Friday, October 26, 2007

Two of dem glassy light tings, tanks

So Bertie has landed himself a €38,000 pay rise. Very nice.

But what's a chap to spend that sort of money on? I mean, it's all very well strolling down to the AIB on O'Connell Street with it all in a plastic bag from Dunnes, but the real fun is in spending it.

Bertie, as we all know, is very house-proud, so we came up with a suggestion for him. We reckon he should go for a pair of Laxenburg Gothic Style Chandeliers. They'd look lovely in the front of his gaff out in Glasnevin.

Mind yer head dere

They'd set him back €16,800 each, a total of €33,600. That leaves some room for the PAYE bill, cos even Bertie pays tax. Well, sometimes, anyway.

Monday, October 22, 2007

I never done nothin

Gerry Adams has reassured us all that their was no 'RAShinner involvement at all at all in the killing of Paul Quinn in Monaghan on Saturday.

So it probably wasn't the same branch of the Crossmaglen Massive that didn't gun down Jerry McCabe, didn't have anything to do with the murder of Robert McCartney, and have never robbed a Northern Bank...

Bollox.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Nobody's fault?

'Nobody blames you, Colm'

That was the headline in the Indo. So it must have been someone else driving the car when it flew over a ditch, or maybe the road surface is to blame, or some other road user, or a mechanical failure.

According to the Indo, "the car had been stopped by a concerned garda just hours before the fatal collision. He stopped the car in Roscommon town on Thursday evening and warned the driver to take care on the road".

Who lets a seventeen-year-old boy out in a car like that anyway? It may be legal, but it's surely not sensible.

We won't apportion blame here. We'll wait for the guards and the courts, if it comes to that, decide blame, not a bebo page littered with petrolhead car-porn. We hope he does get well, but it would have been better if he hadn't got himself and his friends into this situation in the first place.

In general, the sooner we stop pretending that tragedy is an excuse for stupidity or recklessness the better.