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Thursday 29 February 2024

More on how crap Glasgow, Scotland is; The Disastrous Willy Wonka Experience:

Following up on my previous article about Glasgow's ongoing struggles, including the failure to remove Christmas trees from two months ago, there's a recent debacle that deserves attention—the Willy Wonka Experience.

Promoted as a whimsical adventure for children, it turned out to be yet another disappointing rip-off, epitomizing some of Glasgow's less-than-stellar attributes. And what's even more interesting, is that it appears to have garnered world-wide attention; thus tarring Glasgow's reputation even more (deservedly)! A simple search (above) resulted in oodles of different, world press photos.

Let's delve into the details. The event was delightfully skewered by GB News Headliners program of 27 February, with headlines exposing the organizer, one Billy Coull, as a repeat offender in the realm of a previous terrible Christmas experience, several years ago, that resulted in him having to cancel a Christmas event. This time, the venue was a large warehouse just south of the river Clyde, but the outcome was no different—it was a complete disaster. Apparently, after the angry parents confronted Coull, he did a runner before having the shite kicked out of him!

Attendees were met with shoddy decorations, inadequate refreshments, and laughable attempts at entertainment. The actors struggled with poorly written scripts generated by AI, while children were left disappointed with minimal sweets and lackluster graphics. Despite the outcry from disgruntled patrons, Coull seems to have evaded consequences once again, with promises of refunds being the only silver lining.

What's truly baffling is Coull's track record of failed events, yet no meaningful action has been taken against him. It's high time for authorities to step in and hold him accountable for his fraudulent practices. This pattern of repeat offenders going unpunished is indicative of a larger issue plaguing both Scotland and our country, where those who exploit others seem to operate with impunity.

The Willy Wonka Experience may have been a flop, but its aftermath sheds light on systemic failures that need urgent attention. Please go into the above links or search yourself - it is really THAT bad!. It's not just a stain on Glasgow's reputation; it's emblematic of a broader problem that demands swift action.


Tuesday 20 February 2024

Glasgow, Scotland - An incompetent, leftist, hellhole! We still have Christmas trees in the street.

Glasgow, Scotland, we love you, and we hate you also.  

The city government has always tried to portray the city as above.  Old buildings, greens spaces, clean air, environment, friendly people, ad nauseum.

But only a few hundred yards from the above, was this:

That's right; those are Christmas trees, and they are STILL lying on the ground in our beloved Kelvingrove Park.

Making it look like a cesspit!

I've just been travelling to and fro the USA, and I couldn't recall seeing ANY Christmas trees lying in the streets over there?  And why the effing hell would I?  It's been close to 2 months since the Christmas holidays and we're now closer to March, and have already started the Lent period!

You can't make this up!

This seems to always happen here.  The last few years, apparently due to COVID(!), they can barely empty our fucking bins!

It seems that they, the Left, are incapable of doing ANYTHING right.

And this is in Glasgow, with one of the highest council taxes (UK local government tax) in the UK.

Sick of it!


Saturday 17 February 2024

The Superbowl - More Popular than Ever? No! More expensive than ever.

It's interesting that the first Super Bowl took place on January 15, 1967. It was legendary coach Vincent Lombardi's last playoff game, and he was victorious. It's also the only Super Bowl to have been covered by more than one network—NBC and CBS, with CBS covering the NFL and NBC covering the AFL during the season. One notable fact is that a player participated in both Super Bowl I and Super Bowl II, the great, Hall-of-Famer Forrest Gregg, who would later coach the Cincinnati Bengals during the 1981/82 season, and lead them to the Superbowl that year.  This Superbowl, SBXVI, remains the most popular Super Bowl to this day, commanding a market share of 49.1% in the USA, with about 37% of the US population watching it.

It's worth noting, however, that while the recent Super Bowl was watched by an estimated 120 million people, making it heralded as the most popular ever, this claim is questionable. Back when Super Bowl I took place, the United States had a population of only about 195 million, and around 50 million people watched the game; and considering this was the very first Super Bowl, it is understandable that ONLY 50 million watched it on TV.  Additionally, Super Bowl I wasn't necessarily watched by many people as it was a novelty and not expected to be a close game, which it wasn't, thus people weren't as interested, with empty seats in the LA Colosseum.      

Now, with nearly 335 million people in the US, about 121.5 million supposedly watched the recent Super Bowl. Therefore, the increase in viewership isn't as significant as it may seem, and what is very interesting is that just a few years ago, less than 100 million were watching the game, which was only about 28% of the US population. 

Contrarily, the Super Bowl of the 1981-1982 season, Super Bowl 16 (with the great Joe Montana [above]) was far more popular. Despite what people may claim, the games prior to the mid-1990s were almost always more popular than they are today; with Household Share almost always in the 40s (Unlike just recently where this share number had fallen into the 30s!). 

It's intriguing to note that despite their decreased popularity, there's more money involved now than ever!  This can ONLY be attributed to the lack of competition, leading to oligopoly and monopoly in the market.

By money, I refer not to player's salaries, etc, but to the cost of a half-minute commercial.  I watched some of these this year for the first time in ages - as I watched the US broadcast networks screening.  And I can only say that some were simply dreadful!  $7 million for these?!  Let THAT sit in for a moment.

This is a significant statistic.  Initially, an advert for Super Bowl I only cost about $37,000 to $42,000 (per 1/2 minute). However, for the recent Super Bowl, it was between $6.5 and $7 million. Adjusted for inflation, this would have been equivalent to about $325,000 for a half-minute spot for the original Super Bowl. 

This indicates that while the Super Bowl may not be 20 times more popular now than it was in 1967, it's significantly more expensive. This trend reflects the broader state of the US economy; where it seems that the rich get richer, and the poor, . . . you know how that ends.