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Offline chopin-liszt

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Re: Glass skyscraper proposal for Venice...
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2012, 12:13:22 PM »
Sorry Carolyn - you quoted MacGonagle, so I quoted "Oor Wullie" from the famous Dundee cartoon strip in return - I thought, as you knew MacGonagle, you might be familiar with him.  :-[

Musical explanation here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6Zef9XYzdU

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oor_Wullie

We did watch the new Disney film, "Brave" the other night - and "Jings, crivens, help ma boab!" was used in it.
It's merely a mild expletative.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Glass skyscraper proposal for Venice...
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2012, 04:14:00 PM »
Dundee football supporters like it. Now doubt Italian football fans like their one too.  I don't  mind the Italian one and it is in a run down zone and will provides some jobs as well as lots of loan trading for the banks.  The Dundee winner is probably best of the final 6 and is at least adventurous... it looks like it could be floated if need be  8) and if Venice sinks the other one will give a marker in the lagoon for tourists. But how many of these adventurous designs get 'simplified' once the go ahead is given to non more than a nod to the original design?
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Re: Glass skyscraper proposal for Venice...
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2012, 04:56:17 PM »
The "final six" put to the good folk of Dundee to vote upon were all revolting.
They didn't choose the winner either.
The "vote" was ignored and "those that be without any taste" went ahead with the one they wanted in the first place.
They've changed its location to be onland already....

Building work is not proper employment.
It's done by transient incomers who follow where the work is, it's not permanent work, it's all contracts.
They may provide customers for B&Bs, I suppose - unless they're all staying in the usual ramshackle caravans.

The only work for local folk will be the usual sort of stuff.
Cleaners, bin-men, caterers.
And probably all part-time, under-minimum-wage-teenagers 'cos they're cheaper and easier to sack.

However, they may need rock-climbers to remove the guano.  ;D
Slight possibility of work for Michael when NCR pulls out and dumps him in the next few months?  8)

Frank, are you sayng the bootball supporters like the Dundee V&A? or that they like Oor Wullie?
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Glass skyscraper proposal for Venice...
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2012, 06:58:38 PM »
Sorry Carolyn - you quoted MacGonagle, so I quoted "Oor Wullie" from the famous Dundee cartoon strip in return - I thought, as you knew MacGonagle, you might be familiar with him.  :-[

Musical explanation here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6Zef9XYzdU

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oor_Wullie

We did watch the new Disney film, "Brave" the other night - and "Jings, crivens, help ma boab!" was used in it.
It's merely a mild expletative.


Well, I had definitely heard of Wee Wullie. Think Alastair has an annual or two aboot the hoose. But had not gotten into it enough to recognize jinks et al. Sent the song to Alastair, he'll enjoy it. And at least I know what mince and tatties are :D

Loved Brave! Wonderful story line and the characters are hysterical. We actually went to see it in a movie theatre as our anniversary "date".

Carolyn

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Re: Glass skyscraper proposal for Venice...
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2012, 11:20:00 AM »
The film was a giggle - but the historical references are a mess!
All the highland flings, games, and massed bagpipes are a touristy invention of Queen Victoria's.
There wasn't a Pibroch in earshot.  :'(
Thankfully, they didn't go a bundle on tartans (another Victorian invention) - and I was absolutely stunned and delighted to see they actually used some images of the truly beautiful Pictish carved standing stones! (circa 700AD and before).

It's Hogmanay today - Lang may yer lum reek!
(long may your chimney smoke)
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Glass skyscraper proposal for Venice...
« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2013, 12:17:00 AM »
Happy Hogmany to you as well. Trust me, I don't look to Hollywood for historical accuracy! ;)

Carolyn

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