Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Cheat!

Strangely apt theme when the world cup is on.

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  1. Billy at Heathrow17 June 2014 at 18:53

    Arc of a Diver?

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    1. Diego Maradona17 June 2014 at 19:56

       
      Shake mah haun!

      No' too hard, mon! It's mah goalscorin' haun!!!

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  2. Touched by the Hand of God - New Order

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  3. Off to see the Spanish get sent home.

    Chi! Chi! Chi! Le! Le! Le!

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    1. I've been doing a (World Cup Tea Time Challenge (cooking something from a participating country playing that day for each day of the cup). Until yesterday's Brazil/Mexico draw, the teams I've chosen have won. It was a Spanish theme tonight! Jx

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    2. You had a good run at it...

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  4. Doin' well tonight Glen...liking the corrections. Jx

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  5. Blimey! Ann Ramsay's excelled herself today. What on earth is she wittering on about? Jx

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    1. It does make you wonder what happened to jimfrae

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    2. Eek! Ask her if she has a smelly-lookin' leather jacket Jx

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    3. She thinks Odessa's on The Red Sea. Tell the Russians.

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    4. They should move it. The red sea is nicer than the black sea.

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    5. In fact they should move it to China Sea (SG will have the chicken and mushrooms no onion, gatuea, I am gonna have spring rolls and chicken satay......

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    6. I was swimming in the Red Sea on Jan 3 and I couldn't see Odessa.

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    7.  
      If you could see Odessa whilst swimming in the sea on Jan 3, I suspect Odessa would be the last thing you would see whilst swimming in the sea.

      Nearly as cauld as Cellardyke Harbour...

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    8. I was in Eilat - the average January sea temperature is 22C. That said there weren't many in the water and I only did it so I could boast about it.

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    9. I'll have you know that Cellardyke harbour is warm!



      If ye keep yer class on, that is......

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    10. See spellcheck?



      If ye keep yer CLAES on....


      Didnae work second time

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  6. JFE could you make the Lancashire Hotpot tonight please now that your winning streak has deserted you.

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    1. Told you!

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    2. Too late, It was Japan tonight and no dubious jinx was needed anyway Jx ;o)

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  7. A rare chance tonight for Joy Division versus Russ Abbott (;-)

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    1. Russ would be good to hear.

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    2. Well, he got a mention. Roxy John to the fore again.

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  8. England's new anthem.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3aGlKYlEiY

    I'm going to their game against Costa Rica tae!

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  9. Hey, Julie - did you suggest tonight's theme? Another chance for a rant at Roddy surely to goodness?

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    1. That's what I was thinking but I didn't dare mention it (;-)

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    2. Looks like it'll be quieter tonight.

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    3. Why would you want to hear someone who had let you down?

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    4. Daft theme. Not much of a take up either.

      BTW, I've never seen anyone soom in Cellardyke Herber. Probably because there is never enough water in it.

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    5. Water is pretty much a pre-requisite. Seems to be time for small, hungry countries in the World Cup.

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    6. I might be biased, but its been a great tourney so far.
      The feel good factor in Copacabana is fantastic despite the presence of Robbie Savage and Adrian Chiles.

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    7. Adam, you've been banned fae Cellardyke, so nae surprises about soomin

      Ye just hae tae duck swans

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    8. What did DC say when he swam into the concrete wall?
      "Dam!"

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    9. and what did EC say at The Hydro last night as he stormed off the stage?

      wisnae there, BTW, thank goodness, I saved my pennies for Conor Oberst next month

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    10.  
      The sudden realisation that he'll never be as good as S.R.V. was too much for him to bear. He pulled the plug and left in a Texas Flood of tears.

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    11. haha, very good, SG, I've a pal who always said exactly that.

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    12. Seems to be equipment problems. I've never been to see him since a pal went to see Cream in 1967 at The Locarno and said he played one note for two minutes.

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    13. Saw him twice in the 80s and thought he was superb. However, I lost interest not long after that, didn't feel he'd moved on at all.

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  10. Off to Russia v Belgium in a bit.
    Draw written all over it.

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  11. If Belgium win expect a spontaneous occupation of public buildings by Russian sympathisers and the appearance of tanks in the streets.

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    1. Awful game.
      I have noticed that every game has the same FIFA music playlist.
      "Thunderstruck" is the highpoint. Full volume just before the teams come out. "Happy" to crowd shots on the big screens, you get twice pre game and at half time. Presumably it doesnt work for the losers so it doesnt get another run after full time.

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    2. They could play "Pain - Bogs Are Falling On My Head"

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    3. "Shanks - for the Memories"

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  12. SG, chance for

    "Where are you all coming from?"

    tonight!

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      Well, as Uncle Vic is on all week and the themes are mince I do believe I'll be tuning in to BBC Radio4.

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    2. I'll not bother with a birthday request for you then Jx

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    3. I saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand ... I nearly died laughin'

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    4. Immigrants will be welcomed in Utopia

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  13. I see there's a Springsteen tribute on 4 July at The Ferry. They're performing the whole of Bored In The USA. There's another tribute band called Dr. Feelguid. I liked the one I saw in Aberdeen - Van Hielan'. Born to pun.

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    1. Is it not Board In The USA. Unfortunately I will be in New Jersey from Friday. Help yourselves to the drinks cabinet just leave the full sized Bruce carboard cut out...

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    2. I once stayed in Parsippany. I think Tony Soprano lived nearby. The desk clerk came from Barrhead. Have a nice time.

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    3. My favourite tribute band name was is and always will be Fat Betty

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    4. Always loved the Sopranos - and great muisc throughout as well.

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  14. Norrie. mind and get a photo on Thunder Road. Make it a slowed down photo in a 1975 Hammersmith Style.

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  15. Good to see you popping in paolo! Noe where is Henri....

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  16. Oh help, Robert Plant coming to Glasgow in November, 3 days before John Mayall. Can't not go, can I? I know, I'll ask myself what would Norrie do if 2 concerts came up in the same week? Oh well that's easy then.

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    1. Book Robert Plant. John Mayall is 96 and has stopped buying LPs.

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    2. I've already booked John, just because he was so good a couple of years ago - well he's got a great band round him, so even if the carers take him off to bed early the rest can carry on. So it'll have to be the two in one week; I'll just look on it as a festival of geriatrics, and by going along myself I'm proving that they appeal to the younger element as well.

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    3. It's the middle-aged daughters as backing singers that drives it home.

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  17. Happy birthday to SG and Catriona (The Daughter).

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    1. Catriona says thanks. Jx

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      SG says thanks too.

      I got me a phone with BIG BUTTONS!

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      Happiness is a Warm Raccoon


      Next week's themes are up. Mair mince.

      Although Monday's show might be interesting...

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    2. Are they losing their direction?

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  19. Back from Belo and SP. Whats been happening?
    Is it the Git's birthday?

    Fave cover band (Iron Maiden): 667 - The Neighbour of the Beast

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    1. ZZZ - Slumber Of The Beast

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    2. 4 x 2 - Lumber Of The Beast

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    3. 1-2 1-2 - Rhumba Of The Beast

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    4. Sound Check of the Beast?

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    5. 2-1-1-2 Hum Rab of the Baste

      Happy birthday Aggie

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  20. Robert Plant - £44.50 a ticket for O2 Academy - haven't bought yet, seemed a bit steep, what do you think, folks?

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    1. My pal paid three times that for The Eagles - admittedly there are more of them.

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    2. there maybe aren't, Robert has the Sensational Space Shifters with him. Anyway, I'm going and the consolation for the kids is that they'll always have my album of tickets to look at, or sell on ebay if times get really tough.

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    3. The Eagles have a real band playing behind the curtain.

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    4. Life can be so disappointing - I'm so naive I didn't realise that (apparently) loads of big acts sing along to recordings. Well John Mayall won't do that.

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    5. Not now his memory's gone.

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    6. Robert Plant good at Glastonbury. Bryan Ferry took me back 40 years, the old lounge lizard.

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  21. Norrie, "I Wanna Be Free" was a summer hit (listening to POTPs).

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  22. I've got relations in the U.S.A. My World domination plan is coming together nicely.

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  23. suffering from an anxiety disorder

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  24. BTW see I've been greyed oot again oan Farcebook, apologies to Mr Miller-time see seems to have been caught up in it... all I said was clunk click I've got an anxiety problem

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  25. Is the Liquid Entertainer hungry or does she require the services of a joiner?

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  26. "Packing" tomorrow. Anything to get Carole Bayer Sager on.
    Fancy a stab at the rest Billy?

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    1. I predict that they will not play Lord Byron's Luggage by Warren Zevon.

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    2. I think suitcases will feature so we might get this
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wys7_FZkPr8
      along with BD and her one in another hall.

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    3. In case you didnt click on the extras:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IldiTo2ZMNg

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    4. Jeezo I suggested that theme ages ago as "specific" types of luggage named in song....

      Dame Vera on GIO at last

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    5. Ach, we've had White Cliffs before. Sorry about this I'm just anxious all the time.

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    6. Leaving On A Jet Plane
      Rocket Man
      zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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  27. Cant believe Carole isnt up on the other side yet. Especially after PB's big steer in the intro.

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    1. It is quite a clever song.

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    2. Its one of their faves right enough.
      I wonder if Yellow Dog might be shoe horned in too.

      Ive got a rootin tootin Bad Company song in for my shout.

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  28. Glen, further to your "Bag in the USSR" quip on the other side - what about that other Beatles classic, "Kit Bag" ?

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    1. Kit bag too. Were you once b****** long?

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  29. Bicycles tomorrow...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9P2V0_p6vE

    Nah...don't think so... Jx

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    1. Oops, sorry...Friday. jx

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    2. Bikes Billy?

      Pushbike Song
      My White Bicycle
      Tour de France
      Les Bicyclettes de Belsize
      The one that cannot be named

      There’s this one
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i585U-gq7qo
      but I think I prefer the Luiz Suarez version.

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    3. Billy in Alloa3 July 2014 at 21:14

      The Goodies theme?

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  30. Adam when you home next? Shout out for a soirée!

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    1. I'm coming back to vote "No".

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    2. Does "don't no" mean "yes"?

      We should be telt

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    3. Don't ask me. I'll get Swinney to look into it.

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  31. I'll be fair vexed if the Liquid Entertainer has indeed been barred.

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    1. Billy in Alloa3 July 2014 at 21:16

      Being barred may be her problem...

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  32. Why Glen and Mac are good together.

    http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/06/the-power-of-two/372289/


    Recovering from yesterday........

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    1. He's sour and weary, whereas I'm bright and naive.

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  33.  
    Songs aboot minor injuries? Broken heart, anyone?

    Next week's themes.

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    1. What next? Boils, sores and eruptions?

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      Haemorrhoids acting up again?


      Piles of fun.......

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    3. "Tiger Feet" for me tonight.

      Minor injuries promises.

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    1. That'll just be Scotch practising his hand brake turns while singing
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8CV_9dhojw&feature=kp

      Possible minor injury here?

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    2. Some interesting shapes being thrown by the young ladies!

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    3. Is that Jimmy Savile behind the screen?

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  35. Thanks for the shout on the other side Glen
    I've gone for Ted Nugent and The Alexander Brothers.

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    1. I didn't know they'd worked together.

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    2. Heavy metal drizzle.

      Where is everyone???

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    3. Good weather here. Any sensible person is taking advantage of it.

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    4. Night off from working in my eldest daughters new flat... see they've moderated tonight's excellent suggestion ;-)

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    6. BTW the disc spinner put a shout out for Scotch last night having been asked to play Brad Paisley by another.
      Scotch is there something you wish to share?

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    7. Your Stranglers request is still there.

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  36. It was another rare chance to hear My Perfect Cousin, Sweet Home Alabama, Smoke on the Water and that Kirsty MacColl song .

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    1. and here's the missing last night!

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    2. I switched off when I heard the first bars of Sir Duke. This theme has had the pips squeezed out of it.

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  37. ...breaking news.....i'm organising a f/b boycott.....G_M has been censored.....his nice pic of a man in his undies has been taken doon......i'm shocked and ashamed to say i pay the licence.....

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  38. howdie, folks, brief interlude before returning to the sun-worshipping. Was at The National gig in the Usher Hall last night. Stupendous. They're a whole lot heavier and rockier live than on their albums. Place was jumping - downstairs was standing and was jam-packed. I was upstairs and half thought I'd have rather been in the melee, but the other half thought it was great to have an unimpeded view and I was also grateful to the two decent lads beside me who stayed put and didn't join the endless traipsing to and fro to the bar that so many others did. Anyway, the place rocked and the atmosphere was brilliant.

    Also I have to put in a word for the Edinburgh trams - knew I'd have to drive or risk walking home from Glasgow. Didn't fancy paying the £15 fee in a car-park or even ddriving 25 times round Edinburgh in an effort to find car-park. Ingliston Park and Ride then a tram. £1.50. Sorted.

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  39. .one of the positive spin-offs for west coasters that.....having spoken to quite a few random edinburgh people no one as yet has used it......so i carried out my own research....a few weeks ago i monitored the tram arriving and departing the airport while waiting for our leader to come off a plane.....maybe three trams arrived.... no one got off....then three departed ....no one got on......and not a single stray reveller......you can park at the car park at holyrood for free at night so long as you dont mind walking past the woolly jumper shops and the worlds end.....

    cheers frae the dale

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    1. 34 minutes airport to Princes Street - quicker walking.

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    2. nope, the whole point was not having to drive into Edinburgh. I suppose if whatever it was was likely to go on past the last tram time then Holyrood would be OK, but I was happy with park & ride. I did spend the afternoon yesterday in Holyrood park and up on the crags - what a wonderful place to have right at the city doorstep.

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    3. wouldn#t have a clue how to get from the airport to Princes Street on foot, but I guess it would be fun tripping up all those folks with your suitcase on wheels?

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    4. It would take you forever to walk into town from the airport but there are buses from there to Waverley Bridge (opp railway station). So, can anyone tell me, is the tram terminus actually at the airport...like, footsteps away, not a long walk? I've heard conflicting views. Only person I know who's used the tram (apart from Gaie) is Barabara Wallace...so no Edinburghers. Jx

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    5. ...in fact, I've still not met anyone in Edinburgh who thinks the trams are a good idea. The bus drivers are moaning because the buses are being delayed by sometimes 50 mins and they blame the trams for that Jx

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    6. It was a friend of mine who complained about the journey time on the tram. Obviously you can't have service trams and expresses on the same line.

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    7. I know an Edinburgher who likes the trams.

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  40. So, DC, saving up your pocket money for the new Pink Floyd album?

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  41. Adam in Buenos Aires (feels like it)13 July 2014 at 12:55

    Last day.
    C'way the Germans!

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    1. There will be lots of local support from descendants of fleeing Nazis.

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    2. There will be lots of local support from descendants of fleeing Nazis.

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    3. After you've waited hours for a comment - two come along at once.

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    4. "The Moles snuck into the Garden last night"

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