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Old 9th Oct 2007, 14:13
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Just edited to add Guichet-Fermé's famous dictum:
'entre deux connards, c'est le troisième qui a raison'.
If one may offer a couple of small corrections, one believes that should read, "entre deux canards, c'est le troisième qui a le rasoir."

This was written, of course, after that disastrous event where razor-wielding Anatidae invaded the London Underground and laid waste to an entire segment before a crack team of chefs was sent in. After that, of course, the ducks were well and truly stuffed.

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Old 9th Oct 2007, 14:21
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Bluey
you may well be right. The whole of (what I thought was the original) text was:

Dans une bagarre entre deux connards, c'est le troisième qui a raison.

which fits your story exactly although the (original?) meaning is something like the old pub called 'The three fools' but whose sign only shows two fools...

Keeping with the pub theme:

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Old 9th Oct 2007, 14:32
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Dans une bagarre ...
Ah! Une bagarre!! Bien ... et si tu as jamais vu une bagarre entre deux connards OU deux canards ... well, what can I say???

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Old 9th Oct 2007, 14:41
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Well, Guichet-Fermé did meet a sticky end, didn't he? Treacle, they say, but perhaps this is just politeness.

In his memory, I give you

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Old 9th Oct 2007, 14:46
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Don't speak much French, but I do know a little German. In fact he's standing over there, right in the middle of
Green Park
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Old 9th Oct 2007, 15:04
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It's unclear as to why the ramblings of a third rate hack should enter play. Is it possible that the absinthe and mandolin required for a Lautrec Sidestep have been abused and the liquor has been consumed, rather than being used to bring a lustrous shine to the strings of the instrument? The ashes of Old Willie Lautrec will be spinning in his shoebox at this scurrilous bending of the rules.

Medium Krakow Revolt to

Seven Sisters
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Old 9th Oct 2007, 16:10
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Seven Sisters? Again? One might raise certain delicate questions about said Sisters, should the frequency of male visitors maintain at its present level. Personally, I prefer more virtuous company, so I shall call on Marylebone.
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Old 9th Oct 2007, 21:04
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Marylebone? After Severn Sisters??? Are you mad????? Have you not noticed the LV is now at an all time low?

A Cracknoid Repose is required to restore matters to their proper levels;

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Old 9th Oct 2007, 21:22
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Originally Posted by LordGrumpy View Post
I feel certain that Evening star will moderate and determine fair play.
Regrettably I was at my place of employ earning a crust by slaving away over a hot student (best not ask too much) so was unable to comment upon the play or even partake at the critical state of play that prevailed earlier this afternoon. Must say in summary that the level of play by both novice and experienced is indeed fascinating, a credit all concerned.

nosefirsteverytime, I must point out that the King's Cross, Platform 9 3/4 amendment is still subject to ratification by the Grand Jury. Your enthusiasm is marvellous, but you presumably are aware that using this move may be annulled under Section 3(5).

Anyway, after this excellent play, I am actually rather hesitant to play a move. However, I feel Manor House reflects the subtlety of current play and should provide exciting opportunities for following moves.
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Old 10th Oct 2007, 01:41
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Being concerned about the claimed presence of a little German in Green Park, I have consulted my Complete Underground Map (1921) and arranged a special stop at Down Street so as to arrive from an unexpected quarter.

So Down Street it is.
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Old 10th Oct 2007, 08:51
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Fangwandler Truncated Slingshot to

Heron Quays
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Old 10th Oct 2007, 12:24
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Evening *
I just hope that your hot student can take a joke.

CQ,
I can, of course, see your Down Street and raise you. I have in my possession a well thumbed hand-copied All staytiones of the Londone Under-Grounde, olde and newe written on parchment.

And it is from this document that I get my next move, which is well
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Old 10th Oct 2007, 12:29
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One is a little confused. Is using the exit only stations as cross points on the Roemisch Grid allowed under the current rules of play? One will remain in the safe zone and play

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Old 10th Oct 2007, 12:37
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Brill? I see no Brill on the standard map. Definitely a faulty move however the situation has been most philanthropically rescued by SRW (could have had Mornington Crescent there!), so I will play on with a stroll through the cemetery at
Highgate


PS. Anyone notice how many good folks have a birthday today? Interesting - its way more than the average daily quota. Special happy birthday to Keef.
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Old 10th Oct 2007, 13:11
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No, Brill is indeed not on the standard map. Obviously you have not read the Compleat Guyde to Trayne-Spottyngge.

But, since you insist:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brill_Tramway
It's on the internet, so it must be true.

And for those who still don't believe, I give you:
Temple
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Old 10th Oct 2007, 13:57
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Do you know, there's a penguin in the next carriage eatingKrill? Is there no dignity here any more?

Captain Postwistle's guide on the finer points of trolley dashing reveals to me that one of the smartest moves to be played in October is Ickenham, which I find to be jolly interesting.

Now what I am struggling to get to grips with is how the new "Oyster Card" rule should be applied. Perhaps Mr Star could help me with that?

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Old 10th Oct 2007, 14:20
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Sparrow Postwistle, strange man went upside down for a lark. Fine family The Larks despite son Humbert. But Ickenham there is a play to contend with.
A Swinburn Rapel might be, hmm, but then Goodge Street.
No, one has formulated the ploy. A Karidofskj Detour
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Old 10th Oct 2007, 14:55
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Good show LordG

It's nice to be amongst friends and adversaries after a prolonged absence.

It's an interesting ploy there but I have on my trousers with only one full leg and the other cut off at the knee, which allows me to play Blackhorse Road as I'm facing south and it's raining cats and dogs.
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Old 10th Oct 2007, 14:58
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and a nightingale sang in

Russell Square
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Old 10th Oct 2007, 15:21
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Well that doesn't give me too many options does it, 42?? I mean, Russell Square for goodness sake? On a Wednesday? What rule book are YOU playing from?

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