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(STV.tv)   You may take our lives, but you'll never take our FREEDOMMMMM...to put a road cone on the head of a statue of the Duke of Wellington   (news.stv.tv) divider line 21
    More: Cool, Duke of Wellington, political freedom, Battle of Waterloo, vandals, Glasgow City Council, Historic Scotland  
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2013-11-12 08:43:48 AM
it deemed the practice of placing a cone on the head of the statue as creating a "depressing image" of Glasgow

As opposed to the usual upbeat cheery image of Glasgow?
 
2013-11-12 09:54:59 AM
In the planning application, which was revealed by STV News on Monday, the council's landscape design manager Rachel Smith stated that the move to increase the size of the plinth to around 6ft "should deter all but the most determined of vandals".

Honey, you have free health care.  Go have that stick removed from you ass.
 
2013-11-12 09:56:52 AM
When I read this headline, the words  cone on the did not register in my brain.
 
2013-11-12 09:59:13 AM
Could be worse...

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2013-11-12 10:19:32 AM
It costs £100 to pull a cone off a statues head?

Is that because the stress of the job of removing it causes the remover to have to have a 30min shrink session... a blow job from a hooker and two glasses of whiskey.

... each time? 100 times a year?


Where do I apply?
 
2013-11-12 10:24:00 AM
What about putting things in Jimmy Stewart's hand?

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/Got nuthin' but CSBs
 
2013-11-12 10:32:06 AM
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2013-11-12 10:32:34 AM
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2013-11-12 11:27:48 AM
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This is what it looks like, btw.

www.glasgowlife.org.uk

He's quite the jaunty looking fellow, actually.
 
2013-11-12 11:30:52 AM

Sybarite: it deemed the practice of placing a cone on the head of the statue as creating a "depressing image" of Glasgow

As opposed to the usual upbeat cheery image of Glasgow?


Very upbeat and cheery! You don't get to be the world capital of stabbing by just moping around.
 
2013-11-12 11:35:01 AM

Gordon Bennett: Sybarite: it deemed the practice of placing a cone on the head of the statue as creating a "depressing image" of Glasgow

As opposed to the usual upbeat cheery image of Glasgow?

Very upbeat and cheery! You don't get to be the world capital of stabbing by just moping around.


I thought Glasgow was famous for its smiles...

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2013-11-12 12:05:35 PM
The Duke of Wellington, that beat Napoleon at Waterloo? THAT Duke of Wellington? Fun fact, he wasn't British; he was Irish.
 
2013-11-12 12:07:56 PM
The Duke of Wellington
He had 10,000 men
He marched them up a hill
And then he marched them down again

And when they were up, they were up
And when they were down, they were down

And when they were only half way up
They were neither up nor down
 
2013-11-12 12:41:53 PM
What the heck language were the people in the video speaking anyway?
 
2013-11-12 12:46:32 PM
 
2013-11-12 01:13:29 PM
 

iheartscotch: The Duke of Wellington, that beat Napoleon at Waterloo? THAT Duke of Wellington? Fun fact, he wasn't British; he was Irish.


"My dear sir, had I been born in a stable, would you count me a horse?"
 
2013-11-12 01:27:09 PM

iheartscotch: The Duke of Wellington, that beat Napoleon at Waterloo? THAT Duke of Wellington? Fun fact, he wasn't British; he was Irish.


The Duke of Wellington sucks.
 
2013-11-12 02:35:39 PM

DuncanMhor:  iheartscotch: The Duke of Wellington, that beat Napoleon at Waterloo? THAT Duke of Wellington? Fun fact, he wasn't British; he was Irish.

"My dear sir, had I been born in a stable, would you count me a horse?"


1, 2, horse; there, I counted to horse; are you happy?

/ if your mother was a horse, and your dad was a horse; it is very unlikely that you'd be a flamingo. Unless, of course, your mother is a whore
 
2013-11-12 03:26:32 PM

iheartscotch: The Duke of Wellington, that beat Napoleon at Waterloo? THAT Duke of Wellington? Fun fact, he wasn't British; he was Irish.


He was also British. Pre 1921 all Irish were also British, just like the Scots, Welsh and English.

The history of the British Isle's is a very complex thing that cannot be summed up in neat little packages even if some people want it to be.
 
2013-11-12 04:05:18 PM
I like to imagine the Duke of Wellington to be the way he is in the webcomic 2d Goggles: he never dismounts but he's polite enough to take his hat off indoors.
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2013-11-13 02:39:29 AM

Norfolking Chance: iheartscotch: The Duke of Wellington, that beat Napoleon at Waterloo? THAT Duke of Wellington? Fun fact, he wasn't British; he was Irish.

He was also British. Pre 1921 all Irish were also British, just like the Scots, Welsh and English.

The history of the British Isle's is a very complex thing that cannot be summed up in neat little packages even if some people want it to be.


I'm not trying to argue semantics; but, what about the 12 or 13 centuries that Ireland and Scotland WERE their own countries? You know; before they were conquered.

That's not even speaking to the Norman Invasion of England. I'd hazard that a fair number of Englishmen are actually French.
 
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