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Dock

Henman Hill

Yes it's that fucking time of year again. I am not a tennis fan, but I hope you who are enjoy Wimbledon this year.

One question though, do those dullards who sit watching the big screen on HH actually travel from all over country to watch the tennis on a, er, big screen? Surely cheaper to stay at home n' that I would have thought. Or am I just miserable kiljoy who should just shut up?

And another thing, one BBC tennis arse-kissing presenter, described the fans as having a "Stiff upper lip" when it started raining on them. You don't need a stiff upper lip to sit in the rain, just an adequate kagool. I fucking hate Wimbledon me. That is all.
Butts

Re: Henman Hill

Dock wrote:


One question though, do those dullards who sit watching the big screen on HH actually travel from all over country to watch the tennis on a, er, big screen? .


Good question, I was thinking that the oher year. Also, do you have to pay to get onto HH?
Tank Girl

i can understand the henman hill thing during the first week especially, as wimbledon itself is a massive complex and during the first week before most of the players have been knocked out, you can see them all round the place and there is always someone great on the practice courts you can get right next to them.

and so you can see it might be quite a nice day out to walk round all the outside courts, eyeball some top class players, have a bit of a swig of pimms if you must, be extorted for 5 strawberries and a tablespoon of cream and then relax on henman hill to watch a match on centre that you can't get into.
ground tickets are cheap.

doesn't sound so bad like that but doing it during the second week and on finals day when there is nothing else happening, that is a mystery to me too.
i suppose they'd say atmosphere but i can do that at home thanks.
lolwarlol

It was only really possible after Lady Di's death wasn't it? That sort of collective numpty gathering together to share the experience. I expect you will find they have formed an online community somewhere. They're not doing anyone any harm, much like the rows of dullards at Doncaster station waiting the write down the number of a train, it's harmless, they enjoy it. Good luck to them i say.
Plastic Man

Tank Girl wrote:
...and then relax on henman hill


That sounds like a euphemism for something that Ron Sexsmith might get up to in a German adult-oriented film.

Brian wrote:
It was only really possible after Lady Di's death wasn't it? That sort of collective numpty gathering together to share the experience.


My dear chap, football matches pre-dated Lady Di's birth, let alone death.
Dock

Tank Girl wrote:
i can understand the henman hill thing during the first week especially, as wimbledon itself is a massive complex and during the first week before most of the players have been knocked out, you can see them all round the place and there is always someone great on the practice courts you can get right next to them.

and so you can see it might be quite a nice day out to walk round all the outside courts, eyeball some top class players, have a bit of a swig of pimms if you must, be extorted for 5 strawberries and a tablespoon of cream and then relax on henman hill to watch a match on centre that you can't get into.
ground tickets are cheap.

doesn't sound so bad like that but doing it during the second week and on finals day when there is nothing else happening, that is a mystery to me too.
i suppose they'd say atmosphere but i can do that at home thanks.


Re: so you can see it might be quite a nice day out to walk round all the outside courts, eyeball some top class players.

Thats a very good point. If you were of a tennis ilk, a walk around would get you in the mood for the tournament wouldn't it. But I must draw a line at Cliff singing. He hasn't done anything good since 'Move it'. Especially this. Check it:



This man is a tennis fan.
grunt

Word on the street is it will soon be called Robson Green.
Butts

Dock wrote:




This man is a tennis fan.


'Power to the boys who played rock n roll
And made my life so sweet
Power to the girls I knew before
And those I've yet to meet'

Cliff wrote that. Wonder if he was imagining Sue Barker at the time.

Also, how about a controversial nugget from Wikipedia:-

It was criticised for containing a solecism where it described a girl as "laying down in Monte Carlo", it meant "lying down". For the live performance of the song at the Eurovision final, BBC boss Bill Cotton requested that Cliff sing the correct English "lying down in Monte Carlo".
bearing

Brian wrote:
It was only really possible after Lady Di's death wasn't it? That sort of collective numpty gathering together to share the experience. I expect you will find they have formed an online community somewhere. They're not doing anyone any harm, much like the rows of dullards at Doncaster station waiting the write down the number of a train, it's harmless, they enjoy it. Good luck to them i say.


They also want cheap fridges...
Late Doors

Like Dock says, everything about the fortnight riles me except the actual tennis which along with talking radio shows, glasses on women and vegetarian meals i have come to appreciate over the years.
Tank Girl

one good thing is we get very very specific weather forecasts for 2 weeks.

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