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Derry declared cultural capital of world
  1. avatar feline1
    Narrowly beating Crossmaglen, Augher, Clogher, and indeed Five Mile Town,
    the it just on the news there that Derry has been declared cultural capital of the world.

    Apparently they're going to re-surface the carpark next to the Spar or something,
    and people will flock from Paris, Samarkahnd and Rio to come and see it.

    Where does this leave the Oh No centre though? Will there be METAL gigs?
  2. avatar NumberBlack
    Just the UK capital of culture. So they can flock from London, Edinburgh and Cardiff instead.
  3. avatar Reckoner
    We can all go for a walk around the walls, and then we can....we can....oh.
  4. avatar my-angel-rocks
    You're just a jealous hater, you're whats wrong with this country, why don't YOU start a city of culture then?
  5. avatar sloppyjoe
    I don't think this is going to work out too well. How are they going to publicize this when they can't even make their minds up what the name of the city is. Derry-Londonderry is a terrible mouthful - completely unacceptable. Stroke City is a commendable effort, but in these days of health fascism it has unfortunate connotations that we just can't ignore. Maybe they should just split the difference and call it [b:3eb6a50ae1]Donderry[/b:3eb6a50ae1].
  6. avatar feline1
    I'd like to think it was Feline's "Liturgy of the Werd" tour performance to an audience of 3 people (all of whom had come from Belfast to see us) at the Nerve Centre in 2002 that clinched this award.
  7. avatar alternative192
    People will be flocking from all over the UK to Derry - Londonderry - to join
    the long line of other unfortunate touists that have decided to take a dander around the walls,
    find out there nowt else to do and to top of their day get stoned, mugged and assaulted by the tracksuit mafia!

    If Derry won this im guessing that the other entries must have been shit poor!
  8. avatar boarsheadtaverncheapside
    Last night a news reporter coined 'legenderry'
  9. avatar Mickeycolensoparade
    I fucking love Derry, so I do. It's fucking class, so it is.
  10. avatar Reckoner
    [quote:47d1ebe163]If Derry won this im guessing that the other entries must have been shit poor![/quote:47d1ebe163]
    The other entries were Sheffield, Birmingham and Norwich. Make of that what you will...
  11. avatar flightstrip
    Theyre all shitholes,ive been to all of them.nice currie houses in brum but theyd prob spit in ur masala.decent rock scene in sheffield if u dont mind gigging for a tenner
    i hear theyve earmarked the broadway roundabout for the new euro disney........bring yer own bricks
  12. avatar sloppyjoe
    Brum is the official home of Balti curry. Tolkien was from there, and WH Auden, Arthur Conan Doyle, Tony Hancock, Jasper Carrott, Julie Walters, Victoria Wood, The Beat, Black Sabbath, UB40, Roy Wood, Joan Armatrading, Mike Skinner, that other Skinner that's an annoying twat, ... loads more. I'm not even scraping the barrel here.

    Sheffield: world-famous steel and cutlery industries, Human League, ABC, Cabaret Voltaire, Arctic Monkeys, Babybird, Pulp, Graham Fellows, The Full Monty.

    Norwich. Ermm... has the famous creative writing school that produced Ian McEwan and Kazuo Ishiguro. Poor Norwich.

    (London)derry has two names. And Phil Coulter and yer one out of Girls Aloud. Well, the Undertones were pretty good at the time.

    Hardly amounts to a cultural centre though.
  13. avatar flightstrip
    aye,about as cultural as my nads.just saw the guy from the nerve centre on bbc newsline,was he standing on a box or is he really 7 foot tall!
    im sure this will deflect from the recent "summer scheme activities" in Belshaft
  14. avatar thesacredhearts
    Its awarded aspirationally rather than for what is currently there (although that plays a part in the decision)
  15. avatar Chris Madden
    Could you not just be happy for Derry/Londonderry, instead of talking a load of shit, u sound like old men,
    It isn't perfect, hell i know, but a least it's trying to do something positive. And even if the other entrys were shit at least we won.

    So i'm very happy for the city, and i will support it.
  16. avatar sloppyjoe
    [quote:e8f4a268bb="Chris Madden"]Could you not just be happy for Derry/Londonderry, ... i will support it[/quote:e8f4a268bb]

    Very stirring speech there, Chris. Made me think of Henry Fonda for some reason.

    Wise up, lad.
  17. avatar flightstrip
    whilst i think of captain kirk
    hope u can sort out a name for the city soon,good luck with that
  18. avatar 10rapid
    next thing you know they'll be having "quarters."
    That's a sure sign of culture.
    The Taig quarter
    The Hun Quarter
    The Spide Quarter etc
  19. avatar boarsheadtaverncheapside
    FTR, I am happy for Derry/Legenderry.
  20. avatar alternative192
    "The City Formerly known as Derry -Londonderry that probably should not have really been a city at all............"

    Would'nt look quiet right on a sign though...
  21. avatar martyboyle
    As someone from from Derry might say

    'Fuckup would ye'

    if you don't know anything about the city other than it has two names, or there is a great big river through it, or how to get to the nerve centre then what is the point in posting negative comments?
  22. avatar BOOZEHOUND
    surely this is a joke. i'm half expecting whoever makes these decisions to come out with "nah we're only joking. it's Sheffield really, but we had you going there!"

    if it is serious though, I think President Obama should sign the decision makers up pronto. coz if they can find culture in a shitehole like Derry, they should be able to deliver Bin Laden within a week!
  23. avatar Steven Dedalus
    I support our troops in Vietnam, where I fought - and died - for my country.

    [img:e4e0e4e8b9]http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/Nam%201.jpg[/img:e4e0e4e8b9]
  24. avatar Garzo
    Arthur Conan Doyle wasn't from Birmingham and Derry's a hole.
  25. avatar sloppyjoe
    [quote:bbec595175="Garzo"]Arthur Conan Doyle wasn't from Birmingham and Derry's a hole.[/quote:bbec595175]

    You're right. Twice.
  26. avatar T Entertainment
    "Very stirring speech there, Chris. Made me think of Henry Fonda for some reason."


    :lol:


    But seriously, is there no end to the vicious hating of this board? Derry is GBOL and totally FTW and you're all just jealous.
  27. avatar flightstrip
    actually i do like er...that city but it really aint too cultural is it?been on some good nights out there
    now if it was voted "City of Pubcrawls" id be right up for it!lol
  28. avatar Reckoner
    Yeah Derry's okay, it's just the absence of culture that gets me, here.

    Though I admit certain Derry individuals I've experienced in the last few years have left me now filling with indignant rage any time something happens that will allow them to become even more detestable.
  29. avatar 10rapid
    [quote:d20cba32c0]

    I'd like to think it was Feline's "Liturgy of the Werd" tour performance to an audience of 3 people (all of whom had come from Belfast to see us) at the Nerve Centre in 2002 that clinched this award.
    [/quote:d20cba32c0]

    Were they pooves and gingers?

    I just hope this doesn't create more emo bands.
  30. avatar BeanoTriggerman
    I agree - Belfast is the best.

    What? We're not talking about Belfast? Right, now I get it...

    Titheads:lol:
  31. avatar my-angel-rocks
    [quote:f778f6d696]Derry is GBOL and totally FTW and you're all just jealous.[/quote:f778f6d696]

    'xactly.
  32. avatar EWCraig
    I drove through derry a few nights ago, between avoiding the drunks at the carraig bar (who basically pave the road after 1am), getting abused 4 times by different people when getting out of the car, going to the shop beside it and getting back in and then driving through some kind of riot in the bogside. (In which a landrover was driving about menacingly at 40 odd louts who then through petrol bombs at it only increasing it's menacingness because now theres a big fuck off burning truck full of cops after them.)

    I'd say derry is a pretty good place.

    nat.
  33. avatar eucrid eucrow
    Any wonder this board has gone to the dogs - any semblance of character and community has gone and we're left with a bunch of boring, irritating little spas with nothing interesting to say.

    Fair play to Derry, it's great to see the city get this kind of recognition and funding. Really, what's the problem here?
  34. avatar POSITIVExYOUTH
    As someone already said, Derry is as cultural as my nads. It's not a complete dive of a city (well, it just about isn't) but fuck me if there is any significant culture in that 'city'.
  35. avatar AP-Belfast
    You've all said how derry ain't got any culture but you ain't mentioned what culture is and what derrys lacking as a cultured city. I have to agree wit the shit still stiring in derry you can't really say culture, personally i like the city but no culture. Mind you people in northern ireland class culture as a day off from throwing petrol bombs, living next door to the same religion, letting the odd polish person walk past wit out stoning him or eating a chinese twice a week. So come on guys if we're going to slag derry lets figure out what thier missing, and what is culture?
  36. avatar Daithi jasper
    Wasn't the decision made based on bids by the shortlisted cities? I'm guessing of course but I'm pretty sure it wasn't based on how many 80s bands, or long dead authors lived there before moving to the home counties.. and certainly not based on the Full Fucking Monty..
  37. avatar supersonicsolos
    i thought it was funny that martin mcguinness was part of the culture team and all he has ever done was fought to get out of the UK
  38. avatar BOOZEHOUND
    'i thought it was funny that martin mcguinness was part of the culture team and all he has ever done was fought to get out of the UK'
    aye but sure there's probably a few bob in it for him.

    maybe now the orangies will ask to parade through the Bogside. that's culture innit?
  39. avatar munchies
    Are ye's all spa's? It's not an award for a city that is presently full of culture, its a recognition of what they proposed in their pitch. Basically saying that there will be shit loads of cultural events in 2013, in order to bring in tourists and monies.

    From the Department of culture website:

    "Derry/Londonderry will deliver a substantial programme of cultural activity which will lead to a demonstrable step-change in the city, and a lasting legacy."

    A step-change does not sound like its full of culture already, does it? Neep, so fuck up.
  40. avatar Chuffola
    The whole award thing is a bag of bollocks. And until the Drive-By Truckers play somewhere close to Belfast there will NEVER be culture in this country! But, good luck L'derry - we all watch and wait with a complete sense of indifference.

    I rest my case, m'lud.
  41. avatar POSITIVExYOUTH
    Aye, what the fuck might they have proposed though? Derry City Council is hardly swimming in money and there is hardly any decent infrastructure to hold artistic/cultural events of some relevance.
  42. avatar BOOZEHOUND
    I was listening to the news the other day and it said Derry was gonna bid to host the Brit Awards, but they might have to hold it in the Oddessy here in Belfast:S .
    did I dream that?
  43. avatar munchies
    They've already secured the majority of investment/sponsorship required and getting this will help secure the rest of the investment. They're looking to spend around £200M which should cover it I'd reckon. Can download their proposals here: http://www.cityofculture2013.com/Why-Us/Ambition.aspx (I had to right-click and save as from that page)

    Dunno about the Brit awards, it'd be good to have them there as it'd attract a shit load of people, but you're right there's not really anywhere to have them. Unless they went with some form of temporary tent, which could be done alright. Plenty of spaces to have it at.
  44. avatar Benny Fyfe
    My 2 cents - No city here needed it more, they're finally getting the recognition they deserve and fair fucks to them. I would hazard a wild guess that the majority of the slaggers of the city on here haven't been to a gig or cultural event in the place in donkeys, due to their blatant snobbery hindering them from travelling to more indoor gigs outside of the 'fast. Which makes them more backward than a Cullybackey man. Get over it and give a bit of credit. Derry easily has just as much talent as Belfast and probably more originality in truth. I love Belfast but you've got to look beyond the hills sometimes. Otherwise you'd miss out on some of the greatest venues in the north.
    Northern Ireland is not Belfast, Belfast is not Northern Ireland, mmkay?
  45. avatar feline1
    So there's the reasoning: they've been declared cultural capital of this part of the spiral arm, not because they ARE cultural capital of this part of the spiral arm, but because some public sector wabs decided they should have MORE FREE MONEY because they "deserve it".

    This money is of course provided by hardworking taxpayers in SE England who actually DO STUFF instead of slobs who drink vodka and vinos.

    In other words: IT WASN'T THE GLASSES, IT'S HIS HORRIBLE FACE!
  46. avatar Benny Fyfe
    [quote:184fbc2dd4]So there's the reasoning: they've been declared cultural capital of this part of the spiral arm, not because they ARE cultural capital of this part of the spiral arm, but because some public sector wabs decided they should have MORE FREE MONEY because they "deserve it".
    This money is of course provided by hardworking taxpayers in SE England who actually DO STUFF instead of slobs who drink vodka and vinos.[/quote:184fbc2dd4]

    Not what I said at all. I said they deserve the recognition. A lot of the money, incidentally, is coming from the city itself. Approx £20 million I believe.
  47. avatar feline1
    The city of Derry decided to pay itself £20,000,000?!?

    What is that, some kind of tax fiddle?
  48. avatar my-angel-rocks
    [quote:f94fb20c64]due to their blatant snobbery hindering them from travelling to more indoor gigs outside of the 'fast.[/quote:f94fb20c64]

    Yup, snobbery
    Or the fact that it'd be 3am by the time I got home from seeing a gig in Derry.
    Or that I could see them play in Belfast the next night, save petrol money and be up in time for work the next morning.

    Bound to be one of those...but yeah, its probably just snobbery.
  49. avatar POSITIVExYOUTH
    [quote:a745c052be]I would hazard a wild guess that the majority of the slaggers of the city on here haven't been to a gig or cultural event in the place in donkeys, due to their blatant snobbery hindering them from travelling to more indoor gigs outside of the 'fast.[/quote:a745c052be]

    Err, I'm from County Derry (well sorta), hardly blinded by evil Belfast snobbery.
  50. avatar thecunnyfunt
    [url=http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2010/jul/09/small-galleries-blockbuster-exhibitions-tate-saatchi]Derry's 'Void' Gallery was endorsed by the guardian a couple of weeks ago[/url]

    "This gallery has staged outstanding shows by Eija-Liisa Ahtila and Christian Jankowski. A "curfew tower" owned by the KLF's Bill Drummond (pictured) provides an occasional offsite venue."

    So it is.
  51. avatar T Entertainment
    http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/opinion/2010/0721/1224275145507.html
  52. avatar fastfude
    [quote:519fb7087f]A "curfew tower" owned by the KLF's Bill Drummond (pictured) provides an occasional offsite venue."[/quote:519fb7087f]
    Is this not in Cushendall?
  53. avatar T Entertainment
    " "curfew tower" owned by the KLF's Bill Drummond (pictured) provides an occasional offsite venue."

    :lol:

    Where is this from?! Yes, it's very much in Cushendall and not remotely near or anything to do with DerryLondonderry.

    It's in a different county and about 40 miles away!

    EDIT: The Distance between Cushendall (Northern Ireland) and Derry (Londonderry,Northern Ireland) is :
    79.94 kilometers (km).
    The approximate travel/road distance can be around 91.93 km to 99.92 km
  54. avatar Chi-Lite
    [quote:271a88ac59]A "curfew tower" owned by the KLF's Bill Drummond (pictured) provides an [b:271a88ac59]occasional offsite venue[/b:271a88ac59][i:271a88ac59][/i:271a88ac59]."
    [/quote:271a88ac59]

    Yes, Cushendall is off-site from Derry. Luckily, it's only occassional. Well spotted folks. The main gallery is in Derry. Hence the relevance.

    Fuck, I'm bored
  55. avatar jonnymul
    Perhaps the judges thought the Maiden city was full of chicks..
    Anyway the funniest bit from the announcement was the list of events Derry could now attain.

    Sports Personality of the Year.. I'd say the track & field athletes may get a good reception (as they're fast on their feet & good at throwing shit..) but more importantly ... [b:3960589429]The Brit Awards[/b:3960589429].. Unfortunately all i could picture in my mindseye about was a wee hairy lipped fella in a atracksuit running down the street shouting " THE BRITS are coming...!!! "
  56. avatar boarsheadtaverncheapside
    I suppose the hope is that people get a buzz from it, the events make some money and the place is left with a few more jobs in the arts and a populace that is more inclined to engage with arty stuff. I assume they'll try to cover all areas of the arts in some way plus have a few 'spectaculars' :)
  57. avatar feline1
    lol at "Jobs" in the "Arts".

    yeah just what NornIrond badly needs, more pointless tertiary/public sector jobs that produce nothing of actually tangible material value.
  58. avatar boarsheadtaverncheapside
    lol as if 'art' is useless or pointless or whatever you're trying to say fule.
    Plus people will pay privately for their art - out of their public sector salaries.
    Plus it is exactly what norn ireland needs.
  59. avatar eamo84
    I think this thread should be titled pompus, ignorant, nerds mouth off here about somewhere that isnt belfast getting something for a change. with the exception of a few posts on this the usual clutch of knobs that frequent this wonderful forum are yet again showing themselves to be a bunch of stuck up arseholes,the comment below is my favourite load of bollocks.


    POSITIVExYOUTH
    Sat 17th Jul 2010, 9:09 am
    As someone already said, Derry is as cultural as my nads. It's not a complete dive of a city (well, it just about isn't) but fuck me if there is any significant culture in that 'city'.
  60. avatar BOOZEHOUND
    convince us otherwise then, instead of bitching about it. prove us wrong!
    sell us Derry in one post!

    yours in anticipation,
    a pompous, ignorant nerd.
  61. avatar eamo84
    convince you of what exactly? you described derry as a 'shite hole' what exactly are you basing that on?
  62. avatar BOOZEHOUND
    erm....going there and seeing it.

    and...

    'POSITIVExYOUTH
    Sat 17th Jul 2010, 9:09 am
    As someone already said, Derry is as cultural as my nads. It's not a complete dive of a city (well, it just about isn't) but fuck me if there is any significant culture in that 'city'.'

    convince us that this statement is wrong.
  63. avatar eamo84
    convince you that statement is wrong. Depending on what you define as culture these people have done ok.. Seamus Heaney, Phil Coulter, Bronagh Gallagher, John Hume, Joyce Cary, Eamonn McCann, The Undertones. But i suppose you'll probably disect this post like the arm chair know it all genius you are.
    Derry is quite a small place and Derry like anywhere else has its faults and its fair share of dickheads but for people to begrudge it a chance to to have something like the city of culture title is quite frankly fucking stupid its as deserving as anywhere else in the UK to have it and hopefully getting the title will give the city the boost it needs. i started going to liverpool before it won the european capital of culture and the difference it has made to the city is quite visible and has been a very positive thing for liverpool. My point is why sit and be a negative prick about it, its a good thing.
  64. avatar Benny Fyfe
    [quote:35b34aec72]convince you that statement is wrong. Depending on what you define as culture these people have done ok.. Seamus Heaney, Phil Coulter, Bronagh Gallagher, John Hume, Joyce Cary, Eamonn McCann, The Undertones. But i suppose you'll probably disect this post like the arm chair know it all genius you are.
    Derry is quite a small place and Derry like anywhere else has its faults and its fair share of dickheads but for people to begrudge it a chance to to have something like the city of culture title is quite frankly fucking stupid its as deserving as anywhere else in the UK to have it and hopefully getting the title will give the city the boost it needs. i started going to liverpool before it won the european capital of culture and the difference it has made to the city is quite visible and has been a very positive thing for liverpool. My point is why sit and be a negative prick about it, its a good thing.[/quote:35b34aec72]

    Seconded. Wholeheartedly.

    [quote:35b34aec72] someone wrote:
    I would hazard a wild guess that the majority of the slaggers of the city on here haven't been to a gig or cultural event in the place in donkeys, due to their blatant snobbery hindering them from travelling to more indoor gigs outside of the 'fast.

    Err, I'm from County Derry (well sorta), hardly blinded by evil Belfast snobbery.[/quote:35b34aec72]

    Err, well you wouldn't be who I was on about then, would you. By the way I'm not talking about all Belfast fuders, just the haughty soapboxers. You know who you are...
    NI may be backward but that, overall, been great for the burgeoning of its counterculture, in both cities. Some snobs, naysayers and nihilists attempt to rise above what they may see as cultureless backwaters (or NI in general) by discrediting them further, either to bolster a (perceived) superior self-image or else just for kicks. That's my view of some people in Belfast, certainly not them all, far from it. Thankfully, there are also quite a few creators who have the ability to flex the boundaries, be they financial or inventive, of their respective arts. And quite a few of them are in Derry.
    So congrats again to the city. That's my lot.
  65. avatar thecunnyfunt
    [quote:88be42fc98]http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/opinion/2010/0721/1224275145507.html[/quote:88be42fc98]

    I read this today. What a bunch of unadulterated balderdash.

    "This multicultural peace wall around the town will symbolically undermine the 40ft high concrete peace wall through the town, although admittedly not in any way which might cause it to fall over."

    LOLZ!

    "Another idea in our 2008 bid was to tow an iceberg up the Bann so we could watch it symbolically melt."

    CHORTLE!
  66. avatar feline1
    I like boarsheadtaverncheapside's idea of saving the Ulster economy by getting English taxpayers to pay free money to 'artists' in Derry to make things that local public sector workers (whose salaries are also paid by English taxpayers) can buy.

    Other suggestions:

    - large skips full of pound coins could be placed in town centres throughout Northern Ireland. These could be accompanied by special brass plaques, perhaps designed by artists from Derry (but of course manufactured in Sheffield), bearing messages such as [i:8681922764]"Help yourself! Love, the factoryworkers of Wolverhampton" [/i:8681922764]and
    [i:8681922764]"Hope you enjoy spending this money. I hear the latest OLED televisions offer excellent picture quality. With fond regards, the Citizens of Hampshire"[/i:8681922764]

    - the PSNI could use some of their "Peace Dividend" to fly over Ulster in police helicopter and make parachute drops of Bank of England £20 notes, wrapped in flyers (which, again, could be designed in Derry, but of course would be printed in Poland) with messages like "[i:8681922764]Treat yourself![/i:8681922764]" and [i:8681922764]"Have one on us![/i:8681922764]

    - The Stormont Assembly could pass new French-style laws limiting the number of hours people can work to 28 per week, and making it compulsory to strike at least once a year. These laws will of course be translated into Ulster Scotch.

    I could go on....
  67. avatar BOOZEHOUND
    'Seamus Heaney, Phil Coulter, Bronagh Gallagher, John Hume, Joyce Cary, Eamonn McCann, The Undertones.'

    is that the best you can do???
    [i:cf521774e3]Bronagh Gallagher?[/i:cf521774e3]...jesus.
    and Derry has MORE than it's fair share of dickheads! walk through the city centre on a saturday night and see if i'm wrong.
    to be fair though, I probably would've been shocked if they gave it to Belfast too.

    (...just not [i:cf521774e3]as[/i:cf521774e3] shocked.)
  68. avatar feline1
    Look don't diss people like Eamonn McCann. If 'peace campaigners' like him hadn't kept pointing out to the PIRA and INLA and UDA and UVF and GaySpidesLiberationArmy and so on that non-consensually murdering people wasn't good manners,
    they might never have realised they were doing anything wrong, and thus might still be doing it! Indeed, if only cultural titans like Eamonn McCann could have been given grants from English taxpayers earlier, perhaps they would have found more exciting ways to spread their message, and thus the troubles could have ended in 1976, paving the way for a whole exciting wave of Ulster Synth Pop bands in the 1980s rather than just "Tight Fit".
  69. avatar eamo84
    BOOZEHOUND
    Fri 23rd Jul 2010, 9:21 am
    'Seamus Heaney, Phil Coulter, Bronagh Gallagher, John Hume, Joyce Cary, Eamonn McCann, The Undertones.'

    is that the best you can do???
    Bronagh Gallagher?...jesus.
    and Derry has MORE than it's fair share of dickheads! walk through the city centre on a saturday night and see if i'm wrong.
    to be fair though, I probably would've been shocked if they gave it to Belfast too.

    (...just not as shocked.)


    you've latched on to certain parts of my post which i can hardly say im suprised about which proves you are an ignorant nerd. everywhere has more than of its fair share of dickheads so thats a stupid point you're making. you're turning your nose up at the people i mentioned what exactly have you ever done apart from spouting bollocks on a forum, its easy to sit an criticise. i think any place in the province getting something like this is a good thing sorry im just not a cool edgy aternative hipster like yourself who enjoys slagging things for the sake of it and frankly im glad im not because its pathetic.
  70. avatar feline1
    Perhaps one of the cultural products Derry/Legenderray could embark on is a special TV show where prominant cultchie twats from the city go to visit impoverished urban and rural areas in England, to see the people who paid for their junket?
    It was be clawws!
    "Seamus Beattie, 27, and Mary McFucktridge, 39, are a pair of arts workers from Derry's crap-galleries-with-white-walls-and-two-risible-paintings-in-them Quarter. Seamus has been instrumental in choosing the correct thickness of spectacle frames for his colleagues to provide optimum coolness, whilst Mary is researching which Starbucks pastries will provide maximum benefit to Derry's new artistic milieu.
    This BBC4 mockumentary follows them on their EZjet journey from Eglantine Airport to Luton. From there they will be seeing some of Berkshire's most productive factories and seeing what cultural benefits can ensure as they learn more about the concept of working for a living.
  71. avatar boarsheadtaverncheapside
    Hey Feline, from whence did this great country you talk of's wealth amass? What are these much prized assets under the English hills and seas? All I can say is that we are very very lucky to have had such benign, wealthy, and not at all self interested, neighbors for all these centuries bestowing their precious love and gifts onto us savages, the pale, and north down. I feel guilty at how little we have given in return, all the Irish have ever done to the English is take take take lol. Three cheers for the lions of England! (African) and St George! (probably Syrian) the Queen! and the Duke of Edinburgh! (German and Greek)
    ... and I'm not even a patriotic Irishman.
  72. avatar Steven Dedalus
    [quote:ed45caafa6="Benny Fyfe"]NI may be backward [/quote:ed45caafa6]

    I agree.
  73. avatar boarsheadtaverncheapside
    You have both been trained to think that ;)
  74. avatar feline1
    the main assets under the English hills and seas were:

    - tin (handy stuff for initiating the Bronze Age)
    - iron ore & coal (splendid stuff for kicking off the Industrial Revolution)
    - North Sea gas (as featured in splendid Dr Who tales "Fury from the Deep" and "Terror of the Zygons"
  75. avatar boarsheadtaverncheapside
    Are you claiming that the English initiated the bronze age? lol
    As for iron, coal and gas, that is a distance from the SE and probably includes Scotland and Wales. You love the English more than they love themselves! Nothing is quite as backward as that.
    Anyway you drew me in, I'm sorry I took the bait. I pretty much like England and lots of things from there.
  76. avatar feline1
    I was helpfully explaining to you some of the sources of England's wealth,
    which you were insinuating was entirely ill-gotten and gained by exploiting, for instance, the vast mineral resources of Derry.
  77. avatar boarsheadtaverncheapside
    Yes, thanks for the help. All that coal and iron must have come in very handy in the shipping of vast amounts of other people's stuff back from all over the empire :)
    Mind you it is stupid to live amongst these tired, old fashioned, ideas, ask Iraq. Anyway, the only thing mentioned of use now is North Sea gas. The actual gas (perhaps not the company) is owned by Scotland.
  78. avatar BOOZEHOUND
    'you've latched on to certain parts of my post which i can hardly say im suprised about which proves you are an ignorant nerd. everywhere has more than of its fair share of dickheads so thats a stupid point you're making. you're turning your nose up at the people i mentioned what exactly have you ever done apart from spouting bollocks on a forum, its easy to sit an criticise. i think any place in the province getting something like this is a good thing sorry im just not a cool edgy aternative hipster like yourself who enjoys slagging things for the sake of it and frankly im glad im not because its pathetic.'

    nah mate, coming on a forum and calling people names because their opinion differs from yours is what's pathetic.
    just as the aruement 'what have you ever done' is.
    if Van Morrison said Derry was a shithole (which he probably did), would his opinion matter more?
    and how do you know i'm not him?

    now dry your beads ffs...
  79. avatar feline1
    I think you rather overestimate the powers of the Scottish De-evolved Parliament ("Whip It! Whip it good!"). And anyways Scotland is a kingdom, owned by the Haus of Saxe-Coburg. And most of the land is owned by the Duke of Sutherland and the Duke of Buccleigh and the Duke of Westminster. Although my favourit bit is how the Shetland and Orkney Islands were only loaned to Scotland by the King of Denmark cos he had run out of cash to pay a dowry for some sexy Scottish princess with big t1ts or something. This was in 1432 or summat and one day the Danes might pawn them back, if they can find the wee ticket.
  80. avatar eamo84
    nah mate, coming on a forum and calling people names because their opinion differs from yours is what's pathetic.
    just as the aruement 'what have you ever done' is.
    if Van Morrison said Derry was a shithole (which he probably did), would his opinion matter more?
    and how do you know i'm not him?

    now dry your beads ffs...

    YAWN
    truth most certainly hurts..
    now i'll add patronising, stuck up dick to the other names i've apparently called you.
  81. avatar feline1
    but what is a dick for is not to be stuck up things?
    Oh, that's right, for taking the piss! :)
  82. avatar BOOZEHOUND
    [quote=a crybaby]YAWN
    truth most certainly hurts..
    now i'll add patronising, stuck up dick to the other names i've apparently called you.[/quote]



    there you go.
    like I say, pathetic.
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  83. avatar Steven Dedalus
    [quote:c0a35b00ac="BOOZEHOUND"]like I say, pathetic.[/quote:c0a35b00ac]

    No, what's really pathetic is how people have forgotten how to use the quoting system on Fastfude!


    It's pretty easy, dudes!
  84. avatar boarsheadtaverncheapside
    If Shetland and Orkney fall to the Danes all is lost.
  85. avatar BOOZEHOUND
    [quote=Steven Dedalus]No, what's really pathetic is how people have forgotten how to use the quoting system on Fastfude!


    It's pretty easy, dudes![/quote]

    well waddya know....you're right an' all:D !
  86. avatar BeanoTriggerman
    You toolbags know that there is zero government funding coming to Derry for this, right?

    You didn't?

    Well waddaya know...
  87. avatar thecunnyfunt
    but what about the [i:9513fcb302]encouragement[/i:9513fcb302]
  88. avatar T Entertainment
    I see the Dizzies have started their build-up, with a bold, retro-tinged attack on a nursing home and kebab shop which harks back to the halcyon days of the neo classical Provies movement of the seventies and eighties:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-10853360
  89. avatar feline1
    Look they're the REAL IRA, so they are,
    not like those fake provisional IRAs who were only there provisionally to carry out the ongoing struggle on a temporary basis, so they were.
    Blowing things up can be culture too, you know, just like bacteria or yeast can be a culture. STAP YER DISCRIMMINATION.