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1  Community Forums / Betting Tips and Sport Discussion / Re: Arsenal FC a sad sad story on: November 13, 2022, 03:08:24 PM
I'm keeping schtum.

Anyone seen Archer lately?

Haha, keeping schtum is the only sensible perspective but man it's exceeding all expectations. Pundits comparing us with Lester winning is a bit below the belt though, although the last 5 or 6 years probs makes it a reasonable comparison.

Shame the Spuds have overturned a few late losing positions this season - mind the gap. Come on the Lily Whites
2  Community Forums / The Lounge / Re: They are dropping like flies at the moment on: November 13, 2022, 03:04:28 PM
Unforgettable bass lines - deffo feels like too many contemporaries dying
3  Community Forums / The Lounge / Re: They are dropping like flies at the moment on: November 08, 2022, 05:34:31 PM
Bit mellower than I would normally listen to but watched a few live performances and easy to see the quality and why someone would get into them - never ceases to amaze me

a) how many bands I've never heard of (even from a time when I was listening to lots of new music)
b) how so many bands just plough on in their own lane making non main stream interesting/great music

When I approached my 60th I decided to get back into going to gigs. Something I spent so much of my youth doing but had gotten out of the habit.. just seemed to be too many other commitments. Just saw Ride at the weekend for the second time this year, so good for the soul and feelings of aliveness to indulge and do these things again


Yeah, entirely different vibe to most bands I have seen.  Alan, her husband, was inviting everyone to her funeral earlier, can't see that happening with many bands that have been going that long.  Just stayed on the brink of fame throughout.

There are loads of bands I have missed over the last 20 years.  Frequently find myself hearing something fresh on 6 Music only to discover they have been going 10 years and are on their 5th album.

Did you get the latest Ride album? I heard it was good and meant to get it, but never got round to it.  I have a couple of the early ones.

Think you need to get to a gig sometime Tom.  Think gig crowds are a lot different than when I was younger, with a lot of older folks going.  Dare say it is different at k-pop gigs.

I share that experience of discovering ‘established’ bands when they are well into their career. Growing up with The Beatles, The Stones, The Kinks, The Who, Cream, Led Zeppelin, proper musician Genesis and let’s not forget Pink Floyd it was so easy to just ignore the stuff that followed. Although I did have a spell of getting into Northern Soul in my teens.

Gigs don’t attract me much these days, mostly because a weekend at Glastonbury offers so much more than the experience of paying large amounts of money just to see one band. Last live gig was Elbow at Jodrell Bank, but that was totally outside.

I see a lot of smaller venue comedy acts which probably occupies the time that could have been spent on music. Wouldn’t go to an arena comedy if you offered to pay me to be there though.

Despite always being slightly tempted because I've watched some great performances from there, I really can't imagine anything much worse than actually attending Glastonbury.

Anyway, back to death - apols for the derail
4  Community Forums / The Lounge / Re: They are dropping like flies at the moment on: November 08, 2022, 05:29:35 PM
Bit mellower than I would normally listen to but watched a few live performances and easy to see the quality and why someone would get into them - never ceases to amaze me

a) how many bands I've never heard of (even from a time when I was listening to lots of new music)
b) how so many bands just plough on in their own lane making non main stream interesting/great music

When I approached my 60th I decided to get back into going to gigs. Something I spent so much of my youth doing but had gotten out of the habit.. just seemed to be too many other commitments. Just saw Ride at the weekend for the second time this year, so good for the soul and feelings of aliveness to indulge and do these things again


Yeah, entirely different vibe to most bands I have seen.  Alan, her husband, was inviting everyone to her funeral earlier, can't see that happening with many bands that have been going that long.  Just stayed on the brink of fame throughout.

There are loads of bands I have missed over the last 20 years.  Frequently find myself hearing something fresh on 6 Music only to discover they have been going 10 years and are on their 5th album.

Did you get the latest Ride album? I heard it was good and meant to get it, but never got round to it.  I have a couple of the early ones.

Think you need to get to a gig sometime Tom.  Think gig crowds are a lot different than when I was younger, with a lot of older folks going.  Dare say it is different at k-pop gigs.

Only listen to spotify now so have heard a lot of their most recent stuff after being stimulated to go back and play albums made since the first 2. These gigs were perfect for perfect for me though, basically a 30th anniversary celebration of the early albums. A complete reprise of Nowhere a couple of months ago and at the weekend, the whole of Going Blank Again with newer stuff and crowd faves as the encore.

I don't know if its common or not but very few artists with longevity where I went beyond the first 2 or 3 albums - Stranglers the most pleasing exception to this (saw them this year too and the newest album stands up pretty , pretty well.

5  Community Forums / The Lounge / Re: They are dropping like flies at the moment on: November 07, 2022, 06:22:54 PM
Bit mellower than I would normally listen to but watched a few live performances and easy to see the quality and why someone would get into them - never ceases to amaze me

a) how many bands I've never heard of (even from a time when I was listening to lots of new music)
b) how so many bands just plough on in their own lane making non main stream interesting/great music

When I approached my 60th I decided to get back into going to gigs. Something I spent so much of my youth doing but had gotten out of the habit.. just seemed to be too many other commitments. Just saw Ride at the weekend for the second time this year, so good for the soul and feelings of aliveness to indulge and do these things again
6  Poker Forums / Diaries and Blogs / Re: Prose from a Poshboy on: November 06, 2022, 01:00:23 AM
Quite hooked on these streams from Hustler now. Watched yesterday's this evening. Great viewing and well played Ali.

Loved watching Antonius too, super cool guy, no doubt. Must've been fun to play on that table if you have the cojones for it



Watched much of the last one too, Ali G played so well after a lot of previous run bad.  Good of Garrett to f up his payday and give everyone else a chance.  

On to the important question, has Antonius aged at all?  


They're quite good for watching if you are playing online. I binked 3rd in an 8 game tourn yesterday for $17.00 (hourly around $3.20) and change while Alex was relieving Persson of rather larger amounts over about the same time period.

Antonius looks great and barely changed as you say, and in this environment came across as a really engaging character I thought


Amazing stuff at your age Glenn, well done.

Haha, Thanks Tony, you made me chuckle which is always a win
7  Poker Forums / Diaries and Blogs / Re: Prose from a Poshboy on: November 05, 2022, 12:33:40 PM
Quite hooked on these streams from Hustler now. Watched yesterday's this evening. Great viewing and well played Ali.

Loved watching Antonius too, super cool guy, no doubt. Must've been fun to play on that table if you have the cojones for it



Watched much of the last one too, Ali G played so well after a lot of previous run bad.  Good of Garrett to f up his payday and give everyone else a chance. 

On to the important question, has Antonius aged at all? 


They're quite good for watching if you are playing online. I binked 3rd in an 8 game tourn yesterday for $17.00 (hourly around $3.20) and change while Alex was relieving Persson of rather larger amounts over about the same time period.

Antonius looks great and barely changed as you say, and in this environment came across as a really engaging character I thought
8  Poker Forums / Diaries and Blogs / Re: Prose from a Poshboy on: November 05, 2022, 12:01:23 AM
Quite hooked on these streams from Hustler now. Watched yesterday's this evening. Great viewing and well played Ali.

Loved watching Antonius too, super cool guy, no doubt. Must've been fun to play on that table if you have the cojones for it

9  Community Forums / The Lounge / Re: The UK Politics and EU Referendum thread - merged on: November 01, 2022, 09:08:36 PM
I don't think Labour has much chance in the next election whoever wins.

Better off having Corbyn as leader for the next election and massively increase and energise the core Labour vote.

And then Dan Jarvis, Stella Creasy or Keir Starmer take over for 2025 when we'll have a real shot again hopefully.

Bet gonna come in one year early
10  Poker Forums / Diaries and Blogs / Re: china mug on china mug by china mug for china mug courtsy of china mug...a diary on: October 25, 2022, 05:51:58 PM
Hi Celtic , i heard yesterday at Luton g and yes i saw Gavin a week or two ago at Luton g but not to talk to regrettable, I will make a point of copying all the pics of Gavin and you and see about emailing them to you the pictures and the memories they may bring will be of more substance than any words i could string together........

Thoughtful words Tom
11  Community Forums / The Lounge / Re: The UK Politics and EU Referendum thread - merged on: October 21, 2022, 11:26:50 AM
Having said that, hard to disagree with most of what Teddy says though I'm not sure there can be any legitimacy in King Chinless stepping in to agitate for change.
12  Community Forums / The Lounge / Re: The UK Politics and EU Referendum thread - merged on: October 21, 2022, 11:24:10 AM
I think Brexit completely broke the concept of consensus, collective responsibility, party loyalty etc. The Tory party is at least 2 parties, as is Labour and in this social media / media driven pantomime we all live in I think Starmzy, if in power, would probably have difficulties papering over the divides in Labour.

I do think the best thing now would be a slightly more polished and safer pair of hands with some senior cabinet experience (Sunak). All good if he is scrutinised and challenged by Labour but harder for them to paint him as an idiot and harder to resort to the purer ad hominem everyone engages in with Johnson and Truss. Yes, bang on about he's super rich but really, so what.

2 years to hopefully steady things a bit, 2 years for Labour to build their consensus and develop further (or fall apart if the left gets a bit antsy) and a decent philosophical choice between 2 parties in 2 years.
13  Poker Forums / Diaries and Blogs / Re: Prose from a Poshboy on: October 21, 2022, 11:01:59 AM
Ali G though, enjoyed it but just skipped to all his bigger hands.
14  Poker Forums / The Rail / Re: Weirdest hand ever? on: October 11, 2022, 05:37:14 PM
I have no time for either of these players, but if she was bright and sophisticated enough to cheat in a high-stakes, televised game in the company of top class, savvy players, wouldn't she be bright and sophisticated enough to pick a better hand/spot? 

Agree, this would be an odd spot to choose to use yr cheating advantage - bit too gambly if you have a cheats edge

This saga has led to me watching a few streams of that game starting with a stream of that whole evening. Never thought I would watch stuff like this again but I have. She's kind of watchable, she has good bappage which is quite mesmerising and I always liked Tomb Raider.

My new fav passtime is watching streams when Garrett loses 250k or so, try and avoid the ones where he wins.

15  Poker Forums / Diaries and Blogs / Re: Vegas & The Aftermath - Diary on: October 06, 2022, 05:00:56 PM
How can so many totally incompetent people keep getting top jobs.

How can you, as Prime minister, just pick someone and say Right, you're chancellor, you're foreign secretary, you're, health
you're education etc?

Don't people need years of experience in a particular field to be able to do the job properly?

Apparently not. Just appoint some gormless ***** who voted for you in the leadership election.



Agree that filling posts solely on the basis they supported you is a pretty stupid and immature thing to do.

However, I think the skill sets needed to run these large departments can be considered quite distinctly from their fitness based on any specific field of expertise.

Increasingly and unfortunately, the primary field of expertise for politicians is being 'politicians' so the pool of talented people (leaders, listeners and life long learners, bloody L) is ever shrinking on all sides of parliament.

For perspective, and probably far from the best examples, but I would have trusted politicans like George Osborne, David Cameron, Harriet Harman, John McDonnell to run big departments with a degree of purpose & professionalism (not taking the p) irrespective of whether I agreed with their politics.
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