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Re: Am I the only one?

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:08 pm
by The Egg Man
You might expect a knowledge of the subjects you mention and others because they've been taught for years.

I'm not saying people don't know about contemporary Scottish literature because it isn't worth knowing about, but because it isn't actively promoted or taught anywhere in the education system.

I think Josef would accept his level of interest in contemporary Scottish literature is a bit unusual. Most folk don't get past Ian Rankin or Christopher Brookmyre - if indeed they get that far.

Re: Am I the only one?

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:20 am
by Dexter St. Clair
On this week's Only Connect, the most esoteric quiz on television, during the Connecting Wall round the following combination appeared.Kon Tiki - Apache - Man Of Mystery - Foot Tapper.
The team's guess at the connection was that they are all rafts.Of course they are.


Fans of Elvis should note (and others be warned) that Felonious has purchased several Elvis film soundtracks from Fopp (£3.00 each) and will be playing them every Sunday on Sunny Govan radio.


Re: Am I the only one?

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:21 pm
by dimairt
Does anyone on HG care even less than I do about the new Archbishop of Canterbury? Had it not been for the US election, this would have been the main story on BBC News last night and earlier this evening.
It's a page 8 story in today's Herald, I had to have a good look to find it in the Daily Record and it was the tenth item, yes tenth, I did count, on Radio nan Gaidheal this morning.
Why does Radio 4 think this is important.

Durachdan,

Eddy

Re: Am I the only one?

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:29 pm
by The Egg Man
There's probably a big chunk of R4's audience which think it is important, unlikely as it might seem from up here.

Re: Am I the only one?

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:54 pm
by Vinegar Tom
dimairt wrote:Does anyone on HG care even less than I do about the new Archbishop of Canterbury?

Durachdan,

Eddy


I was surprised to learn that the new head shaman went to the same school as the current PM ( what are the odds against that, eh? )

Re: Am I the only one?

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:59 pm
by dimairt
Vinegar Tom wrote:
dimairt wrote:Does anyone on HG care even less than I do about the new Archbishop of Canterbury?

Durachdan,

Eddy


I was surprised to learn that the new head shaman went to the same school as the current PM ( what are the odds against that, eh? )


On the Now Show this evening they were comparing election systems: in the USA the government is decided by an electoral college, in the UK it's decided by Eton College.

Durachdan,

Eddy

Re: Am I the only one?

PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:47 am
by rabmania
It's a Church/State thing.

Re: Am I the only one?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:28 am
by viceroy
Yet another fat-arsed cretin on a pushbike nearly ramming me from behind on a public footpath. Flashed past me with about a quarter of an inch to spare, just about bringing on a cardiac arrest. This is happening nearly every day now. They are everywhere, on pavements and in public parks – an in your face display of alpha male arrogance. If bells are compulsory shouldn't the use of them be compulsory too? It's bad enough having to contend with pig-ignorant motorists who behave as if you simply don't exist. Being a pedestrian in this city is like being a Jew in Nazi Germany.

Re: Am I the only one?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:39 pm
by rabmania
viceroy wrote:Yet another fat-arsed cretin on a pushbike nearly ramming me from behind on a public footpath. Flashed past me with about a quarter of an inch to spare, just about bringing on a cardiac arrest. This is happening nearly every day now. They are everywhere, on pavements and in public parks – an in your face display of alpha male arrogance. If bells are compulsory shouldn't the use of them be compulsory too? It's bad enough having to contend with pig-ignorant motorists who behave as if you simply don't exist. Being a pedestrian in this city is like being a Jew in Nazi Germany.

Ahem...you lost my sympathy there!

Re: Am I the only one?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:13 pm
by banjo
ta for the reminder,i must get a bell for my bicycle.nazis indeed. 8O

Re: Am I the only one?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:31 pm
by viceroy
rabmania wrote:
viceroy wrote:Yet another fat-arsed cretin on a pushbike nearly ramming me from behind on a public footpath. Flashed past me with about a quarter of an inch to spare, just about bringing on a cardiac arrest. This is happening nearly every day now. They are everywhere, on pavements and in public parks – an in your face display of alpha male arrogance. If bells are compulsory shouldn't the use of them be compulsory too? It's bad enough having to contend with pig-ignorant motorists who behave as if you simply don't exist. Being a pedestrian in this city is like being a Jew in Nazi Germany.

Ahem...you lost my sympathy there!


I agree that the remark was rather on the strong side and in a calmer frame of mind – such as the one I am in now – I probably wouldn't have used it. However it was born out of utter frustration at a state of affairs I and many others are now having to put up with day after day without seemingly being able to do anything about it. The point I was making is that being a pedestrian, i.e. somebody who habitually travels from A to B on foot whether from choice or out of necessity, is to find yourself in a state of extreme vulnerability in an environment in which you are constantly treated as being less than human.

Incidentally, I wonder whether there are statistics showing the number of pedestrians actually injured by cyclists every year. I would find it hard to believe that this never happens.

Re: Am I the only one?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:39 pm
by mrlipring
I can't say I've ever been injured by a cyclist, or even nearly injured. I do hate seeing adult cyclists on pavements where there's a road, though.

"constantly treated as being less than human" seems like a hell of an exaggeration as well.

Re: Am I the only one?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:52 pm
by Dexter St. Clair
Aye try riding a bike on a road. It might put it into perspective. Cyclist should be travelling at a speed where an "Excuse me" can be heard and acted upon if necessary. They should also say thank you.

Re: Am I the only one?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:13 pm
by yoker brian
A reminder from the Highway Code

https://www.gov.uk/rules-for-cyclists-5 ... w-59-to-71

64

You MUST NOT cycle on a pavement.
Laws HA 1835 sect 72 & R(S)A 1984, sect 129

Re: Am I the only one?

PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:29 pm
by Dexter St. Clair
yoker brian wrote:A reminder from the Highway Code

https://www.gov.uk/rules-for-cyclists-5 ... w-59-to-71

64

You MUST NOT cycle on a pavement.
Laws HA 1835 sect 72 & R(S)A 1984, sect 129


viceroy wrote:Yet another fat-arsed cretin on a pushbike nearly ramming me from behind on a public footpath.


Viceroy path to be shared or was it the pavement?