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Posted by Gingerbeer 20 March, 2012 02:16

Oh... and if anyone is interested in seeing/believing who I am... Here is the link to my facebook page. I dont know what kind of time everyone else has, but personally I dont have what it takes to whip up a profile, several years worth of smartass comments and imaginary friends/family all for the benefit of duping a small online community. Note attached photo.

[www.facebook.com]

You're welcome. Moving on?



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Posted by Huguenot 20 March, 2012 02:26

Ah, you're such a cutie GB. Don't mind the conspiracy theorists.

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Posted by Michael Palaeologus 20 March, 2012 07:50

Indeed. You are very welcome. You will find that the "Wolf-Hunters" are the sweetest and most welcoming people in real life.

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Posted by StraferJack 20 March, 2012 08:18

I like being proved wrong



And that pic made me proper laugh



http://hotjack.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/sorry.jpg

apologies

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Posted by El Pibe 20 March, 2012 08:25

In which case let me be the first* second to extend both an apology and a welcome on behalf of the lupinely suspicious, and wish you all the best for your transatlantic sojourn!!

*that's what happens when the cash feeds go kaput in the morning.



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Posted by *Bob* 20 March, 2012 09:53

http://www.eastdulwichforum.co.uk/forum/file.php?20,file=46398.



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Posted by El Pibe 20 March, 2012 11:08

are you two lying down some sort of marker?
Right......

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Posted by El Pibe 20 March, 2012 11:08

https://encrypted-tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTVToA73LVKGsodNc3ez9eTAgfaxF03jKD-K6cu9eX-SnnnKajN

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Posted by *Bob* 20 March, 2012 11:17

I'll see your five - and raise you ten

http://www.eastdulwichforum.co.uk/forum/file.php?20,file=46408



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Posted by Gingerbeer 20 March, 2012 12:00

lolcats funny cat pictures

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Posted by Atticus 20 March, 2012 12:50

I too stand corrected and apologise for being a smart arse and will refrain from being so quick to judge in future.

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Posted by *Bob* 20 March, 2012 12:57

poor form, Atticus


Do things right - and get your amusing pet picture of choice posted as soon as possible.

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Posted by Atticus 20 March, 2012 13:17

I'm your subordinate from herein...

http://www.eastdulwichforum.co.uk/forum/file.php?20,file=46433

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Posted by Gingerbeer 20 March, 2012 14:30

Nice toenails Atticus ;)

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Posted by Gingerbeer 20 March, 2012 14:47

Absolutely no apologies necessary, frankly I just dont like being referred to as a dude. Back to my questions...

Why do the Brits hate France? I know why Americans do: We (and I use that term loosely) think they were pussies in WWII. Sure it was a long time ago, but thats no reason to stop hating an entire population.

Also, I looked at a short video of the Barry Barry road race and saw a)A lot of scuttling, not much running b) Everyone was on the sidewalk (???) c) One person in a gorilla suit. What gives?

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Posted by Huguenot 20 March, 2012 15:12

That doesn't sound like the right race at all - the real Barry Barry Road Race is a an elite sporting event attended by athletes excluded from the Olympics for political reasons despite their world class prowess.

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Posted by El Pibe 20 March, 2012 15:29

Do you guys really hate the French?
Seems a smidgeon ungrateful as you'd have lost the war of independence without them.
THat whole statue woman thingy in New York is supposed to keep that fresh in your minds. Clearly money they'd have better spent on cheese and mistresses winking smiley

The whole Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey is fun, and god knows we like doing the froggies down, but there's not one of us wouldn't have lost that war against the Bosch in 1940. First time you chaps met them in Tunisia, a mere small expeditionary force wirth terminally poor supply lines exhausted after 2 years solid fighting, they still mananged to hand your chaps arses to you on a platter. We luckily had the channel to spare our blushes.

Anyhoo, we pretend to hate those curséd beret wearers because we've been fighting them for a thousand years, and basically because we're jealous of their casual affairs and great food and even better wine, but we'd never let them know that!!!

The Barry Barry Road Race is a long established institution with glamour to compete with your average royal wedding!!
You should get your shot and pint necking skills in good order for this year's race.



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Posted by maxxi 20 March, 2012 15:39

Ha! My knowledge of the transatlantic use of 'Patty's' for 'Paddy's' came in useful at last. No soppy kitten pics for me!

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTpiAFdiT9V_mV1V-PEaLGnZbB70gzAi7wsSuBb00G0YD82u34CwV4xpt2zxg

Oh, and I think you accidentally found the Barry Rd Fun-Run.

This is held just before the elite event and is distinguishable from the real A-List race by the fact that fun-runners only down a pint immediately before and after the race whilst the International Athletes (some who have chosen to combine the Olympics with this year's race) down a pint AND a short (whisky, vodka etc) at each end.

International referee and thistle throttling champion (eight years running) H. M. Boab can sort you out a list of rules, a drug test and take you through the required vetting procedure.

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Posted by Michael Palaeologus 20 March, 2012 16:39

We dislike the French, because we always have. When we fight them, they make alot of fuss and then lose. When we fight alongside them, they make alot of fuss and then lose. As an allies they are a pain. The Germans have now taken on the mantle of being "chums with the French" and are wishing they hadnt.

You will note that during the recent Euro-problem, Il Presidente Sarkozy blamed the UK for not being French. This from a Hungarian Pigmy.

Their cheese is OK. Their wine is crap. Their cooking is old hat. They will harp on about how they conquered us. However this was 1000 years ago, they werent French, they were Vikings and he was a Bastard.

Its a nice country, we used to own large parts of it.

MAXXI - back off, I have bragging rights here. I saw that the Emperor wore no clothes, fought the cause on two threads and even had a PM discussion on the matter with the Mighty Wolf in his current shape shifting form.

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Posted by Gingerbeer 20 March, 2012 17:06

El Pibe ---- Americans really do hate the French. The general mode of thought is that French = Coward. Our memories are long, but apparently stop somewhere before 1776. I have nothing against them personally, although their language has proven to be a constant thorn in my academic side. I can begrudgingly admit this *may* be my fault and not theirs.

The Barry Barry sounds interesting, but I do. not. run. Im an excellent spectator though!

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Posted by Huguenot 20 March, 2012 17:57

There really is confusion about the Barry Barry Road Race - it doesn't have 'run' in the title?

There are a variety of rules and regulations none of which may be immediately apparent to the dilletante. It's important not to jump to conclusions.

Winning can be subject to a variety of criteria, the majority of which competitors will explain to you may not involve running, and certainly not involve (except for one) coming first. Clearly any engagement where the stipulation for success was so limited would be barely worth the average Brit cocking a snook at.

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Posted by Michael Palaeologus 20 March, 2012 18:13

Quite so. I am a regular competing spectator. Normally at the Clock House End.

It is taken seriously, throughout the day, more seriously as the evening comes and goes.

I am very much looking forward to the annual pre-race, "Where the feck are Barry and Barriet the Bears?" competition.

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Posted by Help-Ma-Boab 20 March, 2012 18:15

GingerB, The Barry Barry Road Race is an event to look forward to and indeed prepare for. Last year was the 4th running which saw 71 runners and an equal amount of specators, support staff etc.

The prestigous Barry/Barriet Bear is given to the years champion runners. We are hoping to warm up this year to the sounds Barry Barry Manilow.

This is probably the best video of the event. Need to arrange a date for the Olympic Barry Barry Road Race. Surfbobby usually checks his weather charts and consults the shipping forcast before annoucing the date with...Greetings sports fans.

[www.youtube.com]



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Posted by maxxi 20 March, 2012 18:23

Michael Palaeologus Wrote:
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>
> MAXXI - back off, I have bragging rights here. I
> saw that the Emperor wore no clothes, fought the
> cause on two threads and even had a PM discussion
> on the matter with the Mighty Wolf in his current
> shape shifting form.

True MP, but your self-confessed gingeresque proclivities obviously put you in awe of a real life day-walker.

That, allied to the fact you had obviously fallen for the Iowa Ingenue and would have believed her had she told you she was actually a rare breed of talking salmon, leaves your staunch defence looking accidental and a triumph of optimism over experience.

To ignore the fine forensic dissection of a seemingly innocent spelling that was seized on by my keen mind alone betrays the height of your fall and the depths of the pool of transatlantic teasery into which you have fallen.

I think a Phal is in order to clear the pipes.

Of course, the revelation of said BBW's current avatar would go a long way to cementing your place at the head of the queue of the EDF welcoming phalanx.

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Posted by Michael Palaeologus 20 March, 2012 18:32

Pish Tush and Nonsence.

Clearly no natural Ginger would be willing to cross-breed with a Day-walker. Such a thing would be a travesty, an abomination.

It says much for my heightened sense of reason and fair-play that I came to Gingers defence, even though she is strangely deformed. This in the face of wrong headed but nontheless voluble trumpeting from the Wolf-hunters and their kin.

As to the identify of the Lupine one? My lips are sealed, the Wolf is at the Door.

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Posted by katie1997 20 March, 2012 23:01

...has anyone mentioned that there's rather a lot of wildlife in East Dulwich by any chance? winking smiley



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Posted by Chick 20 March, 2012 23:27

Gingerbeer Wrote:
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> El Pibe ---- Americans really do hate the French.
> The general mode of thought is that French =
> Coward. Our memories are long, but apparently stop
> somewhere before 1776. I have nothing against them
> personally, although their language has proven to
> be a constant thorn in my academic side. I can
> begrudgingly admit this *may* be my fault and not
> theirs.
>
> The Barry Barry sounds interesting, but I do. not.
> run. Im an excellent spectator though!

Bring on the freedom fries

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Posted by El Pibe 21 March, 2012 09:50

I dunno about this French = Coward thing.
It's been niggling me all night like a pea under a mattress.

It smacks of a form of antiquity illusion, a mistaken belief that a linguistic concept is older than it really is.

I'm trying to think what it might really be.

We may ridicule the French, we may find them insufferable and unberarable, their fashion annoyingly chic (or daft), but one thing we'd never accuse them of is cowardice.

We've fought against them more times than we can remember and fought alongside them at the Somme and at Pashcendale. I challenge anyone to read the heartbreaking accounts of Verdun and dare to call them cowards.

Even in 1940 they lost 85,000 dead in the space of 6 weeks (that's 50% more than the losses in Vietnam over 10 years!!). You don't do that through cowardice you do that by fighting bravely in futile circumstances.

I do think that the US has historically suffered a cultural inferiority complex as regards France. The French (rightly or wrongly) were so assured of who and what they are, so bloody superior.
Britain traditionally had no issue with that because it had the quiet self-assured and god-given knowledge that it was in fact far superior*, the US has by definition had to carve out an identity and has never had a real bedrock, more like a cocksure teenager, to FRance's grizzled old man.

Ultimately my instincts tell me that Chick has hit the nail on the head.
It all came about when they refused to sign up to our dirty little war in Iraq.
Besmirching the French national character made us feel better about ourselves as we launched an idiotic war rather than face up to the fact that they were actually being eminently sensible.

By all means ridicule their 'seely leetle 'ats', but cowards? I think non.

....


I'm overthinking things again aren't i!!!


*Mind you I'm not sure this holds true for either of France or Britain as we struggle to find our roles in a post imperial world and what national identity is in a post multicultural age. I think the US will also have to come to terms with the former sooner or later but is better placed to deal with the latter as it is in many respects has by definition had to manufacture an identity and has multiculturalism in its very genes.

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Posted by woodrot 21 March, 2012 09:52

I think Gingerbeer should watch Jonathon Meades last batch of docs about France to get some idea of how we view the French

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Posted by computedshorty 21 March, 2012 10:16

I start at six in the morning as it takes me a long time and I dont go by road I go over the Peckham Rye Common, and come up from behind.



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