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BS: Martin Gibson to visit Europe

Once Famous 12 Apr 06 - 05:44 PM
WFDU - Ron Olesko 12 Apr 06 - 05:51 PM
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Subject: BS: Martin Gibson to visit Europe
From: Once Famous
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 05:44 PM

In 24 hours, I leave for a whirlwind vacation to Europe for 10 days. I will be visiting London first, where my 21 year old son has been spending his second semester of his junior year in college.

We are then going to Rome, Venice, and Munich than back to London.

I look forward to a great time and to report back to you my insights into Europe from a very American viewpoint.

I hear the food in London sucks. I hope they are wrong, but my kid says so as well as others.

So I will be gone for a while, no laptop will I carry.   might check in with a report from time to time on this thread.


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Subject: RE: BS: Martin Gibson to visit Europe
From: WFDU - Ron Olesko
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 05:51 PM

Have a great time! I look forward to hearing your report!


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Subject: RE: BS: Martin Gibson to visit Europe
From: Rapparee
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 05:53 PM

Have a wonderful time! And remember that the hot dogs "over there" (such as they are) are no where NEAR as good as those in Chicago.


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Subject: RE: BS: Martin Gibson to visit Europe
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 05:54 PM

Bring me back something smutty!


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Subject: RE: BS: Martin Gibson to visit Europe
From: bobad
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 06:05 PM

He's not stopping in France, Clinton.


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Subject: RE: BS: Martin Gibson to visit Europe
From: SINSULL
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 06:06 PM

Martin,
Enjoy your time with your son. Hope the weather cooperates.
SINS


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Subject: RE: BS: Martin Gibson to visit Europe
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 06:08 PM

Like the French have some sort of monopoly on smut?!?!?!

LOL


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Subject: RE: BS: Martin Gibson to visit Europe
From: Little Hawk
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 06:14 PM

Try out the Indian, Chinese, or Thai restaurants in London, Martin. When in England, it doesn't necessarily follow that you must eat English cuisine. ;-P

Steer clear of Olive Whatnoll and other people of her ilk who say things like "Wot?", "Bloody 'ell!" and "Cor blimey!".

Chongo says, "Don't take no wooden bananas."

If you have a chance, visit quaint old Twillingsgate in the Cotswolds. If you're very lucky you may get to see Veronica Rutledge flash by in her Zebra-striped Porsche...or her Aunt Penelope and Uncle Winston might breeze past on their polo ponies. If so, get pictures, okay?


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Subject: RE: BS: Martin Gibson to visit Europe
From: Bert
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 06:15 PM

In London you have to know where to go to get good food.

You can (or used to be able to) get a good roast beef at Harrods.

Ask a taxi driver. Pub food is often quite good but again, in London you'll have to ask a native (if you can find one).

Squeaks or Micca or any of the other London Catters should be able to help you.

Also you should ask around to find a good Chippy (Fish & Chip Shop).

If there are any good fish mongers left, see if you can get REAL kippers, or better yet a Buckling.

And if you see a street merchant selling shell fish you can try the shrimp, winkles and whelks, You can skip the prawns 'cos they are the same thing that are called shrimp here in the states.

Go to Petticoat lane and see if Tubby Isaacs is still there and try Jellied Eels. But I'll warn you they are an acquired taste.

Take care & Have fun.


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Subject: RE: BS: Martin Gibson to visit Europe
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 06:16 PM

NO!


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Subject: RE: BS: Martin Gibson to visit Europe
From: Geordie-Peorgie
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 06:21 PM

Whey-aye Martin!!

If yez want te try some GOOD English grub ye need te got oot o' London - It's aall foreign there.

Get yersel roond the country a bit - Try the Stottie Cake or a Singin' Hinny on Tyneside, A bowl of Scouse in Liverpool, An Oggie in Cornwall.

Gan te Scotland and try real HAGGIS or a 'Smokie', Lava Bread in Wales, Curry in Birmingham!!!

Unfortunately oor epicurean trends have fallen a bit by the wayside - In a recent survey of 'Top Ten English Foods' Sweet & Sour Chicken, Pizza and Curry were aall in theor

Starve yesel' til ye get te France - The might be miserable bastards but, My God! The' can cook - Same in Italy

Anyway Bonnie lad! Hev a great time and lerrus knaa when yez come back warra great time yez had


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Subject: RE: BS: Martin Gibson to visit Europe
From: Little Hawk
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 06:29 PM

Ah've nae haird guid Scots dialect here in whit seems tae be a lang time, Geordie. Guid on ye, lad!


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Subject: RE: BS: Martin Gibson to visit Europe
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 06:33 PM

Martin, there are alot of good places to eat in London. It's like any major city, you just need to know where to go!!

Have a good and safe trip.

Enjoy!

Khatt


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Subject: RE: BS: Martin Gibson to visit Europe
From: Shields Folk
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 06:36 PM

He's a geordie you knacker!


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Subject: RE: BS: Martin Gibson to visit Europe
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 06:39 PM

It's advisable not to walk in the middle of the street in Venice.

And it'd be a good ideas to avoid openly sneering at the locals in all those places.


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Subject: RE: BS: Martin Gibson to visit Europe
From: Little Hawk
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 06:43 PM

Fine then. Ah knaa he's a Geordie, yee sackless moron! Divvent tell me what Ah can an canna syah.


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Subject: RE: BS: Martin Gibson to visit Europe
From: Shields Folk
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 06:43 PM

haddaway n shite


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Subject: RE: BS: Martin Gibson to visit Europe
From: GUEST,Number 6
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 06:45 PM

Have a good one Martin ... London is one of my favourite cities!

sIx


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Subject: RE: BS: Martin Gibson to visit Europe
From: Shields Folk
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 06:46 PM

and a geordie wouldn't say 'canna syah'


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Subject: RE: BS: Martin Gibson to visit Europe
From: John O'L
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 06:57 PM

Not going to Paris?


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Subject: RE: BS: Martin Gibson to visit Europe
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 07:06 PM

In my experience Geordies are likely to say just about anything.


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Subject: RE: BS: Martin Gibson to visit Europe
From: Shields Folk
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 07:07 PM

Not to other Geordies though but


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Subject: RE: BS: Martin Gibson to visit Europe
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 07:09 PM

Martin, would it be too much to ask for you to tell everyone in Europe you meet that you're Canadian? I mean, we've got enough PR trouble in the world as it is. LOL


By the way, Yorkshire Pudding is damn good when done right. The cheese is terrific, and the beer is some of the best. Good luck


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Subject: RE: BS: Martin Gibson to visit Europe
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 07:11 PM

Polite response:

Enjoy the trip, Martin - have a good time. Watch out for the fatal problem caused by lack of circulation in the legs caused by lack of movement when sitting down for hours. Flex the ankles and calves regularly during the trip, bathroom visits will give you exercise. Beware of bowel problems caused by drinking bad water - you don't want your ass to fall out.


Impolite response:










naaaaaah

on second thoughts, I'll be nice....


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Subject: RE: BS: Martin Gibson to visit Europe
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 07:12 PM

Martin. I sincerely hope you enjoy your trip and had I known a while ago I would have arranged to meet in London to share a meal together. I note that Greg F has lowered himself to lower the tone of a thread which is wishing you well but please ignore that post and make the best of your trip. Best wishes, your old adversary...Mike.


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Subject: RE: BS: Martin Gibson to visit Europe
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 07:29 PM

Now what are the odds of martin actually enjoying anywhere multi cultural? You'll hate it here. Then again it may be a novel change for you to have to keep your mouth shut and act like a good little tourist.

Venice will have to come in for a few compliments, just so as not to make you look like the uncultured moron you are.


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Subject: RE: BS: Martin Gibson to visit Europe
From: Little Hawk
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 07:31 PM

Divvent tell me what a Geordie waad or waad not syah . Ah knaa everything there is te knaa aboot it. Ahm the world's greatest expert on Geordie dialect. Ahm also always reet an nivvor wrong.


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Subject: RE: BS: Martin Gibson to visit Europe
From: Peace
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 07:38 PM

Have a good and safe trip, Martin.


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Subject: RE: BS: Martin Gibson to visit Europe
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 07:42 PM

I pity those in Europe who cross his path. And I'm sure he won't keep his mouth shut, so he will be acting just like a tourist.


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Subject: RE: BS: Martin Gibson to visit Europe
From: michaelr
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 07:45 PM

Last thing I'll want to know about are your "insights into Europe from a very American viewpoint".

Hope you learn something.


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Subject: RE: BS: Martin Gibson to visit Europe
From: Little Hawk
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 08:06 PM

Time for Greg to hook up a hot electrical wire to the doorframe? Heh!

Tell him where you live, Greg...


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Subject: RE: BS: Martin Gibson to visit Europe
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 08:08 PM

Have a nice holiday Martin.

i rarely go to London, so I don't know what to recommend. Most of the big hotel chains have decent restaurants - I hope you get lucky.


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Subject: RE: BS: Martin Gibson to visit Europe
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 08:20 PM

"I hope you get lucky."


Naaaaah - I'll leave that one alone, but it HURTS to do so...


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Subject: RE: BS: Martin Gibson to visit Europe
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 08:20 PM

Breakfast at McD's and dinner at Hard Rock Cafe. Sorted.


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Subject: RE: BS: Martin Gibson to visit Europe
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 08:22 PM

Gee! Couldn't help but notice the total lack of resposes along the lines of, "Look us up while you're in town, mate, and we'll have a pint and play a few tunes!"


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Subject: RE: BS: Martin Gibson to visit Europe
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 08:31 PM

I think this thread might be really helpful - Advice to Tourists...


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Subject: RE: BS: Martin Gibson to visit Europe
From: Bobert
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 08:36 PM

And, for God's sake, please behave yourself, Marty... The US has a bad enough reputation going as it is...

But have a great time and if ya' see the Queen walkin' down the street in London will ya' ask her just what the heck is wrong with Charlie... I mean, I've looked at piccures of Diana and then of Camille and, hey, this ain't rocket surgery here, ol' Son... No, sir... Not rocket surgery...


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Subject: RE: BS: Martin Gibson to visit Europe
From: WFDU - Ron Olesko
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 09:09 PM

All these threadbaiters astound me. Everyone complains about Martin, yet they crawl out of the woodwork looking for trouble. Has the local S&M club closed for the evening? Give it a rest people! You complain about Martin's responses and yet you feel comfortable to egg him on and then say "I told you so!"   

Schools out people, grow up! Your no better than the dog that bit you!


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Subject: RE: BS: Martin Gibson to visit Europe
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 09:12 PM

Hmmm, you probably need travel insurance and a travel health plan too then...


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Subject: RE: BS: Martin Gibson to visit Europe
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 09:14 PM

Not egging him on, Ron, just saying good riddance.


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Subject: RE: BS: Martin Gibson to visit Europe
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 09:14 PM

Now Ron.... some of us have - at great effort I maight add - have been TRYING to be as nice and helpful as we can to someone like him...


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Subject: RE: BS: Martin Gibson to visit Europe
From: WFDU - Ron Olesko
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 09:19 PM

Foolestroupe, I do realise that many people have been trying to be nice and helpful, but you have to admit that there are a few posts here that are not issued in that spirit.


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Subject: RE: BS: Martin Gibson to visit Europe
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 09:27 PM

The Martin Gibson we all know and love here is a fictional character, as we have often been reminded; there's no reason to assume he or she will be making the trip in character. So he or she will probably be a delightful visitor who will have a really good time, in some very enjoyable places.

The trick to enjoying trips abroad is to avoid the places which try to do things the way they do back home, and search out the places that the locals enjoy, and learn to do the same. (That's where it differs from going somewhere as an immigrant, when the key to survival is to find a little bit of home in the new place.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Martin Gibson to visit Europe
From: Bobert
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 09:37 PM

Lighten up, Ron... Most of what I've read here was good natured... Hey, if there's anyone in Mudcat that hasn't worked harder at settin' himself up for a little ribbing than MG I'd sho nuff like to know who that person is???

And, based on some of the things Martin has posted here in the past he's lucky to be gettin' off as light as he apparently is... I won't bring them up but there are a couple which lie just shy of unforgiveable.... Most of us know what I'm talkin' about here...

Nuff said...


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Subject: RE: BS: Martin Gibson to visit Europe
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 10:02 PM

Well said Bobert!


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Subject: RE: BS: Martin Gibson to visit Europe
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 10:05 PM

Hey Ghost I was going to suggest Brick Lane! Especially if he uses his favourite term "towel heads". Yep he'll go down a storm. And he could round the evening off with a drink in Old Compton St.

Sorry martin but Europe doesn't have a guide book for homophobic, racist, mysogynists. Maybe you could write one?

1. Got out at Heathrow - too many foreigners went to room.

2. Got out at Rome - too many foreigners and these ones couldn't even speak English. Went to room.

3. Got out at Munich - too many foreigners who couldn't speak English and didn't know a decent sausage. Went to room.

4. Got out at Venice - too many foreigners who couldn't speak English, didn't know a decent sausage and the men wore tight jeans (too dodgy.) Went to room.

5. Arrived back at Heathrow - nearly spoke to a foreigner out of desperation as I haven't been able to converse for the last week due to only having the one language.

6. Flew home - refused the onboard hospitality from the gay air steward as these guys carry disease you know.

7. Ripped up passport.


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Subject: RE: BS: Martin Gibson to visit Europe
From: Little Hawk
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 10:08 PM

LOL! Omigod... This place.


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Subject: RE: BS: Martin Gibson to visit Europe
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 10:09 PM

ROFLMAO!


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Subject: RE: BS: Martin Gibson to visit Europe
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 10:20 PM

GUEST - you sure that is not Mudcat Jack's travel diary?


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Subject: RE: BS: Martin Gibson to visit Europe
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 12 Apr 06 - 10:22 PM

:-D


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