minnescoota.com Forum Index
Author Message
<  General Scootering  ~  More Man U bastards!
nate
PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2005 2:46 pm  Reply with quote
Licensed


Joined: 19 Jan 2005
Posts: 587
Location: Best Saint Paul

http://www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,17057851-2,00.html?from=rss

A story about the executioner in Singapore.
The interesting tidbits:

Mr Singh is credited with being the only executioner in the world to single-handedly hang 18 men in one day -- three at a time.

He also hanged seven condemned men within 90 minutes a few years later. They had been convicted in what became known as the "gold bars murders", in which a merchant and two employees were killed during a robbery.

He carries out the executions wearing simple casual clothes, often just a T-shirt, shorts, sports shoes and knee-length socks.

To mark his 500th hanging four years ago, four of his former colleagues turned up at his home to celebrate the event with a couple of bottles of Chivas Regal.

"He is a keen soccer fan," his colleague said. "His favourite team is Manchester United. He watches all the English Premier League matches he can."

---

No word on if he rides a scooter.

_________________
I like scooters!
Yours is the neatest!


Lev. 15:17
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message   Visit poster's website AIM Address
Tom Lindsay
PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2005 3:01 pm  Reply with quote
Licensed


Joined: 18 Jun 2005
Posts: 704
Location: Longfellow, Minneapolis

And those Man U fans are just the kind of bastards that make me glad I support CFC...

_________________
Just say hello to dmarquis.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message  
kennylibido
PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2005 4:43 pm  Reply with quote
Licensed


Joined: 08 May 2005
Posts: 352

Nice smile.

I don't ever recall thinking to myself, "I love my job" but, boy, does he look like he's got no worries.

Clearly latent homicidal tendencies, as all Soccer brawling fans tend to have.

I can see it now at a party, "So, what do YOU do?"

Fuck.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message [ Hidden ]
DriveIn
PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2005 7:56 pm  Reply with quote
Permit


Joined: 16 Oct 2005
Posts: 76
Location: obviously not where you are

Is this like playing god for a career?
Quote:
"I am going to send you to a better place than this. God bless you."


...and the award for quitting the worlds worst job goes to....the Chinese guy.
Quote:
"He tried to train two would-be hangmen to replace him, a Malaysian and a Chinese, both in the prison service," the colleague said.
"But when it came to pulling the lever for the real thing, they both froze and could not do it. "The Chinese guy, a prison officer, became so distraught he walked out immediately and resigned from the prison service altogether."
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message  
Ritchie
PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 8:42 am  Reply with quote
Permit


Joined: 03 May 2005
Posts: 95
Location: Mpls

Yep Egan,those are the kinds people that stand in line with you as a Manchester fan......you do both have that same grin though.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message   Yahoo Messenger
Egan
PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 12:16 pm  Reply with quote
Licensed


Joined: 19 Jan 2005
Posts: 511

Oh come on, you know I was JOKING that I liked Man U. I really like Newcastle (bottle or draught).

_________________
средняя старая ванта
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message  
nate
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 9:06 am  Reply with quote
Licensed


Joined: 19 Jan 2005
Posts: 587
Location: Best Saint Paul

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/4477012.stm

Apparently this guy was just fired. Presumably because the press leaked the fact that he liked Man U.

_________________
I like scooters!
Yours is the neatest!


Lev. 15:17
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message   Visit poster's website AIM Address
Ritchie
PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2005 9:18 am  Reply with quote
Permit


Joined: 03 May 2005
Posts: 95
Location: Mpls

They should just give the job to Glazier(you know,that yank that bought a football team),seems like he'd qualify with flying colours.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message   Yahoo Messenger
speedyvespa
PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2005 9:28 pm  Reply with quote
Training


Joined: 08 Aug 2005
Posts: 23

I'm from the Red half of Manchester and this thread cracked me up - the jibe thrown at United fans by bitter bluenoses is that United fans aren't from Manchester (news to me and pretty much everyone I ever went to a game with).

Ironic that such ABUism is alive and kicking in Minnesota... you know, that well known suburb of Manchester.

In the spirit of that well worn Stretford End tradition...

Blue Moon
You started singing again
You say the Reds are from Slough
When you all live in MN

I thank you.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message  
nate
PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2005 10:08 pm  Reply with quote
Licensed


Joined: 19 Jan 2005
Posts: 587
Location: Best Saint Paul

Without context, the joke of the thread is kind of lost, yeah.

Not ALL of us are originally FROM Minnesota. We just ended up here.

_________________
I like scooters!
Yours is the neatest!


Lev. 15:17
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message   Visit poster's website AIM Address
speedyvespa
PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2005 10:31 pm  Reply with quote
Training


Joined: 08 Aug 2005
Posts: 23

nate wrote:
Without context, the joke of the thread is kind of lost, yeah.

Not ALL of us are originally FROM Minnesota. We just ended up here.


Well, LIVE in MN was the point... but - who's from Manchester here - anyone? Would be nice to chat with some compatriots, red or blue.

Not wishing to have anything turn into a footy-related slanging match, as over 30 years of it leaves me very bored of it. I have no pointless footyfan prejudice, the days of filling Liverpool fans' pencil cases at school with mud is long over - I just enjoy my footy and support United. In fact, my best man at my wedding is a bitter, really knows his footy though so the banter is always good, and that's the point for me.

BTW, I'm not a bastard! ;)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message  
kennylibido
PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2005 12:00 am  Reply with quote
Licensed


Joined: 08 May 2005
Posts: 352

Whut thu?

Is that pig-latin or sumthin?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message [ Hidden ]
speedyvespa
PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2005 12:24 am  Reply with quote
Training


Joined: 08 Aug 2005
Posts: 23

kennylibido wrote:
Whut thu?

Is that pig-latin or sumthin?


No, native English :) Just footy 'in-the-know' type banter. And you just kind of confirmed my point, Kenny........

Ya see, I was just wondering what a Manchester scooter club form would make of members talking about the NFL, referring to cheeseheads vs mud ducks 'bastards'. I think it's safe to say they would be baffled. And that's why I'm baffled why someone on a Minnesotan scooter club forum started an ABU thread calling Man Utd fans bastards...

Not offended, don't give a monkeys, just weird. And I thought I'd give my tuppeneth.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message  
Egan
PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2005 8:15 am  Reply with quote
Licensed


Joined: 19 Jan 2005
Posts: 511

It's kinda an inside joke with some of us. Really not an intense dislike or hatred (well maybe Ritchie has some but he's intitled as he is from U.K).
There is always some team that has the most money, franchise players or biggest fan base, that causes people to pick at them (Yankees BaseBall, Lakers Basktball). And hey atleast we're talking about Soccer(football).

Um, Cheers. Egan

_________________
средняя старая ванта
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message  
Tom Lindsay
PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2005 9:46 am  Reply with quote
Licensed


Joined: 18 Jun 2005
Posts: 704
Location: Longfellow, Minneapolis

Having spent time in University in the Kensington-Chelsea area, I support CFC. But it's not like I *really* give a toss when push comes to shove. It's just kind of fun... And Egan's right, at least we're watching and interested in *real* footballl, and not just the kind where people in armor slam into each other...

_________________
Just say hello to dmarquis.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message  
Display posts from previous:   
All times are GMT - 6 Hours

View next topic
View previous topic
Page 1 of 2
Goto page 1, 2  Next
minnescoota.com Forum Index  ~  General Scootering

Post new topic   Reply to topic


 
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum




Powered by phpBB and NoseBleed v1.09