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(Guardian)   Manchester is the most bohemian city in the UK. If, by "bohemian", you mean rainy, miserable and full of young thugs   (guardian.co.uk) divider line 82
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2003-05-26 06:00:02 PM
"Nothing beats the boho life! Stabbin' folks with my boho knife!"
 
2003-05-26 06:01:59 PM
Where's that from, Malinois?
 
2003-05-26 06:02:01 PM
I wonder if they all live in a van down by the river?
 
2003-05-26 06:02:52 PM
I thought "bohemian" entailed Beer,bongs,berets,and bongos.
 
2003-05-26 06:03:57 PM
Dynamatarded, watch the movie Snatch. See all the really tough, scary looking thugs? Manchester (and London) is full of lads like them. It's also got lots of gay people, and a large...ahem...Irish population. Oh, and a CRAP footie club.
 
2003-05-26 06:04:13 PM
There's a book about British youth called "Amongst the Thugs." , altho the book is almost 10 yrs old, is it still a good portayal of youth there? A bunch of malnurished football fanatics screaming "ENGLAND" at the top of their lungs,worshipping the Queen & drunk enough to want to fight anyone in their sight?

All I know is, after reading that book, what the fark are they so proud to be British about?
 
EMP
2003-05-26 06:04:46 PM
Arent all British people pale, bad-toothed dullards with a crazy love for a sissy game like soccer?

I'd be offended if that didn't perfectly describe my older brother.

Curses, Dynamatarded... WE'LL MEET AGAIN!

/Shakes fist
 
2003-05-26 06:05:14 PM
Dynamatarded: Simpsons, I'm just dyslexic.

Boobies links are taking a break right now. If you're in immediate need, try Google. I promise you, there are boobies somewhere on the internet.
 
2003-05-26 06:05:37 PM
forgot to add: The book is FANTASTIC!
A must read if you like reading about violence, it cant get any better than this
 
2003-05-26 06:05:42 PM
Insane_idoru -
What's a footie club?
 
2003-05-26 06:06:53 PM
Manchester is the most bohemian city in the UK. If, by "bohemian", you mean having dirty rotten teeth or no teeth at all.
 
2003-05-26 06:07:13 PM
bohemian
(bo hi mi ihn)

1. of or pertaining to Bohemia, its people, culture, language, or the like.
2. (often l.c.) of, pertaining to, or like a nonconformist.
3. living like a gypsy.

Okay, so the big thing about Manchester being "bohemian" is that it's gay and eccentric-friendly. If gay people are trying to be accepted into mainstream society, why do they associate themselves with a term specifically used to proclaim characteristics that are abnormal in society?
 
2003-05-26 06:07:21 PM
I thought Manchester was just an airport.
 
2003-05-26 06:08:52 PM
Beezer909:

Footie=football="soccer"

Club=Team

Over there, it's called football, and they say Club kindof like we have Ball clubs (baseball) here. The Footie club in Question is Manchester United, and to reitterate, they're crap.
 
2003-05-26 06:09:05 PM
'Beezer909

Insane_idoru -
What's a footie club?'

a club that plays footie aka football aka soccer aka the beautiful game. Although I'm not sure whether Insane_idoru is referring to Manchester City (who are shiate) or Manchester United (who, although much hated are not)
 
2003-05-26 06:09:46 PM
Right, Malinios, I just think the explanation is helpful.
Google is quite the useful tool.
 
2003-05-26 06:10:26 PM
I meant Malinois. Gah, I hate it when people spell mine wrong, so forgive the absentminded transgression.
 
2003-05-26 06:10:34 PM
Thank you - I was thinking a foot fetish club

/mind permanently in gutter
 
2003-05-26 06:11:59 PM
'The Footie club in Question is Manchester United, and to reitterate, they're crap.'

crap? They've dominated the English game for the last decade. They are not crap...
 
2003-05-26 06:13:14 PM
'No language, just sound is all
we need know
To synchronise love to the beat
of the show'
 
2003-05-26 06:14:42 PM
Reesy19: I thought Manchester was just an airport

That's the best thing about Manchester that I ever saw. Huddersfield has more class than that town.

Thedamndog: a club that plays footie aka football aka soccer aka the beautiful game. Although I'm not sure whether Insane_idoru is referring to Manchester City (who are shiate) or Manchester United (who, although much hated are not)

At least neither of the Manc clubs had to fight to stay in their division...*shakes head in direction of Elland Rd*
 
2003-05-26 06:15:47 PM
SpawnofSarcasm: Heh, no sweat. I agree about the explanation. I think I'll write one and just C&P as necessary.

Now what's all this about Manchester boys missing teeth?
 
2003-05-26 06:19:47 PM
'At least neither of the Manc clubs had to fight to stay in their division...*shakes head in direction of Elland Rd*'

quite. Actually I retract my statement about Man City being shiate. They are just fantastically inconsistent and at least most of their supporters actually come from Manchester (not that I can biatch about that as I am Celtic fan who was born and brought up in England)
 
2003-05-26 06:20:06 PM
SpamofCarsasm Yeah, know what you mean, people are all the time spelling my name wrong, too.

/oops, sorry.
 
2003-05-26 06:21:11 PM
When I hear "bohemian", I think Queen.

 
2003-05-26 06:23:04 PM
Malinois

aha, the great Liam Gallagher losing his teeth story. I particularly like the fact that the German lounge band that were playing at the time played 'Easy' by the Commodores to try to calm the situation. Priceless

BTW cool photo in your bio....
 
2003-05-26 06:23:15 PM
I like Manchester
 
2003-05-26 06:24:36 PM
Fishcockring

SpamofCarsasm Yeah, know what you mean, people are all the time spelling my name wrong, too.

I get the same thing.....
 
2003-05-26 06:25:24 PM
ok, Thedamndog - tell the story...
 
2003-05-26 06:25:29 PM
Bohemian men=weird teeth



Mama... Oooo-oooo-ooo.
 
2003-05-26 06:28:20 PM
TheFreakingCat You too, huh? I mean is it really so hard to try to get the name right? People are so discourteous.
 
2003-05-26 06:29:24 PM
http://www.angelfire.com/ky/lago/54.jpg

Melanie Sykes-'the cream of Manchester'
 
2003-05-26 06:31:23 PM
Is this the real life,
Is this just fantasy,
Caught in a landslide,
No escape from reality...
 
2003-05-26 06:33:41 PM
'Beezer909

ok, Thedamndog - tell the story'
as reported by the Sun (ok shiat source, but hey)
Liam's home ... and for
once his gob stays shut
MOUTHY LIAM GALLAGHER stayed tight-lipped as he flew in to Britain late last night to hide his shattered teeth.

The OASIS singer swaggered through Heathrow after jetting in from Germany nursing the injuries from his fight in a posh Munich hotel.

When he did give a slight glimpse of his teeth he appeared to have had temporary crowns or a bridge fitted.

Liam did not speak on the 90-minute flight from Germany, communicating with aides by nods and grunts.

The British Airways cabin crew had been told not to speak to him and the captain had asked passengers not to take his picture.
Liams face showed no signs of the brawl but at times he grimaced and appeared in pain.
Yesterday the drummer from a band playing in the plush Bayerischer Hof hotel as the fight went on said Liam had swung a microphone stand round his head as blood spurted from his mouth during the free-for-all.

JEORG WALLMULLER said: Gallagher was like a wild animal. I have never seen such violence.

One minute we were playing the THE DOOBIE BROTHERS hit Long Train Runnin, the next we were in the middle of a cowboy-style brawl.

I didnt realise the people fighting were famous rock stars. I thought they were drunks whod had too many cocktails.
The first sign of trouble came when we took a break then heard the Oasis drummer ALAN WHITE playing our drums on stage. He was absolutely plastered and we asked him to go away.
We noticed the Oasis party and some Italians giving each other the finger then the whole place erupted. Tables and chairs went flying and I saw a muscular Italian with the Oasis drummer in a headlock. He was repeatedly punching his face.

The guests scattered then Gallagher jumped on stage with blood pouring from his mouth.

I could see his two front teeth had gone but he was demented and screamed as he grabbed our microphone stand, swung it over his head and flung it at the Italians.

It was like hell on earth. We played Easy by The Commodores to try to calm things down but by then the evening had been ruined.
Oasis crew members STEVEN ALLEN, PHILIP SMITH and ROBERT NASH were charged with assault, criminal damage and trespass.
Liam was also charged with resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer he Kung-Fu kicked.

X-rays have shown that Liams mouth injuries, caused by a heavy object, were far worse than first feared.

He is expected to undergo surgery today. The operation will cost 20,000 and Liam will be unable to sing for at least two weeks.

The groups four remaining sold-out gigs in Germany have been pulled and dates in Cardiff, Brighton, Plymouth, Sheffield, Liverpool and Birmingham over the next fortnight are in doubt.

NOEL GALLAGHER, who was not in the hotel when the fight happened, is furious with his brother because the band could lose 1million in claims from promoters and lost earnings.

The pair have not spoken for two months since Liam walked off stage in Japan.

The four brawlers have already lost 180,000 paid in bail money after German prosecutors turned it into a fine.

They were warned the figure could double when the case goes to court next month.

But the threat of a possible two-year jail term for Liam has been lifted.

Oasis sources say the fight could be the final nail in the bands coffin. An insider told me: Make no bones about it this is a very serious issue. The tour is in real crisis and there is a general feeling of doom surrounding the future of the band.

The Sun 04/12/2002
 
2003-05-26 06:35:17 PM
Sorry, Fish. Either you didn't like the big words or were trolling. In either case, life goes on.

Thedamndog- ;) funny.
 
2003-05-26 06:36:08 PM
Just playing.

/shuffles feet.
 
2003-05-26 06:37:03 PM
'TheFreakingCat You too, huh? I mean is it really so hard to try to get the name right? People are so discourteous.'

I know, its farking terrible, Fishcake
 
2003-05-26 06:37:46 PM
neeto... thanx
 
2003-05-26 06:39:21 PM
I think Thedamndog won with fishcockring... too funny
 
2003-05-26 06:41:41 PM
"I don't even know if I am a true Bohemian."



Yes, dear, you are.

When I see American guys like that... I think "redneck."

...and yet... Ewan McGregor & Freddie Mercury=sexiest men to ever grace the earth. Hmmm.
 
2003-05-26 06:42:00 PM
I'm shocked. There are cities in England other than London? I thought there was just the capital and the rest of the country was just hamlets like in "The Vicar of Dibly".
 
2003-05-26 06:42:31 PM
Boozer909 Except that I have heard the one when being trolled. I liked it when TheTheBigDog called me Fishstick better.
 
2003-05-26 06:43:40 PM
 
2003-05-26 06:44:01 PM
Freddie Mercury = sexy? Thanx, but I wouldn't hit that with a stick. Ewan, tho.... hubba hubba
 
2003-05-26 06:45:50 PM
Put the hooligans against the Bloods. It'll be a short fight.

BOOM BOOM... "Pale mofos, ain't they"

</bill Hicks>
 
2003-05-26 06:48:01 PM
The 'Bohemian' label is just prententious bullshiat bandied about by marketers & useless think-tanks.

The only difference between a 'Bohemian' and 'non-Bohemian' city is that it is nearly impossible to go to a 'Bohemian' city's restaurant and order something that DOESN'T come in braised in a light raspberry vinagrette chutney with edible flowers (Vancouver, BC, anyone?).
 
2003-05-26 06:49:25 PM
This story has caused
Panic on the streets of London
Panic on the streets of Birmingham...
 
2003-05-26 06:49:55 PM
Freddie's mouth gives me nightmares - I wouldn't care if he was dressed in a tux or in drag... I would not, even with a stick. However, Queen is another story altogether.
 
2003-05-26 06:51:29 PM
If you live in Manchester, make the most of today - in fact, make the most of every day. Because the statisticians say that you have the lowest life expectancy of anyone in England and Wales

From an article entitled, "Why is Manchester so bad for your health?"
 
2003-05-26 06:56:39 PM
And this is where I'm moving in August.....I'm hoping the article is right. Tell me it's right, dammit! ;-)
 
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