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07-31-2002, 07:39 AM
Easy ways to identify a Googan

1. A 4x8 case or bigger
2. You hear them say the words "titelist conversion"
3. They can't make a ball.
4. They have been to Pool School in Paradise
5. They have fireside chats about deflection
6. Their high run in 14.1 is 6 balls
7. They refer to filipino players by their nicknames (bata, django, etc.)
8. They ever posted or replied to a message titled "what cues do the pros use?"
9. They love "amazing ring work"
10. They own a Sardo rack.

Doctor_D
07-31-2002, 10:39 AM
Good afternoon:

You might want to add the fact that they have a Valet to carry the 4 x 8 case!

Dr. D.

Cueless Joey
07-31-2002, 12:53 PM
Somebody OWNS a Sourdough Rack?

Voodoo Daddy
07-31-2002, 05:56 PM
I own many 3x6 case's, so I'm under the Googan radar!! Too funny, ^5 Jason

Doctor_D
07-31-2002, 06:01 PM
Good evening:

Owning only Two (2) Cases, each a 2 x 4, I am glad to say that I am way way under the Googan Radar...

Dr. D.

07-31-2002, 08:05 PM
Okay, I'll bite. What the heck is a goog, googan, what's googanism?! I think I missed this one the first time around! /ccboard/images/icons/smile.gif
Confused but getting used to it....

Kato
07-31-2002, 09:39 PM
I own a 2 X 4 case but couldn't give anyone enough stategy and talk intellengently about cues to hit the screen.

Kato~~~thank God I'm not a Googan, I'm called enough mean names

08-01-2002, 07:56 AM
Lorri....

A googan is a person that is more concerned with equipment than playing well. These people believe that if they changed their cue from a meucci to a lambros that their game would go up 3 balls.

They are more concerned with what tip they use than whether they can make a ball, which they usually cannot.

Googans generally have a high run in straight pool of about 5-7 balls. They can't get out from the 6 in 9-ball. You might here them say "well on bar tables I use my lucasi, but on these tough 9-footers, I have to use my Richard chudy."

08-01-2002, 08:13 AM
I think the simplest definition of a googan is a person who owns and plays with more than one cue, so he can have totally disparate experiences of not getting out from the 7 ball.

LOL,
Steve

Wally_in_Cincy
08-01-2002, 11:30 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote: JasonG NYC:</font><hr> Easy ways to identify a Googan

1. A 4x8 case or bigger
2. You hear them say the words "titelist conversion"
3. They can't make a ball.
4. They have been to Pool School in Paradise
5. They have fireside chats about deflection
6. Their high run in 14.1 is 6 balls
7. They refer to filipino players by their nicknames (bata, django, etc.)
8. They ever posted or replied to a message titled "what cues do the pros use?"
9. They love "amazing ring work"
10. They own a Sardo rack. <hr></blockquote>

Sometimes I wish the fellers in my bar league were more "Googanish". If I mention "Straight Pool" they think I'm talking about "8-ball, barroom rules". They think a Cuetec is primo equipment because AF plays with one /ccboard/images/icons/tongue.gif.

Doctor_D
08-01-2002, 11:35 AM
Good afternoon:

Amen to that one !!!

Dr. D.

Cueless Joey
08-01-2002, 12:11 PM
Is a person who GRABS the chalk after he misses then starts chalking up while the other guy is waiting for it b/c there's only one chalk around a googan?
I think so.lol

08-01-2002, 12:34 PM
No, Im afraid not. Now.. if the person had a chalk HOLDER (magnetic) and did that, he would be a googan

Cueless Joey
08-01-2002, 12:40 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote: JasonG NYC:</font><hr> No, Im afraid not. Now.. if the person had a chalk HOLDER (magnetic) and did that, he would be a googan <hr></blockquote>........
Ahahahaha!!! I guess those pen with leather box chalk holder counts as googan tool too.

08-01-2002, 12:48 PM
Umm since I dont know what that is, then yes it must be a googan tool

Pizza Bob
08-01-2002, 01:49 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote: JasonG NYC:</font><hr> Easy ways to identify a Googan

1. A 4x8 case or bigger
2. You hear them say the words "titelist conversion"
3. They can't make a ball.
4. They have been to Pool School in Paradise
5. They have fireside chats about deflection
6. Their high run in 14.1 is 6 balls
7. They refer to filipino players by their nicknames (bata, django, etc.)
8. They ever posted or replied to a message titled "what cues do the pros use?"
9. They love "amazing ring work"
10. They own a Sardo rack. <hr></blockquote>

OK, OK, I can take a joke as well as the next guy, but you're hitting pretty close to home here.

1) No, 3 x 6 though - I really NEED all those cues...
2) Guilty, but at least I spell it right (Titlist) - you've just just described some kind of golf ball conversion
3) I have been known to make a ball occasionally
4) No, but if someone thinks this will help, who cares where it is?
5) Sure, I've talked about about deflection, but never fireside, I usually save those chats for pontificating on the foibles of mankind
6) Also been known to run more than 6 balls in 14.1
7) Not guilty, I have enough trouble with their given names. I know better than to try and tackle their nicknames.
8) Yes, I have - not because I think it has any relevance to how accomplished that person is or how well they shoot. It is just something that interests me. Hell, I figure you give any pro enough money and they'll learn to shoot with a broomstick, if that's what it takes.
9) Yes, I do. I think the cuemaker's art is amazing. Some of the work done by the likes of Thomas Wayne and Jim &amp; Dave at Samsara, among others is almost beyond the scope of human comprehension.
10) No, I don't, and the first person that dimples my table gets one of those cues with the amazing ringwork, unceremoniously placed where the sun don't shine and gets escorted to the door - enuff said!

So, all in all, better to be a Googan than an elitist snob who feels that real pool players have to conform to some pre-conceived notion.

All right, I know it was all tongue-in-cheek, but it seemed a bit devisive, and that's something we don't need. Now I'll lighten-up.

Adios,

Pizza Bob

08-01-2002, 03:16 PM
Pizza Bob.. Im happy to report that I have run your comments through the Googanizer, and you came up negative - not a googan. /ccboard/images/icons/smile.gif

J--

08-02-2002, 07:45 AM
If anyone else would like their answers run through the Googanizer 2000 (tm), please let me know.

Barbara
08-02-2002, 07:50 AM
ROTFLMAO!!!

You're too funny Jason!!

Barbara~~~Googan wannabe...

PQQLK9
08-02-2002, 08:10 AM
I think I have latent Googanest tendencies...I once took my copy of BD to the PH after getting my mail on the way out...(no one was insterested in looking at it)

08-02-2002, 08:17 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote: PQQLK9:</font><hr> I think I have latent Googanest tendencies...I once took my copy of BD to the PH after getting my mail on the way out...(no one was insterested in looking at it) <hr></blockquote>
Googanizer 2000 (tm) -- NEGATIVE -- NOT A GOOGAN

08-05-2002, 03:43 PM
You forgot:
- They say things like "You shoot a good stick", or "You're a good shot"
- They wear a magnetic chalk holder when they play
- They wear a glove when they play (excluding those professionals who are paid to wear them)
- Their favorite game is "Straight Eight, No Slop"
- They play with a Budweiser cue
- They wear "Stroker Gear" apparel
- They have a tattoo of a 9-ball (or any other ball, for that matter)

That's about all I have to add at the moment

08-05-2002, 03:46 PM
I want a second opinion.

08-05-2002, 03:50 PM
Sh*t! I just realized I may be a golf googan!

PQQLK9
08-05-2002, 04:13 PM
Googans will buy a special jacket as soon as he/she gets their first APA patch and wear it even in warm weather.../ccboard/images/icons/smile.gif

08-06-2002, 06:42 AM
You bring up an interesting point here that I have failed to heretofore address. There are different sub-types of googans.

I was recently referred to as a Stoogan because I talk about "Stroke" all the time.

Mr. Lipsky is a Koogan -- a knowledge googan.

Patrick is a Voogan -- A virtual pool googan...

The list goes on and on...

J--

08-06-2002, 06:56 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote: JasonG NYC:</font><hr> Mr. Lipsky is a Koogan -- a knowledge googan.<hr></blockquote>

Jason, we like to refer to ourselves as Knugans. "Koogan" has no panache.

Sheez...

- Steve

bluewolf
08-06-2002, 07:14 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote: Jimmy M.:</font><hr> You forgot:
- They say things like "You shoot a good stick", or "You're a good shot"
- They wear a magnetic chalk holder when they play
- They wear a glove when they play (excluding those professionals who are paid to wear them)
- Their favorite game is "Straight Eight, No Slop"
- They play with a Budweiser cue
- They wear "Stroker Gear" apparel
- They have a tattoo of a 9-ball (or any other ball, for that matter)

That's about all I have to add at the moment <hr></blockquote>

i have a cue holder in my bag
i used to use a glove when i played but i gave it up
i have a couple of pool shirts

does that make me one of these gloulies?

bluewolf

Fred Agnir
08-06-2002, 08:28 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote: JasonG NYC:</font><hr> Easy ways to identify a Googan

1. A 4x8 case or bigger
2. You hear them say the words "titelist conversion"
3. They can't make a ball.
4. They have been to Pool School in Paradise
5. They have fireside chats about deflection
6. Their high run in 14.1 is 6 balls
7. They refer to filipino players by their nicknames (bata, django, etc.)
8. They ever posted or replied to a message titled "what cues do the pros use?"
9. They love "amazing ring work"
10. They own a Sardo rack. <hr></blockquote>
I must be a Googan.

Fred &lt;~~~ loves amazing ring work

08-06-2002, 10:08 AM
All,

Steve Lipsky and I have had numerous people approach us and express fear of the slippery slope of Googanism. They fear that they will fall deeper and deeper into the depths of banal equipment obsession and terrible playing.

We feel for all the Googans out there. As a result, we will be holding a Googan's Anonymous meeting every Thursday at 6pm at the Amsterdam Billiards Club. Don't worry, you need not share you name, but we do request that you become familiar with the following 12-steps that we preach.

1. I must be willing to let go of my belief that amazing ring work and balance point perfection will NOT affect my game either positively or negatively

2. I must accept that pool rooms have chalk, and I do not need to bring my own.

3. I will acknowledge that Earl Strickland does not care about his shaft taper or finger release point.

4. I will discontinue any ongoing discussions, and refrain from any future talks about deflection, squirt, swerve, smear, smudge, yort, herde and berle.

5. I will carry at MOST one playing cue (extra shaft accepted) and one break cue. You should therefore have no need for a case larger than 2x4.

6. I will curtail any thoughts of the "hit" of a Szamboti vs. a Willie Hoppe Titlist.

7. Admit to yourself that you are a terrible player. Being honest with one's self is the major tenet of our program.

8. Put down the book about Diamond systems. NOW!

9. If you attend a WPBA event, you will refrain from clapping when a player makes a ball on the break.

10. You will never again have any one clean (googan) your shaft.

11. If you have any cueballs signed by pro players, discard them immediately.

12. Cue extenders are for Googans. Do not use them under any circumstances.

Now, we realize that some of these are quite harsh, and that it may be difficult to adhere to our doctrine completely. We do, however, feel confident that a clean break from googanistic behaviors is best for all.

We look forward to helping all those stricken with this terrible syndrome.

Sincerely Jason Good M.D and Steve Lipsky PhD

08-06-2002, 10:44 AM
All well and good, but will there be refreshments?
(Lorri is partial to coffee and chocolate mousse cake)

Vapros
08-06-2002, 11:28 AM
Cue extenders, my epiglottis!! Jason, you have left off preaching and gone to meddling. Cue extenders are not for Googans. They are for people like me, who regard bridges only as a means to traverse troubled waters.

Kato
08-06-2002, 11:53 AM
If I had any money I'd be a Googan. Since I'm poor I'm not. Guys that wear gloves and have those magnetic things make me cringe. I had a magnetic thingy but I threw away that belt clipper and just keep my 1 nice chalk in it for when I play tournaments. I also have a couple of "Dead Stroke" shirts. It doesn't make me a bad person. I never talk about swerve, stroke, poke, rings, blah, blah, blah. Hit the ball, put it in the hole, shoot the next ball. Pool, Kato's way.

Kato~~~a would be equipment freak