1. avatar The Ronster
  2. avatar T Entertainment
    I will offer my services on the spoons.
  3. avatar 10rapid
    flip me, lionel richie and van at the wedding?
    shouldn't this be moved to the wedding bands thread?
  4. avatar The Ronster
    Och, bless their wee bankrupt faces.

    [img:1e7c966667]http://img.skitch.com/20081022-ch1w8weswi4j3spcq4afrw2x8m.jpg[/img:1e7c966667]
  5. avatar tinpot anto
    Anyone else notice that work has apparently completely stopped on the Westlink/Broadway project. Even though Broadway roundabout is currently like something that Mad Max may have designed.
  6. avatar T Entertainment
    "Buddy, can you spare a copy of 'Hello' by Lionel Ritchie?"
  7. avatar Portadown News Editor
  8. avatar ShowYourBones
    I think the whole Lionel Ritchie thing was a lie to be honest, I'm from round those parts and apparently it was just Brian Kennedy in the end up.

    So I now blame Brian Kennedy for the economic crisis. He's an awful wee man.
  9. avatar T Entertainment
  10. avatar The enfant terrible
    [quote:0aa4943808="The Ronster"]Och, bless their wee bankrupt faces.

    [img:0aa4943808]http://img.skitch.com/20081022-ch1w8weswi4j3spcq4afrw2x8m.jpg[/img:0aa4943808][/quote:0aa4943808]

    The wee fat one could stop stuffing his face; that might save a few pounds.
  11. avatar tenrabbits
    [quote:87f596f1dd="T Entertainment"]I will offer my services on the spoons.[/quote:87f596f1dd]

    Typical T - always trying to spoon the rich.
  12. avatar tinpot anto
    [quote:6573d0c88b]they also, naturally enough, know little about the process of buying a property.[/quote:6573d0c88b]


    [sotto voce][i:6573d0c88b]Allowing us to sneak around behind them and metaphorically have them liberally in the ass until they are nothing but a shrunken dried husk of their former selves then wipe our financial knob on their curtains we actually own and laugh all the way to the...oh wait we are the bank ha ha ha ha ha ha ! I mean the chances of house prices dropping ever is zero.[/i:6573d0c88b][/sotto voce]
  13. avatar boarsheadtaverncheapside
    Just as a spin off, do any of the smug house owners who lorded it over me about renting over the past few years while I struggled to argue that 0.25 million isn't a fair price for a 2 bed terrace in sh*tsville wanna' sell me their sh*tty worthless, f*cking albatross of a house cheap yet?
  14. avatar whosbainejakey
    +1

    :twisted:
  15. avatar POSITIVExYOUTH
    Who gives a shit about them.

    It's kind of cynically funny how newspapers will write articles on two idiots like them and not a single word about the ones that will loose their jobs because of people like these being greedy pigs.
  16. avatar T Entertainment
    I've been trying to find the thread of a year and a bit back which had some people reclining on a (completely notional) mattress of equity chopping out lines and lighting cigars with fivers, but sadly it so far eludes me.
  17. avatar tinpot anto
    I think you dreamt that.

    In fact is "Notional Mattress of Equity" not the title of the new Marillion album.


    it should be :)
  18. avatar Steven Dedalus
    [quote:bbb9e66a5e="POSITIVExYOUTH"]Who gives a shit about them.

    It's kind of cynically funny how newspapers will write articles on two idiots like them and not a single word about the ones that will loose their jobs because of people like these being greedy pigs.[/quote:bbb9e66a5e]

    What?

    Surely the original article mentions the fact that

    [quote:bbb9e66a5e]The collapse could take down as many as 2,000 sub-contractors and other providers of services to its developments, with dozens of sites lying idle in Britain, Northern Ireland and the Republic.

    [/quote:bbb9e66a5e]

    What do you want the article to do? Name all 2,000 of them?

    Is it so baffling that, as the two higest profiled individuals in this story, they'd be the ones highlighted?
  19. avatar T Entertainment
    Griswold is a master of the fictional Marillion album title.
  20. avatar Steven Dedalus
    [quote:c6f03486f9="T Entertainment"]Griswold is a master of the fictional Marillion album title.[/quote:c6f03486f9]

    I got a free Marillion album with a newspaper whilst on my holidays.

    I didn't make it much past "Fictional Silk Kimono", or whatever, but I did have "Kayliegh" stuck in my head all day, reminding me of the fantastic Banzai challenge where a woman on a stairlift had to get to the top of the stairs before Fish could start singing.

    She won.
  21. avatar tinpot anto
    No but the Westlink, seriously, is it likely to be left like that or are the contractors drawing upon the fact that they are miles ahead of schedule and idling the rest of the work to spread their income until April?

    Any ideas Nooz Folks?
  22. avatar 10rapid
    If these guys didn't walk over anyone to make their money then they're hardly fair game for playa hating?

    Oh right, just cos they're loaded we have to be happy when they go bust.
  23. avatar Jimmy Seagus
    [i:987571be2c]Just as a spin off, do any of the smug house owners who lorded it over me about renting over the past few years while I struggled to argue that 0.25 million isn't a fair price for a 2 bed terrace in sh*tsville wanna' sell me their sh*tty worthless, f*cking albatross of a house cheap yet?[/i:987571be2c]

    Huzzah!

    Also, I couldn't give two fcuks about the job losses either.
    I don't care, I love the chaos and here's hoping it gets a lot worse.
  24. avatar tinpot anto
    In what twisted Thatcherian Utopian vision are the millions of people who scrimp by every day ever going to actually be glad for the people who make a fortune out of underpaying them for their labour?

    I mean serious we're supposed to feel bad that the stupidly rich are now having to make do as just plain very, very rich?

    Slap it up the hole of every single one of the speculating cunts with an extra round of buttery toast.
  25. avatar Jimmy Seagus
    If these two twats didn't fcuk anybody over, then surely that'd be a first for developers.
    I wave my crippled cock at them.

    Here, Anto - I just saw three workies wrapping silver gaffer tape around a large pipe at the bottom of Broadway Rd.
    They haven't gone away, you know.
  26. avatar tinpot anto
    That sounds like appropriately skivey behaviour to suit the "dragging out the contract" theory.

    I'd love to think that they have decided to use the remaining time on the contract in order to maintain their workforce for an extra 6 months, but they'll probably lay off a load of people in the next few weeks.
  27. avatar Jimmy Seagus
    And in other news, Sexface announces that a recession is 'likely'.
    [URL]http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7684216.stm[/URL]

    No shit, Sexface?
  28. avatar 10rapid
    [quote:30e46dc247]In what twisted Thatcherian Utopian vision are the millions of people who scrimp by every day ever going to actually be glad for the people who make a fortune out of underpaying them for their labour?[/quote:30e46dc247]

    I don't mind either way that these guys went bust. But why assume that they underpaid anyone. Some people just get lucky and are good at making money. That shouldn't necessarily be an automatic reason for glee when they go bust.

    As I say, I'm not bothered either way really
  29. avatar Jimmy Seagus
    [i:939fcfeeec]Some people just get lucky and are good at making money.[/i:939fcfeeec]

    Hahahahaha.
  30. avatar 10rapid
    well I have to say, if I had a scheme to make myself a few million and fly about in a helicopter with Van Morrison singing at my wedding I'd be in it tae fuck.

    Wouldn't you?
  31. avatar boarsheadtaverncheapside
    [quote:2abd440a9c="Jimmy Seagus"][i:2abd440a9c]Just as a spin off, do any of the smug house owners who lorded it over me about renting over the past few years while I struggled to argue that 0.25 million isn't a fair price for a 2 bed terrace in sh*tsville wanna' sell me their sh*tty worthless, f*cking albatross of a house cheap yet?[/i:2abd440a9c]

    Huzzah!

    Also, I couldn't give two fcuks about the job losses either.
    I don't care, I love the chaos and here's hoping it gets a lot worse.[/quote:2abd440a9c]

    Aye, that was an outburst, no harm to anyone, it's hard to kick against the pricks, you have to take yer opportunities like, well probably :smt091
    I'm buyin in a rake of cans of soup and a shotgun to protect it. If y'don't get on that soup train now it'll leave without ya!
    ... come the end the only thing on will be shows about people bidding for cans of tomato, and fixing them up with bacon fat, a sprout and a sprig of basil, before selling them on to buy a can of Mullaghtawnie Broth in a prime area.
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  32. avatar Jimmy Seagus
    [i:317d4acb80]well I have to say, if I had a scheme to make myself a few million and fly about in a helicopter with Van Morrison singing at my wedding I'd be in it tae fuck.

    Wouldn't you?[/i:317d4acb80]

    Nah, I'd have the Varionis, fish suppers from Long's and a black taxi to get me to the Beehive.

    I'd pay to have Van Morrison shot, though.
  33. avatar 10rapid
    Don't shoot van...
  34. avatar Strong Reaction
    My mate saw Master Blaster in the Park Centre. YEOW.
  35. avatar POSITIVExYOUTH
    [quote:0e2c3e91a3="Steven Dedalus"][quote:0e2c3e91a3="POSITIVExYOUTH"]Who gives a shit about them.

    It's kind of cynically funny how newspapers will write articles on two idiots like them and not a single word about the ones that will loose their jobs because of people like these being greedy pigs.[/quote:0e2c3e91a3]

    What?

    Surely the original article mentions the fact that

    [quote:0e2c3e91a3]The collapse could take down as many as 2,000 sub-contractors and other providers of services to its developments, with dozens of sites lying idle in Britain, Northern Ireland and the Republic.

    [/quote:0e2c3e91a3]

    What do you want the article to do? Name all 2,000 of them?

    Is it so baffling that, as the two higest profiled individuals in this story, they'd be the ones highlighted?[/quote:0e2c3e91a3]

    A sub-contractor doesn't necessarily mean an individual. The sub-contractors may aswell be smaller businesses (and I suspect that is the case), so that hardly is talking about the people that will lose their jobs.

    Even if, half a paragraph is basically a shameful overlooking of the implications for the people employed by them and their subcontractors.
    Plus, as i said, who gives a shit about them. They are rich idiots that have invested in a high risk market that everyone knew was going to come down crashing. But that is a symptom of how money talks: if you are a rich man that has gone bust you'll get an article, if you are one of thousands of workers that will be umeployed as a result you get less than a paragraph.
  36. avatar Steven Dedalus
    [quote:b53e872daf="POSITIVExYOUTH"]
    They are rich idiots that have invested in a high risk market that everyone knew was going to come down crashing. [/quote:b53e872daf]

    Which is, indeed, the story.

    You have much to learn of how these....newspapers...work.
  37. avatar Pilot Paddy
    [quote=POSITIVExYOUTH]A sub-contractor doesn't necessarily mean an individual. The sub-contractors may aswell be smaller businesses (and I suspect that is the case), so that hardly is talking about the people that will lose their jobs.

    Even if, half a paragraph is basically a shameful overlooking of the implications for the people employed by them and their subcontractors.
    Plus, as i said, who gives a shit about them. They are rich idiots that have invested in a high risk market that everyone knew was going to come down crashing. But that is a symptom of how money talks: if you are a rich man that has gone bust you'll get an article, if you are one of thousands of workers that will be umeployed as a result you get less than a paragraph.[/quote]

    Are you suggesting that everyone who loses a job because their employer took a financial risk get their own newspaper article?

    I doubt it would make for great reading, to be honest.
  38. avatar POSITIVExYOUTH
    [quote:949db20545="Pilot Paddy"][quote=POSITIVExYOUTH]A sub-contractor doesn't necessarily mean an individual. The sub-contractors may aswell be smaller businesses (and I suspect that is the case), so that hardly is talking about the people that will lose their jobs.

    Even if, half a paragraph is basically a shameful overlooking of the implications for the people employed by them and their subcontractors.
    Plus, as i said, who gives a shit about them. They are rich idiots that have invested in a high risk market that everyone knew was going to come down crashing. But that is a symptom of how money talks: if you are a rich man that has gone bust you'll get an article, if you are one of thousands of workers that will be umeployed as a result you get less than a paragraph.[/quote:949db20545]

    Are you suggesting that everyone who loses a job because their employer took a financial risk get their own newspaper article?

    I doubt it would make for great reading, to be honest.[/quote]

    No.
    But then I woudln't want that an article is written anytime some fatcat goes bust.
  39. avatar The enfant terrible
    It's all about what people want to read though, isn't it? It doesn't matter if another story has more merit. The article focusing on how rich they were makes you lack sympathy for them but fuck it like. Fat mawfucka should have cut back on the meals when he had a chance, now he doesn't have any other chance.
  40. avatar 10rapid
    I doubt he [i:987f7adcd6]ate[/i:987f7adcd6] millions of pounds worth of food, so cutting back on meals, rather than helicopters and private lionel richie gigs probably wouldn't have saved him
  41. avatar legitmik
  42. avatar The enfant terrible
    [quote:87a5175b53="10rapid"]I doubt he [i:87a5175b53]ate[/i:87a5175b53] millions of pounds worth of food, so cutting back on meals, rather than helicopters and private lionel richie gigs probably wouldn't have saved him[/quote:87a5175b53]

    Where do you think his fat gut came from? Of course he ate millions of pounds worth of food. The helicopters and Lionel Richie gigs were paid for using his tesco club card points.