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Woodland Crafts in Britain

Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 7:28 pm
by gdwdwrkr
by H. L. Edlin
B. T. Batsford Ltd.
1949
concerning cricket bat material:
"Most bat willows are female trees; this may explain why the bats are so tricky to handle."

Woodland Crafts in Britain

Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 10:38 am
by spiritus
The Statue of Eros in London's Piccadilly Circus, was cast from aluminium in 1893.

The aluminum bat was introduced to American baseball in 1970.

I have reason to believe that in 1949, an aluminium cricket bat would have reduced misogyny and increased cricket scores.

Woodland Crafts in Britain

Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 10:58 am
by Bobinwales
There was enough trouble in 1979 when Dennis Lilley of Australia attempted to use such an implement.

You can watch what happened here:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=7Pak_0L3rhc& ... ed&search=

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Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 9:14 am
by spiritus
Bob, thanks for the entertaining and informative link. Do you have any idea as to the gender of Lillee's aluminium bat?

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Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 10:13 am
by Bobinwales
One of the arguments was that aluminium bats damage the balls. That suggests a gender to me, but I admit that it hardly helps your misogyny theory.

Woodland Crafts in Britain

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 1:54 pm
by Erik_Kowal
On the other hand, it does support your misogyny agenda.

Woodland Crafts in Britain

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 3:11 pm
by Ken Greenwald
Erik, Or as was once observed in Poor Dick’s Almanac, or somewhere, a gender batted is an agender spurned (or was it spermed?)!
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Ken – July 27, 2006

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Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 1:32 am
by spiritus
Erik_Kowal wrote: On the other hand, it does support your misogyny agenda.

Yes, it does. But using a jock-strap made from willow wood might be considered sexist.

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Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 2:54 am
by Erik_Kowal
Clearly, we must get used to yet more unsupported balls.

Woodland Crafts in Britain

Posted: Sun Jul 30, 2006 10:49 am
by Wizard of Oz
.. but Che imagine the feeling of getting the Wind In Your Willows ..

WoZ

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Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 12:48 am
by spiritus
Woz, that raises the question:
Is it the wind in or upon Willow's cheeks which makes the blow of a bat, a pleasure or a job?

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Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 2:46 pm
by Wizard of Oz
.. Spiritus, a riddle worthy of Golom .. *thinks* .. is it blow/hit or blow/puff ?? .. is it bat/mammal or bat/club ?? .. how ARE blow, pleasure, and job entwined ?? .. are the cheeks front or back, high or low on Willow's anatomy .. thinking thinking thinking .........

WoZ of Aus 02/08/06

Woodland Crafts in Britain

Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 2:59 am
by spiritus
WoZ, as you make evident, your observations derived from thinking are a pleasure.

Thinking thrice, inevitably answers the question:
Is it the use of aluminum, aluminium, or willow that provides resistance to corrosion or corruption?