May 28, 2007

The City of Peace and Reconciliation.

I had to get a replacement bus from Northampton to get back from Bedford at the weekend because of engineering works.

Bus went through Rugby where I saw an angling supply shop called (wait for it) Rugby Tackle. Nice to have a logical punning name. 

I also noticed that Coventry has Welcome to Coventry signs coming into the city which say 'Welcome to Coventry - Home of Coventry University' this is useful as sometimes that sort of thing can be confusing, and it is also a nice big fuck you to Warwick Uni. 

The sings also say that Coventry is the 'City of Peace and Reconciliation'. - Nice to be the City of Peace and reconciliation - better than Ghost Town.  


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  1. It’s only the city of Peace and Reconciliation because the Gelmuts bombed it to hell in the War, and now it’s shit scared of it happened again.

    Personally I think ‘Welcome to Coventry – Home of Big Grey Lumps of Concrete’ would probably be the fairest description, with that added bonus of it not having to admit that it’s the home of Coventry University.

    29 May 2007, 02:17

  2. Ghost Town is one of those songs which you often meet people who say is about their own town because their Dad was a “roadie” with The Specials and he said so.

    It’s very much like the knock knock who’s there doctor doctor who joke.

    29 May 2007, 23:29

  3. “Jim” why have you inverted-comma-ed roadie?

    I have always heard Ghost Town was written about Coventry and though this was a generally acknowledged fact, as Specials were from here and Coventry was/is shit. Even Wikipedia says so, so must be true. Apparently the club that got closed down for fighting on the dance floor is now the central library in town.

    Wikipedia doesn’t say who invented the Knock Knock Doctor Who Joke, although it is mentioned in its Knock Knock Joke article. (Along with the cracking “Knock, knock! Who’s there? Bigish. Bigish who? Not today, thanks.” which i havent heard before, and the frankly bizarre “Knock, knock! Who’s there? Red. Red who? Its John Dunkely!” (Wikipedia doesn’t say who John Dunkley is))

    29 May 2007, 23:45

  4. “Jim” why have you inverted-comma-ed roadie?

    To highlight my scepticism of the claim.

    “Knock, knock! Who’s there? Bigish. Bigish who? Not today, thanks.”

    Haha! That is cracking! What a cracking joke! I do love cracking jokes! By which I mean jokes which are cracking (that is, could be described by the adjective (describing word) “cracking”)!

    How cracking!

    “Knock, knock! Who’s there? Red. Red who? Its John Dunkely!”

    AMAZING SCENES.

    30 May 2007, 13:12


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