Resser in the Spotlight


#1164

Was in NZ for 9 months in 2001/2. Loved the country. Arrowtown was a cool place. The Ford of Bruinen scene from LOTR was filmed down the road IIRC??


#1165

Think so. There’s loads of sites. Also loads more gold mining and coal mining towns around the country, really good museums and visitor centres in many places, such as in Westport and Charleston(Mayo much!!?)


#1166

Well done Al. You have acquitted your self admirably.

I also had no clue you were in NZ. Is it something you aren’t mad into broadcasting, unless you are in the mood?

I’ve not seen Rufus in here at at, at all, at all. Not sure if he is even aware the thread exists.


#1167

He knows…alot more than he says. It’s just that he would “never join a club that would have him as a member”, ain’t that right Loophole?

Don’t like being defined in any way by where I am, what I am, who I am etc, on a faceless forum.


#1168

I’m honoured. Fire away. Although my fear here is that the upward trend in answers is going to take a sharp fall.


#1169

You’re welcome old pal, “lets go into the closet, where men can be…like empty overcoats!”

What’s your favourite Marx Bros film; scene; song; and líne? Did you read Harpo’s autobiography? What do you think Margaret Dumont was like behind the scenes?


#1170

Al, I want you to know that just because you have turned your back on your motherland & are currently sitting buck nekkid, in a 1974 Lada outside the house Viggo Mortensen used to rent in Queenstown…I will never judge you. (The long lens camera is a bit much though, no?)

I really hope you can put down the flagon of cider and the bong long enough, to truly appreciate that.


#1171

Good man for volunteering Rufus!

There is a show on BBC4 radio called “Flywheel, Shyster & Flywheel”.
Based on rediscovered 1930s scripts from Marx Brothers radio shows.

Have you listened to it? Did you like it?


#1172

Ah, good evening Mr @Rufus_T_Firefly , delighted you could join us. (Said in best Bond baddie voice.)

So then, Friday night in front of the telly in Château Neuf du Rufus, what is your take out grub of choice?

First single & album you ever bought?
How many weeks pocket money did it require back in your day, to buy either one? Do you still have them. Are you a hoarder in general?

Do you ever wish your county colours were a little bit less…well…orange?

Will any of the good ladies in your family watch the upcoming royal wedding “to see what everyone is wearing” ?

How many posts before this turns into the Geezer thread?


#1173

Unquestionably Duck Soup. My favourite scene is also from that movie - the mirror scene, which is comic genius. My favourite line is the dollars (Dallas) taxes (Texas) one.

Wouldn’t have a favourite song. I imagine Margaret Dumont to be full of craic to be honest, and really down to earth.

I haven’t read Harpo’s autobiography. In fact I don’t read much these days - kept busy between jobs, homework and GAA secretarial duties - but want to get back into reading, so Harpo’s book would be on my list.


#1174

I wasn’t aware of that BD so unfortunately haven’t heard it - definitely one that I will check out.


#1175

So then, Friday night in front of the telly in Château Neuf du Rufus, what is your take out grub of choice?

Grub of choice is Chinese - I will eat anything, so its the girls in my house who have their say. It usually ends up Honey Chilli Chicken, Breast of Chicken Curry - both with fried rice - and a gravy chip and onion. The real debate though is whether to order from Mei Garden (my favourite) or Mary Wong’s (the girls’ favourite).

First single & album you ever bought?

Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft by the Carpenters and Out of the Blue by ELO

How many weeks pocket money did it require back in your day, to buy either one? Do you still have them. Are you a hoarder in general?

Out of the Blue was actually a birthday present for my thirteenth. I am a hoarder and I was a bit miserable as a child, definitely hoarding the pocket money to save up for items like albums

Do you ever wish your county colours were a little bit less…well…orange?

**No - I love the vibrant colours, which is how my late Dad compared them to the Dublin colours as the teams paraded before the 1977 All Ireland Final. He finished with the immortal line, “Let’s hope the football is like that!” :persevere: **

I like to think of Holland 1974 when I think of our colours!!

Will any of the good ladies in your family watch the upcoming royal wedding “to see what everyone is wearing” ?

They will - My good lady loves that sort of thing.

How many posts before this turns into the Geezer thread?

I hope you genuflected when you printed that name!!


#1176

Which County in Ulster do you detest playing the most. It could be all, it could be none, answer on a postcard please.

How long have you been posting on Res Dubs?


#1177

The year you won Sam aside (too obvious) what are the top 3 Armagh games you have ever been to?

Are ya a hurlin’ man at all?

Best GAA match commentator, studio pundit & print journo?

Household Recycling…very much into it, pain the bollocks or 'Er Indoors looks after it mostly?

Have you lived in your town/county/province of birth your entire life?

Are you a smoker?


#1178

Which County in Ulster do you detest playing the most. It could be all, it could be none, answer on a postcard please.

It used to be Down, but now it’s Tyrone, as they have the wherewithal to give us a hammering, although to be honest, at our level, playing any of them can be challenging!!

How long have you been posting on Res Dubs?

April 2007. For some reason, the settings on my computer in work meant I could not post on GAABoard and I needed somewhere else to get my fix of GAA chat. Have never looked back!!


#1179

@Rufus_T_Firefly
One of my weirdest memories of going to a match in Croker was the 2000 replay of yerselves against Kerry . I finished up a week on the nightshift & a gang of us headed into the Galway hooker in Heuston St. for early morning drinks .For whatever reason we decided to keep going & went into the match . It was only a handful of times I’ve ever been on the hill but the craic was mighty . I ended up going home afterwards & missed the 2.2 draw with Ireland & Holland .
Slept completely through to the next day .

So , what’s the strangest game you’ve been to

Ulster final in Croke Park , feelings about that

Were you at the AI finall in '77

Was 2005 a hard pill to swallow in regards to the matches with Tyrone


#1180

The year you won Sam aside (too obvious) what are the top 3 Armagh games you have ever been to?

My favourite Armagh game ever was the qualifier against yourselves in 2003. After that I’d be thinking of some wonderful games in the National League at the old Athletic Grounds. Being six points down to Cork at half time in January 1982 and simply sweeping them aside in the second half through the inspirational leadership of Fran McMahon. Also have to include our stunning comeback in the 1993 Ulster Championship at home to Fermanagh when we scored 3-2 in the closing minutes to win by a point.

Are ya a hurlin’ man at all?

No, but I love it.

Best GAA match commentator, studio pundit & print journo?

I really like Darragh Maloney. Studio pundit would probably be Brolly and I like Colm O’Rourke’s column in the Indo. Also liked Keith Duggan a lot as I always felt he had a soft spot for Armagh.

Household Recycling…very much into it, pain the bollocks or 'Er Indoors looks after it mostly?

Really, really into it - to the extent that I’m wading through the bin to retrieve stuff, much to the annoyance of the boss.

Have you lived in your town/county/province of birth your entire life?

Save for University in Belfast and Summer working in London, have lived in Armagh all my life. Was actually born in Dungannon though (Mum is a proud Tyrone woman).

Are you a smoker?

No - asthmatic, so definitely wouldn’t help.


#1181

Another version was that having tied someone to a tree without their jocks and cax removed, JN would show him pictures from a porn magazine and if he got a stiffy, they’d lay a few more thumps on him.
The guy should really have received a lot more psychological care than he received (if he received any).


#1182

I’m almost afraid to ask this…but what happened if he didn’t get a stiffy? :thinking:


#1183

@Rufus_T_Firefly were you an asthmatic asthmatic…as in you had a few uncomfortable trips to the A&E with your Mammy when you were 9. Or did your coach decide you were asthmatic when you were 19? :zipper_mouth_face: