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Re: The happy old man thread...

Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:56 am
by Blackwhite
:lol:

Re: The happy old man thread...

Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:27 pm
by eric olthwaite
Internet archives, man. I’ve been trying to find out a bit more about the house I grew up in; some local authorities are much better than others about digitising planning records. I just came across the drawings and forms for an extension we had built in 1972 and it had my dad’s handwriting and signature on it from before he had his first stroke. Proper got to me, that did.

Funny old thing, because GDPR means that all current applications are anonymised before they go online these days. I can’t really see any harm in a 48 year old signature online, but seeing it pop like that, wow.

Re: The happy old man thread...

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:26 pm
by metalsmurf
Congratulations Chieftan626, he's got your nose :lol:

Re: The happy old man thread...

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:05 am
by Devi
Tomorrow we go again.

Just reading this makes me believe the future of my industry isn’t finished.

https://alanlaneblog.wordpress.com/2020 ... sponsible/

Re: The happy old man thread...

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:25 am
by jackos
Devi wrote:Tomorrow we go again.

Just reading this makes me believe the future of my industry isn’t finished.

https://alanlaneblog.wordpress.com/2020 ... sponsible/


Excellent stuff :) Hear Slunglow are doing some amazing stuff! They could do with some help with their website though, shame it's not my thing. Wonder if there's any Ballers who could help?

Re: The happy old man thread...

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:29 am
by Blackwhite
And this is making me happy.

Re: The happy old man thread...

Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:30 pm
by dirty leeds
My 15-year-old daughter recently asked me to teach her how to play football. She's very athletic - a keen climber and does karate - but this is her first solid interest in The Beautiful Game. Today we bought A Proper Football and went to the park together for a kick about. She loved it. And now she plans to watch Leeds v Stoke with me.

Her normal life is over.

Re: The happy old man thread...

Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:38 pm
by Blackwhite
You fucking cruel bastard.

Re: The happy old man thread...

Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:28 pm
by Mindo
dirty leeds wrote:My 15-year-old daughter


something here doesn't compute :D

Re: The happy old man thread...

Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:30 pm
by eric olthwaite
dirty leeds wrote:My 15-year-old daughter recently asked me to teach her . . .


Getting a request for parental guidance from a 15 year old? I don’t understand.

Re: The happy old man thread...

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:26 am
by Ponte
eric olthwaite wrote:
dirty leeds wrote:My 15-year-old daughter recently asked me to teach her . . .


Getting a request for parental guidance from a 15 year old? I don’t understand.

Blown my mind anorl.

Re: The happy old man thread...

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:46 am
by dirty leeds
Ah well, yer see, it's an old hunter's trick. Don't bother the fuckers with your music likes or your football shite - let them come to you and ask. If they never do, their loss.
First born lass, now 28, came to love Marvin, Bobby and Al all by herself [and a load of other guff, of course]. Lad is nerdy and uninterested in sport or music - he's into films - so I don't expect to hear from him. And now the youngest is discovering football. [Though she does still love Taylor Swift - I'm ignoring that aspect.]
All you have to do is bide yer time.

Re: The happy old man thread...

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:55 am
by welshwhite
The Swansea (Gower) sea is alive with Mackerel, Bass, and Black Bream.
Calm seas forecast for all this coming weekend.

Leeds top of the table and summer days out on my boat - life does not get much better.

Re: The happy old man thread...

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:56 am
by eric olthwaite
More that 15 year olds seem primarily focussed on defining their own world on their own terms, by way of standing in opposition to all that stands around them. But hey, enjoy it while it lasts. And know that you'll destroy her life forever when we lose to Stoke.

Re: The happy old man thread...

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:05 am
by kennyb41
eric olthwaite wrote:Internet archives, man. I’ve been trying to find out a bit more about the house I grew up in; some local authorities are much better than others about digitising planning records. I just came across the drawings and forms for an extension we had built in 1972 and it had my dad’s handwriting and signature on it from before he had his first stroke. Proper got to me, that did.

Funny old thing, because GDPR means that all current applications are anonymised before they go online these days. I can’t really see any harm in a 48 year old signature online, but seeing it pop like that, wow.


Boo fcking hoo...what sort of cunting world are we living in. I'll sleep tonight now.

Re: The happy old man thread...

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:09 am
by jackos
welshwhite wrote:
Leeds top of the table and summer days out on my boat - life does not get much better.


Wait 'till we've done hm 6-0 on Sunday, revenge for 5-1 '81. I still have bad memories of that game despite only hearing it on t'radio stuck in the back of land-rover in Esholt....

Re: The happy old man thread...

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:15 am
by welshwhite
jackos wrote:
welshwhite wrote:
Leeds top of the table and summer days out on my boat - life does not get much better.


Wait 'till we've done hm 6-0 on Sunday, revenge for 5-1 '81. I still have bad memories of that game despite only hearing it on t'radio stuck in the back of land-rover in Esholt....


I was there, our Ex player and Rhondda boy Alan Curtis scored against us and Bob Latchford bagged a hat-trick.

Our fans threw cans and other missiles at a poor young John Lukic - a bad day at Black Rock as they say.


Re: The happy old man thread...

Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:12 am
by eric olthwaite
Me and Mrs O just did the zero percent balance transfer thing. Ended up with a smidge over £20k more credit than we used to have. I only want it to book the odd trip or buy bits online.

:shock:

Who are these idiots?

Re: The happy old man thread...

Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:38 am
by Yeboah
eric olthwaite wrote:Me and Mrs O just did the zero percent balance transfer thing. Ended up with a smidge over £20k more credit than we used to have. I only want it to book the odd trip or buy bits online.

:shock:

Who are these idiots?


You and her.....probably.

You do realise you can contact them and ask them to amend it down?

Re: The happy old man thread...

Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:42 am
by kennyb41
:mrgreen: