GT Sculpture

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by CleyHorn, Aug 26, 2019.

  1. CleyHorn

    CleyHorn Reservist

    Currently looking out of the Lion window at said sculpture and shop. Not sad really seeing as it is genuinely my nearest boozer currently.

    Anyway, I have to say, I don't think it's great. His face looks nothing like him at all but is rather a generic Beatles one and he's sat in the middle of his bench only allowing a slim-arsed girlie to get in there either side of him for a photo-op.

    Could have been so much better. At least sit one end of the bench with a welcoming arm across the shoulders ffs. Seen plenty of sculptures like that.
     
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  2. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Reservist

    I don't know how statues as constructed, but the face is generally the hardest part to get right. I think its alright. I do however agree with the position of GT. It's a bit of a squeeze to get a good photo with two people.
     
  3. CleyHorn

    CleyHorn Reservist

    Following on from the sculpture observation I got involved in a doubles pool match in the Lion .Three young guys wanted me to make up the numbers. I did. It was a fairly even match to begin with but my supposed partner effed off after I'd scored him a fag at the bar (possibly to roll a joint) so I was left to make all my teams shots after that.

    Anyway, at the denouement there were three red balls on the table (theirs) and the black. Then one of theirs played a deliberate foul shot not even trying to hit his own red ball and then claimed I had only only one shot on the black. At that point I believe I called him a stupid c.nt and said I was completely disinterested in b.llshit rules and chucked my que across the table. Then a youngster chucked a chalk cube at me and missed. Then I chucked it back at the tw.t and hit him straight between the eyes. Then it was all for kicking off and the barstaff had to intervene.

    This sort of thing happens to me on a regular basis. So, should I not get involved on an ad hoc basis with those 40 years younger than myself? Should I back off when it comes to the bit? Or, should I simply say, f.ck off, bring it on. Personally, I'm quite happy with the latter.
     
  4. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Reservist

    Always follow your heart.
     
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  5. luke_golden

    luke_golden Space Cadet

    Sounds like a reasonable response to a disagreement over the rules of a highly emotional and high-stakes game like pool.
     
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  6. Horace_goes_up_north

    Horace_goes_up_north First Year Pro

    Additionally on the discussion of pool etiquette, anyone trying to snooker you should immediately be launched out of the nearest window.
     
  7. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    It's what the great man would have wanted.
     
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  8. CleyHorn

    CleyHorn Reservist

    Obviously I've got far too much time on my hands currently:rolleyes:
     
  9. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

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  10. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    So it kicks off during a game of pool, you would usually have four things to hand in that situation.

    1. A pool ball; Hard, fits in your hand nicely and can be launched at the enemy or even clumped into the back of someone’s head with an open palm. Potential for collateral damage is high though if you throw and miss.

    2. The pool cue; wave it around in a threatening manner or even snap it over your thigh to prove that you really mean business and **** is about to go down. You’d look a right **** if it didn’t snap though and you’ve damaged the pub’s property. It’s a bit of a movie trope and I’ve never been convinced that you could do that much damage with a pool cue.

    3. Pint glass/beer bottle/wine glass seeing as your down south; go full Luton bar fight and glass the enemy. Very much the nuclear option in this situation and you could kill someone.

    4. Chalk. Weighs a gram but might leave a stain on a nice white shirt.
     
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  11. Agreed it doesn't really look anything like GT - but not about the "only allowing a slim-arsed girlie to get in there either side of him" comment. I'm the antithesis of a slim-arsed girlie and managed to sit next to him quite easily - in fact a mate of similar build sat on the other side of him for the photo opportunity.
     
  12. Lloyd

    Lloyd Reservist

    After what happened to Jodie Foster in The Accused, I'm amazed that anyone accepts an invitation to play pool with strangers in a run down bar
     
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  13. CleyHorn

    CleyHorn Reservist

    Solid advice there Filbert. Tbh though, it was all a bit 'handbags'. The yoof all left immediately. Still surprises me how I get into these scrapes though. Probably doesn't surprise anyone else :mad::rolleyes:
     
  14. CleyHorn

    CleyHorn Reservist

    Tbh again, I've never actually tried it so will attempt to plonk my not insignificant arse there right now.
     
  15. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    If you're not sat on his knee for your photo you're doing it wrong.
     
  16. CleyHorn

    CleyHorn Reservist

    I was wrong. Well three-quarters wrong. Managed it with half an arse-cheek hanging off the end. A bit eerie. Almost as if the great man was actually present.
     
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  17. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    Take the Ray Winstone approach as in Scum, put two balls in a sock and whack somebody round the head shouting "I'm the daddy now"!
     
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  18. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Back off.
    1/ They will batter you
    2/ They can run faster than you so there's no escape when you've realised 1/ above.
     
  19. CleyHorn

    CleyHorn Reservist

    Not what happened yesterday!
     
  20. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    The barstaff won't be there to rescue you everytime :)
     
  21. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    Keep being cheeky and you will talk your way into a damn good chalking boy!
     
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  22. CleyHorn

    CleyHorn Reservist

    Not what happened either. I've been the same for half-a-century. Yet to come a cropper. Incidentally, there were another couple of Limosa (TUT will know folks) leaders who were of a similar persuasion. Struggling to remember their names now but one, I think, was Pete Kennedy who got into a big scrap in China.

    Also on the birding front, don't mess with Mick Turton either. Spurn man.
     
  23. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Don't worry, I'll get my mate Kelso to have a word. As tough as they come.... Failing that, Highgrade.
     
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  24. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    You can't get into a "big scrap in China" - they're all 5ft 5.
    Do you know a Dave Farrow ?
     
  25. CleyHorn

    CleyHorn Reservist

    Highgrade is, or was, a whimp. Never turned up at Oliver Grove down at the Palarse a few season's back. Despite me waiting around for him. I remember passing comment on the state of the place and the motors at the time. Treading water on account of a no-show.
     
  26. CleyHorn

    CleyHorn Reservist

    Well there were lots of them apparently. Yep, I know Dave very well. Last saw him in Iceland where he was leading a Birdquest tour with me on a Limosa gig. Shared a bottle of JD (mine). He spent an entire year in Naarch dressed head-to-toe as an Arab. Thought he was T.E. Lawrence or something. A middle-east expert. Raised at the bottom of the Whippendell Road.

    Anyway, I'm currently in said Whippendell Road at the Portuguese/Brazilian Brazuka bar. A new favourite given a big glass of cheap red plonk for £2.

    And a big scrap just kicked off concerning a bicycle. Loads of indecipherable yelling and ranting. Nothing to do with me. It would seem that my mere presence is enough to raise blood pressures at the moment.
     
  27. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Is that windmill avatar, the windmill you drive past between Titchwell and Wells, near Burnham Overy ?
    EDIT - Ah no, just checked. It's the paler Cley one. Obvious really....
     
  28. CleyHorn

    CleyHorn Reservist

    Indeed. Cley one.
     
  29. Maninblack

    Maninblack Reservist

    Your first suggestion, clearly. Or at the very least, your second. Or agree what the rules are going to be before the game (their game, their rules).

    Alternatively, get some testosterone removed so that you don't think you have to act all macho to 'defend your honour'. :)
     
  30. CleyHorn

    CleyHorn Reservist

    The rules on 'carries' were agreed before the game. I made a point of asking. Depending on those rules informs how attacking or defensively you might wish to play. Special rules for the black weren't mentioned at all though. Probably because they were b.llshit rules made up on the spot, which I've never heard of before and which conferred a ludicrous advantage for a deliberate foul shot. Probably made up on the spot because the particularly bolshi one knew he was going to lose. Imminently.

    Some young tw.t chucks a cube of chalk at me then he'll get it back with interest. This policy will not change.
     
  31. Maninblack

    Maninblack Reservist

    In which case, your first suggestion is the best course of action from now on.

    If I'd got myself in that situation and anyone chucks a bit of chalk at me, I'm out of there pretty sharpish!
     
  32. Moosegasm

    Moosegasm Academy Graduate

    Yes, Chinese/Thais/Vietnamese fight in packs. Ideally (for them) massively outnumbering the opposition. The ideal fight in that part of the world would be with 50 mates & family members armed to the teeth against a friendless orphan with no arms or legs. To be honest if your mate come out in 1 piece he did well.
     
  33. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

  34. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Well you know what they say about a birdguide who's been Spurned. Never been to Spurn. Sounds great but too bloody difficult to get to. Have they fixed the bit of road that was washed away ?
    Dave Farrow was in my year at school. His dad was/is a doctor as was my dad. They worked together and he came to my dad's funeral. Saw his name as a potential bird guide when trying to put together an itinerary for Thailand.
     
  35. CleyHorn

    CleyHorn Reservist

    I've been to Spurn loads of times and really rate the place. The washed away road wasn't fixed when I was last there a year ago. Don't know about now.
     

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