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Straspey
Straspey
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You can't make this stuff up folks...

Jesus lookalike kicked out of TV darts tourney for distracting players
London | December 13, 2012 12:01:13 AM IST

A man from Oxford, who looks like Jesus, was thrown out of a TV darts tournament after the crowd started to chant and broke the concentration of the players.

Nathan Grindal had gone to watch the Cash Converters Players' Championship final at Minehead Butlins in Somerset with pals, the Mirror reported.

He was sitting among more than 4,000 people when the crowd started crucifying him with chants of: "Stand up if you love Jesus."

The mickey-taking got so loud that it began to put legend of the oche Phil "The Power" Taylor and his Belgian opponent Kim Huybrechts off their game.

So security men were called and Grindal was asked to leave.

Six guards escorted the 33-year-old labourer to another part of the venue where he watched the rest of the match on TV. (ANI)

http://news.webindia123.com/ne.....18781.html

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Question from a Yank - What the bleep is "mickey-taking" ?

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ProstheticHead
ProstheticHead
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I wasn't aware we knew what Jesus looked like.

And "What the bleep is "mickey-taking" ?" -Are you taking the P***? :)

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Straspey
Straspey
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"Darts Finds a Spotlight Beyond the Bar"

Once burdened by an image of booze-swilling, cigarette-smoking players, darts has become a major industry in Europe, with millions of dollars in prize money.

December 13, 2012

The former world champion made his way to the stage, wielding a light saber and flanked by Princess Leia and a posse of Stormtroopers, while the sellout crowd, merry on Christmas cheer and liters of beer, roared in approval.

Over the public address system, “The Imperial March” — Darth Vader’s theme — played at ear-shattering volume. The fans, many dressed as Mr. Incredible, pirates, animals or the Jamaican bobsledders from the film “Cool Runnings,” had scrawled messages on placards, hoping the television cameras would spot them.

These scenes played out at world championship sporting events in recent years. Specifically, the World Darts Championships.

A game that was once considered merely a bar pastime is now a major industry in Europe. Over the holiday season, Premier League soccer is the only sport that will attract more television viewers in Britain than the Professional Darts Corporation’s World Championship, the higher-quality and better-attended of darts’ two world championships.

This year’s tournament begins Friday at Alexandra Palace in London, with 72 players from 21 nations competing for $1.6 million in prize money. The winner of the final on Jan. 1 will take home $321,000, crowned as the first world champion of 2013 in any sport.

About 40,000 fans are expected to watch the action in a hall that, with its long tables and endless pitchers of beer, resembles something from Oktoberfest — and they may even be joined by royalty. Prince Harry attended the semifinal two years ago, and Zara Phillips, Queen Elizabeth II’s granddaughter and an Olympic equestrian medalist, was in the crowd for the most recent final.

A sport that once was, and to a large extent still is, synonymous with the working classes has garnered a much wider social appeal in recent years...

More Here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12.....ar.html?hp

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LadyFitzgerald
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I agree with PH; we don't know what Jesus looked like. He certainly didn't look like the images we frequently see.

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vistamike
vistamike
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Taking the mickey

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Is the Turin shroud a fake then ?

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vistamike
vistamike
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Sort of, there have been many fakes but here is the original

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Shrouded in mystery.

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