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Re: The Real Glasgow Conspiracy

A friend of mine grew up near London in the 60s, and she's told me her dad took her up to Glasgow at the time (I can't remember why). Said she'd never seen poverty like that before, and it scared the bejeezus out of her. At the risk of wandering off-topic, but hopefully giving a bit of context, Edin...
by Lucky Poet
Fri Jan 18, 2008 11:06 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Development
Topic: The Real Glasgow Conspiracy
Replies: 36
Views: 13517

Re: The Real Glasgow Conspiracy

Hey Cochrane, cheers for raising this again, I thought I'd managed to kill this thread stone dead :mrgreen: Thinking back, I guess I meant exactly what Josef said, the point being it prejudices any research into this kind of subject. Which is not to say they didn't have it in for Glasgow... As you s...
by Lucky Poet
Fri Jan 18, 2008 10:13 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Development
Topic: The Real Glasgow Conspiracy
Replies: 36
Views: 13517

Re: Clyde Bridges

^The Tay Bridge was a statistical blip :wink:
by Lucky Poet
Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:29 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Squinty Bridge Closed
Replies: 138
Views: 77759

Re: Clyde Bridges

I can't vouch for the Kingston Bridge, but a few years ago they had to strengthen the towers on the Forth Road Bridge and replace all the hangers, because of those huge traffic levels that it wasn't designed for. I'm sure the monster-sized lorries of the past few years really don't help. Last I hear...
by Lucky Poet
Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:26 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Squinty Bridge Closed
Replies: 138
Views: 77759

Re: Clyde Bridges

Hardly a quick fix indeed... I guess they'll have to replace all of them. What happened? £20.8 million and they bought the cables from Lidl?
by Lucky Poet
Tue Jan 15, 2008 1:01 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Squinty Bridge Closed
Replies: 138
Views: 77759

Re: Clyde Bridges

It's iconic, it's radical, it's got a bit of a problem :? :

"Clyde Arc closed by cable 'snap'"
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/gla ... 188577.stm

<edit> Damn damn damn, beaten to it!
by Lucky Poet
Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:39 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Squinty Bridge Closed
Replies: 138
Views: 77759

Re: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff

Peculiar optical illusion experiment thing, if you've got 5 minutes to spare:

http://www.cheswick.com/ches/me/
by Lucky Poet
Sat Jan 12, 2008 8:53 pm
 
Forum: Random Distractions
Topic: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff
Replies: 3327
Views: 736624

Re: What song are you listening to?

The Cure - A Short Term Effect. Oh misery me :wink:
by Lucky Poet
Sun Dec 30, 2007 12:28 am
 
Forum: Random Distractions
Topic: What song are you listening to?
Replies: 3870
Views: 713469

Re: Happy Christmas

Ok, in all-inclusive style: merry Christmas / Xmas / almost Solstice / approximate Saturnalia / Tuesday / whatever day it is according to the Julian calendar / nearly Hogmanay / no such thing as Hogmanay cos it's all an SNP conspiracy / whatever, man, treat it as a blessed couple of fucking days off...
by Lucky Poet
Tue Dec 25, 2007 1:03 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Happy Christmas
Replies: 40
Views: 7508

Re: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff

Try this, Iron Maiden gone seriously wrong: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkAx-j9whiA
No, really, go on :)
by Lucky Poet
Mon Dec 24, 2007 11:55 pm
 
Forum: Random Distractions
Topic: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff
Replies: 3327
Views: 736624

Re: Happy Christmas

A very merry Christmas to the lot o ye. Hope the fat bugger wi the beard's good to you all. Failing that, let's get drunk :mrgreen:
Best regards, Scott.
by Lucky Poet
Mon Dec 24, 2007 11:42 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Happy Christmas
Replies: 40
Views: 7508

Re: Radio 1 censors Fairytale of New York

I really really don't like the 'other F-word', and have good reason not to if you get my drift, but for feck's sake it's only a song and it's pretty obviously not meant maliciously. I'm far more offended by the spectacle of some feeble-minded, patronising git acting as moral arbiter than I am by wha...
by Lucky Poet
Sat Dec 22, 2007 1:12 am
 
Forum: Random Distractions
Topic: Radio 1 censors Fairytale of New York
Replies: 7
Views: 2009

Re: Favourite Poems about Glasgow?

Sheesh, these things are like buses; you wait for ages then two come along at once.
by Lucky Poet
Sat Dec 22, 2007 12:53 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Favourite Poems about Glasgow?
Replies: 3
Views: 1506

Re: Favourite Poems about Glasgow?

It's only partly about Glasgow, but 'Glasgow, 1960' by Hugh MacDiarmid is a wee gem. I don't know about the legality or otherwise of posting it here, but I guess a mod can take it down if it's really not ok. It was published in 1935 by the way... Returning to Glasgow after long exile Nothing seemed ...
by Lucky Poet
Sat Dec 22, 2007 12:35 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Favourite Poems about Glasgow?
Replies: 3
Views: 1506

Re: 3rd Reich past-present

That looks like an astonishing place, PK. I always fancied a Luger when I was a kid. Full marks to the writer for sneaking 'tenebrous' and 'conniptions' into an article too.
by Lucky Poet
Sun Nov 25, 2007 2:56 am
 
Forum: Around the World
Topic: 3rd Reich past-present
Replies: 12
Views: 4198
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