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Posted by: GG 31st Oct 2010, 05:53pm

Poor Glasgow! Only a few days after having to fight off claims by an English historian that the city is a "http://discuss.glasgowguide.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=19344", a questionable new survey, published in the Sunday Herald, has claimed that Glaswegians are the most miserable people in the UK.

The nationwide poll of 2000 people claims that Glaswegians mope around at the top of the league for winter blues, just ahead of the citizens of Newcastle and Sheffield.

Researchers point to the high rainfall in the west of Scotland, compared to the east, as one reason Glaswegians are more miserable; the same survey found Edinburgh to be one of the cheeriest places in the UK. Another factor apparently making Glaswegians more miserable is the lack of daylight during the winter months, compared to cities further south.

The organisers of the poll – the Canary Islands Tourist Board – suggested (competely objectively, of course) that the best way for Glaswegians to beat the winter blues was to jet off to a sunshine break ... preferably to the Canary Islands, perhaps?

A wee video to cheer you up ... or not! tongue.gif





GG.

Posted by: *Helpmaboab* 31st Oct 2010, 07:28pm

Whit??????????? I live in the South East of England and I often have to - nay, NEED to - escape to my hometown for a good laugh and some friendly people. The banter in Glasgow is second to none. I can have a good old friendly natter with anyone from the Southern General surgeon I had to see about my mother recently to the wee wumman standing at the bus stop outside. When I strike up a conversation with folk at a bus stop here they look at me as if I'm mad. My conversations with taxi drivers, shop assistants, waiters, etc. in Glasgow always make me laugh out loud!!!!
A load of tosh, this is!

Posted by: billtkd 31st Oct 2010, 07:44pm

What, the Glasgow that laughs at itself with 'Chewing the Fat' and 'Still Game'?

How does London see itself represented on TV? The gloomfest of Eastenders.

Posted by: Mervyn Drage 31st Oct 2010, 07:53pm

QUOTE (billtkd @ 31st Oct 2010, 07:30pm) *
What, the Glasgow that laughs at itself with 'Chewing the Fat' and 'Still Game'?

How does London see itself represented on TV? The gloomfest of Eastenders.

I like Glasgow and her people.

Like any big city in Britain, Glasgow has its fair share of social problems and poverty.

But the City is vibrant and exciting.

I agree, Eastenders portrays a false vision of working class life in London.

LETS BE CHEERFUL AND ACCENTUATE THE POSITIVE!

Posted by: Heather 31st Oct 2010, 08:17pm

Helpmaboab, I know what you mean about talking to people and getting no response.

One time in America my sister and her husband still had a few days to work before stopping for their holidays, so I was on my own.

I went out a walk one morning and when I passed anyone I smiled at them and said 'good morning', they looked at me as if I was daft. I got no response from anyone.

At least in Glasgow if you smile at someone, nine times out of ten they will smile back and pass a remark,' nice day, terrible day'.

Posted by: edwardo 31st Oct 2010, 08:25pm

Hi
I have been a Glasgow taxi driver for the last 35 years and I can honestly say that the Glasgow people are the salt of the earth I have had all sorts in the back of my cab and the working class are the best of the lot for example you will get a wee old wummin with her shopping and say the fare comes to 3.20 and they think nothing of giving you a fiver and telling you to keep the change sometimes you get the half boiled toffs to the west end or Bearsden and you get what we call in the trade a berry that means the bare meter and no tip.


Posted by: glasgow lass 31st Oct 2010, 08:36pm

There is no friendlier people in the wurld as Glasgow folk, there jist isn't. My furst time on a public bus after being away for yrs was such an exciting experience, only because of the great people at the bus stop who tryed to help me figure out the currency, I asked one person how much the bus fare was and within a minute six of them had their nose in ma purse trying to help me out, another time on the bus the driver said awk dont wurry hen aboot the money,,,,,jist sit doon! Now that sounds like my Glasgow, just love it ! laugh.gif laugh.gif

Posted by: Rob Rattray 31st Oct 2010, 08:37pm

Glaswegians moping? what trash! Then what else could one expect from folk whose land is named after 'DOGS'
Whats more, could never shut my grandfather up at times, and he was from Bridgeton!

Posted by: poet 31st Oct 2010, 09:00pm

Hi, all.

That's a load o' auld hoarsies' dung, if ye ask me!


Castle Rock was chosen centuries ago for a secure hilltop fort. Impregnable to attack and easy to defend with solid foundations. It was a fine and sunny June day. The lads were strolling on Princes Street Gardens with their wives. They had been warned not to give the ladies a showing up and to be on their best behaviour. They had crossed a small bridge and were walking along a pathway below the sheer face of the rock on which the Castle is built;

‘Look at the size o' yon rhubarb, Phemie, ye could make a load o' pies wi' yon,’ said Jessie.

‘A load o' pies, Jessie, a load o' pies, Jessie,’ said Phemie.

‘Loads o' auld hoarsies'’ dung, Jessie,’ said Josie.

‘You button yer lip, Josie,’ said Jessie.

The two happy couples sat down on a bench in the Gardens, people-watching and enjoying the sandwiches that Phemie had prepared, while gazing up at the magnificent Castle;

‘Josie, wis there a dungeon in the Castle, where they kept a' their prisoners?’ asked Francie.

‘Francie, knowing that ye would probably have a wee history question for me today, I have delved into my all-encompassing archives and have come up with the answer. Are you ready for your lesson, Francie?’ asked Josie.

‘Sure, Josie, sure, Josie,’ said Francie.

The Gardens were buzzing with people of all nationalities. Two little boys from one of the adjoining benches had heard Josie say that he was going to tell a story. A small crowd had gathered as Josie began;

‘The Scottish soadjers were haudin' a troop o' English soadjers captive. Employing them tae clean oot the hoarsies’ stables. The manure emanatin' frae yon big Clydesdales wis transported under cover o' darkness, because o' the smell, in a big wheel-barra' an' taken tae the Port o' Leith. It was put oan a boat tae be transported under its ain steam, to Dungkirk in France. The manure wis used tae grow yon enormous French runner-beans an' onions. It wis the joab o' two big burly Scots Guardsmen tae wheel the manure tae the docks at two o’clock every mornin'.

One o' the English soadjers decided tae try tae escape. He reckoned that if he could get tae Dungkirk, then he could easily get a ferry back hame tae Kent. He hid himself underneath the manure in the wheel-barra'. The Guardsmen came oot at two o’clock, they lit up a fag and then yin said tae the ither; 'feel the bliddy weight o' that barra', Jock. I don’t feel like wheelin' that load a' the way tae Leith. Let's dump it o'er the side.'
They baith grabbed a hold o' a shaft, took a runner at the battlements, an' tipped a' the dung o'er the wall.'

‘Is that a fact, Josie, is that a fact, Josie?’ asked Francie.

‘A brilliant idea, Josie, a brilliant idea, Josie,’ said Phemie.

‘That's a load o' auld hoarsies'’ dung, Josie, and you know it,’ said Jessie.

‘Well, if ye wid jist let me finish this history lesson. It's said that if ye come doon here at two o’clock every mornin', ye'll hear the rumblin' o' a wheel-barra' an' the sound o' an English soadjer screaming, … Oh no, shit,’ said Josie.

Catch you later, perhaps.

number1poetsbloggingagency.

Poet.

Posted by: Duettists 31st Oct 2010, 09:07pm

I've always found Glasgow to be the friendliest city on earth. I can't imagine who considers Glaswegians to be miserable and moping. They've always been friendly, helpful and humorous as far as I'm concerned.

Posted by: Rab 31st Oct 2010, 10:28pm

LOOKS AREN'T EVERYTHING!


DO YOU THINK THIS BLOBFISH CARES WHAT THE REST OF THE ANIMAL KINGDOM THINKS? WHY SHOULD WE? BECAUSE WE ARE THE PEOPLE!

Posted by: *CopperLamp* 31st Oct 2010, 10:31pm

Ive just come back after visiting home, and stayed in Inverclyde, But was in and out OF Glasgow central everyday, and what a great cheerful week it was, best Ive felt for couple years as ive had health problems and I went Deaf, But you know that week back home in glasgow.

WAS BEST PICK ME UP IVE HAD in years...

So those who did vote yes, I think tey probably have home problems haha I joke....But I dont know what your saying, must be individual thing..

And Copper Lamp is still standing, Just changed name to Tavern....

Well just my point of view..


Posted by: wee davy 31st Oct 2010, 10:38pm

QUOTE (edwardo @ 31st Oct 2010, 08:11pm) *
Hi
I have been a Glasgow taxi driver for the last 35 years and I sometimes get the half boiled toffs to the west end or Bearsden and you get what we call in the trade a berry that means the bare meter and no tip.


If ye get a fare frae MILL N GAVY or back, dy'e no get a PG Tip? (Wan ai davy's quickie true stories here - Mr Tommy Cooper allegedly used tae gie taxi drivers a T bag wherever he went - oot ai his tap pocket) laugh.gif Just like that!

Posted by: Dunvegan 1st Nov 2010, 12:32am

Coming from the part of Govan I was brought up in I can honestly say that the third world conditions I endured would would have made the angels in Paradise {not Parkhied you idiot} miserable. However the humour of the Glaswegians was second to none. I recall at age 9 in Dunvegan st. discussing with Jackie Patterson what we would do if we had a millyin pounds. "I'd buy 240 millyin penny carmels" said Jackie. Demonstrating his ability with pre decimal mathematics as well as typical Glasgow humour. No the conditions were hard and often miserable but we rose above that. No we soared above that.

My father, he was thinking of the time the famous Arthur Askey was booed of the stage at the Metropole, always said to make an Englishman laugh all you had to do was dress up as a woman. To make a Glaswegian laugh, you had to be good as everyone was a natural comedian. And to be a natural comedian being miserable just doesn't add up. Who listens to the English any way? That is a symptom of infectious terminal misery creeping into the lives of nominaly well adjusted Glasgow heid cases.

Posted by: ginaburton 1st Nov 2010, 01:06am

Glasgow people miserable and cheerless????? What a load of old keech!!

When I read that Edinburgh was considered as "one of the cheeriest places in the UK" I realised that they must have asked 2000 people in Edinburgh City Chambers.

Posted by: Gallowgategirl 1st Nov 2010, 01:50am

biggrin.gif You just have to read the answers here to know that The Canary Islands is away wae the Canarys!! Glasgow humour is second to none and we laugh in the face of adversity.Like the saying Glasgow IS miles Better! biggrin.gif

Posted by: Guest 1st Nov 2010, 03:23am

And what would my half-german, half-glaswegian son say to this -
DUMMKOPF say in Germany. No Translation needed (hopefully)e gets into Glasgow Airport Terminal his heart just opens up, and he loves the patter. Everone is so friendly, ready for a blether or the quip Big Man (he`s 2.2 metres tall - well over 6 feet tall).

Tell all these no-nos to go an beil thir heid and eat a canary!!!

AWRA BEST fur Glesca!!

KatPat.

Posted by: Pamela 1st Nov 2010, 07:35am

I think Glasgow people are very warm and very funny with a great sense of humour....I have lived abroad most of my life and always enjoy meeting Glasgow people, and come to Glasgow to visit family and friends whenever I can... they are the salt of the earth..

Posted by: tombro 1st Nov 2010, 09:02am

I haven't seen Glasgow in fifty years come December but, since joining this forum, I'd like to say thank you to all of the wonderful Glaswegians who have shared their lives with me !

I've been rediscovering my Glasgow roots from the other side of the world and the people on this forum, and other forums, have been so helpful !

Sure, people will try to put us Glaswegians down but we're strong, we're honest and we couldn't really give a thit about what others think.

For, we arra people !

Tombro tongue.gif tongue.gif

Posted by: Old Sailor 1st Nov 2010, 09:16am

I left Glasgow over sixty years ago after serving four years in the Navy and three memorable years at Glasgow University and I am fortunate for my good health at eighty-six which allowed me to visit again earlier this year as I have many times before. Glasgow is the friendliest place on earth. With my Canadian wife we travel to many places and I can also speak for her, who doesn't understand "the patter" all the time but can certainly smile at the body language. Although I am always happy to be back I am also saddened by the fact that fewer and fewer of my family and friends are there to greet me so it's nice to be surrounded by happy and humourous Glaswegions. God willing I'll be back!

Posted by: *greta* 1st Nov 2010, 09:30am

I think my old home town of Glasgow is the friendliest place on earth. And as for the east west bit with Edinburgh, I will tell you a wee story about my youth. When I lived in Glasgow as a youngster, my dad used to buy old cars every summer to go on holiday with and sell them at the end of summer( usually for a profit). They were always breaking down usually with the 4 of us in the car. I remember breaking down in Glasgow and my Mum out pushing to try and get it going, she didnt push long when a bunch of Glasgow boys came round the corner, put her in the car and pushed us till she started ( quite a distance). The same thing happened in Edinburgh, and this group of men just walked on by. Glaswegians are the salt of the earth. Loved seeing Ricky again, hes such a miss at new years.

Posted by: Melody 1st Nov 2010, 10:05am

Imagine anybody saying that we're miserable. Only on every third Monday if it's bucketin' doon and ye canni see where yer gaun for the rain. laugh.gif Naw we're no miserable, we canny afford tae be we have to keep cheery, ah mean that's whit keeps us gaun. laugh.gif

Posted by: Lennox 1st Nov 2010, 11:11am

I am stitting here laughing ath this daft claim, It would be my guess the people who were asked have never lived/been in Glasgow.
One thing for sure us Glasgow folk have and that is a great sense of humor.. biggrin.gif , If You look on this board , there still over 7,000 members who still call it home and I doubt if it was that bad it would still be home.

Posted by: TeeHeeHee 1st Nov 2010, 12:31pm

I took Mary over to England from here by car and she quickly hated it ... culture shock, After a week of Lincolnshire and Blackpool visitin' my kids on both coasts we left for Scotland. On arrival in Glasgow I pulled up outside one of Glasgow's finest hotels to make up for her bad time in England but she wouldn't get out of the car. Judging by the size of the windows, the rooms would be high-ceilinged and she didn't want that. At the end we went to the airport and were bookin' into the Trust House Forte out there and she's tellin' me nothing over the third floor (she doesn't like heights) suite of rooms (she is claustrophobic) and access to the stairs (frightened of gettin' trapped in lifts) and I'm repeatin' this to the well presented gentleman on the reception who's welcoming smile is ready to crack into a laugh at any minute and the girl behind him has discretely turned her back.
"Why are they laughing?"
"Because they're Glaswegiens".
When we were leaving to drive back home, the guy on reception came round from his side of the desk and put his arms around Mary saying, "Haste ye back".
Glaswegiens won the right to be miserable but it's no' in their nature. When I broke my hip early on this year I'm being whisked into the hospital in the back of an ambulance and between bouts of pain I'm laughin' ma hied aff wi' a German paramedic who just wants to talk about his time in Glasgow.
We were still laughin together as I was being wheeled into ER with everyone lookin' on baffled as I was still givin' it aaahs and ouches in between.
Away 'n bile yer heid's definitely the right response to the above claim. Anyone who knows us knows what we're like.

Posted by: carsy1407 1st Nov 2010, 12:35pm

Went to a concert in Edinburgh about five years ago.........a superb girl called Kate Rusby with her exiting band containing John McCusker. The audience reaction to this superb vibrant music was bloody miserable.........
Spoke to a friend from Glasgow the following day and told him about the staid response. His reaction :
"There's mair fun at a Glesga stabbing than at an Edinburgh weddin".......

Kind of says it all I guess !!

Posted by: ladihelen 1st Nov 2010, 01:44pm

A Glaswegian by adoption I wasn't born there but love the place . I was homesick whenever away from the dear green place and NOW I can't visit as housebound in the sticks

Never missed a chance to chat at bus stops, wherever and the laughs we had are never to be forgotten. The Glasgow Taxi cab drivers are legion as I had to use them often and the help and care and pure goodness of heart should earn each and every one a medal .

I have gone OFF soothmoothers as they just don't understand what it is they are missing.

One elderly nurse asked me "How can you be so cheerful in this condition?" I replied without thinking "Its a birth defect ...don't worry about it " Her face was a picture.

Posted by: auldbutcher 1st Nov 2010, 02:06pm

Who are the people who come oot wie this **** the same bampots that say that skinny girl cole is a singer an an national treasure jasus when i heard that wan i thought thank jasus ahm a jock.

A scottish female national treasure Margo Mcdonald ,anywies back on thread we glaswegians are noted world wide fer oor patter ,you ever sit in a boozer wie 5 or 6 butchers or shipyard workers givin oot wie the patter trust me you better hiv yer nappy on or yer gonna end up floating oot the door tongue.gif a close second tae us are the scouse who are the funniest guys ah ever sodgered wie.

These claims always originate in engurland that second class nation who had the good fortune tae live near us, crap like this and the other claim about the tight Scot iwies get's my back up ,embra where a smile is as hard tae find as a good word aboot glegsga aff any o the queer hawks who inhabit this dismal dreech soul less chantypot o a city wink.gif believe me i know whit ahm talkin aboot ,wan september week end mah darlin sweet talked me intae spending a day there ,honest tae jasus a spent a better night wie bread an water an listenin tae a leonard cohen lp on the turntable.

Some clown rates them above us in this census which ses it aw aboot it ,loonies ,asylum troops lmao.

Posted by: auldbutcher 1st Nov 2010, 02:12pm

Oops ah wisnae born in glesga worse luck but came here as a young 7 year auld heilan laddy bein born on a wee isle called Luing, on the west coast but when i was asked at any time where ye fae jock ad say glesga man proud as a bluddy peacock.

Posted by: *Catarina* 1st Nov 2010, 06:04pm

If there is anything I have always missed during my living in Canada since 1953, is the Glasgow wit and humour....It still exists, much to my enjoyment on trips back to my beloved Glasgow. And you dont get
humour and wit frae a grumpy soul.

Posted by: eddie mccallum 1st Nov 2010, 06:23pm

i have lived in england for 35 years but i try to get back up as often as the wife allows !

in fact me and the missus have just returned from a weekend in glasgow to see the old firm game.

i defy anyone to look down buchanan street on a saturday afternoon and not be impressed.

my english pals have been to glasgow with me several times and they love it. we are planning a weekend in december. in the city in england where i live, i personally would stay in for a month just to save enough money for a single night in glasgow.

Posted by: Jupiter 1st Nov 2010, 07:18pm

Auldbutcher,would that be the land of the Heederum hadderrum ho?

Posted by: auldbutcher 1st Nov 2010, 07:26pm

Whit wacko.gif blink.gif

Posted by: Jupiter 1st Nov 2010, 07:48pm

Its the title of a song by the late Duncan Macrae and Roddy McMillan extolling the virtues of living in the western isles as they travelled on their puffer,"The Vital Spark".

Posted by: GG 1st Nov 2010, 08:14pm

Just found the full survey results:

sad.gif Most miserable cities:

1. Glasgow
2. Newcastle
3. Sheffield
4. Cardiff
5. London

smile.gif Least miserable cities:

1. Southampton
2. Nottingham
3. Edinburgh
4. Liverpool
5. Leeds

The survey also concluded that 66% of Brits will be depressed today as it is officially the most miserable day of the year, with the clocks going back and the darker nights setting in.

GG.

Posted by: ashfield 1st Nov 2010, 08:21pm

Och, ah was ok tae a read this, now ah'm depressed laugh.gif

I nearly had a "canary" when I read the findings of the survey. I went to Tenerife for a weeks holiday once and had gastroenteritis for 5 days, now that was miserable rolleyes.gif

Posted by: auldbutcher 1st Nov 2010, 08:45pm

Hi gg ad think if the survey asked a few mair pertinent questions they wid find that 99% o the population are depressed every day that god sends since the tory's took ower. mad.gif

Hi jupiter weel ahl tell you sumpkin i'm a proud heilin laddie proud o my roots proud o my clan the land o the heedrum whitever you call it, naw the part o the land that spawned men, fightin men ,the salt o the bluddy earth ,men who stood up tae english tyranny fer centures men that gied the bluddy english army its back bone ,when asked if his heilin regiment wid hode at Balaclava Sir Colin Campbell answered wie ah sneer on his lips ,they then proceeded tae halt a cossack charge oot in the open staunin three deep nae breastworks just pure scottish tenacity an had tae be called back as they snarled like wolves as they chased efter the retreating cossacks ,on that same day three hunner scots grays o the heavy brigade annihilated a brigade o cossacks three or four itmes there number.

Posted by: Mathieson 1st Nov 2010, 10:11pm

QUOTE (GG @ 1st Nov 2010, 09:00pm) *
Just found the full survey results:

sad.gif Most miserable cities:

1. Glasgow
2. Newcastle
3. Sheffield
4. Cardiff
5. London

smile.gif Least miserable cities:

1. Southampton
2. Nottingham
3. Edinburgh
4. Liverpool
5. Leeds

The survey also concluded that 66% of Brits will be depressed today as it is officially the most miserable day of the year, with the clocks going back and the darker nights setting in.

GG.

They must be kidding! There's an old saying that Glasgow funerals are more fun than Edinburgh weddings. Having been to several of both I can confirm it's 100% true.

Posted by: Rab 1st Nov 2010, 10:39pm

Some more of them miserable Glaswegians http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNHLO6krOdY Just look at their sad, humourless and miserable faces.

Posted by: wombat 1st Nov 2010, 11:29pm


too much firewater's the problem UGH!


 

Posted by: wellfield 2nd Nov 2010, 05:01am

Ah' think I've been away too long!..when they say 'miserable' what do they mean? ...cheap, tight,dull,dank,or the city and its people in general???

Posted by: Melody 2nd Nov 2010, 07:56am

Goodness knows Wellfield, it's a lot of nonsense. We're always up for a laugh or a song. smile.gif

Posted by: auldbutcher 2nd Nov 2010, 12:33pm

Yep melody yer right'' ahm naebuudy's chilell ahm nae buddys s chile like a floor ahm just growin wildeeee '' haw where is youse aw goin ahm no finished yet hic'' laugh.gif laugh.gif

Posted by: eyebright 2nd Nov 2010, 12:50pm

Oh Daneee buoy, the pipes, the pipes is caaaaullin, fae glen tae glen an doon the mountinside...........

Ye know, stop for a wee min, think of the feelin ye git when you read the Glesca accent.........can ye still feel that fun, laughter, cheek and belonging running through yer veins? Miserable my a**e it's delightful.............

Posted by: auldbutcher 2nd Nov 2010, 01:02pm

this guy jupiter an me have a lot o disputes me i like him as an auld nut job i now realise whit him an his polis amigo's went through tae keep the rest o us safe ,tell u what if i had my life tae live ower ad be a polis masel an a swear god,god help you wee fannies that masquerade as hard men, me ah members bein taken intae a close in govan an given a wee touch up shall we say came oot mah e oops back sore but smiled tae mah mates but inside ah thought better tone it doon abit you rascal you an that mah freens is whit is missing noo in oor society short sharp lesson scumbags who assault an terrorise oaps wid hae been given a wee bit o come uppance ,noo adays its there plasma screen tellys an damn playstations haw jupe mah man yer ace

Posted by: nippynell 2nd Nov 2010, 01:39pm

Hear we go! it must really hurt to be that jealous of us "Glasgow Folk " Billy Connolly must be " howlin " no how he's so cheerless!!! LOL... the Glasgow Humour is known Worldwide where do these " Dumplins" come from??? think we all know the answer to that one! rolleyes.gif

Posted by: auldbutcher 2nd Nov 2010, 01:48pm

Nippy nell Nippy nell if ah gied ye a kiss wid u be mah gel laugh.gif ,stiff me bridie darlin ah wis only kiddin honest injun, whit nae whusky in mah water the night,am as pure as the driven snow honest darlin rolleyes.gif

Posted by: Jupiter 2nd Nov 2010, 01:59pm

AB,you forgot to add that you would have been a Glasgow Miles more miserable polis.Keep on the topic babe!
Joop. rolleyes.gif

Posted by: auldbutcher 2nd Nov 2010, 05:40pm

The auld time polis that offered you a square go, yep there wis many o them that went man tae man wie the so called hard men in a close 9 times oota 10 the good guy won .

Glesga tae me is a fun city know a funny fing the auld guys like me an mah china's are master o the wan lib patter is majik.

Posted by: *george* 3rd Nov 2010, 01:06am

Glasgow has the shortest life expectancy, highest unemployment, worst drugs problems, worst schools, gangs, poor housing, most benefit claimants, most overweight, etc, etc. This place is the biggest dump on earth and some people still say "Glasgow's miles better"??? Not for Glaswegians it's not!!!

Posted by: eyebright 3rd Nov 2010, 10:04am

Ye know whit George, that's whit makes Glasgow so good...........the wee folk that sit back and watch it all happen in front o their eyes, sigh at the shame of the world, realise they are powerless to control it...............and burst oot laffing as only a Glaswegian can in the face of reality.

Posted by: benny 3rd Nov 2010, 10:08am

QUOTE (*george* @ 3rd Nov 2010, 01:52am) *
Glasgow has the shortest life expectancy, highest unemployment, worst drugs problems, worst schools, gangs, poor housing, most benefit claimants, most overweight, etc, etc. This place is the biggest dump on earth. . . .

Aye, but apart frae that, it's idyllic. biggrin.gif

Posted by: ashfield 3rd Nov 2010, 10:13am

Yir no fae Embra, urr yi' George laugh.gif

Posted by: wellfield 3rd Nov 2010, 08:27pm

QUOTE (*george* @ 2nd Nov 2010, 05:52pm) *
Glasgow has the shortest life expectancy, highest unemployment, worst drugs problems, worst schools, gangs, poor housing, most benefit claimants, most overweight, etc, etc. This place is the biggest dump on earth and some people still say "Glasgow's miles better"??? Not for Glaswegians it's not!!!

Och' Aye' George..but it gees' ye' sumit' tae talk aboot!.......such as...Och' wid' ye' credit that eh'

Posted by: TeeHeeHee 3rd Nov 2010, 11:00pm

laugh.gif Ah Wellfield, wull yea stoap laugh.gif

Posted by: Scotsman 4th Nov 2010, 02:59pm

I was doon the toon today and I have to admit that the city centre is lacking the pizazz (is that how you spell it) of years gone by, it kind of left me feeling a bit deflated especially with all the pound shops and beggars. And the weather of course.

I must admit that a wee week in Tenerife would give me a bit of a boost for Christmas.... is there any freebies going??? smile.gif

Posted by: Jupiter 4th Nov 2010, 05:45pm

Scotsman,I think I know what you mean regarding the city centre.The word I use to describe it is skanky.Skanky shops have replaced the great .stores of yesteryear and I too get hacked off when I see zombies sitting staring into space with a polystyrene cup and trying to dodge Big Issues getting rammed down my throat.I think the city centre lost it when all the great streets were pedestrianised.After that it lost the pezaz as you say.

Posted by: Rab 4th Nov 2010, 08:03pm

Joop/Scotsman; Exactly. I live doon here in the so-called prosperous south-east. There are some very lovely ancient towns like the one I visited today which have been spoiled by 'skankyness'. Same crappy kebab-shops, chain-stores, Big Issue beggars(+ dog) as you have in Glasgow. How the planners allowed some ancient Elizabethan buildings to be fronted by these garish plastic shop-fronts and crass advertising hoardings makes me despair. I saw 3 charity shops and a '99P Everything' shop under an elegant 14th C facade that must make tourists wince. I mean, how can you take a holiday snap of that?

Posted by: auldbutcher 5th Nov 2010, 05:32pm

Glasgow has the shortest life expectancy,....weel george the embra refugee,with life unner the tory government bein the forecast fer the next decade i wid expect a housin boom ,glesga hoose owners you got ah bonanza comin yer wey ,i suspect many citizens fae the maist dismal city ah ever set foot in the so called capital o scotland will be uppin stakes an headin oor wey.

They are very easy tae distinguish they talk in a funny kind o secondclass english not unlike a member o the royal family wie a hare lip. wink.gif

Posted by: Tommy Kennedy 8th Nov 2010, 04:20pm

4 years ago I re-visited Glasgow after an absence of some decades. I was pleasantly surprised...nay, astounded by the brightness of it. As for beggars I’ve seen more in Chester city centre than I came across in Glasgow.
City centre bars/restaurants could compete with anything London’s West-end has to offer.
I would certainly say the Glasgow of my childhood WAS a miserable city, but that can be said of all the U.K.s inner cities pre war.
As for the ‘Great stores of yesteryear’ in town centre – much good they were for the Glaswegian tenement dwellers who said: ‘These shops aren’t for the likes of us’
I travelled around all areas of my childhood, just going by instinct, being in the area yet not believing I WAS in the area – changes were so dramatic- like being in the Garangard; stopping someone while pouring with rain: ‘Excuse, me I’m trying to find the Garangard’
‘You’re in the Garangard, where you looking for’
‘Sandmill St.’
‘I’ll tell ye’
‘Sorry to stop you in the rain’
‘Nae worries – nae worries’
Similar when in Main ST Bridgeton – but not believing it – always ‘nae worries’ and a friendly face.
Glaswegians cheerfulness/friendliness is renowned the world over as is their sense of humour.
Just look at some of the wit of posters on here like Glasgow Lass/Benny/Auld butcher – well ok Benny & auldbutch are nutters tongue.gif .
Yes, I agree with auld butch, the Scousers, have a similar sense of humour and friendliness of Glaswegians but the nearest I’ve come across to Glaswegian friendliness/humour is the natives of Brooklyn, NY and oddly enough the Berliners

Posted by: Jupiter 8th Nov 2010, 04:25pm

Tommy you missed me out?Ich bin ein Glaswegian,auch.

Posted by: auldbutcher 8th Nov 2010, 08:00pm

Jasus jupe is a comedian ever listen tae him trying tae sell the tory party tae aw an sundry ,even gets his days mixed up spins they wee storys on every day but ah sundry ,apologize tae the man tommy . wacko.gif blink.gif

Ich bin gonna lie doon in a dark room noo, achweedursen, its a wee toon in Bavaria rumour ses it wis where hitler wis conceived his mama wis on a wild night oot drinkin like a fish an her knicker elastic schnapped .

Jasus its the guys in the white coats by fer noo lmao

Posted by: Rab 8th Nov 2010, 08:11pm

QUOTE (auldbutcher @ 8th Nov 2010, 08:46pm) *
Jasus jupe is a comedian ever listen tae him trying tae sell the tory party tae aw an sundry ,even gets his days mixed up spins they wee storys on every day but ah sundry ,apologize tae the man tommy .

Ich bin gonna lie doon in a dark room noo, achweedursen, its a wee toon in Bavaria rumour ses it wis where hitler wis conceived his mama wis on a wild night oot drinkin like a fish an her knicker elastic schnapped .

Jasus its the guys in the white coats by fer noo lmao


laugh.gif AB I think all them years of shovelling tripe has got to you! laugh.gif

Posted by: TeeHeeHee 8th Nov 2010, 11:17pm

QUOTE (auldbutcher @ 8th Nov 2010, 07:46pm) *
Ich bin gonna lie doon in a dark room noo, achweedursen,

Sound move auld yin tongue.gif biggrin.gif

Posted by: wombat 8th Nov 2010, 11:33pm

QUOTE (Rab @ 8th Nov 2010, 08:57pm) *
AB I think all them years of shovelling tripe has got to you!

tried tripe fer the furst time a few yrs ago,cooked by a chef annaw that herbs etc,thought it had the texture of wee wan inch skwerrs of short pile axminster carpet in a white sauce tongue.gif


Posted by: Tommy Kennedy 9th Nov 2010, 12:45am

Butch, Jupiter is non politcal, he never votes - he's told us several times he doesn't support any political party rolleyes.gif

Posted by: auldbutcher 9th Nov 2010, 09:19am

Mornin all yep i know tommy just some times ah get a wee bit suspicious ,tripe noo there sumpkin ah know a lot aboot, me i hate the stuff, but wan night i got pissed while working in glesga's meat market many years ago in a pub they called THE Spaniard noo they did wee white bowl's o tripe an onion's anywies late on that night i decided i'd hae a bowl.

Followin day i goes in fer my usual couple o glass a black label at my dinner break an asks fer a bowl o tripe an onions took wan spoonfull an nearly brought my black labels back up funny thing too much drink innit makes the world seem a better place ,makes ugly wimmin look seductive, an makes tripe taste like rib eye steak.

Noo my wee wife loves tripe an am a shark at makin it bile fer hauf an oor chinge the water bring tae boil an then simmer till nice an tender add onions cook another ten mins till onions soft drain in sieve put back in pot add milk and thicken wie cornflour add a table spoon o finely chopped parsley leave fer a few mins then serve .

Trouble is theres no many butchers who sells it noo some times i go tae Gillespies at anniesland cross tae get it its a long way awie but it keeps mah darlin happy so why not .

Posted by: bilbo.s 9th Nov 2010, 09:30am

I used to see tripe in the butcher´s window and was disgusted, as it looked like a pile of dirty washing to me. The idea of tripe and onions has never appealed to me.

However, here in Spain it is called "callos" and is cut up into small pieces and cooked ina rich tomato sauce with chickpeas. This is delicious but I would never have tried it, had I known what it was.

Posted by: benny 9th Nov 2010, 10:54am

Ah always liked the smell and even the taste o tripe, but ah couldnae eat it. Ah wis always feart ah wis gonnae choke on it, wi it bein so slippery. That wis the auld tripe they sold years ago - the tripe the butcher sells noo - if ye can find it - disnae seem tae be the same. Mebbe it's because it's been cleaned up merr.

Posted by: Rab 9th Nov 2010, 07:08pm

In my years of butchering, tripe was the one thing I hated working with. I even hated selling it! Uncooked tripe has the look of used floorcloths and smells like them - and probably tastes like them too! I am amazed that people enjoy eating it. Yechhh!

PS. Sorry to have led us OT!

Posted by: wee davy 9th Nov 2010, 07:33pm

Ah hope yoos yins huv no been tryin tae huv a laugh in here, noo?

We dont waant anybody gettin the rang idea aboot us!

Thx for the Dotty Paul link Rab - was fascinated by her making her fag last as long as it did! Now thats whit ye CALL talent!

Posted by: Jupiter 9th Nov 2010, 08:02pm

AB remind me where and when Im getting mixed up will you.Im scratching my head, totally bemused by some of the stuff your putting on here.Give us a break.

.....and start writing some sense.

Posted by: auldbutcher 9th Nov 2010, 10:23pm

Jupe are you listening wan an wan is two, free an free is go intae a super market grab yer goods leg it no recomended fer ower 70's how dae i know don't ask biggrin.gif

Yer getting aw wet its raining , yer walkin aboot in the noddy.

Yer feelin flushed an feverish, yer hoose is on fire bale oot quick.

Darlin walks up tae you an se's hullo handsome ,yer hivin a wet dream, or she shudda went tae specsavers.

Think am gonna vote labour, yer hivin a nightmare .

Say ter yer sell i luv butch an tommy, ach you know it makes sense

Posted by: Jupiter 9th Nov 2010, 10:48pm

AB what alternative medication are you on? Is it leafy or in a lump? You are definately on something.Or have you been at the Red Bull again.

Posted by: auldbutcher 9th Nov 2010, 11:01pm

jupe you got a sense o humour on par wie thatchers slow ,dull ,an negative me i like a laff . tongue.gif

Posted by: wombat 9th Nov 2010, 11:05pm

got a problem wie sumwan being happy have yie?


 

Posted by: Jupiter 9th Nov 2010, 11:17pm

AB,I keep a pail next to me for everytime I read your posts.Laugh?My ribs are sore.

Posted by: TeeHeeHee 9th Nov 2010, 11:22pm

WOMBAT: Any pal o' Homer is a pal o' mine tongue.gif laugh.gif

Posted by: wombat 9th Nov 2010, 11:30pm

Ha!Ha! tee hee mine too.

annuther auld fotie fae yrs ago taken aff a fotie biggrin.gif


 

Posted by: TeeHeeHee 10th Nov 2010, 12:30am

laugh.gif And an English historian thinks Glaswegians are miserable

Eh, How high is that fence; if you know what A mean? laugh.gif

Posted by: wombat 10th Nov 2010, 07:20am

eight foot Tee Hee cool.gif

Posted by: *Chic* 10th Nov 2010, 08:25am

I dont think its fair to make out that Glaswegians are miserable.... after all we have or had some great comedians.... Stanley Baxter, Frank Boyle, Billy Connolly, Craig Ferguson, Gregor Fisher, Rikki Fulton, Lex Mclean, Jack Milroy, Tommy Morgan, Chick Murray, Jerry Sadowitz, Elaine C Smith.... not to mention Francie n Josie and the cast of Still Game!!!! laugh.gif

Can anyone add any more????

Posted by: eyebright 10th Nov 2010, 08:47am

How about Dorothy Paul

Posted by: Tommy Kennedy 10th Nov 2010, 10:31am

QUOTE (*Chic* @ 10th Nov 2010, 09:11am) *
I dont think its fair to make out that Glaswegians are miserable.... after all we have or had some great comedians.... Stanley Baxter, Frank Boyle, Billy Connolly, Craig Ferguson, Gregor Fisher, Rikki Fulton, Lex Mclean, Jack Milroy, Tommy Morgan, Chick Murray, Jerry Sadowitz, Elaine C Smith.... not to mention Francie n Josie and the cast of Still Game!!!! laugh.gif

Can anyone add any more????



Yes, auldbutch and Benny tongue.gif

Posted by: benny 10th Nov 2010, 11:25am

Ah don't know aboot bein a comedian, Tommy, but ah'm certainly regarded by many as a wit. Usually, "Wit's he F*$!in talkin aboot?" biggrin.gif

Posted by: wee davy 10th Nov 2010, 11:35am

I think more than a few of us kin relate tae that, benny laugh.gif

Posted by: Tommy Kennedy 10th Nov 2010, 01:40pm

QUOTE (benny @ 10th Nov 2010, 12:11pm) *
Ah don't know aboot bein a comedian, Tommy, but ah'm certainly regarded by many as a wit. Usually, "Wit's he F*$!in talkin aboot?" biggrin.gif


I was thinking 'half wit' but didn't want to be unkind to you tongue.gif

Posted by: johnibod 10th Nov 2010, 02:46pm

Glasgow isnt miserable, though its hard not to be in these economic times.

johnibod.

Posted by: benny 10th Nov 2010, 06:07pm

Ah hear you're bein called in the Tommy Sheridan trial, auldyin - as a witless fur the prosecution. biggrin.gif

Posted by: Jupiter 10th Nov 2010, 07:37pm

I dont want to prejudge however by reading the reports it appears the prosecution have a surfeit of credible witnesses.I wonder who will be Glasgows most miserable when this trial concludes?

Posted by: proudmaryhiller 10th Nov 2010, 09:26pm

I love the city I was born and bred in and I find nothing miserable about it.

Eyebright, Ditto! I luv Dorothy Paul she is a very nice lady, I'd like to repeat a wee story I told on here a while back, we were shopping in Byres Road and Dorothy came out of a shop and said what a lovely child you have there (my nephew) she went back into the shop and gave him a Milky Bar, she is a very down to earth lady.

As for Elaine C Smith she is not a Glaswegian she's from Motherwell and I don't really find her that funny dry.gif and Una Maclean who I always thought was a glaswegian is from out that way too sad.gif

Why does Gail Sheridan wear sunglasses when it's raining?!

Posted by: Jupiter 10th Nov 2010, 09:32pm

The Eagles come to mind.

Posted by: benny 11th Nov 2010, 10:32am

QUOTE (proudmaryhiller @ 10th Nov 2010, 10:12pm) *
. . . . Why does Gail Sheridan wear sunglasses when it's raining?!


So she'll no be blinded by Tommy's golden tan, of course. smile.gif

Posted by: ashfield 11th Nov 2010, 10:38am

Ah thought it was in case anybody recognised her cool.gif

Posted by: Dylan 11th Nov 2010, 02:09pm

QUOTE (Jupiter @ 10th Nov 2010, 10:18pm) *
The Eagles come to mind.



Lyin Eyes ?

Posted by: auldbutcher 11th Nov 2010, 06:42pm

Hotel California, coodnae take her any where else the swingers club wis closed, they wis fumigatin it smelt like a fishing port. ohmy.gif

Posted by: ashfield 11th Nov 2010, 06:59pm

Ah would have thought Desperado would have been close tae the mark rolleyes.gif

Posted by: auldbutcher 11th Nov 2010, 08:03pm

Bob dylan ''lay lady lay '' an i use the term lady strictly tongue in cheek dry.gif

Posted by: jamjar51 11th Nov 2010, 11:26pm

QUOTE (Jupiter @ 10th Nov 2010, 07:23pm) *
I dont want to prejudge however by reading the reports it appears the prosecution have a surfeit of credible witnesses.I wonder who will be Glasgows most miserable when this trial concludes?


A lot will feel better once it's over, how many are jealous of listening to the lurid details and not going to the same places. Cannae understand the guy, we would be telling the boys....."Haw guess where ah went at the weekend." Don't know any guy who wouldn't be boasting about being in a swingers club. Knowing my luck I would pay the swingers club fee and walk into a Tarzan convention.

Posted by: TeeHeeHee 11th Nov 2010, 11:31pm

Watch out for that Tree ... that the same George? tongue.gif biggrin.gif

Posted by: jamjar51 11th Nov 2010, 11:40pm

Nearly could have been Gail karaoke night as..billy Jo singing...I layed that Bastird on the ground

Posted by: jamjar51 11th Nov 2010, 11:42pm

With such publicity could it not be Tommy singing to Gails pals...........Wid you like to swing on a star

Posted by: Jupiter 12th Nov 2010, 02:19am

Ive got a feeling this case is going to get a bit more dramatic before very long.Something is blowing in the wind.I think a deal is coming up.One goes down,one walks.Glasgow Miles More Miserable for someone.

Posted by: auldbutcher 12th Nov 2010, 11:02am

Jamjar that bein the case wid ye hae tried chattin cheatah up biggrin.gif tongue.gif auld nautical saying ''any port in a storm'' avast me hearty .

Posted by: Jupiter 12th Nov 2010, 11:26am

Looking out this morning,grey skies,rain and wind ,it couldnt get much more miserable.Roll on spring.

Posted by: auldbutcher 12th Nov 2010, 11:35am

Jaasssuuusss thank's victor sighhhh ,sure yer no fae embra laugh.gif rolleyes.gif

Posted by: Jupiter 12th Nov 2010, 12:09pm

And the wife spat out the dummy,so dont start me.

Posted by: auldbutcher 12th Nov 2010, 12:43pm

Wife spat oot the dummy you erse exit bring my wife intae it ad screw yer bloomin heed aff ya prick ,if i wis an idiot i'd lodge a complaint ower that wan you twat.

Posted by: auldbutcher 12th Nov 2010, 12:59pm

Joop got yer p.m you didnae know my wife's circumstances so nae harm done mellow.gif

Posted by: jamjar51 12th Nov 2010, 01:16pm

QUOTE (Jupiter @ 12th Nov 2010, 11:12am) *
Looking out this morning,grey skies,rain and wind ,it couldnt get much more miserable.Roll on spring.

Now come on get a grip here, it's always grey skies, rain and wind and in Spring it's just a bit lighter. Are sure you don't mean roll on the 3rd of August hen the rain stops fur a day and we unpack the bbq. Safest country in the world for bbqs, never heard of a house being burnt fae a bbq in Scotland, in fact don't think a hoose has ever managed tae burn doon in Scotland before the rain put it oot.

Christ noo ah'm on a downer Jupiter, roll on the night in the pub, blue skies, newly mown green fresh grass and a hammock at the other end of the bar, smell of sausages and steak frying away in the background. If only ah could paint a picture instead of talking one.

Abutch ah ended up wae Jane and thought life couldnae get better but came back fae the pub early one night after a few pints of jungle juice and discovered she was Playing Jane and her playmates came swinging fae aw directions. So much for jungle VIPs and aw that guff, ah just let her get on wae our wee business as ma Jane sings I'm the Queen of the swingers now it's a tenner to come in.

Posted by: auldbutcher 12th Nov 2010, 02:33pm

Jasus j,j better get yer hoose insured any accidents wie that mob swingin fae yer light fittings comes back tae you .

Weel on this information she wisnae Steven Foster's Janey wie the light broon hair but wan o Heffner's janes wie the shaved p*b*c hair .

Ach like the wee monkey they wis baith cheeta's... jungle juice did you say, you musta ben drinkin in the Prince o Wales a pub on the junction o argyle street ,wee guy who owned it wore a balmoral fink it wis ,the ladys o the night frequented it cos 5 minutes walk fae there wis the clyde lots o ships lotsa merchant navy sailors.

This wee genius concocted ah wine and got a label printed wie a big zulu prancin aboot wie his spear it wiz supposed tae drive you daft as him.

Made a fortune like every fing in life he wis shootin the shit wisnae any merr potent than any other bottle o wine .

This aw happened in oor so called miserable toon ,p.s j.j did ever tarzan go efter you, or did he live wie cheetah an her sister in a jungle paradise fer the rest o there lives man ah luv a happy enden ,wunner if i could sell the story tae mills an boon wacko.gif blink.gif

Posted by: jamjar51 12th Nov 2010, 04:39pm

The Prince o Wales a pub on the junction o argyle street

Are ye dropping me subtle business ideas Auldbutch. Don't know if me an her muscle in on the City centre might cause a stooshie wae a few of the mental wans. As long as they don't want a cut, cos a certainly don't, then it could be a wee moneymaker.

Ah'm jist hanging in there hoping she'll go back to the drunks, ah used to roll them as they come oot, after ten minutes wae her goodsel they were easy pickings, they just wander aboot in a daze and ah just help them lose some weight, a man can lose fifty pounds quite easy ye know.

Noo ah'm thinking of opening a karaoke swingers club, they songs posted earlier could have a new lease of life. Ah wonder if Tommy and Gail fancy opening it fur me.

What names do you think they might use as an alias, any singers just sign up here.

Posted by: auldbutcher 12th Nov 2010, 05:45pm

Man she sounds like a buzzy girl if she is getin a bit frayed roon the edges shall we say, ah day a wee invention o my ain its a small gelatine receptical fits aw sizes .

Jasus she sounds like a black widder spider 10 mins an the guy hid the life sucked oot o him prey fer your weight reducin procedure, here a funny thing why no set up yer ain sauna club, aimed at the rich an wealthy,fat lazy tory wife's say, who sit aboot while cameron sucks the life oot o the workin classes so as him an the other ponces who never knew the meaning o work can live a life o luxury want yer foto taken wie cammy 50 quid a whack nae middle man l

Song'' tell me lies tell me sweet little lies'' singer Gail Storm ,on the lyre that virtuoso o the instrument Tommy Two Tongues heir tae the Gambino family noo york .



Posted by: Paulk 16th Nov 2010, 03:36am

As someone that was not born and bred in Glasgow I absolutely love this City. Yes like most large Cities it has high crime rates, poverty and in some areas, poor health but despite all this the people are always friendly and welcoming. You find banter like it anywhere else in the world. It is also a vibrant, hard working and forward-thinking City. Also I find the people of Edinburgh dour and stuck up, I just don't like the place.

Posted by: Rabbie 2nd Jan 2011, 04:36pm

Weegies miserable, och awa an raffle yer bahooky doon ra Barra's.

Sounds like some disaffected anglophile is jealous and has to much time aon thurr haunds an severe dose o'soor grapes tae boot!


Posted by: auldbutcher 24th Feb 2011, 12:55pm

Just clocked yer reply Paulk an yes they areright a miserable lot tight as the Aberdonian sorry granda,set them selves as being the elite o the Scottish race, widnae gie you a nod if ye past them in the Sahara,smile only on pey day ,yes a tight ersed , humourless shower o cretins who charge you if you ask them the time. laugh.gif biggrin.gif .

Posted by: Kukulkan 22nd Nov 2016, 10:11pm

Yes, I am now in my final year of uni in Glasgow (been in the city for over 5 year now) and there hasn't been one day in this city when i was fully happy. My flatmates are Scottish and i can see that they hate their lives. They never leave their rooms, always in front of computer, scared of daylight, curtains drawn day and night. I have stopped feeling sorry for them because I've stopped caring. it's just wasting life without making any effort whatsoever to make it a bit happier and yes.... more outdoors.

I am so lucky not to be have this mindset to rot away in the room. I am leaving Glasgow May 2017 and cannot wait. this is juts slow death and the people are rude and pissed off all the time.

Posted by: ashfield 23rd Nov 2016, 08:37am

Bye, missing you already rolleyes.gif

Posted by: zascot 23rd Nov 2016, 04:00pm

That should improve the IQ level of the city. ohmy.gif

Posted by: fourbytwo 23rd Nov 2016, 05:44pm

born and bred in Glasgow,now aged 67, I have never really been happy about Glasgow...thinking it the best of a bad lot.

However for todays Glesga residents...the future is indeed pretty dire, as we see most of Glasgow's identity being bought and 'bastardised' by English and Foreign business!

And what do the Glasgow people do about this....?

They vote a lesbian as Scottish Labour leader to match the existing Tory lesbian. Then we suffer the only Tory MP in Scotland, becoming The voice of Scotland via Westminster.... leaves the ordinary working man/woman in a minority if you want your voice or opinion heard....

And you wonder why so many people complain about Glasgow....wake up..!

Posted by: angel 23rd Nov 2016, 07:25pm

Glasgow is hardly a Shangri-La , it's like most cities on this planet , some OK,.. others not so' OK ' it all depends on ones personal experiences , good or bad .

Posted by: bilbo.s 23rd Nov 2016, 07:34pm

QUOTE (angel @ 23rd Nov 2016, 08:25pm) *
Glasgow is hardly a Shangri-La , it's like most cities on this planet , some OK,.. others not so' OK ' it all depends on ones personal experiences , good or bad .

thumbup.gif

Posted by: JAGZ1876 23rd Nov 2016, 08:12pm

QUOTE (Kukulkan @ 22nd Nov 2016, 10:11pm) *
They never leave their rooms, always in front of computer, scared of daylight, curtains drawn day and night.


Yes Kukulkan, they're students. laugh.gif

Posted by: JAGZ1876 23rd Nov 2016, 08:19pm

QUOTE (fourbytwo @ 23rd Nov 2016, 05:44pm) *
The voice of Scotland via Westminster....


You're out of order fourbytwo, i'm the last person to defend Fluffy or any unionists but a person's sexuality has no bearing in how able (or not) they are to do a job.

Posted by: Betsy2009 23rd Nov 2016, 11:24pm

QUOTE (fourbytwo @ 23rd Nov 2016, 05:44pm) *
The voice of Scotland via Westminster....


You're a disgrace. Your language is appalling. Go away!

Posted by: DannyH 23rd Nov 2016, 11:34pm

QUOTE (JAGZ1876 @ 23rd Nov 2016, 08:12pm) *
Yes Kukulkan, they're students. :lol:


It would be helpful if Kukalkan told us where he is from. If you say his 'name' fast it sounds like Cuckoo Land.

Danny Harris

Posted by: Betsy2009 24th Nov 2016, 10:07am

QUOTE (JAGZ1876 @ 23rd Nov 2016, 08:12pm) *
Yes Kukulkan, they're students. laugh.gif


Or vampires? unsure.gif

Posted by: bilbo.s 24th Nov 2016, 10:36am

QUOTE (DannyH @ 24th Nov 2016, 12:34am) *
It would be helpful if Kukalkan told us where he is from. If you say his 'name' fast it sounds like Cuckoo Land.

Danny Harris


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Posted by: Thomas 24th Nov 2016, 07:02pm

QUOTE (fourbytwo @ 23rd Nov 2016, 05:44pm) *
The voice of Scotland via Westminster....


An insightful post indeed. What a society we're now emerging into....

I'm married with two kids and apart from a brief sojourn to Airdrie (2 years) I've always lived in Glasgow. I've seen the worst of the city and the best and you might not believe this but I firmly believe the best is yet to come!

When I think of the citizens running TO the Clutha Vaults, when I think of those running to aid those killed in Queen Street - that was the worst time that brought the best out of people. And you know for me; sexuality, political preference, colour of skin, religious and football affiliation has never been an issue for me and I suspect it wasn't for any of those in need during those terrible incidents.

When I had my 3rd heart attack last year, I never once asked the ambulance crew - are you gay, bi-sexual, did you vote for Indy or Stay. Couldn't care less - as long as they saved me to be able to contribute to life and sadly, posts like this.

Posted by: carmella 24th Nov 2016, 07:02pm

QUOTE (Betsy2009 @ 23rd Nov 2016, 11:24pm) *
You're a disgrace. Your language is appalling. Go away!

I absolutely agree with you Betsy. Awful!

Posted by: carmella 24th Nov 2016, 07:08pm

QUOTE (fourbytwo @ 23rd Nov 2016, 05:44pm) *
The voice of Scotland via Westminster....

I think people's lives are private concerns so long as they can do a job. Your comments are uncalled for. None of us know what you do in your private life.

Posted by: Guest 24th Nov 2016, 07:13pm

QUOTE (Kukulkan @ 22nd Nov 2016, 10:11pm) *
Yes, I am now in my final year of uni in Glasgow (been in the city for over 5 year now) and there hasn't been one day in this city when i was fully happy. My flatmates are Scottish and i can see that they hate their lives. They never leave their rooms, always in front of computer, scared of daylight, curtains drawn day and night. I have stopped feeling sorry for them because I've stopped caring. it's just wasting life without making any effort whatsoever to make it a bit happier and yes.... more outdoors.

I am so lucky not to be have this mindset to rot away in the room. I am leaving Glasgow May 2017 and cannot wait. this is juts slow death and the people are rude and pissed off all the time.


Glasgow was good enough for you to live for 5 years to get a good education well all I can say is roll on 2017, you sound to me like an ungrateful moaning individual that has taken all the city has had to give you for 5 years and can do nothing but bad mouth it, maybe you better change your attitude wherever you go next and not insult the people who befriend you or you might not find them as friendly as the people in Glasgow.

Posted by: wombat 24th Nov 2016, 08:31pm

QUOTE (bilbo.s @ 24th Nov 2016, 10:36am) *
Oh dear, I trust you are not suggesting that Kukulkan is a foreigner- shock, horror!

BTW I fully understand how people of your persuasion feel about being surrounded by foreigners, as I find myself hopelessly outnumbered here. I guess you will now point out that I made that choice, whereas it was forced upon you. Oh, cruel world! Never mind, life is mercifully short.


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Posted by: john.mcn 24th Nov 2016, 08:35pm

QUOTE (bilbo.s @ 24th Nov 2016, 10:36am) *
Oh dear, I trust you are not suggesting that Kukulkan is a foreigner- shock, horror!

BTW I fully understand how people of your persuasion feel about being surrounded by foreigners, as I find myself hopelessly outnumbered here. I guess you will now point out that I made that choice, whereas it was forced upon you. Oh, cruel world! Never mind, life is mercifully short.


No but it was forced upon the natives of Spain, they have my sympathy laugh.gif

Posted by: taurus 24th Nov 2016, 08:40pm

The Glaswegians are simply the best. I go back there as often as I can. I KNOW for a certainty that no one here would hand me my bus fare at a bus stop because I didn`t have the right money for the driver. that`s what a young woman did for us in Hope St and I tell everyone . Thats Glasgow to me,always will be,the ordinary people living ordinary lives,getting on with it,in a practical way,accepting their lot with laughter and good nature. One thing I know ,and will always know until the day I die.there is no such thing as Shangri la,no matter where you live in the world,"life happens",it can`t be avoided.

Posted by: bilbo.s 24th Nov 2016, 10:28pm

QUOTE (john.mcn @ 24th Nov 2016, 09:35pm) *
No but it was forced upon the natives of Spain, they have my sympathy laugh.gif


Just when I was thinking you had no compassion in you. Well it's a start! laugh.gif

Posted by: DannyH 25th Nov 2016, 12:05am

QUOTE (bilbo.s @ 24th Nov 2016, 10:36am) *
[Post removed.]


Bilbo you are not surrounded by foreigners. You live in Spain, you are the foreigner there.

Once again you can't help yourself. This is a topic about Glasgow, but you who know nothing about my relationship with foreigners are obviously going to follow my posts in every topic and make sarcastic remarks about me.

So here is a message to Martin the GG Boards regulator.

Martin I have enjoyed up until recently being part of the GG Boards regulars. I am indebted to you for giving me the chance to tell of my past on topics such as Evacuation, National Service etc, but this person 'Bilbo' has just gone too far. I can't see him personally to put a few things right. I have been involved with many foreigners, for business, social and neighbourly reasons. There is no point in coming onto the GG website as I am now going to be subjected to verbal abuse even when I make an innocent post about Cuckoos.

Thanks again Martin

Danny Harris

Posted by: GG 25th Nov 2016, 12:41am

Thanks Danny. I agree.

Bilbo, this is getting ridiculous. You have pursued a fellow member into this topic and insulted him simply because you do not agree with his views on another topic. This is not acceptable.

GG.

Posted by: dannyball 25th Nov 2016, 01:29am

QUOTE (GG @ 25th Nov 2016, 12:41am) *
Thanks Danny. I agree.

Bilbo, this is getting ridiculous. You have pursued a fellow member into this topic and insulted him simply because you do not agree with his views on another topic. This is not acceptable.

GG.


You are 100% right GG that Bilbo's extremely insulting remarks aimed at Danny Harris and many others on this forum are now unacceptable. He was obviously the school bully and has went through life with a chip on his shoulder and is a pathetic individual who should be pitied. Get a life Bilbo.

All the best to everyone

Danny B

Posted by: bilbo.s 25th Nov 2016, 08:58am

QUOTE (dannyball @ 25th Nov 2016, 02:29am) *
You are 100% right GG that Bilbo's extremely insulting remarks aimed at Danny Harris and many others on this forum are now unacceptable. He was obviously the school bully and has went through life with a chip on his shoulder and is a pathetic individual who should be pitied. Get a life Bilbo.

All the best to everyone

Danny B


Thank you for your kind remarks. It is good to know that there is someone out there with enough compassion to show pity for me. It means a lot to me, having went (sic) through life with no friends.

All the best,

bilbo.s

Posted by: Thomas 25th Nov 2016, 11:54am

13 years ago, I joined this forum. I've seen people come and go, some fantastic posters who are now posting in celestial forums and their demise is much lamented.

I've followed some threads, ignored others and contributed very little as I don't believe that its necessary to express an opinion on every topic, issue or debate.

My favourite thread used to be the Joke thread especially when Ian Cameron contributed (I don't know what happened to Ian, whether he died or stopped contributing) he made me laugh, the jokes, the Glasgow banter was better than many modern scriptwriters could manage.

I'll always defend my city and my nation of Scotland. And yes, at times as individuals we can be awkward and at times we can be assholes but generally we've always been kind and welcoming to strangers. We've generally tolerated differences well (with the odd exception when it comes to football, where sometimes our passions run a little wild) but on the whole we laugh and debate with each other with dignity and respect.

Over the past few months this wonderful forum has been exposed to something which I'm not a stranger too but it's spoiling my experience of this site. I'm saddened that personal attacks, insensitivity and a lack of self awareness is now bringing this forum into the same domain as other well known Glasgow sites - the result for those sites is a lack of contributors as many gave up the ghost and decided to watch the pages instead and some left all together.

I'm going to take a wee rest from following GG for a while, hopefully some day I'll return and there will be new threads, new topics and new contributors, all willing and eager to share and respect each others views.


Posted by: carmella 25th Nov 2016, 03:55pm

I agree wholeheartedly with Thomas. I remember when you made your first post a month after the board got back on its feet – that was a meteoric crash, Martin lost everything and we thought we wouldn’t get it back – but he did that for us, as much as he did it for himself.

We have had some real characters, some very eloquent wordsmiths, some intelligent and wise people of all ages, from all over the world, who managed to post with some charm and dignity, and often a bit of laughter, in the main without personal attacks. When we are attacked, human nature is such that we defend ourselves the only way we can. Some of these people were professional people from all walks of life. Some were university educated, some were not – all respected others’ right to have a say or view, they perhaps did not hold themselves.

I hope Danny Harris remains because I find him a very genuine person, and one who writes and expresses himself well. It has been a pleasure to read some of his posts throughout. He is certainly a wise and very articulate man. He has managed to get his points across without using links or silly animated gifs and pictures, on serious topics. But, he is not alone; there are still some good and articulate posters on here.

We have had some downright rude and obnoxious individuals over the months, also some trolls - they are now in the distant past having either left or been banned completely. I certainly don't have to remind Martin of these people, he has a good memory. We had one or two of them on in more recent times, I seem to recall during the Scottish Referendum, who disappeared and never took part in any further discussions, after doing a bit of stirring whilst here.

It's a great pity for Martin our Glasgow Guide Founder and Administrator, who started this place with the best of intentions and a love of his city, and fellow Glaswegians, that this should be happening.

What has happened on here in recent times is disgusting, and unfortunately I am going to take a break, perhaps one day I shall return, perhaps not.

I see the discussion element of the board in demise sadly, as more and more people decide this is not a fitting place for them to air their views, for fear of being called names or bullied.

I congratulate Martin for all he has done in the past, as I am certain at times, this has been difficult.

Posted by: angel 25th Nov 2016, 07:45pm

on reading some of the above post's they remind me of the "pot calling the kettles black."

Asi es la vida biggrin.gif

Posted by: wombat 25th Nov 2016, 08:10pm

biggrin.gif spot on angel thumbup.gif

Posted by: TAlisman 25th Nov 2016, 10:31pm

QUOTE (DannyH @ 25th Nov 2016, 12:05am) *
Bilbo you are not surrounded by foreigners. You live in Spain, you are the foreigner there.

Once again you can't help yourself. This is a topic about Glasgow, but you who know nothing about my relationship with foreigners are obviously going to follow my posts in every topic and make sarcastic remarks about me.

So here is a message to Martin the GG Boards regulator.

Martin I have enjoyed up until recently being part of the GG Boards regulars. I am indebted to you for giving me the chance to tell of my past on topics such as Evacuation, National Service etc, but this person 'Bilbo' has just gone too far. I can't see him personally to put a few things right. I have been involved with many foreigners, for business, social and neighbourly reasons. There is no point in coming onto the GG website as I am now going to be subjected to verbal abuse even when I make an innocent post about Cuckoos.

Thanks again Martin

Danny Harris

Do not read posts that are written in personal offence, contain invective aimed at you from those who do not know you. There has been proliferation in the past of those making snide and insulting remarks intended for the edification of those themselves who would be unwilling to confront in an antagonistic fashion, those they are attacking on a face to face basis. It is as I have referred to it already the "sound and the fury, signifying nothing" of the long distance keyboard coward.

Posted by: bilbo.s 25th Nov 2016, 10:50pm

QUOTE (TAlisman @ 25th Nov 2016, 11:31pm) *
Do not read posts that are written in personal offence, contain invective aimed at you from those who do not know you. There has been proliferation in the past of those making snide and insulting remarks intended for the edification of those themselves who would be unwilling to confront in an antagonistic fashion, those they are attacking on a face to face basis. It is as I have referred to it already the "sound and the fury, signifying nothing" of the long distance keyboard coward.


Sound advice, o wise one. I do try but it is not easy, as I am a sensitive soul.

Posted by: johno69 1st Dec 2016, 07:48pm

Oh yep, Glasgow is a bit of a god forgotten place........ massive issue with litter which says a lot about the people here... bleh. Don't blame them for becoming hermits there's not much beauty to look at better stay in the room and wait for the end. 'alright pal'???

Posted by: buckfast 1st Dec 2016, 07:54pm

QUOTE (JAGZ1876 @ 23rd Nov 2016, 08:12pm) *
Yes Kukulkan, they're students. laugh.gif


Perhaps students with a lot of great online social life but in reality quite sh*te I can imagine!! That's what Glasgow does to you, unfortunately.

Posted by: kukulkan 7th Dec 2016, 08:14pm

QUOTE (DannyH @ 23rd Nov 2016, 11:34pm) *
It would be helpful if Kukalkan told us where he is from. If you say his 'name' fast it sounds like Cuckoo Land.

Danny Harris

It's OK if you don't know what/who Kukulkan was. I don't really expect the 'well-educated western people' to have the courage to learn stuff like this.

Posted by: Billy Boil 7th Dec 2016, 10:23pm

QUOTE (johno69 @ 1st Dec 2016, 07:48pm) *
Oh yep, Glasgow is a bit of a god forgotten place........ massive issue with litter which says a lot about the people here... bleh. Don't blame them for becoming hermits there's not much beauty to look at better stay in the room and wait for the end. 'alright pal'???

When I left Glasgow I could not have agreed with you more. However, when the sandstone was polished of after years of neglect and grime (a lot of it due to coal and industrial pollution) there appeared some of the most admirable architectural survivors of a former age when Glasgow was in fact the second city of the British Empire.

Don't be as hard as I was; in retrospect it was, and is one helluva city.

Posted by: Dykejumper 8th Dec 2016, 08:14pm

The people are fine,pity I cant say the same about our most famous thoroughfare 'Sauchiehall St' its a tip.

Posted by: quokajock 23rd Dec 2016, 01:36am

Try Perth, Western Australia. The sun shines on a regular basis, I haven't had a bad day here since leaving Glasgow 51 years ago.

Posted by: Dave Grieve 23rd Dec 2016, 01:47pm

QUOTE (quokajock @ 23rd Dec 2016, 03:36am) *
Try Perth, Western Australia. The sun shines on a regular basis, I haven't had a bad day here since leaving Glasgow 51 years ago.

I have a nephew flying there this very minute for a long awaited holiday.

Posted by: taurus 23rd Dec 2016, 08:43pm

QUOTE (quokajock @ 23rd Dec 2016, 12:36pm) *
Try Perth, Western Australia. The sun shines on a regular basis, I haven't had a bad day here since leaving Glasgow 51 years ago.


55 years in Sydney,sure the sun shines,the sky is blue,warm weather most of the year,but life`s irritations ?,they`re the same no matter what hemisphere.It`s called living.

Posted by: angel 24th Dec 2016, 01:11am

QUOTE (quokajock @ 23rd Dec 2016, 12:36am) *
Try Perth, Western Australia. The sun shines on a regular basis, I haven't had a bad day here since leaving Glasgow 51 years ago.


Welcome to the boards " quokajock" A Merry Christmas to You and may your happy days continue in 2017 , Cheers . yes.gif

Posted by: zoro 8th Jan 2017, 03:20am

Try Bundaberg....Qld...

Posted by: zoro 8th Jan 2017, 03:23am

QUOTE (bilbo.s @ 25th Nov 2016, 09:58am) *
Thank you for your kind remarks. It is good to know that there is someone out there with enough compassion to show pity for me. It means a lot to me, having went (sic) through life with no friends.

All the best,

bilbo.s

Who's a Naughty bhoy then!!!!!

Posted by: Bill Boil 10th Jan 2017, 09:10pm

QUOTE (zoro @ 8th Jan 2017, 03:20am) *
Try Bundaberg....Qld...

Been there. nice town, clean and smart. Ballina N.S.W. has it all except rum!

Posted by: wombat 10th Jan 2017, 10:29pm

QUOTE (Bill Boil @ 10th Jan 2017, 10:10pm) *
Been there. nice town, clean and smart. Ballina N.S.W. has it all except rum!


biggrin.gif evans head thumbup.gif

Posted by: eastender 1st Aug 2017, 10:42pm

Life is what you make it, doesn't matter where in the world you are, it's all about attitude and adaptability, I should know, i'm in the East End!

Posted by: Yogihughes 7th Aug 2017, 03:30pm

Me too mate, me too!

Posted by: TeeHeeHee 4th Sep 2017, 12:55pm

Any city which could produce the likes of Billy Connolly and ... me tongue.gif
Can't be all bad biggrin.gif

Posted by: kenb 4th Sep 2017, 02:10pm

QUOTE (bilbo.s @ 25th Nov 2016, 11:50pm) *
Sound advice, o wise one. I do try but it is not easy, as I am a sensitive soul.

bilbo sensitive i dont think so, he should be banned the amount of people he has chased from these boards i think is ridiculas

Posted by: angel 4th Sep 2017, 02:46pm

QUOTE (kenb @ 4th Sep 2017, 02:10pm) *
bilbo sensitive i dont think so, he should be banned the amount of people he has chased from these boards i think is ridiculas


I think Kenb your statement is ridiculous ,
as to Bilbo's sensitivity ,I would say Droll is
a much better description. smile.gif

Posted by: kenb 4th Sep 2017, 03:14pm

QUOTE (angel @ 4th Sep 2017, 03:46pm) *
I think Kenb your statement is ridiculous ,
as to Bilbo's sensitivity ,I would say Droll is
a much better description. smile.gif

droll he is not and i did not ask for your opinion it is well known amigo

Posted by: angel 4th Sep 2017, 03:49pm

Well, why don't you throw him out
all by your big Brave Self .

Posted by: angel 4th Sep 2017, 03:55pm

QUOTE (kenb @ 4th Sep 2017, 02:14pm) *
droll he is not and i didnot ask foryour opinion it is well known amigo



As a member of this board , I will remind you that I am
entitled to post my opinion , as unfortunately do you .
and at this moment my opinion is that " it is time you grew up ."

Posted by: kenb 4th Sep 2017, 04:07pm

QUOTE (angel @ 4th Sep 2017, 04:55pm) *
As a member of this board , I will remind you that I am
entitled to post my opinion , as unfortunately do you .
and at this moment my opinion is that " it is time you grew up ."

I DONT MIND YOUR OPINION I CAN GROW UP CAN YOU AMIGO

Posted by: angel 4th Sep 2017, 04:31pm

QUOTE (kenb @ 4th Sep 2017, 04:07pm) *
I DONT MIND YOUR OPINION I CAN GROW UP CAN YOU AMIGO


Yes I can and I do , I'm not stuck in a time warp
I get on with my life...... again for your information
I am not an amigo I am an amiga .and also all of my friends
live in the real world , I don't depend on chat boards to chat .

Posted by: kenb 4th Sep 2017, 05:00pm

ANGEL I WILL DO WHAT YOU DO AN PUT A FEW IMOJIS BETTER THAN THAT I WILL IGNORE YOU

Posted by: wombat 4th Sep 2017, 09:03pm

QUOTE (angel @ 4th Sep 2017, 03:49pm) *
Well, why don't you throw him out
all by your big Brave Self .


rolleyes.gif they need a mob/ posse to do the job laugh.gif laugh.gif

Posted by: DannyH 5th Sep 2017, 09:31pm

QUOTE (TeeHeeHee @ 4th Sep 2017, 01:55pm) *
Any city which could produce the likes of Billy Connolly and ... me :P
Can't be all bad :D



Hi TeeHeeHee. The following is not meant to stir things up. It is a factual account in one episode of Billy Connelly's relationship with Glasgow.

Many years ago, possibly the late 60's or early 70's, Billy Connelly wrote a stage play, entitled, "Me and My Sore Back, Tae." It was performed at the Pavilion Theatre in Glagow.

My wife and I bought tickets for the Circle, for the Saturday night performance.

On arrival, we were stopped from going upstairs to the Circle.We were ushered into seats in the Stalls, not of our choice, but ordered to sit in them. I mean ordered, not asked.

We were seated in about the third row from the back, near one end of the row. It soon became evident as to why this change of seating had come about. The nearest people sitting in front of us were in about the fourth row from the front. Then there was a big gap of empty rows. That was the total number of people for a show in Glasgow on a Saturday night!

We had obviously been spaced out deliberately to make the stalls look fuller in the dark.

Billy appeared in the show, which was based on a Glasgow family talking in the one room.

As I recall, the show was quite funny, but not funny enough to generate continuous laughter throughout.

When the show ended, the lights went on as usual, to enable us to make our exit. However, before we could move, Billy came storming to the front of the stage. Anger would be an understatement.
He poured bile at the audience, and said he would NEVER come back to Glasgow. (his emphasis not mine)

A couple of policemen arrived. He started to taunt them.

Many years later, when he was being offered the Freedom of Glasgow, I noticed he said he would have to think about it. I wonder if he thought back to that night at the Pavilion. Probably took the chance that most of that audience would be dead by now. Sorry Sir Billy, I am still here.

Regards

Danny

Posted by: TeeHeeHee 5th Sep 2017, 09:46pm

Hi Danny,
Not many people know this (who said that? unsure.gif ) but there's actually two Billy Connollies.
One is the real genuine article whom we all love and admire and the other, an amazing look-a-like, is a proddy trying to get Billy a bad name yes.gif

You must have paid good money tae see the irra wan tongue.gif
Did ra Polis cairt ra bampot aff? laugh.gif

Posted by: angel 6th Sep 2017, 01:06am

QUOTE (TeeHeeHee @ 5th Sep 2017, 09:46pm) *
Hi Danny,
Not many people know this (who said that? unsure.gif ) but there's actually two Billy Connollies.
One is the real genuine article whom we all love and admire and the other, an amazing look-a-like, is a proddy trying to get Billy a bad name yes.gif

You must have paid good money tae see the irra wan tongue.gif
Did ra Polis cairt ra bampot aff?


Love it, love it , Love it ,

My husband and I along with a couple of Canadian friends
saw one of Billy Connolly's shows years ago here in Canada
it was money well spent , we enjoyed that show and sometimes
when we get together these days ,we can still laugh , and thank God, we
still have the ability to see oorselves as ithers see us .


As a Nation we are not really so perfect smile.gif






Posted by: taurus 6th Sep 2017, 06:32am

Maybe early 60`s /70`s he wasn`t famous enough,and didn`t have the adoring fan base he now has. I can`t comment on how that played out,for I have been away so long,but I do know when I heard a cassette for the first time in the mid
70`s I had mixed feelings,I felt he would be an acquired taste, and was ultimately surprised that he caught on so well .Anyway,he`s filled theatres for years,me in the audience,enjoying every minute. So sad to see him recently,he would look 100% better if he would ditch that long creepy thin hair.

Posted by: TeeHeeHee 6th Sep 2017, 06:49am

Taurus, I've sat here sometimes on ma Jack wi' the earphones on at the other end of the house listening to the Big yin wae the tears runnin' doon ma cheeks. Mary has come to me from the living room where she's been watching her favourite show, probably Dance With Me, or somethin', tae pull the ear phones aff me and ask me tae keep the noise down and I'm geiin' it WHIT? tongue.gif

Remember as kids when we were oot playin' and pickin' sides and singing ...
Skinnymallinky Longlegs,
Big bannana boots,
Here comes the maister
And you are oot

Who else but Connolly came up wi' the idea tae walk onto a stage in his Big Bannana Boots? tongue.gif

The rest ae the world must have thought WHIT? tongue.gif

Posted by: bilbo.s 6th Sep 2017, 08:01am

Hi Tomi, Great to see you back, and in full flow ( or giein it laldy). Can I take it that the macular degeneration therapy has been a great success? Sure looks that way. Just back from 2 weeks in Denmark with a wee shopping day trip to Flensburg to stock up on goodies. The weather wasn't bad but mercifully a bit cooler than here. Keep up the fight!

Posted by: TeeHeeHee 6th Sep 2017, 09:52am

It has been arrested, Bill, and not a moment too soon. I hadn't hoped for more and was given no guarantee but no one is happier with the outcome than I am.
Mary still thinks there was no success as I still see her as I saw her 28 years ago last weekend tongue.gif

Posted by: DannyH 6th Sep 2017, 10:14am

QUOTE (TeeHeeHee @ 5th Sep 2017, 10:46pm) *
Hi Danny,
Not many people know this (who said that? :unsure: ) but there's actually two Billy Connollies.
One is the real genuine article whom we all love and admire and the other, an amazing look-a-like, is a proddy trying to get Billy a bad name :yes:

You must have paid good money tae see the irra wan :P
Did ra Polis cairt ra bampot aff? :lol:



Hi TeeHeeHee

Your above post confirms the reason I was glad to welcome you back. HUMOUR!

Thank you.

Regards

Danny Harris

Posted by: DannyH 6th Sep 2017, 10:48am

QUOTE (taurus @ 6th Sep 2017, 07:32am) *
Maybe early 60`s /70`s he wasn`t famous enough,and didn`t have the adoring fan base he now has. I can`t comment on how that played out,for I have been away so long,but I do know when I heard a cassette for the first time in the mid
70`s I had mixed feelings,I felt he would be an acquired taste, and was ultimately surprised that he caught on so well .Anyway,he`s filled theatres for years,me in the audience,enjoying every minute. So sad to see him recently,he would look 100% better if he would ditch that long creepy thin hair.

Hello Taurus

Thank you for your thoughtful response to my post. Much appreciated.

I have laughed at 'The Big Yin' on many occasion.

In my humble opion it was his appearance on the Parkinson show that started him on the road to Universal fame. He shocked and delighted Parkinson with his humour and use of foul language.
He later appeared on TV, performing in front of an audience full of celebrities from screen, TV, and the media. They lapped up his style of humour including the foul language.

Then Billy went to America. Noted for its strict code of banning the use of foul language. He was accepted, and became a great success. Americans started to copy him.

I have a couple of his DVD's. I had an L.P. of his, made in the early days of his career. No foul language. It was brilliant. Now and then, when I am in company, I tell them one of his stories.
It went like this.

He had been out for a drink. On the way home, he put a kerry oot in his pocket. It was a bottle of alchohol. He went in for a fish supper. Coming out of the shop, he noticed a big guy knocking lumps out of a wee guy.

Billy went up to the big guy and said, "Hey, Big Yin, pick on somebody your own size".

The assailant replies, "Whit are you gonnae dae aboot it"!

Billy replies, "Al show you whit al dae"

So, then Billy relates that he pulled his kerry oot, oot of his pocket, smashed the bottle against a wall, and was left holding the cork!

I worked for a number of years in an engineering factory, and did two years National Service. I am sure you will be well aware that foul language was the norm for many people employed in those areas. However, for most this language stopped outside the factory gates and the barracks.
Now, sadly, in my opinion, it is now an accepted way of commmunication.

Regards

Danny

Posted by: TeeHeeHee 6th Sep 2017, 12:36pm

QUOTE (DannyH @ 6th Sep 2017, 11:14am) *
Hi TeeHeeHee

Your above post confirms the reason I was glad to welcome you back. HUMOUR!

Thank you.

Regards

Danny Harris


Gonyersel' Danny,

I'm beginning to wonder tho' if Ah've mibies no' left it a bit late in tryin' to revive what used to be the norm on these boards. unsure.gif
Ah'm seein' whit's lookin' close tae bare-knuckle events takin' place here from people who really should know better.

I see people whom I've always classed as friends on here going for each other's throats as if they were settling differences ootside the Blantyre Miners Welfare on a Saturday night ... and that was a Social Club.

These boards were loved and enjoyed by people longer in the tooth than me who whooped with joy when Martin the Moderator got it up and running again after the Great Crash ... long before my time.

I remember well the days when Tommy Kennedy, RIP, could keep us in stitches with his piss-takes, inuendos, and insinuations; all done in the best possible taste rolleyes.gif I used to think that if he ever stopped noising me up, it would probably mean I've upset him laugh.gif

I've seen one friend on here suggest that another gets banned by Martin.

Whether he's right or not how would we feel if Martin one day arrived at the thought, Aw bugger it.
and just threw in the towel?

In case anyone thinks that could never happen ... don't be so sure.

I would suggest some of my friends take a cooling off period to meditate on why we all come onto this site ... so long as it still exists.

As a famous singer once sang "If you can't say something good - don't say anything at all."

Or as the Big Yin would have put it in the most elegant of Clyde Side manner ...

SHUT YER FACE YOU biggrin.gif

Posted by: DannyH 6th Sep 2017, 01:56pm

QUOTE (TeeHeeHee @ 6th Sep 2017, 01:36pm) *
Gonyersel' Danny,

I'm beginning to wonder tho' if Ah've mibies no' left it a bit late in tryin' to revive what used to be the norm on these boards. :unsure:
Ah'm seein' whit's lookin' close tae bare-knuckle events takin' place here from people who really should know better.

I see people whom I've always classed as friends on here going for each other's throats as if they were settling differences ootside the Blantyre Miners Welfare on a Saturday night ... and that was a Social Club.

These boards were loved and enjoyed by people longer in the tooth than me who whooped with joy when Martin the Moderator got it up and running again after the Great Crash ... long before my time.

I remember well the days when Tommy Kennedy, RIP, could keep us in stitches with his piss-takes, inuendos, and insinuations; all done in the best possible taste :rolleyes: I used to think that if he ever stopped noising me up, it would probably mean I've upset him :lol:

I've seen one friend on here suggest that another gets banned by Martin.

Whether he's right or not how would we feel if Martin one day arrived at the thought, Aw bugger it.
and just threw in the towel?

In case anyone thinks that could never happen ... don't be so sure.

I would suggest some of my friends take a cooling off period to meditate on why we all come onto this site ... so long as it still exists.

As a famous singer once sang "If you can't say something good - don't say anything at all."

Or as the Big Yin would have put it in the most elegant of Clyde Side manner ...

SHUT YER FACE YOU :D

Hello again Tomi

Thank you for our post. I think I am stating the obvious, that the political topics were the start of the demise of GG website. Unfortunately this has been carried over to other non-political topics.

Regarding Martin,I will probably be banned for what I am about to say.

I think he has handed over the website, either by walking away, or for commercial reasons.

The reason for my assertions is that there have been too many posts submitted which clearly break the rules of conduct laid out by GG. It is now like the wild west without a sherriff.

The website now offers space for commercial adverts. There have been one or two which have concerned me. Ones showing small pictures of young ladies, being used to entice readers to get involved with them. Surely that is not what we are about?

So in other words, it has become a free for all. Say and do what you want.

It is a pity you had to leave us for medical reasons.

I sincerely hope you can turn things around. It is obvious you have a number of friends on here.

All the best

Danny Harris

P.S. You will know if I have been banned or assassinated, if I don't come back!

Posted by: TeeHeeHee 6th Sep 2017, 02:44pm

QUOTE (DannyH @ 6th Sep 2017, 11:48am) *
... foul language ...

Now, sadly, in my opinion, it is now an accepted way of commmunication.

Regards

Danny

Danny, where I grew up it was the normal mode of communication among coal miners whose working days were spent miles deep underground and along shafts which could only be worked in a praying position in the most dangerous of conditions for a mere pittance and the the knowledge that if they didn't come out of the shaft with all the body-bits they took in with them, their families would be out in the street and someone else would occupy their room and kitchen in the miiners' cottages called Dixon's rows forming Dixon Street, Hall Street and Park Street in Blantyre. I only missed the pits by a hair's breadth.
Steel workers and ship builders were a good world away from the miners but their tenement living was also never a safe bet. So the language they used was more colloquial in a sense than that used by our Sunday School teachers and threir families.
So in a sense, and bearing in mind that the guys in the barracks were only to a degree better off, foul; as in language, was also only in the ear of the beholder as it were.

Of course I'm all for keeping a born and bred tradition live. biggrin.gif

Anyway ... how could anybody describe the beauty that is and always will be Glasgow without a few wee swearie words?

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Posted by: TeeHeeHee 6th Sep 2017, 02:57pm

QUOTE (DannyH @ 6th Sep 2017, 02:56pm) *
It is a pity you had to leave us for medical reasons.


It was medical reasons which brought me to the GG Boards ... 6 months waiting for a broken hand to be repaired and medical reasons would never keep me away, unless they were terminal.

No, Danny, I was getting angry at one guy here accusing me of lying when I said that whoever pressed the report button on him, it certainly wasn't me: not my way of dealing with problems or problem people. Martin confirmed this but to no avail.
I can't be insulted; that goes way back to my childhood, but continue to try and insult me (unless your just noising me up) and I'll get angry.
I didn't spend all that time on the GG Boards to get angry at some pion on a keyboard, so I left.

Things don't seem to have changed much. sad.gif

Posted by: kenb 6th Sep 2017, 04:10pm

QUOTE (TeeHeeHee @ 6th Sep 2017, 03:57pm) *
It was medical reasons which brought me to the GG Boards ... 6 months waiting for a broken hand to be repaired and medical reasons would never keep me away, unless they were terminal.

No, Danny, I was getting angry at one guy here accusing me of lying when I said that whoever pressed the report button on him, it certainly wasn't me: not my way of dealing with problems or problem people. Martin confirmed this but to no avail.
I can't be insulted; that goes way back to my childhood, but continue to try and insult me (unless your just noising me up) and I'll get angry.
I didn't spend all that time on the GG Boards to get angry at some pion on a keyboard, so I left.

Things don't seem to have changed much. sad.gif

well thh i ave tried to get the posters to stop fighting i tried fire with fire didnt work tried to be nice didnt workso i feel sorry for martin so i have had enough i have noticed a few oldies your self included return to the site i hope it continues well ttfnand the same to bilbo and angel see you again



Posted by: taurus 6th Sep 2017, 09:15pm

Re "Not many people know this ,who said that ?" I`m nearly sure there was a British programme years ago with a Michael Caine lookalike,and he was very funny,and he said that all the time,I assume that Michael Caine was the one who originally coined the phrase.

Posted by: taurus 6th Sep 2017, 09:22pm

Dear Danny H,you just jogged my memory there. In the good old days before our telly programmes were entertaining sleep.gif ,Parkinson was a must see,and that`s when we first encountered Billy Connolly and saw him for the great talent he was,and growing up in Brigton,the bad language wasn`t a bit shocking.

Posted by: DannyH 6th Sep 2017, 10:34pm

QUOTE (kenb @ 6th Sep 2017, 05:10pm) *
well thh i ave tried to get the posters to stop fighting i tried fire with fire didnt work tried to be nice didnt workso i feel sorry for martin so i have had enough i have noticed a few oldies your self included return to the site i hope it continues well ttfnand the same to bilbo and angel see you again

Hi Kenb

Sorry to hear you are leaving us. I appreciate the effort you put in trying to turn things around.

All the best, Maybe some day you will come back, if by some miracle all this nonsense stops.

Danny Harris

Posted by: kenb 7th Sep 2017, 12:01am

QUOTE (DannyH @ 6th Sep 2017, 11:34pm) *
Hi Kenb

Sorry to hear you are leaving us. I appreciate the effort you put in trying to turn things around.

All the best, Maybe some day you will come back, if by some miracle all this nonsense stops.

Danny Harris

thanks danny goodluck will look in from time to time

Posted by: TeeHeeHee 7th Sep 2017, 04:05pm

Kenny, you stoap this the noo an' git yersel' back oan here or there wull be trouble so there wull,
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Posted by: wombat 7th Sep 2017, 07:31pm

rolleyes.gif one posse member rides off into the sunset yes.gif

Posted by: kenb 7th Sep 2017, 08:26pm

QUOTE (wombat @ 7th Sep 2017, 08:31pm) *
rolleyes.gif one posse member rides off into the sunset yes.gif

well i am back wombat

Posted by: angel 10th Sep 2017, 08:13pm

The topic being is Glasgow miles more miserable .

Well , literally I have walked miles around Glasgow as a child and adult and still do whenever the opportunity comes along when I visit the city , I think it is a great place to walk and just taking in the life of it is wonderful.

So , I am not so sure that the city is miserable but maybe some of it's people have changed , but then , that maybe just a sign of the times and also my personal experiences . I go there these days because my family are there , other than that I would not bother . smile.gif

Posted by: wombat 10th Sep 2017, 08:33pm

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well i am back wombat


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Posted by: bilbo.s 10th Sep 2017, 09:29pm

QUOTE (angel @ 10th Sep 2017, 10:13pm) *
The topic being is Glasgow miles more miserable .

Well , literally I have walked miles around Glasgow as a child and adult and still do whenever the opportunity comes along when I visit the city , I think it is a great place to walk and just taking in the life of it is wonderful.

So , I am not so sure that the city is miserable but maybe some of it's people have changed , but then , that maybe just a sign of the times and also my personal experiences . I go there these days because my family are there , other than that I would not bother . smile.gif


I was raised in Glasgow, went to school there, university, worked there for about five years or so. I moved away and last lived there about 1968. I still get a buzz going back, although much has changed over the years, not all for the better. Shettleston is a sad imitation of what it was, and so too is Sauchiehall Street - definitely not improvements.

They say the people are what makes the place and that is true. Most folk are the salt of the earth, but there has always been the other side of the coin. To deny that would be foolish. I feel a stranger when I revisit now, but still a bit of me belongs, although most of my old pals have passed away or moved and lost contact. I have plenty family nearby but not in Glasgow itself and so I cannot share Angel's pleasure of re-uniting there.

I guess that I am typical of those who have gone away in that I feel nostalgia for the way things were, with the "caurs" , all the cinemas and dance halls, although I was never a dancer. Both my schools have gone, many schoolmates have passed away or have gone on to high positions - usually the ones I didn't like.

I don't know about Glasgow being more miserable, but I get that way when I visit. I didn't deliberately move away- it was more of a gradual process, and now I feel more "at home" in my adopted land than I have for many years. It's people who make Spain too, you see.

Posted by: TeeHeeHee 12th Sep 2017, 11:24am

Seems like parts of "Miserable Glasgow" are not such a bad place to reside after all tongue.gif ...

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Islington is the worst place for women to live in the UK, followed closely by Blackpool, according to a new study.

Research shows that female residents of the London borough of Islington report the lowest levels of happiness, life satisfaction and feelings that their life is worthwhile, along with the highest levels of anxiety ...The study indicates that the best place to live is East Dunbartonshire in Scotland, which scored well across a range of core domains, coming 11th on education and 16th in the quality of the local environment.


http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/blackpool-islington-women-worst-place-live-uk-income-housing-affordability-personal-wellbeing-a7940581.html


Posted by: Billy Boil 4th Oct 2017, 10:18pm

Getting carried along on waves of nostalgia for Glasgow always seems to me to be "the brave music of a distant drun"
All my good memories of Govan were the kids I played with from year naught till I was around 10.
I started to be aware of the evil of the crims, money lenders, sly groggers who ran the surrounding streets. They were possessed of true evil.
Vultures devoid of heart and soul. Glasgow did not pick up a reputation for violence. It was well earned.
I left there in 1959 to live in the Scottish special housing scheme in Johonstone. I was exalted .Trees , greenery ,clean streets and best of all
baths, indoor ( individual)_toilets hot running water; a disgrace that the slum I came from still housed human beings. Any nostalgia for such third world conditions is seriously misplaced.
On my one and only visit back to Scotland, I was on a bus to go back and see Govan once more. The bus rolled past Govan Cross. I stayed on, could not bring myself to get off.
I had been living in Melbourne since leaving Glasgoiw. The comparison was too much to take.
No rose dinted glasses could make Wanlock Street other than a dark brooding soulless slum, unfit for human habitation.

Posted by: TeeHeeHee 5th Oct 2017, 10:24am

QUOTE (Billy Boil @ 4th Oct 2017, 10:18pm) *
... I started to be aware of the evil of the crims, money lenders, sly groggers who ran the surrounding streets. They were possessed of true evil.
Vultures devoid of heart and soul. ...


See, Billy, you are right ... but ... when a 10 year old can recognise and survive all that, then by the time he's old enuff tae sojourn, carried by the four winds to all corners of the planet - including Melbourne - he's well able to look after himself having seen it all before in the Second City of The Empire.
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Posted by: Billy Boil 27th Oct 2017, 11:28pm

QUOTE (TeeHeeHee @ 5th Oct 2017, 10:24am) *
See, Billy, you are right ... but ... when a 10 year old can recognise and survive all that, then by the time he's old enuff tae sojourn, carried by the four winds to all corners of the planet - including Melbourne - he's well able to look after himself having seen it all before in the Second City of The Empire.
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Trouble with that T.H. it left me with an outlook on life that would see me resorting to violence when I should have turned the other cheek.

You can take the 'boy" out of the streets but it is a damn sight harder to remove the streets from the boy.

Posted by: TeeHeeHee 28th Oct 2017, 11:26am

Billy, my 10 year older brother was a genuine "Turn-the-other-cheek" believer and did so along with his friend while being robbed one evening in Glasgow near the Tent Hall which they'd visited to hear Billy Graham preach: I could never see the logic in that confused2.gif
Being able to react to violence violently has saved my bacon on enough occasions to be worthy of merit
On one occasion just before I was removed to a police station near Hannover, a flabergasted Polizei Kommissar turned me round to survey the devastaion left behind in a bar, where the owner had attempted to assault me physically, and asked in disbelief, " You did that?" To which I could only reply, "I suppose I must have ... but the others shouldn't have tried to join in!"
I was eventually released without charges and the guy who owned the bar; and most of the bruises, had to meet the cost of the damage to his person and establishment.
Had I turned the other cheek in the first instance I would have had to have cut my contract at the airport with Hapag Lloyd short and return, struggling with 3 tool-boxes, to the UK, out of work and with my jaw broken as a result.
And all because the lady (his niece) loved Milk Tray, as they say. tongue.gif

True, Billy, it's hard take the streets from the boy that you've taken from the streets; right enuff ... but those same streets made you who you are today: your upbringing is your guinea's stamp, it's your mark, win lose or draw - and no regrets wink.gif

Posted by: *johno* 7th May 2018, 09:11pm

People who are saying good things about Glasgow need to wake up. Scotland in general is beautiful... but only if you don't step your foot in Glasgow because here there is nothing more than heaps of litter, dog crap, dampness, misery and skinny junkies. Vast areas of boring and monochromatic landscape. Nothing interesting for sure. Glasgow is an unhealthy environment to live in. Tourists might love it as they only visit for a couple of days and move on - especially the usuals- parks, SEC, clyde, Glasgow Uni, west end etc. These very predictable arguments will NEVER make up for horrible weather all year round. If you decide decide to come and live here for longer, you realise that you have made a shitty life choice.

The most common excuse heard for any form of critisism of glasgow is 'every city has problems' or 'glasgow has its nice places or great night life' (pretty average really)

This place feels lonely and abandoned, so people search for 'happiness' in going to shops and binge drinking and going to McDonald's. Just some taste of the Glasgow Effect.

I have walked the streets of Glasgow for at least 3 years since I'm stuck at uni here, and when I hear the council telling people that the city is 'modern', 'vibrant' and 'attarctive', i Laugh. Then i go outside and see all the litter alongside the streets leading to the city centre, and say to myself: yeah, 'People make glasgow' ha ha ha ha ha

Posted by: taurus 8th May 2018, 03:52am

Oh dear you have had a bad day Johno,to vent your spleen like that. Spare a thought for those who still live in Glasgow and the environs. Not all lucky enough to be at Uni like you.I left Glasgow 57 years ago,not my choice,my husband`s ,and I was homesick for the place for years. Granted,there was a lot of employment then,and the only drug of the period was cigarettes,who ever envisaged a day when the drug scene would be the major problem that it is,and every country losing the battle against it. Sydney was beautiful when we landed,somewhat prim and proper,with clean streets,the days before grafitti ,and drunken yobs glassing and stabbing each other on a weekend night. When we came here if a man said "bloody " in a group where ladies were present,he got taken outside and got a punch. The degenaration of the world now and it`s not nice,but just not only Glasgow. I`v e been back many many times,and the people DO make Glasgow.

Posted by: wombat 8th May 2018, 06:48pm

tongue.gif yie furgot tae menshun the ALKY'S johno.

rolleyes.gif the dog crap dries up and blows away with the wind where I live yes.gif


 

Posted by: bilbo.s 8th May 2018, 09:37pm

QUOTE (wombat @ 8th May 2018, 08:48pm) *
tongue.gif yie furgot tae menshun the ALKY'S johno.

rolleyes.gif the dog crap dries up and blows away with the wind where I live yes.gif


Ah prefer the tinto! tongue.gif

Posted by: wombat 9th May 2018, 07:52pm

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Posted by: wombat 13th May 2018, 07:29pm

tongue.gif mibbie johno shood move here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s96drQkfpPI laugh.gif

Posted by: taurus 13th May 2018, 09:46pm

very good Wombat,and reminds me of the days when the yobs were on the beach sporting T shirts "Bob Hawks Surfing Team ". For the non Aussies,that was our Labor PM handing out great loads of dole money. When we came here,there was no such thing,(that we were aware of) or child endownment,that all came after my kids were too old to get it. Not sour grapes,we worked hard for our living.

Posted by: Dykejumper 13th May 2018, 10:13pm

Johno doesnt say why he is studying at a glasgow uni , would no other city accept him?
The city is awash with students and the money men are building or trying to build student accommodation on every site that becomes available close to a university, we are heading
for 1 in 6 of the population being a student, none of whom pay council tax.