BACK IN PARMOLAND FOR KARAOKE

A night out in Middlesbrough. You Southerners (south of Stoke) don’t know what you’re missing.

Great architecture,

overlooked Art Deco masterpieces,

and inflatable sheep.

Hang on. Isn’t that Newport?

No new Guide pubs in ‘Boro for a while, the micro boom of 2014-16 has subsided.

BUT your CAMRA membership not only allows you to enter pointless arguments about broccoli on Discourse.

Oh no, you’ll shortly be getting Spoons-like discount in Stonegate pubs, too.

Like the Discovery, named after the discovery of the Parmo in 1978.

Central ‘Boro is a bit quiet, I presume folk head to Stockton for Bass or sit in their rooms in their underpants looking for errors on my blog on a Friday night.

Enough (drunken) life here for me in this ex-Yates, as well as cheap beer, of course.

Here you get good cask for £2.10 pre voucher (Double Maxim, 3.5), the worst karaoke version of “When Will I See You Again” since U2 at Slane Castle,

and of course the crucial Faroes v Spain U-21 tie on 17 screens.

Oh, and something for the speedway fan.

The karaoke improved with the theme from the Lion King, but even my hardened sensibilities weren’t prepared for a 29 year old mum from Billingham doing “I Touch Myself” with the actions.

Time for a Spoons.

28 thoughts on “BACK IN PARMOLAND FOR KARAOKE

  1. “good cask for £2.10 pre voucher” – and they probably do a “Buy six pints, get the seventh free” card but you keep moving on too quickly for one of those.
    And they probably do a better breakfast than Tim, one with plenty of sausages.

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      1. But the Seventh Free Collectors Card from my nearest Stonegate pub is only for Cask Ale.
        Or maybe they do a different one “for the ladies”.

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      1. “Have you seen the underpants?”

        I have a pair of those for Friday night blog corrections.

        Of course mine stand for Make All Grammatically Accurate. 🙂

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  2. > or sit in their rooms in their underpants looking for errors on my blog on a Friday night.

    I do that but do not have any connections with Middlesbrough.

    Incidentally, you have a spelling mistake on the first line :-

    > A night out in Middlesborough.

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  3. “and inflatable sheep.”

    And apparently they’re fun too!

    “or sit in their rooms in their underpants looking for errors on my blog on a Friday night.”

    I resemble that remark!

    “the worst karaoke version of “When Will I See You Again” since U2 at Slane Castle,”

    Bloody hell.

    “for a 29 year old mum from Billingham doing “I Touch Myself” with the actions.”

    That inflatable sheep is looking better and better.

    “Time for a Spoons.”

    Meaning a karaoke of one of their songs? 😉
    (may I suggest Romantic Traffic)

    Cheers

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      1. Great comparison.

        I wouldn’t go for the chips, but the parmo (cheese and ham in a pizza, oversimplifying) is actually wonderful.

        You’d really love the Sun in Stockton if you can persuade the family up there for a holiday 😉

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