Discussion in 'Match Day' started by Clive_ofthe_Kremlin, Feb 12, 2018.
There’s THE hotdog van near the harbour in Reykjavik.
Spoken of in hushed tones.
OK. I'll start a new thread sometime in the next week.
The tip on eating hot dogs at garages on the Iceland circuit was an excellent one b.t.w.
You, Sir, wrote too soon.
Andre Gray in hey look at me I'm famous at the Brits. Jack Whitehall had no idea who he was.
I would fancy the first team.
Neither did Sssssilva.
Owen instead of Hoskins.
Best holiday destination Suakin in the Sudan, though it is probably not such a good spot now.
Other best destination - in the hills of northern Thailand
Worst - Rio Gallegos, Argentina. Nothing worth visiting for and I was sick the whole of my time there.
Other worst destination Lowestoft.
Yeah, that's why I wrote 'irrationally', in recognition of the futility of it. But no, I don't actually think that they purposefully made up a just-inaccurate-enough insult, shared around various different norther supporters groups, just to bait me and result in me commenting on it later back in here.
Scousers: famous for their whining and their ridiculous inflated sense of self.
They’ve won nothing recognisable in my lifetime. I remember when they used to think that European finishes under Moyes were beneath them.
They class themselves as being in the same league as Liverpool, but nobody knows who they are. Nothing club, overshadowed by their neighbours.
At least we know who they are now, after their owner desperately threw cash at our now ex manager, to keep their dream of staying up with the big boys alive. We owe them a mauling for not knowing their place.
Worst: Canvey Island or Isle of Sheppey. Don't in all honesty remember which one it was but it was definitely one of them.
Best: In UK Cornwall; in Europe, Bavarian Alps or Vienna...or Cyprus thinking about it, or even the French Riviera; in World, it's been a ten year holiday but probably I would say here in Philippines.
Oh yeah, the game,
gunna lose 1-1
Best location: probably Rio. It had such a buzz about it.
I also did a road trip through South Africa which was pretty spectacular.
Worst is a difficult one. Maybe New York. I’m not big on American holidays anyway, but I had high hopes for New York. I found it to be a jungle of traffic, big ugly buildings and overloaded with tourists. Absolutely no culture whatsoever. Just hundreds of service sector employees asking how you are for the sake of doing so, with perhaps the most grating accent in the world bar Scouse*
*I should probably disclose that I was too young to drink in the US at the time, and that alcohol might have softened my views of the place.
Been there in the summer and seen "the lupins"? The research project that went wrong ? A company was trying to find a plant that could survive the ashy rocky soil and freezing winters to be able to convert the soil to organic matter over time allowing more productive use of the land. Well lupins loved it and "escaped". Much of the island is now covered in lupins in summer, some places as far as the eye can see. It's now seen as an ecological disaster as its driving out natural flora and fauna. Within 2 minutes in the taxi I'd asked the driver what the pretty flowers were, got a scowl and the full story.
My top tip for this one, for our players and fans alike:
Have a massive, dirty, extra large doner kebab on Friday lunchtime with 2 pittas. Do this sober and without hesitation.
Not one of those artisan doners, with real meat, one made of ground up, unidentified morsels.
On Saturday morning you'll have a 3 kg **** and will feel like you're walking on air. The feeling of clearing your system of the burdensome meat product will be akin to a rebirth.
Thank me later.
Best: Thailand, Australia, Nicaragua or Morocco
Worst: Iceland because I had the flu
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I did notice the lupins in the corner of the screen on that programme when the celebs rocked up in Iceland. Suppose they like the rich volcanic soil and short but bright growing season. Think they come from the rocky mountains so similar conditions maybe. Ecological disaster as legumes they fix nitrogen in the soil which probably does not suit the local flora. On to other 'low life' and we welcome those two pillars of football integrity to the Vic come Saturday I.e. Moshiri and Allardyce. Hope we beat them well as Everton cast a shadow over our club mid-season supported by their media mates. COYHS
If you think Lowestoft is one of the worst destinations you've never been to (Great) Yarmouth. Or Luton.
Harlow. The only town I've ever seen a chav granny spitting on the floor.
Back through the mists of time, I went to look round Liverpool university. The coach driver who took us round the different campuses spent the whole time telling everyone what a great sense of humour the scousers have, but didn't actually make a single joke.
Was it Jimmy Tarbuck?
Didn't he say what a great sense of humour the scousers have? That was the joke.
He probably did but you just didn't get them as you're not a scouser ! Their "special sense of humour", too sophisticated for us.
My ex-mother-in-law was from Liverpool. Always on about what a special place it was. Always asked about the weather when she knew it was sunny there and wet here. Always mentioned the crime and stabbing "down south" whenever there was an incident. Then her car was stolen from right outside the front of her house in the middle of Liverpool. It was so so so so difficult not to laugh.
ps it wasn't me !
It's certainly very special indeed when it comes to knife crime and heart disease.
I saw on their board that one of their posters was giving it the big 'un about how he was signing up here to put us all straight. Sadly he's yet to make himself known on this thread. I do hope he hasn't wimped out of the debate.
If he does show up as I've got lots of questions.
Is it true that houses in Liverpool cost only £1.00 each?
Can he say "Meee-eerdah???" in the same comical way as that scouser used to do on the trailers for that cop show, where they were arresting one of them for knifing another one death?
Given the enthusiastic way in which the city of Liverpool and scousers participated in (and made millions from) the death and misery of the international slave trade for several centuries, how much does he feel a tatty, half-hearted, run down 'museum' in the city goes towards alleviating the scouse culpability in that genocide?
On a scale of 1 to 10, how unfairly does he think the rest of the world has treated Liverpool and how much sympathy, flowers and tears are deserved by its residents?
How long a wheelie can he do when he's riding his bicycle around the streets at night with his scouse pals?
Stuff like that.
I must put in a good word for US holidays in general and road trips in particular. Mrs Willis and I have had many great times there, visiting 26 of the 50 states so far but avoiding New York, Florida, California and Texas. We generally don't go to the big cities, but loved New Orleans and enjoyed Chicago too. The Americans do their historic stuff and National Parks really well, but of course there are down sides. Most of the people are really friendly and helpful but some are just a bit weird, as you might expect, and you have to tread carefully talking about certain subjects, religion being one. We'd love to go back, but not while the current incumbent is in the White House - last year we went to Ontario instead.
You rotters should show some respect. The city of Liverpool is still in mourning from this tragic event, and I doubt will ever fully recover.
"RIP Little Baby. Safe in the arms of Jesus. From someone who is a loving mother xxxx."
Well-wishers had laid more than a dozen bunches of flowers at the scene, along with cards and teddy bears.
Tributes left for a dead chicken
Flowers and tributes were left in an alleyway where the body of a mystery dead baby was found - before police realised it was only a chicken foetus.
A member of the public discovered the remains in a back alley in the Anfield area of Liverpool.
Police cordoned off the scene but soon realised that it was not a human but a chicken foetus.
Well-wishers had laid more than a dozen bunches of flowers at the scene, along with cards and teddy bears.
One of the cards read: "RIP Little Baby. Safe in the arms of Jesus. From someone who is a loving mother xxxx."
Merseyside Police told the community on Monday to "stop grieving, it's only a chicken".
A spokeswoman for Merseyside Police said: "It seems a member of the public saw the remains of a foetus, which possibly resembled a human foetus, and called us.
"We cordoned off the area to investigate, as we would with any possible suspicious death, but it became apparent it was not a human foetus.
"The flowers and cards are obviously the result of local gossip, but we can assure people that the remains were not human."
Conservative MP and editor of The Spectator Boris Johnson was criticised last year after commenting in the magazine that Liverpudlians were "hooked on grief".
Do not mess with these people...
They wanted Mourinho.
They got Allardyce.
That's fecking hilarious!
Remember when the Venkies bought Blackburn and said they would sign Ronaldinho and Raul. They ended up signing Yakubu and Goodwillie! This is better and way more funnier.
That's hugely unfair. Most are hooked on crack cocaine, munitions and thieving.
Good point - New Orleans is definitely a location I'd still like to visit.
I'd be interested to learn what the hubcap-pound exchange rate is right now.
Been there a couple of times and it's not really all that. Very, very touristy on the one hand or deadly dangerous in the projects on the other.
Food is excellent though - probably the best in the US thanks to the French influence I suppose. The boudain stuffed rice sausage they do is very good.
Far better than New Orleans is cajun country just out to the west. Baton Rouge, Mamou, Lafayette - places like that.
That looks quite disgusting. Is it no more than Puma scat ?
"I'm going down the shops to get me gran a birthday card. She's 30 on Sunday"
Liverpool is the only city in the UK where Sports Direct has a Bridalwear section. True dat.
A woman went to the doctors and complained that every time she opened her legs she heard a musical "Everton! Everton!"
"Oh don't worry" said the doc. "You hear a lot of c*nts singing that...."
When it's not underwater.
Best holiday South Africa touring "the Garden Route"
Worst Victoria Falls, got there at the wrong time of the year and it was dry!! Also came in via Zimbabwe ..which was fugging scary and got ripped off for bribes to get us through customs and across the border into Zambia, which was friendlier but equally minging.