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General discussion / Re: Restaurants in Belfast?
« on: May 13, 2022, 10:49:17 PM »
Best bet for watching the FA Cup final tomorrow in Belfast city centre ? I suppose everywhere will be packed

Ox on Oxford Street is fantastic for watchign sport. It can get rowdy but the pints are cheap and the food very cheap.

General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: May 13, 2022, 10:45:18 PM »
Edit: Sorry it was his face on small leaflets on the tables. I think he was doing an exhibition there around that time.

General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: May 13, 2022, 10:40:36 PM »
Darts player Mike Gregory died a few weeks ago, Lost the 1992 world final to Phil Taylor in one of the great matches. Had 6 darts to win it IIRC.

Met him in Sligo about 15 years ago. I was having a pint and he was quietly sitting there on at a table near me. Will never forget it.

General discussion / Re: Mass
« on: May 05, 2022, 07:50:57 PM »
I haven't been regularly since I was mid teens, lapsed catholic and not really bothered with religion to be honest, each to their own and I have no issues with people who feel that religion is their way of getting through life and if it comforts them and helps with what life throws at them then brilliant.

As for the actual Mass service, when I'm at either weddings/funerals or the odd christening the same routine more or less has been the same for decades, unless they can change or modernise it, it will continue to lose it's flock, when I went, the mass was packed from 7am through to the las mass at 1pm on a Sunday, the Sat mass was also packed.

Factor in what's happened these last 40 years and the church in all that time never moved with the times and views of a modern world, it was never ever going to maintain the numbers or attraction.


What can be done to modernise Mass?

Sexy nuns bring out the sacrements etc for straight people or gay women. Good looking men giving out communion for the wives or gay men.

General discussion / Re: Mass
« on: May 04, 2022, 09:44:21 PM »
Well it did do me harm. I was an altarboy and used to hold the candle for stations of the cross and during boring bits I'd lick the candle wax off the candle when it was lit because it was dripping all over my hands. I now have no feeling in my hands and my tongue is permanently burnt and I can't tell if the tea on the other thread is too warm and have scalded my mouth at least twice a day since. There's no acknowledgement of the dangers altarboys encountered.

General discussion / Mass
« on: May 04, 2022, 04:50:38 PM »
Dose anyone go to the mass any more? When I was small my mother would have beaten the life out of me even if I was sick and couldn't go or you'd think you were going tto hell. I remember having bad diahorrea one night and because I was a big family I crapped all over my brothers legs as we were in the same bed. She hosed us down and still made us go to mass.

Is mass dying out and who still goes to it or is it as popular as ever? ANd do confessions still happen?

GAA Discussion / Re: Monaghan v Down USFC Sat April 30th
« on: April 30, 2022, 11:13:47 PM »
I don't know an awful lot about football but I'll tell you something I learned today. Mullets don't work in the rain. A Monaghan boy looked like he'd a pile of big worms or small snakes riding his scalp.

General discussion / Re: Holidays
« on: April 30, 2022, 11:11:31 PM »
Anyone ever been to Toome for a holiday. Me and the partner are thinking of holidaying local and wondering if Toome exciting?

I think an M1 that goes to Strabane and I think Lough Neagh will have criuse ships.

General discussion / Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
« on: April 29, 2022, 10:21:19 PM »
Derry ones are mad about money

General discussion / Re: snooker world championship
« on: April 29, 2022, 09:04:59 PM »
I'll cruise you Rodney.

General discussion / Re: Car Problems!!
« on: April 27, 2022, 06:55:07 PM »
Why does heat plug light (on dash - orange twirly one) stay on while driving?

Car is starting ok etc. and drive but this warning light just keeps flashing.

Is it a major issue?

Any ideas?

Yes, for about 2 years all my lights were flashing to the point I could hardly drive. Turned out they weren't flashing at all and I had high blood pressure which was making flashing things happen. I ended up having a massive stroke due to high blood pressure. So I'd definitely go see a doctor as there isn't even an orange twirly light anyway.

General discussion / Re: Movie recommendations
« on: April 26, 2022, 06:39:07 PM »
Finally got around to watching the Godfather.

It's about a boy in America who gives out great advice to locals and friends. People come to him for guidance and advice and it comes to an abrupt end when he was frigging about in a garden with a young lad and collapsed and died. Early signs point to a heart attack. Before that he was shot loads of times by a few boys he must not have advised.

Fast forward about 20 years and his son inherits his dad's talents and people come to him for advice and the film ends with other men kissing his ring which infuriates his wife who watches it from behind a door. Looking forward to the 2nd one.

General discussion / Re: What hasn't been invented yet?
« on: April 26, 2022, 05:48:11 PM »
Pants that totally dissolve your shite as soon as it leaves you. You could be standing at a match or at the theatre, let one go and no one the wiser and you can drink champagne the whole way through it trying not to go red faced but what does it matter if you do.

GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Senior Football Championship 2022
« on: April 24, 2022, 10:25:46 PM »
As long as they have a bank account they can buy tickets too.

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