Dr Gonzo wrote:

The Tour has been fantastic this year. Its impossible to equate a marathon against cycling unless there was a comparable distance. What a stupid bloody thing to say though.  People dressed as Fred Flintstone run marathons.

How many marathon runners keep bags of their own blood in their fridge, or have to set their alarm clocks for 3am so they can get up and go on a treadmill to stop their blood congealing? Maybe a quick transfusion around the 15km mark to get them the rest of the way? Maybe they all do.
The TDF is the most drug-addled and corrupted sporting event outside of the Olympics.

Put the fucking lotion in the basket.

The original Planet of the Apes was on the other night, with that fucking nutcase Charlton Heston. Twas nice to see him as an actor before he became an advocate for deranged loners youtubing some shit and blowing fuck out of their school/workplace etc

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Apparently the pilot survived. Tom Hanks has signed up for the role already.

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Were there any Britons on the plane?

Scott
Spieth
Dubuisson.....had a great round yesterday....he's my hope for a few quid.

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Henry Rindhoops wrote:
La Nausee wrote:

The Exorcist by William Blatty: for a change, the film is much better than the book

Read that when I was about 14. And knocked a few out to it too, IIRC. Although you can't add me to the Yewtree list because I was obviously a minor at the time.

Just finished Murakami's Kafka On The Shore. Which became more of a personal achievement in not setting fire to myself and instead enduring what has to be one of the most tedious books I have ever read.

You masturbated to a girl being possessed by a demon and spewing vomit over a priest? Interesting tastes lol. I think a position in the Catholic Church is calling you.

Murakami can go on a bit alright. I enjoyed Kafka on the Shore but The Wind Up Bird Chronicle made my eyes bleed.

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Thankfully I don't have to watch either of them. ITV should not be let anywhere near a sporting event. Stick to what they're good at: Holidays From Hell, shit dramas, soaps.

Lineker's smug demeanour and attempts at witticisms make him more punchable with every passing year.

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dutchy101 wrote:

Read a book called Rant by Alfie Crow on my last holiday . Jesus Christ it is fucking awful. Worst book I've ever read and put it down a few times vowing to not read the rest. Ended up finishing it because it was so bad I felt compelled to finish it. Please someone else read it and suffer what I did.

It can't possibly be as bad as Game of Thrones, without doubt the worst book I've ever read. Awful on every level, terribly written, shit format, like a twelve year old decided to impersonate Tolkien.

Currently reading The Second World War by Anthony Beevor which is excellent. I can recommend everything this guy has written ( if you're into history). Bit disconcerting listening to pundits talking about the German football team though when you're reading about them rampaging through the Low Countries lol. He writes history books like novels, no waffle, concise summaries.

Just finished Iain Banks' The Quarry, which was awful. I'll make allowances (generously) for the fact he was on his way out when he was writing it. Certainly not his best by any means.

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon:not bad but got tedious after a while

The Wolf in Winter by John Connolly: above average thriller with a hint of the supernatural. Worth a look

The Exorcist by William Blatty: for a change, the film is much better than the book

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chromosome_junction wrote:

I think you'll like that one La Naus. I'm just finishing it off.

Like, but maybe not Love.

Thought it was pretty good....standard Welsh fare: gratuitous sex and violence. Fairly bleak for the most part (as the title would suggest), not many laughs, always good reading the Sweaty lingo and he has has a good turn of phrase. It does what it says on the tin. Not his best by any means but not his worst either.

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Grant wrote:

Alan Hansen: Player and Pundit.

Pass the fucking sick bag, Linekar, you c-bomb.

I caught the last 20 mins of that. Christ it was horrendous. When did Hansen become a good pundit? Apparently he "calls it as it is". He wouldn't even be on the RTE bench. Bland twittering like all MOTD pundits.

Delighted for Brazil, thinking they had a divine right to win it with a shit team. How Fred even classes as a professional footballer is a mystery. David Luiz's defending was as bad as you'd see anywhere. A complete spoofer.

What a nutter Armstrong is. Still claiming he was clean in 2009. Would have been nice to hear from Greg LeMonde who Armstrong also fucked over. Just because LeMonde knew his shit (as a former winner of the Tour) and knew There was no way that Armstrong transformed himself from a good Classics rider to a Tour winner and  mountain stage winner....some by large margins.

And Kimmage and Walsh were the only two journos to question Armstrong publicly. That Emma O'Reilly has a book out now I think....had a falling out with Walsh over his obsession with Armstrong.

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stylustrouble wrote:
La Nausee wrote:

What did Dermo get the heave-oh for?

Really?

Yes. Was it something specific?

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Beijing Dave wrote:
shaunstrudwick wrote:
strummerjones wrote:

Wouldn`t mind seeing Hummels at Arsenal.

him and Pique are my favourite 'modern' defenders - love a bit of Ramos as well

What is a 'modern' defender Strudders?

Does the ironing at home and cooks the odd meal. And doesn't batter his missus.

Both matches to go to pens....33-1.

How shit is the Brazil national anthem, btw?

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What did Dermo get the heave-oh for?

millsy23 wrote:
La Nausee wrote:

I was about to profess my love for Millsy, like the scene from Father Ted, the one on the plane. Thankfully I didn't.

Lol. I can feel it.

I want you to have my parachute.

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Big Fella wrote:

Jerry Sadowicz

A proper mad fuck, that gadge. No TV footage of him that I can find.....and he named and shamed Saville years' ago. Think he got banned for it and was persona non grata.....not just for that....for generally being a mad cunt.
Best comedians I've seen live? Dylan Moran, Bill Bailey......Tommy Tiernan when he's not being a shouty fuck....quite enjoyed Jasper Carrott many moons' ago..

I was about to profess my love for Millsy, like the scene from Father Ted, the one on the plane. Thankfully I didn't.

Homegrove wrote:
millsy23 wrote:

Have you got Milla's phone number Hannu?

mate.

Yeah. But her fella is well intimidating.

Spike his gargle, ride his bird. Same rules apply.

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Give it to BF if it stops him flashing his knickers. It's making me uncomfortable. And if the word "cunt" is banned I'm off...as that's half my vocabulary fucked. And any cunt posting under an alias can just fuck off. It's tedious at this stage. Probably why "newcomers" get slaughtered: everyone thinks it's just another alias and gets stuck in from the off. It has ruined this board over the past couple of months so nobody's bothered with it. Who wants to watch some mentalist conversing with himself and pretending he's not an alias? It might have seemed slightly amusing at the start....actually, no it wasn't. Give it a rest.

He's got rid of Paddy Kenny cos he found out he was born on the 17th and Il Duce has a phobia about that number....and the colour purple (not the film). I shit you not.
I can see this season going well. A fucking basket case leading a dribbling mess of a club. Looking forward to oppo chants of "did you pack your lunch today" and "does your mother wash your gear?" (A nice play on "does your mother know you're here?"....usually sung at spotty Bournemouth yoof and the like).
And McCormack has seen sense and is bailing out. Good luck to him. He can switch the fucking lights off when he goes.

Let's boycott Diggers' gigs in revenge and protest outside. The Scousers on here can guide us on this. Candelit vigils, banners, general mourning and stuff.

Great moves from Pierluigi Collina there. Bustin'.