The happy old man thread...

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eric olthwaite
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Re: The happy old man thread...

Postby eric olthwaite » Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:51 pm

Mustafaster wrote:Aria pro II


Noice.

All that higher grade Jap stuff was starting to come in when I first started playing. I’d not appreciated, at the time, that Aria and Westone came out the same garden shed.

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Re: The happy old man thread...

Postby Mustafaster » Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:46 pm

eric olthwaite wrote:
Mustafaster wrote:Aria pro II


Noice.

All that higher grade Jap stuff was starting to come in when I first started playing. I’d not appreciated, at the time, that Aria and Westone came out the same garden shed.

Aye. The Matsumoku story is interesting. They started out making sewing machines! Went into guitar production making cheap and nastyish copies of American guitars. When the Yanks started lawsuits against them they decided to design their own stuff.
Some of it is absolute top-notch , particularly the basses. They made a number of thru-neck models that are just ace, great to play. They had a number of different brands, all mine are Arias.
If you can find a good one nowadays they're around a grand and upwards.
I reckon my TSB 650 is better then just about anything around these days, certainly as good as a Musicman ... unless you want to spend silly money on a Vigier or similar.
Mirrors and copulation are abominable, since they both multiply the numbers of men.

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Re: The happy old man thread...

Postby eric olthwaite » Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:29 pm

No planes over my house; no stupid fucking tourists with container-sized suitcases getting on my train.

Dronegate is quite alright by me.

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Re: The happy old man thread...

Postby Devi » Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:02 am

My moneys on that Extinction Rebellion lot, and that the hippies have suddenly realised if they fess up, they’ll be lynched by the non travelling army.
I like it. What is it?

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Re: The happy old man thread...

Postby eric olthwaite » Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:08 am

Devi wrote:My moneys on that Extinction Rebellion lot, and that the hippies have suddenly realised if they fess up, they’ll be lynched by the non travelling army.


I too have thought this. I’m minded to think that Extinction Rebellion organisers themselves are savvy enough to know it would damage them, but I think it could be a fellow-traveller. Or rather non-traveller.

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Re: The happy old man thread...

Postby Devi » Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:19 pm

Phil LUFC wrote:Took Lucas to see Bremner Square this morning, he had no idea we had a brick there and had guessed they'd cost about £500 each. Not the reaction I expected, he played it cool but there was a tear in his eye.


Here’s a question then.

How the cotton pickin’ hell do you find your brick?
I like it. What is it?

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Re: The happy old man thread...

Postby Phil LUFC » Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:48 am

Devi wrote:
Phil LUFC wrote:Took Lucas to see Bremner Square this morning, he had no idea we had a brick there and had guessed they'd cost about £500 each. Not the reaction I expected, he played it cool but there was a tear in his eye.


Here’s a question then.

How the cotton pickin’ hell do you find your brick?

By knowing it's section (details they have on your Bremner Square account page) and going row by row. It's much easier if you can get there when it's quiet.

For Burnley and Dale's I can tell you the exact location (while in the section to Billy's right and while facing Billy, look for the massive square belonging to Dobby down the left edge, immediately below that).

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Re: The happy old man thread...

Postby ARDS » Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:47 pm

Wife bought me a brick for Xmas.
:santa:
Forza Leeds Utd

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Re: The happy old man thread...

Postby Oheddieeddie » Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:39 pm

ARDS wrote:Wife bought me a brick for Xmas.
:santa:


Watch your nuts if she gets hold of a second brick

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Re: The happy old man thread...

Postby ARDS » Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:15 pm

Oheddieeddie wrote:
ARDS wrote:Wife bought me a brick for Xmas.
:santa:


Watch your nuts if she gets hold of a second brick


It's ok I have had the snip lol.
Forza Leeds Utd

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Re: The happy old man thread...

Postby eric olthwaite » Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:15 pm

The last of our seasonal visitor relatives has just left. Mrs O and I spent five minutes just dancing round the house, then five minutes shouting about how much each of them pissed us off. We’ve put all the extra bedding, chairs and shit away; now we’re going to eat mince pies and chocolate and get very, very drunk.

Cathartic, indeed.

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Re: The happy old man thread...

Postby LSD&2Es » Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:15 pm

35 min wait at Clapham for my train, so pop out for a pint to soak up the loss and they are replaying Warrington v Frampton in the pub!!

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Re: The happy old man thread...

Postby Devi » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:19 pm

I can wholeheartedly recommend the taking of a morning after dump at one’s clients’ office.

Somehow, it smells sweeter.
I like it. What is it?

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The happy old man thread...

Postby Ontolly » Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:56 pm

Devi wrote:I can wholeheartedly recommend the taking of a morning after dump at one’s clients’ office.

Somehow, it smells sweeter.


Dirty protest?

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Re: The happy old man thread...

Postby Blackwhite » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:09 pm

Piers Morgan has been rushed to hospital in a medical emergency.
You know, I'm sick of following my dreams, man. I'm just going to ask where they're going and hook up with 'em later.

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Re: The happy old man thread...

Postby Blackwhite » Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:25 pm

Blackwhite wrote:Piers Morgan has been rushed to hospital in a medical emergency.




:mrgreen:
You know, I'm sick of following my dreams, man. I'm just going to ask where they're going and hook up with 'em later.

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Re: The happy old man thread...

Postby Phil LUFC » Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:52 pm

A transpenine express train delay means I've made a connection I should have missed by 4 minutes and don't have over an hour to wait at Donny station :cheers: .

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Re: The happy old man thread...

Postby Ontolly » Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:06 pm

Phil LUFC wrote:A transpenine express train delay means I've made a connection I should have missed by 4 minutes and don't have over an hour to wait at Donny station :cheers: .

I can only apologise on behalf of your train provider, whether track or train.

Please be assured that we will fuck you up further down the line in ways you don't even see coming :salute:
The only thing we knew for sure about Henry Porter was that his name wasn't Henry Porter.

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Re: The happy old man thread...

Postby Phil LUFC » Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:46 pm

Ontolly wrote:
Phil LUFC wrote:A transpenine express train delay means I've made a connection I should have missed by 4 minutes and don't have over an hour to wait at Donny station :cheers: .

I can only apologise on behalf of your train provider, whether track or train.

Please be assured that we will fuck you up further down the line in ways you don't even see coming :salute:

I'd like to think they got me in advance, don't travel to London all that often but on 3 of about 10 trips last year delays on the London to Donny leg meant I missed the connection by a couple of minutes and got home an hour later. Day trips are a bit of a cunt without that delay.

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Re: The happy old man thread...

Postby Oheddieeddie » Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:53 am

Went to a rare vintage port, and cheese tasting event last night. Still glowing


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