So is the Forum being kept alive, Bill payed, or is it due to shut down.
Posted 21 June 2018 - 09:02 AM
Kind of bummed out we Larry & I) no longer get to chat on the phone. He was a very complicate, smart individual, who had his ideas about everything. But always had a open mind to the point of listing to different opinions.
Larry was not the typical brain dead, liberal progressive.
Posted 26 June 2018 - 01:03 PM
I hope it stays. I think Andy / Demon Drew holds the power in his hands!
I wouldn't be averse to contributing to a small collection to keep Fast's work available.
On which subject, does anyone have copies of the Encyclopaedia of Pool or his books? I think I have a draft of The Mental Game part 1 of 2.
It would be good to restore the Encyclopaedia and maybe the books if it could all be collected.
Posted 26 June 2018 - 04:15 PM
Posted 30 June 2018 - 01:10 PM
The guy knew what he was talking about, and wasn't afraid to disagree head on with what he saw as wrong. It's part of what made him such a great teacher - the ability to cut through ###### - and obviously put some peoples' backs up too. Obviously the consistent effort to share his knowledge was huge too.
Politically I'm pretty liberal and found his position challenging a lot of the time, which I think is generally a good thing - our ideas should be challenged if they're to stay valid and if we're to grow.
The way he talked about race sometimes made me uncomfortable, and if I'm honest I have friends who would take a negative view about it, and probably judge me for not doing likewise. On the other hand, I saw him share his knowledge with Asian and black people as readily and in the same friendly way as with anyone else, so I think the truth is he used politically incorrect insults for his enemies, but wasn't racist. The friends I had in mind wouldn't accept that analysis, but I do think it's the truth.
Posted 07 July 2018 - 04:43 PM
Than he let you accept his ideas, or travel on your own path. He was not a big fans of many ideas you hear in and around most pool rooms, designed to let's say take advantage of need people who are not knowledgeable of old hustlers tricks.
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