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476  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Hulk Vs The Silver Surfer!!! Strength vs Power!! on: July 18, 2012, 11:03:15 AM
Nice write up as usual - I really enjoy these. Written true to form, it's hard to see anyone at Hulks level beating SS.
477  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: WYHI on: July 15, 2012, 10:30:19 PM
The climate is really harsh here and the ultravoilet rays are really strong.  You have to wear sunscreen 30+ every single day in order to prevent alot of sun damage.  I will give you an example..when I was in Zurich in august 2010 I went without any makeup or sunscreen for a couple of hours and sat in the sun and I didn't even feel any sting from the sun rays or get any sunburn etc.  Back home in australia I wear 30+ sunscreen at 5am in summer when I do my brisk walking outdoors.  By 6.30am its too hot to walk here.  That is the difference.

Very true. Since moving to Germany I've had a lot a people tell me they can recognise Australians very easily because we all look older than we are.
478  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: I GOT FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES! on: July 15, 2012, 01:06:18 AM
I've got no friends in high places but the two 'name' people I've met have both been really terrific, friendly very 'normal' people.

I knew Pat Rafter during the time he won his US Open titles. I was more friends with his other family members, but his family are so close you couldn't help but hang out with him as well. Fantastic guy, very personable and had time for everyone. The whole family are exactly the same - very good upbringing from their parents.

Jet Li I met back in 91 or so. He was the friendliest guy and as tiny as a sparrow. I didn't really know who he was at the time other than he'd starred in Shaolin Temple and was very famous in East Asia - but he seemed genuinely pleased to meet people. Smoked like a chimney which took me by surprise, but very very nice guy, very humble.

That's it - I'm out.
479  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Big Down Hills progress over the past 6 years! on: July 12, 2012, 02:44:59 PM
Was he known as "Big" Dan Hill back in 2006?
480  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: New flat mate..... a slut..... on: July 09, 2012, 01:57:19 AM
Where are you in NZ mate? I love the place (my mum is a North Canterbury girl), but some of the kiwi chicks - ever spent time in Ivercargill? The women there would make you consider joining a monastery.
481  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Worst chest in pro bodybuilding, ever? on: July 07, 2012, 03:06:19 PM

This is a little unfair - he didn't have his tear when he was competing and his chest was in proportion to everything else on his physique.
482  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Japanese culture responsible for the Nuclear Meltdown? on: July 05, 2012, 04:01:01 AM
My brother lives in Tokyo and he has no qualms about this whatsoever. I know they don't get much in terms of access to information, but his attitude is 'Well - if it happens, it'll happen to all of us' - which I can't for the life of me understand, because he actually has an Australian passport and can get out whenever he wants to.
483  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Austraillians Are Outragged over Twitter Picture of Gold Metalist in Bikini on: June 27, 2012, 10:35:16 AM
I am Australian.

I am not outraged. 
484  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: hit in order - spice girls 2012 on: June 27, 2012, 10:33:56 AM
It's always been about Sporty for me (except for maybe her lesbian bulldyke looking period).
485  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: what is your opinion or view on socalled detox diets? on: June 26, 2012, 11:49:44 PM
The body is designed to detox itself (from a cavemans diet) but in many cases it can get too overwhelmed to do this efficiently. There are 2 phases of liver detox - first breaks down the bad stuff, the second removes it. When you have people whose stage 1 detox is working better than stage 2, then you have some pretty lousy feeling people walking around.

Detox diets have been touted as a cure all but sadly there is mostly only anecdotal evidence to support them. I used to prescribe them a lot when i was practising, but my field was pretty narrow - I spent most of my life as a naturopath working with kids with behavioural problems (ADHD and the like). The diets would make varying degrees of difference in about 65% of the cases I saw. Most spectacular result I saw was in an older lady who had bad osteoarthritis (could barely close her fingers, walking was hard). She came as a last resort and didn't really believe in anything. I asked her to eat nothing but a selection of steamed vegetables, fish and plain rice for 8 weeks. She was allowed to use sesame oil for flavour. It was a battle to convince her to do it, but she was a completely different person when she came back in.

Bottom line - they CAN work, but most people touting them have an agenda. I actually think fasting is a better more efficient way to achieve the same results but here again, you're probably only going to find anecdotal evidence rather than hard and fast proof.
486  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: New girlfriend. She's not into blowjobs on: June 26, 2012, 12:00:00 AM
Talk about some lazy people here the pic of the brown haired chick is NOT the one he is discussing.

For what it is worth Swedish friends of mine have always told me they are not big into oral because 99% of Swedish dudes are uncircumcised.

I can confirm this. I have stated a few times on here - I fucking love Scandinavian women and as a young backpacker spent a blissful 6 weeks going from Norway to Denmark (via Sweden and Finland). I was travelling with another Aussie at the time. We both had women jump on us once their friends told them we were circumcised. It was like being given instant rockstar status. Fucking fantastic!

And James - the Swedes are (were) very sexual girls. I never met one who wasn't keen on oral. You sure she's Swedish?
487  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: No Weights, No Diet, Just junkfood and Calisthenics (no roiders either!) on: June 23, 2012, 02:19:21 PM
monster legs on all of them

Was just wondering the same thing. Looks like a good workout and they're obviously in shape, but how do you work legs in a bodyweight session? Single legged squats?

And just a contribution on the gymnast thing - my wife was once a reasonably high level gymnast and one of our family friend is a former 3 time Olympian gymnast. They all lift weights at a certain level - maybe not like a bodybuilder, but definitely a part of their training.

And the Olympian says he saw East Germans shooting up at the Montreal games and he's pretty sure doping is widespread these days.
488  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Moving from Canada to Australia.... on: June 20, 2012, 10:29:01 PM
In Oz I started out professionally as a psychologist before becoming a naturopath. I specialised in child behaviour and also consulted to a pharmacy chain in my last few years for whom I developed their store wide health programmes and ran workshops for their pharmacists and associated GPs.

When I decided to move to Germany I went back to uni in the evening and studied to become a high school teacher (psychology and media studies). Of course, no-one told me that Germany (my part at least) recognises no foreign teaching qualifications. I was lucky enough to work in a bilingual high school here for 2 years thanks to my wife (also a teacher) and a very open minded principal who hid me in the stats, but when he retired, so did my job. I have my own Japanese taiko drumming school and I teach business ESL and martial arts on the side. I do consider myself very lucky to be doing so because I love it (except for the English which is a pain in the arse), but I'm under no illusions that I can do what I do because of my wife's job. One great thing about Germany is that the teachers here are treated with respect and paid extremely well.

We're in the middle of applying to teach overseas - her in German international schools and me wherever I can get myself. It's either develop some more teaching experience for my resumé, or spend the rest of my life entertaining bored business people without a sense of humour who have to come to English class instead of going home after a long day at the office.

I agree with you - Melbourne has changed a bit recently, but I still think it's the best place in Australia.
489  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Moving from Canada to Australia.... on: June 20, 2012, 10:24:01 AM
And yet you say:

"...there's not a day that goes by when I don't think about moving back to Melbourne."

I tell you what, I'll swap with you.  Melbourne for the edge of the Black Forest.  There's not a day I don't dream of getting out of here.

I won't lie - it's a beautiful part of the world I'm living in and close to pretty much everywhere in Europe,  but the people here are so conservative and miserable it's driving me nuts. If you're smiling you're not to be trusted here and especially if you're obviously foreign...a while ago someone came up to my wife and asked what her problem was that she wasn't able to find a German guy to be with.

I prefer Melbourne, personally.
490  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Moving from Canada to Australia.... on: June 20, 2012, 06:18:29 AM
it can be very hard to migrate to Oz, but I have to say, Australia has some of the most retarded policies with respect to foreign investment. The amount of property the Chinese have bought up has pushed real estate to sky high levels in Australia, and while the average person is either struggling mightily to find somewhere to rent, or to pay their mortgage, the government just continues to bend over for more foreign investment. Crazy.

I saw an apartment over the road from me, which was NOTHING - busted up piece of shit, get a fresh coat of paint, some carpet and sold for close to half a million to a Hong Kong businessman who wanted something for his daughter to live in while at Uni. The deal was so good he wound up buying the block. I know of no local resident who would have dreamed of paying half that, but he didn't have a clue and the real estate agent took home a nice commission.

It's happening everywhere.
491  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Moving from Canada to Australia.... on: June 20, 2012, 01:43:30 AM
One more thing that comes to mind - inner city traffic is godawful in all 3 cities on the east coast (apparently it's pretty good in Adelaide, but that's not a reason to move there  Wink)

My humble observations having driven up and down the east coast.

Brisbane - fuckwit clueless drivers - can be very aggressive, generally don't have a clue about what they're doing.
Melbourne - fuckwit aggressive drivers who are aggressive on purpose. Know what they're doing, do it with aggro.
Sydney - also a lot of aggression in some areas, but overall they seem to drive more politely than those north or south of them.

Tasmania - bad place to be if you're a native animal - otherwise no traffic problems to speak of.
492  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Aussie muscleman with 55 cm calves on: June 20, 2012, 12:06:09 AM
Steven was a patient of mine in 2006/2007. At that time his doctors were thinking he had a defective myostatin gene. Nice guy in a hell of a lot of pain. He wasn't body builder big - looked more like a big rugby player. I actually posted on another board back then if anyone had any ideas about turning ON myostatin (instead of shutting it off). I got asked for photos but patient confidentiality prevented me from posting. Looks like he's going public in the hopes that someone will help him. I couldn't do anything for him, sadly.
493  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Moving from Canada to Australia.... on: June 19, 2012, 11:58:57 PM
Grew up in Sydney, early adulthood in Brisbane and around SE and central Queensland, 30's spent in Melbourne.

Melbourne wins hands down as the best city for my money. Queensland is cool if you're into outdoorsy stuff. The weather is almost always good, winter lasts for 4 weeks and still hits low 20's in the middle of the day. It can be very parochial and redneck though, and it's pretty conservative. Lots of good places to go, nature wise - everywhere else is cookie cutter chain stores that are exactly the same no matter which part of the city you're in. It's the cheapest of the three places to live.

Sydney I left when I was 12 but was usually there 3 times a year. It's much more money focussed, much more rushed in terms of pace, and very expensive. People are ok once they know - it's convincing them you're worth getting to know that's the hard part. Stunning natural spots very close to suburbia and that spectacular harbour. There are some very funky corners in Sydney. Overall, it's more a pub city than a cafe city. It shows it's age a lot more than Brisbane or Melbourne I think.

Weather in Brissie and Sydney is usually more toward the humid side of things in summer. They both have spiders, cockroaches, mosquitoes, flies and the occasional snake in the garden. Both have great access to very very good beaches. If you want beach culture, you want Sydney (or Brissie, but you'll have to travel further).

Melbourne lacks any standout 'wow' areas - there's not much you can take visitors to and say "Check out how fucking cool my city is!" - but once you've lived there for awhile you won't want to go anywhere else. People are friendly, not nearly as conservative as in Brisbane, more laid back than in Sydney, I never had trouble creating work for myself and earned very good money when I lived there. Great food, lots of cultural things to do if you're into the arts. In summer - usually February, you'll get a week or two of blistering hot weather where your furniture will melt and your elderly neighbour will most likely fall over dead. The rest of the year is very changeable. Winter is worse than Sydney or Brisbane. Melbourne gets a lot of flack for having four seasons in one day, but it's true. It's often wet, but also often windy or sunny an hour apart. Outdoorsy stuff is also readily available but you're more likely to be reading the weather forecast than you would in Brisbane before you go. Beautiful areas though and much more accessible than in Queensland because the state is so small. Rent is a shitstorm at the moment if you plan to move close to the city (but I think that's the case in Sydney too). And you have the Australian Open tennis, the Melbourne F1 Grand Prix, the Melbourne Cup horse race and Tony Doherty's gym in Melbourne!

And no huge hairy spiders, mosquitos or creepy crawlies. You get the odd rat and if you swim at the beaches in Melbourne you may well get taken by a shark, but they're small prices to pay!

I'm living in the edge of the Black Forest in Germany now, which is also very pretty, but there's not a day that goes by when I don't think about moving back to Melbourne. Can't say the same about anywhere else in Oz.
494  Getbig Misc Discussion Boards / E-Board - Movies, Music, TV, Videogames, Comics / Re: The Top 10 Greatest Superhero Capes EVER!! on: June 19, 2012, 11:22:13 AM
I know he's a cheap Batman knockoff, but I always dug Moon Knight's look - and his costume is half cape.

I enjoyed the write up about Captain Marvel. I love the character but his cape was really the epitome of what some kid would imagine a superhero cape to be. It fit perfectly but always looked just sad to me (and a freaking strangling hazard) - but I enjoyed the way you put it's significance into context.
495  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: What's the Closest You've Come to Death? on: June 17, 2012, 10:42:45 PM
My friend and I were in Berlin about 7 months after the Wall came down, and we were told to be careful in the former East Berlin because I'm half Asian (and obviously not German) and there was a lot of anti -everything sentiment there at the time. We couldn't find any youth hostel accommodation at all, except for some run down decrepit former communist hotel in the East, so we took it. On the way there we walked past a skinhead rally - hundreds of the fuckers. Some of them looked at us but said nothing. Fast forward a few hours and we heard noise outside the window. A pretty large group of skinheads were standing and drinking in the carpark, shouting "Auslaender aus" (foreigners out). They saw my mate looking out the window, produced a pistol and started shooting at the hotel, and then we heard them trying to kick the door in downstairs.

It went on for a good 90 minutes and they managed to shoot out 3 of our windows. We had everything we could get our hands on barricaded against the door. We noticed the door was completely destroyed the next day as we were leaving, but for whatever reason they didn't come in (or if they did they didn't find us!). I honestly don't know if I was close to dying or not, but it sure as hell felt that way.
496  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Daniel Craig back on the sauce! on: June 13, 2012, 10:23:35 PM
I remember hearing him in an interview say it took him 6 weeks to get in shape for the first film. Not sure if he'd trained before, but to go from nothing to his screen build in 6 weeks is pretty good work if he's doing it clean.
497  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: At what age will you toss in the towel and stop training/ trying 2 look ur best? on: June 13, 2012, 10:18:17 PM
I'm 42 and started lifting when i was 18. I'm not so fussed these days if I miss a workout here or there, and I'm not on hrt so I have no delusions that I'm ever going to get any bigger and my training has changed as a result. I rarely do exercises that will cook my nervous system or risk injury (which these days takes a lot longer to get over), and I'm doing a lot more cardio now than I ever used to. Still go 3 times a week, still look better than most people my age.

When I was 30, I was training back in Oz and this little old man wandered into the gym. He was so skinny his bike pants were flapping against his legs. He'd just bought himself a lifetime gym membership for his 90th birthday. He didn't have a clue at the beginning but he trained as hard and as consistently as anyone. He was a real inspiration at the time. He also gave me this piece of wisdom gained after being on the planet for 90 years...."Sleep with as many women as you can, whenever the opportunity presents itself!".
498  Getbig Main Boards / General Topics / Re: LOL Sweden Twitter Experiment Goes Painfully Awry on: June 13, 2012, 11:05:04 AM
Scandinavians are awesome people. I will continue to say this to my dying day.
499  Getbig Alternative Boards / Relationship Talk, Questions, Pictures & More! (18+) / Re: Anybody seen the leaked video of the tyrion lannister's whore on: June 10, 2012, 10:34:33 PM
She was quite well known here in Germany for her porn past, but she's ben pretty successful at moving beyond it. I think she won some pretty major award for a role she played in a 'normal' film a little while ago.

In fact, there are a few German porn stars who are treated - well - not quite seriously - but they're accepted in the regular media here without too much fuss. Dolly Buster and Kelly Trump are two who are often seen on game shows and chat shows here.
500  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Tennis Elbow on: June 08, 2012, 01:45:23 AM
Turmeric, Frankincense and Ginger supplements for 6 months and it never came back.

Fucking horrible though - commiserations man - you really can't do anything with tennis elbow except give it time and find a treatment that will work for you.
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