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Cuchulainn
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Re: Gallows humour

May 13th, 2020, 3:28 pm

Children, sigh...
Is that the 'castle' in Clifden?
Look how green the grass is, and the light.
Step over the gap, not into it. Watch the space between platform and train.
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Re: Gallows humour

May 13th, 2020, 3:57 pm

Yes, good guess! Very nice small place. Pleasant owner.
 
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Re: Gallows humour

May 13th, 2020, 7:47 pm

Yes, good guess! Very nice small place. Pleasant owner.
You won't believe this but I have a photographic memory, no kidding. (but useless at names).
We was in that 'castle' in 1987!!

It was Nov 1987, cold, rain. We turned the corner onto the main street and there was this guy busking playing Jimi Hendrix.


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Re: Gallows humour

May 13th, 2020, 9:32 pm

No such thing when I was there. It is a ruin, but the site is clean and well-maintained.

Impressive about your memory. I remember faces and can read them well.
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Re: Gallows humour

May 13th, 2020, 10:37 pm

You won't believe this but I have a photographic memory, no kidding. (but useless at names).
What if someone is wearing a name badge when you meet them?
 
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Re: Gallows humour

May 14th, 2020, 7:38 am

You won't believe this but I have a photographic memory, no kidding. (but useless at names).
What if someone is wearing a name badge when you meet them?
Just as bad. I usually have to repeat it to myself three times. 

Year ago I busted my elbow big time in competition judo. Anyways, I met the referee about 2 months later and showed him my rainbow-coloured arm. He didn't know me from Adam .. it was his twin brother....

Second and fourth from left. The big guy was the first non-Japanese to win a  gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics 1964.

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May 14th, 2020, 8:07 am

Speaking of names, some of us are trying to fill in the names here; we just need 2 to complete the picture from this famous judo club OYAMA in red light district in 1980. A real mix here. The foto represents about 30% of the full team .... these days you are lucky if you get 10 judokas on the mat.
The guy next to me pointing is called Andy that came to me in a flash few weeks ago.

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Re: Gallows humour

May 14th, 2020, 8:53 am

San Francisco bathhouse reunion? Sadly probably not many of you left.
 
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Re: Gallows humour

June 1st, 2020, 3:38 pm

What we know about antifa ...
It is not one organization, but rather loose network of activists using a "black bloc" tactic at protests — dressing in all black and concealing their faces with masks and bandannas. 
The looters I saw on tv did *not* conceal their faces with masks; as far as "dressing in all black", well -- fill in your own joke here.  :D
 
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Re: Gallows humour

June 25th, 2020, 7:06 pm

San Francisco bathhouse reunion? Sadly probably not many of you left.
Actually, most of them would be your age group.
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Re: Gallows humour

July 9th, 2020, 3:56 am

 
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Re: Gallows humour

August 10th, 2020, 10:32 pm

numbers are up from almost zero in Norway, as expected as people have not maintained their walls during the crisis, my storage wall down to 2/3 of peak protection, scary ... but at least double layer protection!
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Re: Gallows humour

August 11th, 2020, 10:28 am

I can see that Collector is on a roll.
Is there a paper trail?
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