the kind of progressive attitude that makes me proud to come from this city

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  1. daschoo

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    City lifts ban on Life of Brian

    [​IMG] The film was originally refused a licence to be shown in Glasgow

    Councillors in Glasgow have lifted an unofficial 30-year-old ban on the Monty Python film The Life of Brian. The council's licensing and regulatory committee approved a request on Tuesday from Glasgow Film Theatre to show the biblical satire under a 15 certificate.
    Glasgow was one of 39 local authorities in the UK that refused to grant the film a general release in 1979.
    Opponents said the film, about a Jewish man who is mistaken for the Messiah and crucified, was blasphemous.
  2. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    What about pot?


    ROMOSAPIEN9 Proud Grandpa

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    I never knew the Scots were so uptight.
  4. daschoo

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    in fairness it was banned at the time all over the country and the council are claiming this is the first time anyone has applied to screen it. we're not really that uptight although there is a funny story from two years ago in the western isles. the isle of lewis and harris are very traditional presbyterian where nothing at all is open on a sunday and putting your washing out is frowned upon on the sabbath. two years ago the company that run the ferries up there decided to start running ferrys to and from the island on a sunday. the locals were going to protest the arrival until it was pointed out that it was a sunday and they therefore couldn't take part in a protest.

    luckily where i go to stay with family on south uist about 30 miles south a typical sunday involves going fishing then for a few pints when you come in from the loch.
  5. Faerluna

    Faerluna I'm Complicated

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    That's funny, because I'm technically a Presbyterian, and we were always considered one of the most lenient churches around.

    I guess that would be the difference between the Presbyterian Church USA and those outside of the states.
  6. ArmyCowboy

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    My wife is from a small town near Aberdeen. We try to make it up there at least once every couple of years to visit her family.

    Beautiful place, but yeah, they are up tight about certain things, not so much about others.

    I've actually thought about retiring up there, if the exchange rate didn't suck so bad. :bang2:
  7. daschoo

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    i loved the exchange rate last time i crossed the atlantic :D
  8. ArmyCowboy

    ArmyCowboy New Member

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    So do the in-laws everytime they come to visit.

    Of course, it is a good excuse to get them to foot the bill when we go out. :)
  9. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    You are a soapdodger then?
  10. trickblue

    trickblue Not Old School...Old Testament...

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    Life of Brian is my favorite Monty Python flick. Some of their best lines ever came from that movie...

    It's not a knock on religion, but rather a knock on PEOPLE that will follow any religion...

    I am NOT the Messiah!
    I say you are Lord, and I should know. I've followed a few.
    I'm not the Messiah! Will you please listen? I am not the Messiah, do you understand? Honestly!
    Only the true Messiah denies His divinity.
    What? Well, what sort of chance does that give me? All right! I am the Messiah!
    He is! He is the Messiah!
  11. daschoo

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    he's not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy!!!
  12. UKCowboysFan

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    The funniest film of all time.

    I never even realised that it had been banned in Glasgow, typical of you Northern Bods, no sense of humour ;) (Well, apart from Billy Connolly of course.) :D
  13. daschoo

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    it was banned in most of britain at the time. just, allegedly, nobody applied to show it in glasgow since then so this is the first time their has ever been a reason to reverse the original decision.
    not just billy connolly, frankie boyle is genius. talking about al-quedas attempted attack on glasgow airport "how naive can you be? trying to bring religious warfare to glasgow?! they don't even have a football team!!" that might be lost on the majority of the board but i'm guessing ukcowboysfan will appreciate it. also the quip about the stupidity of saying luckily people were not badly burned in the explosion as these are scottish people going to spain for a fortnight.
  14. PullMyFinger

    PullMyFinger Old Fashioned

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    No "The Holy Grail" was, another Monty Python classic.

    Woot! Post 2000. 1,237,486 most posts to go before I catch up to Hostile.
  15. UKCowboysFan

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    :laugh2: :laugh2: :laugh2: Now that is funny.

    I used to work with a guy from Glasgow, and I remember he told a story about Job Interviews, where the first question was which school did you go to.
    The answer to that question usually decided whether you got the job or not.
  16. daschoo

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    yip when my old man first moved down to glasgow there were still jobs that were advertised with the disclaimer "no catholics"

    to be honest all that stuff is in the past with the exception of a few dinosaurs on both sides.

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