Capitalism is Man Exploiting Man; Communism is just the opposite

31 October 2006

There is nothing better in life than being woken in the middle of the night/morning to some fella shouting about “how easy it is” “In my country” “Queer” “Call the guards” and other random proclamations of drunkenness. I’m not quite sure what prompted the screamed declarations of gayness, and I don’t really care. So fair play[1] to whomever tossed out the glass of water that shut him up.

Once it was just water and not a block of cement… but there was no blood on the footpath, so it mustn’t have been anything overly violent. Right?

Was home for the weekend. Bank holiday too, so extra day away[2] Spent most of it watching the various sports. Ireland played Australia in the first of the “Made-Up sport” which is also known as International Rules. Was a pretty tame affair, till the last quarter, but hopefully the second and final test will be a bit livelier[3] as I’m heading up to watch it on Sunday.

Sky Sports were being ever so generous and let us have free access to Sky Sports 3, which was great, only they didn’t show the Munster match. Bastards. But we did get to watch Ulster and Leinster lose. Which was nice!

I really hate and despise Sky Sports. Mainly because they nick everything from free-ish[4] tv and then go and advertise their wonders as you tune in to catch the highlights of the match they stole on RTE. So we’re treated to Peter Stringer’s fantastic try from last year’s win, in wonderful slow-motion, just so we can appreciate what we won’t get to see this year.

Have I mentioned before that capitalism is an evil force and needs to be eradicated from the face of the earth?


  1. at the end of the day, and all credit
  2. and more importantly, four day week this week
  3. please note, livelier, not violence filled
  4. license fee you know

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6 Responses

  1. sally says:

    Time for a revolution?

  2. Fence says:

    A revolution against Sky Sports? I'm game.

  3. Mal says:

    The funny thing is I've just been to the cinema to see Borat (very disappointing) and I'm always amazed to see those CLASSY Sky ads…you know, the ones with no voiceover. (The new one has a voiceover at the end.) And the one they had with footage from an Elvis concert. They've come a long way from Manimal and Land of the Giants. I remember when Sky started, me and my brothers waiting for AGES to see the Transformers cartoon, in an agony of excitement. I thought all the programmes were actually broadcast from a studio in a satellite.

    We have to get back to being able to criticise capitalism without people tittering.

    I was on a bus once that was stopped because a lady phoned the gardai, to complain that some yoofs were smoking cannabis. A drunken guy, who wasn't with them but seemed to have felt some kind of allegiance (and ended up getting dragged off, too) kept shouting, "Chucky ar law!" (I don't know the Gaelic spelling) as a general observation, when the lady was berating him.

  4. Fence says:

    Ah Mal, Borat was sheer genius. Genius. Although fucked up in every sense of the word.

    Tiocfaidh ár lá you Ian Paisley of Irish you.

  5. Munstermad says:

    Hear! Hear! I'm not sure who should be first up against the wall; those Sky Bastards, the sports organisations who organise the sell-out or our own government for not simply putting important sporting occasions on a list so that they can't be sold off like second-hand curtains.

  6. Fence says:

    Sky. Sky should be first.

    Although once we are getting digital, so maybe I should put myself agin the wall? Don't think we get Sky Sports, but maybe the games are watchable through the pay just for this match thingy? Hmmm, maybe a bit of research was called for before we rang NTL and said yes, fill our days with more pointless station-surfing and discovering that there really is nothing on but Friends, South Park and some form of watered down news.