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geofflambert -> OT Things to ponder (4/5/2016 7:06:59 PM)

I'll start off this thread with this:
You're all probably aware of the Coriolus force and the fact that in the Northern Hemisphere low pressure areas, tropical storms, hurricanes and tornados roatate in a counter-clockwise fashion (as seen from my starship).
The opposite is the case in the southern hemisphere.

My question is this: If you play baseball in the southern hemisphere do you have to run the bases in a clockwise fashion?




Alfred -> RE: OT Things to ponder (4/5/2016 7:14:14 PM)

They still run them anti clockwise.

Whether that means they run slower times because they are running into a head wind I don't know.

Alfred




warspite1 -> RE: OT Things to ponder (4/5/2016 7:17:44 PM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: geofflambert

I'll start off this thread with this:
You're all probably aware of the Coriolus force and the fact that in the Northern Hemisphere low pressure areas, tropical storms, hurricanes and tornados roatate in a counter-clockwise fashion (as seen from my starship).
The opposite is the case in the southern hemisphere.

My question is this: If you play baseball in the southern hemisphere do you have to run the bases in a clockwise fashion?
warspite1

You mean they play baseball anywhere else?



[;)]




RichMunn -> RE: OT Things to ponder (4/5/2016 7:26:01 PM)

Wales had a very good Baseball team, which often beat England (as it happens) in front of big crowds. Possibly an omen for the European Championships!

Not a patch on cricket, of course.....

[:D] [;)]







warspite1 -> RE: OT Things to ponder (4/5/2016 7:31:01 PM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: RichMunn

Wales had a very good Baseball team, which often beat England (as it happens) in front of big crowds. Possibly an omen for the European Championships!

Not a patch on cricket, of course.....

[:D] [;)]

warspite1

What!? Baseball! In the UK! Whatever next? Fetch me my angry trousers - I'm madder than I've ever been [:@]

Re the football, I lay good money that Wales will beat England - especially if Rooney starts....

It would be great to see both qualify (and Northern Ireland) and for Gareth Bale to have a fantastic tournament.




geofflambert -> RE: OT Things to ponder (4/5/2016 8:13:15 PM)

I have something in common with Cmdr. Spock. I am half human on the maternal side and that side is Welsh as far back as anyone knows.
Problem is whenever I visit relatives they try to make shoes or luggage out of me. [:(]


[image]local://upfiles/37002/9A38F3ECF6614C8F9B3BB24111EF8F9E.jpg[/image]

Lucky I don't have any Cajun relatives, they'd probably put me on a stick over a fire.[X(]




RichMunn -> RE: OT Things to ponder (4/5/2016 8:43:53 PM)

Well that's very fair!

Hodgson will pick Rooney even if his leg's falling off and his paunch prevents him from seeing his feet. That despite the presence of some really good young England players.

I hope we both qualify, and since I can't see us winning it (though Bale is a matchwinner at any level) I will be supporting England in their other matches. Unless, of course, a win for them would affect us adversely!

I always enjoy your posts by the way - DCS Barbarossa and WON are 2 of my recent purchases, and I am dabbling with surprising enjoyment in WITP-AE, just Coral Sea against the AI but further than I ever hoped to get when I read the forum!!

Cheers.

[:)]




Macclan5 -> RE: OT Things to ponder (4/5/2016 9:24:26 PM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1

quote:

ORIGINAL: geofflambert

I'll start off this thread with this:
You're all probably aware of the Coriolus force and the fact that in the Northern Hemisphere low pressure areas, tropical storms, hurricanes and tornados roatate in a counter-clockwise fashion (as seen from my starship).
The opposite is the case in the southern hemisphere.

My question is this: If you play baseball in the southern hemisphere do you have to run the bases in a clockwise fashion?
warspite1

You mean they play baseball anywhere else?

[;)]



Well the further north you go the further the ball flies off a bat due to the freezing cold temperatures / low humidity (of say Toronto) compared to warm humid muggy air in most other baseball locations (say Minneapolis).

[8D]

This of course explains the 2015 Toronto Blue Jays.

In fact should the Blue Jays ever play an extended game series in Edmonton Alberta, or Winnipeg Manitoba - the average score is estimated to be 52 - 49

Further to endure an entire game of baseball in Canada most fans and players are required fortify their blood alcohol limit to approx. 5% per volume through direct injections of Molson's plasma.

Whereas in Hockey the sweaters are thick and heavy and made from ugly sheep.





warspite1 -> RE: OT Things to ponder (4/5/2016 9:33:13 PM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: Macclan5


quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1

quote:

ORIGINAL: geofflambert

I'll start off this thread with this:
You're all probably aware of the Coriolus force and the fact that in the Northern Hemisphere low pressure areas, tropical storms, hurricanes and tornados roatate in a counter-clockwise fashion (as seen from my starship).
The opposite is the case in the southern hemisphere.

My question is this: If you play baseball in the southern hemisphere do you have to run the bases in a clockwise fashion?
warspite1

You mean they play baseball anywhere else?

[;)]



Well the further north you go the further the ball flies off a bat due to the freezing cold temperatures / low humidity (of say Toronto) compared to warm humid muggy air in most other baseball locations (say Minneapolis).

[8D]

This of course explains the 2015 Toronto Blue Jays.

In fact should the Blue Jays ever play an extended game series in Edmonton Alberta, or Winnipeg Manitoba - the average score is estimated to be 52 - 49

Further to endure an entire game of baseball in Canada most fans and players are required fortify their blood alcohol limit to approx. 5% per volume through direct injections of Molson's plasma.

Whereas in Hockey the sweaters are thick and heavy and made from ugly sheep.


warspite1

Pure. Frontier. Gibberish.....



[:D]




RayYoung -> RE: OT Things to ponder (4/5/2016 9:35:42 PM)

Alfred,

As a recognized Authority on this board I assume you recognize that "Anti-Clockwise" is "Witter shins"

However, MY question is Does this mean that the left handed pitcher no longer has an advantage?




geofflambert -> RE: OT Things to ponder (4/5/2016 9:35:43 PM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1


quote:

ORIGINAL: Macclan5


quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1

quote:

ORIGINAL: geofflambert

I'll start off this thread with this:
You're all probably aware of the Coriolus force and the fact that in the Northern Hemisphere low pressure areas, tropical storms, hurricanes and tornados roatate in a counter-clockwise fashion (as seen from my starship).
The opposite is the case in the southern hemisphere.

My question is this: If you play baseball in the southern hemisphere do you have to run the bases in a clockwise fashion?
warspite1

You mean they play baseball anywhere else?

[;)]



Well the further north you go the further the ball flies off a bat due to the freezing cold temperatures / low humidity (of say Toronto) compared to warm humid muggy air in most other baseball locations (say Minneapolis).

[8D]

This of course explains the 2015 Toronto Blue Jays.

In fact should the Blue Jays ever play an extended game series in Edmonton Alberta, or Winnipeg Manitoba - the average score is estimated to be 52 - 49

Further to endure an entire game of baseball in Canada most fans and players are required fortify their blood alcohol limit to approx. 5% per volume through direct injections of Molson's plasma.

Whereas in Hockey the sweaters are thick and heavy and made from ugly sheep.


warspite1

Pure. Frontier. Gibberish.....



[:D]



What continent is Toronto on anyways? [&:]




Macclan5 -> RE: OT Things to ponder (4/5/2016 9:37:12 PM)

No no not at all....

If you have ever witnessed / seen / evaluated the Hockey jerseys of the Nashville Predators, Miami / Florida Panthers, or Anaheim Ducks you would appreciate "really really ugly sheep".

They are practically as bad as "Crystal Palace" in UK Football...




warspite1 -> RE: OT Things to ponder (4/5/2016 9:40:27 PM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: Macclan5

No no not at all....

If you have ever witnessed / seen / evaluated the Hockey jerseys of the Nashville Predators, Miami / Florida Panthers, or Anaheim Ducks you would appreciate "really really ugly sheep".

They are practically as bad as "Crystal Palace" in UK Football...

warspite1

I see. Well that puts things into context. I'm so very sorry. [sm=nono.gif]




jmalter -> RE: OT Things to ponder (4/5/2016 9:48:20 PM)

regardless of Coriolus force, my Pirates will prob'ly be circling the drain (in their preferred direction), 'round about playoff time. Because, Tradition!




warspite1 -> RE: OT Things to ponder (4/5/2016 9:52:20 PM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: jmalter

regardless of Coriolus force, my Pirates will prob'ly be circling the drain (in their preferred direction), 'round about playoff time. Because, Tradition!
warspite1

jmalter. I would just like to let you know. I understood absolutely nothing in that sentence. Nothing. Are you ill or a communist perhaps?




[:D]




Macclan5 -> RE: OT Things to ponder (4/5/2016 10:07:32 PM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1

quote:

ORIGINAL: jmalter

regardless of Coriolus force, my Pirates will prob'ly be circling the drain (in their preferred direction), 'round about playoff time. Because, Tradition!
warspite1

jmalter. I would just like to let you know. I understood absolutely nothing in that sentence. Nothing. Are you ill or a communist perhaps?

[:D]



I understand your confusion W.

I don't think he is ill...I don't know his politics.

I think he must be from Pittsburgh. You can tell from the spelling that the founders and decedents of the place were really odd ball misfits and therefore most intelligent English conversations are very difficult.

Try "Go Steelers" to elicit an emotional reaction.





warspite1 -> RE: OT Things to ponder (4/5/2016 10:10:53 PM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: Macclan5


quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1

quote:

ORIGINAL: jmalter

regardless of Coriolus force, my Pirates will prob'ly be circling the drain (in their preferred direction), 'round about playoff time. Because, Tradition!
warspite1

jmalter. I would just like to let you know. I understood absolutely nothing in that sentence. Nothing. Are you ill or a communist perhaps?

[:D]



I understand your confusion W.

I don't think he is ill...I don't know his politics.

I think he must be from Pittsburgh. You can tell from the spelling that the founders and decedents of the place were really odd ball misfits and therefore most intelligent English conversations are very difficult.

Try "Go Steelers" to elicit an emotional reaction.


warspite1

Thank-you, I appreciate the heads up.


[To jmalter]

Hey! Go Steelers! How 'bout them NYC's?




BBfanboy -> RE: OT Things to ponder (4/5/2016 10:48:36 PM)

Hey Macclan5, what you say about Canada and Winnipeg in particular is most inaccurate!
Firstly, most Molson products are understrength and unsuitable for mainlining. But in the last two decades Canada has sprouted some mighty fine micro-brews that will do the job. And sometimes we import some good off-shore ales like "Wee Angry Scot". [:D]

Secondly, although Winnipeg winters have a deserved wicked reputation (more because of the wind than the temperature), the summers are glorious - warm enough for a T-shirt, cool enough that you can stand to be outside at high-sun. Our a/c bills are considerably lower than sticky climes! [:)] I know because I lived in Southern Ontario for three years, and I got sun-cooked at poolside in Las Vegas in late March!




Macclan5 -> RE: OT Things to ponder (4/6/2016 1:08:45 AM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: geofflambert

What continent is Toronto on anyways?




Toronto - Tor - on - to - (enunciated in a single syllable - Tarana) and indeed Canada now reside in the continent of euphoria... at least since the 2008 economic crisis.

Minor governmental deficits under control, Bankers with ethics, low unemployment...indeed the Blue Jays, Toronto Raptors both actually competitive...well the NewYorker proclaimed "Canada is cool" in the same fashion no doubt that the "Big Bang Theory" is the most popular show. Boring is "in".

We exported our most "boring cultural spies" to infest the USofA - Wayne Gretzky, Mike Meyers, and Nickleback....our nefarious plan is working.


quote:

ORIGINAL: BBfanboy

Hey Macclan5, what you say about Canada and Winnipeg in particular is most inaccurate!
Firstly, most Molson products are understrength and unsuitable for mainlining. But in the last two decades Canada has sprouted some mighty fine micro-brews that will do the job. And sometimes we import some good off-shore ales like "Wee Angry Scot". [:D]

Secondly, although Winnipeg winters have a deserved wicked reputation (more because of the wind than the temperature), the summers are glorious - warm enough for a T-shirt, cool enough that you can stand to be outside at high-sun. Our a/c bills are considerably lower than sticky climes! [:)] I know because I lived in Southern Ontario for three years, and I got sun-cooked at poolside in Las Vegas in late March!


I would never disparage Winnipeg (Winterpeg).

The city may be cold in winter but the people are intelligent and warm.

The beer debate is worthy of a taste off....PM me if you come this way.

However Sir BB you too have failed to fully disclose the truth of summers. [8D]

The Mosquitoes (in summer) in Winnipeg are about the same size and weight as an F4F Wildcat! And I do mean with drop tanks and a bomb load. [;)]




Macclan5 -> RE: OT Things to ponder (4/6/2016 3:11:15 AM)

Lest Warsprite and my British acquaintances feel Canada has ignored them ... we have also exported many of our most "boring Canadian Cultural spies" to the UK as well.

Lord Roy Thompson (deceased) was an early mole. Owner of many media properties i.e. the Times BEFORE Rupert.

(now tell me the truth ! Wasn't boring better ??!!)

Mark Carney - your current Governor of the Exchequer / Bank of England.

We tried to infiltrate Conrad Black- Canadian Media Mogul (named to peerage) and criminal in the USA. He was both boring AND 'a bore' which would have fit him in with British Establishment perfectly. Sadly that plan seemed to have fallen flat.




rustysi -> RE: OT Things to ponder (4/9/2016 12:59:44 AM)

quote:

We exported our most "boring cultural spies" to infest the USofA - Wayne Gretzky, Mike Meyers, and Nickleback....our nefarious plan is working.


Not that they're boring but, ya gotta take Justin Bieber and Ted Cruz back.[sm=innocent0001.gif]

quote:

my Pirates will prob'ly be circling the drain (in their preferred direction), 'round about playoff time. Because, Tradition!


The reference here seems to be about the Pittsburgh Pirates, a baseball team here across the pond.




geofflambert -> RE: OT Things to ponder (4/9/2016 12:03:46 PM)

Took this pic of a young Cooper's Hawk in my backyard. I have a few bird feeders and throw some seed or peanuts out on the ground from time to time, hence drawing birds to forage on the ground and drawing his interest.
Somebody saw him perched on my fence the day before. The wheelbarrow is there because I'm trying to get my garden going for spring.
The shot is from 50 - 60 feet through a glass window which is why it's a bit blurry.



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geofflambert -> RE: OT Things to ponder (4/9/2016 4:18:03 PM)

Here's something for baseball fans. The Cardinals did something last night that's never happened before (in Major League history). It's fairly unusual for a team to send in 3 pinch hitters in the same game. Tony LaRussa would, but everything he did was unusual. Last night a pinch hit (pinch hit means by three different batters who are only sent in to bat once) home run was hit in each of the seventh, eighth and ninth innings. The statistical likelihood for that is somewhere between slim and none. Has Mike Matheny (the Cardinal Manager) become a diabolical incarnation of LaRussa?

edit: I forgot to mention, in all of last season the Cardinals scored a grand total of 4 pinch hit home runs.




geofflambert -> RE: OT Things to ponder (4/11/2016 11:08:17 AM)

It's Spring. We work in our gardens. Squirrels think we are great big giant scary squirrels. When they see us down on our knees working our gardens, they view us with envious eyes. They are quite certain that we are hiding our nuts. As soon as we return to our nests they come down and dig up everything we placed so carefully, trying to find our nuts. Que sera sera.




ndworl -> RE: OT Things to ponder (4/11/2016 2:39:06 PM)

I know from empirical observation that too much alcohol results in the room spinning in the opposite direction, depending on which hemisphere you think you're occupying at the time..




geofflambert -> RE: OT Things to ponder (4/11/2016 4:12:20 PM)

There's such a thing as too much alcohol? Where'd you hear that? Maybe you need to toke a little to counterbalance things. Not that I have any empirical knowledge of that.




pontiouspilot -> RE: OT Things to ponder (4/11/2016 7:12:09 PM)

be careful where you bury your nuts....those little rascals have sharp teeth!!




wdolson -> RE: OT Things to ponder (4/12/2016 2:13:17 AM)

One day a few years back I noticed blue jays making a fuss and dive bombing something on the ground in the backyard. When I investigated I found a bald eagle just sitting there ignoring them. After a few minutes it took off and had a rabbit in its claws. We have a lot of them around here, I call them the Columbia River Pigeon, but it's the only time I've seen one in our yard. I hear them in the woods about a block away in the summer.

Squirrels are funny to watch. One day last fall I was walking down a side street near our little downtown and noticed a squirrel burying something in the dirt patch between the sidewalk and the road. They have a bunch of decorative rocks and trees in those strips. He didn't hear me coming even when I bent over him trying to see what he was burying. When he did see me he freaks out and shot up the nearest tree.

Bill




Joe D. -> RE: OT Things to ponder (4/12/2016 2:47:23 PM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: wdolson

... Squirrels are funny to watch. One day last fall I was walking down a side street near our little downtown and noticed a squirrel burying something in the dirt patch between the sidewalk and the road. They have a bunch of decorative rocks and trees in those strips. He didn't hear me coming even when I bent over him trying to see what he was burying. When he did see me he freaks out and shot up the nearest tree.

Bill


Years ago when I was peace-keeping in Bosnia, something spooked one of the local squirrels -- a species not as smart as the Eastern grey squirrel -- that caused it to immediately run up the leg of one of our senior sergeants, who promptly let out a blood-curdling scream in a very high voice.

As the sergeant was dressed in woodland camouflaged BDUs, we wondered if the squirrel thought he was running up a small tree -- a "tree" that was very concerned for his own "nuts".

Yes, squirrels are funny to watch -- but only at a safe distance.




BBfanboy -> RE: OT Things to ponder (4/12/2016 6:12:41 PM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: Joe D.


quote:

ORIGINAL: wdolson

... Squirrels are funny to watch. One day last fall I was walking down a side street near our little downtown and noticed a squirrel burying something in the dirt patch between the sidewalk and the road. They have a bunch of decorative rocks and trees in those strips. He didn't hear me coming even when I bent over him trying to see what he was burying. When he did see me he freaks out and shot up the nearest tree.

Bill


Years ago when I was peace-keeping in Bosnia, something spooked one of the local squirrels -- a species not as smart as the Eastern grey squirrel -- that caused it to immediately run up the leg of one of our senior sergeants, who promptly let out a blood-curdling scream in a very high voice.

As the sergeant was dressed in woodland camouflaged BDUs, we wondered if the squirrel thought he was running up a small tree -- a "tree" that was very concerned for his own "nuts".

Yes, squirrels are funny to watch -- but only at a safe distance.

[:D]
Had a similar experience many years back when our family had a small cottage at the lake. No plumbing, just a biffy. One squirrel kept finding his way in and chewing up the toilet paper to line his/her nest. My brother and I caught it in the act and chased it out and up a small sapling tree.

Being about age six and seven we decided to shake the tree to get the squirrel down. We got it swaying back and forth pretty good so the squirrel fell down on top of my brother's head, and while he was still screaming at the sharp claws it ran down his shoulder and arm and off to the big trees further away. Never tried to shake a squirrel out of a tree again!




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