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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 2,345 ✭✭✭Gits_bone


    AMAs with people just because it's their profession is boring really if it's all the time. Most people would know a guard and know what they do daily.


  • Registered Users Posts: 32,956 ✭✭✭✭Omackeral


    Gits_bone wrote: »
    AMAs with people just because it's their profession is boring really if it's all the time. Most people would know a guard and know what they do daily.

    That's the second time you've said that. Have you anything interesting about yourself you'd be willing to share? Or anyone specific you'd like to hear from?


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 2,345 ✭✭✭Gits_bone


    Omackeral wrote: »
    That's the second time you've said that. Have you anything interesting about yourself you'd be willing to share? Or anyone specific you'd like to hear from?

    Someone who travelled around Ireland that didn't pay any travel costs.

    and yeah, I work as a lollipop lady, guess that qualifies me to do an AMA!


  • Registered Users Posts: 32,956 ✭✭✭✭Omackeral


    Gits_bone wrote: »
    Someone who travelled around Ireland that didn't pay any travel costs.

    and yeah, I work as a lollipop lady, guess that qualifies me to do an AMA!


    I recommend you have a nosey at this book.

    http://www.amazon.com/Round-Ireland-Fridge-Tony-Hawks/dp/0312274920


    I read it during the summer. Basically this English fella was over here and noticed a hitch-hiker with a bulky appliance and thought it as odd and wondered would it hinder the chances of him being picked up. A few weeks later he's back home in the pub and the conversation comes up about this awkward hitch-hiker. They start wondering how long the would-be traveller would have been waiting on a lift. Anyway, the English chap says he reckons he'd be able to do it with enough patience. They make a bet and the terms are that the guy has to hitch-hike around Ireland, with the fridge, depending on people's good will and hospitality. The time frame was 3 months and had to include all of the Republic of Ireland's perimeter. The wager was for 100 Pounds! Got coverage on Gerry Ryan etc!

    Wait, where was I?! :p


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,987 ✭✭✭Tilly


    I heard Darragh D on newstalk today plugging this forum :)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,539 ✭✭✭John_D80


    Have 2 that I would love to see happen.

    Aircraft cabin crew. They must have some tales to tell about all sorts. Would love to know why they insist on the window blinds being open for landing. ;-)

    Also someone who is wheelchair bound could be very very interesting.


  • Registered Users Posts: 31,829 ✭✭✭✭Mars Bar


    John_D80 wrote: »
    Have 2 that I would love to see happen.

    Aircraft cabin crew. They must have some tales to tell about all sorts. Would love to know why they insist on the window blinds being open for landing. ;-)

    Also someone who is wheelchair bound could be very very interesting.

    I was thinking just this week that this would be one I won't want to read!
    A couple of pilots had their own anecdotes in the AH thread about mistakes at work and I was :eek:!
    I hope it can be done for those that are interested though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,588 ✭✭✭✭dulpit


    John_D80 wrote: »
    Aircraft cabin crew. They must have some tales to tell about all sorts. Would love to know why they insist on the window blinds being open for landing. ;-)

    Isn't that so they can find you easier if the plane has crashed?


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 2,345 ✭✭✭Gits_bone


    dulpit wrote: »
    Isn't that so they can find you easier if the plane has crashed?

    I'm sure it's because it saves the crew having to open them before the next people get on the plane.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,039 ✭✭✭face1990


    A publican.
    Do they make much profit, have much troublemakers, are extortion rackets a thing, do the breweries have them by the balls, what are their opinions on minimum pricing, how commonly are spirits watered down, how risky is a lock-in?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 367 ✭✭Marz66


    Some suggestions but I suppose you need volunteers first

    Doctor (G.P.)
    Nurse
    Psychologist
    Priest
    Stay-at-home parent
    Working parent
    Crèche worker
    Writer
    Personal trainer


  • Registered Users Posts: 32,956 ✭✭✭✭Omackeral


    Someone suggested a Wheelchair user earlier in the thread. I'd like to second this. Thought that was a great shout.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 150 ✭✭_Jumper_


    Marz66 wrote: »
    Some suggestions but I suppose you need volunteers first

    Doctor (G.P.)
    Nurse
    Psychologist
    Priest
    Stay-at-home parent
    Working parent
    Crèche worker
    Writer
    Personal trainer
    Omackeral wrote: »
    Someone suggested a Wheelchair user earlier in the thread. I'd like to second this. Thought that was a great shout.
    Apart from Priest (but that'd be handy to fill), writer and wheelchair user, the rest of them are on Boards....or so they say.

    No doubt the other 3 are aswell but I havent' noticed them.


  • Registered Users Posts: 31,829 ✭✭✭✭Mars Bar


    I thought the Donovan one was very disappointing. It'd be much better to keep it to Boards users and not relatively famous people.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 2,345 ✭✭✭Gits_bone


    Mars Bar wrote: »
    I thought the Donovan one was very disappointing. It'd be much better to keep it to Boards users and not relatively famous people.

    Yeah he just wanted some extra publicity for his gig. Didn't even answer his questions like he was supposed to after the gig was done.

    Never even heard of him before either.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 10,325 ✭✭✭✭Dozen Wicked Words


    Mars Bar wrote: »
    I thought the Donovan one was very disappointing. It'd be much better to keep it to Boards users and not relatively famous people.

    Agree he was a waste of time, but would be a shame if he soured the whole idea of getting interesting people in who aren't on boards. The current Goldenplec one is quite interesting and gives a bit of publicity to an Irish website (which I'm afraid I'd never heard of before this) and he is very open and answers the questions well imo.

    To reiterate though Donovan was a complete and utter waste of time and actually annoyed me with how little effort he, or his management put in.


  • Politics Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 22,655 Mod ✭✭✭✭Tokyo


    Mars Bar wrote: »
    I thought the Donovan one was very disappointing. It'd be much better to keep it to Boards users and not relatively famous people.

    I think that it would be a shame to limit AMA's like that, based on one disappointing experience. The nature of AMA's is that some are simply going to be hit and miss, regardless of who is authoring them. Had you told me a month ago that an AMA from an insurance underwriter would get 200+ responses, I'd probably have laughed, but the thread speaks for itself. At the end of the day, the success of a thread is going to come down to the individual themselves, just as much as the topic they are discussing or how famous (or not) they happen to be.


  • Registered Users Posts: 31,829 ✭✭✭✭Mars Bar


    mike_ie wrote: »
    I think that it would be a shame to limit AMA's like that, based on one disappointing experience. The nature of AMA's is that some are simply going to be hit and miss, regardless of who is authoring them. Had you told me a month ago that an AMA from an insurance underwriter would get 200+ responses, I'd probably have laughed, but the thread speaks for itself. At the end of the day, the success of a thread is going to come down to the individual themselves, just as much as the topic they are discussing or how famous (or not) they happen to be.

    I wouldn't mind the odd one so long as it doesn't become the focus of the forum.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,686 ✭✭✭allybhoy


    Id love to personally hear from a professional athlete or and get some insight into the dedication and training required for their chosen sport. Boxing \ Soccer \ Rugby \ Athletics \ Tennis etc. Even "non athletic" sports such as Darts \ Snooker \ Golf.

    Id also love to hear from Inter County GAA players and what its like trying to balance basically being a professional athlete but not getting any financial reward for it and trying to earn a living outside of sport.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 2,345 ✭✭✭Gits_bone


    allybhoy wrote: »
    Id love to personally hear from a professional athlete or and get some insight into the dedication and training required for their chosen sport. Boxing \ Soccer \ Rugby \ Athletics \ Tennis etc. Even "non athletic" sports such as Darts \ Snooker \ Golf.

    Id also love to hear from Inter County GAA players and what its like trying to balance basically being a professional athlete but not getting any financial reward for it and trying to earn a living outside of sport.

    Some do get financially rewarded out of it and if you play county football you're pretty much guaranteed to get a job. They'll get you a job so you'll stay in the county.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 768 ✭✭✭SpaceSasqwatch


    allybhoy wrote: »
    Id love to personally hear from a professional athlete or and get some insight into the dedication and training required for their chosen sport. Boxing \ Soccer \ Rugby \ Athletics \ Tennis etc. Even "non athletic" sports such as Darts \ Snooker \ Golf.

    Id also love to hear from Inter County GAA players and what its like trying to balance basically being a professional athlete but not getting any financial reward for it and trying to earn a living outside of sport.

    Theres a few pro thai boxers in the martial arts forum,same goes for the MMA forum.Conor McGregor also has/had an account and his posts were gas..think they were before he was 'big'too.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 2,345 ✭✭✭Gits_bone


    I'd love to hear from a car salesman.

    -How much they add onto a cars price just to knock it off to make it out as a bargain.
    -The silliest offer they received.


  • Registered Users Posts: 41,044 ✭✭✭✭Annasopra


    An Ask a muslim thread I think would be a good idea and an ask a trans person

    It was so much easier to blame it on Them. It was bleakly depressing to think that They were Us. If it was Them, then nothing was anyone's fault. If it was us, what did that make Me? After all, I'm one of Us. I must be. I've certainly never thought of myself as one of Them. No one ever thinks of themselves as one of Them. We're always one of Us. It's Them that do the bad things.

    Terry Pratchet



  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 55 ✭✭KaaaaaaPOW


    Conor McGregor also has/had an account and his posts were gas..think they were before he was 'big'too.

    Can you remember the user name?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 768 ✭✭✭SpaceSasqwatch


    KaaaaaaPOW wrote: »
    Can you remember the user name?

    not of the top of my head.Will do a search and see if i can find it


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,539 ✭✭✭John_D80


    KaaaaaaPOW wrote: »
    Can you remember the user name?


    It was NOTORIOUS of course!!

    Seriously it was. He only had about 10 posts AFAIR.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 768 ✭✭✭SpaceSasqwatch


    KaaaaaaPOW wrote: »
    Can you remember the user name?

    Here's the link to the thread
    http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2056446232


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 768 ✭✭✭SpaceSasqwatch


    John_D80 wrote: »
    It was NOTORIOUS of course!!

    Seriously it was. He only had about 10 posts AFAIR.

    yeah 10 posts of him mouthing off:pac:


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,840 ✭✭✭Dav


    At least he's consistent ;)

    I spoke to Coach Kavanagh (I've met him a few times, he's a real gentleman) about getting some of his time, but with the press hype both Conor and himself generate, it's not easy to get a spare few hours :) I might see if some of the other SBG lads like Cathal Pendred or Paddy Holohan might want to do it though. They've done work with our colleagues in The42 through a sponsorship deal before, so might be willing to be nice to us too ;)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,495 ✭✭✭✭eviltwin


    There are so many people I'd love to see on this forum, someone who is openly racist, homophobic, misogynist. Someone who was involved in a major situation like a bombing, 9/11, plane crash etc. I don't mind celebs but would prefer someone topical, a normal person who is in the news for some reason.


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