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  1. Christchurch Mosque Shootings

    New Zealand's a strange one in as much as humans only arrived there pretty late in the day and there was no indigenous population...the Polynesian migrants now known as the Maori only arrived there about 13 or 1400AD, so it's not a case like the aborigines in Australia who have been there for tens of thousands of years.
  2. Everyday scummy behaviour

    Same here - guy outside Glasgow Central ostensibly trying to get back to East Kilbride and still there a fortnight later when he could have walked it back in two hours. It does make me feel bad that thanks to them I'm probably walking past some punters in genuine need, but working in the city centre as I do, I've seen enough to convince me that a good proportion of the punters on the beg there are at it.
  3. New clubs in the East of Scotland

    It's almost like one of those M.C Escher drawings - it seems to slope in about four different directions at once...
  4. Madeleine Mccann Missing Girl

    My thoughts exactly. As has been said before, it appears a fair proportion of the money raised by the public to help the search has instead been used in litigation against those who don't follow the party line - it's unlikely they'll welcome any documentary that raises "awkward" issues...
  5. A lot of rain about today and overnight

    By and large, it's not appreciably worse than most grass parks - it's rarely if ever the only game off, although it's fair to say that if there are a good few games off it'll more than likely be one of them. Having the two teams playing on it this season probably hasn't helped , as the pitch isn't really getting the break it needs....the drains were actually relaid a couple of years ago after we discovered some bright spark back in the day had infilled one with sand rather than gravel, which meant it gradually clogged up over time! Essentially you can lay the blame squarely at the feet of out late Victorian predecessors though - they were the ones who though it would be a great idea to build a ground featuring a sunken pitch right next to a canal
  6. A lot of rain about today and overnight

    As will we. By all accounts the rain couldn't have timed itself any better last week - two hours of sheets of it coming down on an already-heavy park coinciding with the game. With the amount of rain we've had during the week on top of that, from what I hear it's unlikely at best. Obviously it'll be left to the officials to call it off, but I think the fact we've not bothered to get the match programme printed this week tells its own story.
  7. C**** on a Train

    I suspect the feel of silk would be more than cancelled out by the smell of cabbage...
  8. C**** on a Train

    Not always - the most appetising thing in that photo is the tub of mystery vegetables.
  9. Work colleagues

    We had a guy a good while back at our place who was already on a warning for something or other and persuaded a guy I know to key him out at 6pm having left at 3 - he only agreed to do it reluctantly and on the proviso that if he was caught he was on his own. Needless to say, he got found out - by this point management were watching him like hawks - and at the meeting for dismissal unsuccessfully tried to save his own skin by grassing the guy who keyed him out. Unbelievably, he had the gall to show up at a works' do a few months later like nothing had happened...the guy he grassed literally booted him up and down the street...the bouncers in the pub we were in were initially going to break it up, but when we told them what the score was, left him to it.
  10. Work colleagues

    I think every workplace has at least one eminently dispensable person like that who thinks they can cover for lack of ability and appear indispensable by sheer consistent presence there. We've certainly got two I can think of; one guy who's in every morning half an hour before flexi begins and can't take a day off without coming in for a while because he was "just passing by" from his home fifteen miles away, and a girl who's obviously been promoted beyond her capability level at least once, and mitigates the fact she's struggling by working unpaid overtime till eight or nine a couple of nights a week and the odd weekend day. Not the way I'd want to live my life...I'd work on once in a blue moon if there's a bit of quid pro quo involved, but f**k making it the norm.
  11. Pie & Bovril Dead Pool 2019

    Resting on his laurels since 1995 I believe.
  12. Junior football, what is the future?

    Out of that lot a few have training lights - certainly not sufficient for a competitive game - but there are some in the list where there's nothing at all lighting-wise. I'm not even sure Coupar Angus have a team at the moment, far less floodlights. ETA - I stand corrected...they do have training lights down one side of the park - no way you could play a game under them though.
  13. Pie & Bovril Dead Pool 2019

    Whoops! Just caught the end of a news bulletin and assumed it was yer man. In other news, Joe Perry out of Aerosmith's still with us too...
  14. Pie & Bovril Dead Pool 2019

    Here's to absent Friends...
  15. Petty Things That Get On Your Nerves...

    Needless to say the Canal Bar in Anniesland eventually closed its doors...