Hurricane Bawbag

[Picture of a pile of Metro newspapers "Hurricane Bawbag"]SCOTLAND BRACED ITSELF FOR HIGH WINDS IN A MET OFFICE RED ALERT.

People stayed at home.  Initially there were fears and concerns, but as the winds did not develop as thought, soon derision set in. Through social media, such as Twitter and Facebook, the event was sarcastically named “Hurricane Bawbag”, this trended with various hashtag spellings, however, it was generally considered an in-joke for the social media user, or at least simply owned by the real people out there and not the “establishment”.

Imagine the shock to the system to see the headline on the newspaper the following day. Yes, things are getting worse when newspapers resort to using such language on their front covers.

Deep Fried Proles

Fryer for ProlesTHE GLASWEGIAN DIET IS FAMOUS FOR DEEP FRYING EVERYTHING.

Probably the most disgusting example is the Deep Fried Mars Bar.  No wonder we have such a bad health record. I noticed a cheap electric stainless steel counter-top deep fat fryer in a local shop the other day.

“Turn on for style” is the tag-line. Yeah, right.

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Can you see the brand name.  It is “Prolex”, but the way it is shown, it definitely looks like “Prole” is quite distinct from the St Andrew’s Cross. Yes, this is is aimed at the Proles who live in Scotland.

Things are getting worse when being common/ working class is actively marketed.  This is basically saying, “You are poor, eat chips and fry your Mars bars at home”.

Scotch Tat

[Scotch Tat on sale in Glasgow]IF THERE WAS ONE THING THAT DIVIDED GLASGOW FROM EDINBURGH IT WAS TOURIST TAT.

But now it seems to be changing; I have seen tourist tat increasingly in Glasgow shops.  Please click on the picture to enlarge.

The doll girls in tartan skirts, the mugs and teatowels with Edinburgh castle or The Forth Rail Bridge is all very well in auld Reekie — but surly not in Glasgow!

Things are getting worse when  such tat can be in  open display in Glasgow.  How awful!

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