not use to it yet

    I think Im only working about 45 hrs/week for a part time job

    Cant wait for my pay check Im going to amazed on how much im getting and how much the government is taking out
     
  11. Skizz

    Skizz Guest

    If you can get private healthcare at a discount Case, do it. That's my advice.
     
  12. red & wite army

    red & wite army I ain't no drama queen!

    Jan 15, 2005
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Well, I don't have a job, but I have been studying Architecture for the last month, and will be doing so for the next 6 years...

    I have a 9 to 5 day, and have taken up drinking coffee as a hobby. Our day officially ends at 5pm, but I am working in the studios until about 11pm most nights.

    Fridays are amazing though - the day finishes at 1pm, and then it's time to get smashed!
     
  13. Case

    Case Member

    May 5, 2004
    Cambridge, England
    ahhh sanchy are youthful alchy!
    what apps said about the hosp getting fined is bananas, as if the hosp is deliberately keeping patients in waiting rooms! Most likely the long waits are due to lack of funds so taking more money away is somewhat of a nonsensical solution, like getting caught cheating and wifey makes u sleep with all her mates s punishment....(I just have to translate these things into relevant scenarios that bigg can relate to from his life;))
    Im quite patriotic and proud, and pretty sure taking private healthcare would make me a hypocrit, but then Id be a hypocrit with a private room sky tv on a plasma screen and hot nurses sponge bathing me, or eachother if I so ask!!!

    Besides, if I stay NHS then I run the risk off coming across apps, then b4 u know it im signed up for a full rectal exam, eyeball scraping and exploratory surgery when I went in with just a sprained ankle.....infact she's prolly put me down as an organ donor even though I was still alive...

    we're just messin docP, luv u rookies just gettin ur feet wet in the workin world! 45 hours is alor for a part-time job mind....
     
  14. oconnor16

    oconnor16 New Member

    Mar 2, 2007
    Canada
    r&w, what sort of courses did you need to take in highschool? Also, what marks did you need to get in? I'm going into architecture after high school, but I really don't know what I need to get there. BTW, what sort of art skills do you need. aka, is it okay if I'm artistically challenged?
     
  15. red & wite army

    red & wite army I ain't no drama queen!

    Jan 15, 2005
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    I suppose the regulations and rules are different for different continents, but I'll give you a quick low-down nonetheless.

    Our entry was based on an equal combination of our end of year exam marks and a large specialised portfolio that we needed to compile. Drawing skill were needed for that, but there were other components in the portfolio that did not need such skill.

    I needed either Maths or Science. Acceptions for doing neither of there subjects were made if you portfolio was rediculously good. Art or design is not needed. That was it really. There are a many people in the degree that are not very good artists, but you get so much drawing practice that your ability dramatically increses within the first few months.

    The University that I am attending only lets in 65 1st year Architecture students each year, and they are one of only six Universities in the country that offer an Architectural degree, so competition for places were heavy, especially with affirmitive action after Apertheid. I made it in by the skin of my teeth!

    Any other questions?
     
  16. oconnor16

    oconnor16 New Member

    Mar 2, 2007
    Canada
    No, that's perfect. Thanks for the info! Do you have to take a four-year BaAr and then a 2-year Masters program? That's how most of the Universities organize their program here in Canada, but McGill in Montreal, which is my top choice has a six-semester BaAr and a 3-semester MAR, which would total four-and-a-half years of schooling. What sort of design projects have you worked on so far?
     
  17. red & wite army

    red & wite army I ain't no drama queen!

    Jan 15, 2005
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    My University offers the Bachelor of Architecture degree, which is three years of studying. After that, I intend to do the Post-grad Architecture course - In the first year of this course, you have to work at an Architectural firm. The final 2 years are spent studying back at the university. So it's 6 years all in all.

    The subjects that I do at University is Life Drawing, Perceptual drawing, and Tecnical drawing. These are all to improve you overall ability. We also study Technology, and then History and Theory of Architecture. And then there are the projects for the studiowork.

    At this minute, I am trying to complete my History and Theory assignment for tomorrow. It is some rediculously complicated reading that is about 30 mages long. There are 10 questions, and it's take me 4 hours to answer 5 of them so far! An example of the reading content oes as follows, "Dussel begins “Beyond Eurocentricism” by distinguishing between two constructed paradigms of modernity. Eurocentricism is the belief that modernity is exclusively a European phenomenon that originated from within Europe, began with the Renaissance, and spread over chronological time to the periphery of the modern world. "

    Right now I am doing a project on photoshop, where I have taken the plan and elevation plans of two contrasting building, and I have to merge and mix them together to create a completely unrecognisable hybrid building. It is fun, but tricky.

    One difference I've noticed from school: University gives you 3 days to complete a project that school would have given you 3 weeks to complete. And that is not even an understatement.
     
  18. Skizz

    Skizz Guest

    Case, I see you liked my Pro Evo Tournament trophy I made while bored at work. For those who haven't seen it, you may have seen a team named Tottenham lifting it at Wembley a week or so ago...

    [​IMG]

    :D
     
  19. appleCORR7

    appleCORR7 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    UK
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Hahaha, were you really that bored Bigg?! :rolleyes:

    appleCORR
     
  20. Skizz

    Skizz Guest

    Nah. I was snowed under actually. Did it at home. have to have a trophy for Pro Evo tournament y'know!! Whats the point otherwise!!
     
  21. Case

    Case Member

    May 5, 2004
    Cambridge, England
    as awesomeness-personified (if indeed inanimate constructs can personify things) as that is, I can't help but thinking thats some valuable blog time wasted...u know I haven't spoke to any women for over a month now coz skizz hasn't updated me on the species for ages....
     
  22. Dr.Phil

    Dr.Phil Member+

    Jan 18, 2004
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    :D thats great lol
     
  23. thebigman

    thebigman Member+

    May 25, 2006
    Birmingham
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    skizz u still play the 'new' pro evo? i cant bring myself to due to how much it fell off, u can literally make leeroy lita drible through whole teams lol

    im waiting on the next one, if thats wack then football gaming is teh suck forever :(
     
  24. Skizz

    Skizz Guest

    Yep, PES2008 is still the game of choice. I did actually try FIFA, I downloaded a demo onto my PS3 but I wasn't too impressed with it so I went back to Pro. Patched a DVD with all the updated kits which makes it a lot beter, also the network mode has improved a lot with the lag.

    Thing is when I play my mates now I do batter them on occasions (I beat HomeatHighbury 10-3 the other day :D) but its a lot closer now, like 2-1, 3-2 etc, and I think its a good game for playing with your friends etc but to play on your own its a bit pants.
     
  25. Tony Dellbird

    Tony Dellbird English and Proud

    Mar 26, 2004
    Jolly Ol' England
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    I was amazing at pro6 used to batter all my mates but somehow now it's a lot closer and in the leagues I find myself out of the running!
     

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