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The "whatever happened to?" thread (with a nod to The Stranglers)
« on: 19 September, 2021, 01:39:00 pm »
Fun pubs.

What were they?  Our student union summarised them as "the only fun you'll have is trying to stay alive once you're inside".
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Re: The "whatever happened to?" thread (with a nod to The Stranglers)
« Reply #1 on: 19 September, 2021, 03:13:03 pm »
Bee Gees specialist venues, obviously.

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Re: The "whatever happened to?" thread (with a nod to The Stranglers)
« Reply #2 on: 20 September, 2021, 08:19:38 am »
White crunchy dog eggs. They were a constant in my youth, and although many dog emptiers clean up after their mutts these days, there are still plenty of the selfish twat variety that the pavements are not clean of dog droppings.
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Re: The "whatever happened to?" thread (with a nod to The Stranglers)
« Reply #3 on: 20 September, 2021, 08:31:44 am »
White crunchy dog eggs. They were a constant in my youth, and although many dog emptiers clean up after their mutts these days, there are still plenty of the selfish twat variety that the pavements are not clean of dog droppings.
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Re: The "whatever happened to?" thread (with a nod to The Stranglers)
« Reply #4 on: 20 September, 2021, 09:25:37 am »
What the hell is a “fun pub”?

No, don’t tell me - it sounds like I’m better off not knowing.
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Re: The "whatever happened to?" thread (with a nod to The Stranglers)
« Reply #5 on: 20 September, 2021, 09:46:55 am »
I have vague recollections of some pubs rebranding themselves as ‘fun pubs’ while some others tried to brand themselves as ‘family pubs’ and even went to the trouble of building on indoor playgrounds. I avoided them mostly.
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Re: The "whatever happened to?" thread (with a nod to The Stranglers)
« Reply #6 on: 20 September, 2021, 09:58:50 am »
.... some others tried to brand themselves as ‘family pubs’ and even went to the trouble of building on indoor playgrounds. I avoided them mostly.

Is that like building on a cemetery? I've seen Poltergeist, I know how this goes.
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Re: The "whatever happened to?" thread (with a nod to The Stranglers)
« Reply #7 on: 20 September, 2021, 10:34:13 am »
I've also no idea what the 'fun pub' might be – sounds a bit like creche at the bookies.
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Re: The "whatever happened to?" thread (with a nod to The Stranglers)
« Reply #8 on: 20 September, 2021, 12:30:24 pm »
Sounds like an Alison Bechdel graphic novel.
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Re: The "whatever happened to?" thread (with a nod to The Stranglers)
« Reply #9 on: 20 September, 2021, 06:11:54 pm »
I never dared go in one but I think it was a euphemism for "the lease has 12 months to run, we've been dropped by the brewery, we serve whatever we can buy off the back of a lorry, we have a pool table and fruities, and we'll turn a blind eye to unlicensed betting or the odd fight".
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