How we teach our weans to read in Glasgow.
Why would anyone throw out a perfectly good head like that?
On an unrelated note, has anyone seen Adam Buxton recently?
I hope they’re at the windows with binoculars a la James Stewart in Rear Window looking for someone dumping bin bags.
Scotland v England today.. always good to welcome our southern neighbours to our capital. Contrary to what David Cameron has said, none of my English-based cousins or friends have called encouraging me to vote no. Quite the opposite, they seem to welcome the idea of country where the PM actually has a mandate to govern. So will there be lots of pro-union chanting at the game today? Aye, right.
Come on, Scotland!
this is my 23,000th post
Reblog because I never ever expected to see this on tumblr.
Reblog because it’s Friday… and I’d like to know the answer to this.
The Old Glasgow Map has had a facelift!
You can check out the latest posts from the site and get a feel for how Glasgow has changed over the years just by clicking here.
Spoiler Alert: It’s changed a lot.
Undying gratitude, eh? That translates as a couple of pints in Blackfriars to me!
Using composite images from this website - http://casa.oobrien.com/booth/ - I compiled an image which shows the most affluent areas (dark green) to the areas that are most deprived (dark red). Yes, I realise that I could have sent this on to the department of No Shit, Sherlock for anyone that lives here, but still.
"Buckfast Tonic Wine - for your moments of peace and quiet."
Clearly they’d never been to Possilpark on a Friday night.
Other proposed rules include a ban on any unauthorised gathering of 20 or more people “which has not had the prior written consent of the Director” and a ban on playing or practicing “any organised sport”.
19 is fine… but 21, that’s clearly one person too many. What if one member of a group sees one of their friends and is talking to them? Do they all get asked to leave?
What if a family of 10 meet another couple of friends that are out with their families? Do they all have to leave? Or can they not sit together?
Does throwing a frisbee about count as a sport?
Operating a radio “or similar apparatus” and playing a musical instrument would also be disallowed under the new rules.
Well, great. No more playing an acoustic guitar in the park.
But the council insists a “common sense approach” would be used to apply the rules. A spokesman added that they are not intended to restrict use but to encourage people into the parks.
Ah yes, the infamous ‘common sense’ that Glasgow City Council have. Such as those times where you want to have a sneaky glass of wine in Kelvingrove Park in the summer but you have to hide it because it’ll get taken off you. Of course, in any other European country, a sociable drink in the park with a couple of friends doesn’t cause any issues. There are just people that spoil it, however, by acting like a dick and smashing bottles or having one too many sips of Buckfast.
So, what’s the verdict on these new plans? No gathering, no music, no sport, no effing fun. And this is meant to encourage people to come into the park?
These rules seem to be a bit of a grey area. Why not just have one rule. One simple rule: Don’t be a dick.
Edward Snowden makes a bid to to become the next rector at University of Glasgow. I, for one, hope that he gets it even if he can’t attend due to… well… political reasons. He’d still do a far better job in absentia than Ross Kemp ever did.
Excellent work, Jim!
Would you kindly draw me Cher riding on the back of the Duke of Wellington statue through Glasgow.
I’d greatly appreciate it. Thanks.
The Brooklyn Cafe in Shawlands is about to accept bitcoins as payment. How innovative, you may think.
Meanwhile, across the road, at a family run butcher, they can’t even spell the word sausage correctly.
This city shows that there are two sides to every (bit)coin…
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Scottish accent makes me happy inside.
I GOT THE JOB. I’M ABOUT TO CRY.
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