Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Spots and Gits.

Kev's back and he's turned into a miserable old git.

Heaven knows what he'll be like when he gets to my age.

Last week we went to Liverpool. I decided to fork out twenty quid for our train fares rather than risk Kev's white van man style driving.

Anyway, 'twas I who wanted to see this exhibition at Liverpool Tate.
So we took the bus to Oxford Rd which is 15 mins door to door. But the bus didn't stop at the station bus stop because of roadworks- so Kev raged and ranted at the totally innocent young female bus driver as I pretended I'd lost something under the seat.

A cyclist
using a mobile phone was verbally abused as we walked to the station.

I thought the exhibition was great - but not suitable for chaps like my old friend Colin Baxendale who always walked round saying "I could do that" over and over - but could never explain why he didn't.

The familiar Damien Hirst spotty effort above is one of several hundreds - none of which was painted by Damian.

Someone had even painted the floor.

Kev eventually cheered up and calmed down as we walked over the road to Liverpool ONE to see Everton TWO. It was the day that the new away strip was launched and it's PINK!!

Don't tell anyone - but I was impressed by Liverpool. It's always seemed like Manchester's poor relation - but being European City of Culture must have done it good. Even the scousers looked smart and confident.

The train that took us home was heading for Norwich.
I was very tempted to stay on and visit my pleasant non grumpy East Angular blogging pals.



Blogger Dave said...

And most welcome you would have been. We even have art galleries in Norfolk, you know.

9:29 am  
Blogger BEAST said...

Poor Kev was suffering from an 'art attack. No wonder he was grumpy

10:35 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

Nice to know I have refuge if things get too Victor Meldrewish.

Tee Hee ...
If it proves fatal, I could ask Damien to pickle him in a glass tank.

11:26 am  
Anonymous NiC said...

Nice coloured lines!

Oh but yes, don't those "I could do that" folks grind one down. Except for Yosser Hughes, obviously.

I've always liked Liverpool but smart scousers? That just sounds wrong.....though they've always been pretty confident. Too much so.

A pink strip? So close though....Black and Red:cool (my only football top is an ancient AC Milan one) Black and Pink naff. Sorry but Everton will remain a club I do not like for no good reason other than their strips.

Come on you Reds! (...though not Man U, obviously) ;)

12:48 pm  
Blogger Scarlet-Blue said...

I want to go!
And I also now want to paint my floor.

12:57 pm  
Blogger zIggI said...

I went to Liverpool once. Perhaps I should do it again this century, tell me when Ken Dodd hs died and I'll try it.

Kev sounds like me. Wanna swap?

1:14 pm  
Blogger Geoff said...

I've heard Carrow Road's the place to see goals nowadays.

Pink? No wonder Lescott wants to move.

It's also about time a club got a spotty strip. If jockeys can wear them, so can footballers.

1:40 pm  
Blogger xl said...

Why are all of the Everton players named Chang?

1:48 pm  
Blogger Steve said...

I often feel sorry for the humble bus driver. Apart from the ones who drive too fast and brake late throwing me, the kids and our shopping into the seat in front. Those I could quite happily rant at.

Has Kev ever tried primal scream therapy?

1:53 pm  
Blogger Kerrie said...

Maybe Kev should take up dancing it's very therapeutic and we are always short of men. Also his white van would be very handy as we have to cart a lot dresses around. Do you think he could Cha Cha ?
I'm with Sacrlet on the floor, thats pretty fab.

2:40 pm  
Blogger tony said...

Ditto Liverpool.It really is a fine city.
Pink! (titter)

4:55 pm  
Blogger Roses said...

Damn. You would have been more than welcome. Mind you, I'd have had to have got some extra vino in. I'm sure I wouldn't have had enough...

I'm going to sulk now.

5:11 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Liverpool used to be a mixture of tacky cheap and new and fading grandeur.
It seems to have had a makeover. Perhaps Boris inspired them.
How come two of my favourite commenters support Man U (Ziggi) and Liverpool?

Great exhibition straight from New York. Good eh?

I bet he'll die tonight and you'll feel bad.
I'll swap Kev for you any day.

And I hear the food's good as well.
Jolean confided that the pink strip threatened his sexuality.
He'll feel safer with real men like the Gallaghers and Les Battersby behind him.

And King of the Mountains.

I don't know - but by curious coincidence it's also the name of their sponsor (Thai beer).

I can't imagine a worse job than driving a bus. Have you ever notice that buses are invisible and pedestrians just walk out in their path?
It's Kaz who needs to scream

I've seen those sexy outfits you all wear - I think I'll keep him well away.
Every gal needs a white van man - you can just throw your bike in the back and forget it and trips to IKEA are great.

It looked great in the sunshine last week.
Titter ye not!

5:25 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Maybe next time.
I'll give you time to stock up.

5:26 pm  
Blogger zIggI said...

Someone else has pink . . . is it Barcelona?

6:08 pm  
Blogger Roses said...

As the corner shop isn't that far away, I can re-stock in minutes. Besides, I had a look in the cupboard and I've got 3 bottles of red, 2 bottles of rum, 1 bottle of sherry, 1/2 a bottle of grappa and 2 bottles of elderberry wine.

That should keep us going for at least...half an hour?

6:56 pm  
Blogger Rog said...

That train takes 18 hours ... bah humbug! It does stop about 25 yards from our house though so you'd be very welcome. Bring Kev and we could talk Berlingos and Crosswords...

8:24 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Barcelona's away strip is sort of salmon pink. Thierry sent me a picture of his - it's here

I'll pass on the elderberry - too risky. Let's hit the grappa!

No - I can get to Milan by train in 18hours. This takes about 5. So you don't put me off that easily.
OK - if you prefer to talk to Kev - I'll discuss spikey hairstyles and behaving badly with my pal Lily.

9:52 pm  
Blogger garfer said...

The great triangle of not quite Irish cities: Glasgow, Liverpool, Belfast.

Scousers talk too fast for me.

11:53 pm  
Anonymous NiC said...

Boris? Mention him not Kaz.

Thinking about it, it's probably been twenty years since I last went to Liverpool.....I really should go again.

That excellent coloured floor is rather like a smoothed out tube map .....I like it.

9:13 am  
Blogger MJ said...

We have the Finns to protect us on our transit system.

3:25 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Spot on!
I hadn't heard that theory before.

Mouth duly washed out with carbolic.
Glad you like the floor - it was painted specially for the exhibition. It seemed a shame to walk on it.

Are those Finns available to deal with Kev?

5:03 pm  
Blogger Emerson Marks said...

That Everton kit is deeply suspect. I remember their salmon pink number, but this one is worse, muh worse.

3:54 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

They are in touch with their feminine side - as you could see by Saturday's score against Arsenal.

10:35 am  
Blogger xl said...

[off topic]

Hey, I found out why the e-mail follow-up for comments wasn't working for me. Gmail was moving those messages into the Spam folder! WTF?

Anyway, I fixed it.

2:52 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Excellent - What was Google thinking of?
[I like your off topic comments]

3:26 pm  
Blogger Donn Earthling said...

That white windowless van has I am a serial killer written all over it.
Listen carefully...slowly drop whatever you are doing...just nod if he is in the room..Okay...don't make any sudden movements...remember to make up a believable excuse and head directly for the door...don't go to your room to get your passsport you can do that tomorrow when he is in go!

3:31 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

Thanks Don:
It all makes sense now.
The hammer and rubber gloves in the back and the absences on Thursday nights .. 'open mic' night indeed!
However, vans in UK never have windows - they do in Europe and all the family can sit in the back.
Still ....(shudders) ??

12:57 pm  
Blogger The Poet Laura-eate said...

Must be his time of the month. (aka full moon -AAAAAAOOOOOOOWWWW).

10:13 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Oh no - that means it happens again and again.
Still - I enjoyed that series 'Being Human'.

8:45 am  

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