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(Scotsman)   Irvine Welsh of Trainspotting fame announces he felt sympathy for archenemy Margaret Thatcher, was annoyed at clumsy Canadian adaptation of Ecstasy. "It's Canadians trying to be Scots and it just sounds like Groundskeeper Willie"   (scotsman.com) divider line 18
    More: Obvious, Irvine Welsh, Trainspotting, Margaret Thatcher, Canadians, debut novel, filth, Groundskeeper Willie, Iron Lady  
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2013-09-14 11:30:40 PM  
Weel, theers nary a canoock hoo kin make a scots scribbler appy.
 
2013-09-14 11:33:34 PM  
I hope an adaptation of "Porno" is not done. The original Trainspotting cast is too old even though the characters in the book are older. But I would love to see someone try to adapt "Filth".
 
2013-09-14 11:52:47 PM  

skinink: But I would love to see someone try to adapt "Filth".


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1450321/
 
2013-09-14 11:57:03 PM  

skinink: But I would love to see someone try to adapt "Filth".


That's what I was thinking...

Glitchwerks: skinink: But I would love to see someone try to adapt "Filth".

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1450321/


Oh boy here we go!
 
2013-09-15 12:58:49 AM  

Glitchwerks: skinink: But I would love to see someone try to adapt "Filth".

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1450321/

Imogen Poots


Doesn't everybody?
 
2013-09-15 02:50:45 AM  
FTA :  He said: "Once you hit 50 you get to a stage where the hangover is severe and the buzz doesn't hit you the same way. When the drug stops showing you something new it loses its appeal as an intoxicant. It's like sports: drugs are a young person's game."

I have to agree with that. I've been getting to that point myself the last couple of years.  Not getting intoxicated is becoming my new intoxicant at my 44 years.

Also FTA :  The Hibernian-supporting author admitted he never enjoyed smoking cannabis.
He said: "I never really liked pot. I just go to sleep. Occasionally it made me a bit giggly. It doesn't stimulate my imagination; it dulls it."


Well...  that's just crazy talk.
 
2013-09-15 05:38:35 AM  
download.lardlad.com

YA UUUUSED ME, WELSH!  YA UUUUUSED MEEEEE!
 
2013-09-15 05:39:12 AM  
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Also, RIP Irvine Welshie
 
2013-09-15 05:39:25 AM  
Scots say "aboot" instead of "about".

Canadians do not.

/Unless they are also of Scottish descent.

That is all.
 
2013-09-15 05:42:11 AM  

quatchi: Scots say "aboot" instead of "about".

Canadians do not.


I'm pretty sure Canadians do too when they're discussing footwear
 
2013-09-15 06:21:01 AM  
I feel the same way about The Shipping News. Lord t'underin, Newfoundland is not Ireland!
 
2013-09-15 08:12:58 AM  
Poutine eating curling monkeys?
 
2013-09-15 08:47:37 AM  

skinink: I hope an adaptation of "Porno" is not done. The original Trainspotting cast is too old even though the characters in the book are older. But I would love to see someone try to adapt "Filth".


You know, as perfect as that cast was, they could get other people to play the roles.
 
2013-09-15 01:38:57 PM  
I think his points about Thatcher are valid. She was the devil you knew and even more straightforward than Hitler.
 
2013-09-15 04:15:45 PM  

quatchi: Scots say "aboot" instead of "about".

Canadians do not.

/Unless they are also of Scottish descent.

That is all.


Indeed we do not. I was in San Francisco a few weeks back and once this guy found out I was Canadian he kept asking me to pronounce things, and boy was he was disappointed in what he heard. Although I learned, at least he said it this way, I pronounce sorry differently. He said sarry haha weird I never noticed that. I said that was something Indian ladies wear.
 
2013-09-15 07:06:47 PM  

Valiente: I think his points about Thatcher are valid. She was the devil you knew and even more straightforward than Hitler.


Thatcher was the best PM the UK had since Churchill. The UK in the seventies was in steep decline which was universally assumed to be terminal. Thatcher did what had to be done to turn the country around. She was the doctor who saved your life when you were rushed into hospital with gangrene. Yes the doctor might have to cut your leg off but that was the only way to save your life. Would you thank that doctor for saving your life or blame them for you losing your leg?
Keeping the leg and surviving was simply not an option.

In the seventies the unions had a stranglehold on much of British industry, to the point where British Leyland averaged a strike every day for a year. They'd shut down the entire factory if the canteen ran out of a certain biscuit. (And that was an actual incident, not hyperbole.) Scargill stated openly that he wanted to use the mineworkers union to bring her government down. He deserved to lose. Shame he took so many of his members down with him. Many jobs could have been saved or a gradual rundown could have helped give time for new jobs to replace them, had he been willing to work with the them. But no, he had to go down and take everyone with him. Still at least he got the union to pay for a £1.5 million London flat as well as pay his mortgage on his Yorkshire home....
 
2013-09-15 08:25:04 PM  
They're just jealous because we've out-Scotted them at curling, banking and Starship engineers.

And everybody knows that Scottish accents get thicker the further the Scot goes from Scotland.
 
2013-09-16 10:21:57 AM  
I recall my parents visiting NFLD and remarking that you could tell which villages were settled by people from villages across the Atlantic from the coasts of Ireland and England.
 
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