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  1. 9 points
    I've got a new best mate! This is Tina, a Staffy/Fox Terrier cross, and she's off her titts. Proper daft as a brush!
  2. 9 points
    There has been a lack of canine activity in the last couple of pages so here is my dog Murray, my human Matthew and myself.
  3. 7 points
    If I attend a CUK show will I be able to pay a premium to stand in the corner and watch?
  4. 6 points
    A lot of the wrestling I've watched in the last few weeks has been the Colliseum videos that got uploaded or WCW PPVs from 1993. The commentary completely blows away anything that comes along now. I can watch and enjoy NXT Takeover, WWE PPVs and 205 live recently but unless a commentator says something ludicrously stupid, I can't think of a thing of any interest they've said or a way they've enhanced any match in anyway. They should be forced to sit and listen to this stuff day in and day out until they learn something. The most obvious thing is that the voices are distinctive and at least one of the commentators normally has a personality. Schiavone's fairly clean-cut but ventura is larger than life. Monsoon is a massive presence without been seen. Even Alfred Hayes, who's fairly awful, is distinctive. Corey Graves has about 1% of Ventura's talent and personality and yet is easily the best commentator around now. The work a team like Monsoon and Hayes will put in to trying to make something as shit as IRS vs. Jim Duggan interesting is remarkable. They'll talk about the morality of each guy. They'll debate why the heel is a dispicable prick and what there is to like about the baby. They'll talk about the backstory to the match. They'll request replays or angles from the directors. They'll compliment or criticise referees. They'll critique the choice of move or the application of holds. All without sounding like they're being fed lines because they aren't. It's all utter nonsense too. There is no director. There is no rule book. There is no purse or fines. There is no pecking order or title opportunity. But they enhance even the worst matches. Schiavone and Ventura are way better still. I couldn't be convinced that there has ever been a better commentary team than these two. Monsoon and Heenan are my favourite, I think, but even they aren't better than these two. They have a great way of translating the story to you as if they're reading the match like all great commentary teams as opposed to someone like Michael Cole who sounds like he's reading it from a book. The subleties are lost these days too. Probably because commentators haven't worked at the top level or learnt from the best like years gone by. Ventura would point out that you don't expect a clean break from such and such and you know from that little detail that he's a knob. It's so simple but effective. And said in a way that conveys the villainous respect he has. These days if it was even picked up on it'd be screamed about "WHAT THE HELL DO YOU EXPECT, MAGGLE? BLAH-BLAH-BLAH OXFORD BEAT SUNDERLAND 2-1" It's such a lost art. And the crying shame is that in WWE, where it's been lost most obviously, it's been lost by a guy who was very, very good at it.
  5. 6 points
    No need to get personal about it.
  6. 6 points
    Maybe he thought it said "All Dog's Go To Haven." Seeing a load of dogs splashing about on a holiday resort is a idea of a film I might get a kickstarted together for.
  7. 6 points
    Thanks, Kaz, I appreciate that. Honestly, though, I consider myself lucky: they got the cancer early, and it's never been back. There are so many poor souls out there who have it much, much worse with the radio and the chemo, and they don't even get the reassurance of it being gone. A relatively brief period of discomfort once a year feels like a blessing by comparison. I guess you could say it's the male equivalent of a smear test. Physically, the worst part was the first year following the operation, though: had to have it four times that year, then twice the next, then was downgraded to once annually. The recovery from the op itself was hell, too - took six weeks to recover, felt like I was passing razor-blades every time I went for a piss, and, of course, there was blood with that. Mentally, I felt like I was a broken toy. But it's all in the past now; I'm fully recovered, and I don't want to trivialise the experiences of those really and truly suffering by dwelling on it. One of the best things to come out of it is that, when i said to myself, out loud "I had cancer", I suddenly, to paraphrase Tyler Durden, knew, not thought, that one day I am going to die, and it was a bizarrely freeing thought: I felt like I had permission to live life properly now. It's been a while, and I sometimes forget it as a result, but I try to remind myself of it whenever possible.
  8. 6 points
    Speaking of Nationwide, I hope those twee quirky sisters die in a house fire started by the wiring on their keyboard.
  9. 5 points
    Well, I didn't do too well from the above post, what with trying to top myself last year and all that, but I have now been sober for 100 days. The routine now doesn't even think about alcohol where it used to be centred around it. Hope everyone who mentioned issues in this thread is doing ok, and those reading it for help, the help is here.
  10. 5 points
  11. 5 points
    Interestingly, the word ‘aconrym’ came from the phrase ‘alternative consonants or nouns, ruining your mouth’. Sorry.
  12. 5 points
    This gem: well I just learned today. It took me 19 years to figure out NEWS stands for "notable events, weather, and sports" NO IT FUCKING DOESN'T
  13. 5 points
    I'd have called him '205 Clive.'
  14. 5 points
  15. 4 points
    The whole idea of "the conversation" being eroded and eventually forgotten over time has done untold damage to the importance of wins and losses over the years, their ability to tell stories has gone out the window and there is now a huge reliance on lazy mechanisms as discussed re: MITB the other day. The briefcase, the top contenders match, the automatic rematch clause. I'm not saying a full blown return to the faceless "championship committee" of yesteryear is the way forward nor any tedious super cereal sports type rankings a la ROH circa 2009 but there's a lot to be said for an alternative to having to rubber stamp a match as a "top contenders" match before it means anything. My first exposure to a full wrestling ppv taught me wins and losses mattered beyond the actual title defences by the second match on the card. It was Mania VI and as the Demos were going after Andre & Haku for the belts, Gorilla informed me "We've got a team like the Harts, who have already challenged the winners here!" This made it clear to me that the Harts were full of confidence and must have put a few wins together, they hadn't even waited to see who won before issuing a challenge, and this was underlined later when Bret and Who crushed the Bolsheviks in 40 seconds. However later during the Rockers/Orients match Jesse points out that just because they've challenged, doesn't mean they automatically receive a title shot, and Monsoon replies with a mention of the championship committee. In the context of a fake combat sport without league tables or explicit rankings, this committee (and as I discovered, ultimately the whims of President Tunney), this made perfect sense to me. Fast forward a few years. Aside from the establishment of the Rumble as the vehicle to award Mania's title shot (fine) and Shawn's decision to defend said same shot against Owen at In Your House (fine) the earliest example I can remember of the explicit "top contenders" match was Bret Hart vs Steve Austin at Survivors 96. As an aside to the personal animosity this was mentioned in passing on comms - the match didn't need the extra, but it made perfect sense as the match was gigantic. The returning "living legend" against his chief antagonist with months of build.... yes, I understand why this was an eliminator for a title fight. If Bret's comeback were booked today, he'd merely have to mention that "I never got my rematch" to be granted a title shot but even the last WWF Champion needed to earn a title shot, and conversely Austin definitely would have a right to a title shot by simple virtue of beating Bret Hart. No issues with "top contenders" match here and it was still the exception, not the rule. Hell, after Shawn vacated and the Final Four debacle rendered Austin's Rumble win effectively null and void, Taker wasn't even forced to win his title match in the ring for MANIA. So did it go on, where title shots were simply announced on TV seemingly at the wisdom of the committee in reward for the relevance of performances and win/loss records of the wrestlers. I still remember the pop for when Austin was named as the next contender on Raw ahead of Cold Day In Hell, and thinking "Yeah, Austin's made it" better than dozens of top contenders in the intervening years. It's simple isnt it? Winning matches, being "in form" - it mattered because if you were regularly "going to the pay window" then you could be rewarded with that all important title match. There was the occasional exception - the first Hell In A Cell for instance which again made sense for the magnitude, but again, this wasn't the norm. 1998-9 is where it went tits up. Starting with Undertaker (disguised as Kane, remember that one?) going over Mankind to win his SummerSlam 98 title shot, contenders matches on Raw started creeping in. Similarly, title rematches on TV started becoming available at short notice, as well as the lazy practice of title shots being given out by the champion just because the challenger came out on the ramp and asked for one. Probably a continuation of the obsession with ratings and the need to put on compelling TV, it was a very gradual process but over the years the "top contenders" phenomenon grew to the point you could rarely go two ppvs or so without a show having a match to determine next months challenger, it felt. By 2002 even King of the Ring became a "win and get your title shot at SummerSlam" deal, albeit only for one year before it was scrubbed. Fast forward to today - between the Rumble, Elimination Chamber and constant "top contenders" matches, they're so obsessed with artificially underlining the "big" matches that other wins and loses really don't mean fuck all. But worse, it's bred the kind of lazy writing to the point where they can announce a multiman contenders match with a fucking nobody like a Jinder Mahal in for no apparent reason, have him WIN, and think that makes sense for a promotion. No fucking way does a look at THAT win/loss record justify him getting anywhere near a title shot in the days of the fictional committee. Lazy bastards. Oh, he won a top contenders match, it's fine that there's been no journey, no advance in my perception of Jinders ability to win matches regularly to the point I believe he deserves a shot, much less be champion. I'm not entirely sure what my summary is except that win/loss records should matter ergo ALL wins and losses should matter, it was better in the good old days, Jinder as champion made me sick because he's a loser.
  16. 4 points
    Bailey, Ben and Trixie have taken a liking to the Teddy Bear that my brother gave his girlfriend for Valentine's.
  17. 4 points
    Hooray for dogs! Bess has taken well to the newest addition to the household. https://i.imgur.com/HlZwBq4.jpg
  18. 4 points
  19. 4 points
    I'm going to put Weetos and curry powder in mine and eat them with chopsticks, because why the fuck not. Nothing matters anymore.
  20. 4 points
    "You lot clearly prefer the taste of dry bread more than cheese and pepperoni. Pizzas are wasted on you lot." "You lot clearly prefer the taste of dry pastry more than icing and fruit. Cherry bakewells are wasted on you lot." "You lot clearly prefer the taste of dry toast more than peanut butter. Toast on peanut butter is wasted on you lot."
  21. 4 points
    Gregg Wallace.
  22. 4 points
  23. 4 points
    As if he wasn't already the Rick Rude of the Prem.
  24. 4 points
    Seriously, though, the absolute state of Seth's Highspots tights.
  25. 3 points
    On Saturday my local team Stockton Town are competing in the FA Vase Quarter-final against Windsor. This is an impressive feat considering they have only had a senior squad since 2009. Prior to that the team was known as Hartburn Juniors, a team I played for when I was 12. It was decided that they were going to enter a team in the Wearside League at the bottom of the footballing pyramid. After a shaky start they won the Wearside League four seasons in a row between 2012-16. They were unable to be promoted due to not having a playing facility deemed suitable by the Northern League. After the fourth Wearside League win they were able to gain promotion after the Bishopton Road West stadium was created on the grounds of my old college. Last year in their first season they won Northern League Division 2 and now play in Division 1. Stockton had a difficult start adjusting to life in the new league losing the first 9 games of the season which was not a fair reflection of their performances. Since October they have not looked back and have rocketed up the league and now sit in a comfortable 9th place. The biggest story of the clubs short life though is the FA Vase run this season. In only their second campaign they are in the quarter finals and took some big scalps along the way including Bootle, City of Liverpool FC and West Auckland. Stockton is one of the biggest towns in the country never to have a league football team. A previous incarnation of Stockton FC won the Amateur Cup on three occasions but the club was liquidated in the 1960's and the Victoria Ground had a horrible housing complex built on it. This cup run could be potentially a catalyst for the club to have a push up the football pyramid. They are expecting over 1000 people at the game and it is always nice to watch a game of footie with a pint!
  26. 3 points
    Mainly to see if I could find something even more boring to watch than United tonight, I decided to watch an episode of TNA or Impact Wrestling, if that is indeed their real name. It's probably been over 10 years since I last watched one from start to finish. For a start, Eli Drake vs Austin Aries. Drake seemed alright. Aries seemed really shit. Half his moves didn't look as though they would have rustled a newspaper. Chris Masters should have been in the match instead of Drake, instead stood around ringside looking for people who looked like they pirated DVDs. Mediocre. Bobby Lashley vs Sami Calihan was probably better than I expected but only because I remember Lashley from when he was in WWE never having a single good match ever. That spit thing that Calihan did was both disgusting and fucking stupid. Mostly worthless. Rosemary vs Hania felt like it was in slow motion. I do fancy Hania though but she's a terrible wrestler based on this. John Morrison and Matt Sydal vs Brodus Clay and EC3 was the fucking pits. Morrison especially was awful, his piss-weak offence looked piss weaker than ever before. Brodus is still shit. I don't know who EC3 is but he looked familiar although he did almost nothing in this. Is he the one coming to WWE? Can't wait!! There were some cruiserweights having the usual match and doing the usual moves. Bollocks. Brian Cage's squash was the best match of the night. I love a good squash and this was pretty good as they go. That powerbomb where he nearly through him over the corner was superb. Imagine being such a loser that you're a jobber on TNA though. He's not going to have that on his Linkedin, is he. Are the crowd always like this? They barely reacted to anything but having said that there was almost nothing to react to. Sonjay Dutt was shit on commentary. Just like Josh Matthews still is. I didn't understand any of the backstage stuff. I thought Jimmy Jacobs was dead. This company being still alive is a miracle akin to Keith Richards still being alive. Total arseshit.
  27. 3 points
    Collected the Bossy yesterday. Spent the evening constructing a suitable podium for him - it now takes pride of place in the bedroom. Mrs Grecian has been duly relegated to the sofa.
  28. 3 points
    Next you'll be saying you didn't know about the R in Streak.
  29. 3 points
    Worst tribute band name ever.
  30. 3 points
    Imagine someone telling you a year or two ago that the best guys on Raw would eventually be The Drifter and Braun Strowman. Fantastic segment. Fuck the plan. Put the belt on Braun at Mania.
  31. 3 points
    8 pages. EIGHT PAGES! You’re all lunatics.
  32. 3 points
    Just had a survey of the family to see which is the top and which way up you eat a chocolate digestive. 1 vote for Bomber Pat's Barmy Biscuit Bullshit and 3 for the correct way. The 1 was my mum and I'm already looking at old people's homes because she clearly can't be trusted to look after herself anymore.
  33. 3 points
    Pat has been such a top poster since he joined, it's almost as if something was going to happen someday to let him down. Well, here it is. Chocolate on the bottom- you Bergerac-worshipping toad lunatic.
  34. 3 points
    I think Michaels is actually gazing into the eyes of both of them.
  35. 3 points
    Looks like she forgave him for the "Cuddles with Sunny" picture then.
  36. 3 points
    Amid the WWE Network Coliseum home video uploads, I remembered 'improving' my copy of the Smack 'Em, Whack' Em tape. It proved a bit more successful than my attempt to make a custom cover for my off-air recording of a Saturday Night's Main Event...
  37. 3 points
    From shitarse to WWE. What a story.
  38. 3 points
    For the half-time raffle.
  39. 3 points
  40. 3 points
    I’m at work, I was about to show a colleague a pair of trainers on google, this is the last page I had open. We were greeted by ‘wok full of sperm’. Not much I could say really.
  41. 3 points
    Downvoting posts in a thread like this is fucking abhorrent. You should be ashamed of yourself. *** I lost my mum a few years back. It took me about three weeks to start crying and grieve. It's a very unpredictable process.
  42. 3 points
    That's because they were full of cocaine.
  43. 3 points
    Old Man's Foreskin.
  44. 3 points
    They might as well rename it Wrestlewomania and be done with it, right?
  45. 3 points
  46. 3 points
    Surprised LWOLeN hasn't. This must be the only thread he hasn't embedded a video in yet today. For some reason.
  47. 3 points
    On your knees, Jurg. Bow down to the, bow down to The King.
  48. 3 points
    My experience in the wrestling industry is a good fifteen years old, but quite vivid. I remember being asked if I f****d guys at training, creeping hands, accidentally being walked in on getting ready at shows, questions about my boobs being real (with at least one guy grabbing for a check)and a host of other things. Frequently happening in sight and earshot of my now ex boyfriend. I also remember I was supposed to get "jumped" at one show in the ring and being stiffed because the booker didn't like me (the sight in my left eye was blurred for a few days after). I took it all in stride, it was banter, it was how things were done and I was always under the impression that wrestling is a man's industry and I should be grateful to be allowed in to the party. In hindsight it's shitty, and I know that there were other women, some younger than me that had it harder than I did. In hindsight it's absolutely unacceptable, I would never have accepted it working in an office. But I went in to it knowing I was tits and ass and a bit of novelty, I was actively told I had no value in a show and was just a distraction. I also know from experience that the sleazy ones are the exception and not the rule. I have wrestling friends I haven't seen in a decade that I still catch up with on social media and for my part believe they are decent blokes. having talked to a lot of female friends and family over the past few weeks about #metoo most of us have a shit list of male colleagues, acquaintances etc to actively avoid and not be alone with. Which is depressing. It's absolutely unsurprising that people would use pro wrestling as an opportunity to predate on women, men and underage men and women. Is unregulated, no one needs a police check, no one checks references, it's open season. You have to trust relative strangers with your physical well being and that makes you vulnerable. I'm sure I had a point when I started typing and it's kind of lost now. But the general summary, massively unsurprising it's going on, im pretty sure that a lot worse happens in the industry that may or may not come to light. I feel bad for the ladies involved, and some of the responsibility is mine because I never had the guts to say anything stronger than a jokey fuck off.
  49. 3 points
  50. 3 points
    I posted in here over Christmas while I was in the middle of a drinking spree, and some of you were kind enough to answer some questions and offer advice. Just wanted to say I've not had a single drop in two weeks now, something I really couldn't imagine a few weeks ago. Still early days, but I've achieved so much over the past couple of weeks that it honestly feels like months and months ago. Got a great support network and I'm beginning to enjoy stuff I haven't in a long time. Business is going well and I get the keys to a fantastic new place on Monday. My inbox is always open if anyone else is having any issues with the drink and wants to get anything off your minds.
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