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    Time to start ignoring the whack-a-moles

    Folks: Most may have on their mind the "red glow on the horizon" that appears to be certain posters -- many that had long bans in some cases -- that continue to tilt at the aiming systems windmill. Some folks -- like one that recently reappeared after a 2.5 year ban -- seem to be so fixated...
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    Rare AP footage of Willie Mosconi playing snooker

    Folks: While searching through the AP (Associated Press) archives for any news articles (as Lou Figueroa mentioned) with interviews of people who witnessed Mosconi's 526 in 1954, I stumbled across this footage. It is not attributed or attached to any particular news article that I can see...
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    Deletion of "John Schmidt Performance Enhancing Video" thread

    Yup, it seems to have disappeared. And rightfully so, too. The OP was just getting too "out there" with the charges and innuendos. That could've taken a completely different turn, too, if it'd been satire. Hoo-boy, that would've been brilliant to make fun of the 626 haters with a satirical...
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    Cornelius Dryfhout -- aka "Neil" here on AzB

    Folks: It is with a sad and heavy heart that I share this news that our long-time friend "Neil" here on AzB has passed on: http://stegengafuneralchapel.com/obituaries/Cornelius-Dryfhout/#!/Obituary Many folks here know Neil, have probably had lots of in-depth discussions (or arguments) with...
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    George A. Phillips (aka "nygeorge" on AzB) has passed on

    Folks: I don't come around to AZB anymore, but this is a special occasion. I'm thinking about my good buddy, George A. Phillips, who passed away recently after a long bout with cancer. George was an artist pool/billiards cue-maker, and a great one pocket player. He never failed to be there for...
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    Earl Strickland vs. Stephen Hendry (Chinese 8-ball)

    Folks: A great match between Earl and Stephen Hendry, in Chinese 8-ball. They're not playing their best and make some "human" mistakes; e.g. at one point Stephen nearly loses grip of his cue and misses as he's stretched over the table. Some missed shots in some frames, but it displays how...
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    Japanese Sashimono -- precision woodworking

    Happy Holidays, folks! Not necessarily about cuemaking, but I just stumbled on and watched this 30-min video about Japanese Sashimono -- precision woodworking that uses no nails or artificial fasteners -- and thought you folks would love it: http://youtube.com/embed/WxP5Cg51qNs Amazing...
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    "Tip talk" -- interesting exchange between Corey D. & Mike D.

    Folks: Just stumbled across this exchange between Corey Deuel and Mike Dechaine concerning what tip products they use: http://youtube.com/watch?v=s0jqC7_Cfqo#t=24m30s This link cheat will take you right to it (24:30) in the video. The players are mic'ed and off-screen, so you have to listen...
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    AZB'ers perception of skill "yardstick": bar table vs. 9-footer

    Found in another thread: Folks, not to single-out the author of the above text, but it is Exhibit A of something I've been scratching my head about. I'm curious what "bar table expertise" has anything to do with tourney competition on a big table? Especially when discussing tournaments held...
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    Happy 60th birthday to Efren Reyes!

    26 August 1954: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Efren_Reyes Happy 60th birthday, Bata! :thumbup2: -Sean
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    InsidePoolMag's gift to us: Darren Appleton's 200-and-out

    Folks: This looks like it's been out there since Darren's wedding day, and is a gift to us from the kind folks at InsidePoolMag! This is Darren's 200-and-out against Francisco Bustamante in the 2013 World 14.1 Tournament: https://youtube.com/watch?v=-T425-DvtWk Enjoy! P.S.: as described in...
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    InsidePoolMag's gift to us: Darren Appleton's 200-and-out

    Folks: This looks like it's been out there since Darren's wedding day, and is a gift to us from the kind folks at InsidePoolMag! This is Darren's 200-and-out against Francisco Bustamante in the 2013 World 14.1 Tournament: https://youtube.com/watch?v=-T425-DvtWk Enjoy! P.S.: as described in...
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    FYI for folks experiencing problems getting to AZB

    Folks: Just FYI, in case you might've experienced trouble getting to AZBilliards in any way/shape/fashion (whether that be from desktop, mobile, app, etc.), you might want to be aware that there's an issue that's known, but was not properly prepared for by hosting companies and Internet Service...
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    Gene "Iron" Mann: Unsung hero of World Tournament of 14.1

    Folks: I just wanted to take this opportunity to congratulate our own Gene Mann ("BayGene") on such a fine job he did "holding the fort" in the commentator's booth. I watched just about every streamed match, and was also physically there on the final day. I mean, really, he was there like...
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    What happened to duckie's "Fourth tip of aiming"?

    Aw shucks, folks, wha happen? While scrolling through the forum listing yesterday afternoon... I tawt I taw a putty tat! Oops, sorry about that -- too many cartoons in my youth. What I meant to say, was I thought I saw a fourth tip of aiming posted from duckie yesterday here, but when I...
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