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Nice Ned FP Fin Robertson
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Alow me, your wonderfullness, herewith one of his exquisite and original little squibs for you to savor here;
.....The deal is part of a multi-billion pound plan to sell off the less useful members of Scottish society to the Chinese, who are developing a process of melting them down and using them as a form of industrial glue.....
It has been well documented, elsewhere, that neds are sold to the Chinese for Chinese built water purification plants, aka: recycling of human waste, notably in Algeria, where it is more difficult to raise and bank backhanders on public investments when sourced locally. that and the fees for bond issues ensure a lively market for otherwise useless neds.
'Pure mad men'al orien'al' as I believe they say in the Barras...
I just heard about Peter Mullan's film Neds........sounds like a blatant attempt to cash in on the success of Trainspotting.......how the violent Glasgow of his childhood inspired his latest film …...
Peter Mullan claims his latest film Neds is 'personal but not autobiographical' ….........Even when he enrolled at Glasgow University to study drama and economic history, the 17-year-old Mullan was surrounded by violence.........the poor dear, all those aspiring luvvies, simply ghastly.
I blame Irving Welsh, he's full of crap as well, used to drink in Robbies Bar on Leith walk, get completely guttered and spend his time telling complete strangers how much he loved them....which is the greatest danger you are likely to face from a Scots drunk........ he still does for all I know.
Anyway, in view of all that, I can see what an arse I've been complaining about the Neds piece, though I still think that people who use terms like Neds and Chavs tell you far more about themselves than they do about those referred to.....dosen't apply here though so Sorry, everyone, I shall shut up.
If you'd been complaining I hadn't noticed. If my line about melting down Scottish people to glue had a hint of 'fascism' about it, it wasn't intentional. Although, in 2 million years from now Scotland's cemetary's will undeniably be a rich source of fossil fuel.
I agree with your point about Mullen, who at least has the honesty to admit that when it comes to Glasgow gang culture he is a 'tourist'. Albeit a tourist with a video camera.
For me the story wasn't really prompted by the Neds at all, but about the panda deal being window-dressing for trade deals and other economic shenanigans.
If pandas are part of a cultural exchange with Scotland, then what might Scottish culture offer as an equivalent, etc etc.
As Barry Cryer said, analysing a joke's like dissecting a frog. The frog dies and nobody laughs.
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