Eire has lost its fada

5 December 2006

Yeah yeah, tá fhí­os agam gur dúirt mé[1] that I wouldn’t be talking about christmas again for a while, ach then I spotted this great pic over at the Drawn blog and couldn’t resist. It is from Fleet Street Scandal if you wanna go take a look.

I’m a little tired this morning, went out for one drink last night and, as is so usual in these cases, had slightly more than one. Wasn’t terribly late, got home round half one I think, but then was chatting, as you do, to a couple of girls and so did not go to bed at my usual sensible time of somewhere around half 11.

Still, I made it into work and can take any grumpiness[2] out on talking students, so it’s all good.

What isn’t so good is that this week is [fx: big-booming-trailer-type-voice] Budget Week. And while this is obviously important and will impact on my life can I just say now that I don’t care. And I won’t be reading the pages and pages and pages of newspapers devoted to this part of Fianna Fáil’s election campaign. Instead I think I’ll go do the lotto. After all it is tax free, isn’t it?

[cue another random point] Did anyone else catch any of this year’s Toy Show? And if so, is it just me, or is Pat getting even worse at the job? They should fly someone like Jonathan Ross in to do it, he likes toys and gadgets, and while some of his big-breast comments[3] wouldn’t be appropriate for the wains watching, but who cares. He’d be great at showing off pooing dolls and talking robots and whatnot. Pat Kenny on the other hand, not so much with the charisma or enthusiasm or ability to be a human.

And yes, I did catch Dylan Moran[4] on Jonathan’s show over the weekend H. I was actually watching[5] it when your text arrived. And the phone was in d’other seomra and I didn’t get it til I went to bed, and then wasn’t arsed replying cause I figured it was too late. But that is all beside the point. Tá an agallamh available on You tube and cause I like to make things easy[6] for the people who come here it is embedded under the cut.

Part one:

Part two:


  1. I’m not so sure how accurate this Irish is, but then again I don’t really care
  2. not that I’m ever grumpy, of course, but you know, nice to have an outlet if I was
  3. we all know he would make at least 5
  4. or More-Ann as Jonathan says his surname
  5. oh how quickly I abandoned the toy show
  6. or sometimes hard, depends

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6 Responses

  1. Carl V. says:

    That is a great image by Kevin Dart. Fantastic. I'm tempted to buy a print from the shop so I can get the free mini print of that image. I have purchased a few of their prints before and they are really nice quality.

  2. Harlequin says:

    Bhí tú amach ag ól? Cailín dána! Bhí mé ag staidear mo Ghaeilge aréir agus ní raibh mé abhaile roimh leath uair tar éis a deich!! Bhí mé cosúil leis an Ainchríost ar an mhaidin. Tá tuirse mór agam anois. Ochón, ochón.

  3. Kelly says:

    Oh, look at my boyfriend Dylan. He's so cute. I just wish my computer speakers worked so I could hear what he's saying about me. It looks like some funny stuff. You know, Fence, it really pisses me off that he's married. sigh.

  4. sally says:

    Talking students are good for ire!

  5. Fence says:

    It is great Carl, I love that Drawn with its daily links to visual goodness :) Of course your posts also often have plenty of things that make me want to be a millionaire too :)

    Ach mwa ha, is cuma liom ;) Sea, bhí mé ag ól, O'Neils agus ansin Peter's Pub.Ní raibh sé ró-dona sa maidin inné, mar bhí sé an-ciúin sa maidin. Tosaigh na scrúdú inniu

    All he says is that he luvs and adores you Kells.

    Ire and power-tripping Sally. What life is all about ;)