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  1. Hamsterbert

    Hollowhorn

    Sad news. I'm sorry to hear it and I know he will be missed very much.
  2. Wow, I am VERY late to this. Congratulations, Lynnski! May you be wonderfully happy together.
  3. Hamsterbert

    Katie Hopkins in complete moron shocker

    Perhaps they have her on the programme for guaranteed controversy. I had never heard of her until reading about her name prejudices and I think I wish I had still never heard of her. Sounds like a ghastly person.
  4. I doubt I'll be there but it's a very worthy cause and I do hope it is a success. Huntington's is what killed Woody Guthrie, isn't it?
  5. Hamsterbert

    Homeopathy

    Ah, seeing this topic reminded me of a funny sketch: That Mitchell and Webb Look: Homeopathic A&E http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMGIbOGu8q0
  6. Hamsterbert

    George Square

    There was a recent item about George Square in the Herald,: http://www.heraldsco...roes.2012109866 From article: " ... But what I want to know is why there are no statues to Glasgow's rebels and working class heroes. (Okay, there's one of Burns but he was an Ayrshire man.) For example, why is there nothing to commemorate that famous day in 1919 when the tanks were called out to quell the huge demonstration, red flag and all, in the Square. Willie Gallacher's bandaged head (courtesy of a police truncheon) would surely make a great subject for a statue. Or what about Thomas Muir, the 18th century radical, transported for his support of democratic reform? His smashed face (courtesy of a Royal Navy cannonball) would make for another interesting pose. The most glaring omission is the lack of any memorial to John MacLean. I'll forgive you if you say, 'John who?' History was my favourite subject at school and I studied it at university but in 17 years of a Glasgow education, there wasn't a single mention of MacLean in any of my lessons or lectures. ... " And the readers' comments are also very interesting and worth reading.. Certainly, Mr. Morrison is quite right. How many of us ever heard of John McLean, or Thomas Muir, or many other important people at school? To be fair, though, I did get to learn about somebody in a different country not being good at making cakes. I suppose that was a very important thing to know.. The article, AND the reader comments, are worth a look, I think
  7. Hamsterbert

    Libraries

    Lynnski, stand for public office, please: I will vote for you.
  8. Hamsterbert

    London 2012 Olympics

    Oh well, Seb Coe could pay that out of pocket change, so that's all right, obviously. Ach, no, you don't mean all this rubbish will be paid for by our council tax, do you? Oh yes, that's right, it certainly will. What a tiresome ridiculous load of nonsense, and expensive too. I iz not a happy hamster.
  9. Hamsterbert

    A potted history of my employment...

    Hmm, yes, I think I can see a pattern emerging. Poor Lynnski. Now, what you have to do is print loads of copies of your C.V. and offer to take money from employers NOT to go and work for them. Because if you have turned into a sort of harbinger of corporate doom, it should be well worth their while to pay you to stay away. Sort of a Danegeld thing. AND as the economy gets worse and risk gets bigger, they will get even more worried and so you increase your fees. Oh, and 10% consultancy fee in a brown envelope for me, please.
  10. Hamsterbert

    Scottish Independence ...

    Oh, that clever Mr. Cameron being a bit silly? Ach, heaven forfend. The very thought! As if! It is because, of course, we are all going to be feeling happily and easily fooled in the "afterglow" of Great Events. So that's us tellt then. http://www.independe...ar-6286985.html Unwise though it may be to make predictions, I think those events will not give me any glow at all, and I doubt I'll be alone in that. I don't recall feeling especially glowing the last time the queen had some kind of jubilee, and the London Oversized Expensive Sports Day will not cause me much joy and warm feeling. Indeed, even most London residents, having to put up with the whole thing (whereas the rest of us only have to put up with subsidising it) will be a bit cheesed off with the whole thing, I am sure. Nope, "call-me-Dave" has called it wrong, I think. But I think it's good, 'cos I wanted a wee bit of a relaxing laugh today. Ta much, Daftie Davie.
  11. Hamsterbert

    George Michael

    Oh, that yin was forever swallowing fish bones, wasn't she? Probably held the world record for it. Hey, maybe that's why her name always seemed to be "the-queen-mum-cod-bless-her".
  12. Hamsterbert

    George Michael

    The fun bit would be finding out, if he is treated by any "foreign" doctors and nurses, whether he can manage not to be racist and rude to them.
  13. Hamsterbert

    Carjackings in the West End

    Well, that's nasty and a bit weird. I don't know anything about cars, so are "Astra" cars particularly expensive and desirable or what?
  14. Hamsterbert

    Scottish Independence ...

    "Within 4 years the SNP will be asking for my vote, my family's vote .." I had somehow thought that you lived in London. It's possible that I am mistaken in this.
  15. Hamsterbert

    Scottish Education

    If Scotland did not charge, then our universities would be oversubscribed, leaving no room for Scottish domiciled students. It is up to the Westminster government to vote against tuition fees in England and for the Welsh Assembly and the Northern Ireland whatever-its-name-is to deal with tuition fees in their own areas. Scottish students choosing to study in England, Wales, and N. Ireland pay fees.
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