WELL it was too good not to start with that line (and thanks to the pal I nicked it from!).

If there’s one subject which had a chance of being discussed by Glaswegians more than the weather this past week, it was Indiana Jones.

If you’ve missed this, you’ve either been away on your holidays (lucky you) or off social media. Or both!

The city has been dressed up to the nines, or to the 1960s to be exact, our sun-kissed and redecorated buildings looking every inch the 1960s Manhattan scene, which is the very reason the city was chosen.

Some of it looks absolutely magnificent – the one time you can see red, white and blue everywhere without it splitting the city in two!

Probably my favourite aspect of it all is the vintage shopfronts we’ve all seen pictures of, and I can’t wait to see them again when the movie comes out next summer.

What’s not to like?

Well... a taxi driver is never going to take too kindly to road closures, is he? (Or to give them their official title: “event road restrictions”).

But I’m not going to rant about it – you can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs and I’m sure most of us can recognise that this is positive PR for the city, just as any major event is.

And ultimately the more major events the city can attract, the more benefits for all the key service providers to the city in the long term.

Back to those road closures one last time though...

If you want a laugh, google “Glasgow road closures” and read the city council article which lists all the closures during the filming. Wow!

Now, at the same time, think of the length of the end credits you might expect at the conclusion of a film such as this.

And ask yourself... event road restrictions or end of movie credits... which runs longer?

I kid you not, it was like War and Peace and just makes you appreciate the mammoth time and planning that must go into it.

I read through it all, checking all the roads mentioned, and just about made sense of it.

I’m just relieved they didn’t have any closures up Anniesland/Netherton way...

That really would have been the Temple of Doom!

Stay safe!