Author Topic: YACF Memories & Mythology  (Read 7652 times)

LEE

YACF Memories & Mythology
« on: January 12, 2012, 07:13:55 pm »
I think it's time we shared memories and started some popular mythology about out glorious forum.

New members may assume that it's a fairly recent facility but, as we all know (because of stories our parents and grand-parents told us) it's been around for some time, with some very famous historical characters involved.

Here are some archived photos (and one from the distant future) to help get that mythology started.

I first remember hearing about YACF when I was in my earliest years (although these funny little YACFers characters pronounced it "Eye Aay Eeee Efff".....).  Despite popular opinion at the time, and the handbag, it turns out the RED one was Gay .



Later on, I was visited by these amazing future YACF members.  They appeared in front of me as if by magic. 
In my fright I hit one of them with a house brick and killed him (he was wearing a red shirt and not part of this photo).
The captain was great about it and said it didn't matter, there were plenty of "Red Shirts" left apparently. 
He was on a 5 year mission to "demonstrate Earth-Kissing to Alien chicks". 
He gave me a Tribble, which I still have.



Then I remember when popular music changed forever.  These mop-topped YACF scousers took the music world by storm with Cycling related hits such as, "The Long and Winding Road", "If I Fell" and "I wanna hold your handlebar".  A superb bunch of lads (but I always made sure my bike was locked..well, they are scousers)



Who can forget the 1938 Audax UK AGM and whether we should use hand-signals?
This YACFer was adamant that this particular hand signal should be used when turning extreme right.
His views were extreme but his vision of completely eradicating cyclists in sandals and socks had some merit.



I'll certainly always remember becoming embroiled in that whole Moon-Landing conspiracy whilst on Bournemouth beach



Let's not forget the very moment a young Wowbagger stumbled across the precise formula for the new forum



Of course here is the most famous YACFer of them all.  Seen at the Tutti-Pole Cafe, Gallilea, on the "Last Supper 200" Audax.  Other customers look on in amazement as our Holy YACFer finishes his 4th portion of Apple Crumble before Postie has even arrived.



I wonder if any of you have any photographic memories of famous people and/or historic events involving YACF members of yesteryear.

I'll search the attic for more tomorrow.

Imagine my surprise when, turning on the TV, it was a "Remember the '70's" evening on BBC2.
I used to love this zany threesome but never made the YACF connection at the time



Then they showed a "Top of the Pops" from the same era.
Gary Glitter hasn't been in the charts for years but he's still involved in music apparently.  My mate told me he's a Fiddler.
"Do you want to be in my gang?" ...errr No Thanks Gary.



Anyone remember the YACF camping trip?  Here's a photo of me being followed into my tent by a young moustachioed Chillmoister.
He let me try a pint of a local Portsmouth brew, from the Rohypnol Brewery he said.
I won't be drinking it again, I don't remember what it tasted like but it made my arse sore for days.

Coincidentally, Chillmoister mumbled something about "The Gary Glitter" that day.



And finally, to all our new members.

Please don't forget that your registration isn't complete until after this final admin procedure.
Here we can see not only Hummers finalising his membership but also the "Thong of Ambition" (see other threads on the subject) before he carelessly washed it with some new yellow socks.




Basil

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Re: YACF Memories & Mythology
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2012, 09:25:49 pm »
 :thumbsup:
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Re: YACF Memories & Mythology
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2012, 09:30:57 pm »
Extremely silly, Lee; excellent!

Re: YACF Memories & Mythology
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2012, 09:33:38 pm »
Superb  :)  ;D

jogler

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Re: YACF Memories & Mythology
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2012, 09:45:13 pm »
Very entertaining :thumbsup:

clarion

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Re: YACF Memories & Mythology
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2012, 10:59:36 am »
Ow!  Laughing so much it hurts ;D

If ever there was a POTD.

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Re: YACF Memories & Mythology
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2012, 11:06:19 am »
 ;D  :D  ;D
Days become simply the spaces between dreams, spaces between the shifting floors of time...

LindaG

Re: YACF Memories & Mythology
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2012, 11:07:33 am »
Oh, that is just brilliant  ;D ;D

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Re: YACF Memories & Mythology
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2012, 11:16:30 am »
Superb! :D
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Re: YACF Memories & Mythology
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2012, 11:54:02 am »

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Re: YACF Memories & Mythology
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2012, 12:25:32 pm »
 :thumbsup:

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Re: YACF Memories & Mythology
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2012, 12:52:50 pm »
Good work! I love visual gags done by photoshop.

Your next task is to add forum faces to the crew of the Enterprise. With Rogerzilla as Captain Kirk, obviously.

Re: YACF Memories & Mythology
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2012, 12:58:36 pm »
very good indeed  :)

Basil

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Re: YACF Memories & Mythology
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2012, 01:01:12 pm »
Good work! I love visual gags done by photoshop.

Your next task is to add forum faces to the crew of the Enterprise. With Rogerzilla as Captain Kirk, obviously.

Kim as Spock
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Kim

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Re: YACF Memories & Mythology
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2012, 01:25:19 pm »
Kim as Spock

Fairly sure I've already been allocated the role of Saavik, 80's hair edition.   ::-)
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

clarion

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Re: YACF Memories & Mythology
« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2012, 02:12:51 pm »
Good work! I love visual gags done by photoshop.

Your next task is to add forum faces to the crew of the Enterprise. With Rogerzilla as Captain Kirk, obviously.

Make it so! </wrongcaptainforobviousreasons>
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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: YACF Memories & Mythology
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2012, 10:18:29 pm »
AndyK as Scottie.
My feminist marxist dialectic brings all the boys to the yard.


Re: YACF Memories & Mythology
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2012, 03:47:24 pm »
When Martin (Zoom) started doing pin badges, he even had some overseas orders.

And Darkness and Decay and the Coronavirus held illimitable dominion over all.

Hummers

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Re: YACF Memories & Mythology
« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2012, 04:51:02 pm »
 ;D

Priceless Lee.

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Re: YACF Memories & Mythology
« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2012, 06:33:10 pm »
Absolutely brilliant, nearly p***d myself, in fact, I think I have !! Top man, Lee.
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Re: YACF Memories & Mythology
« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2012, 07:55:57 pm »
Terrific stuff LEE, it inspired me to go back and examine the old masters more carefully


fungus

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Re: YACF Memories & Mythology
« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2012, 08:36:17 pm »
Class  ;D
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Re: YACF Memories & Mythology
« Reply #22 on: January 14, 2012, 08:46:33 pm »
Excellent.
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Wowbagger

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Re: YACF Memories & Mythology
« Reply #23 on: January 14, 2012, 08:52:52 pm »
Terrific stuff LEE, it inspired me to go back and examine the old masters more carefully



Ah yes... that little-known masterpiece "Encounter with Root Vegetable on the Pompey Beer Monster" ... or was it "Portrait of Julian after the Willy Warmer Spanking Incident"?
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

Rhys W

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Re: YACF Memories & Mythology
« Reply #24 on: January 14, 2012, 09:50:28 pm »
Any art student will know that Munch painted several versions of his famous "Scream", what is not so widely known is that one version was inspired by his visit to Swindon: