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  1. Liberty Monkey

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    Ronnie is the man as always


    In case any Americans are wondering what Snooker is it's like pool but for grown up's ;)
     
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    America has snooker, it's just pronouced snook-er instead of snoo-ker over there.


    Alas, I was raised with a brother 2 years my senior whom forced snooker on us in the homestead.
    Legend has it, my brother was 2 when he walked up to the TV to turn on the snooker, and has been watching it ever since.

    Snooker club on Saturday, meeting his hero Jimmy White; my Aunty tooting way had Jimmy White over at their house to play snooker there; they've got a snooker table, it's a big house.

    My brother met Ronnie O' Sullivan twice, but the first time they met, he wasn't famous, and story goes; My brother queued up to talk to Ronnie O' Sullivan at Thornton Heath's Hot Shots n the 1990's (that snooker club is no more) to ask Ronnie O' Sullivan where Jimmy White went so he could get Jimmy White's autograph (which he then got)... shook his hand etc...
    Then Ronnie O' Sullivan got famous weeks after this and my brother was all seeing him on TV going 'he's the guy I met' then he turned into Ronnie The Rocket (non porno)... and when the chance came up, in Croydon like a year later, he went and got Ronnie O' Sullivan's autograph too...

    He also met Steve Davis in another snooker club in Thornton Heath (another snooker hall, still no more) performing trick shots; he and my father went to see that; and they took the video camera, because they came back and with my brother and Steve Davis talking around a snooker table and he was showing my brother some trick shots... He must have been about 10, so like, 1994.
     
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    I've always been into Guns N' Roses and The Simpsons...
    My brother's always been into Snooker and Chas & Dave...
    We're like day and night.

    That said, I have my dream guitar and other nice guitars, so, I'm happy I'm into what I'm into.
    I guess my brother has some really nice snooker queues, like Riley (I think).
    I have a Gibson (guitar), a nice Gibson, (and then some) and that's me.
     
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    This was. like pain drying to me back then.


    I guess now that I'm older, I can take it, but I grew up with an aversion to snooker just because of my brother's fanaticism with it growing up.
    I didn't even get into guitar into I was 12/13... but my brother took all the attention for his snooker, and probably turned snooker into some wet blanket killjoy for me, personally.
     
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    My nan liked it
     
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    My brother liked oven jacket potatoes (no tin foil in our homestead, but horrid burnt potato skins instead) with Red Leicester cheese (I'm okay with that cheese, just not oven burnt jacket potatoes).... (I liked microwaved jacket potatoes, no burnt skins).
    but my brother's horrid food habits and his snooker obsession, has always made me thankful to be me.
     
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    Snooker referees dress and act like butlers IMO.
     
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    How comes you don't see any professional women snooker players?
     

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