Ah right! It’s a play on words. I …

Comment posted A85 Connel to Dalmally closed in both directions by Mel Gibson.

Ah right! It’s a play on words. I can’t quite get the hang of the limey sense of humour, but full marks for what is clearly a very funny joke. Got any others?

Mel Gibson also commented

  • Depth of knowledge is as important as breadth
  • The next quiz will be spelling, especially places names in northern England.
  • Here’s one for you:
    There are 10 types of people in this world- those that understand binary and those that don’t.
    Geddit?
  • I don’t get it.
  • That’s an unfair question for the rest of us since Bobby Wakeham has a permanent direct link to Wikipedia (how else can he authoratively comment on so many issues?).
    Anyone back to Stirling for me now (oops).

Recent comments by Mel Gibson

  • Rural business interest in Fisheries Management demonstration day
    No Steve, puerile taunts hurt a reasoned debate.
  • Rural business interest in Fisheries Management demonstration day
    Fish don’t feel pain? On what scientific data do you base that assertion on Mr McKay?

    http://www.livescience.com/48341-sharks-feel-pain-but-have-few-protections.html

    Mutilation seems to me to be a rather apt word when described the impaling of a living and sentient being on a barbed hook, and then dragging it out of its natural environment before ripping the hook out.

    Bloodsport is a widely accepted phrase used when describing foxhunting, bull fighting etc and I have yet to be told the difference between those and fishing for pleasure.

    The lack of response isn’t because of the use of emotive phrases, its because the protagonists don’t want to face up to an uncomfortable truth.

    Finally, I am not an “animal rightist”, what a ridiculous statement to make and one purely designed to insult. Please grow up.

  • Rural business interest in Fisheries Management demonstration day
    Newsie

    You post these articles from the wild fish lobby, but there is always a strange silence to any comment I make regarding the abuse of a wild animal in the name of sport.

    Could you bring this to the attention of your contributors please, and extend the offer for an online debate on this matter?

  • Rural business interest in Fisheries Management demonstration day
    You mean you could produce more Simons through farming?
  • Rural business interest in Fisheries Management demonstration day
    Having seen what they do to salmon, I’m not sure that little old me would be safe with that lot!

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26 Responses to Ah right! It’s a play on words. I …

  1. I am surprised that there are not more serious accidents on the A85 from Tyndrum to Dalmally as motor bikers seem to think that they are a law unto themselves.
    Whilst driving on this stretch of the A85 especially during the summer months I see motor bikers weaving amongst the traffic and overtaking on blind corners. It is no wonder that this road is often closed due to accidents.
    With any road it is not the road that is dangerous it is the people using it that cause the accidents. You cannot have accidents if the road has no vehicles on it.

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    • True, some drivers behave like lunatics, but not true that ‘it’s not the road that’s dangerous’ – there are places in Argyll where the road configuration is very clearly unsafe. And what’s this about ‘you cannot have accidents if the road has no vehicles on it’ – do you think roads are for decoration only? – this reminds me of days gone by in the Middle East, when there were suspicions that strangers were sometimes found guilty of causing accidents on the principle that if they hadn’t been there the driver on the wrong side of the road would still be alive.

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    • Presumably they weren’t, but the criticism of bikers is fair comment – some of the ‘bike packs’ that come out in good summer weather do behave like absolute lunatics, without any doubt whatsoever. So, of course, do some car drivers.

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  2. Regardless of whom was to blame, one of my colleagues was involved in this accident. Let’s pray that both drivers recover from this tragic incident. My thoughts are with you both.

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  3. People say that the A9 from Perth to Thurso is a killer road but this is only because motorists take un-necessary risks to try to reach their destination a few minutes earlier.

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    • It’s not as simple as that, is it? Aren’t people usually referring to the stretch from Perth to Inverness, where part of the problem seems to be the way that the road switches repeatedly between single and dual carriageways.

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  4. Most people wrongly assume that it is the stretch from Perth to Inverness but there have also been serious accidents on the Inverness to Thurso section.
    I could have just mentioned Perth to Inverness but no doubt someone trying to clever would have stated that the A9 started in the City of Perth and finished in Thurso.

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    • That’s an unfair question for the rest of us since Bobby Wakeham has a permanent direct link to Wikipedia (how else can he authoratively comment on so many issues?).
      Anyone back to Stirling for me now (oops).

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  5. Mel.
    It is a trick question, but if you have never been to the City of Perth then it is unlikely that you will know the answer.

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  6. Mel.
    On the front page of today’s Dundee Courier there is an article headed “Games move, but it’s only by Inches”
    Perth Highland Games are moving from the South Inch to the North Inch because of the summer deluge.

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    • Ah right! It’s a play on words. I can’t quite get the hang of the limey sense of humour, but full marks for what is clearly a very funny joke. Got any others?

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