ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS, PRE-EMPTIVE TICK ?

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I thought Simon might head home after the Sam Smiths to enjoy his Sainsbury organic port or whatever 40 year olds in York do, but he’s such a good sport he was up for a late pint in the Crescent Club. And I owed him a pint now.

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Slightly eerie
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Beautifully tucked behind the railway station

Working Mens Club, says Bing Maps, Community Venue says the entrance.

Will it be open ? Will we be expected to sign an oath of allegiance to the White Rose ? Will they tear up our CAMRA cards in front of our faces ?

Yes, No, and unfortunately No.

Just a lovely barman who wanted to talk beer to two CAMRAs who weren’t interested.

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oooh, beery

I was more impressed by the crisps cabinet,

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3 flavours of Space Raiders

and a rare sighting of board games being played by under-70s.

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Weird carpet

Suddenly clubs seemed a good idea.

Then I knocked the lager over while lager man was at the loo.

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Pre-spillage

Doesn’t a little drop of spilt lager make an awful mess ?

I made us hide in the corner of the upstairs games room.

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Never played table football with a pool cue before
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1980s chic

I was never into computer games as a geeky teenager, a weird addiction with Missile Control in 83/84 apart, but if I had been this is what my bedroom would have looked like (as opposed to having pictures of Chris Tavare in it).

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For amusement ONLY, as opposed to world domination

From the corner of the pool room we witnessed an epic game of Rock/Paper/Scissors which went to penalties after a VAR review. See BRAPA’s report for the highlights.

There was singing, there was rubbish pool, there was strangely magical beer.

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It’s murk. But also magic.

This was my eighth pub of the day, and BRAPA’s second. Makes a change from the normal routine of me watching him dissolve into fits of giggles after six pints.

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11 thoughts on “ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS, PRE-EMPTIVE TICK ?

  1. Catching up on posts now the football season has finished ?

    “Then I knocked the lager over while lager man was at the loo” – at least you were in York and hence lived to write this article ! .

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  2. Looks like you arrived on โ€˜Dominoes & Rock/Paper/Scissor League nightโ€™. Usually free dibs on the leftovers of the Faggot & Space Raider Supper if you stick around long enough…

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  3. “Will we be expected to sign an oath of allegiance to the White Rose ?”

    I already signed my allegiance to a Rose just over 34 years ago. ๐Ÿ™‚

    “I was more impressed by the crisps cabinet,”

    You should see my darling wife’s lunch truck.

    “and a rare sighting of board games being played by under-70s.”

    I’ll have you know that my youngest son (barely into his 30’s and a ‘hipster’ brewmaster to boot) plays boards games with his friends at least once a month.

    “Weird carpet”

    They look like Venus Fly Traps.

    “Then I knocked the lager over while lager man was at the loo.”

    Oh, oh.

    “I made us hide in the corner of the upstairs games room.”

    Behind the curtains?

    “Never played table football with a pool cue before”

    I believe it’s one of those ‘3 in 1’ table game thingies.

    “a weird addiction with Missile Control in 83/84 apart,”

    I thought you meant Missile Command, but apparently Missile Control was a game as well.

    “there was rubbish pool”

    For some reason I’m envisioning trying to pot bags of garbage.

    “Makes a change from the normal routine of me watching him dissolve into fits of giggles after six pints.”

    Um, in the photo below he still looks to be dissolving into fits and giggles. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Cheers

    PS – “This was my eight pub of the day,”

    Ordinal, not Cardinal dear boy.

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      1. That’s Missile Control. Missile Command was where you took turns lobbing missiles at each other’s moon bases.

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