What an awful business in Ukraine where a number of Australians lost their lives, but heaps more people from the Netherlands lost their lives. What goes on Gaza and Israel is beyond the pale.
How terrific was the Commonwealth Games opening in Glasgow. Great Britain is such a civilised place. My nephew lived and worked in Glasgow for a couple years, well just out of Glasgow, in Paisley. I once asked asked him if he ever felt in danger, and there was one night when he was on his way home from work at a nightclub where he outcycled some young men who had bad intents.
R's sister's sister in law's husband grew up in Glasgow. He told us things that made our hair curl about Glasgow, including telling us about the Glasgow kiss. It is a head butt, if you don't know.
I was looking up something and I came across really disturbing stuff. While my head told me not to look further, I could not help myself. What is the Cheshire Smile, or the Glasgow Grin?
And we can feel so sanctimonious about those damned foreigners and their fighting and violent ways. You can find out yourself about the Cheshire Smile aka the Glasgow Grin. The process is too horrible for me to describe.
Australia is no shrinking violet in gang violence either, especially in the early to mid twentieth century.