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London gets 2012 Olympics!!!

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Bruce Lindfield, Jul 6, 2005.


  1. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    I can't believe it .....!!! :hyper:
     
  2. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    This is going to be wonderful - Cricket at the Olympics - 20-20 at 2012!! ;)

    Live 8 and the Olympics bid win in the same week - the world's getting to be a better place and it's getting harder to be a grumpy old man!! :D
     
  3. tifa

    tifa Padawan Bassist

    Mar 8, 2005
    Blackburn, UK
    Ya beat me to it bruce! :hyper:

    So... what? How? I'm pretty surprised!
     
  4. YEEEESSSSSS!!!

    I honestly thought it would go to Paris, am very glad I was proved wrong :)

    This makes up for our food being rubbish ;)
     
  5. Toasted

    Toasted

    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    We really really kicked their ass too. Great. The French PM lost alot of my respect this last week.
     
  6. The Reff

    The Reff

    Feb 11, 2004
    Denmark
    And your girls being ugly ;)

    Before anyone attacks me - It's only a joke
     
  7. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
    Somebody who cooks that bad etc etc ;)

    Third time France loses the Olympics, must be a bummer..
     
  8. tifa

    tifa Padawan Bassist

    Mar 8, 2005
    Blackburn, UK
    :p
     
  9. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    London has some of the best French Restaurants in the world!! ;)

    Seriously I think the French negative attitude spoiled their bid on the day, whereas London was only positive and inspirational!! :)

    It was very close apparently!
     
  10. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    The French had a negative attitude? Shocking!

    :|

    brad cook
     
  11. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Oh and to add to all the stereotypes being laid out...

    I just want to say that you've still got a long way to go before you're eligible for the dental olympics.

    brad cook
     
  12. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    I wonder whether Chirac will enjoy his dinner tonight, alongside Tony Blair in Scotland....;)
     
  13. tifa

    tifa Padawan Bassist

    Mar 8, 2005
    Blackburn, UK
    I'd love to eavesdrop on that conversation :D
     
  14. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Like a fly on the wall or fly in Chirac's soup.....;)
     
  15. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    what'd chirac do? :confused:
     
  16. He said Great Britain had the worst food ever (paraphrased).

    Mike
     
  17. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    ...yeah, prime ministers aren't supposed to say things like that. :meh:

    especially about bruce lindfield's country. :p
     
  18. UnsungZeros

    UnsungZeros The only winning move is not to play.

    Chirac is the president of France. Dominique de Villepin is the PM.
     
  19. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    ah, my mistake. :oops:

    i guess i was confused for two reasons:

    1) i don't know the titles of people in french government (guess it's similar to germany's?)

    2) references to chirac and the PM previously in this thread.

    anyway, back to the olympics...
     
  20. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Capital, dear boy!! ;)

    From a US website :

    World’s Top 50 Restaurants 2005
    Worldpress.org
    May 30, 2005



    "And with the United States-based Gourmet Magazine recently declaring London “The best place to eat on the planet,” maybe its days of bangers and baked beans are over."


    The 50 best rankings and a full list of award winners are shown below.

    50 Best Restaurants in the World 2005
    The Fat Duck, Bray, Berkshire, Britain
    El Bulli, Montjoi, Spain
    French Laundry, California
    Tetsuya’s, Sydney, Australia
    Gordon Ramsay, London, Britain
    Pierre Gagnaire, Paris, France
    Per Se, New York, New York
    Tom Aikens, London, Britain
    Jean Georges, New York, New York
    St John, London, Britain
    Michel Bras, Laguiole, France
    Louis XV, Monaco
    Chez Panisse, California
    Charlie Trotter, Chicago, Illinois
    Gramercy Tavern, New York, New York
    Guy Savoy, Paris, France
    Alain Ducasse, Paris, France
    Sketch (Gallery), London, Britain
    The Waterside Inn, Bray, Britain
    Nobu, London, Britain
    Arzak, San Sebastian, Spain
    El Raco de can Fabes, Spain
    Checcino dal 1887, Rome, Italy
    Le Meurice, Paris, France
    L’Hotel de Ville, Crissier, Switzerland
    Arpege, Paris, France
    The Connaught, London, Britain
    Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Oxford, Britain
    Le Cinq, Paris, France
    Hakkasan, London, Britain
    Cal Pep, Barcelona, Spain
    Masa, New York, New York
    Flower Drum, Melbourne, Australia
    WD50, New York, New York
    Le Quartier Francais, South Africa
    Spice Market, New York, New York
    Auberge d’Ill, Illhauseern-Alsace, France
    Manresa, California
    Dieter Muller, Germany
    Trois Gros, Roanne, France
    The Wolseley, London, Britain
    Rockpool, Sydney, Australia
    Yauatcha, London, Britain
    The Ivy, London, Britain
    Gambero Rosso, Italy
    The Cliff, St. James, Barbados
    Le Gavroche, London, Britain
    Enoteca Pinchiorri, Florence, Italy
    Felix, Hong Kong
    La Tupina, Bordeaux, France


    http://www.worldpress.org/Americas/2090.cfm