September 20th, 2017
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posted by [personal profile] glyn at 11:07pm on 20/09/2017 under
As my last post was a whinge about a disappointing festival, here's one that met my approval. Post includes the same few photos I've been showing most of you in the pub. Maybe I'm supposed to sign up to Instagram to do that, I've no idea how any of this works any more.

SHA2017, Zeewolde, Netherlands )
Music:: TMTWNBBFN - Tesla Coil
Mood:: 'procrastinating' procrastinating
September 19th, 2017
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posted by [personal profile] miss_newham in [community profile] tubewalks at 03:12pm on 19/09/2017
The next Tube Walk will take place on Sunday 22nd October. We will be walking from Royal Oak to Westbourne Park. Meet at Royal Oak station from 2pm for a prompt departure at 2.30. All are welcome!

Sorry to keep you waiting for this one - scheduling has proved tricky!
September 17th, 2017
katstevens: (dogswim)
Mirth, Marvel & Maud, Walthamstow, London E17

Hello RGL crew! It's that time of year again where we explore the new entries in the Good Beer Guide. Which means a whole bunch of new pub articles for you to peruse at your leisure:

- The Albion (plenty of real cider in Kingston)
- The Angel (the Wetherspoons close to Angel tube station)
- The Antwerp Arms (a community-owned pub in Tottenham)
- The Black Horse (dog-friendly pub on the Kingston/Norbiton borders)
- The Brewhouse and Kitchen (microbrewery in Highbury)
- The Cricketers (Stonegate pub beside Epsom Common)
- Cronx (bar in the Croydon Boxpark, run by the Cronx brewery)
- Draft House Old Street (fashionable outpost of the ever-growing chain)
- The Dundee Arms (gloomily lit, narrow pub in Bethnal Green)
- The Flag (large pub by Watford Junction station)
- The Greenwood Hotel (huge Wetherspoons in Northolt)
- The Greystoke (Greene King pub on the Ealing/West Acton border, but with a better beer selection than that would immediately suggest)
- The Hope (sounds like a pleasant place to watch the cricket in Richmond)
- Jono's (oddly-decorated pub in Ilford)
- The Midland Hotel (stained glass and hexagons in Hendon)
- Mirth, Marvel and Maud (see picture above - an Antic pub and performance space, in a converted cinema in Walthamstow)
- The Mitre (more stained glass, this time in North Sheen)
- The Mossy Well (Wetherspoons in Muswell Hill featuring a large model cow)
- The North Star (bare lightbulbs in Ealing)
- The Northcote (above average pizza in Leytonstone)
- The Shelverdine Goathouse (Antic pub in South Norwood)
- The Taproom (deep fried courgettes in Woolwich)

Next week there'll be some non-pub updates! Stay tuned...
September 15th, 2017
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posted by [personal profile] mrs_leroy_brown at 05:22pm on 15/09/2017 under
I thought I'd read this again whilst on holiday in Prague. I had read it many years ago and couldn't remember anything about it apart from the beginning. Upon reflection I could have picked cheerier holiday reading, though this was nothing compared to reading The Jungle by Upton Sinclair on the beach (protip: don't do this). Alienation is your cliff/spark notes theme: discuss.

If I'm completely honest though, immediately upon finishing I thought of this scene with Universe 1 and Universe A Farnsworth:

September 10th, 2017
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Andy Benoit on Friday September 1st posting at the Sports Illustrated/MMQB Website:

K.C. will occasionally send a back on a deep downfield route out of the backfield. This is so unusual that most defenses don't have a response for it — they've never needed one.


Thursday September 6, Kansas City versus New England Patriots, rookie running back Kareem Hunt on a deep downfield route.



Here's the clip again (in case YouTube kills the embed), plus a replay that shows defensive end Cassius Marsh forced by the play design into deep coverage. A defense would want a cornerback or safety, not an end, defending a deep route:

https://youtu.be/lhk1tV3BVVg?t=1m34s

And Sports Illustrated provides X's and 0's here:

http://gamestream.si.com/d436a68a-88d4-44c7-bc9f-86c79c391685

Benoit's postgame analysis:

The play began with a patented Chiefs misdirection fake to [Tyreek] Hill, which widened the defense. It ended with Hunt finishing a wheel route out of the backfield, where the only man who could defend him was Cassius Marsh, a longtime 4–3 defensive end in Seattle who was acquired by the Patriots just five days earlier. Presumably, Marsh has not practiced downfield man coverage much. Worse yet, it was one-on-one coverage with no deep safety — a consequence of free safety Duron Harmon reacting to Hill and Eric Rowe double-teaming Travis Kelce instead of replacing Harmon in centerfield. As expected, they'd homed in on those two all night, and [K.C. coach] Andy Reid made them pay.


Andy Benoit is my favorite writer on current football. His MMQB archive is here. And here I am a couple of months ago recommending his and Gary Gramling's 10 Things podcast to Dave:

http://koganbot.tumblr.com/post/162664727279/podcast-update-before-bed
Music:: Stanley Holloway "With Her Head Tucked Underneath Her Arm"

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