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Field Theory: Beatniks

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  • LegBreak,

    So we head into the play-offs with a fairly good chance of a New Zealand team making the final

    I'd say the chances are even better than that...

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1162 posts Report Reply

  • Hadyn Green,

    I dunno, a random freak event (or SANZAR ruling) and BOOM! no NZ teams in the final!

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2081 posts Report Reply

  • LegBreak,

    Or the shadowy hand of John O’Neill?

    BTW, congratulations on cheering for the Crusaders for all of Saturday’s match. I tried for almost the entire first minute but then gave up.

    I’m worried I might have to last a bit longer than that this week...

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1162 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews,

    It has three different Queensland Rugby logos on it, including the retro 80s neon version (in the centre of the chest) and the angry koala – it'll cuddlesnuggle you to death.

    Is that supposed to be a 'Q' on the front?

    Looks like part of the graphics from Tron.

    Since Nov 2006 • 6205 posts Report Reply

  • Rich of Observationz,

    I guess the good think about F..Kings is that it provides a place for the assholes and munters to drink where no normal human being would ever go.

    Sorry Haydn, but if you want a half-decent pub with tellys, JJ Murphys has sport on, in fact nearly all the "pubs" in Wellington do. I'd rather the Southern Cross didn't bother. Wellington has a bit of a social divide around rugby (a bit like Brits and soccer). Most people with a brain have been put off the game by the munters some years ago and actively avoid it. I guess that's less so in Auckland.

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 4463 posts Report Reply

  • Megan Wegan,

    I’m worried I might have to last a bit longer than that this week...

    Dude, you should always try to last longer than the first minute. Especially when the Crusaders are involved.

    (Sorry, Emma's influence is clearly rubbing off on me.)

    Welly • Since Jul 2008 • 1273 posts Report Reply

  • JackElder,

    if you want a half-decent pub with tellys, JJ Murphys has sport on

    Quick: anyone know of any pubs in Wellie that'll be showing coverage of the Tour de France? Only another month and a half to go!

    Wellington • Since Mar 2008 • 708 posts Report Reply

  • LegBreak,

    JackE,

    Not sure about pubs, but I think most pharmacies will be covering it.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1162 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Poole,

    I've got the Bulls v the Chiefs in the finals with a triumphant but bloodied Chiefs' squad arising victorious after a hard fought battle in South Africa. You may see things differently.

    I'd love to agree, but with Leonard and Ben May gone for the season and Kahui a touchy prospect, I think if the Chiefs topple the Hurricanes for the second time in a month, they'll struggle to match the Bulls at Loftus.

    I hope you're right, but after an uncharacteristically injury-light season for the Chiefs, their legacy has finally caught up with them.

    Since Dec 2008 • 161 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle,

    "liking sports is not a character flaw" argument

    Once, someone told me they were 'slightly disappointed' that I liked sport (I assume because they thought I rocked in other ways). To which I thought 'bite me'. But didn't say it, because I was being tactful.

    (My husband is in the bathroom as we speak, shaving off his Houston Rockets playoffs beard. The Lakers triumph again, consarnit.)

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3661 posts Report Reply

  • LegBreak,

    Wellington has a bit of a social divide around rugby (a bit like Brits and soccer). Most people with a brain have been put off the game by the munters some years ago and actively avoid it.

    I understand what you're saying. It's years since I've watched rugby at a pub.

    You know the one sport you can go to the pub and be guaranteed that the people watching won't be munters and you can walk up to a complete stranger and have a decent conversation about what you're watching?


    Test cricket.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1162 posts Report Reply

  • Rich of Observationz,

    There's a lot of ways of liking sport. I've competed (badly for the most part) at skiing, sailing and polo since leaving school (didn't do sport at school at all).

    I don't think you have to equate liking sport with a partisan support for whatever the national ball game of the country you live in is?

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 4463 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Williams,

    JackE,

    Not sure about pubs, but I think most pharmacies will be covering it.

    Genius!

    Sydney • Since Nov 2006 • 2233 posts Report Reply

  • David Cormack,

    Wellington has a bit of a social divide around rugby (a bit like Brits and soccer). Most people with a brain have been put off the game by the munters some years ago and actively avoid it.

    For quite a while I thought the same...and then I discovered the Bristol where the munters are shepherded upstairs and us proper fans can have the tables downstairs (don't get the steak sandwich though...it's rubbish).

    Suburbia, Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 216 posts Report Reply

  • Megan Wegan,

    Once, someone told me they were 'slightly disappointed' that I liked sport (I assume because they thought I rocked in other ways). To which I thought 'bite me'. But didn't say it, because I was being tactful.

    I often get people saying "Really? You like sport?" Because presumably if you have a brain, wear high heels and don't look remotely like Maria Sharapova, you couldn't possibly be interested in sport.

    That's when I like to bust out the knowledge. (Or I would, if I had any.)

    Welly • Since Jul 2008 • 1273 posts Report Reply

  • Hadyn Green,

    I guess the good think about F..Kings is that it provides a place for the assholes and munters to drink where no normal human being would ever go.

    The upstairs bar is pretty good and they really do have LOADS of TVs. In fact I was waiting at the bar for a beer when there was a cheer and I had to check five different sports to figure out what was going on.

    So...

    Quick: anyone know of any pubs in Wellie that'll be showing coverage of the Tour de France? Only another month and a half to go!

    I would try either 4Kings or Sports Cafe or (and seriously this might work) try Scopa or a French Cafe (if you can find one with a TV)

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2081 posts Report Reply

  • Hadyn Green,

    Once, someone told me they were 'slightly disappointed' that I liked sport (I assume because they thought I rocked in other ways). To which I thought 'bite me'. But didn't say it, because I was being tactful.

    It's weird, right? Because I enjoy watching sport I'm somehow less, I dunno, intelligent or suave or some shit like that.

    Playoff beard

    I currently have a play-off beard, I just don't have a team in the play-offs.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2081 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    | You beatniks sicken me with your prejudice.

    His friend the poet Philip Whalen was probably the only one of the Beats who was familiar with this side of Kerouac.

    and at least one other - the quintessential Beat poster boy and inspiration - Neal Cassady

    What was it that attracted Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady to each other?

    1) Sport:
    From a child, Neal was fascinated by every sport and sportsman. He did all he could do develop his own skills as he ran to and from school, while he fed his mind on every sport and sportsman of the day. He dreamed of joining the football team at Notre Dame. Whatever he did, he had to be the best. He met Kerouac, a football hero, also interested in most sports. Jack was always astounded at Neal's photographic memory that could come up with every record of every sportsman past and present from baseball to auto racing.

    from The Holy Goof

    Four King Hell

    last time I tried to watch rugby at a local bar was a descent into Bedlam and Babel - competing with the bigscreen was a juke box, a radio tuned to the races, pokie machines and the usual cross section of interested and disinterested bipedal boom boxes - I lasted 20 minutes and had to leave, shrinking violet that I am.


    yrs
    Jack Duluoz &
    A. Gamma Two-Halves

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5060 posts Report Reply

  • andin,

    "liking sports is not a character flaw"

    Yeah but it's kinda surprising how many of those who like sport have flawed characters. Is there a reason?

    Present company excepted of course.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1230 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    You beatniks sicken me with your prejudice.

    Alice Cooper used to covertly play golf in the '70s due to the prejudice against golf in the world of rock. Thought it might also have had something to do with his golf mate being David Cassidy.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1863 posts Report Reply

  • Rebecca Williams,

    Sadly cheering

    Were you feeling sad, or did you miss a comma?

    :O)

    Auckland • Since Mar 2007 • 103 posts Report Reply

  • Hadyn Green,

    Sadly cheering

    Were you feeling sad, or did you miss a comma?

    Both. "yay. go crusaders. woo."

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2081 posts Report Reply

  • Hadyn Green,

    Yeah but it's kinda surprising how many of those who like sport have flawed characters. Is there a reason?

    I think you're looking for causation when I'm not sure there is even correlation. I don't think folks who like sports are more likely to be (let's call them) dicks than, say, people who own cars. Or people who prefer macs to pcs, etc.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2081 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews,

    You know the one sport you can go to the pub and be guaranteed that the people watching won't be munters and you can walk up to a complete stranger and have a decent conversation about what you're watching?


    Test cricket.

    Sounds like a quick path to alcoholism. 5 days in a pub!

    Since Nov 2006 • 6205 posts Report Reply

  • Tom Beard,

    It's weird, right? Because I enjoy watching sport I'm somehow less, I dunno, intelligent or suave or some shit like that.

    I think it's partly due to the assumption that being interested in mere physical activities is infra dig for those interested in intellectual activities, combined with the idea that people who spend time running around fields or watching others running around fields would have dedicated less time to reading.

    That, and the undeniable presence of munters.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1039 posts Report Reply

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