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World Cup 2010

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Re: World Cup 2010

Postby christopher::: » Thu Jun 24, 2010 9:22 am

Either the sound of the vuvus was mostly absent last night with the England vs. Slovakia game or i've reached some higher state of enlightenment where i had transcended their noise. Either way, it was great to hear the voices of people cheering in the crowd.

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Re: World Cup 2010

Postby christopher::: » Thu Jun 24, 2010 9:27 am

BTW, highlight from the US match, for anyone who missed it...



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Re: World Cup 2010

Postby mikenz66 » Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:52 am

You're right Kim, Just a notch filter required:
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Re: World Cup 2010

Postby Kim OHara » Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:08 am

Thanks, Mike ... I think :tongue:
The instrument can, of course, do more. Get a set of them, all tuned to *different* notes by being made at different lengths, and you get this - - which is actually not half bad.
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Re: World Cup 2010

Postby PeterB » Thu Jun 24, 2010 2:06 pm

The BBC said that they couldnt filtre the noise to any great degree... :shrug: Their switchboards and message boards were jammed with requests for just that...

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Re: World Cup 2010

Postby Annapurna » Thu Jun 24, 2010 2:51 pm

http://www.schmuckzauberei.blogspot.com/

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Re: World Cup 2010

Postby christopher::: » Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:40 am

This morning (Friday) i had half empty classrooms here in Japan... Many students had stayed up all night for the Japan vs Denmark game, and they were not disappointed....



Meanwhile Slovakia, in their first World Cup, has sent the Italians home. France and Italy, both out?!



Wow.
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Re: World Cup 2010

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"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

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Re: World Cup 2010

Postby Annapurna » Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:32 am

France and Italy out is amazing.
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Re: World Cup 2010

Postby christopher::: » Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:27 am

Moderators, please delete if this is seen as bashing in any way...



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Re: World Cup 2010

Postby Lazy_eye » Fri Jun 25, 2010 11:07 am

I thought that was a really classy move by Keisuke Honda in the Japan-Denmark game. He could have had another goal but decided to pass the ball to his teammate and let the other guy have his moment.

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Re: World Cup 2010

Postby Perry » Sat Jun 26, 2010 3:32 pm

The knockout stages are underway, and the games are...

Uruguay vs. South Korea
United States vs. Ghana
Germany vs. England
Argentina vs. Mexico
Netherlands vs. Slovakia
Brazil vs. Chile
Paraguay vs. Japan
Spain vs. Portugal

It was also nice to see New Zealand's Tommy Smith become the second former player of my local team Stevenage (who will debut in the Football League this August, in League Two) to appear at a World Cup, the first being Efe Sodje representing Nigeria in 2002.

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Re: World Cup 2010

Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Jun 27, 2010 1:37 am

Ghana 2, U.S.A. 1

As usual, the U.S. is out in the Round of 16, so now it's off to plan B:

Hope for Deutschland (place of my birth) :tongue:

If that don't work, then it's plan C:

Hope for an African nation to win (no African nation has made it to the final game yet)
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Re: World Cup 2010

Postby Tex » Sun Jun 27, 2010 3:10 am

Good run, Yanks. No shame losing to that Ghana team -- they've got speed everywhere and I love how they put pressure on the ball. There's no time to set anything up because when you get the ball you only have a second or two before you've got to get rid of it. I think they'll beat Uraguay to advance to the semi's, and since they're so young they'll be a huge factor in the next WC, too.

Looking forward to England/Germany tomorrow morning.
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Re: World Cup 2010

Postby christopher::: » Sun Jun 27, 2010 9:50 am

"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
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Re: World Cup 2010

Postby tiltbillings » Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:20 am

Then there is the sport within a sport: flopping:
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