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9 minutes ago, lifetime fan said:


I got the impression he just enjoyed making decisions on the hoof and letting everyone else just sort what he wanted. 
 

Grampher Crowley had been a local Labour councillor for donkeys years and one of his great friends was in Prescott’s close circle - he’d arranged for Nan and I to attend and we were in some room for long serving party members with a spread laid on. 
 

Clinton then just decided to walk through the room we were in for no other reason than he could, said a few words and then fucked off with this massive entourage shitting themselves and following in his wake. 

 

Did you get some Secret Service bloke in Ray Bans stood in front of you?

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I once got the SAS to phone a Chinese takeaway in Norfolk instead of their Ops cell.

 

If by any chance you're reading this, sorry Dom'.

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9 minutes ago, Anubis said:

Did you get some Secret Service bloke in Ray Bans stood in front of you?


Disappointingly no Ray Bans, but the yanks in his entourage stood out a mile! 

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Although I've always been a sports nut, I've not seen that much live sport, yet somehow I've been present for a 147, a nine-darter, a cricketing hatrick in the Ashes no less and X*bi Alonso scoring from the halfway line. 

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Woke up the day after my 33rd birthday in a hostel in Thailand to this view, the Snake was venemous and those are my brothers legs casually drooping from the bunk. 

 

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Trekking round the USA (NYC to LA, LA to NYC) in 1998. That whole trip was amazing.
Sleeping under the stars in Monument Valley.  Seeing the NYC Skyline for the first time & going up both the Empire State and WTC.  Swimming in the pool at the Jackson Hole campsite in 25 degree heat, surrounded by snow capped mountains. Skydiving in Las Vegas, still half cut from the night before.  So many fantastic memories. 

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A group of friends and I broke into the Millenium Dome on the eve of the grand opening. My ass was twitching a bit when what can only be described as a SWAT team rushed in to escort us out.

 

EDIT: Not after we’d spent about 30 mins in there though and watched some rehearsals etc. Was also lucky that the SWAT team managed to miss a gigantic bag of weed whilst searching my car.

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Some amazing experiences being shared on here. I always find it fascinating what people see and do that are once in a lifetime.

 

The only stand-out things I've experienced in my life are:

 

Sitting in a Tornado cockpit at 13 years old on a British Aerospace open day.

 

Seeing Adrian Lewis hit a 9 dart finish against RvB at the Echo.

 

Seeing a live show by Mr Methane. Dart-farting is something that once you see, you never forget.

 

At work, once this Covid thing has decreased enough apparently, we'll be taken on a tour of the final assembly line at Warton to see Typhoons being assembled up close and given a go on the Typhoon simulator. That would be the ultimate for an avgeek like me. 

 

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On 12/07/2021 at 08:06, Dr Nowt said:

Saw Lucy Pinder’s breasts in real life.

 

Cheers.

What! That puts Rutger Hauers tears in the rain speech in bladerunner to shame. If Rutger would of said "I've seen Lucy pinders tits" before he switches off  Deckard should of said "cunt" before furiously unscrewing his hard drive.

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The Forbidden City in Beijing. It wasn't that forbidden there must have been thousands of us there. Red Square Moscow and the sun and moon pyramids in Mexico. 

 

Taking the kids to Florida and we got to go to Kennedy and watch the shuttle Atlantis launch, that was huge for me as a little kid watching the moon landings it was always an ambition to see a launch. I managed to see two before they stopped them. 

 

One big thing still on my list of places to visit is the Great Pyramid in Egypt, I had a ferry booked from Cyprus and a tour booked and it got cancelled due to some terrorist activity. I know many are underwhelmed when they see it's next to a housing estate but I will go one day.

 

 

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23 minutes ago, Bobby Hundreds said:

What! That puts Rutger Hauers tears in the rain speech in bladerunner to shame. If Rutger would of said "I've seen Lucy pinders tits" before he switches off  Deckard should of said "cunt" before furiously unscrewing his hard drive.

Ah. Aye, the epitome of jammy get.

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Went to Cape Town in 2004. We had pre booked the Shark dive before we went but didn't know the day we would get picked up. We checked into our hotel at 1am and the receptionist told us to be ready for 5am as we would be getting picked up to do it. 

 

Didn't sleep that night through sheer excitement as well as a bit of fear. Next morning the fella picking us up was the spit of Martin Johnson the former England Rugby captain. Drove out to False Bay and a load of other tourists joined us on this ridiculously small boat with a cage that resembled a lobster pot. 

 

The boat was really crowded and was bobbing up and down on the waves and I said to Martin Johnson "you've probably heard this before but we're going to need a bigger boat". He just looked at me and shook his head. 

 

I spent the first hour of the trip spewing up over the side of the boat as the water was choppy. On the other side was Dyer Island, a big rock with seals sunbathing. Then you look into the water and just see these shark fins circling round waiting for their dinner.

 

After spewing up for about the 6th time Martin Johnson told me to get myself in the cage as the water would cool my stomach down. There was a large piece of meat on the front of the cage and they had been throwing fish guts into the water non stop.

 

As soon as I went under the water this shark came out of nowhere and banged into the cage ripping the piece of meat off. I then saw about 4 great whites which were fucking massive swimming past the cage. Good job I'd never eaten anything in the morning because I would have shat my wetsuit. 

 

Got taken back to the bay where we saw a large whale go under the boat. Spent the rest of the day just sitting off in the hotel with with image of the shark being about 2 foot away from my face. 

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Some Brilliant places / events you all been to, makes me want to travel more again...

 

Few of mine.

 

1. Twin Towers both before and after, amazing views and great restaurant up there. 

Going 18 months afterwards and not seeing them on Staton Island ferry was just weird, then going again 2 years ago and seeing the redevelopment and memorial, wow..

 

2. Being in Sydney for Millennium celebrations, fireworks both at 9pm and midnight just amazing. Going to the beach on NYD something never done and probably never will again.

 

3. Sky-diving over Lake Taupo in New Zealand, 12,000Ft up was superb.

 

4. Hiroshima: Quite a city would advise anyone to visit peace museum really makes you think why/how did they let it happen.

 

5.  Vancouver and Canadian Rockies, went for a wedding in Vancouver and did some sightseeing afterwards which was fantastic. Then got an overnight train to Calgary hired a car and travelled round for about a week, Lake Louise, Banff, Jasper. Recommend anyone to go.. 

 

 

 

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15 minutes ago, Doctor Troy said:

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Was doing a bit of freelance and got included on the below cover shoot mate. The stylist had her beady eye on me throughout, as I suspect I had spittle on my chin. Remarkable.

 

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One thing that has always stuck in my mind since I was 9 was seeing a car crash on the dock road and an old woman being launched through the front window and dying.

 

Obviously never had her seat belt on and the car was white so the front bonnet was covered in blood. 

 

My Dad had to go to court as the guy in the car that crashed into them was on the other side of the junction completely ignored the red light,sped through about 60mph and lost control of the car hitting them head on. He ended up in prison for causing death by dangerous driving. 

 

My Dad made me face away from the crash and told me not to look but I'd already seen the worst bit. 

 

I still think about it every time I drive past the site of the crash. 

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2 minutes ago, Dr Nowt said:

Was doing a bit of freelance and got included on the below cover shoot mate. The stylist had her beady eye on me throughout, as I suspect I had spittle on my chin. Remarkable.

 

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Outstanding. She is immense.

 

My Dad always used to tell me he saw Faith Brown's massive tits after a show she did in Shorrocks Hill in Formby. He was friends with her manager and she invited them to her dressing room for a drink. She wasn't shy and just stipped off her stage outfit in front of them to get changed. My Dad said they were the biggest tits he's ever seen.

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Attari-Wagah lowering of the flags ceremony, as the border between India and Pakistan is closed for the evening. Spent 4 months going all over India and it was possibly the best bit of the whole trip.

 

Pure Monty Python some of it, as each side tries to outstamp the other from a run-up, po-faced in military outfits, but also a great festival style atmosphere in the crowds with loads of people dancing and bangra beat blaring out.
 

Definitely in the somewhat surreal camp.

 

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11 minutes ago, Doctor Troy said:

Outstanding. She is immense.

 

My Dad always used to tell me he saw Faith Brown's massive tits after a show she did in Shorrocks Hill in Formby. He was friends with her manager and she invited them to her dressing room for a drink. She wasn't shy and just stipped off her stage outfit in front of them to get changed. My Dad said they were the biggest tits he's ever seen.

Aye, she’s next level. Predictably sniffy and unpleasant of course. Sat there getting her hair and make-up done pouting disdainfully, as she brought up various other semi-famous models and how they blow people for money. I almost didn’t spend the entire shoot leering directly at her, just to teach her a lesson.

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35 minutes ago, Doctor Troy said:

Went to Cape Town in 2004. We had pre booked the Shark dive before we went but didn't know the day we would get picked up. We checked into our hotel at 1am and the receptionist told us to be ready for 5am as we would be getting picked up to do it. 

 

Didn't sleep that night through sheer excitement as well as a bit of fear. Next morning the fella picking us up was the spit of Martin Johnson the former England Rugby captain. Drove out to False Bay and a load of other tourists joined us on this ridiculously small boat with a cage that resembled a lobster pot. 

 

The boat was really crowded and was bobbing up and down on the waves and I said to Martin Johnson "you've probably heard this before but we're going to need a bigger boat". He just looked at me and shook his head. 

 

I spent the first hour of the trip spewing up over the side of the boat as the water was choppy. On the other side was Dyer Island, a big rock with seals sunbathing. Then you look into the water and just see these shark fins circling round waiting for their dinner.

 

After spewing up for about the 6th time Martin Johnson told me to get myself in the cage as the water would cool my stomach down. There was a large piece of meat on the front of the cage and they had been throwing fish guts into the water non stop.

 

As soon as I went under the water this shark came out of nowhere and banged into the cage ripping the piece of meat off. I then saw about 4 great whites which were fucking massive swimming past the cage. Good job I'd never eaten anything in the morning because I would have shat my wetsuit. 

 

Got taken back to the bay where we saw a large whale go under the boat. Spent the rest of the day just sitting off in the hotel with with image of the shark being about 2 foot away from my face. 


Cape Town is incredible. 

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Cycling round wine country in Argentina with a group of people I’d just met, stopping off at various vineyards where you get to sample their wine and various cheeses, breads, sliced hams, etc, before wobbling on to the next one. Then, once the suns gone down, back to a hostel to try your luck. Is there a more perfect way to spend a day.

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48 minutes ago, Doctor Troy said:

Went to Cape Town in 2004. We had pre booked the Shark dive before we went but didn't know the day we would get picked up. We checked into our hotel at 1am and the receptionist told us to be ready for 5am as we would be getting picked up to do it. 

 

Didn't sleep that night through sheer excitement as well as a bit of fear. Next morning the fella picking us up was the spit of Martin Johnson the former England Rugby captain. Drove out to False Bay and a load of other tourists joined us on this ridiculously small boat with a cage that resembled a lobster pot. 

 

The boat was really crowded and was bobbing up and down on the waves and I said to Martin Johnson "you've probably heard this before but we're going to need a bigger boat". He just looked at me and shook his head. 

 

I spent the first hour of the trip spewing up over the side of the boat as the water was choppy. On the other side was Dyer Island, a big rock with seals sunbathing. Then you look into the water and just see these shark fins circling round waiting for their dinner.

 

After spewing up for about the 6th time Martin Johnson told me to get myself in the cage as the water would cool my stomach down. There was a large piece of meat on the front of the cage and they had been throwing fish guts into the water non stop.

 

As soon as I went under the water this shark came out of nowhere and banged into the cage ripping the piece of meat off. I then saw about 4 great whites which were fucking massive swimming past the cage. Good job I'd never eaten anything in the morning because I would have shat my wetsuit. 

 

Got taken back to the bay where we saw a large whale go under the boat. Spent the rest of the day just sitting off in the hotel with with image of the shark being about 2 foot away from my face. 

Fuck that.

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Bought tickets at the resale queue in Wimbledon a few years ago and ended up seeing nearly all of Nadal v Del Potro, which I believe was considered the match of the tournament that year. Incredible, the sheer velocity they hit the ball at isn’t done justice by television. To top it off, Grace Jones was sat directly behind me, trying to look inconspicuous with a two tone outfit split down the middle and a veil over half her face. My mate, who is one of the most mild-mannered polite people I’ve ever met, somehow hadn’t clicked who it was and whispered to me something about how he was going to have to ask that woman to please shut up as she simply wouldn’t stop bellowing at any point. I discreetly informed him who it was, and when the penny dropped that I was right, pure relief washed all over his face. She would have thrown him over the centre court roof without breaking sweat. As she became more raucous, vociferously pro-Rafa as I was, she started shouting things like ‘Hurt his legs, Rafa’ more and more angrily. I decided to see what she’d get on board with and started making nonsense comments I knew she’d hear, including ‘Rob his house, Rafa’, to which she immediately roared ‘YES RAFA, ROB HIS HOUSE!’ She is without doubt one certifiable fruit-bat and high-fived me when he won the crucial break in the match. Thought I might have a broken wrist. 60-odd I believe. Still would.

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