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  • #21003
    aaronizneez
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    #391736
    dave jay
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    .. how odd !

    #391805
    gamble
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    Nothing odd about the desolation DAVE
    it is bleak in deep space and
    the history of this site demands it.
    Daylight as you may remember,
    removed the een weeks before
    his own sad death.
    It was a very difficult decision
    and he laboured heavily on it,
    and, despite his admission of liking the een,
    he felt he could not tolerate his rude and
    unacceptable behaviour, especialy
    towards a man who had been instrumental
    in setting down and engineering
    the building blocks of the racing forum.
    It was James Dean – the een,
    against the power of the Matrix
    who had helped build the software,
    and construct the scene
    – essentially one of the dream team.
    Daylight killed off the een
    with a very heavy conscience,
    and despite liking him,
    as he openly admitted, he sided
    against the cream, and chose
    the high standards he himself had
    fought so long for,
    and felt were expected of him,
    especially on a family site
    where women and children
    would graze with their thick
    woollen clothing unseen
    – mostly undisturbed –
    and even at night.

    Yes there was a sense of duty in it.
    But looking back who knows if another
    way could have been found to reduce
    the angst to downsize the git
    that appears just momentarily in every
    laughable quip

    Do you know Dave, I knew Daylight so well;
    I read most of his posts, knew his strengths
    and weaknesses, and and got under his skin,
    but I worried for him after this decision.
    I felt it vexed him so, and saddened him
    to see the light of the lounge fade out
    under his own hand – I felt it stressed him
    much more than he publicly let out.

    In a sense the een’s terrible legacy
    was to remove the words and create a desert-
    not only removing the clever one liners of the
    word association gang – but all the words.
    The desert sands shift slowly
    the eery een is never seen
    but the desolation is carried in the
    wale and whistle of the wind that lacks the rain,
    just bend your ears and

    hear hear

    the refrain

    Katheen a come home a now.

    ….

    ..

    #391807
    Zarkava
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    In hindsight, Gamble, this was completely the wrong post of yours to be making a joke about and I wholeheartedly apologise. I read just a few opening lines, scrolled down, saw how much you wrote and immediately commented. Having now read it all, I can only ask that you forgive my foolish, ill-considered and knee-jerk response. It’s clear for all to see that you miss your friend who gave us this wonderful platform to communicate on, and I truly am sorry for any distress I caused you, for any sleep my reply made you miss out on this evening and for any taint to your, and anybody else’s, memories of Daylight.

    #391808
    gamble
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    Get your teeth fixed Grimm :(

    #391919
    gamble
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    I was surprised by your earlier post
    Zarkava but only that the hand behind it
    was was also up at such an ungodly hour.
    As for its substance, no need at all
    for an apology – I liked it.
    Thanks anyway, for your good intentions,
    but feel free to bite my hand whenever

    I am a devotee of splash or free writing
    and spilling the mind. As to your reference
    to my being mad – I had a chuckle at it
    and have lost count of the
    times I have read it about me, certainly
    the een used the line and Salty Jack
    used a similar word – now what was it
    yes he told me I was psychotic in
    a private message.

    Razeen was not a friend
    I would not describe him as an enemy either
    – an unsettling character,a combatant probably.

    Gingertipster’s 5 day plus silence record beats
    my previous 4 day record so I hand the mantle
    to him.

    Good thoughts on FOBT from you
    and have wondered when Mac will take up
    serious arms against the old enemy.
    I can’t quite see him holding a lance aloft
    maybe a banner with 13000 men behind.
    This forum could kick some
    serious ass if it set its mind to it.
    I believe Matron is capable of driving a truck
    through the gambling commission offices.

    Far to many words and too little true grit.

    As for my late night post I regretted it too
    and put it down to an Australian wine.

    I will reaturn to the bleak :|

    p.s. got your friend comment wrong –
    you were referring to Daylight.
    Again we fought tooth and nail
    but in the end we reached some
    odd sort of consensus when the
    whining ran out of gas.

    He died at an unusually young age
    I doubt he lost too much sleep
    over his decision about the een
    but I felt he felt
    it was the end of an era,
    which it was.
    Daylight devoted a lot of time to
    building up the poker area
    of the site organising
    competitions and the like.
    Whether he was doing too much
    I will never know, but yes,
    his efforts were greatly appreciated
    and his legacy is this house.

    #391924
    Zarkava
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    ‘Ass’? Australian wine? I thought you were better than that, Gamble ;)

    #391931
    gamble
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    an off night :mrgreen:

    #391936
    aaronizneez
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    Gamble

    I know where you and your mates have been………..poor Cormack

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4u96YfOB48Q

    Which one is Ricky ? :lol:

    #391943
    Pompete
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    Which one is Ricky ? :lol:

    The one following Cavs….. :mrgreen:

    #391972
    Nathan Hughes
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    Gingertipster’s 5 day plus silence record beats
    my previous 4 day record so I hand the mantle
    to him.

    You can bet on that record not being broken but you will only get the value if you can guarentee that you will outlive the forum. :?

    Member since March 2008
    #392076
    gamble
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    The four day silence stood for
    over five years Nathan and there
    had been nothing like it before.

    Gingershhhhipster’s Spartacus post silenced
    for 5 Days 10 hours and 25 minutes
    until Aaronizneez broke it with ——.
    There had been a three and a half day
    silence in here just a few weeks
    back, which held my interest,
    so the silences are logging
    up. I find them truly fascinating
    although there is an ominous side
    to them and a sign of an unhealthy
    house

    Sheep are just men
    in leggings with odd shoes
    wearing macfactor
    and women in little macs
    wearing nothing underneath
    but macfactor, and
    They dance round
    their crop circles
    all dressed in heavy
    outer wool,shouting macfactor
    and leading simple lives,
    often sleeping in the hills,
    and just as the clip shows
    they have found themselves
    and a true togetherness
    of foot that flows
    – and all on a simple diet of
    green shoot and the odd ****
    in a brook

    The meek shall inherit
    the earth
    was a misprint !
    it should have read…
    The sheep shall inherit
    the mirth :mrgreen:

    macfactor is actually
    the success gene

    #392095
    Zarkava
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    Daylight devoted a lot of time to
    building up the poker area
    of the site organising
    competitions and the like.
    Whether he was doing too much
    I will never know, but yes,
    his efforts were greatly appreciated
    and his legacy is this house.

    Aha! Now I know that your posts aren’t meant to be a poem in iambic pentameter or sonnet form or whatever else! You just have an unhealthy obsession with pressing ‘Enter’!

    Daylight devoted a lot of time to building up the poker area of the site organising competitions and the like. Whether he was doing too much I will never know, but yes, his efforts were greatly appreciated and his legacy is this house.

    See, that actually seems like a normal post! :D

    #392123
    gamble
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    Thanks for pointing that out Zar
    I haven’t examined the posts that
    closely but anything of a serious or
    sensitive nature I take away from
    gamble and write myself.

    The rather staccato vertical layout
    is in my opinion easier on the eye
    and easier to read. Some of the
    posts do rhyme but that
    is more by accident
    than design but
    I do fiddle
    a bit.

    Never alter the meaning
    of the original spill.
    I enjoyed the excursions
    last night but rather
    forced gamble into the
    dogman post (sports betting)
    purely to clear
    my desk.

    It shows as a rushed
    attempt and gamble
    in my opinion
    should face a
    murder enquiry
    for that one. :|

    I usually take a
    long break at this time
    of year and that is
    still my intention
    but just now I seem
    to be suffering from a bad
    case of itchy fingers
    just around midnight
    and the enter
    button beckons.

    They have also been showing a lot
    old Poirot on the goggle menace
    recently and the amazing Brett
    has surfaced as Sherlock Holmes.
    This feeds his obsession

    #392145
    dave jay
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    I never knew desolation had a sound of it’s own?

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