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Old 01-16-2009, 02:43 PM   #781
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He's just being nice to Roger. Little Wogie-wogie does so love playing mind games, and Rafa would never really play that way with him.

I was just taking the piss at everyone saying Roger should concentrate on his BH instead of answering questions at press conferences
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Old 01-16-2009, 02:43 PM   #782
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My grandfather (her husband) played the guitar and sang too. He had students (sort of like a 2nd job). I never met him, he died a few months before I was born. Apparently none of their kids learnt to play or even really appreciate (in terms of studying) music and the mandolin/guitar/everything were sold, thrown in the trash etc. :retard: My mother later regretted it but in those times life was difficult and poor people didn't take those things seriously. The guitar was not an instrument people regarded the same way as the piano for example. However my mom was really eager for me to learn music and I started with the guitar. Unfortunately I havent played for many years, but I could play this when I was 12:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-CJFFb0tPA
Metis, I you if you can play that sort of a thing.

WG, I am not a chemical engineer but my husband is one.

Speaking of talented musicians, this guy took the Western Mandolin and added a string to it to make it produce sounds in the Indian tradition. He started playing the instrument at 5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0Ctnz1ZZ5o
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Old 01-16-2009, 02:43 PM   #783
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5. I guess you had to stop to go learn all the languages you speak (32, by my count )
That must be how her musical talent expresses itself.
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WG some good people on here at last

NID, that quote from Muzza is utterly arrogant coming from a nobody MTF never disappoints
I don't think the quote is really all that arrogant. It's just damn insulting.

By the way, where did the quote come from? Is there a thread on MTF? Or did Scoobs just dream it up? It's funny in any event.
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Old 01-16-2009, 02:46 PM   #785
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I was just taking the piss at everyone saying Roger should concentrate on his BH instead of answering questions at press conferences
I haven't had time to read any of that stuff on GM so I didn't get the joke.

Anyway, you don't really want Murray concentrating on improving his game, do you?
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Old 01-16-2009, 02:48 PM   #786
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awwwww I love her father. What a mensch. There always has to be money for music (and books too). What a wonderful gift he gave her. So much more than simply a mandolin.
According to all the stories I've heard about him he was an amazing guy.


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Since the ukelele clip was so well received----I'm quite certain you will love this guy:



He's a fucking legend.

EDIT: I was in Balboa Park twice last year, but I didn't hear about this guy until quite recently.
very impressive!



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i feel, like roger, that my automatic quote-inclusion days are over stupid mono
There, there now Like Rogi you probably still have a few good quoting runs left in you.



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metis how are you? do you and hema study the same fields of engineering? for some reason, i have hema in my head as a chemical engineer (like my roommate) and you in bio-engineering but i think i made those up
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I figured Metis for mechanical engineering.
I'm a chemical engineer but my doctoral thesis was in bioengineering.


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i think we can rule out computer engineering (unless she was stymied by torrents to throw us off ). maybe mechanical or electrical?
It's true my relationship with computers has always been shaky...
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I don't think the quote is really all that arrogant. It's just damn insulting.

By the way, where did the quote come from? Is there a thread on MTF? Or did Scoobs just dream it up? It's funny in any event.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/7832696.stm - the quote is early on in the interview.
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WG some good people on here at last
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Mule or Mole.

I want to see Querrey give Roddick the beating of his life. It'll happen.
mule = ass, so i'll go with that one

poor andy sam's got better groundstrokes than him but let's see him win something meaningful first

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I was just taking the piss at everyone saying Roger should concentrate on his BH instead of answering questions at press conferences
i was tempted to follow up your GM post with "i think the right answer should have been "i'll worry about my form and you can ask the others about their favorites" but i refrained

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Metis, I you if you can play that sort of a thing.

WG, I am not a chemical engineer but my husband is one

Speaking of talented musicians, this guy took the Western Mandolin and added a string to it to make it produce sounds in the Indian tradition. He started playing the instrument at 5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0Ctnz1ZZ5o
you're not giving us any hints about your engineering discipline hema

have you linked them to mandolin srinivasan yet? he's the only mandolin player i know
edit: yes you did

i love percussion instruments best the tabla or the mridangam
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Old 01-16-2009, 02:52 PM   #789
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See Scoobs you were wrong, you were wondering what pseudo controversy would arise today about Roger's interviews but since he didn't play yesterday there was none. There's a just a thread congratulating Murray for doing the exact same thing Roger did
Yes - naughty Andy

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/7832696.stm - the quote is early on in the interview.
Thanks for the link, Chris (< that still feels weird). The quote is a lot funnier as straight text, though.

I still don't see Federer losing before the final. A Muzzerer final would not surprise me in the slightest.
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I don't think the quote is really all that arrogant. It's just damn insulting.
It's insulting AND arrogant I wouldn't mind it if it was coming from some legend of the game rather than some spoilt kid...
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There, there now Like Rogi you probably still have a few good quoting runs left in you.
all i have left to look forward to are pity quotes i will be announcing my retirement from the quoting race soon



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I'm a chemical engineer but my doctoral thesis was in bioengineering.
how in the world did you make that shift? i thought the silos in academia were hard to break out of.



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It's true my relationship with computers has always been shaky...
most people's are. i used to be able to kill my office laptop fairly easily when i was working
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Yes - naughty Andy

He's learning well from the master.
It's a sad world where these kinds of quotes would be considered trash talking
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It's a sad world where these kinds of quotes would be considered trash talking
Well in tennis they're all so polite all the time, this is like declaration of war
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Muzza getting tips from Feds on how to give interviews now.

"Federer WANTS to be the favorite"

No shit, Sherlock.
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