Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Things I Learned From The British

Ah, those Brits. So entertaining:

The Chorlton Villa player got a yellow card for the noise which was classed as "unsporting behaviour".

The team, who conceded a goal on the second take, went on to win the match 6-4 against International Manchester FC at Turn Moss in Stretford, Manchester.

Villa manager Ian Treadwell said their conduct was "normally exemplary".

"One of our players 'broke wind' and only the referee heard it and he booked the player," he said.

As I explained to my co-bloggers, breaking wind could provide a ref with three separate rationales to book a player, though the referee really has to have either a pretty short temper or pretty sensitive olfactory faculties to resort to an immediate yellow. Surely a verbal warning is more appropriate for the first offense.

Also, the Brits have developed a spray that can permit men to last "six times longer" in the sack:

In the study, the researchers looked at 300 men who regularly had difficulty lasting for more than a minute during love-making.


PSD502 helped 90% of the men enjoy sex for up to four minutes, where they had previously only lasted for seconds.

This prompted a range of responses on the part of our community. I commented that perhaps a real solution would be a spray that permits women to reach completion more quickly. Nat-Wu commented on a lack of excitement at lasting anywhere from thirty seconds to four minutes, but then he's also been studying at the Sting school of meditative sexology. Adam, commenting on the woman's dour expression in the article, hypothesized "She thought there was a different meaning to "'six times longer.'"


Nat-Wu said...

If American refs were like that, you would have been red-carded.