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Film Photos

Aye strolling along the promenade today and having the wee digital camera in my pocket I got a couple of snaps.

First of all, Halloween spooky in the fog, The Birds

Not sure what film this could have been. However Helensburgh Pier looked like a set for something in the fog – maybe a kind of bleak WW2 vibe.

By the time I passed by again about 90 minutes later it had transformed to the Hunt for Red October!


Happy Halloween!

Dumbarton 4 East Fife 1 (This is not a typo!)

Until yesterday the Sons had managed a total of five goals in ten league games. They had not scored more than one goal in a single match. Yesterday they augmented the season’s total by 80% in one quite remarkable match. It was in no way quite as one sided as the scoreline might suggest. It could have been 3-0 to either side at half time or indeed 3-3, although the Fifers in the opening spell looked the better side.

With the score actually reading 1-1 at half time courtesy of a goal against the run of play from Sons John McShane and an equaliser via Byrne , Scott Durie put past his own keeper early in the second half to once again give Sons the advantage.

Two quite fantastic mazy runs into scoring positions by full back Devlin were a joy to watch although his finishing was typical defender’s fare. But Mark Gilhaney who came on as a late sub confirmed Sons victory against the nine man Fifers (with both the goalkeeper Stewart Baillie and Stewart Mudoch seeing red) with two cracking goals.

Until the introduction of Gilhaney, Sons were making heavy weather of the numerical advantage. Perhaps it was inexperience but they didn’t seem to be spreading out enough and making the opposition chase the ball the way you have to do in these situations.

A rather flattering victory all in all but at least it puts three points on the board and shows that there’s some decent young talent coming through at the club.

It also provided a bit of redress for the 6-0 defeat suffered by Dumbarton at Methill in August.

Simon Barrow’s match report on the website is here


God Hates Dyslexics!

God's position on prunes remains unclear


Quite why God should single out one soft fruit for his hatred is not explained further. I’m quite disturbed however to find that God hates Scotland because apparently it is inhabited by “ugly, drunk, skirt-wearing, stinky people with rotten black teeth”. This is grossly unfair. Surely Partick Bingo Hall isn’t representative of the whole country?

To provide a bit of background, check out the clip below. (Definitely NOT for work!)

The Weekend Waits (Late)

This track came on the MP3 this morning in the car.


It’s from the album The Heart of Saturday Night.

Waits was 24 when he recorded it.





Sheridan – “I Did NOT Have Sex With Her!”

Kim Jong Il

Anvar Khan

And Yet More…

How can this be explained? This is Ikea in Glasgow today, and what looks like Elvis Presley in a scene from Jailhouse Rock more than fifty years ago.