Preface: I was away in Paris for work over the weekend, sitting on my own in a hotel room leads to a flurry of posting ideas. Rather than store them up here they are in their abridged version.
I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me (Fred Allen 1894-1956)
Have you ever noticed how annoying Irish people are when abroad? I'm not referring to the beer swilling young lads looking for a burrow in which to nestle the gopher or the crowds of mickey dodgers who flock to Lourdes, just the Irish in general. Time and time again over the weekend I felt like pulling some Dube wearing freak out of a café to give him a good hiding. Why do people think speaking English in an ‘Allo ‘Allo accent counts as an attempt at French?
Jimmy Carter as President is like Truman Capote marrying Dolly Parton. The job is just too big for him. (Rich Little 1938-)
Dolly Parton’s playing Nowlan Park in Kilkenny. Could we chip in together to buy tickets just to get it sold out. If I hear the ad and her ask Ireland to “get the party started” one more time I’m likely to commit a mortal sin.
As a talk show host…my job is to stir it up (Neal Boortz 1945-)
Doesn’t Joe Duffy and Liveline epitomise all that is bad about Irish society? Have you ever heard such a pile of shite come out of the radio of a afternoon? How can you take a man seriously as the voice of the people when he earns a couple of hundred grand a year and write for The Mail On Sunday?
Today is the word for winners and tomorrow is the word for losers (Robert Kiyaosaki 1947 -)
Why do we as a nation accept defeat so easily? On Saturday the rugby team got beaten in a game they should have won. The reaction from the press “ah well they gave it a lash” – me bollix they still lost, history won’t have a little star beside it saying *But sure didn’t Ireland give it a right lash
The tragedy, the true catastrophe, is that humanity continues (Louis Wolfson 1912-2007)
Why do we wear tragic events as a badge of honour? I don’t know if you’re into sport, well I know most of your aren’t but did you notice how much coverage the 50th anniversary of the Munich Air Disaster garnered. It was a terrible accident that robbed the world not only of 8 great footballers but also, as is often overlooked, 23 families of loved ones. The coverage of the disaster went on for two weeks as if the event happened last year. It’s almost become a battle between various groups of sporting fans as if to say “well you’ll never have what we have because you didn’t endure a Munich/Hillsborough/Bradford….."