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  1. Sammy obviously got the same PM today that I and 4 others did. If S brought it to our attention earlier ( I'm only guessing because his OP has been deleted) then fair dos I say. I take it there's no truth in the allegations contained in the PM then?
  2. Feral Kid? The mullet sounds familiar; http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/images/uploadedfiles/editorial/pictures/2008/10/09/feral.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/article/2008/10/10/22711_news.html&h=262&w=350&sz=36&tbnid=pKX1-zvZMoxZCM:&tbnh=90&tbnw=120&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dferal%2Bkid%2Bmad%2Bmax&zoom=1&q=feral+kid+mad+max&usg=__3KJFJgWG1nFsj4ehA_ukeyoKw1E=&sa=X&ei=vCidTO_aFoWUjAep3MiQDQ&ved=0CCAQ9QEwAw
  3. :D Yeah strictly west side. Dear god these bots are getting cleverer.
  4. Likewise, LarryT, I do the exact same with my pet teenager This past week or two the sun's got so low that you have to wrap up a bit to sit outside Atrium but come about 5pm, it comes west around the rooftops for about half an hour Probably about time Kember and Jones put out their furry seat covers. But I prefer not to sit there myself---I refuse to queue for an overpriced piece that's been marketed to the limit of all tolerance; freshly line-caught sun-blush tomato enhanced by the finest of mozzarella stamped into shape by Tuscan peasants.. all on 'rustic' ciabatta that you cannae eat without benefit of a chainsaw. Some days I just ache for a half pizza with an egg on top. But call me old-fashioned
  5. You'll be in the Edinburgh jazz music sector then I take it? <oooohya...>
  6. Sounds like an 'installation' to me, Hammy. You could get a grant for that you know.
  7. Pat has become Bruce? I think we should be told :lol:
  8. Don't start me, Hammy £35k of our money recently spent on rebranding Creative Scotland with what is probably the worst logo ever conceived. Have you SEEN the ###### thing? AND it has cost precisely 3 million quid of our money to 'transform' SAC and Scottish Screen into one new body. A body that after three years in transition hasn't yet a ###### scooby what it's mission is. If it wasn't so ###### tragic it'd be hilarious.
  9. Yeah, seems to me it becomes an uneven playing field when extreme cuts like this are about to be made, Harper. The big players are always gonna come out tops, no matter the value-for-money quality control question, because they have all the assets to win the bids, as you rightly say. It rings kinda hollow to me when you see folks all over the vox pops on TV giving it' Yeah, cuts across the board, everyone should share the pain' but on the rare occasions they're quizzed a little further go' "Except not in health, not in education, not in the arts'. Then again I see waste in many of the bigger arts companies, paid for by the taxpayer. Not being a turncoat, you understand--it's the sector I work in--- but sometimes our money is taken for granted...and wasted. Let me offer an example; 8 chairs for a stage production at £1200 a pop. How great WERE these chairs? Were they really worth some artistic director taking a flaky if he didn't get em and suing the company for unfair dismissal? 8 x £1200 is a junior's annual salary in the arts world but seemingly an OK one-off spend when it comes to Scottish Op*ra. Oops I've given that away unwittingly. I'm sure you have some examples of your own, Harps. Right now I'm just ANGRY.
  10. No that was the Ashoka, Tam. Only a samosa's throw away from Mother India Cafe but <oh god even further off topic......but we're only one above the one below so close enough lol >
  11. The charity sector is about to be hit very badly by the Spending Review. This is going to lead to even more intensive competition for funds disbursed by Trusts and Foundations. Maybe it's time we started thinking differently, and more creatively, about how to fund charities. In the case of this one, and perhaps Women's Aid, instead of jailing people found guilty of assault-- at HUGE cost to the taxpayer--we could move towards punitive fines, with a percentage donated to the charity that supports the victims. Such fines could be levied through the tax system---or the welfare system where appropriate. Glasgow is now seizing the assets of drug dealers and donating the proceeds to various charities and youth groups to try to nail the problem at source. That's intelligent thinking, IMHO.
  12. Ah here we go again Perfectly good going thread, and someone has to jump in insulting someone else for doing nothing more dastardly than comparing two comedians. Dex, I think your post was unneccesarily harsh. Re name-calling, actually Nota, I think your defence would have been just as robust had you left it out. I think if we posters find other posts objectionable we should come out and say so and not leave everything to the mods to judge. I know from experience how difficult it can be to be fair and equitable all round, there will always be someone that disagrees. Perhaps if we speak up more, posters who can't seem to desist from personal insult will get the message. Now, where were we again?
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