AHB wrote:Anyone heard how Julian's tiddlywinks went last night?
Having not been at the event, I can report that Julian did not win. Not a hope. In order to win, you must play in no fewer than all but two of the rounds played. I predict that Julian probably missed the start on both days, and, even if he was there on the Satdi morning, he would have got unavoidably blocked in on the far side of the table at the pub at lunchtime, and cruelly forced to play drinking games most of the afternoon. If they were particularly rotten to him, they might even have insisted on playing counting games (which, frankly, baffle him, because, as a 'proper' mathematician, he can't deal with numbers, only letters). Finally, and this is my killer argument, he's given up the game so won't play on principle until the Boundary Rule is changed (cue Rant Button, of which more below).
On the subject of what to drink, I'm with Conky on the beer (no lager for me, if at all possible). I should probably start a new topic to rant on this, but I think bottled water is one of the worst environmental pollution episodes prevalent in the UK, and I shall be hoping that the CP is able to offer Thames Water, which (as we know) will have been purified multiple times by the best technology there is by the time it gets to me.
If you disagree with the above point, I suggest you leave winding me up until about 10pm. Then you can just sidle over, say 'Ghandih, what do you think of bottled water mate?', and withdraw to a safe distance. P'raps it would be worth asking Julian or I to describe the Rant Button. It's an amazing invention, everyone has one, and it doesn't work the way you probably think...
I've got a hotel booked at Heathrow, so I'm on for an evening. Hope to be in the vicinity by 6pm.