Calling All Brits

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Thork

Re: Calling All Brits
« Reply #60 on: July 16, 2012, 12:40:36 AM »
I'd move to Australia if there was any sort of serious academia to be had there.
General Douchebag is too smart for Australia. Fact. There isn't a single institution that can provide him with education there because he is just that smart. ::)

As for the UK, either live in London or Glasgow.
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Don't know much about London, spent a total of four days there on strictly pre-defined trips so I didn't get to explore.
Maybe you should be handing out advice if you don't know much about it? Just a thought?

As for Glasgow, why would she want to live there? Its rough and in the middle of nowhere (probably going to get rougher when Rangers start playing in the 3rd division and Celtic keep taunting them about it). It also still has problems with sectarianism. Edinburgh is the only city in Scotland worth living in. But its so remote. Most Scottish people move to England and then spend all their time telling English people how great Scotland is. ::)

The other cities are either shit or tourist traps (I'm looking at you, Edinburgh and Cambridge) and there's no point ever living in the country here: it's an hour's drive/train away from the city if you want to visit and shit enough that you only visit once.
wat? The whole of England is a tourist trap? Have you ever left Glasgow apart from that 4 day sight-seeing trip to London?

The tourists avoid Glasgow because of its shitty reputation from the 60's and since the massive push to correct that, it's no longer deserved. There's plenty of cheap housing to be had in nice areas because Glasgow University is sprawled throughout the West End and there's really no point going anywhere not covered by the existing subway system.
Tourists avoid Glasgow as it the home of the 'Glasgow Kiss' and the deep fried Mars-bar. The accommodation is cheap because demand is low (obviously - that's how house prices work).

Basically:

Come to Brum!
Or go to Islamabad. Similar culture and ethnic diversity.
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Re: Calling All Brits
« Reply #61 on: July 16, 2012, 01:07:47 AM »
Yeah I remember my first drive to Stans...thought I was in a different country.
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Re: Calling All Brits
« Reply #62 on: July 16, 2012, 01:34:56 AM »
I'm going to side with the white supremacists.

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« Reply #63 on: July 16, 2012, 01:52:03 AM »
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« Reply #64 on: July 16, 2012, 02:05:13 AM »
Deep fried mars bars would be the one reason to live in Glasgow, they are fucking lush.
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« Reply #65 on: July 16, 2012, 02:09:26 AM »
No one has warned Rooster about the economy here in England!

It"s not good at the moment and my belief is that it will only get worse. The current climate is anti public sector, including academics, so i think you should uisit first.

I agree that London is a horrible place, but there are so many other good places here. I"m in Lancashire, and it"s really nice. Do you haue any friends ouer here? That may be a good place to start.

Uery best wishes and i hope it works out, Mizuki x

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« Reply #66 on: July 16, 2012, 02:46:59 AM »
No one has warned Rooster about the economy here in England!

It"s not good at the moment and my belief is that it will only get worse. The current climate is anti public sector, including academics, so i think you should uisit first.

I agree that London is a horrible place, but there are so many other good places here. I"m in Lancashire, and it"s really nice. Do you haue any friends ouer here? That may be a good place to start.

Uery best wishes and i hope it works out, Mizuki x

I notice your keyboard isn't fixed yet.
I'm going to side with the white supremacists.

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« Reply #67 on: July 16, 2012, 02:51:48 AM »
No one has warned Rooster about the economy here in England!

It"s not good at the moment and my belief is that it will only get worse. The current climate is anti public sector, including academics, so i think you should uisit first.

I agree that London is a horrible place, but there are so many other good places here. I"m in Lancashire, and it"s really nice. Do you haue any friends ouer here? That may be a good place to start.

Uery best wishes and i hope it works out, Mizuki x

I notice your keyboard isn't fixed yet.

Ha! Ha! I"ue got used to it now, Parsifal. I got an ipad for my birthday, which is wonderful, but i prefer typing on my old lap-top.

That"s a point for Rooster to consider - England is famous for it"s eccentricities!

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« Reply #68 on: July 16, 2012, 03:01:05 AM »
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Or go to Islamabad. Similar culture and ethnic diversity.


Actually the diversity is probably greater in Birmingham.

Another reason to come to Brum, we're welcoming to immigrants like you!

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« Reply #69 on: July 16, 2012, 03:05:41 AM »
But Nottingham has Robin Hood.
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« Reply #70 on: July 16, 2012, 03:07:44 AM »
That tree is pretty cool.

Also, seconding Brummy Brum Brump. Birmingham is a nice place.

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« Reply #71 on: July 16, 2012, 03:59:32 AM »
I moved to Sheffield a couple of years ago, because:


It's the greenest city in Europe: its tree:person ratio is the highest of any European city.
It is one of the cultural capitals of the country, with a rich history, plenty of museums and the like.
It has a huge amount of music going on.
Although it's the 6th biggest city in the UK, it feels very small. You can walk from one end of the city centre to the other in half an hour.
It is cheap.
It is 20 minutes walk from the Peak District.
It is one of the safest large cities in the UK. It may look low down on that list, but check who's beaten it: Cardiff, Brighton, Bath, Canterbury... not exactly large places. It beats Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, Leicester, even Bristol.
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Re: Calling All Brits
« Reply #72 on: July 16, 2012, 04:15:37 AM »
I didn't know we lived in the same place.

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« Reply #73 on: July 16, 2012, 04:30:19 AM »
Sheffield is nice, I quite like Leeds, too.

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« Reply #74 on: July 16, 2012, 04:33:14 AM »
I didn't know we lived in the same place.

Howdy neighbour. Well I'm not there at the moment and won't be for a while but it's my general base. Crookes to be precise.

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Re: Calling All Brits
« Reply #75 on: July 16, 2012, 05:52:59 AM »
I don't have any friends over seas, that's why I'm coming to you all first. I thought this would be the widest net I could throw, then I'll do research on places narrow my choices down, when I know what I want I'll make a trip.

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« Reply #76 on: July 16, 2012, 06:02:25 AM »
If you come before September, you could take part in Artsfest 2012 in birmingham, an annual event were just about every shop, cafe and large venue opens itself up to host local arts events. I'll be performing some spoken word and you don't get that in Sheffield ;)

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Re: Calling All Brits
« Reply #77 on: July 16, 2012, 06:16:25 AM »
I'd move to Australia if there was any sort of serious academia to be had there.
General Douchebag is too smart for Australia. Fact. There isn't a single institution that can provide him with education there because he is just that smart. ::)

More a matter of funding, but also this.

As for the UK, either live in London or Glasgow.
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Don't know much about London, spent a total of four days there on strictly pre-defined trips so I didn't get to explore.
Maybe you should be handing out advice if you don't know much about it? Just a thought?

I've been to some areas and those areas were fine. I'm not going to advise Brixton based on what I saw in Camden town.

As for Glasgow, why would she want to live there? Its rough and in the middle of nowhere (probably going to get rougher when Rangers start playing in the 3rd division and Celtic keep taunting them about it). It also still has problems with sectarianism. Edinburgh is the only city in Scotland worth living in. But its so remote. Most Scottish people move to England and then spend all their time telling English people how great Scotland is. ::)

Except it's the third biggest city in the UK and all the (considerably smaller than previously) problems with football/sectarianism are condensed to the East End, specifically the Bridgeton/Parkhead area. And you, you soft southern ponce, measure everything in distance to London, hence Glasgow's remote and Bath isn't, despite Bath being tiny and out of the way of anything worthwhile.

wat? The whole of England is a tourist trap? Have you ever left Glasgow apart from that 4 day sight-seeing trip to London?

>Edinburgh and Cambridge
>The whole of England

I can't handle all the retarded.

Tourists avoid Glasgow as it the home of the 'Glasgow Kiss' and the deep fried Mars-bar. The accommodation is cheap because demand is low (obviously - that's how house prices work).

The deep fried Mars bar was invented in the borders, I've only ever seen it in Inverness, a "Glasgow kiss" is a headbutt; The city founded during the birth of Islam did not invent headbutting, and accommodation is cheap because construction is constant thanks to the Commonwealth games coming up.

Can we all just agree that Thork is an idiot and ignore him? Also, London is where all the immigrants start so there's extensive support there, and you can move on to somewhere else once you settle in.
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« Reply #78 on: July 16, 2012, 06:41:43 AM »
I was already aware of the Glasgow Kiss. I looove Scotland, but for now England just seems the more moderate choice.

Also, I like it when you people mention museums and historic sites. Do that.

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Re: Calling All Brits
« Reply #79 on: July 16, 2012, 06:56:40 AM »
There's hundreds of those all over the place, you don't need to pick a place based on it. If you like to see loot from the Empire think south-east England, if you like authentic British history look anywhere else in England, if you like older British history think Scotland (loads of Roman shit in the Hunterian and Kelvingrove, picts, norse, all that stuff also there and elsewhere, I spent a night in a neolithic tomb while camping in the Hebrides*) because it's generally been less disturbed due to the low population density. Also, I don't know too much about art in England but there's a fuckton here, the Hunterian, Kelvingrove art gallery, GoMA, and exhibitions/sales at the SECC, Science Centre, Kelvingrove park, St Enoch's Plaza etc.

*That reminds me, outdoorsy shit in Scotland is legendary. You don't need to live in Scotland for it if you're not really into it but it's a big tick for the UK as a whole.
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Re: Calling All Brits
« Reply #80 on: July 16, 2012, 08:05:40 AM »
Britain is nice, but the Conspiracy is very extensive here and is waiting around every corner.  If you openly believe the Earth is flat, be prepared to be chased and persecuted by a faceless and omnipresent network of institutions trying to silence the truth by silencing you.  I am sure it's the same in America, but I'm just saying, don't be fooled into thinking that you'll be safe from the insidious octopus of globularist fundamentalism here.

As the ancestral home of zeteticism, the UK does have some cool landmarks - the Old Bedford Canal, the Grave of Rowbotham (in Beckenham, Kent), etc. - I would recommend giving these a visit if you do move here, as the ghost of Rowbotham will no doubt be pleased to receive tomb offerings and observe you staring down the flatness of the canal. The Great Doctor is buried in the same cemetery as the man who invented the toilet. That man has a shiny white grave designed to imitate the look and feel of a toilet surface.

The overbearing Bedford and King's Lynn canal authorities are dedicated globular conspirators, and will probably try and stop you swimming in the canal, no doubt to prevent you from taking accurate measurements from the surface.  If this is your aim, it would be easiest for you to do so at night, far from any human settlement. NOTE: I am NOT advocating illegally swimming in the Bedford Canal. This is a purely theoretical scenario posted for academic purposes only.

These miscellanies are the best advice I can offer you about daily life in the United Kingdom, I hope this has been helpful.
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Re: Calling All Brits
« Reply #81 on: July 16, 2012, 10:25:02 AM »
There's hundreds of those all over the place, you don't need to pick a place based on it. If you like to see loot from the Empire think south-east England, if you like authentic British history look anywhere else in England, if you like older British history think Scotland (loads of Roman shit in the Hunterian and Kelvingrove, picts, norse, all that stuff also there and elsewhere, I spent a night in a neolithic tomb while camping in the Hebrides*) because it's generally been less disturbed due to the low population density. Also, I don't know too much about art in England but there's a fuckton here, the Hunterian, Kelvingrove art gallery, GoMA, and exhibitions/sales at the SECC, Science Centre, Kelvingrove park, St Enoch's Plaza etc.

*That reminds me, outdoorsy shit in Scotland is legendary. You don't need to live in Scotland for it if you're not really into it but it's a big tick for the UK as a whole.
^^ And this is why I need to live in the Old World.

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« Reply #82 on: July 16, 2012, 10:44:57 AM »
I'll be performing some spoken word and you don't get that in Sheffield ;)

What are all the readings that happen all the time then?

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« Reply #83 on: July 16, 2012, 01:29:00 PM »
Scotland is funny. Their league makes the MLS seem like the champions league.
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Re: Calling All Brits
« Reply #84 on: July 16, 2012, 01:52:18 PM »
Scotland is funny. Their league makes the MLS seem like the champions league.

Yeah, maybe with the Old Firm destroyed we'll finally accept we're shit at football and obsess over a better sport.
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« Reply #85 on: July 17, 2012, 02:11:27 AM »
I'll be performing some spoken word and you don't get that in Sheffield ;)

What are all the readings that happen all the time then?

They're not mine, for one thing.

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« Reply #86 on: July 17, 2012, 03:59:52 AM »
Oh I see. I thought you were making the wild and sweeping claim that there is no spoken word in Sheffield.

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« Reply #87 on: July 17, 2012, 04:01:51 AM »
I'm wondering if I should get more involved in the Sheffield arts scene. Since I'm a music guy, I think I was put off getting involved by the bands I saw at the Boardwalk on several occasions.

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« Reply #88 on: July 17, 2012, 04:03:57 AM »
I'm wondering if I should get more involved in the Sheffield arts scene. Since I'm a music guy, I think I was put off getting involved by the bands I saw at the Boardwalk on several occasions.

What sort of music?

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« Reply #89 on: July 17, 2012, 04:08:45 AM »
I don't really know what you'd call it, little bits might fit a particular genre but on the whole it's too varied to categorise.