If there's one thing that sets Weegies apart, it's our sense of humour. Come crisis time, we not only laugh in the face of danger, but we spit on its shadow, follow it around, and occasionally set about it.Take John Smeaton, the baggage handler who clobbered the Glasgow Airport terrorists. He showed the kind of heroism, down-to-earth decency and self-deprecating humour that we all aspire to, and it turned him into an instant worldwide icon. Mere hours after he'd banjoed the terrorists the jokes started. Some of them are in here. "This is Glasgow. We'll set about ye." Got the t-shirt yet? Bin Laden's got one. And he's not coming back, at least not on John's shift.As well as paying homage to El Smeato, "The Almost Completely Ultimate Weegie Jokebook" is a collection of stories, jokes and anecdotes about the thing that make us laugh - ourselves mostly. You are either on the Glesca bus or you're not.Welcome aboard.
Ian Black is an author, playwright, journalist and broadcaster. He has written and compiled numerous bestsellers including Scotland vs England (978 184502 147 4), Weegies vs Edinbuggers (978 184502 072 9) and Mancs vs Scousers (978 1 8402 125 2)