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Re: NUMBER ONE REASON WHY YOU SHOULDN'T VOTE FOR OBAMA!
« Reply #150 on: 30 Sep 2008, 20:13 »

I'm not sure sports scores count as cultural awareness.

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Re: NUMBER ONE REASON WHY YOU SHOULDN'T VOTE FOR OBAMA!
« Reply #151 on: 30 Sep 2008, 20:17 »

They do when you cannot think of a better word and feel like your post is kinda pointless but you had the impulse to post it and you want to avoid something completely pointless (bordering rather than diving into, see).
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Re: NUMBER ONE REASON WHY YOU SHOULDN'T VOTE FOR OBAMA!
« Reply #152 on: 01 Oct 2008, 07:49 »

I'm not sure sports scores count as cultural awareness.

How don't they? Sports are a big part of pretty much every culture.
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Re: NUMBER ONE REASON WHY YOU SHOULDN'T VOTE FOR OBAMA!
« Reply #153 on: 01 Oct 2008, 11:09 »

But, you could be culturally aware without a lot of knowledge about sports. I think that was his point.
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Re: NUMBER ONE REASON WHY YOU SHOULDN'T VOTE FOR OBAMA!
« Reply #154 on: 01 Oct 2008, 11:14 »

How don't they? Sports are a big part of pretty much every culture.

Yeah, but I don't think you fail at cultural awareness if you don't know the scores and performance of the various teams in another country. I know more or less how Rugby and Cricket* are played, but I don't think I'm really failing at being aware of British and Australian culture just because I couldn't tell you who won the Ashes Cup last year**.

*Ok, this is something of a lie. I've read the rules to Cricket, and I guess I understand the basic idea, but I think I'd still be pretty confused if I tried to watch or play it.

**It was Australia, I just found that out when I Googled to make sure I was remembering the name of the tournament correctly.
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Re: NUMBER ONE REASON WHY YOU SHOULDN'T VOTE FOR OBAMA!
« Reply #155 on: 01 Oct 2008, 11:55 »

@robbieOC: dude, love your avatar. Now I need to watch that movie just to look for the blooper.

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Re: NUMBER ONE REASON WHY YOU SHOULDN'T VOTE FOR OBAMA!
« Reply #156 on: 01 Oct 2008, 12:05 »

I mostly love the panicking Boba Fett in the background, like "Oh shiiiiiiiiiit!" as he flies to his doom. Good stuff.
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Re: NUMBER ONE REASON WHY YOU SHOULDN'T VOTE FOR OBAMA!
« Reply #157 on: 01 Oct 2008, 18:49 »

@ Benji: I participated in rugby for 4 years and still don't understand either code, I also don't understand cricket or AFL for that matter and believe me, I have tried.
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Re: NUMBER ONE REASON WHY YOU SHOULDN'T VOTE FOR OBAMA!
« Reply #158 on: 01 Oct 2008, 18:56 »

Yeah, I get Rugby pretty well. About as well as I get American Football, I think. Both games seem to have their fare share of arcane rules. Cricket, on the other hand, all of the rules seem arcane to me.
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Re: NUMBER ONE REASON WHY YOU SHOULDN'T VOTE FOR OBAMA!
« Reply #159 on: 02 Oct 2008, 06:51 »

Mugby is the king of sporting codes and I'll elbow anyone that disagrees.
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Re: NUMBER ONE REASON WHY YOU SHOULDN'T VOTE FOR OBAMA!
« Reply #160 on: 02 Oct 2008, 07:20 »

I once played cricket with a bunch of Japanese kids!



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Re: NUMBER ONE REASON WHY YOU SHOULDN'T VOTE FOR OBAMA!
« Reply #161 on: 02 Oct 2008, 08:07 »

Man, Japanese girls really like peace.
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Re: NUMBER ONE REASON WHY YOU SHOULDN'T VOTE FOR OBAMA!
« Reply #162 on: 02 Oct 2008, 11:28 »

I think it's a kind of a subconscious defense mechanism for them. "Peace! Please do not drop another nuclear bomb on us!"

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Re: NUMBER ONE REASON WHY YOU SHOULDN'T VOTE FOR OBAMA!
« Reply #163 on: 02 Oct 2008, 11:49 »

Cricket, on the other hand, all of the rules seem arcane to me.

When people talk to me about cricket I feel like they are speaking another language.
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Re: NUMBER ONE REASON WHY YOU SHOULDN'T VOTE FOR OBAMA!
« Reply #164 on: 02 Oct 2008, 12:36 »

I actually have a theory about why they all do that in pictures, but this is not the right thread for that.

Cricket is actually very interesting to me, now that I kind of understand the rules. The biggest problem is there's never any chance to watch it in the states, and especially in the middle of football country. There's barely any baseball on around here, especially in the fall. But, the idea that games (matches?) can go on for days at a time if played the right way is just pretty cool, though I'd never want to be involved in anything like that.
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Re: NUMBER ONE REASON WHY YOU SHOULDN'T VOTE FOR OBAMA!
« Reply #165 on: 02 Oct 2008, 14:17 »

I once played cricket with a bunch of Japanese kids!

Not strange, the British leave behind sporting codes everywhere they go.
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Re: NUMBER ONE REASON WHY YOU SHOULDN'T VOTE FOR OBAMA!
« Reply #166 on: 02 Oct 2008, 19:08 »

Man, I don't understand.  The basics of Cricket are very easy.  I will explain it right now:

- Two teams consisting of 11 players
- One team bats, the other bowls & fields
- Instead of 4 bases like baseball there's two, with a batsman at both of them (only one is bowled to) and they have things called wickets
- Someone bowls the ball overarm to the batsman
- If the bowled ball hits the wicket, or hits his leg in front of the wicket (ie: was blocked from hitting the wicket by his leg) he is out
- If the batsman hits the ball then he and the off-batsman (ie: the one currently not batting) make a decision to run or not based on how far the ball is from a fielder.
- If the batsmen run once then obviously the off-batsman then becomes the one being bowled to.
- There is a line near each wicket called a crease.  If either batsman is running and is outside that crease then the fielders will try to throw the ball at the wicket to get him out.  It's like tagging a batsman while running in baseball, I guess.
- If a batsman hits the ball with any part of the bat and a fielder catches the ball before it hits the ground then that batsman is out.
- If the batsman hits the ball and it reaches the outer boundary of the field (ie: the wall between the field and the spectators) then it is treated specially.  If it hits it in any way but does not go over it it is counted as four points and the batsmen don't need to run.  If it goes over the boundary on the full then it is six points.
- Bowling is done in sets of six.  These are called "overs".  At the end of each over the bowler swaps ends and bowls to the opposite wicket, no matter which batsman is currently at which wicket.
- There needs to be 2 batsmen on the field to continue, so if 10 batsmen get out that team is done batting and it's the other team's turn to bat.
- Each team bats either once or twice and whichever team gets the most runs by the end of the game is the winner.

I guess maybe the confusing part is that there are a few different types of games.  Cricket can be played in either a limited overs style or not, depending on the game.  In a limited overs style game (usually for one-day matches or Twenty20) there are 50 (or 20) overs to an innings, so in addition to trying not to get all-out you've got a limited number of balls to make the highest score you can.  Limited overs is generally the easiest to understand because one team bats for 50 overs, then the other, then someone wins.  There is also another type of game where the overs are not limited, and each team has to bat twice.  I think that these games are played over five days, and each team has to have two innings or else the game ends in a draw.  Because of this there's all sorts of tactical shit that goes down whereby a team Captain can declare his team's batting innings over once they've reached a high enough score so that there's more time to get the other innings over with and ensure it doesn't wind up a draw, or if a team is not scoring very well but not able to be dismissed they waste time so that they can salvage a draw instead of a loss.  That sort of thing.

Man, and I don't really even watch cricket.
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Re: NUMBER ONE REASON WHY YOU SHOULDN'T VOTE FOR OBAMA!
« Reply #167 on: 02 Oct 2008, 19:14 »

If you stare at those words long enough, they become a small pony.
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Re: NUMBER ONE REASON WHY YOU SHOULDN'T VOTE FOR OBAMA!
« Reply #168 on: 02 Oct 2008, 19:24 »

lol wut? tl;dr
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Re: NUMBER ONE REASON WHY YOU SHOULDN'T VOTE FOR OBAMA!
« Reply #169 on: 02 Oct 2008, 19:38 »

Yeah, cricket is not hard at all.
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Re: NUMBER ONE REASON WHY YOU SHOULDN'T VOTE FOR OBAMA!
« Reply #170 on: 02 Oct 2008, 19:46 »

It can be simplified to:

- One team hits the ball while the other throws or catches it
- The team with the bats try and run back and forth as much as possible without letting the other team catch the ball on the full/knock over the wicket.
- After one team gets all out the roles swap and the process repeats itself


At least that is how I watch cricket. I also watch it by leaving the room for the majority of the match and coming back to it every now and then to see how the numbers have changed. It goes much quicker that way because you're actually doing something you want to do.
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Re: NUMBER ONE REASON WHY YOU SHOULDN'T VOTE FOR OBAMA!
« Reply #171 on: 02 Oct 2008, 22:18 »

Maybe I'm stupid when it comes to sports in general, but even that explanation, est, went waaaaay over my head.
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Re: NUMBER ONE REASON WHY YOU SHOULDN'T VOTE FOR OBAMA!
« Reply #172 on: 03 Oct 2008, 02:18 »

I also watch it by leaving the room for the majority of the match and coming back to it every now and then to see how the numbers have changed. It goes much quicker that way because you're actually doing something you want to do.

Honestly this is the best way to watch cricket, particularly in a Test Match (5 days, unlimited overs, very sloooow pace).

Hey also, cos I came across it in a Wiki-ramble last week:

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During the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo, figure skater Janet Lynn stumbled into Japanese pop culture when she fell during a free-skate periodóbut continued to smile even as she sat on the ice. Though she placed only third in the actual competition, her cheerful diligence and indefatigability resonated with many Japanese viewers, making her an overnight celebrity in Japan. Afterwards, Lynn (a peace activist) was repeatedly seen flashing the V sign in the Japanese media. Though the V sign was known of in Japan prior to Lynn's use of it there (from the post-WWII Allied occupation of Japan), she is credited by some Japanese for having popularized its use in amateur photographs.[23] According to the other theory (actually present in the Japanese version of this entry), the V sign was popularized by the actor and singer Jun Inoue, who showed it in the Conica photo camera commercial in 1972.
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Re: NUMBER ONE REASON WHY YOU SHOULDN'T VOTE FOR OBAMA!
« Reply #173 on: 03 Oct 2008, 02:25 »

No, this is how you watch cricket the real way:

- Step 1, get a job where you work from home (optional).
- Step 2, set up your computer in front of the T.V.
- Step 3, turn the T.V. on, but with the sound turned all the way down.
- Step 4, tune into the commentary on the radio.

You'll find that the radio is slightly ahead of the T.V., so on those rare occasions when something exciting happens you'll hear it happen on the radio first, and then you can look up just in time to see it happen on the T.V.
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Re: NUMBER ONE REASON WHY YOU SHOULDN'T VOTE FOR OBAMA!
« Reply #174 on: 03 Oct 2008, 06:32 »

I do that with nationally televised baseball games. The guys who do most nationally televised games drive me slightly more nuts than the guy who does the radio broadcasts for the Red Sox. It makes for a good time when I'm in a chat with others watching the game and yelling "SPOILER ALERT!"
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Re: NUMBER ONE REASON WHY YOU SHOULDN'T VOTE FOR OBAMA!
« Reply #175 on: 03 Oct 2008, 20:38 »

I also watch it by leaving the room for the majority of the match and coming back to it every now and then to see how the numbers have changed. It goes much quicker that way because you're actually doing something you want to do.

This is also how I watch cricket, only usually it is on and someone else is watching it, or maybe no-one is sitting there "watching" it.  It is just on, and people walk through the room occasionally and look at the numbers in one corner of the screen.  Sometimes they don't constantly show the numbers so I'll loiter about to see what is up, but then once I know what the numbers are I'll go do something else.
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Re: NUMBER ONE REASON WHY YOU SHOULDN'T VOTE FOR OBAMA!
« Reply #176 on: 03 Oct 2008, 21:25 »

Tommy.

I do not care about sports but I love you. In a very tremendous way.

Good work.
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Re: NUMBER ONE REASON WHY YOU SHOULDN'T VOTE FOR OBAMA!
« Reply #177 on: 03 Oct 2008, 21:31 »

Inlander has the right idea.  I mean, I don't know what the hell cricket is, but the same idea can be used for baseball, especially when you have Bob Uecker on the mic everyday.
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Re: NUMBER ONE REASON WHY YOU SHOULDN'T VOTE FOR OBAMA!
« Reply #178 on: 03 Oct 2008, 21:45 »

Inlander has the right idea. Few things beat the pleasure of getting incredibly stoned, having some beer and watching a 5 day test match.

Also, Obama's throwing action is pretty awful  :-(
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Re: NUMBER ONE REASON WHY YOU SHOULDN'T VOTE FOR OBAMA!
« Reply #179 on: 03 Oct 2008, 21:55 »

Not as bad as little Johnny Howard's bowling action.
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Re: NUMBER ONE REASON WHY YOU SHOULDN'T VOTE FOR OBAMA!
« Reply #180 on: 03 Oct 2008, 22:42 »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGqTayhu5QM

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Re: NUMBER ONE REASON WHY YOU SHOULDN'T VOTE FOR OBAMA!
« Reply #181 on: 03 Oct 2008, 23:02 »

Not as bad as little Johnny Howard's bowling action.

Yeah, that made me cringe real hard. Although to be a bit fair to li'l John, the dude is pretty damn old. Having said that my grandfather's 84 and can bowl a lot better then John.
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