The News Thread

Discussion in 'General Talk' started by Sproj, Nov 15, 2018.

  1. ivanhungryjak

    ivanhungryjak NRL Captain

    Madness. Having manned a Bunnings sausage sizzle, I believe this would ruin the whole production line efficiency. It's easy now - sausage in bread continually. Let the server worry about onion. Imagine how putting onion on first would create time wasting. It's a travesty, I tell ya.
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  2. ningnangnong

    ningnangnong HACK THE PLANET!!!

    I am firmly in the sausage first, onion on top camp, to be honest.
  3. While I appreciate your love for onion, it's clear you've lost the plot once we continue with your post.

    Your sausage sizzles are a lie. Get gud.
  4. Sproj


    Gary Anderson's darts match hit by farting controversy as competitors can't agree on who dealt it

    PHOTO: Gary Anderson has admitted to issues in the past, but was adamant he was not to blame this time. (PDC)

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    A match at the Grand Slam of Darts has descended into something of a farce as two rival players accused each other of breaking wind to put the other off in a last-16 match in Wolverhampton, England.
    Key points:

    • Gary Anderson and Wesley Harms both complained of a foul smell during the match, although neither was willing to take responsibility
    • In the Grand Slam of Darts, Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) players face competitors from the rival British Darts Organisation (BDO)
    • PDC chairman Barry Hearn said the controversy was "unique"
    Two-time PDC world champion Gary Anderson, 47, won the match on Friday 10-2 to progress to the quarter-finals, but his Dutch opponent Wesley Harms, 34, accused the Scotsman of leaving a "fragrant smell" on the stage during the match.
    "It'll take me two nights to lose this smell from my nose," Harms said in a post-match interview with Dutch television station RTL7L.

    However, world number four Anderson was adamant that he had nothing to do with the smell, first suggesting that his opponent was to blame, before later suggesting that the smell came from the crowd.

    "I thought Wesley had farted on stage. Did he?" Anderson said when asked by the RTL7L reporter in his post-match interview.
    When the interviewer answered in the negative, Anderson gave a quite graphic account of why he could not be the culprit. (WARNING — he uses some pretty colourful language during his denial.)

    After the smell become apparent, Harms improved, leading Anderson to believe that the Dutchman was the culprit.
    "It was bad. It was a stink. Then he started to play better and I thought he must have needed to get some wind out."
    "Hands up, I swear on my kids life, to help me God, nothing crossed, [it wasn't me].

    [​IMG]Mention farting in front of a child and you will almost certainly elicit a fit of giggles. But 'bottom burp' jokes aside, what causes flatulence and what can you do about it?

    "Normally if I fart on stage I s*** myself, and you know that because I told you in a documentary," Anderson added.

    "If I'd farted and it smelled like that, I'd put my hands up and go 'sorry, I need to go off.'"
    After vehemently denying any involvement in producing the smell, Anderson began to cast aspersions on to the other people on the stage, including experienced caller Russ Bray, although he categorically denied being involved when questioned by the BBC.
    "You've got another three boys up there," Anderson said, referring to his opponent, the scorer and the match referee, who all share the stage during matches.

    "Every time I walked past [the table there] was a waft of rotten eggs, so that's why I was thinking it was him [Harms]."

    A 'unique' incident

    PDC chairman Barry Hearn told the BBC the controversy was "unique" in his experience of professional darts.

    Darts is no longer a pub sport, why did it get so popular?


    Darts used to be little more than a pub sport, now players tour the world, playing in packed arenas for big pay cheques. So why has the sport become so popular?

    "It's the first time I've ever heard of such a contentious — almost contagious — incident," he said.
    "Something doesn't smell right. There is nothing worse than a silent fart. This could run and run."​

    "I guess people wonder if blowing off might constitute advanced gamesmanship," Hearn said before adding that the Darts Regulation Authority had the power to fine or suspend players guilty of gamesmanship or a lack of professionalism.
    Hearn has helped transform the sport since taking over the competition PDC, which was formed in 1992 by a group of leading players who split from the BD.

    That move created something of a sporting behemoth, attracting sell-out crowds at arenas around the world and has become the second most watched sport on British pay-tv network, Sky Sports, behind football.

    The PDC boss reminded fans that despite the jocular nature of the incident, darts is a serious business.

    "On a slightly more serious note, this is a top-level competition involving highly skilled sportsmen — so we have no intention of renaming the event the 'Grand Slam of Farts' as some have suggested," added Hearn.

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    Hehe read that with a straight face.
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  5. Morkel


    This is why this thread exists.
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  6. Thought it was bullshit when I first heard about it haha.
  7. Tom

    Tom NRL Captain

    disappointed in the headline.Dart Rhymes With Fart.So Much Potential.
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  8. ivanhungryjak

    ivanhungryjak NRL Captain

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  9. Morkel


    He's got steel caps on.
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    Oh Pauline.
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2018
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