back to article Fever pitch as Dublin tar drop fall captured by webcam

Not content with recently beating Australia at rugby, cycling and cricket, the Anglo-Irish axis has added an academic triumph after boffins at Trinity College Dublin captured live footage of a drop of pitch falling. To refresh your memory about this … erm ... pitched battle (sorry), get thee to this story from April about the …

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Happy

Bad, bad, bad

"pitched battle (sorry)"

You should get some kind of journalistic medal for that. :-)

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Pitch?

Looks more like someone is pouring a pint of cold Guinness

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IT Angle

More exciting than watching paint dry.

"Queensland's vial of the substance is apparently not far off dropping."

A short burst from a blowtorch could have helped. Too late now.

(===> What's the IT angle? News day as slow as a drop of pitch?)

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Blink...

and you miss it!

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IT Angle

As pointless as a lib dem manifesto

Whilst the same colour and shape as what the torys are full of.

Perhaps this should be televised instead of PMQ's?

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Re: As pointless as a lib dem manifesto

The Tories are full of something that has the same colour & consistency of pitch - black & very nearly almost solid? Dunno about politicians, but if cattle had that same colour & consistency I'd be getting the vet out - it's supposed to be greenish brown & pour easily.

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Re: As pointless as a lib dem manifesto

Oh! I know I shouldn't feed the troll...

But...

It's as dynamic as a set of Labour policies....

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Happy

of course we lost

it was cricket pitch.

I'll get my coat, its the white one with black marks

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Re: of course we lost

If you had remembered your pants and trousers you could have avoided those embarrassing black marks on your coat.

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bias

I notice the BBC aren't covering this story

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Is it worng that we got quite excited over this in the office here?

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Happy

Re: Is it wrong?

No

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Anonymous Coward

You're on a sticky wicket there ...

since when is England dropping 'un news?

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Anonymous Coward

Re: You're on a sticky wicket there ...

> thinks Dublin is in England

American detected.

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Re: You're on a sticky wicket there ...

> American detected.

Not content with recently beating Australia at rugby, cycling and cricket, the Anglo-Irish axis has added ...

Your lack of basic reading skills may be accompanied by a shaky sense of geography, but ...

(wait for it)

... don't tar me with the same brush. <rimshot>

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Re: You're on a sticky wicket there ...

Actually a nickname in the "real" Ireland for Dublin Area is "Western Britain".

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Re: You're on a sticky wicket there ...

I know. But Britain != England.

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Re: You're on a sticky wicket there ...

> I know. But Britain != England.

Remind me again, when did Ireland - or even Britain - beat Australia at cricket?

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Re: You're on a sticky wicket there ...

Of course the real reason why so many multinationals base their financials out of Ireland...

... is because the capital is Dublin'.

(Some jokes are so old they deserve to be scraped up from time to time.)

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That reminds me

I'd best go and check on the missus, she's been in the loo a very long time.

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Re: That reminds me

If she reads that, you're going to be in trouble like you've never been before...

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Up the Dubs!

And... 'down with that sort of thing!'

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Not even a webcam could spice it up.

Interminable periods of nothing, the occasional hint of excitement only to find that wasn't much of an experience and something else has dropped.

But less of my love life, this pitch thing is great.

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Anyone know if...

...there's any similar experiment going on with sheet glass ?

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Re: Anyone know if...

Glass isn't a liquid. That's a myth. Old church glass panes are thicker at the bottom because they were made that way.

http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/physics/General/Glass/glass.html

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Second place

I'd like to pitch in,

but was beaten to it. Well done TCD team.

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That reminds me...

...must add All Bran to the shopping list

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Solids are liquids in disguise.

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