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Post  NotBert on Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:20 am

The career record for US Major League baseball hits is 4,256 by Pete Rose who is NOT in the Hall of Fame.

There is a reason.  After retirement, he accepted a sentence of "permanent ineligibility" from the game in 1989.  He can't play, manage or even act as agent for a third party because of the sentence, which was conferred because of rumours of his having gambled on games in which he was involved.

In 1991, MLB decided all those with "permanent ineligibility" could not be raised to the Hall of Fame (ot was an unwritten rule at the time).  However, formalising it might have had something to do with the custodial Rose had just completed for tax evasion... On the formalisation of this in 1991, Rose was the only living "ineligible".
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Post  NotBert on Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:33 pm

Tranmere Rovers are proudly sponsored by Home Bargains.

Trouble is, it makes their kit look like it should contain a six-pack of Pepsi Max (£1.59), two bags of Tayto crisps (2x 20p), a 16 box of Galpharm paracetamol caplets (19p) and a bottle of Original Source Lime Shower Gel (with 40 real zingy limes) (£1, yes, £1) in it.

A bit like Leicester City, who look like ten bags of cheese and onion and a salt and vinegar goalie, even though it's green for C&O and blue for S&V. Fucking Walker's...
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Post  NotBert on Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:13 pm

If you fart and sneeze at the same time, your body creates an internal vacuum which, because of the adhesive nature of the internal mucus membranes, can actually cause internal blockages that can haemorrhage and even kill.

Spoiler:
BLUFF

But it does sound plausible
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Post  NotBert on Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:26 pm

Reg Varney again...

When you watch On The Buses, remember that despite the dynamic, in real life Stan (Reg) was ten years older than Blakey (Stephen Lewis) and not the other way around.  He (Reg) was also only 11 years younger than his screen mother Doris Hare.  The dirty hoe

(FWIW, Anna Karen played Olive, his elder sister, despite her being twenty years his junior)
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Post  NotBert on Fri Jan 01, 2016 5:16 pm

We have 19 threads that are deemed NSFW.

Not sure, because of dead links and so forth, if any of them are now literally worth a wank.
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Post  Nobby Cheese on Sat Jan 02, 2016 12:27 am

lol!
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Post  NotBert on Sun Feb 14, 2016 7:36 pm

Everyone who is anyone knows who, in comedy history, Genial Harry Grout is (Peter Vaughan, incidentally, in his 90s, still working too).

Amazing then that the character appeared in only three episodes of Porridge.
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Post  NotBert on Mon Mar 28, 2016 1:26 am

Boxing commentator Reg Gutteridge jumped from a tank on D-Day and lost his left leg to a mine, ending any prospective career he had as a boxer at the age of 20. Nevertheless, he used the falsie to have a bit of fun - he once went for a swim in San Remo, Italy, and having put his towel on the beach over his removed prothesis, he came out of the water shouting "Shark! Shark!" He also once said to Sonny Liston, who was being as unresponsive and surly as he was wont to be, "You think you're tough?" and then rammed a fork into his left leg without flinching and walked casually out of the room.
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Post  Nobby Cheese on Mon Mar 28, 2016 1:14 pm

NotBert wrote: He also once said to Sonny Liston, who was being as unresponsive and surly as he was wont to be, "You think you're tough?" and then rammed a fork into his left leg without flinching and walked casually out of the room.

lol! lol!
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Post  NotBert on Sun May 15, 2016 9:26 pm

Leon Trotsky's nephew wrote "Yes, We Have No Bananas".

Maybe not, but your uncle had an ice pick. It made his ears burn
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Post  NotBert on Sun Jul 03, 2016 3:18 am

Kenny Everett was the voice of Charlie the Cat in the public information film where that kid doesn't go to see some puppies.
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Post  NotBert on Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:33 am

Tommy Lee Jones used to room with Al Gore at Harvard.

Given the former's deadpan delivery and the latter's excitement levels, it's hard to work out which one is the straight man.
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Post  NotBert on Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:12 am

The Welsh word for "betting shop" is "bwci".

That is fucking brilliant.
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Post  NotBert on Sun Oct 09, 2016 2:49 pm

Neil Warnock is an anagram of Colin Wanker. That would be a great name for Mike Bassett's successor

David Mellor is Dildo Marvel. Ask Antonia De Sancha

David Ginola is Diving A Load. Oh, and Vagina Dildo
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Post  NotBert on Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:30 pm

Emile Griffith effectively killed Benny Paret in the ring in '62. They had already fought twice, winning one each, and in the third Paret had grabbed Griffith by the arse and called him a "maricón", or "faggot" to the point that Griffith, who happened to be bisexual but not "out" in '62 (it would have been professional suicide for one thing), had to be restrained from going after his opponent then and there.

Here's the beating from which Paret never comes round, dying ten days later. It would make broadcasters remove boxing from free-to-air TV for almost a decade in the US



Griffith would lose in one round the year after in a non-title fight to Rubin "Hurricane" Carter (who would of course walk his own path through American social history) after going toe to toe with a bloke who could bang but not box anywhere near as well as Griffith.

The odd fact? Griffith, although he would pull his punches for the eighty further fights he would box after Paret and have nightmares for forty years, boxed until '77, when he lost his last ever fight to, of all people, our own Alan Minter.

Just strikes me as an unusual juxtaposition of boxing-related controversies and then our own bloke is there at the end.
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Post  Nobby Cheese on Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:55 am

Brutal black cunt
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Post  NotBert on Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:23 am

You've been further up your mum's vagina than your dad ever has.

Told that to a pal of mine from Arkansas and he said "Obviously, asshole - I've got a bigger cock than Paw"
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Post  Nobby Cheese on Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:17 pm

lol!
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Post  NotBert on Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:20 am

When Sweden play Denmark, the legend at the top of the screen reads SWE-DEN

Further to this, the letters not used are DEN-MARK

This is not unlike the sum 11 + 2 = 12 + 1 which, although there is no parity of term (such as "forty-six and five" = "forty-five and six") are nevertheless anagrams of each other - E L E V E N T W O is an anagram of T W E L V E O N E
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Post  Nobby Cheese on Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:13 pm

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Post  NotBert on Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:26 am

On December 31, 2017, every minor in the world (UK standard, under 18) was born in the 2000s and every adult (18+) was born in the 1900s (unless there was some lairy 118-year-old about laughing like a fucking drain).

Only date for which that works.
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Post  Nobby Cheese on Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:40 am

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Post  NotBert on Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:06 am

As of yesterday, the Berlin Wall has been down longer than it was up.
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