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Old July 31st, 2008, 05:23 PM   #141
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Haha, reminds me of one scenes in the The Wickerman, where Sgt Howie is looking around the shop, that belongs to the missing girl's mother, and there is a large jar clearly labelled 'foreskins'. But um, that must be in Glasgow University's collections? They have, from what I gather, some seriously weird stuff.

And legs - I'm not necessarily convinced that one successful museum detracts from another. The number of people visiting museums in a region surely isn't a fixed number, to be distributed.
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Old July 31st, 2008, 06:00 PM   #142
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Damn, I love that film. Yeah, pretty sure it's the Hunterian.
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Old July 31st, 2008, 09:27 PM   #143
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Damn, I love that film. Yeah, pretty sure it's the Hunterian.
Nope, its in the Anatomy Museum, in the Anatomy building. Given the object's enormous length and girth, its surprisingly difficult to find - hidden away up a narrow staircase. They've got all sorts of interesting stuff in there - dozens of pickled babies, mutant babies, a cast of Robert the Bruce's skull, chopped up brains. Its well worth a visit.

Macco -good point about museums, although I've read that the opening of the Guggenheim in Bilbao killed off visitor numbers to that city's worthy but unheralded art gallery, although clearly this is a bit of an exceptional example. Certainly London's museum district seems to generate critical mass for itself.

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Old July 31st, 2008, 09:56 PM   #144
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They've got all sorts of interesting stuff in there - dozens of pickled babies, mutant babies, a cast of Robert the Bruce's skull, chopped up brains. Its well worth a visit.
Fun for all the family.
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Old July 31st, 2008, 10:51 PM   #145
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Nope, its in the Anatomy Museum, in the Anatomy building. Given the object's enormous length and girth, its surprisingly difficult to find
Your right about that Legs! I went into that building to hang up a poster for the next Postgrad open day, and my curiosity got the better of me, so I went looking. Took me ages to find it too - bizarre given the particularly inconspicuous nature of the beast....

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The Graving Docks Masterplan was genuinely interesting - it'll be a travesty if that isn't followed up sometime in the near future.

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I haven't been to the People's Palace yet, Legs - worth going to see I take it?

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The Wickerman makes me laugh every time I see it:

http://www.cracked.com/video_15451_s...t-context.html

Somebody give that man an Oscar sharpish.
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Old July 31st, 2008, 11:07 PM   #146
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Britt Ekland. Nuff said...


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Never knew we had one, most eager to see it.

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They've got all sorts of interesting stuff in there - dozens of pickled babies
Maybe just a limb, don't think I could manage a whole one.
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David, I was talking about the original one with Edward Woodward, Britt Ekland (though, Boards, it was a Glasgow hooker's body, not hers) and Christopher Lee. Filmed in Kirkcudbright and Culzean Castle, with the stunningly beautiful Plockton in the opening sequence.
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Don't ruin it for me!
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David, I was talking about the original one with Edward Woodward, Britt Ekland (though, Boards, it was a Glasgow hooker's body, not hers) and Christopher Lee. Filmed in Kirkcudbright and Culzean Castle, with the stunningly beautiful Plockton in the opening sequence.
Bleh.

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It's alright for you, I've been chugging away over the body of a Glasgow hooker, still, wouldn't be the first time...
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Old August 19th, 2008, 11:58 AM   #152
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Story from last year about floating communities on the clyde.

Plan to float villages on the Clyde

FLOTILLAS OF floating homes, shops and offices are being proposed as 21st-century arks to ride out the floods global warming will bring. A Scottish creative designer and entrepreneur is developing plans for a series of aquatic villages along the Clyde.

Drawing on designs pioneered in the Netherlands, Bill Borland's Creative Mode company has been talking to developers, planners and government agencies about an idea whose time he believes has come.

"The statutory bodies talk of bringing life to the Clyde, but I want to put life on to the Clyde," he said. Properties built along the waterfront will be flooded more often and more seriously over the next 50 years due to rising sea levels and fiercer storms caused by climate change, he warned.

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Old August 19th, 2008, 06:05 PM   #153
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We can't even get a decent bridge never mind floating fucking villages

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Lilypads on the Clyde

Defeats the purpose of a navigational river but 'ho hum' whats the point of this exercise if the councils aspirations to run river taxis/buses and so forth for this part of the river.


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Old August 25th, 2008, 09:21 PM   #155
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Its interesting, but would it even be worth it?

On the plus side, they do look pretty cool at night
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That's from a few months ago, and as far as I know it was part of a sustainable ideas competion that won the architects an award.
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The idea is great and could show Glasgow as being an innovative city, however, for a city that became famous for its river this project would be the final nail in the coffin for it after the Squinty bridge effectively stopped most river traffic coming to the city centre. The idea could work if the pads were at the sides of the river, allowing river traffic to still flow up and down the middle.

Another problem could be them being made a target for the wee neds that have a habit of hanging around the river - I suspect this technology is not cheap and the solar panels fragile. Living next to the river myself there is a continuous of problem of kids throwing the life belts into the water, throwing stones at the swans and seagulls - and there was that story a month or so back with kids actually throwing things at the sea plane!

Good intentioned this project is, I think money would be better spent on bringing more human activity to the riverside - currently the only place you can have drinks and food by the river is the City Inn. Bring activty to the riverside and the wee neds that have blighted it for the past few years will soon move away elsewhere.
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you're right dmc why you never see any kind of traffic on the clyde is suprising and quite sad id love to row up the clyde into the town maybe these neds are stopping anyone trying to do it plus the fact ther would be no where to leave you're boat haha just picturing myself climbing into a rowing boat with my messages what a sight that would be
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It could work, its certainly unique, maybe even iconic.

A riverside pub district would be lovely

Edit: And a slightly more feasible proposal than a floating village
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As soon as everyone got pissed up they'd be all over these. I know I would
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