Desert Island VII, Superthread - Page 41 - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Lemonade Stand > Lemonade Stand Archive
Click Here to Login
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-02-2008, 06:16 AM   #601
Blue Crack Addict
 
mysterious_jen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: U2 360 2010 DOWNUNDER
Posts: 15,556
Local Time: 09:51 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by cinnaminson View Post
you can keep them and show them to your transparent children
__________________

__________________
mysterious_jen is offline  
Old 07-02-2008, 06:16 AM   #602
Blue Crack Supplier
 
coolian2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Hamilton (No longer STD capital of NZ)
Posts: 42,920
Local Time: 01:21 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Axver View Post
Oh, I know it's happened, but I'd never actually seen it used for non-cricket purposes myself.

I think my father said he even went to a concert there back in the day.
I know it gets used as a training venue for visiting rugby teams.

I was flipping through a book about the Basin at Lancaster Park/Jade Stadium/AMI Stadium. The history of the Basin is fascinating.
__________________

__________________
coolian2 is offline  
Old 07-02-2008, 06:16 AM   #603
Vocal parasite
 
Axver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: 1853
Posts: 151,021
Local Time: 11:21 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by coolian2 View Post
Gunzel that gets in the way of other gunzels?
Oh, it was funny at the Albury trip's photostops, with gunzels trying to get awesome spots and moving in the way of others. Some were polite about it, "would you mind moving a little that way, please?" sort of thing, but some just cracked me up with their "Oi! You! Out of my shot!" I was pleased that people often didn't move for them.
__________________
"Mediocrity is never so dangerous as when it is dressed up as sincerity." - Søren Kierkegaard

Ian McCulloch the U2 fan:
"Who buys U2 records anyway? It's just music for plumbers and bricklayers. Bono, what a slob. You'd think with all that climbing about he does, he'd look real fit and that. But he's real fat, y'know. Reminds me of a soddin' mountain goat."
"And as for Bono, he needs a colostomy bag for his mouth."

U2gigs: The most comprehensive U2 setlist database!
Gig pictures | Blog
Axver is online now  
Old 07-02-2008, 06:17 AM   #604
Blue Crack Supplier
 
coolian2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Hamilton (No longer STD capital of NZ)
Posts: 42,920
Local Time: 01:21 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by cinnaminson View Post
The word gunzel originated from the Sydney Tramway Museum in the 1960s as a term for foolish or reckless railfans who shot at things with cameras. Usage was originally confined to south eastern states, it has since spread to the whole of Australia and parts of New Zealand. May be used to refer to a specific interest, e.g. "freight gunzel", "tram gunzel".



(just to save others from having to google)
Thanks partner.
__________________
coolian2 is offline  
Old 07-02-2008, 06:17 AM   #605
Blue Crack Supplier
 
coolian2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Hamilton (No longer STD capital of NZ)
Posts: 42,920
Local Time: 01:21 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Axver View Post
Let's boycott them.
I would...but what the fuck do they do?
__________________
coolian2 is offline  
Old 07-02-2008, 06:18 AM   #606
Cin
Blue Crack Addict
 
Cin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: in the gutter, looking at the stars. . .and smiling
Posts: 21,900
Local Time: 10:21 PM
so is train spotters a politacally incorrect term now?
__________________
Cin is offline  
Old 07-02-2008, 06:18 AM   #607
Vocal parasite
 
Axver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: 1853
Posts: 151,021
Local Time: 11:21 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by cinnaminson View Post
a term for foolish or reckless railfans who shot at things with cameras.
Interesting to note that now it's become a fairly generic and non-pejorative term for the most part, while "foamer" is used for the foolish and reckless railfans. Meanwhile, in New Zealand, "foamer" is used for just the average railfan.

Personally, I don't like "foamer", while "gunzel" has a ring to it.
__________________
"Mediocrity is never so dangerous as when it is dressed up as sincerity." - Søren Kierkegaard

Ian McCulloch the U2 fan:
"Who buys U2 records anyway? It's just music for plumbers and bricklayers. Bono, what a slob. You'd think with all that climbing about he does, he'd look real fit and that. But he's real fat, y'know. Reminds me of a soddin' mountain goat."
"And as for Bono, he needs a colostomy bag for his mouth."

U2gigs: The most comprehensive U2 setlist database!
Gig pictures | Blog
Axver is online now  
Old 07-02-2008, 06:19 AM   #608
Vocal parasite
 
Axver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: 1853
Posts: 151,021
Local Time: 11:21 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by cinnaminson View Post
so is train spotters a politacally incorrect term now?
I say that I'll go trainspotting, but apparently this means something other than spotting trains to some people.
__________________
"Mediocrity is never so dangerous as when it is dressed up as sincerity." - Søren Kierkegaard

Ian McCulloch the U2 fan:
"Who buys U2 records anyway? It's just music for plumbers and bricklayers. Bono, what a slob. You'd think with all that climbing about he does, he'd look real fit and that. But he's real fat, y'know. Reminds me of a soddin' mountain goat."
"And as for Bono, he needs a colostomy bag for his mouth."

U2gigs: The most comprehensive U2 setlist database!
Gig pictures | Blog
Axver is online now  
Old 07-02-2008, 06:19 AM   #609
Blue Crack Supplier
 
coolian2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Hamilton (No longer STD capital of NZ)
Posts: 42,920
Local Time: 01:21 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Axver View Post
Oh, it was funny at the Albury trip's photostops, with gunzels trying to get awesome spots and moving in the way of others. Some were polite about it, "would you mind moving a little that way, please?" sort of thing, but some just cracked me up with their "Oi! You! Out of my shot!" I was pleased that people often didn't move for them.
See, i'd either ask politely or move a little myself.

The "Oi! You! Out of my shot!" would be reserved for friends or people who would know i'm joking.

Idiot gunzels.
__________________
coolian2 is offline  
Old 07-02-2008, 06:19 AM   #610
Blue Crack Addict
 
mysterious_jen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: U2 360 2010 DOWNUNDER
Posts: 15,556
Local Time: 09:51 PM
foamer sounds like what railfans do in their pants when they see a train comming .
__________________
mysterious_jen is offline  
Old 07-02-2008, 06:19 AM   #611
Vocal parasite
 
Axver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: 1853
Posts: 151,021
Local Time: 11:21 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by coolian2 View Post
I would...but what the fuck do they do?
Ruin stadium names?
__________________
"Mediocrity is never so dangerous as when it is dressed up as sincerity." - Søren Kierkegaard

Ian McCulloch the U2 fan:
"Who buys U2 records anyway? It's just music for plumbers and bricklayers. Bono, what a slob. You'd think with all that climbing about he does, he'd look real fit and that. But he's real fat, y'know. Reminds me of a soddin' mountain goat."
"And as for Bono, he needs a colostomy bag for his mouth."

U2gigs: The most comprehensive U2 setlist database!
Gig pictures | Blog
Axver is online now  
Old 07-02-2008, 06:20 AM   #612
Cin
Blue Crack Addict
 
Cin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: in the gutter, looking at the stars. . .and smiling
Posts: 21,900
Local Time: 10:21 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by mysterious_jen View Post
foamer sounds like what railfans do in their pants when they see a train comming .
__________________
Cin is offline  
Old 07-02-2008, 06:21 AM   #613
Blue Crack Supplier
 
coolian2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Hamilton (No longer STD capital of NZ)
Posts: 42,920
Local Time: 01:21 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by cinnaminson View Post
so is train spotters a politacally incorrect term now?
Train spotter or Rail fan is the PC term.

Gunzel or "foamer" (really?) is the less than PC term.
__________________
coolian2 is offline  
Old 07-02-2008, 06:21 AM   #614
Vocal parasite
 
Axver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: 1853
Posts: 151,021
Local Time: 11:21 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by coolian2 View Post
I was flipping through a book about the Basin at Lancaster Park/Jade Stadium/AMI Stadium. The history of the Basin is fascinating.
Ooh, that would have been cool. All I know is that the area used to be swampland.

And "Jade/AMI Stadium" can go fuck itself. It always has and always will be Lancaster Park as far as I'm concerned.
__________________
"Mediocrity is never so dangerous as when it is dressed up as sincerity." - Søren Kierkegaard

Ian McCulloch the U2 fan:
"Who buys U2 records anyway? It's just music for plumbers and bricklayers. Bono, what a slob. You'd think with all that climbing about he does, he'd look real fit and that. But he's real fat, y'know. Reminds me of a soddin' mountain goat."
"And as for Bono, he needs a colostomy bag for his mouth."

U2gigs: The most comprehensive U2 setlist database!
Gig pictures | Blog
Axver is online now  
Old 07-02-2008, 06:21 AM   #615
Blue Crack Supplier
 
coolian2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Hamilton (No longer STD capital of NZ)
Posts: 42,920
Local Time: 01:21 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by mysterious_jen View Post
foamer sounds like what railfans do in their pants when they see a train comming .
I shouldn't laugh given my own lameness, but
__________________

__________________
coolian2 is offline  
 

Tags
superthread

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:21 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com