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Asshoppers need not apply. RJG

ailsa (ailsa), Wednesday, 27 June 2001 03:03 (eighteen years ago) link

two years pass...
asshoppers need not apply

RJG (RJG), Thursday, 5 February 2004 02:41 (sixteen years ago) link

Every time I've been to Glasgow I've beaten someone up. Not again.

Eyeball Kicks (Eyeball Kicks), Thursday, 5 February 2004 02:55 (sixteen years ago) link

I have an idea

RJG (RJG), Thursday, 5 February 2004 03:35 (sixteen years ago) link

http://website.lineone.net/~johnfinlay/recipes/glasgowp.htm

see ar (see ar), Thursday, 5 February 2004 03:39 (sixteen years ago) link

PUNCH

see ar (see ar), Thursday, 5 February 2004 03:39 (sixteen years ago) link

you are not on the menu, ILX.

RJG (RJG), Thursday, 5 February 2004 04:02 (sixteen years ago) link

Today on a train I saw a wee lassie who reminded me of, or who was, a female version of RJG. Save that she was wee.

I thought her pretty.

the bluefox, Thursday, 5 February 2004 17:11 (sixteen years ago) link

I think RJG's pretty.

Lara (Lara), Friday, 6 February 2004 11:40 (sixteen years ago) link

RJG is handsome. Cook is pretty.

Jerry the Nipper (Jerrynipper), Friday, 6 February 2004 11:53 (sixteen years ago) link

Pretty what?

Madchen (Madchen), Friday, 6 February 2004 12:02 (sixteen years ago) link

one easter i happened to be up in glasgow and sonic youth were doing a signing session at the old RAT record shop in the virginia street galleries (i assume the shop's long since gone - this would have been '86 time as they were signing copies of EVOL). they asked whether there were any good alternative music radio shows in glasgow/scotland and i gave them contact details for frank skerrett on radio clyde and andy cameron on bbc radio scotland, having assured them that they were tireless champions of new music. i've no idea what if anything transpired but whenever i saw any sonic youth people in subsequent years they never mentioned anything about it.

Marcello Carlin, Friday, 6 February 2004 12:10 (sixteen years ago) link

Pretty/Vacant/Gorgeous/Sweet smelling/Funny/Witty/Please

Mooro (Mooro), Friday, 6 February 2004 17:21 (sixteen years ago) link

it's glasgow?

you're all pretty/handsome, in glasgow.

try glasgow more.

(asshoppers need not apply)

RJG (RJG), Monday, 9 February 2004 02:25 (sixteen years ago) link

try glasgow more.

cozen (Cozen), Monday, 9 February 2004 02:59 (sixteen years ago) link

What are the best buildings in Glasgow? Are there whole streets of good buildings?

Eyeball Kicks (Eyeball Kicks), Monday, 9 February 2004 03:01 (sixteen years ago) link

no.

jed_ (jed), Monday, 9 February 2004 03:10 (sixteen years ago) link

there are streets in glasgow of whole buildings. and wholly of buildings, yes.

cozen (Cozen), Monday, 9 February 2004 03:15 (sixteen years ago) link

you've tried glasgow right? try it more.

cozen (Cozen), Monday, 9 February 2004 03:18 (sixteen years ago) link

what are you people saying?

I don't think you're all trying as much as one another.

RJG (RJG), Monday, 9 February 2004 03:22 (sixteen years ago) link

two weeks pass...
148 has cigarettes and pancakes, tomorrow.

asshoppers need not apply.

RJG (RJG), Monday, 23 February 2004 23:39 (sixteen years ago) link

But can they if they want?

N. (nickdastoor), Monday, 23 February 2004 23:43 (sixteen years ago) link

cigarettes don't explode in your stomach.

cozhopper (Cozen), Monday, 23 February 2004 23:44 (sixteen years ago) link

it might be more fun if they did, to tell the truth.

crosspost

RJG (RJG), Monday, 23 February 2004 23:44 (sixteen years ago) link

it might be more fun if they did, to tell the truth.

RJG (RJG), Monday, 23 February 2004 23:45 (sixteen years ago) link

9 has gin and pancakes, tomorrow.

cozen (Cozen), Monday, 23 February 2004 23:46 (sixteen years ago) link

haha, 139 less/fewer.

everywhere has gin, tomorrow.

RJG (RJG), Monday, 23 February 2004 23:47 (sixteen years ago) link

no, you count up. and then back round to 9.

that much more.

cozen (Cozen), Monday, 23 February 2004 23:49 (sixteen years ago) link

okay. 139 less. : /

cozen (Cozen), Monday, 23 February 2004 23:49 (sixteen years ago) link

I do like gin.

Cathy (Cathy), Monday, 23 February 2004 23:56 (sixteen years ago) link

no wonder.

RJG (RJG), Tuesday, 24 February 2004 00:02 (sixteen years ago) link

he used my 'no wonder' line.

cozen (Cozen), Tuesday, 24 February 2004 00:03 (sixteen years ago) link

I'm going to bed. Will probably see one or both of you tomorrow. And I'll expect pancakes.

Cathy (Cathy), Tuesday, 24 February 2004 00:06 (sixteen years ago) link

I'll expect fireworks.

N. (nickdastoor), Tuesday, 24 February 2004 00:07 (sixteen years ago) link

but there might be gunshots.

RJG (RJG), Tuesday, 24 February 2004 00:11 (sixteen years ago) link

caesium.

cozen (Cozen), Tuesday, 24 February 2004 00:14 (sixteen years ago) link

I got phone-interviewed by a lovely woman from the glasgow herald today re: blogs.

cozen (Cozen), Tuesday, 24 February 2004 18:41 (sixteen years ago) link

who was that?

N. (nickdastoor), Tuesday, 24 February 2004 18:51 (sixteen years ago) link

Ab1g4il W1ld. she had a very nice voice.

cozen (Cozen), Tuesday, 24 February 2004 18:53 (sixteen years ago) link

do you know her?

cozen (Cozen), Tuesday, 24 February 2004 18:54 (sixteen years ago) link

Well, I know who she is. I like her writing.

N. (nickdastoor), Tuesday, 24 February 2004 18:54 (sixteen years ago) link

I was talking to Spiers again early, and I sent your love.

N. (nickdastoor), Tuesday, 24 February 2004 18:55 (sixteen years ago) link

I hope she says nice things about me.

cozen (Cozen), Tuesday, 24 February 2004 18:56 (sixteen years ago) link

I hope everyone says nice things about me.

cozen (Cozen), Tuesday, 24 February 2004 18:56 (sixteen years ago) link

I once saw Graham Spiers staggering drunkenly down Byres Road, having just left Cookie to go for a taxi. It was a beautiful sight and I wish he could have seen it.

ailsa (ailsa), Tuesday, 24 February 2004 18:57 (sixteen years ago) link

There was a Cookie-Spiers summit?

N. (nickdastoor), Tuesday, 24 February 2004 18:59 (sixteen years ago) link

I had left Cook and I wished he could have seen it. I thought that may have implied he didn't.

ailsa (ailsa), Tuesday, 24 February 2004 19:00 (sixteen years ago) link

cook could beat up spiers.

cozen (Cozen), Tuesday, 24 February 2004 19:01 (sixteen years ago) link

Certainly in the state spiers was in that night . . . (someone said somewhere else that was the right way to do ellipses? It looks silly)

ailsa (ailsa), Tuesday, 24 February 2004 19:02 (sixteen years ago) link

Yeah, ignore them, they were talking shite.

N. (nickdastoor), Tuesday, 24 February 2004 19:03 (sixteen years ago) link

Fair dos, big yin, ye're absolved.

(includes digression on farting) (Tom D.), Friday, 7 February 2020 11:59 (three weeks ago) link

This seems neat

pink peacock (די ראָזעווע פּאַווע or di rozeve pave) is a queer, yiddish, anarchist vegan café opening soon in glasgow!

the café will be entirely pay-what-you-can down to £0 and we’ll have a free fridge

(פֿאָדעם אויף ייִדיש ⬆️) pic.twitter.com/VkCwBulVvh

— די ראָזעווע פּאַווע pink peacock (@dirozevepave) February 10, 2020

Swilling Ambergris, Esq. (silby), Monday, 10 February 2020 22:05 (two weeks ago) link

awesome. wonder if they're linked to this group who are campaigning to save a synagogue in my neighbourhood
https://twitter.com/irnju
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-50808796

||||||||, Monday, 10 February 2020 22:07 (two weeks ago) link

sounds great, will keep an eye out for when it opens

Homegrown Georgia speedster Ladd McConkey (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 10 February 2020 22:21 (two weeks ago) link

Didnt realise there were any significant number of young yiddish speaking Jewish people in Glasgow!

frederik b. godt (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 04:54 (two weeks ago) link

So, it looks like I will be trying Glasgow more, possibly a lot more.

I married Jen, a Perthshire lady, last year (as at least one of you definitely knows) and so signed up to her long-term plan to move back to Scotland - we're moving partly to be nearer her folks, and the politics and climate help a bit too.

We're going to be renting for a bit after we move up, my career is pretty movable, and she's doing a masters in Library Sciences because that's what she's into.

We haven't really decided between the two big cities (NB once we have, I will obviously have to bribe a mod to come back and delete this paragraph) - we'll see where Jen gets work. We'll probably be back and forth a fair bit either way.

I don't know if you know that thing where you can't decide what to do, so you toss a coin and see what you feel about the result? Well, the first few decent job applications have been coming in, and they're all in Edinburgh, and Jen's been "Shit, I suppose I was hoping they'd be in Glasgow".

But either way, I will be trying Glasgow more.

Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 11 February 2020 18:49 (two weeks ago) link

jim, Yiddish revivalism has some currency among certain young Jews for a variety of reasons, including political ones, so Glasgow's as good as anywhere else for it. Of course it is also still the living native tongue of some Orthodox Jewish communities in the US; no idea about the UK. Probably it's in a similar position to Scottish Gaelic in that regard!

Swilling Ambergris, Esq. (silby), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 19:31 (two weeks ago) link

xp fucking hell, big move! Congratulations though! When’s it happening?

silby, I am only vaguely aware of this but it’s a diaspora thing right? I know Jewdas have links to resources about it on their site & people can take classes in learning it.

hyds (gyac), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 19:56 (two weeks ago) link

congrats AF (ps edinburgh is bad not good)

||||||||, Tuesday, 11 February 2020 19:58 (two weeks ago) link

^ cosine both of the above points

Homegrown Georgia speedster Ladd McConkey (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 20:00 (two weeks ago) link

There's a Jewish primary school in Glasgow, possibly that may account for some young Yiddish speakers - there's a sizeable Jewish community in and around Giffnock where the school is.

(Hi Andrew, you know my answer is "move to Glasgow". So move to Glasgow)

ailsa, Tuesday, 11 February 2020 20:28 (two weeks ago) link

Thanks for the info, silby.

Glasgow is bigger and better and has a more affordable housing market :)

frederik b. godt (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 22:21 (two weeks ago) link

congrats AF, good luck with jobs/the move!

I've had several friends move away from here over the past year or two and another one, arguably the last tbh, just moved up to Glasgow - so perhaps I ought to try Glasgow more (well, at all)

if I do ever make it up to visit then vegan cafés will be v much on the agenda (cafés and food/drink emporia of all sorts for me but friend is vegan) and that Yiddish one sounds cool

a passing spacecadet, Tuesday, 11 February 2020 22:28 (two weeks ago) link

Thanks all - we're looking at moving up in May, but nothing's set until we tell the movers.

I'm moving from Stamford Hill, so any ambient Yiddish would make me feel at home!

(TIL learned that at the formation of the Israeli state, secular Jews tended towards supporting Hebrew as a nationwide language to unite the people, while the more religious tended towards Yiddish for the populace, so as to keep Hebrew for sacred matters)

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 13:17 (two weeks ago) link

Who knew there was a synagogue in Langside? I've lived in the south side for years and it's the first I've heard of it

paolo, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 13:42 (two weeks ago) link

irn-ju

Love it

paolo, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 13:42 (two weeks ago) link

Don’t listen to them Andrew, Dundee is on the up, gets lots of hours of sunlight and less rain than the west coast, is cheap and is close to Glorious Perthshire.

michaellambert, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 14:41 (two weeks ago) link

and you didn't even mention the V&A!

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 15:49 (two weeks ago) link

(Edinburgh is good btw)

Who knew there was a synagogue in Langside? I've lived in the south side for years and it's the first I've heard of it

I used to live round the corner from it.

High profile Tom D (Tom D.), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 15:52 (two weeks ago) link

Closeness to Perthshire is a carefully modulated variable, less than 60 minutes would have to be looked at very carefully.

We did spend a bunch of time using this toy, as presented by caek on the London Transport thread:

https://app.traveltimeplatform.com/search/0_lng=-4.21754&0_tt=60&0_time=d1581319810182&0_title=Glasgow%2C%20Scotland%2C%20United%20Kingdom&0_lat=55.90551

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 15:54 (two weeks ago) link

Both are miles better than London, by some considerable distance.

High profile Tom D (Tom D.), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 15:55 (two weeks ago) link

Also, I once got dumped in the Wetherspoons in Paisley.

michaellambert, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 16:37 (two weeks ago) link

I then had to get back to the outskirts of Edinburgh via public transport on a Sunday, which was probably the worse bit tbh.

michaellambert, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 16:42 (two weeks ago) link

one for the hypothetical ‘real scotland’ thread

Homegrown Georgia speedster Ladd McConkey (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 17:22 (two weeks ago) link

I'm probably overthinking this, but: that wasn't a joke about Stamford Bridge, home of Spurs, who I understand are known by a jolly racial epithet - but rather the nearby-but-less-famous Stamford Hill, which genuinely has a large orthodox Jewish population.

Anyway.

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 22:29 (two weeks ago) link

stamford bridge is the home of chelsea

frederik b. godt (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 22:30 (two weeks ago) link

Stamford Hill, as my friend David used to say, On Top of Old Stokey.

High profile Tom D (Tom D.), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 22:31 (two weeks ago) link

Oh yeah that's right - I will need to study up on football and racism for Glasgow, I'm aware.

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 23:25 (two weeks ago) link

you can just tell people you're a patrick thistle fan and with your non-local accent you'll be fine

frederik b. godt (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 23:29 (two weeks ago) link

With your particular non-local accent I wouldn't try to convince anyone you're a Rangers fan though. Just say, "I don't know much about football and I'm not really interested in it" and people will say, "Oh you must be a Partick Thistle fan then".

High profile Tom D (Tom D.), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 23:42 (two weeks ago) link

hey now

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Thursday, 13 February 2020 00:02 (two weeks ago) link

This ex-Dennistoun resident’s top tip for anyone moving to Glasgow is avoid living close to the route of an orange walk unless you like that kind of thing at 8am on a weekend.

Madchen, Thursday, 13 February 2020 07:30 (two weeks ago) link

as an ex-resident of govan, i cannot fully express just how otm that tip is

Homegrown Georgia speedster Ladd McConkey (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 13 February 2020 09:28 (two weeks ago) link

Don't forget Glasgow's fourth team, Queen's Park, who have just had to vacate Hampden Park for a much tinier ground.

The church bells on a Sunday morning in Dennistoun were equally insistent and irritating when I lived on Roslea Drive.

Ward Fowler, Thursday, 13 February 2020 09:33 (two weeks ago) link

try glasgow less

LUNCH Glasgow has come up with a 'cooncil' themed wrap with a concauction of ingredients that will blow your tastebuds away.

The 'cooncil melt' was launched this morning as a laugh after a member of the public gave the eatery the inspiration for a Glasgow-themed melt on Instagram.

Already, the wrap is proving to be a huge hit for the people of Glasgow.

It contains: Turkey dinosaurs, potato smiles, chicken dippers, five spice, curry sauce and cheese.

https://www.glasgowtimes.co.uk/resources/images/11023906.jpg?type=article-full

Homegrown Georgia speedster Ladd McConkey (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 14 February 2020 11:21 (two weeks ago) link

"here we see pictured the feast before and after eating"

Andrew Farrell, Friday, 14 February 2020 11:26 (two weeks ago) link

I would love that as a meal tbh

boxedjoy, Friday, 14 February 2020 13:22 (two weeks ago) link

Glasgow's Potato Smiles Better.

Load up your rubber wallets (Tom D.), Friday, 14 February 2020 13:24 (two weeks ago) link

hummin'

frederik b. godt (jim in vancouver), Friday, 14 February 2020 17:39 (two weeks ago) link

storm dennis is a reet xunt

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A bus driver held the bus at a stop this afternoon for me until it calmed down enough for me to get off and run into a shop, there was an actual wall of water heading up the road towards the bus that his wipers wouldn't clear. It's fecking brutal out there

ailsa, Saturday, 15 February 2020 18:17 (two weeks ago) link

this is a fuckin' bop tbh

Reminder that Glasgow had an anthem for its american football team (with a rap) but because it's glasgow all the joy has a backdrop of grey bleakness and it's very special. pic.twitter.com/U5wHF6LS9S

— Michael M (@michaelmphysics) February 18, 2020

Generous Grant for Stepladder Creamery (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 13:52 (one week ago) link

The guy who did that song sometimes comes into my work to do voiceovers. He always wears a hat, which makes the office dog go crazy.

Eyeball Kicks, Thursday, 20 February 2020 10:07 (one week ago) link

the singer is hudson mohawks's dad (mentioned in the twitter comments, but in case you didn't click through). just remembered that my da knew him also. I'm 4 degrees of separation from kanye west

frederik b. godt (jim in vancouver), Friday, 21 February 2020 20:58 (one week ago) link

I took a piss beside Hud Mo at the Sub Club once. True story

paolo, Saturday, 22 February 2020 11:04 (one week ago) link

Which means I'm two degrees from Kanye

paolo, Saturday, 22 February 2020 11:05 (one week ago) link

She’s turned the Waynes against us...

She’s turned the Waynes against us pic.twitter.com/u5lZfp2fWe

— Allan Price 🎙📻 📺 (@AllanGPrice) February 21, 2020

Doubling down on out of date information (aldo), Saturday, 22 February 2020 11:40 (one week ago) link

congrats AF, good luck with jobs/the move!

― a passing spacecadet, Tuesday, February 11, 2020 10:28 PM

Read this as "congrats as fuck"

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 22 February 2020 19:09 (one week ago) link

Welcome to fucking Scotland.

Load up your rubber wallets (Tom D.), Saturday, 22 February 2020 19:14 (one week ago) link


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