A READER points out that under the recently introduced Offensive Behaviour at Football Act in Scotland, the flying of the wrong Korean flag could be construed as inciting public disorder and thus a criminal offence.
We only mention it as quite a few folk would like to see Strathclyde's finest feeling the collar of Seb Coe and sticking him in a cell.
Block of the old chips
A READER attending the Olympic football at Hampden Park went for food and asked for chips. Not allowed to sell chips because of the Olympic sponsorship by McDonald's, he was told.
"Well I'll have a McDonald's then," he stated.
"Don't sell them," was the reply.
FOR some reason we have bounded into dog stories, and Robert Calder reminds us of the classic tale: "A Scottish company I used to work with had an office in Manchester. One of my colleagues from Glasgow moved there and took his dog into work one day. Amid comments like 'She's a lovely dog' and 'She's really friendly' my colleague suggested that they could 'clap the dug'.
"At which point they gave her a round of applause."
Play it again, Jimmy?
TO mark its summer exhibition Scotland at the Cinema, the National Library of Scotland has been asking for suggestions of famous film quotations if they had been delivered in Scotland.
We like "Hey Houston ... the game's a bogey" and "Ah luv the smell ay Govan in the mornin'".
But we wonder if Rhett Butler would have drawn the line at "Frankly hen, ah dinnae gie a ****."
Any more suggestions?
COMEDIAN Phil Buckley, preparing for his Edinburgh Fringe show Simple Things, recalls his first show in Edinburgh, which was about being single and dating. Says Phil: "The shows were going great until the day I had a reviewer in. I knew she was there and was trying to ignore her when I did a joke about it's really hard to meet a girl in Salford because if you want to talk to her you first have to step through her earrings.
"The line got a huge reaction, so I turned to look at the reviewer only to realise she had the biggest hoop earrings I'd ever seen."
No crumbs of comfort
OUR tales of workplace foodstuffs remind Moyna Gardner in Glasgow: "In the 1930s there were various teachers' strikes. Some individuals could not be persuaded to withdraw their labour and reported for duty at empty schools.
"Returning strikers were dismayed to find the blacklegs had eaten all the biscuits."
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