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Old 03-16-06, 05:01 PM   #1
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Who wants to bet against this:

I reckon that a famous impressionist will perform an impression of Ettiene on mainstream TV within the next 10 years.

By that I mean he will have been seen enough on TV and Film for people to know exactly what he looks like and who he is, even if they can't always name him. And he will be irresistable to impressionists. He will be a household image, if not a name.

Etienne has created a look which I at first wasn't very sure about, but the more I see it, the more I like it.

Am I jelous of his forthcoming fame, fortune and acclaim?
Too bloody right I am.

Now the other bit.

Scot will be Playboy TVs first juggling presenter. (Well that isn't exactly a serious prediction, but it certainly wouldn't surprise me and I certainly wouldn't bet against it.)

Hey guys when you're famous, remember me (but forget about all the arguing the toss and stuff eh?)
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Old 03-17-06, 01:50 AM   #2
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I bet you 500 quid against it.


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Old 03-17-06, 03:00 AM   #3
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Good Bet Etienne.
If he's right, you'll be able to afford it and if he's wrong, well hey, the 500 quid might be handy if it's worth anything in 10 years time.

I am assuming that this bet is now fully witnessed and franked.

Can you afford other bets, Jester? I'd be interested if you're prepared to pay.
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Old 03-17-06, 05:18 AM   #4
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I'll go the 500 against also.
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Old 03-17-06, 07:07 AM   #5
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What the hell, I want 500 of this action too.

That's 1,500 so far Jester.

Do you still want to play?
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Old 03-17-06, 04:21 PM   #6
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Okay, well lets do this with odds.

I'll stump 100 against your 500. Your offering me odds of 5 to 1 against Le Pire being impersonated on a major National TV Show.

By major National TV in the English speaking world, I mean USA, UK, Aus or Canada (how big is NZ? would you count that?)

In ten years 100 will be like 40 now, so you can go out and hit a bar with that quite comfortably.

The reason I thought of this? 10 years ago I bet that Dylan Moran would play a major role in a major movie. He was in Sean of the Dead and the guy I made the bet with just paid up. 50. He refused to accept TV as I did say "Movie" at the time.

I think that I am going to be spending your money in ten years time.

Do you accept?

If Ettiene becomes really well known, but nobody does a TV impression of him, then I lose the bet.
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Old 03-17-06, 04:33 PM   #7
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hey, can I bet in Pesos?
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Old 03-17-06, 04:45 PM   #8
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If there are less then 11 digits in the amount of pesos per pound I'll accept your bet.
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Old 03-17-06, 05:36 PM   #9
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wait. I'm confused. ...so, one peso is out of the question?

...this is too rich for my blood. I'm out.
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Old 03-17-06, 05:41 PM   #10
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Not good enough Jester. You didn't mention odds. You offered a straight up, even money bet but are now trying spin it round to an odds-on bet.

Sort of typical I suppose.
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Old 03-18-06, 12:59 AM   #11
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odds? wh-wh-wh-what? I'm not OTB and I'm certainly not a horse. C'mon Jester, a straight up bet of 500 that I don't amount to shit in 10 years... and I'll even up the ante. 1000 that I live a miserable and desparate life-- spending the latter years of my life alone and unloved. Just like my hero Gazzo.

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Old 03-18-06, 01:37 AM   #12
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Hey Etienne,
Never told you I love the Euphonium, lot's of octaves. The cornet is cool but I found the trumpet and french horn are way to hard to play while doing other stuff. The strap is almost a prop or tool of its own, hey.

Send me a video and one of your old suits. 500 quid is 500 quid after all.

PS Don't take it hang-gliding.
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odds? wh-wh-wh-what? I'm not OTB and I'm certainly not a horse. C'mon Jester, a straight up bet of 500 that I don't amount to shit in 10 years... and I'll even up the ante. 1000 that I live a miserable and desparate life-- spending the latter years of my life alone and unloved. Just like my hero Gazzo.

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"miserable and desperate" is too subjective to bet on.
that's just my two cents.

"alone and unloved" -- that's fine.

...oh yeah. Can I bet two cents?

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Old 03-18-06, 09:29 AM   #14
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Watch your cash, Rach, he's got a cool girlfriend; they're at it awhile now.
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Old 03-18-06, 10:39 AM   #15
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crap. can I pull out? I was just kidding. The Canadian dollar's up lately, and I don't have that kind of money.

My bookie, Frankie, is already threatening to bust my kneecaps for the time when I was 11 and bet that Hammer Pants would never catch on.

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Old 03-18-06, 01:06 PM   #16
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taxi, whaddaya doin?? I'm trying to make some sweet moolah here, cause this door to door thing with uncle rico is not going so well.

now if you'll excuse me I have to continue my training to be a cage fighter and chat with hot babes on the internet.

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Old 03-19-06, 03:36 PM   #17
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You're right, I offered a straight up bet. But I didn't say how much.

Clearly I am not in the league of you big boys when it comes to wagers.

I'm offering one straight 50 bet. Any takers?
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Old 03-20-06, 12:57 AM   #18
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50. You got it. And I'll take you to dinner and drinks all night at a good friend of mine's pub in Pagham (It's a pub, but the food is NOT pub food).

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Old 03-20-06, 05:44 AM   #19
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Okay. That sounds great. And if I lose I will reciprocate by buying you a meal.

To be honest, I really do hope its not ten years before I finally meet you. I don't think it''ll be as long as ten years before I win this bet either.
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Has anyone ever heard of a famous impressionist that has ever impersonated a circus/variety performer other than charlie chaplin or houdini ?
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