A little over a week ago, I had posted about the residents of Denny in Scotland receiving the Carbuncle award for the most dismal place in the country. Well, journalist Kenneth Roy of the Scottish Review had this to say about the incident:
I was slightly surprised to read in yesterday’s newspapers a statement by the local activist who accepted the Carbuncle Award on behalf of a proud Denny, and perhaps Dunipace too, that on a bad day the town can look like Beirut. When I went to school there I was not aware that it looked like Beirut. But then I am not sure what Beirut looked like in the late 50s. I think it had a paper mill. Denny, I mean. Did Beirut have a paper mill in the late 50s? Dunipace boasted a football club called Dunipace Juniors. Whether there was a Beirut Juniors I rather doubt.
His article also includes a picture which I believe was taken during, if not soon after the 2006 War. Here’s the photo (named Beirut.jpg) with its accompanying caption:
So you have an article titled The Beirut of Scotland and yet you admit you have no idea what Beirut looks like but thanks to undated photographs, you have a pretty good idea. Prepare to receive your certificate in the mail.