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Postby bodkinz » Tue Aug 10, 2004 12:15 am

Thats a major atari maniac ;)

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Postby The Juggler » Tue Aug 10, 2004 6:18 am

Hey Graham,
Awesome tat mate... hahahahahaha I like it big time... I gotta have a Union jack on my left lower leg... kinda like a made in type thing just to let the locals (Vancouver) know where I come from eh?
Now i have seen your Medway tat I must say that the Pompey Keyring Logo is staryting to appeal again... hmm I wonder where though hahahahahahahaha

Wizpop was covered in tattoo's was he... must admit that that sits well with my percieved impression of him... he always seemed laid-back out mellow... can vaguely remember him talking about his dog with passion though... no no no not THAT sort of passion 8O either.

When we (Sledgehammer and The Genie) started the Pompey Pirates I was married... I am still married (read seperated) and have two kids.. my girlfriend is Canadian and is in Law Enforcement and has been for over 20 years (man I find bullet proof vests sexy :wink: ) so lots of poo has changed in my life... some for the better and some for the worse... but the new Lady is AWESOME and my new life will be amazing. Swimming/sailing/boating in the Pacific in the morning and then snowboarding/skiing/building snowmen in the afternoon in the mountains and then superb food/entertainment come the evenings.

Think the guy was President... cheers for that. You have a better memory than me my mate thats for sure.

Ok I gotta get a wiggle on... take care mate and cheers for the posting I really appreciated that.


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Postby ruthless » Tue Aug 10, 2004 7:13 am

On the subject of dodgy Glasweigians, what ever happened to the card master himself, Guido???

I recall him funding most things with his 'cards' at a couple of the shows, including 1st class flights around the country ;)

Zippy, maybe you could enlighten us??

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Postby The Juggler » Tue Aug 10, 2004 8:41 am

Bloody hell ruthless what a memory you have... yep dodgy card deals indeed... hopefully he never did time for those antics eh???

Graham do you know what happened to him?


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Postby Zippy » Tue Aug 10, 2004 9:47 am

The Juggler wrote:Now i have seen your Medway tat I must say that the Pompey Keyring Logo is staryting to appeal again... hmm I wonder where though hahahahahahahaha


Back of your neck m8, same size as the keyring! <lol> ;) :D

Think the guy was President... cheers for that.


Haven't heard from him in about 10 years.

As for Guido, I still see or talk to him every week... he went into web design + internet retailing and joined me in making a pile of cash from selling hacked DVD players. :)
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Postby The Juggler » Tue Aug 10, 2004 3:16 pm

Graham,
Say hi to him (giddy Guido) for me can you.... glad to hear that he is 'free' so to speak... it is interesting to know how some of the people's lives actually turned out.

We had some giggles eh? awesome fun but hard bloody work what with all those disks to be copied and spread... hahahaha sure i gave my postman a hernia with the amount of packages that went out :D


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Postby The Juggler » Mon Dec 04, 2006 11:29 am

Hello Guys... how are you all going?? well I hope.

Just doing my pop back in bit from time to time.... snow here in Vancouver is awesome.


Take care



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Postby Mug UK » Mon Dec 04, 2006 11:52 am

Glad you made it over there OK. Not jealous .. not jealous .. OK, really jealous of a decent winter.

Please upload some photos of the Canadian snow :)
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Postby The Juggler » Mon Dec 04, 2006 12:02 pm

Pictures of snow... just think white EVERYTHING and that's it.

Coldest November for some 20+ years.... -15 to -20c in the valley (wind chill) where I live.... The mountains look awesome but the roads were a trifle 'fun' for a day or two until the ploughs got to work.
Snow now piled up some 12ft in places with the ploughs and the rain is not making the white stuff go either.

Local mountains doing a fine trade already and Whistler village is now party central :twisted:

People here are FANTASTIC... the food is AWESOME.... the scenary is SPECTACULAR.... the nightlife is varied and GREAT.... the wildlife will EAT you :? .... if you can get to Vancouver for a holiday then do it people.

I miss proper Beans on toast (Heinze beans here are different), British greasy artery blocking fried breakfast, Real British Caburys chocolate (not the same here), decent Indian take out, Chinese take out, Kebab house (bit of a food theme here), my Family.

Do I regret moving here... no not at all... will I remain here until I die... who can tell.



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Postby PaulB » Mon Dec 04, 2006 1:17 pm

Wow, a 2 year gap! :lol:

Strange the way the same products are made differently for different countries. I bought a Dr Pepper the other day (one of the few people that likes it), it was in a funny shaped bottle and it tasted like cack! Couldn't read the writing on it but I think it was Turkish! :roll:

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Postby Grunaki » Fri Dec 15, 2006 5:25 pm

The Juggler wrote:I miss proper Beans on toast (Heinze beans here are different), British greasy artery blocking fried breakfast, Real British Caburys chocolate (not the same here), decent Indian take out, Chinese take out, Kebab house (bit of a food theme here), my Family.


I thought the Cadbury's chocolate was pretty much the same TBO - I don't much care for that Hershey's stuff though.. :wink:

I would have thought that the Chinese food in Vancouver would be amazing, seeing as half the population is Chinese/Taiwanese/Japanese.
I went over to visit my mate there in 2004 and the Chinese food we had was really good.

There's a cafe chain here in Winnipeg called Salisbury House (and a couple of little hole-in-the-wall greasy spoon diners) that do some decent fried breakfasts, but I've largely graduated on to French Toast and Pancakes now.. (Plus from your perspective 2,000 miles is a bit far to go for breakfast.. ;) )

I take your point about the Curry though.. They just can't seem to get it right here. You ask for a Chicken Korma here and you get some weird orange spicy concoction with Cashew nuts.. Tastes ok, but I wanted a KORMA!! :evil:

As for the family, I miss mine too.. They've made it over once and they're coming again next year, but we only get one cheap airline that actually comes here (Zoom) - all the others either go to Toronto, Calgary or Vancouver and you have to get a connection (that costs as much as the Transatlantic flight! :roll: ).

Canadian Affair do some great cheap flights to Vancouver, so you shouldn't have much problem visiting/being visited where you are.
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Postby RetroGamerUK » Fri Dec 15, 2006 9:52 pm

Grunaki wrote:I take your point about the Curry though.. They just can't seem to get it right here. You ask for a Chicken Korma here and you get some weird orange spicy concoction with Cashew nuts.. Tastes ok, but I wanted a KORMA!! :evil:


Thats probably because the "Indian" dishes that have become part of our heritage here in the U.K. such as Korma, Vindaloo, Rogan Josh etc. were originally invented exclusively for us drunken lot who would eat a scabby dog and enjoy it, you go to India and/or Pakistan and you will not find anywhere selling Kormas or Vindaloos, except perhaps for the touristy places....
And chicken tikka should not be red at all it should be brown.
I think that Donner Kebabs are authentic imports though... not 100% on that one.
How do I know this? come on, I live in Rochdale, I have friends who know about these things ;)

Anyway, its nice to learn that people have moved away and settled elsewhere happily, family and friends are all that keep me in this joke of a Country. 8)

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Postby Grunaki » Sat Dec 16, 2006 1:35 am

RetroGamerUK wrote:How do I know this? come on, I live in Rochdale, I have friends who know about these things ;)


I'm from Preston, so I have a pretty good idea myself... The bottom end of Church Street is pretty much all curry restaurants.. We regularly used to pile into one of those after a night on the lash uptown. :D

I have to say, that was a bit of a twat though - 5 minutes after I left, they brought in 24 hour drinking! :roll:

The bars here are open pretty late, (usually till about 2), so I don't really care - it just used to wind me up that the pubs in Britain closed at 11. You'd be getting into a good conversation with the mates, then BAM! Time at the bar and you'd need to go on to either a club or an extended-hours pub with blaring music if you wanted to carry on your evening..

Anyway, now that I'm a Dad, I don't get out that much - a couple of pints and a meal or a movie with the missus is about all the excitement I get up to these days.. ;)
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Postby AKH » Sat Dec 16, 2006 8:02 pm

I'm from Preston, so I have a pretty good idea myself... The bottom end of Church Street is pretty much all curry restaurants.. We regularly used to pile into one of those after a night on the lash uptown. :D


Yeah, Naseebs after a night out at Raiders is always a good call.

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Postby Grunaki » Sat Dec 16, 2006 11:54 pm

AKH wrote:Yeah, Naseebs after a night out at Raiders is always a good call.


I used to like Raiders (well, technically 'The Warehouse', but to the locals it'll always be Raiders). I like the 80s floor and the top floor. (Getting on a bit for the Thrash Metal floor these days.. ;) )

I started going in Jalgos (The Carribean Club behind Raiders) a fair bit just before I moved out here, too.. Pretty good for a chilled out night.
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Postby Argonaut » Thu Dec 21, 2006 8:20 pm

That was the show we met Dork MD at.


I used to buy disks directly from Derek MD. I was a kid at the time and hadn't got any contacts to get games off for free, nor started coding on the ST.

I used to phone him up (from my neighbours, we'd had our phone cut off!) and give him a list of games we wanted, normally based on ST Format reviews. I can't remember how much we used to pay per disk, but we had to send the disks, and I used to send new reasonably good quality ones. We'd get back a load of random games on those ultra cheap white disks, though to be fair they normally worked. Sometimes he'd send more disks than we ordered. Also he used to cover the stamps with sellotape then we'd wipe off the post marks so we could use the same parcel. The post office used to write on the parcel in big writing 'DO NOT COVER STAMPS WITH TAPE', hehee.

It all seems so funny now!

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Postby punkrulesok » Fri Dec 22, 2006 8:51 pm

we used to pay Hal 4 quid a disk :(

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Postby The Juggler » Tue Apr 17, 2007 2:36 pm

We never charged for disks at all.. and if you sent blanks we sent the same ones back to you too....Dork MD was just in it for the dough... bless him.


As for a decent Chinese here in Vancouver... lots of great restaurants and food halls but no decent English (what I am used to) Chinese take awayu... and no Donner Kababs either... just these Donair rubbery things.

Still other foods make up for the downsides and little specialist shops selling English stuff and real Bacon is a gods send.



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Postby RetroGamerUK » Tue Apr 17, 2007 3:01 pm

Well I find it amazing that the New World cannot get a decent source for Bacon, it's not as if there is a pig shortage in that region of the world is it....
Same with Sausages, when I visited America (of course its the same as Canadia), the sausages were not even sausage shaped, more like spam really (but not bad at all), I don't recall eating any bacon though.....
If you want a good English meal go to Pakistan, on every street corner there is an English chippy, and hordes of sobre locals frequent them after a night out on the tea, and suffer the day after: "went for an English last night, had to put the toilet paper in the oven this morning" and so on....

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Postby Dew-It » Wed Apr 18, 2007 2:23 am

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Postby Grunaki » Wed Apr 18, 2007 4:27 am

I don't think it'd be hard to find a decent Chinese restaurant in Vancouver! ;)

(For anyone who's never been, I'd say a good 1/3 to 1/2 of the city is Chinese or East Asian.. There are whole districts where everything is in Chinese or Japanese and English).

I haven't really found any kebabs here either, but I haven't really looked - I only usually ate kebabs in England after a heavy night out on the lash, but I haven't really been in that situation here (i.e. Kebab shop between the pub and the taxi rank).

Look for Greek Gyros though - they're almost the same thing.

Also I noticed that they haven't shown 'Phoenix Nights' here.. It'd probably go over their heads though as there's a lot of British-centric (and even Northern-centric) humour in there.. In fact, the only thing I've seen Peter Kay on over here is when he had a guest appearance in the last season of 'Doctor Who'.

You can watch 'Top Gear' on BBC Canada though - if you have digital cable.
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Postby christos » Wed Apr 18, 2007 5:15 am

Grunaki wrote:
Look for Greek Gyros though - they're almost the same thing.



If you can't take apart pork from beef ;)

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Postby Grunaki » Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:21 pm

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Look for Greek Gyros though - they're almost the same thing.



If you can't take apart pork from beef ;)


Well, in North America they're the same thing... Thjat ominous mystery meat on a spit that spins in front of a calor gas fire and they shave bits off it, stick it in a pita, dollop some suspicious sauce on it and volia! A filthy snack that it'd be almost impossible to enjoy sober... :wink:
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Postby RetroGamerUK » Wed Apr 18, 2007 2:21 pm

I used to enjoy Donner Kebabs almost every weekend after a night out, now I never have them having watched that TV documentary investigating fast foods where Kebabs were identified as the most unhealthiest take-away you can get, being saturated with "trans-fats" which remain in the body for longer.... Yellow_Colorz_PDT_47 apparently this fat is added to preserve the (and I say this figuratively) "meat".
Apparently, a large fried chicken chain came a close second in the "unhealthiest fastfood" charts, which is comforting as I like chicken and I bet that products from said chain don't actually contain much chicken...
I still like Indian / Bangladeshi / Pakistanni restaurants for proper curries, as the meals we eat there are usually made from proper fresh ingredients, well I have never had bad guts after a curry.....

Anyway, it seems that good old English chippies are not that bad after all (if you can find one :wink: ) :)

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Postby aktiv8 » Wed Apr 18, 2007 8:09 pm

RetroGamerUK wrote:I still like Indian / Bangladeshi / Pakistanni restaurants for proper curries, as the meals we eat there are usually made from proper fresh ingredients, well I have never had bad guts after a curry.....


Well don't forget curry and associated spices is medicinal and has many beneficial aspects for health

Also it always makes me laugh when people say "oh my stomach is bad from the prawns" or similar in seafood dishes or from plain curries.

What they don't realise is the major problem with takeaway or buffets etc is that it's the rice which could have the bacteria Bacillus cereus which causes sickness, the "trotts" etc. It comes from the fact that loads of rice is cooked and allowed to cool (sometimes day before) and no treated correctly afterwards!
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