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   CaliforniaMama  Wednesday May 29 01:04 PM

May 29, 2013 - Billiards Anyone?








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ZenGum  Thursday May 30 03:22 AM

My reactions:

Nice!

Cool in an indutrial sort of way.

Ooh, very zen.

Yes! my favourite.

Fun, but would the game play properly without a felt surface?

and ...

You're just an idiot.



glatt  Thursday May 30 08:40 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by ZenGum View Post
and ...

You're just an idiot.
The car one? Yeah. I though the same thing. You can't even gain access to that entire end of the table.


Lamplighter  Thursday May 30 09:04 AM

Quote:
Fun, but would the game play properly without a felt surface
fuzzy balls ?


ZenGum  Thursday May 30 09:26 AM

Nope.



Waxed.



What?



Sundae  Thursday May 30 02:57 PM

Hang on!
Is billiards another name for pool?

Otherwise where are the pins?



HitTheLake  Thursday May 30 03:40 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by ZenGum View Post
Fun, but would the game play properly without a felt surface?
As a pool (billiards) player, I wondered the same thing.

Interesting reading about this table


Aliantha  Thursday May 30 09:41 PM

Welcome to the cellar HitTheLake!



Clodfobble  Thursday May 30 11:27 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sundae View Post
Hang on!
Is billiards another name for pool?

Otherwise where are the pins?
I thought the pins on the table were for snooker? Billiards and pool mean the same thing in the US, and snooker is that weird other game that only cigar-smoking British men play.


xoxoxoBruce  Friday May 31 01:37 AM

Pins are for bowling, cue sports, billiards, pool, snooker, etc, don't use pins.



toranokaze  Friday May 31 02:39 AM

and lets not forget 8 ball , 9 ball, and those other fun money making games



BigV  Friday May 31 09:19 AM

thanks to HitTheLake's link, I learned that the bare glass surface requires their specially coated balls to play. it surely looks weird.



jimhelm  Friday May 31 12:28 PM

You said specially coated balls.



Beest  Friday May 31 01:00 PM

Billiard tables ain't got no pockets, just sayin' .

Sundae is referring to Bar Billiards.




Clodfobble  Friday May 31 01:05 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce
Pins are for bowling, cue sports, billiards, pool, snooker, etc, don't use pins.
What's the game that looks like pool, but the table is smaller and there are a bunch of obstacles sticking up in the way? Kind of like the round bumpers inside a pinball machine, but made of wood and rubber. I can't even find a picture because I don't know what to call it.

Edit: Kind of like what Beest just posted, but not quite.


glatt  Friday May 31 01:13 PM

bumper pool



Clodfobble  Friday May 31 01:17 PM

Ooh, that's it! Like this one!



glatt  Friday May 31 01:21 PM

yep! Great for basement rec rooms and other small spaces.



xoxoxoBruce  Friday May 31 10:10 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Beest View Post
Billiard tables ain't got no pockets, just sayin' .
Google and I disagree.


Sundae  Saturday Jun 1 05:57 AM

Google and I disagree about taxes.

But I agree with Beest on the subject of bar billiards.
No idea if there are still any tables set up in pubs these days.
But I bet there are, especially village pubs.
Hell, I know one which still has its own skittles alley.



xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Jun 1 10:25 AM

The trouble with you Brits is you keep lallygagging in the past, those tables went out with sword fighting and knickers. You even get football wrong.



Sundae  Saturday Jun 1 02:10 PM

Okay, British bar billiards may have had their day.
But don't even talk about the global phenomenon that is soccer (true, original name for football), as opposed to the egg-chasing with padded shoulders

Cheese rolling, that was a failed export.
Ditto Piers Morgan. You don't like him... but then we didn't either.
I'd rather fall down a hill in Gloucester than have dinner with him. Even if he was paying. And that's saying something.



infinite monkey  Saturday Jun 1 03:28 PM

soccer started here for all the kids who had no real athletic talent.
you get a trophy just for getting out of the car.

oh, it's the strawberry festival this weekend, btw. didn't see you in the parade.
it's raining.

is piers as pompous and snotty as he looks?
piers. hahhahahaaa! say, piers old chap, tally-ho and whatnot.

--william wordsunworth



Sundae  Saturday Jun 1 04:07 PM

Culturally, I know what I would rather watch (meaning the culture I grew up in) but I was only responding to Bruce's baiting

Does Piers look snotty? I don't think he looks as snotty as he is.
To look like his character he'd need to be covered in so much slime and snot that he leaves a snail-trail. He'd also need to have some sort of ferrety nose poking out, and a rat's ability to crawl through sewers.

Plus a huge mutated brain, like he'd been bred in a lab. Because the man is genuinely intelligent, don't be fooled.
He just has no morals, decency or boundaries.
He'd sneak into your bedroom and steal your tampons to get DNA if he thought he could get a story.

ETA - no, not at Strawberry Festival this time. Sadly.
I'm now barred because of last year's "incident".
I didn't know someone had laced the strawberry punch with vodka!

Anywhoo, turns out someone with suspected cirrhosis isn't counted as having the correct moral fibre to be a Festival Queen.



xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Jun 1 04:10 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sundae View Post
Culturally, I know what I would rather watch (meaning the culture I grew up in) but I was only responding to Bruce's baiting

Oh sure, blame the victim. I'm sorry I dress so sexy.


Sundae  Saturday Jun 1 04:15 PM

Don't dress, gorgeous.
I'll be round later.



SPUCK  Monday Jun 3 06:26 AM

Don't rag on Piers!



That pompous dickhead.



Beest  Monday Jun 3 09:32 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
Google and I disagree.


I see your google and raise you a wiki ( or two)

Quote:
In the United States, though the original "pool" game was played on a pocketless carom billiards table, the term later stuck to all new games of pocket billiards as the sport gained in popularity,[citation needed] and so outside the cue sports industry, which has long favored the more formal term pocket billiards, pool has remained the common name for the sport.
from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pool_(cue_sports))

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carom_billiards


xoxoxoBruce  Monday Jun 3 11:21 AM

I suppose you're muzzle loading your paintball gun, too. At least try to move up to the last century. Christ, no wonder you lost the empire.



ZenGum  Monday Jun 3 08:41 PM

I thought pocket billiards was something else entirely.



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