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Last Train and the Like Conventions named after songs.

#41 User is offline   Mr. Dodgy 

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Posted 2005-December-15, 09:12

Al_U_Card, on Dec 15 2005, 08:29 AM, said:

Mr. Dodgy, on Dec 15 2005, 05:47 AM, said:

Al_U_Card, on Dec 14 2005, 02:47 PM, said:

"Bar room blitz"† can't recall the band's name due to the use of too many controlled substances at the time.....

How your team played the opps in the post-mortem.....

it's BALLroom blitz, by The Sweet. not completely innapropriate even then.

Again, I take cover under the influence of those substances, as the "man in the back" said. :)

too much Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, or passing the dummy to the left hand side?
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Posted 2005-December-15, 09:18

"Sargeant Pepper" - A Heart splinter
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Posted 2005-December-15, 09:35

'comfortably numb' - opening on VERY light hands ("like balloons")
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Posted 2005-December-15, 09:43

1-3-4NT-5-5!...

5='The Lady In Red'
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Posted 2005-December-15, 10:05

Just dropped the kids off at school and had the new Coldplay CD playing. A lyric just jumped out at me and its appropo for the NAOP District Qualifying in Palm Springs on Saturday.

As I sit down against Itabashi and Larsen, they will hear:

"I will try....to FIX YOU..."

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Posted 2005-December-15, 10:23

I wanna hold your hand -Beatles
Popular song of unlucky rubber bridge players
Strawberry Fields Nothing is real-Beatles
Popular among psychmasters
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Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.
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Posted 2005-December-17, 11:31

"No particular place to go" (Chuck Berry): A redouble for rescue.

If we can expand this to the naming of plays:

"Din-a-ling (also Chuck Berry)": Another name for the practice finesse.

"Ring of Fire" (Johnny Cash): A surrounding play
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Posted 2005-December-17, 16:52

'Mirror, Mirror' (blind guardian') convention to let partner know that you also have a 5431 on those suits.


'Back for good' (take that) to take the bidding back to a safe level.

'Little discourage' & 'Rescue' (Idlewild) self-explaining.

'We're not gonna take it' (Twisted sister), when declarer tries to stablish dummy's KQJxxx
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Posted 2005-December-17, 20:05

"It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing" : Bid made late in a team game when your side desperately needs a good result.

Makes no difference if it's spades or hearts, just give that bidding everything you've got.
Ken
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Posted 2005-December-18, 04:35

Just heard it in the radio:
Red Hot Chili Peppers' Under the Bridge:
Sometimes I feel
like I donít have a partner.
Sometimes I feel
like my only friend...
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Posted 2006-January-26, 02:58

To bring this thread back to life again...

It's league time (at least here), so may your opps say this:

The winner takes it all (ABBA)
I donít wanna talk
About the things weíve gone through
Though itís hurting me
Now itís history
Iíve played all my cards
And thatís what youíve done too
Nothing more to say
No more ace to play

The winner takes it all
The loser standing small
Beside the victory
Thatís her destiny...

... and may you be the Sultans of Swing (Dire Straits) :lol:

Have a good time!
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Posted 2006-January-26, 04:03

Abba on redoubles:

So when you're near me, partner can't you hear me
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Posted 2006-January-26, 04:22

A bit of culture needed here, I think.
Not quite the name of a conventions, and very non-PC, but

"Cosi fan tutte" = The wife's gone off in another cold game, but in this mixed pairs event it's an average
"Die forelle Quintette" = A table of 4 LOLs plus spectator
"Erbarme Dich" = oh no, she's declarer again, followed by
Haydn symphony no. 94, slow movement: "She's made it!"

maybe I'd better stop before I get too carried away here...
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Posted 2006-February-07, 09:16

Trying to find a queen



Blondie

One way or another I'm gonna find ya
I'm gonna getcha getcha getcha getcha



U2

But I still haven't found what I'm looking for
But I still haven't found what I'm looking for


TOM JONES

"She's A Lady"

Well she's all you'd ever want,
She's the kind they'd like to flaunt and take to dinner.
Well she always knows her place.
She's got style, she's got grace, She's a winner.
She's a Lady. Whoa whoa whoa, She's a Lady.
Talkin' about that little lady, and the lady is mine.
Well she's never in the way
Always something nice to say, Oh what a blessing.
I can leave her on her own
Knowing she's okay alone, and there's no messing.
She's a lady. Whoa, whoa, whoa. She's a lady.
Talkin' about that little lady, and the lady is mine.
Well she never asks for very much and I don't refuse her.
Always treat her with respect, I never would abuse her.
What she's got is hard to find, and I don't want to lose her
Help me build a mountain from my little pile of clay. Hey, hey, hey.
Well she knows what I'm about,
She can take what I dish out, and that's not easy,
Well she knows me through and through,
She knows just what to do, and how to please me.
She's a lady. Whoa, whoa, whoa. She's a lady.
Talkin' about that little lady and the lady is mine.
Yeah yeah yeah She's a Lady
Listen to me baby, She's a Lady
Whoa whoa whoa, She's a Lady
And the Lady is mine
Yeah yeah yeah She's a Lady
Talkin about this little lady
Whoa whoa whoa whoa
Whoa and the lady is mine
Yeah yeah She's a Lady
And the Lady is mine.





The whole The smiths first album is about a 75%+ slam were you didnt find 2 queens and you're knock out of the world championship.




Reel around the fountain--- Round of bidding is coming to an end


You've got everything now --- 4 Aces 2nd round controls everywhere easy slam to bid


miserable lie--- hehe it didnt make


pretty girls make graves ---you failed to find 2 queens.


The hand that rocks the cradle --- you lost the match because of that 1.


This charming man --- partner sympathizing with your bad luck.


Still ill --- Yep we know the feeling


Hand in glove --- If only you could have seen the the hands.


What difference does it make ? enough IMPS to lose the match


I don't owe you anything --- God answer when you asked why he didnt give you hints to find at least 1 Queen .


Suffer little children ---- Those who beaten you goes to play agains Meckwell & friends
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For instance, he doesn't like being used as a human shield when we're being shot at.
I happen to think it's a very noble way to meet one's maker, especially for a guy like him.
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Posted 2021-February-28, 09:16

View PostAl_U_Card, on 2005-December-14, 11:05, said:

Walking after midnite; P. Cline

When you lose the first round of the midnite zip KO's....
Or when you missed the Last Trein
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Posted 2021-March-03, 15:36

Used to play Vienna Club in the 1980's and couldn't stop humming (not during play) "This means nothing to me, this means nothing to me, oh Vienna...di-di di-di"

A few years ago was lucky enough to see Midge Ure do the song live (just him and a guitar, doing all the fades by just turning his head away from the mic. remarkable)
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Posted 2021-March-11, 09:27

For those situations when you get outbid by the other major it has to be Total Eclipse of the Heart
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Posted 2021-March-11, 14:25

We actually have two conventions for escaping misfits, the Sir Robin 1NT and 2NT.
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Posted 2021-March-12, 12:49

What goes through my head playing against the slowest players in the field (again).

https://www.youtube....nnel=Cristinmce
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Posted 2021-March-12, 17:03

View PostAL78, on 2021-March-12, 12:49, said:

What goes through my head playing against the slowest players in the field (again).

https://www.youtube....nnel=Cristinmce



Or in a clocked tournament:

https://www.youtube....h?v=rTVjnBo96Ug
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