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by Moggy » Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:06 pm

Tomous wrote:Does that mean I can still listen to his (rather good) Christmas song next month? :shifty:


Only if you are at least 500 metres away from any schools.

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PostRe: US Politics 2 - Trump Impeachment Inquiry Launched
by Jenuall » Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:09 pm

and you'll be rockin' in your stockin'
when you see your big surprise
cause you'll be rockin' in your stockin
you won't believe your big blue eyes


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by Tafdolphin » Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:12 pm

Why would you even listen to the Glitter version when there's a far better one available:



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by Peter Crisp » Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:26 pm

Jenuall wrote:Remember this is the country that still regularly uses Gary Glitter's "Rock and Roll" at school sports events. :dread:


I don't think most Americans realise (or care) how odd most of the rest of the world finds things like cheerleaders or marching bands at sporting events.

Cheerleading is pretty much unknown in the UK and it'd look really weird if Luton Town FC decided to have a team go bonkers in the warm-up to a standard game as if it was the bloody Superbowl. strawberry float YEAH!!!!!!!! It's time for Luton V Barnsley at Lutons magnificent Kenilworth Road super stadium!!!!!!!!! We've got a Bovril kiosk and everything!!!!!!!!!!!

Then again in the US it's pretty common to wear jumpers with the name of the university you went to emblazoned on it and I'm pretty sure I've never seen anyone do that in the UK.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


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by OrangeRKN » Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:31 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:Then again in the US it's pretty common to wear jumpers with the name of the university you went to emblazoned on it and I'm pretty sure I've never seen anyone do that in the UK.


I see people with uni hoodies all the time tbh

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PostRe: US Politics 2 - Trump Impeachment Inquiry Launched
by Dual » Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:33 pm

OrangeRKN wrote:Why is WWE on a chart about sports?


Wow

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by Jenuall » Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:37 pm

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Peter Crisp wrote:Then again in the US it's pretty common to wear jumpers with the name of the university you went to emblazoned on it and I'm pretty sure I've never seen anyone do that in the UK.


I see people with uni hoodies all the time tbh

Yeah the uni hoodie craze seems to have really kicked off over the last 10-15 years I would say.

School leavers hoodies seem to be a big thing now as well, you see lots of kids with "Leavers 19" and stuff on the back of their hoodies where the numbers are (I assume?) made up from the names of each of the kids in the school.

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by OrangeRKN » Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:38 pm

I have a leavers hoodie from school

Don't think I've ever worn it

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by Peter Crisp » Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:01 pm

Recent uni leavers may do that but I see people in the US (on tv anyway) in late middle age still wearing them which just seems really odd.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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by Peter Crisp » Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:03 pm

OrangeRKN wrote:I have a leavers hoodie from school

Don't think I've ever worn it


Was this something you had to purchase as I've seriously never heard of schools giving out leaving garments?
Maybe my area is a bunch of cheapskates.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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by Jenuall » Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:04 pm

They're big into their college allegiances in the US, it's a much bigger deal than it is over here.

The college you went to, which fraternity and societies you were a part of etc. It's all a bit part of their identity that they carry forward with them through life. You get people actively "looking out for" and supporting other people just because they went to the same college.

Public school allegiances are probably the closest thing we have in the UK. :dread:

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by OrangeRKN » Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:08 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:
OrangeRKN wrote:I have a leavers hoodie from school

Don't think I've ever worn it


Was this something you had to purchase as I've seriously never heard of schools giving out leaving garments?
Maybe my area is a bunch of cheapskates.


Yeah you had to buy it

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by Peter Crisp » Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:12 pm

I know the stuff you see on screen is not real but US school culture just seems toxic as strawberry float.
Nothing about it is in any way appealing and in fact is just a giant advert for just leaving the US and sending your kids to school in the middle of an active warzone where it's safer.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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by KK » Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:29 pm

Really impressive stadiums and sporting facilities though. We either keep selling ours off, or building on top of them. My primary school used to have an enormous playing field, it was fantastic. So what do they do? Build more classrooms on it. And then go one better and double stack.

I regularly pass private schools and they all still have theirs. Usually see cricket, football or rugby played on them over the weekend. The opportunities and health benefits that brings to kids is huge. I think it was Sainsbury's in my day that also provided us with so much of our sporting equipment as well.

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by Lex-Man » Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:37 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:
Jenuall wrote:Remember this is the country that still regularly uses Gary Glitter's "Rock and Roll" at school sports events. :dread:


I don't think most Americans realise (or care) how odd most of the rest of the world finds things like cheerleaders or marching bands at sporting events.

Cheerleading is pretty much unknown in the UK and it'd look really weird if Luton Town FC decided to have a team go bonkers in the warm-up to a standard game as if it was the bloody Superbowl. strawberry float YEAH!!!!!!!! It's time for Luton V Barnsley at Lutons magnificent Kenilworth Road super stadium!!!!!!!!! We've got a Bovril kiosk and everything!!!!!!!!!!!

Then again in the US it's pretty common to wear jumpers with the name of the university you went to emblazoned on it and I'm pretty sure I've never seen anyone do that in the UK.


Southend Utd have cheerleaders at their home games. It's pretty crap though they're not a patch on their American counter part. I think marching bands are becoming more popular as well. At least most London council seem to dig one up for the New Years day parade.

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PostRe: US Politics 2 - Trump Impeachment Inquiry Launched
by KK » Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:41 pm

Crystal Palace also have cheerleaders.

I like to think the reason cheerleading never took off in this country is because IT'S TOO strawberry floating COLD. So we just settled with women with big tits parading around in a green ribbon with Paddy Power written on it.

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by Victor Mildew » Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:59 pm

Also it's probably nigh on impossible to find that many attractive women within in the entire UK, let alone the same town.

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by Corazon de Leon » Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:47 pm

Sports are a huge part of the attraction for American colleges - you support the sports team of your choice through their championship and form the same kind of bond with the team as a lot of UK sports fans do with their local club - I met folks in Austin more fanatical about UT basketball than I’ll ever be about Celtic. It extends to the national level as well - Rickie Fowler plays golf in huge tournaments on Sundays dressed in the colours of his alma mater. Richard Nixon used his power to call plays in college football and later the NFL(in a super bowl no less).

I’ve been to College Football matches in Texas and the entire community comes out for them - it’s brilliant. They had marching bands come on at half time and I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. You can see how it takes hold of college towns.

I was given a massive plate of BBQ food and a six pack of Lone Star just for the team logo on my hat as well.

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PostRe: US Politics 2 - Trump Impeachment Inquiry Launched
by Jenuall » Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:34 pm

Luckily US beer is so weak otherwise you'd have been steaming after that!

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PostRe: US Politics 2 - Trump Impeachment Inquiry Launched
by Preezy » Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:14 pm

Aren't the largest sports stadiums in the US for college teams rather than the big leagues? I'm sure there's one stadium in Chicago that dwarfs everything else, and it's for the college side.


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