Hipsters are going wild for shuffleboarding. Apparently.

Discussion in 'UK politics, current affairs and news' started by editor, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    Opens in Shoreditch. Natch.

  2. the UK’s foremost shuffleboard experts are setting up a new permanent home in Shoreditch

    Surely that's just a bunch of someone's grandparents?
  3. girasol

    girasol Ubuntu

    Had to google it as I had no idea what it is. Not what I was expecting :D
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  4. Lupa

    Lupa Well-Known Member

    Me too
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  5. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    No, he's just set up in Sheffield, he was inundating my community mag with pleas to be included. We thought it was basically bollocks though. That said, there is a Sherlock Holmes film where he has a game, and Holmes was neer wrong about anything.
  6. treelover

    treelover Well-Known Member

    Is there anything they can't recuperate?
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  7. Ralph Llama


    bloody trust fund hipster cunts die, die and die again.
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  8. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    Are you allowed to go wild if you're a hipster? Express a languid ironic interest shurely.
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  9. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    I haven't exactly got my finger on the pulse, but I'm not convinced this is "the most exciting new nightlife trend of recent years."
  10. NoXion

    NoXion Keep an eye out for diamonds

    What's a shuffleboard? *Looks it up*

    It looks like bowls minus the excitement. :facepalm:

    Who the fuck are these people? Is the human population in London being infiltrated and replaced with bewhiskered pipe-smoking androids constructed out of pure irony? I fear it may be the prelude to some kind of invasion.
  11. Lupa

    Lupa Well-Known Member

    It's a bit like air hockey...without the fun
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  12. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    I used to be obsessed with the shuffleboard game “shufflepuck” on pogo.com
  13. sleaterkinney

    sleaterkinney Well-Known Member

    It's in a few of the craft beer type pubs, very popular too.
  14. Nivag

    Nivag Well-Known Member

    If anyone wants a go on my grandad's Shove ha'penny board, give me a call.
    I found this recently after clearing my parents house.

  15. Idaho

    Idaho blah blah blah

    I've never played shuffleboard. Looks ok. I enjoyed shove hapenny. Neither could be as good as:[​IMG]
  16. equationgirl

    equationgirl Respect my existence or expect my resistance

    You could set up a new hipster place in Shoreditch and fleece hipsters of their cash.
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  17. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Shuffleboard is actually great fun. I'm convinced it's the perfect pub game.

    Fuck these hipsters thinking they've invented it, though.

    There's been two pubs in Leeds with shuffleboards for years. I'm not sure when Friend of Ham opened but their Twitter account has been around since 2011. They've had a shuffleboard as long as I can remember.

    Then in 2015, Brewdog opened their second bar in Leeds and called it Shuffledog, because the basement is filled with shuffleboard tables.

    Keep up, Shoreditch! :cool:
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  18. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Without music, life would be a mistake.

    I was expecting something like skateboards.
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  19. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Sounds good. I vote you give it an oldskool 'authentic' pub name and call it "The Copper Fleece" :thumbs:
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  20. xenon

    xenon Sweep and cut

    Shuffle Puck Cafe was really fun on the Amiga back in the day. You used the mouse. It could get quite aggressive.
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  21. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Do you remember 3D Pong from ye olde internet dayes? :cool:
  22. xenon

    xenon Sweep and cut

    Never saw that one. I think I just about remember the actual table format arcade game called Pong, hmm.
    One ridiculous thing in shuffle Puck cafe was you could change the size of your bat. Like make it as wide as the table...

    Anyway this sounds a bit fun but it’s no cocktails in skips...
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  23. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

    Apart from where he lived. :thumbs:
  24. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank We kill the flame

    "A carefully-curated selection of craft ales"

    -Is it possible these people still don't know how loathsome the general public finds them, their infantile machinations and their identikit marketing spiels? Or do they just not care because they know there's still plenty of trendy tossers out there who will give them money?
  25. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    You pick or chose, you square, I curate.
  26. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    I think they know which side of their artisanal small-batch gluten-free bread is buttered.
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  27. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    Drizzled with rosemary oil, shurely
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  28. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    Hipsters have gone off shuffleboard actually.

    They used to like it when it was underground. Y'know, bare knuckle shuffleboard down back alleys. Offshore shuffleboard board where the rules and regulations could be broken and no holds barred matches could take place.

    Now it's gone mainstream though...
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  29. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank We kill the flame

    As long as you hawk your curated wares from a shiny tin caravan, count me in.
  30. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    Five-knuckle shuffleboard is great fun but can get a bit messy.
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