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JudgeDredd! Brother!
« on: December 16, 2020, 05:50:58 PM »
JD,
I've been meaning to post this for a while, but you sort of went radio silent so I've been waiting until you show back up.  I sure hope you stick around a bit, I'm thinking of starting to build scale models again.

So by a bit of background, my great grandparents on my mom's side were supposedly 100% Italian, my grandfather 100% and grandmother 0%.  So my mom should have been 25% Italian and I have dark skin, hair, and eyes and so have always identified myself as Italian.

As an aside, my maternal grandmom was from West Virginia.

My father's side is a mixed bag, but he was definitely European white, probably English and Irish. 

So, it came as a very interesting and somewhat shocking discovery when I had an Ancestry DNA done and got the following results:

Scotland 33%
Ireland 24%
England & Northwestern Europe 18%
Germanic Europe 13%
Northern Italy 6%
Spain 6%


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Also a shout out to MikeGER, my German brother to whom I am apparently closer to than the Italians.  LOL.  I do NOT look Scottish or German.

But...at least now we know where my strong affection for scotch and beer comes from!

The Ancestry DNA thing was really neat.  I'm sure big brother has me in some database now, but whatevz, it was still cool.
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Re: JudgeDredd! Brother!
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2020, 05:52:21 PM »
On a similar note, my wife got hers done and she's also Scottish and Irish, but she's got a good amount of Icelandic in there.  Call me crazy, but I find that pretty damn hot!   :smitten:
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Re: JudgeDredd! Brother!
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2020, 06:02:46 PM »
I don't know..... you look pretty blond to me.
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Re: JudgeDredd! Brother!
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2020, 08:16:13 PM »
Why won't JudgeDredd reply to my thread?   :-[   :-\   :'(
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Re: JudgeDredd! Brother!
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2020, 11:57:28 PM »
My Ancestry profile pegged both The Wife and I to be mostly...Lithuanian, and from pretty much the same part of Lithuania, where there used to be huge Jewish populations. Go back far enough and we’re probably related :/
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Re: JudgeDredd! Brother!
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2021, 12:33:26 AM »
I don't know..... you look pretty blond to me.

Scotland has the highest proportion of redheads on the planet.  They are a pale, pale people.

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Re: JudgeDredd! Brother!
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2021, 04:11:07 AM »
Why won't JudgeDredd reply to my thread?   :-[   :-\   :'(
Now there's your Scottish side coming out. Not being heard and thinking you're just a number.

I hear you brother. I didn't answer because of the very thing you love...Scotch!! I was crawling upstairs to bed at 3am this morning, knocking just about everything around and waking everyone up. Still...it gave me a reason to whinge at everyone for leaving shite on the stairs!!

It doesn't just explain your love of Scotch and beer - but water too....you surf yes? I don't know if you've heard but Scotland is a watery old place. Some cracking waves on the West cost - but you better be ready to lose yer tadger for a few days!!

I welcome you to your new found home with open arms. Just make sure if you ever visit your homeland that you bring arm bands or some other similar floating device  :smitten:
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Re: JudgeDredd! Brother!
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2021, 04:11:28 AM »
I don't know..... you look pretty blond to me.

Scotland has the highest proportion of redheads on the planet.  They are a pale, pale people.
It's the colour inside that's important  :P
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Re: JudgeDredd! Brother!
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2021, 09:59:41 AM »
^Now there's the posts we have all come to love.
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Re: JudgeDredd! Brother!
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2021, 07:32:27 PM »
I'm home!

Now, what football (or do you call it rugby?) team do I need to root for?
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Re: JudgeDredd! Brother!
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2021, 11:20:22 PM »
Why won't JudgeDredd reply to my thread?   :-[   :-\   :'(

I'll reply.   ;)

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« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2021, 02:26:35 AM »
I'm home!

Now, what football (or do you call it rugby?) team do I need to root for?
Whoah - steady tiger...jumping straight in to the sectarian shite that plagues my beautiful city.

First off our football is your soccer and our rugby is your football.

The first thing you have to know - as a Scot - is that you always over exaggerate how your Scottish team are going to do - in any sport - international or local. You will almost always be be presented with the exact opposite - a distinct defeat - but that's where the genius comes in...you expect that so you're not actually disappointed. So you expect too much but understand you are going to get far less...it's genius really.

Second rule on sport and this is also hugely important is that you always - and I mean ALWAYS - support the other team that's playing England. No exceptions. It's just a thang. The English don't like it. I was always getting it in the ear "Why don't you support England when we would support Scotland if they were still in the competition"...but the answer to that is simple...those are easy, meaningless words because generally speaking Scotland isn't in a competition that England aren't in.

The other reason for it you can give is "You've goat plenty of supporters - ye dinnae need ma support"...

Now - onto teams.

Kind of depends on your religious bending. Catholic and you'll support either Glasgow Celtic or Hibernian. Protestant (Church of Scotland or whatever your US equivalent is) and you'd probably go for Glasgow Rangers or Hearts. You could of course support whatever team you want - but if you are found to be supporting "the wrong team", then there could be bother.

Of course that was all in the 80s - but I'm not sure it's changed a whole lot.

In terms of Rugby - and there is no religious animosity involved with that - then you'd likely support Glasgow Warriors or Edinburgh. Neither are having a good time of it in the Pro 14 tournament they play in. But - as I said at the beginning - that's what you understand.

Basically - when it comes to sport - your cross to bear is understanding you'll get the shite ripped oot ye for yer team dane so poor.

Just one other thing though - you come across as quite a jolly, light hearted fellow. That's not normal for a Scot. But dinnae worry - we'll batter that oot ye when it comes time fer yer initiation

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Re: JudgeDredd! Brother!
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2021, 06:02:18 AM »
Bout the only Scot I got in me is whatever bottle I'm partaking in at the time.
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Re: JudgeDredd! Brother!
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2021, 09:44:51 AM »
LOL, that really made me laugh JD.
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Re: JudgeDredd! Brother!
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2021, 10:13:43 AM »
I'm here all week  :notworthy:
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