Saturday, July 31

a farewell to alex

Felt nostalgic when I found out that Hurricane Higgins died. The whole feel of Pot Black came flooding back. Watching that was a bit like meditation.

He was not just a snooker genius, but a champion smoker, an inspiration (ahem) to ciggie lovers everywhere.

It gave him the same black spot as Albert.

I must read his book.

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  1. Albert? Only a total flatheid would compare watching the telly to meditation. The snooker hall in Bellshill was a good place to go if you wanted to get battered. Fyfe Robertson interviewed two players in there once about smoking indian hemp, the first time I'd ever heard of it. Reefers. Hotboy

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  2. I say!

    Smokers and drinkers. What about a real hero, such as Brian (Iron Man) Close, who stood up to the full force of the 100 mph ball from Michael (Whispering Death) Holding by chesting it away?

    MM III

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  3. Albert? Everybody said you shouldn't smoke those teeny revolting No6 fags. But would you listen? But maybe you were lucky. The Embassy Regals got Alex, didn't they? If you'd listen to everyone, you'd be just about dead by now. See? Balance. Hope this helps. Hotboy

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  4. Hotters. I believe that any place in Bellshill was a good place to get battered, but the dope den should have been a haven of peace. Either the "hemp" was just some Bellshillite rolling dummy spliffs until he was rumbled and fled to Embra. Or it was the real deal and the batterers were like hash assassins.

    Mingers. Heroism or stupidity? As a fielder I once knocked a team mate out cold with the ball. Curiously, we're still the best of friends. Brain damage perhaps.

    Hotters. Everything that doesn't kill you helps.

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  5. Hotters and Mingers. Did the Brit tabloids think to use a headline like "POT BLACK BLACK SPOT"?

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  6. Albert? That's quite good. Hotboy

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  7. Mingers. I'd never have had the throwing skill to do it deliberately.

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  8. Albert? It sounds as if you feel nostalgic for a time when you stared endlessly at the telly watching different coloured balls pinging about. If you were a monkey, they'd have to switch the telly off on the basis that it turned the monkeys into zombies and that's not allowed in monkey law, being rotten to monkeys. Hope this helps. Hotboy

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  9. Hotters, you're dead right. Never thought I'd say that.

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