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Post by jdaw1 » 17:54 Wed 10 Jul 2013

The Duke of York is boarded up and soon to be demolished. In The Albert.

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Post by DRT » 23:04 Wed 10 Jul 2013

6.5 pints in we began to crumble, so did the obvious thing and went for a curry.

We did what we could do to face up to the crisis. Hopefully others will have done the same.
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Post by djewesbury » 23:27 Wed 10 Jul 2013

Unfortunately the crisis got the better of us, mainly due to others insisting on a pub with rubbish beer. After standing in an alleyway drinking Diageo for a while I gave up and came home for a sirloin.
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Post by DRT » 23:34 Wed 10 Jul 2013

Shabby.

Where would we be if Boudica, Wallace, Thatcher, Monty or Churchill had decided to go home for a sirloin rather than face up to the challenge?
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Post by jdaw1 » 23:40 Wed 10 Jul 2013

DRT wrote:Boudica
She sacked London (as, later, the French and Germans would hope to do), and then lost (as previous did without intermediate step).

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Post by djewesbury » 23:46 Wed 10 Jul 2013

jdaw1 wrote:
DRT wrote:Boudica
She sacked London (as, later, the French and Germans would hope to do), and then lost (as previous did without intermediate step).
I think I held the pass.. I plan to check tomorrow though (with beer this time, rather than a novelty drink like Guinness; I can be much more effective with the right ammunition).
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Post by DRT » 23:49 Wed 10 Jul 2013

jdaw1 wrote:
DRT wrote:Boudica
She sacked London (as, later, the French and Germans would hope to do), and then lost (as previous did without intermediate step).
But when her time came she stepped up. This is not a debate about who was right and who was wrong, or who eventually won or who was defeated. We all have our challenges to face - some step up and some go home for a sirloin.
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Post by djewesbury » 23:54 Wed 10 Jul 2013

DRT wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:
DRT wrote:Boudica
She sacked London (as, later, the French and Germans would hope to do), and then lost (as previous did without intermediate step).
But when her time came she stepped up. This is not a debate about who was right and who was wrong, or who eventually won or who was defeated. We all have our challenges to face - some step up and some go home for a sirloin.
But Guinness, Derek. Boudicca would have crumbled instantly if she'd had to drink stale Guinness. Even Churchill would have turned his nose up at it.
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Post by DRT » 00:00 Thu 11 Jul 2013

djewesbury wrote:
DRT wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:
DRT wrote:Boudica
She sacked London (as, later, the French and Germans would hope to do), and then lost (as previous did without intermediate step).
But when her time came she stepped up. This is not a debate about who was right and who was wrong, or who eventually won or who was defeated. We all have our challenges to face - some step up and some go home for a sirloin.
But Guinness, Derek. Boudicca would have crumbled instantly if she'd had to drink stale Guinness. Even Churchill would have turned his nose up at it.
Nonsense.

Boudica would have rubbed the stale Guinness on her breasts and removed the barman's head with an axe. Churchill would have poured his over an over-heating machine gun to cool it down whilst fighting on the beaches. Neither would have resorted to a sirloin as their best defence of a nation.
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Post by djewesbury » 00:06 Thu 11 Jul 2013

DRT wrote:
djewesbury wrote:
DRT wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:
DRT wrote:Boudica
She sacked London (as, later, the French and Germans would hope to do), and then lost (as previous did without intermediate step).
But when her time came she stepped up. This is not a debate about who was right and who was wrong, or who eventually won or who was defeated. We all have our challenges to face - some step up and some go home for a sirloin.
But Guinness, Derek. Boudicca would have crumbled instantly if she'd had to drink stale Guinness. Even Churchill would have turned his nose up at it.
Nonsense.

Boudica would have rubbed the stale Guinness on her breasts and removed the barman's head with an axe. Churchill would have poured his over an over-heating machine gun to cool it down whilst fighting on the beaches. Neither would have resorted to a sirloin as their best defence of a nation.
Sometimes it is important to be able to fight another day. The enemy is ever-present and this is a long, attritional war. We need to be able to go forward again and again. To regroup and be resurgent.
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Post by DRT » 00:10 Thu 11 Jul 2013

djewesbury wrote:Sometimes it is important to be able to fight another day. The enemy is ever-present and this is a long, attritional war. We need to be able to go forward again and again. To regroup and be resurgent.
I'm Scottish, so conditioned by modern history to go in first with little hope of seeing another opportunity to win the long game. Best of luck old chap, I'll see you on the other side.
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Post by AHB » 08:29 Fri 12 Jul 2013

DRT wrote:
djewesbury wrote:But Guinness, Derek. Boudicca would have crumbled instantly if she'd had to drink stale Guinness. Even Churchill would have turned his nose up at it.
Nonsense.

Boudica would have rubbed the stale Guinness on her breasts and removed the barman's head with an axe. Churchill would have poured his over an over-heating machine gun to cool it down whilst fighting on the beaches. Neither would have resorted to a sirloin as their best defence of a nation.
There is a complete fallacy here. Churchill would never have stooped to using stale Guinness to cool a machine gun. The man had style. The cheapest drink he ever used for cooling machine guns was Pol Roger. Guinness would only have been used - still in barrel / can - to protect the machine gun nest.
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Post by jdaw1 » 08:41 Fri 12 Jul 2013

AHB wrote:There is a complete fallacy here. Churchill would never have stooped to using stale Guiness to cool a machine gun. The man had style. The cheapest drink he ever used for cooling machine guns was Pol Roger. Guiness would only have been used - still in barrel / can - to protect the machine gun nest.
Surely Churchill would have used the machine gun to protect the Pol Roger?

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Post by AHB » 09:17 Fri 12 Jul 2013

jdaw1 wrote:
AHB wrote:There is a complete fallacy here. Churchill would never have stooped to using stale Guiness to cool a machine gun. The man had style. The cheapest drink he ever used for cooling machine guns was Pol Roger. Guiness would only have been used - still in barrel / can - to protect the machine gun nest.
Surely Churchill would have used the machine gun to protect the Pol Roger?
Mmm. Probably.

And thrown the cans of stale Guiness at the attacking forces who were threatening his wine cellar.
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