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You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Tue Aug 9th, 2011 at 01:25:07 PM EST
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Though I might need to explain that joke to you behind the sightscreen...

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Tue Aug 9th, 2011 at 01:26:38 PM EST
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I'm stumped for a follow on to that one.

<ducks>

"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson

by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Tue Aug 9th, 2011 at 01:46:10 PM EST
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ducks me ducks and out for a duck

<now that's put a googly down to the New Mexico end>

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Tue Aug 9th, 2011 at 03:04:57 PM EST
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... I take it you're just trying to see out the bowling and aren't aiming for the fences.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.
by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Tue Aug 9th, 2011 at 07:00:03 PM EST
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I'm offering mere umpirical evidence.

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Wed Aug 10th, 2011 at 01:03:37 AM EST
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you're on asticky wicket with that one

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Wed Aug 10th, 2011 at 05:44:36 AM EST
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If that's the best spin you can put on it, may I assume you were selected for your batting and fielding?

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.
by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Wed Aug 10th, 2011 at 01:54:38 PM EST
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keep on keeping on

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Wed Aug 10th, 2011 at 04:11:48 PM EST
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And why do you call spin 'english'? Gotcha!

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Wed Aug 10th, 2011 at 05:59:54 PM EST
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I don't, I'm not a pool player. I call spin "a curve ball", if its baseball. Or "spin", if its cricket.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.
by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Wed Aug 10th, 2011 at 06:07:10 PM EST
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you'd need to play Billiards not pool :)

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Wed Aug 10th, 2011 at 07:08:09 PM EST
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Be that as it may, its pool that I have the option to play around here, so its pool that I am not playing. I'd have to be in a different locale to be not playing billiards. Similarly, while in Newcastle I didn't lawn ball, here in Northeast Ohio I don't do ten pin bowling.

And do they call spin "english" in billards? Or do they call it "french" or some such.


I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Thu Aug 11th, 2011 at 09:22:14 AM EST
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Cue sports techniques - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The term english (called "side" in the UK, and sometimes simply called "left" or "right", and sometimes "check side" for side that narrows the cue ball angle after contacting a rail, and "running side" for side that widens the cue ball angle after contacting a rail) normally refers to sidespin put on a cue ball by hitting it to the left or right of center. Generally, english is used to change the angle of reflection of the cue ball after it contacts a rail. English also affects the direction an object ball takes on impact (the "throw" effect), as well as the path of travel of the cue ball after impact with a cue ("deflection" or "squirt").


Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Thu Aug 11th, 2011 at 02:57:26 PM EST
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I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.
by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Thu Aug 11th, 2011 at 03:09:29 PM EST
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