The cup

Discussion started by Ferret619, Nov 7, 2017.

  1. Ferret619

    Ferret619 Member

    well gents,
    I’ve been told we a knocking off at 11 today to partake in the Melbourne cup festivities, personally I’m not a fan of horse racing but when I’m rome.
    I’m just excited to have an excuse to wear a fun bow tie :)
     
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  2. glenos

    glenos Member 2015 Sabbatical

    I can't even tolerate the office sweep. Probably due to all the time I spent waiting tables for the Adelaide Jockey club when I was at uni. Far out people get messy at the races.

    As for bow ties, well each to his own.
     
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  3. Director

    Director Member

    Who cares?...It's my birfday!
     
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  4. Snooze

    Snooze Active Member 2017 Sabbatical Fail

    Happy Birthday @Director ! Have great day(y)
     
  5. Mark1966

    Mark1966 Shavepocalypse 'Prepper' Site Moderator Grand Society 2016 Sabbatical Fail

    Yes, happy birthday @Director !

    I can assure you @glenos that it was a very classy bow tie (and matching pocket square) that @Ferret619 is wearing. Not like some of those horrid things you will see on TV tonight. I'm sure we will see lots of 'tired and emotional' people too :(
     
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  6. Ferret619

    Ferret619 Member

    Haha you lot can be such grumble bums, while I think hose racing is abhorrent drinking in the sun it a good use of a Tuesday apparently.
    As far as bow ties go, the trick is to tie it just slightly out of whack so people know it’s hand tied.
     
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  7. Ferret619

    Ferret619 Member

    Your birthday didn’t get me a day off work!
     
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  8. FluffyGroodle

    FluffyGroodle Member

    Happy birthday!!!
     
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  9. Mark1966

    Mark1966 Shavepocalypse 'Prepper' Site Moderator Grand Society 2016 Sabbatical Fail

    LOL - my son has a 'semi-formal' next week for the end of year 10.

    A really stylish mid grey suit, pale blue shirt, ten shoes and ...

    ... he is INSISTENT that he have a self tie bow tie. I only learnt to do them when I went to a black tie function this side of 40 and decided I was too old for clip ons. It seems that lots of teh guys are going with bow ties, he thinks he will be the only one with a self tie. Of course at some stage during the evening the tie will HAVE to be undone ...

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    Quite a stylish little number he has chosen
     
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  10. todras

    todras est Français pour après-rasage Menth Dealer Artisan Producer

    I will be avidly working through this afternoon, in the spirit of the day I may excitedly throw a couple of $50 notes out the window on the way home from the office though :)
     
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  11. Snooze

    Snooze Active Member 2017 Sabbatical Fail

    Faster than lining up with the punters at the TAB @todras...same result though ;)
     
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  12. Mark1966

    Mark1966 Shavepocalypse 'Prepper' Site Moderator Grand Society 2016 Sabbatical Fail

    Just excitedly post them to PO Box 3069 Manuka ACT 2603 instead :sneaky:
     
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  13. todras

    todras est Français pour après-rasage Menth Dealer Artisan Producer

    I don't think it is possible to be excited about posting anything to an ACT PO Box Mark :D
     
  14. Mark1966

    Mark1966 Shavepocalypse 'Prepper' Site Moderator Grand Society 2016 Sabbatical Fail

    That is right, 'exciting' things get posted from the ACT PO Box addresses! :eek: [but not this one]
     
  15. Ferret619

    Ferret619 Member

    Guys it’s clearly a networking event
     
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  16. Drubbing

    Drubbing 110% Smiley-Free Site Moderator

    Smart boy. Clip ons are for men who have no man card. It's not hard to tie a bow tie and self-tie one comes in many cool styles - they actually stand out and look good, and they're not meant to be 100% perfect. The point is, at some stage of the evening it gets untied, and you get to be the cool bloke in the room who's shown he can tie his own tie, incite tie envy in men and garner the admiration of the ladies. A plain black one is just meh, everyone has one. Garishly coloured ones are for Bogan weddings.

    The only reason men think it is hard, is because most maybe try once a year, or less. How long did it take most of us to learn a regular tie? (assuming you leant a Windsor or half Windsor and don't just throw a tie around once and thread through.)

    Now all you have to do is just on YT and there a thousand vids on how. No excuses.

    As for the Cup, most of us don't give a fat rats clack over in the west. The only ones who care have taken the day off work to get munted.
     
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  17. Ferret619

    Ferret619 Member

    Was a great day, lots of oranger (formally white) chicks who didn’t prepare properly, drunk abit too much, got sunburnt and fell backwards on their plastic chairs.
     
  18. Director

    Director Member

    So....same as usual then?
     
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  19. Ferret619

    Ferret619 Member

    Yes indeed!
    Truely the sport of kings.
     

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