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    A long way to go yet GG .
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    If this doesn't tempt Soundo back then I am afraid we are lost guys :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjxY9...eature=related
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    I'm on a week off - fantastic. It's been an exceptionally busy half term for me as I've become the Manager of the building I work in. So we have the usual gripes - the car park is full, the computer's not working, there's not enough space in the Tutor room etc etc.

    To cope with this I have adopted a Mafia attitude - "It's not personal - it's just business"". (Except of course on those occaisions when I employ the services of the "council assassin". (We also have a penal island somewhere in the Hebrides).

    So, by a combination of hard work, negotiation and fantastical imaginings - I've got through term 2.

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    I envy and congratulate you Paul; a week off and wrapping up term 2.
    Looks like you've gone back to the old look. How's the beard?
    (I seem to recall a discussion about the beard as a means to hide certain anomolies. Am I right?)

    Well, the Rangers managed to pull off a win last night (Monday) thanks to Mike Naploli, so we are up 3 games to 2 in the series. Just one more and we win the whole ball of wax.

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    "Thou source of all my bliss and all my woe,
    That found'st me poor at first, and keep'st me so" *

    The Rangers lost.


    *Oliver Goldsmith - The Deserted Village
    "Mongo only pawn in game of life" - Mongo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilliatt Gurgle View Post
    I envy and congratulate you Paul; a week off and wrapping up term 2.
    Looks like you've gone back to the old look. How's the beard?
    (I seem to recall a discussion about the beard as a means to hide certain anomolies. Am I right?)

    Well, the Rangers managed to pull off a win last night (Monday) thanks to Mike Naploli, so we are up 3 games to 2 in the series. Just one more and we win the whole ball of wax.

    .
    You're right. The beard has recently been trimmed. I don't like it long - just a chinbeard. I asked my wife a couple of years ago whether I should shave it off. She said no, as I have no chin. That provoked a number of posts from our disgruntled fellows with similar experiences. I recently asked her again, and she gave me that - "Do I really have to repeat myself" look. I think she has a practical view of me. When asked by my friend once why I was so cheerful, she attributed it to me being simple. I think I'll have something like that on my memorial plaque down at the crematorium.

    I am lucky.I get a week off, but it's the half term holiday of term 1 - Autumn term here. 7 weeks to xmas hols now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilliatt Gurgle View Post
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    "Thou source of all my bliss and all my woe,
    That found'st me poor at first, and keep'st me so" *

    The Rangers lost.


    *Oliver Goldsmith - The Deserted Village

    So, is that all square and one game to go? That's so much better than an easy ride.


    Ah no, thats the whole ball game and the series. Commiserations my friend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prendrelemick View Post
    So, is that all square and one game to go? That's so much better than an easy ride.

    Ah no, thats the whole ball game and the series. Commiserations my friend.
    That's right, they lost the whole kit and caboddle in game 7.
    The series was squared up at game six with the Rangers loss (you could say they lost game six 3 times!)

    "Messala: Mistrust of good success hath done this deed.
    O hateful error, melancholy's child'
    Why dost thou show to the apt thoughts of men
    the things that are not? O error, soon conceiv'd,
    Thou never com'st unto happy birth,
    but kill'st the mother that engender'd thee!"

    Quote Originally Posted by Paulclem View Post
    ...I asked my wife ago whether I should shave it off. She said no, as I have no chin...

    I am lucky.I get a week off, but it's the half term holiday of term 1 - Autumn term here. 7 weeks to xmas hols now.
    I suffer a similar malady along with a large forehead. The wife refers to it as the "Hillary Step"



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    The dangers of following the Rangers
    Cannot be known by strangers.
    Your hair you'll pull out
    At the Umpire's shout
    You'll boo and you'll hiss
    At a swing and a miss
    you'll shout and cheer
    And drink too much beer
    And your hopes, they be fecund
    Then you finish second.

    Tis the basest of ball
    That has you in thrall.
    A game that so confounds us,
    I think I'll stick to Rounders.
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    Gilliatt, a little something to go with Mick's poem:



    Und eine kleine nachtmusik to help ease your suffering :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U078jX6Z6fo

    We Scots know the pain of defeat. Not to worry there is always next season.
    Last edited by jocky; 10-31-2011 at 09:06 AM.
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    Is Tom Hicks still the owner of the Rangers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abookinthebath View Post
    Is Tom Hicks still the owner of the Rangers?
    Yes he is.
    Last edited by jocky; 10-31-2011 at 10:07 AM.
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    I suffer a similar malady along with a large forehead. The wife refers to it as the "Hillary Step"


    Our wives would get on.

    With all the talent about, we should do an Anthology of Cold Ale Wit and Wisdom.

    We could dust off a few anecdotes I'll bet.

    Or, reading Gilliat's comment, and remembering the trials of Jocky, we could call it:

    The Blokes' Lament.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prendrelemick View Post
    The dangers of following the Rangers
    Cannot be known by strangers.
    Your hair you'll pull out
    At the Umpire's shout
    You'll boo and you'll hiss
    At a swing and a miss
    you'll shout and cheer
    And drink too much beer
    And your hopes, they be fecund
    Then you finish second.

    Tis the basest of ball
    That has you in thrall.
    A game that so confounds us,
    I think I'll stick to Rounders.
    Magnificent!
    You know, Christmas is not too far off and the recent surge of poetry(?) has givin me the Christmas Play itch.
    I went back through some of my notes trying to determine if a theme has been established for this year. We are somewhere in the realm of Teste tape, Allotments, sheds, burning or back masking Led Zeppelin albums, gnomes, Captain Beefheart, etc., etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by jocky View Post
    Gilliatt, a little something to go with Mick's poem:

    Und eine kleine nachtmusik to help ease your suffering :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U078jX6Z6fo

    We Scots know the pain of defeat. Not to worry there is always next season.
    Thank you Jocky, your elixir cured me. I'm am ready to move on to the Dallas Cowboys...never mind, they lost 34 to 7.


    Quote Originally Posted by Abookinthebath View Post
    Is Tom Hicks still the owner of the Rangers?
    Wasn't he trying to buy a football team somewhere across the Atlantic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paulclem View Post
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    Our wives would get on.

    With all the talent about, we should do an Anthology of Cold Ale Wit and Wisdom.

    We could dust off a few anecdotes I'll bet.

    Or, reading Gilliat's comment, and remembering the trials of Jocky, we could call it:

    The Blokes' Lament.
    Great idea Paul. We certainly have accumulated a wealth of material.

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    Mr Hicks did indeed 'buy' a team (or should that be a 'sports franchise') across the Atlantic. Lets just say he suits his cowboy hat.....

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