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    Is this thread ever going to get back on track? I keep checking back to see if there is any more info on the accomodation only to find more talk on muggers and tough guys!

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    (Original post by Olly080983)
    BronBron...who do you think you are coming from Cowleyfornia....arnold schwarzenegger.........i can fight and i can run...but if a group of lads with knives come up to ya...it doesnt take a rocket scientist to know what to do.
    I'm from Cowley which is in Oxford. Cowleyfornia is a play on words. I'm 6'3" and do martial arts and am yet to test my skills because I know how to stay away from fights and to avoid being robbed.

    BTW Aristademis you don't like basketball do you? coming from chi-town?
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    (Original post by The Thinker)
    Is this thread ever going to get back on track? I keep checking back to see if there is any more info on the accomodation only to find more talk on muggers and tough guys!

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    No, the original topic was lame and we made it more interesting.

    (Original post by bronbron23)
    BTW Aristademis you don't like basketball do you? coming from chi-town?
    I liked basketball until Kobe Bryant ruined it. Chicago's not really a basketball town. Hell the Bulls were in the playoffs last season and no one noticed much. Jordan was basketball to Chicago and once he left for good, no one payed attention. It's baseball first, football second, then a tie between hockey and basketball.
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    (Original post by The Thinker)
    Is this thread ever going to get back on track? I keep checking back to see if there is any more info on the accomodation only to find more talk on muggers and tough guys!

    Pleeaaassseee
    The accommodation to my knowledge is fine I know someone who lived there a few years ago and another last year and there were no complaints whatsoever. I think the only bad thing about accommodation would be if your flat is on the ground floor, I just think it's cooler if you're higher up like myself and there's probably less chance of your flat being robbed right!
    (Original post by aristademis)
    No, the original topic was lame and we made it more interesting.
    haha

    (Original post by aristademis)
    I liked basketball until Kobe Bryant ruined it. Chicago's not really a basketball town. Hell the Bulls were in the playoffs last season and no one noticed much. Jordan was basketball to Chicago and once he left for good, no one payed attention. It's baseball first, football second, then a tie between hockey and basketball.
    What's wrong with Kobe? I thought if anyone you'd be hating on Wade and Lebron. Well I'm sure if you see me on campus we'll have an interesting discussion
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    lol ok thanks anyway then
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    (Original post by bronbron23)
    I'm from Cowley which is in Oxford. Cowleyfornia is a play on words. I'm 6'3" and do martial arts and am yet to test my skills because I know how to stay away from fights and to avoid being robbed.

    BTW Aristademis you don't like basketball do you? coming from chi-town?

    Hey Bronbron...are you at QM already? I was wondering what types of martial arts clubs they have there, and if so, do you go to any?
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    (Original post by Olly080983)
    Hey Bronbron...are you at QM already? I was wondering what types of martial arts clubs they have there, and if so, do you go to any?
    Nah I'm not yet. I really would like to do tae kwon do if not I would like to do muay thai or judo cos I am rubbish when it comes to grappling. What about yourself, interested in anything specifically?
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    (Original post by bronbron23)
    Nah I'm not yet. I really would like to do tae kwon do if not I would like to do muay thai or judo cos I am rubbish when it comes to grappling. What about yourself, interested in anything specifically?

    Ye, i use to play rugby a lot when i was youngr, but not so much now...and i also use to go to kickboxing quite a lot...well for 4 years...use to do comps and that, but slowly stopped about 3 years ago.
    Am def gonna do somethin at QM, need to get back in shape..i have heard they do tae kwon do...and kickboxing...so will see when i get there. Also a big basketball fan...i spose we will be spoilt for choice there. What you gonna be studying?
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    I want to do kickboxing and ladies football. i cant find my own boxing gloves though so I'm highly cheesed.
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    (Original post by Olly080983)
    Ye, i use to play rugby a lot when i was youngr, but not so much now...and i also use to go to kickboxing quite a lot...well for 4 years...use to do comps and that, but slowly stopped about 3 years ago.
    Am def gonna do somethin at QM, need to get back in shape..i have heard they do tae kwon do...and kickboxing...so will see when i get there. Also a big basketball fan...i spose we will be spoilt for choice there. What you gonna be studying?
    man we're going to be best friends if you like bball and martial arts . I'm studying Computer Science how about yourself. btw are you on msn or facebook?
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    (Original post by bronbron23)
    man we're going to be best friends if you like bball and martial arts . I'm studying Computer Science how about yourself. btw are you on msn or facebook?
    yes mate... Olly Betts....facebook....i will be studying environmental geography....all about climate change and various issues relating to that. Quite relevant in todays society!
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    (Original post by aristademis)
    I have been. Twice. One guy got a broken nose and the other was simply ridiculed until he fled. Is the adult diaper industry fourishing in your country, because you make it sound like you all **** your pants each time you get a funny look?

    That said, if you're stupid enough to walk alone in a shady area or flaunt your wares, you're begging to get mugged regardless of whatever weapon they may possess. If you're with a group of people and you all stand there and let yourselves be bullied, then I don't know what to tell you.
    hehe "ridiculed till he fled"? what was he ten or something? lmao

    I dont think were still discussing this but I couldnt reply till now, I agree with you on the whole "guns are worse" etc fair point but my beef is more with the fact the the law doesnt seem to do much to help with this sort of thing and victims can often end up punished worse than the criminals for defending themselves. Its all very odd :confused:

    I could run but Im too hot headed and I dont like to look cowardly, thing is im short AND skinny so if I tryed to fight I would probably be snapped in half.

    As to "accomodation sucks" im afraid to say that most accomadation sucks even my house sucks, I reckon I could trump a fair number of people for staying in crappy accomadation lol.
    Thing is though a female freind of mine was staying at the halls in UWE which are really very nice indeed but the regulations imposed for keeping them nice are so petty you can end up with a "warning lecture" for putting blutack on the wall...... lame really.
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    (Original post by SkinnyPuppyBones)
    hehe "ridiculed till he fled"? what was he ten or something? lmao
    No,no. I don't know what the hell he was thinking. He and one of his thug buddies thought it would be a good idea to mug me and another guy. What they failed to realize was that three of our friends were about 40 yards behind us. 5 drunk and rowdy guys versus 2 guys and a knife. It was a bit comical.

    I dont think were still discussing this but I couldnt reply till now, I agree with you on the whole "guns are worse" etc fair point but my beef is more with the fact the the law doesnt seem to do much to help with this sort of thing and victims can often end up punished worse than the criminals for defending themselves. Its all very odd :confused:
    Yeah, that blows. It'll probably take a member of parliament's children being injured before they act on it.

    I could run but Im too hot headed and I dont like to look cowardly, thing is im short AND skinny so if I tryed to fight I would probably be snapped in half.
    I'm short, hairy, stocky, ill-tempered...yes, I have Welsh ancestors.

    As to "accomodation sucks" im afraid to say that most accomadation sucks even my house sucks, I reckon I could trump a fair number of people for staying in crappy accomadation lol.
    Thing is though a female freind of mine was staying at the halls in UWE which are really very nice indeed but the regulations imposed for keeping them nice are so petty you can end up with a "warning lecture" for putting blutack on the wall...... lame really.
    The first dorm I lived in had no air conditioning, no ethernet ports (it was a year or two before broadband caught on), had filthy, fruit-fly infested shared bathrooms...but it was one of the best experiences I ever had. We were forced to not stay in our rooms and mingle. It was awesome. I hope I can duplicate it this year.
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    (Original post by aristademis)

    I have Welsh ancestors.
    hey me 2
    (Original post by aristademis)

    The first dorm I lived in had no air conditioning, no ethernet ports (it was a year or two before broadband caught on), had filthy, fruit-fly infested shared bathrooms...but it was one of the best experiences I ever had. We were forced to not stay in our rooms and mingle. It was awesome. I hope I can duplicate it this year.
    That's a good point we should either be out having fun or working in the library! Not sleeping or browsing tsr
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    (Original post by bronbron23)
    hey me 2
    Dude, we're totally starting a club.

    That's a good point we should either be out having fun or working in the library! Not sleeping or browsing tsr
    Damn straight! I have an obscene post.
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    i play petanque
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    (Original post by malaysian dentist)
    i play petanque
    Awesome, teach me to play.
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    (Original post by malaysian dentist)
    i play petanque
    what the heck is that?
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    (Original post by bronbron23)
    what the heck is that?
    it's a very nice game man!

    Pétanque (pronounced [pe.tɑ̃k] in French) is a form of boules where the goal is to throw metal balls as close as possible to a small wooden ball called a cochonnet (jack). The game is normally played on hard dirt or gravel, but can also be played on grass or other surfaces. Sandy beaches are not suitable. Similar games are bocce and bowls.

    i've played it once or twice..but throwing those metal balls into the bucket is definitely more fun, especially the sound
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    manzo_banco has definitely made it clear! i agree 150% that throwing those balls into the bucket is more fun! haha.. it can be boring if u play it too much at 1 time.
 
 
 
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