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Talents and party tricks

Post by Marc Meakin » Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:18 pm

Do you have any hidden talents or tricks that you impress your friends and family with.
I used to be able to boast that I could name a tune from the top twenty after less than ten seconds of the intro.
But after the late eighties it became too difficult.
Also I can read upside down as good as the right way round.
But that's not particularly remarkable

So impress us with your skills etc.
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Re: Talents and party tricks

Post by Mark Deeks » Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:36 pm

I can scream like a four year old girl.
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Re: Talents and party tricks

Post by Matt Morrison » Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:01 pm

Perfectly willing to tongue kiss a man in exchange for two girls keeping their part of the bargain, that one time.

I still pull out the "making your arm shorter" trick sometimes, it's surprising how many people don't know it. Obviously it's a bit shit but still fun.

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Re: Talents and party tricks

Post by Marc Meakin » Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:37 am

There used to be a pub bet (maybe deserves its own thread ? ) That I used to win drinks with that never failed.
Bet someone that they cannot copy what you do for 30 seconds.
Then you put your hand out, the do the same, hold your drink, they copy that, put the drink to your lips, they do the same, take a sip, they follow. Then you spit your sip back into your drink and without fail they have swallowed theirs. I guess it was foolproof in the mid eighties but I'm not sure if it works now. Hardly ever drink now.
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Re: Talents and party tricks

Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:06 am

Marc Meakin wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:37 am
There used to be a pub bet (maybe deserves its own thread ? ) That I used to win drinks with that never failed.
Bet someone that they cannot copy what you do for 30 seconds.
Then you put your hand out, the do the same, hold your drink, they copy that, put the drink to your lips, they do the same, take a sip, they follow. Then you spit your sip back into your drink and without fail they have swallowed theirs. I guess it was foolproof in the mid eighties but I'm not sure if it works now. Hardly ever drink now.
I can't imagine anyone taking such a vague bet. Obviously no-one can do *exactly* what someone else does, and it's a complete grey area as to what counts as close enough, so totally unjudgeable.

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Re: Talents and party tricks

Post by Marc Meakin » Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:13 am

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:06 am
Marc Meakin wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:37 am
There used to be a pub bet (maybe deserves its own thread ? ) That I used to win drinks with that never failed.
Bet someone that they cannot copy what you do for 30 seconds.
Then you put your hand out, the do the same, hold your drink, they copy that, put the drink to your lips, they do the same, take a sip, they follow. Then you spit your sip back into your drink and without fail they have swallowed theirs. I guess it was foolproof in the mid eighties but I'm not sure if it works now. Hardly ever drink now.
I can't imagine anyone taking such a vague bet. Obviously no-one can do *exactly* what someone else does, and it's a complete grey area as to what counts as close enough, so totally unjudgeable.
I'm guessing you don't take part in many drunken ' pub bets '
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Re: Talents and party tricks

Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:34 am

Marc Meakin wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:13 am
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:06 am
Marc Meakin wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:37 am
There used to be a pub bet (maybe deserves its own thread ? ) That I used to win drinks with that never failed.
Bet someone that they cannot copy what you do for 30 seconds.
Then you put your hand out, the do the same, hold your drink, they copy that, put the drink to your lips, they do the same, take a sip, they follow. Then you spit your sip back into your drink and without fail they have swallowed theirs. I guess it was foolproof in the mid eighties but I'm not sure if it works now. Hardly ever drink now.
I can't imagine anyone taking such a vague bet. Obviously no-one can do *exactly* what someone else does, and it's a complete grey area as to what counts as close enough, so totally unjudgeable.
I'm guessing you don't take part in many drunken ' pub bets '
I don't, but I also can't imagine anyone I know taking such a bet.

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Re: Talents and party tricks

Post by Marc Meakin » Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:29 pm

Probably not if they were sober.
Maybe my friends at the time were more gullible than you and your friends
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Re: Talents and party tricks

Post by Matt Morrison » Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:22 pm

These things always sound ridiculous written down. In this instance, definitely don't listen to Gevin, Marc.

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