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09-15-2021 , 05:10 PM
Blackberry picking in Whitewebbs is good therapy. North Enfield is usually good for a cricket match and a pint. The away team is a motley bunch. They are drinking pints, smoking weed, and complaining, with some justification, about dubious LBW decisions. Turns out they are from the East End, representing The Camel on Globe Road. A Victorian pub, on a not insignificant road, that I used to cross every day going to work, even before I did the Knowledge. Never heard of it.
09-16-2021 , 04:21 PM
Had to look up LBW; sounds like a great gamesmanship ploy. Just don’t get caught; like a pitcher scuffing up the ball in American Baseball. Perfectly OK in my book.

If I ever make it back to London; the East End will be my hideout.
09-16-2021 , 05:23 PM
The LBW law is so complicated that most amateur teams like the one I used to play for, and the one charlie watched, play a highly simplified version of it with the benefit of the doubt (and other benefits) given to the batter.

You had to be totally plumb in front of middle stump to be given out LBW in our games; the umpires were always from the batting side.
09-16-2021 , 10:26 PM
if you ever see me in england it will be my doppelganger
11-13-2021 , 02:09 PM
I do like the Lord Mayorís Show. Lots of waving, smiling, military bands, horses, beadles, floats, medieval costumes, rifles, muskets, cannons, carriages, and commercial and charitable organizations represented. All branches of the establishment are on parade. And the military youth bands; itís good to see the children learning discipline, tradition, and common decency. This is cheering me up. You can get a pint, and thereís not too many people about jostling you and trying to convert you. Itís something that people always mean to go to, but donít. Then, about halfway through, Extinction Rebellion show up, marching in the opposite direction to the parade, trying to block the Lord Mayorís coach. Iíd seen a few of them on the tube earlier, with their organic flags and placards, and their smug, passive aggressive demeanours. They donít manage to cause much disruption. The City of London has its own police force, presumably somewhat independent and self-governing, like the rest of its administration, and which I trust is able to invoke its own arcane treason laws, and swiftly transport any real dissenters to some modern-day equivalent of Newgate. I preferred the Baader-Meinhof Gang. WTF happened to killing and kidnapping people, taking hostages, and getting Hollywood to make a movie about it? If the planet is at stake and all.

11-17-2021 , 04:39 PM
I visit Glastonbury, the New Age capital of the cosmos. Crystals, magnets, healing. Joseph of Arimathea buried the Holy Grail somewhere near Glastonbury Tor, and I have an appointment at the Egg Stone with the White Lady, and she shall guide me to it. All of this was foretold to me in a dream. The view from the top is magnificent, but nobody I ask has heard of the Egg Stone, let alone knows where it is, and theyíve been coming here for years, and maybe I should try the Chalice Well healing waters instead of that can of gin and tonic Iím sipping at. WTF? Every other shop in town is chock-full of all kinds of New Age garbage imaginable, but nobody has even heard of the Egg Stone, and Iím the mad one? Finally, I encounter a kindly couple, one of whom vaguely recalls it from distant memory, and thinks it may be somewhere off to the left of the path. The White Lady duly appears, in the form of Psilocybin mushrooms, hundreds of them. There they are, man. This **** is real...
11-17-2021 , 05:35 PM
You should have purchased one of the crystals and gazed into it and the Egg Stone would have appeared and told you where to find it.

Silly you. You took the wrong path.

Glastonbury sounds like a fun place, similar to Sedona, Arizona; the crystal and mystic capital of the USA. Many go there to channel their cosmic self. For a Fee, of course.
11-17-2021 , 05:44 PM
Go to wherever the cow paddies are. Starting to sound a lot like Glastonbury.
11-17-2021 , 06:01 PM
I donít think they could have been Psilocybins, after all. They had the nipple, but now I seem to recall, from a long time ago, something about the stems being crooked rather than straight. No matter, as the real purpose of my trip was to see Wells Cathedral one time. One of the great English cathedrals, and it didnít disappoint. Somebody described it as poetic. The atheists donít want to knock it down and turn it into a multi-storey car park, do they?
11-19-2021 , 09:21 AM
What’s good with you
11-19-2021 , 03:01 PM
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Originally Posted by lastcardcharlie I'm going to change the world
I donít think they could have been Psilocybins, after all. They had the nipple, but now I seem to recall, from a long time ago, something about the stems being crooked rather than straight. No matter, as the real purpose of my trip was to see Wells Cathedral one time. One of the great English cathedrals, and it didnít disappoint. Somebody described it as poetic. The atheists donít want to knock it down and turn it into a multi-storey car park, do they?
This atheist does not. Iíve visited many of the great cathedrals in Europe and always enjoy the experience. Before I die and Iím sent to Hell, I want to complete a tour of all the great cathedrals in Europe. Iíve been lucky so far and have already visited some great ones; the magnificent one in Cologne and that wonder of wonders in Barcelona for example.
11-20-2021 , 01:50 AM
I've always wanted to a European cathedral ever since reading David Macaulay's picture book -- just to look at the engineering of it. I'd rather find one where I could wander around rather than one where everything was roped off.
11-20-2021 , 08:17 AM
Go to Lincoln, that's my favourite.


      
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