Foro Flamenco
Posts Since Last Visit | Advanced Search | Home | Register | Login

Today's Posts | Inbox | Profile | Our Rules | Contact Admin | Log Out



Welcome to one of the most active flamenco sites on the Internet. Guests can read most posts but if you want to participate click here to register.
This site is dedicated to the memory of Paco de Lucía, Ron Mitchell, Guy Williams, Linda Elvir, Philip John Lee and Craig Eros who went ahead of us too soon.
We receive 12,200 visitors a month from 200 countries and 1.7 million page impressions a year. To advertise on this site please contact us.





Mean Streets   You are logged in as Guest
Users viewing this topic: none
  Printable Version
All Forums >>Discussions >>Off Topic >> Page: [1]
Login
Message<< Newer Topic  Older Topic >>
 
Ron.M

Posts: 7051
Joined: Jul. 7 2003
From: Scotland

Mean Streets 

This made me laugh... from the main local newspaper (which covers the whole NE of Scotland)...

I particularly liked the bit... "that in Aberdeen", (BTW..population over 200,000)...

"an Air Rifle and Air Pistol were surrendered"...

and also the phrase "taken off NE streets"...

You could make a cop thriller movie about it with Bruce Willis in a sweaty vest..

cheers

Ron




Images are resized automatically to a maximum width of 800px

Attachment (1)
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 14 2010 10:16:34
 
Estevan

Posts: 1889
Joined: Dec. 20 2006
From: Torontolucía

RE: Mean Streets (in reply to Ron.M

"Scottish Squirrels and Pigeons Breathe Easy after Airgun Amnesty"

Dramatic stuff, indeed!


_____________________________

Me da igual. La música es música.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 14 2010 11:26:26
 
Ron.M

Posts: 7051
Joined: Jul. 7 2003
From: Scotland

RE: Mean Streets (in reply to Estevan

Hi Estevan,

This was the same paper that carried the headlines the day after the Titanic disaster...

"North-East man feared drowned in ship sinking incident".

You can't beat the Press and Journal for good entertainment....

stuff like...(today's news)

http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/1688963


(477 tickets sold out of 20,000 ...aye, weel.. ah guess a lot o' those Heelan' hill-sheep fermers dinna ken fa these Sugababes ur maybe? )

cheers,

Ron
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 14 2010 11:38:31
 
Stoney

Posts: 132
Joined: Nov. 6 2009
 

RE: Mean Streets (in reply to Ron.M

A far cry from the headlines here in Northern Mexico.

Where you laugh at the irony and hilarity of these Non-news stories there is nothing to do but cry when you read the headlines here.

Enjoy it.

Just this week there were many major shootouts including one against a police officer in his cruiser, the murder of a child in Mexico city which is obviously being covered up, and last week a major drug dealer was liberated by the mafia after other police officers leaked the route of the convoy taking him to jail.

Pathetic.

Stoney
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 16 2010 7:41:24
 
Escribano

Posts: 6273
Joined: Jul. 6 2003
From: England, living in Italy

RE: Mean Streets (in reply to Stoney

quote:

the murder of a child in Mexico city which is obviously being covered up


Been following it - that the kid reported missing then found dead under the bed and the parents don't know how she got there; even though they had been interviewed on film with the child's pyjama top on the bed. It was later photographed on the body? It's Mexico's Maddy McCann story.

_____________________________

Foro Flamenco founder and Admin
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 16 2010 8:04:26
 
sean65

Posts: 414
Joined: Jan. 4 2010
From: London

RE: Mean Streets (in reply to Ron.M

quote:

and also the phrase "taken off NE streets"...


You'll all be taken off the streets if that volcano doesn't calm down...
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 16 2010 9:39:13
 
Ron.M

Posts: 7051
Joined: Jul. 7 2003
From: Scotland

RE: Mean Streets (in reply to sean65

Strangely enough, Sean...Yesterday there was a kinda "sulphurous" smell in the air.
I went to the front of the house to look North to see if there was any kind of volcanic cloud or something.

Only then did I look up the road to see some roof repair men boiling tar.

cheers,

Ron
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 16 2010 10:42:14
 
sean65

Posts: 414
Joined: Jan. 4 2010
From: London

RE: Mean Streets (in reply to Ron.M

quote:

Only then did I look up the road to see some roof repair men boiling tar.


lol... a worrying moment.

Bloody Iceland eh, first they steal all our money then they send us a cloud of dust
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 16 2010 10:50:19
 
Ron.M

Posts: 7051
Joined: Jul. 7 2003
From: Scotland

RE: Mean Streets (in reply to sean65

Well they can't be ALL bad, Sean...

I mean... after all, there is the Icelandic Santa Claus!

http://www.go-to-iceland.com/christmas.html

Ho-Ho-Ho

cheers,

Ron
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 16 2010 11:33:25
 
Donald

 

Posts: 101
Joined: Jun. 28 2004
 

RE: Mean Streets (in reply to Ron.M

Maybe the story a history student acquaintance told me about the P & J's legendary parochialism was wrong. He claimed it was the outbreak of the First World War that was headlined with North East man drowned at sea rather than the sinking of the Titanic. Could be both events were. Thought your wife worked for this esteemed publication.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 17 2010 12:15:31
 
Ron.M

Posts: 7051
Joined: Jul. 7 2003
From: Scotland

RE: Mean Streets (in reply to Donald

quote:

Maybe the story a history student acquaintance told me about the P & J's legendary parochialism was wrong. He claimed it was the outbreak of the First World War that was headlined with North East man drowned at sea rather than the sinking of the Titanic. Could be both events were.


Never heard that one before, Donald....only the Titanic one...even after living in Aberdeenshire for 35 years.

Yeah my wife works for the P&J. (so we get a free copy). It's very popular here.

I sometimes have a browse through it, while Channel 4 News is on and enjoy reading of furious readers complaining of cats raking their dustbins.. while on TV there are floods and disasters being reported and explosions and rattling of machine guns going on.

It's like a sedative and stops you freaking out at the world.

(Bit like "The Sunday Post" in the old days in Glasgow.)

cheers,

Ron
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 17 2010 12:47:02
Page:   [1]
All Forums >>Discussions >>Off Topic >> Page: [1]
Jump to:

New Messages No New Messages
Hot Topic w/ New Messages Hot Topic w/o New Messages
Locked w/ New Messages Locked w/o New Messages
 Post New Thread
 Reply to Message
 Post New Poll
 Submit Vote
 Delete My Own Post
 Delete My Own Thread
 Rate Posts


Forum Software powered by ASP Playground Advanced Edition 2.0.5
Copyright © 2000 - 2003 ASPPlayground.NET

0.046875 secs.