Because it’s already happened to StroudAugust 28, 2014 Tim WorstallThe English17 CommentsDisaster movies keep trashing New York. Why not Stroud? previousTwitnextAn historical question 17 thoughts on “Because it’s already happened to Stroud” Ironman August 28, 2014 at 8:23 am 3D movies are wasted on Stroud and the rest of Gloucestershire for that matter; the one-eyed idiots just wouldn’t get it. Corvus Umbranox August 28, 2014 at 8:30 am Giant lizard rampages through Stroud, causing millions of pounds worth of improvements. (And yes, I have lived there) Bloke in Wales August 28, 2014 at 9:09 am Stroud doesn’t need Godzilla, local government has done enough damage already. (And yes, I have lived there too.) Interested August 28, 2014 at 10:10 am When not en France, I live sort of equidistant between Stroud and Cirencester. Cirencester is obviously prettier and has better shopping etc, but there’s not that much wrong with Stroud. Great farmers market – I know, I know – on a Saturday, a largely live and let live bohemian atmosphere, newly enlarged Waitrose, good pub on the hill up to Rodborough, where the common is very pleasant. And – Ironman – a cinema with 3D screens. Wouldn’t want to live there, but it’s no hellhole. Though that boho atmos does lead lots of people not to immunise their kids, which in turn leads to lots of nasty childhood illnesses appearing now and then. Incidentally, anyone who has not read Queenan’s Imperial Caddy should do so forthwith. Roue le Jour August 28, 2014 at 10:21 am G.I.Joe 2 destroyed central London (granted it’s blink and you’ll miss it) and Thor 2 made a mess of Greenwich, so it’s not always New York. Jonathan August 28, 2014 at 11:04 am Liverpool definitely needs to be nuked from orbit. Ironman August 28, 2014 at 11:40 am Jonathan That’s just rude! As opposed to my objective analysis of Gloustershire. P.s. I should say that I happen to live in Liverpool; I’m not scouse. I did, however, go to secondary school in Bristol (North Somerset). So I am aware of what looking down your nose at your neighbours in Gloucestershire feels like. Jonathan August 28, 2014 at 11:43 am Rude but accurate. We are only talking about films after all. p.s I’ll send you a 10 minute warning. Surreptitious Evil August 28, 2014 at 12:29 pm One of the near-sci-fi books I acquired last year starts off with Dundee getting hit by an orbital KEW. Quite appropriate, I thought. I no longer live there. Jonathan August 28, 2014 at 2:03 pm @ Surreptitious Evil Yeah, if you just give a nudge to a big rock you don’t need to use a nuke. Dennis The Peasant August 28, 2014 at 2:51 pm To answer the original question: Because Hollywood knows that once De Blasio gets done with it no one will be able to tell the difference between a pre- and post-trashed New York City. It’s a race against time. Bloke in Alberta August 28, 2014 at 4:03 pm Interested, your right that there’s not much wrong with Stroud, its just that the bits that are wrong are very very wrong. (grew up in Nailsworth) Ironman August 28, 2014 at 5:52 pm It’s not Stroud as much as the cheese – chasers from round that way. Interested in France August 28, 2014 at 6:02 pm @bloke in Alberta True but you can say that about most places inc Alberta Bloke in Wales August 28, 2014 at 6:12 pm grew up in Nailsworth Small world, so did I 🙂 BigFire August 28, 2014 at 6:39 pm Come to Detroit. See what 3.5 decades of Democrats rules will do what invading army cannot do. Godzilla would not go through there, why bother? AndrewWS August 28, 2014 at 10:54 pm Eh? My cousin and his family live in Stroud. I was there last year for his mother’s funeral. Apart from the rather shoddy shopping centre, it’s a delightful place. My cousin tells me that it’s got a lot of Steinerians (anthroposophists) who have a lot of money and influence and are very peaceful gentle people. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.