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Posted on January 01, 1968 by

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  1. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    If you’re almost out of your strop, you could be taken right out by something jolly?

    /www.youtube.com/watch?v=flMS2gHFOH0

  2. Paula Rose says:

    Back in strop – Rev changing things without telling, not fair *smashes crockery*

  3. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    Just noticed I made an @r$โ‚ฌ of that last link.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flMS2gHFOH0

    Sorted.

  4. Patrician says:

    While sorting through some old files on a hard disk, I came across a text file containing the following “jokes”. They are quite old and most people will have read most of these but they made me chuckle.

    “Apparently, after every flight, Qantas pilots fill out a form, called a ‘gripe sheet’, which tells mechanics about problems with the aircraft. The mechanics correct the problems; document their repairs on the form, and then pilots review the gripe sheets before the next flight.

    Never let it be said that ground crews lack a sense of humour. Here are some actual maintenance complaints submitted by Qantas’ Pilots and the solutions recorded by maintenance engineers.

    Pilots: Left inside main tire almost needs replacement.
    Engineers: Almost replaced left inside main tire.

    Pilots: Test flight OK, except auto-land very rough. Engineers: Auto-land not installed on this aircraft.

    Pilots: Something loose in cockpit. Qantas airline bug report
    Engineers: Something tightened in cockpit.

    Pilots: Dead bugs on windshield.
    Engineers: Live bugs on back-order.

    Pilots: Autopilot in altitude-hold mode produces a 200 feet per minute descent.
    Engineers: Cannot reproduce problem on ground.

    Pilots: Evidence of leak on right main landing gear.
    Engineers: Evidence removed.

    Pilots: Friction locks cause throttle levers to stick.
    Engineers: That’s what they’re for.

    Pilots: Suspected crack in windshield.
    Engineers: Suspect you’re right.
    ยป
    More Exchanges Between Qantas Pilots and Their Engineers

    Pilots: Number 3 engine missing.
    Engineers: Engine found on right wing after brief search.

    Pilots: Aircraft handles funny.
    Engineers: Aircraft warned to straighten up, fly right, and be serious.

    Pilots: Target radar hums
    Engineers: Reprogrammed target radar with lyrics.

    Pilots: Mouse in cockpit. Sounds like a midget pounding on something with a hammer.
    Engineers: Cat installed.

    Qantas Pilot: Noise coming from under instrument panel. Sounds like a midget pounding on something with a hammer.
    Engineers: Took hammer away from midget

    The following letter was written by a retired Qantas pilot to his former colleagues:

    Dear All,

    Please find enclosed a home study simulator course [HSSC] for those of you who still hunger for the romance and adventure of airline travel.

    If you follow all the steps in this HSSC you will experience that ‘Romance and Adventure.’

    1] Do not go to bed

    2] Sit in your most uncomfortable chair, preferably in a cupboard, for 9 or 10 hours facing a 4 foot wide panoramic photo of a flight deck

    3] Have two or three noisy vacuum cleaners on high, out of sight but within hearing distance and operating throughout the night. If a vacuum cleaner fails, do the appropriate restart checklist

    4] Halfway through your nocturnal simulator course, arrange for a bright spotlight to shine directly into your face for two or three hours, simulating flying eastbound into the sunrise

    5] Have bland overcooked food served on a tray halfway through the night

    6] Have cold cups of coffee delivered from time to time, and ask your spouse to slam the door frequently

    7] At the time when you must heed nature’s call, force yourself to stand outside the bathroom door for at least ten minutes, transferring your weight from leg to leg, teasing the discomfort. Don’t forget to wear your hat.

    8] Leave the cupboard after the prescribed nine or ten hours and turn on your sprinklers in the garden and stand out in the cold and “rain”, for twenty minutes, simulating the wait for the crew car

    9] Head for your bedroom, wet through and with your suitcase and flight bag. Stand outside the door till your wife gets up and leaves, simulating the wait while the maid makes up the hotel room

    10] When your spouse inquires, ‘Just what in the hell have you been doing?’ just say, ‘Recalling the allure of all night flying to romantic places.’ as you collapse into bed

    11] If you are a purist, make this a two-day trip instead of a turn-around, so do this two nights in a row. Above all ‘Enjoy Yourselves.’

    Regards…………………..Jim Retired.”

  5. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    Hi Patrician.

    Typing about things one has saved on one’s hard drive…

    Think you are having a bad day ?

    Fire authorities in California found a corpse in a burned-out section of forest while assessing the damage done by a forest fire. The deceased male was dressed in a full wet suit, complete with scuba tanks on his back, flippers, and face mask.

    A post-mortem test revealed that the man died not from burns, but from massive internal injuries. Dental records provided a positive identification. Investigators then set about to determine how a fully clothed diver ended up in the middle of a forest fire.

    It was revealed that on the day of the fire, the man went diving off the coast, some 20 miles from the forest. The fire fighters, seeking to control the fire as quickly as possible, had called in a fleet of helicopters with very large dip buckets. Water was dipped from the ocean and emptied at the site of the forest fire.

    You guessed it. One minute our diver was making like Flipper in the Pacific, the next, he was doing the breast stroke in a fire dip bucket 300 feet in the air.

    Some days it just doesn’t pay to get out of bed. but keep reading….

    Still think you’re having a bad day ?

    A man was working on his motorcycle on the patio, his wife nearby in the kitchen. While racing the engine, the motorcycle accidentally slipped into gear. The man, still holding onto the handlebars, was dragged along as it burst through the glass patio doors.

    His wife, hearing the crash, ran in the room to find her husband cut and bleeding, the motorcycle, and the shattered patio door. She called for an ambulance and, because the house sat on a fairly large hill, went down the several flights of stairs to meet the paramedics and escort them to her husband.

    While the attendants were loading her husband, the wife managed to right the motorcycle and push it outside. She also quickly blotted up the spilled petrol with some paper towels and tossed them into the toilet.

    After being treated and released, the man returned home, looked at the shattered patio door and the damage done to his motorcycle. He went into the bathroom and consoled himself with a cigarette while attending to his business. About to stand, he flipped the butt between his legs.

    The wife, who was in the kitchen, heard a loud explosion and her husband screaming. Finding him lying on the bathroom floor with his trousers blown away and burns on his buttocks, legs and groin, she once again phoned for an ambulance. The same paramedic crew was dispatched.

    As the paramedics carried the man down the stairs to the ambulance they asked the wife how he had come to burn himself. She told them. They started laughing so hard, one slipped, the stretcher dumping the husband out. He fell down the remaining stairs, breaking his arm.

    Still having a bad day ?

    Just remember, it could be worse..

    The average cost of rehabilitating a seal after the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska was $80,000. At a special ceremony, two of the most expensively saved animals were being released back into the wild amid cheers and applause from onlookers. A minute later, in full view, a killer whale ate them both.

    Still think you are having a bad day ?

    A woman came home to find her husband in the kitchen shaking frantically, almost in a dancing frenzy, with some kind of wire running from his waist towards the electric kettle. Intending to jolt him away from the deadly current, she whacked him with a handy plank of wood, breaking his arm in two places. Up to that moment, he had been happily listening to his Walkman.

    STILL think you’re having a bad day ?

    Two animal rights protesters were protesting at the cruelty of sending pigs to a slaughterhouse in Bonn, Germany. Suddenly, all two thousand pigs broke loose and escaped through a broken fence, stampeding madly. The two hapless protesters were trampled to death.

    There now, feeling better ?

  6. Derek Cameron says:

    Hey guys ,Regarding the upcoming Aberdeen get together I take it you know BrewDog have recently opened a new bar in the old Athenaeum building at Castlegate.

  7. maureen says:

    Can I have a name badge, maureen will do!

  8. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    Noted, maureen. You’re third on the list after Pete the Camera and Brian Doonthetoon.

    ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  9. Wuffing Dug says:

    Brian,

    Can I have a badge with ‘Wuffing Dug’ on it please?

    Thinking of pursuing a career in seal rehabilitation right now.

    Didnae know this quarantine area existed.

  10. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    Wuffing Dug and carjamtic added to the badge list.

  11. Wuffing Dug says:

    Thanks Brian.

  12. carjamtic says:

    Quality Brian

    Where am I ?……..:-)

  13. Ronne says:

    Brian,

    Best put me down for one too.

    List currently numbers 20, but jdman +1 seems doubtful.

    However, I won’t remove anyone unless they confirm they’re not going.

  14. X_Sticks says:

    Please, sir, can I be on the list? I’ve always wanted to be on a list.

  15. Paula Rose says:

    @X_Sticks – which list would you like *smiles sweetly*

  16. Ronnie says:

    Brian,

    My earlier post seems to have disappeared…

    Please add a ‘Ronnie’ to your product list.

  17. X_Sticks says:

    @Paula

    Any one, as long as it’s not your naughty list ๐Ÿ˜‰

  18. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    I’ve added X_Sticks and Ronnie to the badge list but – an interloper calling himself “Ronne” has also claimed a badge, at 10.59 last night.

    Is this “Ronne” a troll, or a typo, explaining why Ronnie’s post didn’t appear as expected?

    X_Sticks – does Fiona want a badge?

    PS: I hear that Ronnie Anderson will be at ‘Wings Over Aberdeen’, come hell or high (Dee) water…

  19. cearc says:

    I should be there unless Aberdeen freezes over.

  20. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    Hi cearc.

    You’re now on the list. You’ll probably know – why did the chicken think again about crossing the road?

    Here’s the current list I have for those attending ‘Wings Over Aberdeen’, who want a souvenir badge.
    ——————————————
    Pete the Camera
    Brian Doonthetoon
    maureen
    Wuffing Dug
    carjamtic
    X_Sticks
    Ronnie
    Ronnie Anderson
    Paula Rose
    cearc

  21. Paula Rose says:

    Beedeeteetee, Honey and Pete the Hunk, Honey – can I have some more of those special badges?

  22. cearc says:

    ‘Cos it was nearly teatime?

  23. Ronnie says:

    Brian,

    I genuinely didn’t have my post of 10.59 last night on screen this morning – so assumed some glitch.

    But there’s only one of me – as X-Sticks and Wuffing Dug will vouch for!

    It will be a pleasure to finally get to meet Ronnie Anderson.

    For those who have not met either of us – I’m the good-looking one.

    This is gonna be better than I expected!

    Incidentally, I don’t think Brewdog’s Aberdeen II is open yet – pity, we could have had a 50 yard triangular pub crawl.

  24. Ronnie says:

    Ooops!

    ‘Ronne’ is my alter ego.

    OK?

  25. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    I guess ‘Ronnie’ will be at WOA and ‘Ronne’ (which reads a tad feminine – Paula Rose can decide) will be staying at home, handling herself/himself in the corner. He/she should really get an agent to handle his/her affairs.

    Paula Rose – I understand your plea is under favourable consideration…

  26. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    cearc – I don’t have a scooby! You’re the chicken expert!

    8=)

  27. X_Sticks says:

    @Brian

    “does Fiona want a badge?”

    She will undoubtedly want a badge ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    Hi X_Sticks.

    I’ve added Fiona to the badge list.

  29. kendomacaroonbar says:

    @BDTT

    Julia Blechenden-Roe might pitch up. I’ve been asked to forward to her details of the event – can some nice bod forward me the doings.

    Ta

  30. Capella says:

    @ BDTT can I have a souvenir badge please? I plan to be there barring floods or blin drift.

  31. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    Julia Blechenden-Roe and Capella added to the list.

    Hi kendomacaroonbar.

    Details here:-

    http://wingsoverscotland.com/off-topic/comment-page-30/#comment-2099495

  32. Quinie frae Angus says:

    Hi all

    I would like a badge please! And a rumour has it that Cearc knows of a cheap hotel…..any clues please?

  33. Ronnie says:

    Quinie,

    Travelodge Bridge Street is advertising ยฃ34.

  34. Quinie frae Angus says:

    Ooh, thanks Ronnie – I will suss that out.

  35. cearc says:

    Quinie,

    The prices are per room, do you want to share?

    It was x-sticks who mentioned the Premier Inn.

  36. Paula Rose says:

    Can I share?

  37. Quinie frae Angus says:

    Happy to share with you, Cearc, and was wondering if TJenny might like to come along? Alas I no longer have her email address as I lost a lot when I changed computers.

    Paula dear, you’re always welcome to come and have a bit of fun in the girls’ room!

  38. Paula Rose says:

    * rapid needlework on pink lacy flouncy stuff – waves*

  39. cearc says:

    T Jenny said (on another thread) she couldn’t do overnighters to exotic places.

    I’ll do the booking for a twin-bedded room. I’ll be booking for the night before as well if you want to come early.

    Ahh, a new exotic outfit instead of the scarlet sequined number!

  40. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    Quinie frae Angus is now on the badge list.

  41. Quinie frae Angus says:

    That’s great Cearc – I will give you half the money for the Sat night when I see you, if that’s OK? If not I can get it to you before then somehow – let me know.

    Not sure about the Friday night yet but will let you know asap.

    Cheers – looking forward to it!

  42. Quinie frae Angus says:

    BDTT & PtC

    Ta for the badge!

  43. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    JEEZ! I didn’t realise – I got first post on the new page in Quarantine!

    8=)

  44. Paula Rose says:

    TOTAL HUFFING HUFF

  45. Paula Rose says:

    He’s doing it on purpose.

  46. X_Sticks says:

    @Brian & Pete

    Another three names for WoSABZ – Mal Bremner, Kenny Nicol & Jim Dewar. Would all like a Wings badge

    Mal says that the brewdog (old Atheneum) is open now, but very busy. He says there is also a Bowie tribute night at Drummonds which is a 3 min walk from Simpson’s/Blackfriars.

    See you caught the first post on the blog! Well done. it was beginning to look like a one party state in here & on O/T ๐Ÿ˜‰

  47. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    Hi X_Sticks.

    Names added. Here’s the up to date list:-

    Pete the Camera
    Brian Doonthetoon
    maureen
    Wuffing Dug
    carjamtic
    X_Sticks
    Ronnie
    Ronnie Anderson
    Paula Rose
    cearc
    Fiona
    Julia Blechenden-Roe
    Capella
    Quinie frae Angus
    Mal Bremner
    Kenny Nicol
    Jim Dewar

    17 for badges so far…

  48. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    Forgot to mention…

    If Brewdog in Aberdeen is anything like Brewdog in Dundee, it’ll need a mortgage for a pint.

    A FOURTH venue?

    The thing is, we don’t really want Wingers spread all over the shop, do we? The Wetherspoons/Blackfriars thing could work, if we regard the Archibald Simpson as home base and Blackfriars as the dugout.

  49. carjamtic says:

    Hi Brian

    Sorry for leaving it late,but can confirm mrs carjamtic will accompany me on Saturday,is it too late for a badge,carjamtic 2… ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks
    Brian

  50. Paula Rose says:

    Bdtt – I think “carjamtic’s OWNER” might be a better badge to provide for mrs carjamtic

  51. carjamtic says:

    @Paula Rose

    Paula

    Aye yer no far wrang….lol

    On 2nd thoughts… SHMBOAAT…would be safer…..

    Cheers
    Brian

  52. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    Hi carjamtic.

    I’m confuzzled. Do you want,

    Mrs carjamtic
    carjamtic 2
    or
    SHMBOAAT (?)

    on your wife’s badge?

    .
    BTW: the cut-off point for requesting a named badge for the Aberdeen get-together is 11.59pm, on Wednesday, 27th January, ie a week on Wednesday.

  53. Thepnr says:

    @BDTT

    Already booked, keep me a badge ๐Ÿ™‚

  54. carjamtic says:

    Brian

    Badge name : Caroline

    Thanks
    ๐Ÿ˜‰

  55. Luigi says:

    Brian Doonthetoon,

    A wee badge for me also, please. Ta.

    Luigi

  56. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    That’s Thepnr, Caroline and Luigi added to the badge list.

  57. Paula Rose says:

    Um – where are we meeting up around 7ish – asking for a friend.

  58. Ronnie says:

    Paula,

    Tell your friend to go to the Archibald Simpson – and look for a bunch of nutters!

    We may drift over to the Old Blackfriars later, it’s got cosy nooks and crannies.

  59. Paula Rose says:

    BDTT – another one for the badge list –

    Mr Malky

  60. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    Mr Malky added to the badge list.

  61. Paula Rose says:

    BDTT babe – another lurker – Neil

  62. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    Neil added to the badge list.

  63. Bittie Glakit says:

    Can I have a badge please?
    Here are some pics

    http://mistygee4.wix.com/-page-altered-images ย  ย 

  64. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    Bittie Glakit added to the badge list and Julia Blechenden-Roe removed.

  65. tartanpigsy says:

    Hey Brian DTT, just put this in O/T like the numpty I am.
    If still not too late love a badge for the weekend
    Mark

  66. Betty Boop says:

    @Bdtt

    Brian, sent you an email simply for info this morning.

  67. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    Hi tartanpigsy.

    Totally misread your username until I copied and pasted onto the badge list. I was reading you as “tartanpigSTY”. Sorted though.

    Hi Betty Boop.

    Email noted.

    That’s the badge list closed. If you’re coming, and you haven’t asked for a badge, you’ll get a ‘Wings Over Aberdeen Alert Reader’ badge.

  68. X_Sticks says:

    Folks, I’m trying to get Cinderella to the ball on Saturday.

    I have managed to arrange a coach and horses (courtesy of tartanpigsy) to get her there, but needing a bit of help to get her home on Saturday night. She must be home before midnight (or even a bit earlier). She lives near Huntly so no train and bus pretty hopeless. I’m reckoning a taxi from Aberdeen will cost about ยฃ50-60. Are there enough of us prepared to chip in a bit to get Cinderella home?

  69. Paula Rose says:

    X_Sticks – raffle?

  70. kendomacaroobar says:

    @X_Sticks. if it’s Miss F I’ll chip in 50 send me your paypal account and i’ll transfer it over

  71. X_Sticks says:

    @Kendo

    You put that in to the big pot if you know what I mean (did you see my email BTW?) – I reckon Paula has just volunteered to run a raffle ๐Ÿ˜€

  72. kendomacaroobar says:

    @X_Sticks Yes, I saw the emails thank you Colin. I think F’s priority now is to get a van that gives her transport to work – if you know anybody who is in the auto biz I’m certain she’d be delighted to talk to them.

  73. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    Paula Rose DARING to run a raffle, when Irene King is gonna be there?

    I wanna see that! Handbags at 7…

    8=)

  74. X_Sticks says:

    @Brian,

    Are John & Irene coming? They’re no on yer list.

  75. Paula Rose says:

    Eek that’s not what I meant, I can’t run anything in these heels – just thought some of the raffle money could go towards the fare that was all *regrets trying to be helpful – goes back to sewing outfit*

  76. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    Hi X_Sticks.

    The Kings… Mention on one of the main pages today. You know how backward they are in coming forward…

    8=)

  77. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    Hi X_Sticks.

    The Kings… Got to ask him what ‘jdman’ is all about…

  78. X_Sticks says:

    @Brian

    Think the jdman is device dependant if my memory serves me.

  79. A doric loon says:

    Last minute stuff was supposed tae be workin, but broke ma fit so in aberdeen,try an persuade wife tae drop in.
    Been followin wings aboot a year noo, be guid tae meet some o you.
    Andrew.

  80. Paula Rose says:

    A doric loon – *waves* yay babe looking forward to meeting you xx

  81. jdman says:

    Its funny you should ask if we’re coming, we are, BUT got up to a lot of white stuff falling out of the sky, anybody tell me what the A92 northwards is like?I’m thinking sticking to the coast might be a good plan

    the name jdman comes from a nickname I was given several years ago by a younger colleague who saw anyone over the age of 40 as suffering from dementia it simply refers to John dementia man,

    Sorry if we’ve been messing with the numbers BDtt
    I didn’t mean to keep you and Pete in the dark, suppose its too late for one o Petes special badges?

  82. Ronnie says:

    Wings over Aberdeen.

    jdman.

    You did say earlier in January that you two were unlikely to make it because you needed to cough up for wheel-bearings. But I kept you on my list as a ‘maybe’.

    Slight dusting in the city this morning. Shouldn’t deter a stalwart like yourself – but wrap up well.

    X-Sticks and ALL attendees.

    Yes, I had planned to have a raffle (got the Cloakroom tickets).

    All donated ‘prizes’ welcome.

    All proceeds to ‘Fiona’s Fund’.

  83. jdman says:

    Thanks Ronnie, looking forward to meeting you at last,

  84. Capella says:

    Xsticks there are trains from Aberdeen to Huntly but the last one leaves at 10.00 getting in at 10.50.
    http://www.thetrainline.com/train-times/aberdeen-to-huntly/30-jan-2016/1020

    However, happy to chip in for a taxi if needed. Should book beforehand though.

    Is it at the Archibald Simpson or the Blackfriars? I’ve seen both mentioned?

  85. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    Hi John King.

    Saw your post on the main page on Thursday morning so added you and Irene to the badge list. Finished off the artworks on Thursday afternoon. Delivered to Pete Friday morning.

    Re your route to Aberdeen: the northbound A90 is closed at Stracathro, currently, due to an accident. Probably better to stick to the coast road. More picturesque onnyhoo.

    http://trafficscotland.org/map/index.aspx?type=1,2,35,43

  86. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    7pm at the Archibald Simpson, Capella.

  87. Lenny Hartley says:

    Just to let you know that I’ll be thinking of y’all up in Aberdeen, had to change plans due to a pals funeral which I never got to anyway due to no boats, The perils of Island living but i would not have made it up to Aberdeen anyway unless I left on Thursday . Maybe the next time.

  88. cearc says:

    John,

    Nice sunny day here in Aberdeen, roads fine.

    Quinie,

    Any idea when you are arriving?

  89. jdman says:

    The navigator says 2.00pm, what hotel are you at? ours is the IBIS 5min walk from venue

  90. cearc says:

    Apologies to all, I packed up some eggs for the raffle and then left them at home.

    Still, we could draw for the lucky person who won’t have to carry eggs home in a less than sober state!

  91. jdman says:

    BDtt
    “Re your route to Aberdeen: the northbound A90 is closed at Stracathro, currently, due to an accident. Probably better to stick to the coast road. More picturesque onnyhoo.”

    you read my mind, exactly what I was thinking as well.

  92. cearc says:

    Myself and Quinie, when she gets here, are at the Doubletrees on the Boulevard, it was cheaper at 59/room/night B&b with free parking.

    Don’t see why you couldn’t pop in here to say hello and leave your car, there’s loads of space and they don’t ask for registration numbers at check-in.

  93. jdman says:

    Cheers Cearc see you all later, we’re setting off now.

  94. X_Sticks says:

    Phew. Last part of the puzzle sorted. Cinderella’s coach home booked – estimated cost ยฃ60-70, but she lives a bit out in the sticks, so bus/train would mean she’d have to somehow get from Huntly back home. I’ve arranged it through a Huntly taxi co rather than an Aberdeen one.

    Glad you and Irene are going to make it John and look forward to seeing you all tonight.

    PS Thanks for the support folks.

  95. ronnie anderson says:

    Sorry People for late call of I have been spewing since Thurs afternoon , had Frid off but no better, for all you,s that make it ,hiv a guid nicht.

  96. cearc says:

    Sorry to hear that Ronnie.

    Don’t let yourself get dehydrated. See you next time.

  97. Ronnie says:

    @ ronnie anderson,

    Sad to get that news, was looking forward to meeting you.

    Hope you get better fast.

    (Ca’ canny wi the talc)

  98. Ronnie says:

    Wingers over Aberdeen

    Any Wingers worried aboot the caul in Aiberdeen – this is for you…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4bXDKticro

  99. cearc says:

    Excellent.

    Not sure about the best gown though with you lot.

  100. X_Sticks says:

    Sorry ye’ll no make it Ronnie, but dinnae worry, I’ll drink your for ye ๐Ÿ˜€

    Hope you mend soon.

  101. cearc says:

    What a generous, self-sacrificing laddie oor X-Sticks is!

  102. cearc says:

    Has anybody heard from Quinie?

    I have no idea when she is expecting to be here.

  103. Paula Rose says:

    Been a delay – we will be there, I’m still in Brechin, Quinie and Thepnr are picking me up shortly.

  104. cearc says:

    OK, I’ll wait here ’til youse all arrive?

  105. cearc says:

    Paula Rose,

    You’ve all got my phone no.

  106. Paula Rose says:

    It’s going to take us an hour from here – probably best if we meet up at the pub.

  107. Paula Rose says:

    OK

  108. Conan the Librarianโ„ข says:

    Have just the one for me folks. I think I had one too many in Edinburgh last time…

  109. cearc says:

    Conan,

    I take it you mean each of us having ‘one for you’ including X-Sticks who has already nobly offered to drink for Ronnie A as well?

    Should be quite a night!

  110. cearc says:

    Paula Rose,

    phone me.

  111. Paula Rose says:

    cearc – Quinie and Thepnr on their way to me now, be here 20 minutes, ETA Aberdeen 7:30 – message from them – “We’ll see you in the pub”

  112. cearc says:

    Give me a ring, you have my number..

  113. X_Sticks says:

    @Conan

    You’n’me both dude! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    No sure if ah’ll manage yours and Ronnie’s as weel.

  114. Paula Rose says:

    I can’t find it! Quinie’s just phoned, she hasn’t got it either – they’re picking me up in 5 minutes – see you in the pub.

  115. Quinie frae Angus says:

    Cearc I am so so sorry! I have negle Ted to put your number in my phone and thoughts I’d sent you an email earlier but it maybe hasn’t come through for some reason. Can’t get emails on my phone. I just have a wee rucksack so don’t need to check in to hotel. Thepnr and I have just picked Paula Rose up in Brechin and will just meet you in pub xxx

  116. Jock Scot says:

    Hi. Just noticed this..hope you all have a ball tonight. Cheers.

  117. Quinie frae Angus says:

    Aw Jock Scot, so sorry you, Cactus, Ian Brotherhood, Conan and TJenny weren’t there this time. Looking forward to seeing you all again.

    I am lying awake in Paula Rose’s spare foldey-down bed in the wonderful City of Brechin right now, unable to sleep. (Have still never made it home even yet!!)

    Reason I am unable to sleep is because my mind is still doing overtime thinking of all the brilliant forensic work being done by Rev Stu, Scot goes Pop, Derek Bateman etc – brave fearless journalism in the face of the cowardly, supine pish from most of the Scottish press pack. (Spannergate just the latest example).

    Also thinking about the wonderful, diverse, and passionate bunch that are the Wings readers I have had the great fortune to read comments from or meet in real life.

    I am going to write a more descriptive post about the particulars of the Aberdeen night later once I’m up and about. Will put it on Off Topic.

  118. Patrician says:

    Coz I is bored again:

    http://www.ted.com/talks/raffaello_d_andrea_meet_the_dazzling_flying_machines_of_the_future

    If only science had been this interesting at school.

  119. Betty Boop says:

    @ Patrician

    Thanks for such a worthwhile link. That is a really interesting and, dare I say, “intelligent” post. Enjoyed that.

  120. Paula Rose says:

    Off to bed you lot.

  121. ronnie anderson says:

    Hi all I will be at Wazy,s on the 26th Bdtt put ma nane doon fur a Badge

  122. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    Names for 26th get-together so far…

    Ian Brotherhood
    Pete the Camera
    Brian Doonthetoon
    Ronnie Anderson

  123. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    For badges, that is…

  124. Ian Brotherhood says:

    @BDTT –

    ๐Ÿ™‚

    Didn’t take long for youse lads to swing into action…

    ๐Ÿ™‚

    Could you please make my badge ‘IanB’?

    Full name’s too big for wee circle – ends up tiny.

    Hoots!

  125. Cactus says:

    Hi aye BDTT, I’d like a badge for WoS at WoC please. Will see if I can muster a crowd together for the 26th.

  126. Ruglonian says:

    Hiya BDTT, can I join the list for a badge please ๐Ÿ˜€

    As far as I know there’s a group from my area going into the town for a bit of a march on the 26th, so I’ll see if they want to nip into Waxys afterwards. I’ll let you know the response and any badge uptake on Friday.

    Btw, nice work IanB – I was going to sit down tonight and phone round places but you bet me to it ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I think Waxy O’Conners will be a great venue, I’m really looking forward to it!

  127. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    Hi Ian B, Cactus and Ruglonian.

    All noted.

  128. Tam Jardine says:

    Brian Doonthetoon

    Hi Brian

    Can you put my name down for a badge. Looks like I will definitely make it.

    Ian Brotherhood and others

    Well done for putting this together- looking forward to it

  129. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    Hi Tam J.

    Noted. See you in Waxy’s.

  130. crazycat says:

    @ Brian

    Could I have a badge for the 26th too, please?

    crazycat with a lower case c to start would be excellent.

    I’m hoping to be on the march, plus at a CND stall at the rally at the end, before moving on to Waxy’s.

    See you all then.

  131. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    Hi crazycat.

    You’re on the list…

  132. Kishorn Commando says:

    @bdtt
    Badge for me please for 26th name is a bit long so a dayglo KC will do !

  133. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    You’re now on the list, Kishorn Commando, full name or contraction – I’ll see what fits.

  134. Michael McCabe says:

    Hi Brian Doonthetoon. A Badge please for me and one for Lynn Please. Cheers. and a big shout out to your partner in crime Pete the Camera. Looking forward too seeing you all on the 26th

  135. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    Hi Michael McCabe.

    You’re added to the badge list. What will Lynn want on hers? Lynn McCarthy?

  136. Bevrijdingsdag says:

    @Brian Doonthetoon.

    Looking forward to our first Wings get the gither.
    Could i have a badge please with my name Thomas and one for my wife Mary.

  137. Michael McCabe says:

    Brian Doonthetoon 2:13pm Lynn McCarthy is Perfect. Cheers Brian.

  138. Thepnr says:

    Badge please for me too Brian.

    @Michael McCabe

    I sent you an email buddy, get back to me when you can. Ta.

  139. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    Thepnr has been added to the list. You’re 14th out of 32 who have told Ian B that they’ll be in Waxy’s.

  140. Michael McCabe says:

    @ Thepnr 10:45pm just sent you an email hope I have done it right. All the best to you & yours.

  141. Cherry says:

    Hi Brian
    I’m going to be a cheeky so in so! I’m one of the team of Inform-Scotland, Ian Brotherhood has my email address coz I sent him the email invitation to the “dooo” However I’m house bound and so will only be there in spirit and heart also through live streaming. Can I have a badge? Won’t ask for one again and will gladly pay any and all costs. Send me an email to let me know thanks ๐Ÿ˜‰

  142. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    Hi Cherry.

    You’re added to the badge list. We’ll pass it on on the day, to whoever proxy you want to nominate.

  143. Cherry says:

    Brian
    ๐Ÿ™‚ will ask Simon to get it for me. Please tell me how much,is it a donation for food bank?

  144. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    Hi Cherry.

    No charge for get-together badges.
    Our contribution to the cause.
    Who’s Simon?

    8=)

  145. Cherry says:

    Hopefully he will be there. He’s another team member. Cadogan may be too busy to have time to post. Simon is also busy but I think would have easier access to posting to me. But leave it with me as my next door neighbour said he might go so if he does he’s “it” lol. Thanks will keep you up to date ๐Ÿ˜‰

  146. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    Hi Cherry.

    No doubt everything will fall into place.

    Meanwhile, here’s a song for you.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIX6X0cD608

  147. Cherry says:

    ๐Ÿ˜‰ well that’s one of my favourite Neil Diamond songs…saw him twice in Glasgow…he was amazing! Red, red wine is another och my list goes on! ๐Ÿ™‚

  148. Quentin Quale says:

    @Brian, oooh, badges for me and Chipmonkey, please!

  149. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    Hi QQ.

    You and the minkie added to the list. Have you a lassonce for ze minkie?

    8=)

  150. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    RE: my previous post.

    My YouTube curiosity was piqued…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6muq1smaVCQ

  151. Quentin Quale says:

    Thanks Brian. Must dash, I hear ma pheaun is ringing.

  152. Testing my technology!

  153. Taranaich says:

    Brian, put me down for a badge. “Taranaich” as usual.

    Also, could you whip one up saying “Hero of the Federation”? Will have a special guest coming along!

  154. Ruglonian says:

    Hi Brian, I have a motley crew from the Rutherglen and Cambuslang area requesting badges, here goes:

    Hevvabeccywoss
    H
    A-JC
    Nik
    Jim ST
    James
    Robert McNulty
    The Nomad

    There’s a few prominent Wingers unable to make this do. By virtue of the fact that they’ll still be part of the conversation – ie we’ll be talking about them ๐Ÿ˜‰ – is there anyway you’d be able to make a badge saying something like ‘My absence was noted at…Wings over Glasgow’ and they can be passed along to the shirkers!

  155. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    Hi peeps.

    Have added to the list the names above, after QQ and ‘the minkie’.

    Good to see you got your posting problem sorted out, chas200!

    A wee heads-up…
    The souvenir, personalised badges are only made for those who were there and remember it well. We don’t do badges for those who ‘wish they were there’…

    Onnyhoo, here’s the current list I have of those who have indicated that they will be there on the 26th and have requested a named badge.

    Ian B
    Pete the Camera
    Brian Doonthetoon
    Ronnie Anderson
    Cactus
    Ruglonian
    Tam Jardine
    crazycat
    Kishorn Commando
    Michael McCabe
    Lynn McCarthy
    Thomas
    Mary
    Thepnr
    Cherry
    Quentin Quale
    Chipmonkey
    chas200
    Taranaich
    Hero of the Federation
    Hevvabeccywoss
    H
    A-JC
    Nik
    Jim ST
    James
    Robert McNulty
    The Nomad

    As you can see, there are 28 names on the badge list. However, Ian B has been keeping a list of those who have said that they’ll be there and that list is pushing 50 so a fair number of those haven’t asked for a badge.

    I’ll type again – you have until 11.59pm on Wednesday, 23rd March to claim your named badge.

    I’d prefer a rush on Sunday night, rather than a rush on Wednesday night; the badges are individually printed and hand-crafted, which takes time…

  156. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    BTW: we will have a limited number of “I Was There” badges, for Wingers who turn up, previously unannounced…

  157. Paula Rose says:

    I always feel so guilty asking for a badge cos I know how much time and effort you put into it – but you know – if you have the time…

  158. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    Brechin’s beauty has been added to the list…

  159. CameronB Brodie says:

    Brian Doonthetoon
    Re. badges. We don’t need…..er, add me to you list please. I like lists. Wish I had a list. I’ll need to start making my own. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks.

  160. Simone says:

    Rather than face the full wrath of Paula, I better confirm I’ll be there and I’ll be bringing ScaryCath with me for immoral support.

  161. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    Also added to the badge list:-

    CameronB Brodie
    Simone
    ScaryCath

    I will now retire for an hour or three. Snooze and myoozack beckons…

  162. X_Sticks says:

    Looks like I’m going to be there next Sat so I better get on the list ๐Ÿ˜€

    Looking forward to seeing you all there.

  163. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    X_Sticks added.

  164. Quinie frae Angus says:

    Would love a badge, please! Thanks. Looking forward to the day/evening.

  165. Looking forward to meeting more of you next Saturday in between giving Kevin a hand with his live stream. Could you add me to the list as CRAIGthePICT please (I’ll bring another 3 people, Mark, Mandy, Grant). I would urge everyone who can make it to attend the march as well and build up a thirst ๐Ÿ™‚

    P.S. Please share http://blog.independencelive.net/ian-duncan-smith-has-resigned-but-why/

    P.P.S. Please sign https://www.change.org/p/scottish-parliament-remove-the-duke-of-sutherland-statue-on-ben-bhraggie-golspie-scotland-2

  166. Simone says:

    Sorry one more to add to the list: Preston

    That’s it, I promise ๐Ÿ™‚

  167. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    More names added to the badge list:-

    Quinie frae Angus
    CRAIGthePICT
    Mark
    Mandy
    Grant
    Preston

  168. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    Bob Sinclair and Gwen have been added to the badge list, via posts in ‘off-topic’ last night.

  169. chasanderson200 says:

    Reaching scunner point trying to post here. Am I hitting a spam filter or some such? One test post snuck through on 17th but since then – Nada, zero, bugger all. It’s bloody frustrating not being able to add my experience to the great comments and arguments put forward here which is far and away the best site of its type.
    No problems posting on other sites (munguins,scot goes pop),
    the only problem is here, which is where I wish to contribute to the debate.
    If this post makes it then I look forward to Glasgow on Saturday where someone maybe able to give me the benefits of their wisdom.

    chas200

  170. chasanderson200 says:

    Yee-bloody-ha success at last. Coincidence that it coincided withe the Arabs scoring at tannadice? I think I know what the problem was but am too embarrassed to publish it. How can an ex accountant who sat at a desk for 40 years still have hands like bunches of bananas?

    Answer – bloody clumsiness.

    Roll on Saturday!

  171. Paula Rose says:

    Looking forward to meeting you chasanderson200.

  172. Valerie says:

    I’m hoping to make it along next Saturday ๐Ÿ™‚

    It will be good to put faces to the forum handles.

  173. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    That’s Valerie added to the badge list.

  174. Valerie says:

    Many thanks BDTT! Didn’t like to ask, just saw a message from Ian B about getting accurate numbers, as its getting popular!

  175. cearc says:

    Ok. Count me in.

  176. Ian Brotherhood says:

    @cearc –

    It’s just clicked – you’re 50th?!

    Soo-perb.

    ๐Ÿ™‚

  177. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    Yep, cearc added to the badge list.

  178. cearc says:

    Nah. not even my birthday and 50th. was a looong time ago!

  179. AllyPally says:

    Just noticed Saturday’s get together. What time?

  180. castle hills chavie says:

    Hey folks

    It seems that I will be able to make the shindig on Sat, itโ€™ll be good to catch up.

    Pleease Brian can a ave a badge.

    Cheers

  181. Paula Rose says:

    @AllyPally 3-5 for the workshop details in Cadogan Enright’s comment on Off-topic 12th March 10:59. Thereafter till closing all sorts of capers.

  182. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    Hi AllyPally.

    See Ian B’s comment at this link:-

    http://wingsoverscotland.com/off-topic/comment-page-33/#comment-2121261

    —————————————-

    Thistle (via ‘off-topic’) and ‘castle hills chavie’ are added to the badge list.

  183. carjamtic says:

    Brian

    Please excuse delay,yes,I would like a badge.

    Thanks

  184. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    And carjamtic also added.

  185. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    I could let you see the badge design we’ve come up with for the 26th, but the wee Numbskull in my brain’s ‘artistic department’ said to me, “Gonnae no’ dae that? Keep it as a surpeez…”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yoOfHfCQ0w

  186. Betty Boop says:

    @Bdtt

    Brian, add Betty Boop and Jim T please.

  187. Quinie frae Angus says:

    Ian B et al

    Much to my annoyance I now have to work in London all week which means I will be driving back up to Glasgow all day Saturday.

    This means I should still be able to come along for the sociable evening part (will keep in touch with Thpnr, Paula Rose and X-sticks whose numbers I have in my phone).

    However I will miss the the “business” part of the day (Inform Scotland etc).

    So sorry about this. Was really looking forward to that. But will get along as soon as I can in the evening.

  188. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    Hi Quinie.

    Your effort to get there will be appreciated.

    —————————————————–

    Hi Betty Boop.

    “Betty Boop” and “Jim T” or “Jim Thomson”?

  189. Betty Boop says:

    @ Bdtt

    Jim Thomson

    Ta muchly

  190. Quinie frae Angus says:

    Thanks BDTT.

    Also,I know there was some idea about this many moons ago but I’ve not had time to keep up with Wings posts over past few weeks – is there a mini-bus or anyone going back up to Dundee or Carnoustie after we finally wrap up? If so I would gladly pay for the lift! Would rather crash out in Glasgow but family organising an Easter picnic on Sunday and we’re leaving early doors…..

  191. Paula Rose says:

    Um – is there one going from Dundee to Glasgow – I don’t need the return.

  192. Quinie frae Angus says:

    Paula dear, we could share a return ticket! You do it forwards, and I’ll do it backwards – like we usually do! X

  193. Paula Rose says:

    Indeed we could! Only problem is I’ve seen no such mention of the sort of luxury to which we are both accustomed, but I’m sure our gallant knights will ride to the rescue.

  194. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    Betty Boop and Jim Thomson added to the badge list.
    —————————————————-

    Hi Paula Rose and Quinie.

    Just had a text conversation with Pete the Camera.

    Paula – get into Dundee around Saturday lunchtime and you can have a seat with us to Glasgow. Departure time to be confirmed. Will email you in a couple of days.

    Quinie – Pete says no problem getting you back to Carnoustie after the event.

    8=)

  195. yesbot says:

    Hi all

    Haven’t posted before but am a big Wings fan and lifelong Indy supporter; would love to come along on the 26th if thatโ€™s OK?

    Sounds like quite an event, was hoping to sneak in unannounced but it seems to be getting very busy, so thought I’d better overcome my posting reticence and check in!

    Really looking forward to it.

  196. Paula Rose says:

    @Quinie our knights in shining armour!

  197. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    Hi yesbot.

    Welcome to the world of proud cybernattery!

    You’d better turn up on Saturday – I’ve added you to the badge list!

    8=)

  198. Liz g says:

    Hi Brian,can you do a badge for me please

  199. yesbot says:

    Hi Brian

    I’ll definitely be there and I’ll be delighted to have a badge, thank you so much.

  200. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    ‘Liz g’ added to the badge list.

  201. AllyPally says:

    Am I too late for badges?

    AllyPally of ClanDestiny and Alistair of ClanDestiny if there’s room, otherwise just the names.

  202. chasanderson200 says:

    Yesbot
    My first one too, glad to know I’ll not be the only vigin(?) there.
    I look forward to meeting you.

  203. Paula Rose says:

    Lots of vigins – how lovely!

  204. chasanderson200 says:

    Paula, you are beginning to scare me ?

  205. Paula Rose says:

    Don’t worry Honey I’m very gentle really.

  206. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    AllyPally of ClanDestiny and Alistair of ClanDestiny added to the badge list.

  207. carjamtic says:

    BDTT

    Sorry Brian,wee familly thing has come up,means,relatives coming from up north and distant shores,need to kip at mine,need to feed and water them for a few days.

    Need to miss this WoS in Glesga gig,gutted.

    Distributors for any WoS stuff,needed in ABZ count me in should such an occasion arise ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Enjoy the night,lucky buggers.

  208. Lenny Hartley says:

    Re sat night in Glasgow, can u put me and Tam Kerr down for badges ta

  209. Lenny Hartley says:

    Just booked the ferry for Saturday afternoon and have also somebody mentioning something on during the day.

    I seem to have missed that, can somebody fill me in so to speak?

  210. Lenny Hartley says:

    Bugger just seen the forecast for Saturday, might not make it. Strong winds over 50 mph

  211. Cactus says:

    Aweright BDTT, could I request a badge for Dixie please.

    Busy in here, how many Wingers do we have now?

  212. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    carjamtic – noted. Maybe see you again at the next one, wherever…

    Lenny Hartley and Tam Kerr added to the badge list. Hopefully, it will be a fair wind on Saturday…
    Check out posts by Cadogan Enright and Ian Brotherhood in ‘off-topic’, particularly,

    http://wingsoverscotland.com/off-topic/comment-page-33/#comment-2121276

    Dixie also added to the badge list.

  213. chasanderson200 says:

    I don’t know Glasgow pubs very well nowadays but I note that there seems to be two fairly close to each other. Which one are we using for the main bash?

  214. chasanderson200 says:

    Oops, that should have read two Waxys close to each other. All the excitement is getting to me!

  215. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    Badge list closes in half an hour.

    ————————————————-

    Hi Chas.

    Have a look at this link, then zoom out of it. You’ll get your bearings. The top end of George Square can be seen at the right, before you zoom out of Streetview.

    https://goo.gl/maps/7P7GWUUdvRt

    Had a blether with Ronnie Anderson tonight. He’s suggested that Wingers can meet up, after the march, at the usual spot, under Sir Walter Scott’s feet, before heading to Waxy’s.

  216. chasanderson200 says:

    Paula, Brian
    Thank you got my bearings now.

  217. Quinie frae Angus says:

    Ooh this is shaping up to be an exciting Wingers’ night out, what with old friends and lots of “virgins” to meet and greet.

    Looking forward to seeing the Clan Destiny team to work on an idea I have for next IndyRef….haven’t seen you guys for ages.

    Virgins – including people coming on their own – fear not! You will find that everyone is so friendly and welcoming and just delighted to meet like-minded intelligent people. Who understand why WoS and sites like it (although there is nothing like it!!) are so crucial for helping us scythe through the daily bullshit fed to us by the corporate unionist media.

    Looking forward to Saturday. BDTT and IanB, suggest you do regular bullet point reminders to peeps of the three meeting point possibilities! These threads are long and unwieldy and new peeps are catching on to them every evening….they won’t know what was discussed three days ago up the thread.

    If you are reading this and still a nervous lurker, worried about the eccentric weirdos you may encounter on Saturday, please take it from me.

    Just get your wee Scottish Indy ass along. Yes we are all mad as a box of frogs and yet brimming with political common sense. All different shades of left, right, green and bendy-shaped. You will laugh like a drain and go home wih a heid brimming with the intensity of purpose.

    Above all, we will ALL enjoy an evening where we DON’T have to waste the evening answering stupid questions like “But how could we afford it? ” etc etc.

    Come on, Wingers. Paula Rose in particular is waiting to envelop you in her loving arms.

  218. Lenny Hartley says:

    BDTT can you cancel my order for badges ( hope not to late) forecast is grim Saturday and I doubt if I will get off the Island.mif I do I will still be there but not looking good just now.
    Cheers
    lenny

  219. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    Hi Lenny Hartley.

    If you can let us know by around 10am, tomorrow, whether or not you and Tam are going to achieve a mainland landfall, that would be handy.

    8=)

  220. Lenny Hartley says:

    BDTT sorry just seen ur message, on boat now so unless wind gets up shortly will se y all tonight

  221. Bevrijdingsdag says:

    Test ๐Ÿ™‚

  222. Bevrijdingsdag says:

    ๐Ÿ™‚ test

  223. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    Hi Bevrijdingsdag.

    If you were testing to see if your posts worked here, your test was successful.

    However, if you were testing to see whether you could attract Paula Rose to Quarantine, like a moth to a candle, I fear you have failed.

    8=(

  224. Paula Rose says:

    I don’t like oblongs.

  225. Arbroath1320 says:

    I want so more emojis but they never work for me so lets try this!

    ๐Ÿ˜• (: and ? )
    8) ( 8 and ) )
    :X ( : and X)
    ๐Ÿ˜ฏ (8 and O)

    let’s see how many of these, if any work. ๐Ÿ˜€

  226. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    For Chic McGregor.

    Remove the * from the link below before you try to paste it into the address bar. (Long story…)

    https://a*rc*hi*ve.org/de*tai*ls/Who*Kil*le*dT*heE*lec*tr*icC*ar1*23

    (Just trying to post a link after four unsuccessful attempts on the main page and one in ‘off-topic’.)

  227. Andrew Mclean says:

    Hi are you about?

  228. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    I’m keeping a watching brief – but shhhh; you ain’t seen me, coz this week, I will mostly be eating gravy.

  229. Smallaxe says:

    I’m here Andrew

  230. Paula Rose says:

    Me too – guzzles gravy.

  231. Smallaxe says:

    You two know what curiosity did to the cat?

    ๐Ÿ™‚

    Peace Always

  232. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    Hi Smallaxe.

    I know that cat was called ‘Curiosity Kilt’ but I could never understand why. I’ve never seen a cat in a kilt, never mind a curiosity one. Maybe I will learn when maturity hits me.

    Of course, maybe CameronB Brodie has the answer in his notes…

  233. Smallaxe says:

    Brian Doonthetoon:

    Have you heard about Rudolph’s pal Olive?

    ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’ll bet CameronB has.

    Peace Always

  234. Andrew Mclean says:

    Hi guys, sorry small axe was otherwise, ?
    How are you doing, I hope you’re well?

  235. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    I’m gonna paste this in here coz it escaped comment last night after I posted it next door at 10.15pm and, TBH, with it containing a couple of factoids, I thought somebody would have typed something…
    ———————————————————–

    I havenโ€™t stuck on any music for a while so hereโ€™s one from 1968 to waken you up. It features Adrian Gurvitz, who went on to write a classic โ€“ in an attic.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaSxvL5QiVw

    The second two are from the early 70s. In the first, substitute the phrase โ€œESSO understandsโ€ in the choruses and think about a Morris Minor wending its way through English country lanes. Fans of Marmalade can check out the producer/arranger named on the label.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nhGHIWuo5g

    From the same band is this one, which, when I reheard it a couple of years ago I recognised but Iโ€™d never known who did it. It was unlocked from a dusty corner of my musical memorybockers.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BR3xcZ-osqE

  236. Smallaxe says:

    Hi Andrew I’m fine thanks,whats on your mind?

  237. Andrew Mclean says:

    Paula,
    Guzzling,,siping surely?

  238. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    I have no idea about Rudolphโ€™s pal Olive, Smallaxe. But it’s late and I’m about to have my supper, so there!

  239. Smallaxe says:

    Brian:

    Olive the other reindeer ๐Ÿ™‚

  240. Smallaxe says:

    This is a very poor medium for communication!

  241. Andrew Mclean says:

    Yes, isn’t it just.
    For a den of iniquity, we are too full of whatever God you believe in.
    Anyway a bad night is better for the company of friends.

    Peace love and understanding as someone would say?

  242. Smallaxe says:

    Agreed Andrew,there’s nothing funny about that!

  243. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    Hi Smallaxe.

    Apart from Popeye’s burd, the only other Olive I knew was the cashier in Claude Alexander in Dundee, where I worked in the 70s.

    But that’s neither here nor there; that was then. Ken?

  244. Smallaxe says:

    Brian Doonthetoon:

    If you sing Rudolf the red nosed reindeer,you will find Olive

  245. Andrew Mclean says:

    Indeed not my friend.
    My dad used to say “cool heads” his favourite poet was Kipling, the poems resonated with him.
    Kipling was pro war til he paid the sacrifice of loosing his son.

    “They believed us and perished for it. Our statecraft, our learning”
    If any question why we died,
    Tell them, because our fathers lied.
    red not rob:

    And this
    Therefore I lied to please the mob.
    Now all my lies are proved untrue
    And I must face the men I slew.
    What tale shall serve me here among
    Mine angry and defrauded young?

  246. Smallaxe says:

    Andrew

    I am trying to get this as I want it, critisism please!

    Untitled
    Contrary to what some people insist
    I am real l do exist
    I am the burn that runs deep and cold
    I am the mountains…millennia old
    I am the lochs the islands the sea’s
    I am the tall majestic trees
    I am real
    I am the Grouse unseen in heather
    I am the wind I am the weather
    I am the stag I am the wildcats lair
    I am the snow white mountain hare
    I am the sly marauding seagull
    I am the eyrie of the Golden Eagle
    I am real
    I am the iconic highland cattle
    I am the echo of some ancient battle
    I am the sound of drum and pipe
    I am the field of barley ripe
    I am the soil beneath your feet
    I am the land that scorns defeat
    I AM REAL!
    I am Not,grand words, on a rogue signed unction.
    I,nor my people,gave you leave for this corruption
    I leave you behind,with your contempt
    and my frustration
    I am Scotland,a Kingdom,a Nation!

  247. Andrew Mclean says:

    I am Scotland, proud Kingdom and Nation.

    Despite what you have been told
    I am real, behold!

    I am the burn that runs deep and cold
    I am the mountainsโ€ฆmillennia told
    I am the lochs the islands the stream
    I am the dark Caledonian dream

    I am the Grouse unseen in heather
    I am the gale, in heart and weather
    I am the stag Across the wildcats lair
    I am the snow white mountain hare
    I am the sly marauding seagull
    I am the eyrie of the Golden Eagle,

    I am the iconic highland cattle
    I am the echo of some ancient chattel
    I am the sound of drum and Fife,
    I am the field of barley ripe
    I am the rock beneath your feet
    I am the land that scorns defeat

    I am never Mere ,man’s words, on a rogue signed unction
    Ne’er my Kin proffered you leave for this corruption
    What you left behind, was dereliction, a cowards want,
    an insurrection!

    Your poetry was better. But clever man you are, thanks for the distraction.

    My friend

  248. Smallaxe says:

    Thanks Andrew,that gives me thoughts to work with.Maybe I should put more Scots words in for flavour.

    Yours is the Earth and everything thatโ€™s in it.
    IF. R.K.

    Peace Always

    I may be taking a chance here knowing this crowd of reprobates
    but if you have a throw away,try this [dot] billytherhymer [at] gmail [dot] com
    If you just put “Test”then I know that it is still functioning
    and get back to you.If not we can talk again my friend.

  249. Smallaxe says:

    Don’t use that first (dot)

    Peace Always

  250. Smallaxe says:

    I have discarded that email address.
    let me know if you want another.

    Peace Always

  251. Cactus says:

    Upon independence, we break the chains.. then we build bridges.

  252. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    Oh, hello Cactus. Yilliv hud yir tea?

  253. Cactus says:

    Aye aye Brian, it was tasty.. very very tasty ๐Ÿ™‚

    I wonder who will comment on this page next, this early am.

    Upon independence..

  254. Ruglonian says:

    Hi folks, check my post on o/t – hope to see ya’ll on Saturday x

  255. Ruglonian says:

    My post appears to have disappeared – if it shows up, apologies for the duplication

    Wings gathering this Saturday – see my message on o/t

  256. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    Hi Ruglonian.

    Where are you moving to?

  257. chasanderson200 says:

    Been off grid for a few weeks so only just catching up now. I notice there is a gathering plannned for Aberdeen — where and when?

  258. chasanderson200 says:

    Scrap that last message. Equipment in meltdown mixing dates between years!

  259. K1 says:

    Bdtt? Could you repost the means by which we find commenters on wings again? When you’ve a moment? My old hard drive was replaced thereby all my old bookmarks gone and I can’t for the life of me remember how to do this. Thanks in advance. ๐Ÿ™‚

  260. Smallaxe says:

    K1: I hope this is what you’re looking for my Friend. Copy into Google: Wings over Scotland “K1 says”: ” Nana says” etc. Please tell Nana that I’m ok but will be busy for a while, I may post occasionally: Tell all I send Peace Love and Solidarity
    _________________________________________________
    K1: Don’t post this bit:

    I am going back to what I do best (Climbing drainpipes) metaphorically speaking. Things are coming to a head regarding our cause, as you know and I have to make my small contribution (Peacefully of course)while I am still able.I will explain all in due course, I am starting to sound like James Bond ๐Ÿ™‚ it’s nothing like that because I’m better looking than him ๐Ÿ™‚

    Keep up your excellent posts and look after yourself. See you soon as possible. Your Friend Billy

  261. K1 says:

    Sorry I didn’t come back to quarantine earlier now! I note you’ve already let everyone know ye’ll be back soon. Nevertheless loud and clear Billy, take care and guid luck wi the drainpipes…ah hud ma suspicions that you were better looking Billy…guid tae huv confirmation ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Thanks for the encouragement re posts, felt quite numb struck earlier on main thread wi the palpable hate that’s being spouted in some posts…and some really weird rationalisations that clearly mask bigoted viewpoints. Anyways ahm no done fightin’ for our independence and I’ll no be put aff by a bunch of numpties emboldened by toxic britnat xenophobic pish and citing said pish as ‘tactical’ examples of ‘how’ we should go about attaining our freedom from London rule.

    (Ah knew ye wur feedin’ that haggis by the lamp post, glad we unerstaun each other ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

  262. Andrew McLean says:

    test test

  263. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    Test noted.

  264. Andrew McLean says:

    The unionists lies are like greenfly on Scotland’s prize flower’s, luckily we have banned DDT, but have an even more potent weapon in our arsenal the SNP.

    I once agreed with some who said that the Saltire was all of Scotland’s flag, but now now I understand that it is, what it actually is and always was, right back long before the Scots And Pict’s fought the English King Athelstan, it’s the flag of Scotland, The Flag of Rebellion, the flag of Scotland’s right to exist.
    And this is the truth most won’t like, but you can’t be a unionist and wave the Saltire, life is not like that, neither can you wear the plaid, be involved in anything in Scottish culture, or even call yourself a Scot.
    And the reason is this, the Westminster unionists are now in agreement that Scotland was extinguished by the act of union, in the English press and Parliament, dangerous vile people rage against the Scots, only because we assert our inalienable rights, those rights that generations of Scots, died to win and protect, we don’t win power like that anymore, what we do is vote, what that anus fallon and arse licker gove say is we will not give you the vote, and that right cannot be taken away, because if you allow that, if you give them that power, then you truly are finished as a nation and as a people!

    Today in Scotland we have in our mists persons who commit treason by betraying his or her country, (there is a short word for that but it’s banned for some inexplicable reason now) and the unionists support have now to decide what side are they on, do they wish to be absorbed into little England, or fight for their God given country. when Ruth Harrison, whatever the red other one is called says this nation is divided, so stop it you bad independence people, what they want is to for Scotland to continue as the dog, forever watchful of the scraps that fall from his masters table. and how can you say you are a Scot and tolerate that!, the fact is, the truth is you can’t. You can’t be a free man and a slave!

    And when our independent Scotland welcomes all those from whatever country, whatever religion and whatever ethnicity, because we understand that together we can build, together along with our European brothers and sisters, we can make our country proud, and be a beacon for tolerance and understanding, that could light the path for others in these dark days in our planet’s history.

    No the Saltire, the Name Scotland and everything Scottish and belonging to Scotland is ours, it always was and will continue to be forevermore ours!

  265. Andrew McLean says:

    treason

  266. Andrew McLean says:

    I once agreed with someone who said that the Saltire was all of Scotland’s flag, but now now I understand that it is, what it actually is and always was, right back long before the Scots And Pict’s fought the English King Athelstan, it’s the flag of Scotland, The Flag of Rebellion, the flag of Scotland’s right to exist.

  267. Andrew McLean says:

    Athelstan

  268. Jim Thomson says:

    I think that it’s about time Stuart created a new topic just for links. Off-topic is now pretty much unusable.

    Haven’t been in there for months for that very reason.

  269. Paula Rose says:

    Other option is to start using this page in the way off-topic was intended for.

  270. Jim Thomson says:

    Indeedy. I think that’s the sensible option. If we could get that happening I think a grown-up, self moderation, would also need to be applied.

    *hunts around for thicker skin coat*

    Did I just imply you were sensible? Hmmm, time for my meds I think.

  271. Betty Boop says:

    @ Paula Rose

    Nice and quiet in here – like a reading room ๐Ÿ™‚
    Will you be in Aberdeen next weekend?

  272. Paula Rose says:

    I still have notifications for this page but no longer for off-topic, which I check once a day but rarely comment on now.

  273. Paula Rose says:

    Hi Betty – yes I’ll be there and yes it is rather sedate in here, more suited to my style these days, I fear the all-night parties and wild times are behind me now.

  274. Betty Boop says:

    Catch you in Aberdeen no doubt. Mind and wear your hat as ID!
    We’ll be up there from Thursday till Saturday. Thinking of staying over Saturday night too as it is such a long drive back to the south west boonies.

  275. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    Hi peeps.

    I’m still leaning against the wall in the corner, a whisky and Iron Brew (Lidl) in one hand and a bespoke nicotine tube in the other.

    Just keep the noise down; hushed, reverent whispers are ok…

  276. Paula Rose says:

    *puts BDTT in a chair*

  277. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    I don’t need no steenkin’ chair!

  278. Paula Rose says:

    Calm down Dear suck on this.

  279. Smallaxe says:

    I apologise, most sincerely if my playing of music is what is causing the problem, I can assure you that if this is the case then I will refrain in future from doing so.

    I did not realise that I was, nor was it my intention to disrupt or spoil things for anyone.

    Again, my sincere apologies.

    Smallaxe

  280. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    Hi Smallaxe.

    I don’t think it’s the music links per se. I can see the attraction in peeps trading YouTube links in the wee sma’ ‘oors, when there’s รŸรผggโ‚ฌr all else goin’ on.

    The problem arises when you clock in in the morning and find 30+ links to work through, while you’re having your morning coffee and trying to catch up with overnight posts on the main pages and emails and various Twitter feeds. Something has to go…

    Maybe we need a modicum of ‘self-policing’ in ‘off-topic’, say everybody limits themselves to two YouTube links per day, but you get an extension if you’re providing a link that is pertinent to a link someone else has posted?

    AH! That brings me to something I was thinking about in the past couple of weeks. You may recall that in the late 70s or early 80s, Ann Nightingale had a show on Radio 1 on Sunday afternoons. One of the segments in it was called “Daisy Chain”. I never caught how it had started but the way it worked was that a single was played and the person who sent in the first correct letter (!) identifying the track and artiste, provided the track for the next Sunday.

    Bear with me and you’ll be able to work out when I was thinking about this. One Sunday, I recognised the track and artiste but coudnae be @r$ed writing in. The track was “Grannie’s Got A Painted Leg” by the Roy Young Band. Ring any recent bells?

    Onnyhoo, I was thinking about trying to introduce a similar sort of ‘parlour game’ to ‘off-topic’. It would begrail…

    I would provide a link to a music track. The idea was that the next contributor would provide a link to another track, whose title featured at least one word from the title of the example I had provided. Chronology would be determined by whose post first appeared in the thread.

    The example to start off was “Sky Pilot”.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BP0IXOr9O8U

    Say a couple of peeps came up with continuations – “Sky High” and “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds” but “Sky High” was posted a minute earlier than “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds”. The game would continue with someone suggesting a track that contained “Sky” or High”, and so on.

    As you can see from the length of this post, I bodyswerved the idea when the Roy Young band was rattling round my brainbockers. I couldn’t see anyone taking the time to get their head round the idea.

    If you think it could take on, I have a fine suggestion to start it off. We could link to this post for an explanation of how it works.

    Thoughts appreciated.

  281. Smallaxe says:

    Hi, Brian, I think that what you suggest is a fine idea and would likely be quite popular my friend.

    However, I am disappointed and rather embarrassed by the fact that some of you, whom I have always thought of as friends could not have said something to me before now, instead, I find out by chance, when noticing a conversation going on here that it concerns myself.

    As you said in your post, Brian, Something has to goโ€ฆ! I think for the sake of peace, that, “something” has to be me.

    I will look in now and then, just to keep up and maybe to answer anyone who may direct a post to me.

    My sincere apologies to all and I wish you all the best in the future.
    Billy

    Peace Always

  282. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    Hi Billy.

    Dinnae be daft! Some “thing” is not some “person”! I’ve been reading EVERYTHING in ‘off-topic’ although, I admit, not listening to every track that has been linked to. I just don’t have the time, what with being out out of hovelhold at 7.55am to earn a crust and so on.

    See when you read something in ‘off-topic’ that reminds you of a personal memory? Post your recollection – I’m sure peeps would find that of interest. We have gathered that you have a ‘bit of history’.

    Spill it, as you are inspired to do so! Dinnae be retreating into meh corner of Quarantine…

  283. Smallaxe says:

    Brian, I am well aware that when you said “Something” that you were not referring to me, that was just my take on the situation.

    I realise that you have to go out and work, that is probably one of the things that I miss most, now that I am retired and for the most part housebound, I have more time on my hands than I can cope with and am finding it hard to deal with. Unfortunately, I have used that time in inadvertently making a nuisance of myself which I am now aware I have been doing on WoS.

    I am still involved in quite a few other things, Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth etc. in which I will now probably devote more of my time, As for retreating, I have never done so yet and will not be starting now.

    I do have a history, as you rightly say but to divulge my past dealings with the establishment would most certainly put myself and my family in very real danger. I am telling my story to a person who want’s to write a book which if it is to be published then it will have to wait until I have passed on. So no signed copies I’m afraid. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Please carry on with the good work on Wings. I have my own way of fucking up the bastards who would subjugate and piss on Scotland and her people. I have taken no offence and hold no malice towards anyone on Wings, far from it, I admire all who work for the betterment and freedom of our nation.

    Again, Brian, I wish you and the others everything that I myself wish for.

    Your Friend and Brother
    Smallaxe

  284. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    Hi Smallaxe/Billy.

    You typed,
    ” I have my own way of fucking up the bastards who would subjugate and piss on Scotland and her people.”

    Now, don’t mince words – type what you REALLY think!

    8=)

  285. Smallaxe says:

    What I really think! (Know)

    We are and have been for centuries used as a Piggy bank for indescribably corrupt, paedophilic, murdering lying PIGS. Since the “Sixties” when I was fortunate enough to meet some people in London who clued me up on what was happening around me and 99% of decent people, I have made it my business to do something about it.

    I am a Mark Master Freemason, a Knight of St Columba and a member of the Orange Lodge. Guess why! I have had a hand in jailing MPs and their associates for their disgusting behaviour, others have had to resign their positions “To spend more time with the family”.

    Peace, my arse! I have been beaten up stabbed and shot twice by “Security Services” and their minions. I count among my “acquaintances” some of the most dangerous gangsters in Glasgow, London and other cities in the UK. Gangsters, they may be but some are also Patriots who at times have helped in no small way to put certain documents into my possession.

    The organisations that I am a member of, I hold nothing but contempt for but a lot of things can be found out from them in unguarded moments (drunk or drugged) by guess who!

    I have now said too much and hope that it does not come back and bite me on the arse. I hope this helps you to understand my furious frustration that I am no longer capable of doing as much as I used to but I will still do as much as I can until death.

    Dramatic words, I know but as I have said more than once.

    My Heart is in my Words (and my actions) without a moment of regret for what I and others have achieved thus far.

    If you are reading this Rev.Campbell I hope you will do me the courtesy of deleting this post 24hrs after my posting this. thank you.

    Your’s for Scotland’s Freedom,
    The Small AXE!

  286. Cactus says:

    Upon independence..

  287. Betty Boop says:

    @ Paula Rose, 10/03/17, 10:19am

    The problem I see with using Quarantine as a substitute for Off Topic is that Q is the place where folk sometimes go for a particular conversation, leave explanations/information and lists for our events.

    There is generally only the odd conversation and rarely a thread of any kind. Turning it into what was OT would make it useless for those purposes.

    Be good to catch up next week.

  288. Paula Rose says:

    Hey Smallaxe my friend you carry on using off-topic the way you are – it’s not a criticism and it’s not aimed at you, the page has evolved and is now working fine the way it is.

    Jim and I are just considering using this page for more discussion without the music and other links breaking it up that’s all and as a message board which we can easily get alerted to.

  289. Smallaxe says:

    Paula Rose:

    Thank you, Would you do me the favour (If possible) of filling this page and in so doing shove my 12:06am post well back into oblivion, in case the Rev. does not or cannot delete it.

    I wrote it while my emotions were sort of out of control and as you can see, said more than I probably should. I would be very much obliged if you will do me this small favour.Thank you.

    Your Friend and Brother
    Smallaxe

  290. Paula Rose says:

    My dear dear Smallaxe you are as big as they come my dear friend – us old ancient wings people embrace you – you dear dear man – you bring joy to our lives xx

  291. Paula Rose says:

    Smallaxe hard luck babe you is total winger xx

  292. Smallaxe says:

    Paula Rose: “By any other Name”

    We are part of a garden in which we can grow and bloom together
    It takes flowers of all colours to show just how Beautiful
    This garden can become when weeds no longer stifle our growth
    And in growing we shall bloom
    bathed in enlightenment
    And acceptance of the myriad of fragrances
    That entice and delight our six senses
    Six being the sense of inclusion

    Written at 1:12am
    By
    Billy the Rhymer
    last of the Hippys
    1969r
    If lost and found
    Return to me please
    but if you like it
    Please have it
    And keep it
    In Peace xx

  293. Cactus says:

    Upon independence…

  294. Smallaxe says:

    Upon Independence

    I know I
    And I know you
    I know what I and you will do
    I and you and you and me
    Will then be Us
    We shall then be We
    Upon independence
    We shall be free
    Upon Independence
    Free from those
    Who’s whole Dependence
    Upon Scotland will die
    Upon Independence

    Peace and Love Always for Scotland and Her People

  295. Cactus says:

    Aweright Smallaxe, dig it, Yebo!

    Got me thinkin’…

    Yes! means Yes!

    Let’s rip this thread!

    One may ask the question again soon…

  296. Cactus says:

    Scotland.

    Upon independence..

  297. Smallaxe says:

    Upon independence
    There will be no Utopia
    No instant fix for us to
    Hope for a
    World at peace
    People set free
    That will take work
    From you
    And from me
    And also from them
    Whose eyes still
    Don’t see
    The work will be hard
    Not done overnight
    For there is much
    that is wrong
    That WE
    Have to make
    RIGHT!

  298. Cactus says:

    “The work will be hard
    Not done overnight
    For there is much
    that is wrong
    That WE
    Have to make
    RIGHT!”

    Upon independence.. we shall be.

    Let’s do something amazing!

    Your turn. Over to you Wingers..

    Upon independence…



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