Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Jumpstarting the Blog with Still Game

I've really neglected blogging over the last few months... Really, the last couple of years. I'm going to try to be better about that. I haven't been back to Scotland since I left nearly three years ago, but I keep up on the news - particularly in Orkney - and there's no reason not to post an occasional update on one topic or another. So, I'll work at it, with the goal of a couple of posts per month.

I'm going to start this blogging revitalization by sharing something that Glaswegian Sensation, of guest post fame, introduced me to. During the Winter of 2013, several people were gracious enough to let me crash on their sofas or floors when I was back and forth to Aberdeen from my temporary digs in Orkney, and Glaswegian Sensation was one of them. She really went above and beyond by not only cooking a lovely meal - completely unnecessary, but very welcome - but also by firing up YouTube to show me Still Game, which inevitably has a Wikipedia entry. Still Game is absolutely crackin' Scottish comedy, and there's no better introduction than the banter between the lead protagonists, Jack and Victor, and Boabby the barman. Fair warning, this clip is for adults!

If you care to, there are a bunch of episodes available to view for free on YouTube. Still Game is currently in the midst of a long-awaited seventh season after several years on hiatus and a hugely popular live show at "The Hydro" in Glasgow. It's definitely worth checking out.

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