English television has been full of snooker, a form of billiards, for weeks. I have tried in vain to understand this game. There are red balls and balls of various other colors. There is a man in white gloves who carefully replaces the other colored balls if you hit any of them into the pockets. If you hit in the red balls, they stay off.
A highlite came when one of the players hit the cue ball which bounced around the sides of the table and returned to its starting point without hitting anything. The audience gasped! This is apparently a major faux pas, worse than scratching.
I have no frame of reference, but the newspapers have all said it was the most boring final ever.
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