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More Headlines You Thought You’d Never Read!

Not that this blog would ever recommend reading the Sun of course but one of my colleagues reads it and brings my attention to the above article. The vacancy it transpires is for a “webcam performer” whose duties include “sexually explicit dialogue”. The applicant will require to be “nude or semi nude”. There is also a vacancy for a nude tv presenter at £280 per night!

Now here’s an interesting thing. Presumably these posts are covered by the sex/age/disabilty discrimination legislation(!)

Already I hear there has been a womens’ protest outside the job centre!

It isn’t known if the person who placed the ad has ever been to Dumbarton.


Italian Centre – A Thing of the Pasta?

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The on street view (facade) of the Italian Centre

Showing Steve around Glasgow City Centre the other day was a re-visit for me. I’m really not often in town these days so I hadn’t been in many of the locations for a while. As we had about an hour to do a flying run round and we were already in the centre, I showed Steve all I could within a short walk. George Square and the City Chambers, Princes Square, the Argyll Arcade (a whole arcade of maybe 20 jewellers shops), Tam Shepherds (a joke shop which has been there since the 1880’s), the afore mentioned Gallery of Modern Art and the Italian Centre. Now there has always been a big Italian community in Scotland and the Italian Centre has been there for a long time. It is an area of town and more specifically a square of shops just of the street in Glasgow’s Merchant City where Italian food, designer clothes and accessories are sold and you can pay a hundred quid for a haircut. Now I would never dream of paying £80 for a T Shirt when £5 gets you a perfectly good one. All my Levi’s for work come from charity shops and I could quite happily kit myself out from head to toe at the price of a tie from one of these shops. The thing which shocked me though was that despite the presence of an Armani store the place gave the impression it was dying. There were several empty shops and hardly a soul around whilst the city round about buzzed with people.
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The Square at The Italian Centre

Steve made fun of me in my Primark T shirt but maybe I’m at the cutting edge of style and people can now see that a fancy label doesn’t add £70 in value to an ordinary item of clothing. It will be these type of goods and the businesses which sell them which will be the first to suffer in any recession. It seems to have already happened in one part of Glasgow at least.