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"Keep those cards and letters coming"-Tom ...er

by Ravensblood / April 11, 2006 8:49 AM PDT

people send you cards? greeting cards? people actually mail stuff to you? Or was it just a figure of speech? email postcards? like .mac or yahoo greetings?

See, now we need to have that video podcast so I can see some of these.

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Can we mail physically ?
by Redhats Q / April 11, 2006 9:05 AM PDT

If such an address exists I could send some Kiwiana across. We have soooo much stuff you'll never see in the US, Like Clear skies and Green Grass, and Sheep... Don't forget the sheep.

But seriously, If you like them I can even send some of My NZ landsacpe photos. I didn't think you'ld be interested, but I guess it would be sort of encouraging to know that real people listen.

And for the record, Don't give a physical address, I think the creepiness factor would go up a hundredfold.

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Cards, no, sheep yes
by acedtect / April 11, 2006 9:19 AM PDT

It's just an expression. From the 1950s TV era. Nobody sends us cards or letters. Nobody needs to send us anything but email.

You can post pictures to the Flickr group, which is linked to at http://bol.cnet.com/

And please send us some blue skies and sheep. Blue skies are soreley missed during the 100-day rain here. Sheep remind me of New Zeland and I like that. If you'd have me, I'd move there. Go the Blacks!

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rhinestone cowboy
by jemsbarr / April 11, 2006 3:20 PM PDT
In reply to: Cards, no, sheep yes

I think Glen "mugshot" Campbell mentions something about cards and letters in the above noted song.

I used to listen to the *ahem* 8 track!

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All Blacks
by MacHugger / April 11, 2006 4:34 PM PDT
In reply to: Cards, no, sheep yes

>>Go the Blacks!

I believe they're called the All Blacks. Happy I was in NZ during the last Rugby world cup and when The All Blacks were upset by the Australian team, the country felt like death the next day. They take their rugby seriously.

-Kevin S.

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I believe you failed at a try
by acedtect / April 12, 2006 4:32 AM PDT
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"Go the Blacks" was heard all over the south Island during said rugby world cup when I was there. I was also at the Australia-New Zealand matchup you're referring to, sitting next to a couple of Wallabies fans who were very kindly helping us poor Yanks understand the intricacies of the game.

I was even mistaken for an All Blacks fan on the train ride back to the hotel because we were so tired and not wearing yellow and green.

But yes, their proper full name is the All Blacks.

Penalty kick for you Happy

Tom

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Schooled!
by MacHugger / April 12, 2006 6:33 AM PDT

Hmm, don't remember the phrase just "the blacks" but I'll definitely take you on your word since I didn't actually go to a game. Just saw mention of it on every single newspaper and television station in New Zealand.

I thought there was a bit of controversy surrounding the name (just for people unaware of the origin) so I am a bit surprised to hear that it's taken even further with just "Go, the Blacks!"

The All Blacks name, I believe just refers to their uniform so it's in no way racially-based (unlike the Redskins in American Football - but that's another discussion).

I must say the Haka (sp?) is very cool to watch and if I were to adopt a rugby team as my own, I'd pick the All Blacks (though I remember the U.S. team not playing so badly at the time).

-Kevin S.

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He he
by acedtect / April 12, 2006 6:50 AM PDT
In reply to: Schooled!

You're so rarely mistaken I had to jump on it. Hoped you'd take it in a good spirit Happy

The Eagles did do surpsiingly well in the Cup last time. The US sevens team is also improving.

adkinsjs knows much more about rugby than me, so I'd better be careful or he'll school me.

The US is actually the regining Olympic gold medal rugby winner as the last time they had rugby in the Olympics was in the 1920s.

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