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Armchair Bob

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    Ruth Davidson

    In my personal life are a female couple who tried IVF for a child, and in both my own family and in Ruth Davidson's case, it is the more masculine of the pair who have gone first. It raises the question fellas, if you could pop out a wean, would you be keener on it than your wife?
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    limmy

    Limmy is a genius.
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    Coldest you have been..

    Been colder, but got back to the road at Drumochter after a walk one blizzardy day (around -10) and the car's lock had frozen, couldn't get the key in to open the door... the only answer was to pish on the lock to unfreeze it.
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    If moving to Scotland....

    Somewhere near the sea, and the hills, good jobs, friendly people, major airport, good schools... Seattle.
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    Festive Jokes

    What's the Christmas angle on that??
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    Radio Station at Work

    I listen to youtube nightcore mixes over and over on my work PC, though in the interests of decency I minimise the screen.
  7. I will tell you what used to fuck me off. The description of Snowdon as the highest mountain in England and Wales. Why stop at England? Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales and Belgium. Theres a lot of countries don't know that Snowdon is their highest point.
  8. Who claims Mount Olympus on Mars? If we can get a Scottish expedition then we can sit pretty with the highest mountain on Earth. (Even though it is on Mars).
  9. It was going to take something to beat John Craven buying a scud may but I think we have a winner.
  10. I walked into a pub in Glencoe to meet a pal and there was Jimmy Savile holding on to my mate's girlfriend's hand, kissing it and saying smarmy things. I didn't think much of it - thought back then he was a harmless old eccentric - but my pal obviously thought differently about the situation, he was getting more and more agitated and eventually exploded "I'm not having my girlfriend slavered over by England's national poofter!" grabbed her and led her away from the clutches of Britain's now most infamous child sex abuser.
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    Scottish Labour

    It'll be Anas. Since McConnell stepped down they've unerringly chosen the worst candidate available.
  12. It's pretty simple I always thought. Something that would cost x when paid out of public funds alone costs x * 5 thanks to bank and private company profit, but can be kept off the books short-term due to the way the public sector budget is calculated. Oh and the profit is privatised but the risk socialised - in theory the private company takes the risk but if they go bust the government will pick up the tab because they won't see schools and hospitals shut. That's pretty much PFI, nothing more complicated than that.
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    Going vegan.

    Mind and quit smoking anaw.
  14. Aye, TAMB resurrection party! Hola :waves:
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    Taxi Tipping Etiquette

    I usually tip a driver in Glasgow but Edinburgh taxis are so expensive I resent shelling out any more than the advertised fare. Also night rates start at 6pm which is a bit early!
  16. I guess I could stick around for Slovenia and Slovakia. In the entire existence of TAMB Scotland's never been to a major tournament. But we're going to win these games and go to Russia, aren't we? And there will be nowhere to talk about it. Right you are Bruce
  17. If TAMB is ending then there must be a video somewhere of Pistonbroke singing 'My Way'. Must be.
  18. Nooooooooooooo!Haven't posted for a long time but the TAMB was a big part of my youth.OK I say youth, I'm on the wrong side of 40 now, sitting here in my baffies but there's nothing mature in: Bobby's Daughter. The Kraeigh saga. Bus Station Girl. Eagle or Buzzard? The Death of Balloch Thistle. Andreimack's Lonely Housewife. Ally Bear's love of the fuller form. But I started losing interest in the national team after the Wales game at Hampden (4 years ago!!) and frequented this place less and less.I will raise a glass to all the great people on here, Flat Earth and Lamia, Jonny, Bzzz, fringo, Ruari, Hawkeye, calmac, Mindi, Flure, etc etc (even neil r)
  19. Unfortunately I think the UKIP vote going Conservative will more than compensate for the Greens, in Mundell's seat at least.
  20. Resting bitch face is a well known thing women suffer from, "come on love give us a smile," "hey what so miserable about," "oh look, thinks she's better than us," when all the victim of this is doing is vacantly wondering what to have for tea. Anyway guys get a similar affliction. Where you are just standing there minding your own business and some drunk barrels up to you and says "what are you looking at?" Guys like this: I've no idea who this guy is, he's never done me any harm, but don't you just want to punch his nose till it comes out his ears? Resting Punch Face. It's a thing.
  21. Resting bitch face is a well known thing women suffer from, "come on love give us a smile," "hey what so miserable about," "oh look, thinks she's better than us," when all the victim of this is doing is vacantly wondering what to have for tea. Anyway guys get a similar affliction. Where you are just standing there minding your own business and some drunk barrels up to you and says "what are you looking at?" Guys like this: I've no idea who this guy is, he's never done m any harm, but don't you just want to punch his nose till it comes out his ears? Resting Punch Face. It's a serious thing.
  22. What kind of return are you looking for, risk do you want to take, timespan you looking at? Sticking it in a FTSE tracker is historically the best way of getting a return, provided you have 20 years to wait. property can also provide reasonable returns but there are two kinds of property. Ones you buy for the expected capital value increase when you sell it - like Edinburgh New Town; and ones that give you income straight away as rental properties, usually in good value but not shitehole areas, like Dunfermline or Grangemouth. Riskiest is to invest straight into a small company. But unless you really know business and the market segment then you are as well investing in lottery tickets.
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    Have to confess

    We'll play well enough to nearly beat them.
  24. You cannae keep a valley girl doon! It's the way they say 'hoover'-
  25. Stop before you get to the east coast. Problem solved...
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