Scots Lass Gives Honest Reaction To Train Ticket Price Hike.

Yesterday’s news that train tickets in the UK are to rise by 3.2% by 2015 came as a shock to most people, who already pay through the nose for a less than reliable service.

Taking to the streets to gauge public opinion on the price increase, this journalist for STV News ended up with one of the single most honest reactions he could have hoped for.

Afternoon Dubloons – (Links In Briefs).

Stuff which what we found interestin’.


Soldier shot in the head by a sniper gets Military Cross – (C4 News)

Stifler looks out the ice skates for Goon 2 – (SPR&R)

The seven most overused words on the Internet today, (can I add to this list ‘legend’, ‘hero’ and ‘genius’) – (Cracked)

A blog featuring drawings of The Simpsons by UK artisits – (Laughing Squid)

Two theories as to why Americans have stopped gaining weight – (i09)

A zombie cupcake cookbook might be the key to making your Halloween party a success this year – (Geeks Are Sexy)

A Scot appears in court after allegedly brandishing a black pudding in an aggressive manner – (STV News)

Thousands of farmers in Sri Lanka have been struck by a mysterious kidney disease – (BBC News)



Afternoon Dubloons – Links In Briefs.

Stuff which what we found interestin'.



Nick Frost to star in salsa dancing comedy Cuban Fury – (The Hollywood News)

15 reasons why this guy is terrified of the New Samsung Galaxy phone – (Buzz Feed)

A treasure hunter is claiming he knows where Osama Bin Laden’s is and plans to bring his body back up from the seabed before election time – (The Week)

Samuel L Jackson gets into a Twitter dust-up with a movie critic over his review of The Avengers – (Film Drunk)


A collection of surreal alternative posters to promote the London Olympics – (Oli Kellett)

A man dressed as a penguin calling himself Prof Pongoo has won more votes than the Liberal Democrats in the council election in Edinburgh – (STV News)

Crazy Russian theme park ride – (One Cool Thing A Day)

Why you’ll probably never be able to delete your old Myspace account. Don’t deny it, you had one. – (Gawker)




UFOs Caught on Camera In Scotland.

For the two of you who read this website regularly you’ll know we have more than a passing interest in unexplained phenomenon; UFOs, Yetis, the paranormal, Kim Kardashian.

This footage is more exciting than most as it was shot in our own home country of Scotland and the UFOs were accidentally filmed by a dashboard mounted camera on a mountain rescue vehicle during a blizzard.

(via STV News)

Morning Links In Brief(s)

Stuff which what we found interestin'.

A possible theory behind the Vatican Swiss guard murders which happened back in 1998 – (The Daily Beast)

Batman and The Flash confront a real life sex offender in To Troll A Predator – (Jokeroo)

High on bath salts, (yes, you read that correctly), a burglar breaks into a house and does something nice for a change – (NY Daily News)

Somebody in Stirling is murdering trees with a knife, so far he/she has caused £30,000 worth of damage – (STV News)

Harry Potter director David Yates has revealed there’s to be a Dr Who movie – (BBC News)

Ghana has a Terminator/Predator movie that looks like the sleeper hit of the year – (Film Drunk)

Want to know your chances of survival if a nuclear bomb was detonated in your country? – (Would I Survive A Nuke)

21 reasons why you should never use your iPad as a camera – (Buzzfeed)

Grand Theft Walrus

Glasgow ‘Occupy’ Protesters Are Costing City Council £45 A Day.

So, so much has been written in newspapers and Internet blogs recently about the ‘Occupy’ protesters around the globe and the problems and hassles they’re causing. If opinionated journalists aren’t wading in with a full character assassination on the way they look and smell then right-wing fuckwits who doodle graphic novelists are suggesting they be exported out to the front lines.

Of course the one constant here is the complete failure to understand the reason(s) the protesters are demonstrating, there’s been virtually no in-depth examination or reports from the mainstream media and here’s another fine example, this time from an STV news item claiming that the Glasgow branch of the ‘Occupy’ movement is costing the city’s council a whopping £45 a day.

In response to a request from councillors, Robert Booth, executive director of land and services, revealed that the set-up cost of the camp, including providing fencing, toilets, lighting and a water supply, ran to £1800. Weekly running costs are expected to amount to £160, bringing the total over three months to £4040 – an average of nearly £45 a day.

Shouldn’t really be any bother to the Labour run Glasgow city council, £45 a day is mere couch change when you consider that they’ve just forked out a ‘golden goodbye‘ to the chief executive of City Building Glasgow, Willie Docherty who’s set to fill his bank balance with a pawltry extra £615,000 and let’s not forget that Glasgow city council along with Scotland’s other 31 local authorities have in the past two years paid out £65m in severence pay.

Two years…£65m…that’s £32.5m a year…which is £2.7m a month…which is £675,000 a week…which comes to £96,000 a day! Ninety six thousand pounds a day over the last two years for golden handshakes and golden goodbyes to overpaid arseholes who have exploited the public purse for their own financial ends. (BTW even at it’s most average total Glasgow city council alone have forked out around £3,000 a day in the last two years).

Aye, but see they smelly, jobless, hippies camping oot in Kelvingrove Park they’re costing Glasgae council £45 a day, the bastards!

(via STV News)

Morning Links In Brief(s).

Stuff which what we found interestin'.

Gaming company Gearbox honour the death of a gamer by having Borderlands robot Clap-Trap read out a special eulogy – (Destructoid)

Carlos The Jackal back in the dock for charges of murder, claiming he’s killed 2,000 people – (Anorak News)

Finally, an honest review of Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy’s new movie Tower Heist – (Film Drunk)

Ten years of Internet domain name disputes, including Wayne Rooney – (BBC News)

Sportscaster has a ‘touching cloth’ moment live on air when he experiences an earthquake.

The search for a John McClane Jnr, for the new Die Hard movie, is now down to four – (Slash Film)

A mystery aircraft was seen plunging into the sea off Angus in Scotland – (STV News)

Jealous husband fed steroids to wife to keep her fat and housebound – (The Mirror)

Late Afternoon Dubloons – Links In Brief(s)

Stuff which what we found interestin'.


Zoolander 2 and now Dumb & Dumber 2 with Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels – (Geek Tyrant)

Spoilers apparently don’t spoil anything – (Wired)

Labour MP, (and possible Taggart fan), accused of threatening to give a female MP ‘a doing’ – (STV News)

A French father finally kidnapped his daughter’s rapist and hands him over to police after a 30 year hunt – (NY Times)

We played Batman: Arkham City over the weekend and didn’t think they could’ve bettered the game…looks like they just did.

Spielberg reveals more about Indy Jones 5 and Jurassic Park 4 – (Empire)

An Iraq war veteran is left critically wounded by police after protesting in Oakland – (The Atlantic Wire)

Food poisoning and exhaustion led to Aerosmith front man Steve Tyler’s injuries when he collapsed in shower – (The Suite World)

The many deaths of Steve Buscemi…he’s never afraid to take one for the team.