"Are you kidding me?"
“No, im adulting you”

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Led Zeppelin (Live on Danish TV -1969)

Very nice!

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God save our gracious Queen,

Long live our noble Queen,

God save the Queen:

Send her victorious,

Happy and glorious,

Long to reign over us:

God save the Queen.


O Lord, our God, arise,

Scatter her enemies,

And make them fall.

Confound their politics,

Frustrate their knavish tricks,

On Thee our hopes we fix,

God save us all.


Thy choicest gifts in store,

On her be pleased to pour;

Long may she reign:

May she defend our laws,

And ever give us cause

To sing with heart and voice

God save the Queen


don’t go !

Dear Scotland - A Love Letter from the American Diaspora



Dear Scotland,

As you approach your momentous vote for or against independence from Great Britain, I wanted to assure you of the support of Scottish-Americans for you no matter what your choice will be. I want to be specific. I pledge to you, on behalf, of the American diaspora, that the following behaviors will continue indefinitely:

  1. We will continue to unsuccessfully imitate a Scottish accent, usually ending up somewhere in between “Russian” and “Pirate.”
  2. We will use said “Accent” to tell “Scottish Jokes,” of which precisely 78.2% include humor based on the presence or absence of underwear underneath a kilt.
  3. We will continue to listen to “Scottish Music,” of which precisely 42.5% is actually Irish, and the remainder will be about whiskey, shipwrecks, fornication, and/or the presence or absence of underwear underneath a kilt.
  4. We will continue to wear kilts every chance we get. They will include some registered tartans. Our “purists” will sniff and snort and throw the word “authenticity” around about these. They will also include a bewildering array of plaids, solids, and even polka dots. The presence or absence of underwear underneath them will be a matter of fierce debate.
  5. When we wear the kilt, we will either be fussy and precise according to various disagreeing rules, or we will go absolutely stark raving bonkers. We will wear them with “Prince Charlie” jackets, T-Shirts, pirate boots, and possibly all three at once.
  6. When wearing the kilt, we will carry more cutlery than the entire Black Watch. This will include some very impractical dirks, various reproductions from the Noble Collection, and katanas, because, you know, Highlander.
  7. Steampunk in kilts.
  8. When we come to visit, we will continually ask why no one is wearing a kilt, why no one is playing bagpipes, and where we can get some “good haggis.” Grin wanly and point us to “McTavish’s House of Haggis” in the tourist district.
  9. Upon arriving, our women folk will be inquiring about druids and asking directions to Craigh na Dun.  Humor this. You have much to gain.
  10. When we return to America, we will complain at the next Highland Games how “Un-Scottish” Scotland is.
  11. As an Scottish-American Episcopalian, I personally promise to continue to maintain how incredibly Scottish we are, while desperately trying to ignore the Presbyterians down the street.

Scotland the Brave, we will still love our idealized version of you no matter how you vote.


“A Yes vote for Scottish independence on Thursday would go down in history as a political and economic mistake as large as Winston Churchill’s decision in 1925 to return the pound to the Gold Standard or the failure of the Federal Reserve to provide sufficient liquidity to the US banking system, which we now know brought on the Great Depression in the US.”

David Folkerts-Landau, chief economist at Deutsch Bank, in a statement in relation to the Scottish Independence Referendum.


'I'm worried about three things: currency, taxes and jobs. Whatever currency comes in in Scotland, it's likely to be weaker than the one they've got, and that is likely to push up prices.'

Simon Adam Wolfson (Baron Wolfson of Aspley Guise), the boss of Next, on the consequences of a “Yes” vote in the Scottish Independence Referendum.


On Sept. 18, Scotland will head to the polls to vote on the Scottish Independence Referendum Bill.

To understand this vote for sovereignty and secession from the United Kingdom, it’s helpful to take a look back at the history of the relationship between England and Scotland.

Check out Katie Couric’s ‘Now I Get It’:





Better Together

It’s almost time. The people of Scotland will decide the fate of their nation.

Break away from the United Kingdom?

Or continue the 307 year Union with England and Wales.


Karac, Maureen, Robert and Carmen Plant, their farm in Wales, spring of 1976, by Terence Spencer.

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logic at its finest

This is stupid though ‘cuz she’s headed for the door. He’s going further into the elevator. Even if the door isn’t open, there’s still a bit of a ledge near the door that you could stand on while bracing yourself against the railing. Once the door opens, you’d be in a good spot to exit via the door as well. What she’s going for is smarter than what he’s doing.

Also she clings to the rail, he throws his hands up. If he were to fall, he’d have nothing to hang on to, she’d at least be able to hold herself up by the rail

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