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Post by djcarlos » Thu Oct 04, 2007 8:45 am

Antiriad2097 wrote:
djcarlos wrote:I think I saw one of those at Pride this year...
What were you doing there?
I live in the middle of the "Gay Village"
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Thu Oct 04, 2007 11:18 am

djcarlos wrote:
Antiriad2097 wrote:
djcarlos wrote:I think I saw one of those at Pride this year...
What were you doing there?
I live in the middle of the "Gay Village"
Are you the only straight in the village? ;)


[NB: I care not a jot what your orientation is. I just find this cathphrase reversal amusing]
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Post by djcarlos » Thu Oct 04, 2007 3:13 pm

Antiriad2097 wrote:
djcarlos wrote:
Antiriad2097 wrote: What were you doing there?
I live in the middle of the "Gay Village"
Are you the only straight in the village? ;)


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Post by The Master » Thu Oct 04, 2007 3:40 pm

A friend of mine visited Brighton this summer, and reported back that it was "lovely, but chock full of plastic poofs" (his words, not mine).

He then went on to bemoan the fact that the nightlife consisted of the aforementioned "poofs", "not enough lezzers", and "almost no normals".

Political correctness aside, I've heard this about Brighton before. Is it true? If so, why? Is it (as my mate also theorised) due to top secret government experiments putting "special gay stuff" in the water supply?

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Post by djcarlos » Thu Oct 04, 2007 4:02 pm

The Master wrote:A friend of mine visited Brighton this summer, and reported back that it was "lovely, but chock full of plastic poofs" (his words, not mine).

He then went on to bemoan the fact that the nightlife consisted of the aforementioned "poofs", "not enough lezzers", and "almost no normals".

Political correctness aside, I've heard this about Brighton before. Is it true? If so, why? Is it (as my mate also theorised) due to top secret government experiments putting "special gay stuff" in the water supply?
To put it in simple terms, lots of LGBT people move to Brighton because of the town's reputation as "gay friendly", so its a self-fulfilling thing.

The place becomes a popular gay resort / place to live because of its reputation, therefore more people move here, and so it goes on.

Brighton is, in general, a very tolerant city. Don't get me wrong, its not Utopia (by any means), but you really can live your life how you want down here, and its great because of it.

Bloody expensive, mind.
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Post by Xesh » Thu Oct 04, 2007 10:39 pm

felgekarp wrote:
The Master wrote:No idea, but I pity the chap in red on those strenuous uphill stretches...
Surely the thing would just topple over backwards going uphill, bit of a design flaw methinks.
No. That's why the guy in front is leaning forward. He counterbalances the guy in the back. I have ridden a bike like this and you need to have a lot of trust in your co-riders (as well as a lot of co-ordination). :D

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Post by wadley101 » Fri Oct 05, 2007 6:48 pm

Anybody Tunis Power trainers, popular when I was a kid. But thats quite a while ago.

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Post by EvilArmourKing » Mon Oct 08, 2007 6:28 pm

Wow, I had some awesome trainers "back in the day".

The two I remember most fondly were :

1 The LA Gear "Catapult" Basketball Trainers.

2 Some Andre Agassi sponsored trainers with flame style features on them, anyone else remember the ones I mean??

They ruled!
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Post by 1500graham » Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:24 pm

Adidas Kick (black with the white stripes) £10.00 from Discount Daisys.
Then we went through a phase of wearing Arrow, remember those?
A friend of mine had some Nike Cricket which were so mint he wouldn't wear them. Another friend wore Dunlops which were ultra crap, even worse than Hi Tec.

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Post by djcarlos » Fri Oct 19, 2007 4:47 pm

Just found a Nike CD on my shelf, it came free in a magazine.

No text on it, just a white disc with a red Nike tick and a small Mo'Wax logo on there, and a booklet with lots of pictures of trainers.

Lots of smoky hip hop beats (or "Trip Hop", as I believe it was referred to at the time) with various sports stars talking about the trainer they helped design over the top.

"I'm Andre Agassi. I play tennis."

etc.

Anyone else heard this?

Anyone want to pay me lots of money for what is obviously a R@RE L@@K! item?
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Post by djcarlos » Fri Oct 19, 2007 5:05 pm

Told you it was rare....

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:45 pm

I haev that disc as well. Why I never binned it I don't know.
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Post by bolda » Fri Oct 19, 2007 11:13 pm

Yes, got that too... think it was in a bag of promotional stuff from fresher's week at uni way back!? :?
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Post by rupert » Sat Oct 20, 2007 8:15 am

My new micropacers have arrived, rather spiffing.

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Sat Oct 20, 2007 2:02 pm

Aren't Pacers green and white stripes, not blue ;)
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