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by ontario claret
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Religion wins again
Replies: 283
Views: 5453

Re: Religion wins again

You're not saying that there aren't "progressive" Muslims in this world? They might be a definite minority, but they're out there. Recently in Toronto, we had a case where a serial killer was targeting Muslim men who frequented gay bars. I'm thinking that these men weren't followers of som...
by ontario claret
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Religion wins again
Replies: 283
Views: 5453

Re: Religion wins again

So many shades of grey in so many faiths, yet only one God. It all goes back to basic beliefs held by the believer. We each travel our separate paths in this world, but we all end up at one final destination.
by ontario claret
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Religion wins again
Replies: 283
Views: 5453

Re: Religion wins again

Muslim/Hindu. Does it really matter, Rileybobs? (Except between them.) The point is, modern liberal thought enabled this woman to reach her full potential, and I benefited from it. End of story.
by ontario claret
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ode on Melancholy
Replies: 26
Views: 780

Re: Ode on Melancholy

Shhhh. Milton Keynes doesn't really exist in the eyes of many, y'know.
by ontario claret
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Drugs dont hurt
Replies: 112
Views: 3557

Re: Drugs dont hurt

Why does Denmark, which is considered by some to be some kind of Utopia on earth, also lead the world in suicides? Oh, melancholy Dane!!!
by ontario claret
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Religion wins again
Replies: 283
Views: 5453

Re: Religion wins again

Most of the largest private universities in the U.S. were founded by various religious sects. A couple of years ago, I was operated on for cataracts. The doctor who operated on me was female, named Dr. Misra (obviously a Muslim name), and got her medical degree from Baylor University, which originat...
by ontario claret
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ode on Melancholy
Replies: 26
Views: 780

Re: Ode on Melancholy

Me a nihilist? I'd die at the thought.
by ontario claret
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Scotland
Replies: 55
Views: 2839

Re: Scotland

How are Tristan da Cunha doing in qualifying?
by ontario claret
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hendrick
Replies: 32
Views: 3075

Re: Hendrick

Is it possible to get Hendrick transferred to ROI on a permanent basis?
by ontario claret
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ode on Melancholy
Replies: 26
Views: 780

Re: Ode on Melancholy

And my favourite poet was John Maynard Keynes, who wrote the poetry that is the basis of modern economic theory. (Keynes was also gay, which ties into another thread.)
by ontario claret
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Ode on Melancholy
Replies: 26
Views: 780

Re: Ode on Melancholy

My favourite poem. "Good food, good meat. Good Lord, let's eat."
by ontario claret
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Religion wins again
Replies: 283
Views: 5453

Re: Religion wins again

The greatest problem I have with Christian fundamentalists is the gay/lesbian question, and it comes down to whether you are born a homosexual or if you acquire it. If you're born with it, which I believe, than to deny a gay child membership in your church is just plain wrong. This has recently happ...
by ontario claret
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Religion wins again
Replies: 283
Views: 5453

Re: Religion wins again

There's a rise in fundamentalist private Christian schools right now in Canada. It's great for those that can afford it. Even Christians who were educated in public schools are turning in that direction. The utter pap that is being taught in schools today is ridiculous. I recently had a discussion w...
by ontario claret
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Drugs dont hurt
Replies: 112
Views: 3557

Re: Drugs dont hurt

The more IT posts, the more he proves what an idiot he is. I grew up with an alcoholic mother. Being Danish, she drank in such a way that she thought nobody noticed. Well, I did, and so did my other four siblings. We all adjusted by going our own separate 5 ways. We are so far apart these days that ...
by ontario claret
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Scotland
Replies: 55
Views: 2839

Re: Scotland

"Joke of a nation"? Wha? You don't like camels?
by ontario claret
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Scotland
Replies: 55
Views: 2839

Re: Scotland

They should have subbed in their Albion Rovers stars sitting on the bench.
by ontario claret
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Anyone else thinking of NOT renewing next season?
Replies: 203
Views: 5977

Re: Anyone else thinking of NOT renewing next season?

Here we go again. Just makes me wonder how many real Burnley fans there are out there.
by ontario claret
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What makes Burnley special?
Replies: 54
Views: 2382

Re: What makes Burnley special?

I can top your story, exile. On the morning that Burnley won promotion to the Prem, (it was morning over here), I was driving around Newmarket, Ontario, in my job as a rush courier. Driving down Davis Drive at about 11:45, I was desperate to find out the score of the game. Since bars don't open unti...
by ontario claret
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Reykjavik
Replies: 27
Views: 1060

Re: Reykjavik

I was speaking about the Danes. It's the same all over Scandinavia. It's too expensive to produce their own programming (Denmark has only just over 5 million people. Sweden, the most populous, has 9 million), so they import most of their TV, and subtitle everything. The last time I was in Denmark, i...
by ontario claret
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Rugby league
Replies: 24
Views: 1117

Re: Rugby league

Hey, Ashington! I don't run a travel agency, but Sir Bobby Robson's niece does just 2 blocks from my house. Do you want me to put you in touch with her? You could make a few quid off of this. Or maybe leisure would be more interested.
by ontario claret
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Reykjavik
Replies: 27
Views: 1060

Re: Reykjavik

And I remember taking the day excursion from the northern tip of Jutland to the German border in order to shop the duty free shops. The duty was about 3/4 of the price of booze. No wonder there was no pub culture in Denmark.
by ontario claret
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Reykjavik
Replies: 27
Views: 1060

Re: Reykjavik

I haven't been back since 1989. I'm sure it's loosened up since then. They only had one TV station and two radio outlets in the whole damn country. That was alright. I couldn't understand a word they were saying, anyways.
by ontario claret
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What makes Burnley special?
Replies: 54
Views: 2382

Re: What makes Burnley special?

Wha, you've never been there? The answer is obvious.
by ontario claret
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Reykjavik
Replies: 27
Views: 1060

Re: Reykjavik

Iceland, like the rest of Scandinavia, closes up tight at noon on Saturday. At least it did when I lived in Denmark in 1980. Some strange notion that retail workers needed the weekend off, too.
by ontario claret
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Reykjavik
Replies: 27
Views: 1060

Re: Reykjavik

I stopped over on a flight from Toronto to Copenhagen once. The airport is absolutely beautiful. all done up in teak. You can take a ferry there now, but you have to go through Denmark and the Faeroe Islands. Might be worth it, if you feel adventuresome. (The ferry loads at Hirtshals, Denmark and go...
by ontario claret
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What is Going On at Real Madrid?
Replies: 10
Views: 956

What is Going On at Real Madrid?

Lost 4-1 at home to Ajax after being up 2-1 in the away leg. Heads are going to roll. Franco will be turning in his grave.
by ontario claret
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Rugby league
Replies: 24
Views: 1117

Re: Rugby league

What are you lot going to say after Toronto gets in the Super League next year?
by ontario claret
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Game in Denver
Replies: 17
Views: 934

Re: Game in Denver

Hey, Paul Waine. For an obvious newby to the game, I think you did pretty well. Those "4 referees" were actually 2 referees and 2 linesmen, who, instead of running up and down the touchline, basically skate from their blueline to the centre red line and back. In hockey, offside is when you...
by ontario claret
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Game in Denver
Replies: 17
Views: 934

Re: Game in Denver

I think most ManU fans have a soft spot for us, although they would loathe to admit it. At least as a third party between a Claret and a member of the Yid Army, there would only be one place to put their sentiments with. If he had a black and white striped shirt, like NHL referees wear, he could hav...
by ontario claret
Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Coyle to Celtic....
Replies: 13
Views: 2325

Re: Coyle to Celtic....

They play in a semi-pro league. What do they want?
by ontario claret
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Coyle to Celtic....
Replies: 13
Views: 2325

Re: Coyle to Celtic....

Not THE Owen Coyle (aka Judas Horseface). Never in a million years. The chap running Albion Rovers (whoever he is) might get a call first.
by ontario claret
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hopkin resigns at Bradford City
Replies: 9
Views: 1291

Re: Hopkin resigns at Bradford City

Yes, I believe so. Hence their current problems. Blame it all on Stuart McCall.
by ontario claret
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Spikes up early..... Spring comes to my garden
Replies: 17
Views: 1199

Re: Spikes up early..... Spring comes to my garden

Bosscat, my friend. This just illustrates the differences between England and Canada. You have cute little hedgehogs in your backyard, while we have animals that would bite your arm off, if given half a chance. Ever had bear meat? I have. After you've soaked it in beer for a week or two, it's very f...
by ontario claret
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Which teams has Sean Dyche not beaten?
Replies: 57
Views: 2501

Re: Which teams has Sean Dyche not beaten?

He hasn't beaten Accrington Stanley or Burton Albion, but that was in the League Cup, and Dyche was too busy rearranging his sock drawer to really care.
by ontario claret
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Spikes up early..... Spring comes to my garden
Replies: 17
Views: 1199

Re: Spikes up early..... Spring comes to my garden

We don't have hedgehogs in Canada. Just looks like any other pest, to me. Time to get the shotgun out!
by ontario claret
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Spikes up early..... Spring comes to my garden
Replies: 17
Views: 1199

Re: Spikes up early..... Spring comes to my garden

When you say "tea", do you mean rat poison?
by ontario claret
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hopkin resigns at Bradford City
Replies: 9
Views: 1291

Re: Hopkin resigns at Bradford City

That's what always happens when you start throwing away money that you don't really have. Much prefer the Dyche approach. Identify your core players, and only spend money when you have to. And whatever happened to Bernie Carbone?
by ontario claret
Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Altrincham Score 6 Away
Replies: 18
Views: 1245

Re: Altrincham Score 6 Away

chorleyhere, all people named Vipond are related in some form, since we're all related to two brothers, Robert and Guillaume, who came ashore and participated in the Battle of Hastings in 1066. In fact, there is a story that a certain Norman noble named de Malet, who later to claim the body of King ...
by ontario claret
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Altrincham Score 6 Away
Replies: 18
Views: 1245

Re: Altrincham Score 6 Away

Famous for FA Cup exploits back in the '60s and '70s. Same as Blyth Spartans (who a distant relative of mine, Shaun Vipond, once played for for a short period of time).
by ontario claret
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: McDonald's Hamburgers
Replies: 98
Views: 3914

Re: McDonald's Hamburgers

His favourite players on all of his teams were no-name thugs, like John Wensink. That says it all.
by ontario claret
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: McDonald's Hamburgers
Replies: 98
Views: 3914

Re: McDonald's Hamburgers

Cherry's not worth it. I hated him even when he coached the Bruins. Without Bobby Orr, he would have been nothing.
by ontario claret
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dear Mauricio
Replies: 36
Views: 4452

Re: Dear Mauricio

"A drink of water"? Probably something a little stronger. And make it a double.
by ontario claret
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Game in Denver
Replies: 17
Views: 934

Re: Game in Denver

Did fisticuffs break out?
by ontario claret
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Altrincham Score 6 Away
Replies: 18
Views: 1245

Altrincham Score 6 Away

A very old and famous club are apparently on the up again. I, for one, am very happy to see it. To me, they'll always beat Salford City when it comes to Manchester area non-league clubs.
by ontario claret
Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Game in Denver
Replies: 17
Views: 934

Re: Game in Denver

If you had let me know sooner, I could have joined you. Only about a three days drive from here. Would have been well worth it.
by ontario claret
Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Game in Denver
Replies: 17
Views: 934

Re: Game in Denver

Mano a mano. Would have loved to see the look on the Spurs fan face at the end of the game.
by ontario claret
Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Was There a Game Today?
Replies: 0
Views: 306

Was There a Game Today?

Apparently so.
by ontario claret
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: McDonald's Hamburgers
Replies: 98
Views: 3914

Re: McDonald's Hamburgers

Not everybody has the luxury of living in a part of the world where trees are plentiful enough in order to cut them down in order to make toilet paper. You should thank God that there is enough virgin forest in northern Scandinavia to make your arse wipe. Otherwise, you'd be using one hand to eat wi...
by ontario claret
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Why Do They Wear a Moose on Their Badge?
Replies: 26
Views: 1524

Re: Why Do They Wear a Moose on Their Badge?

Lord Rockingham is no Average White Band. Pretty dreadful stuff.
by ontario claret
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: McDonald's Hamburgers
Replies: 98
Views: 3914

Re: McDonald's Hamburgers

exile, you picked one of Cherry's more discrete outfits. I thought you would have gone with one of flaming Maple Leaf jobs.

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