Ye can’t be doing dat lads

12 December 2006

I know, terrible terrible form to post two vidjos in a row, but you just must love D’unbelievables. You must[1]

Sheer genius!

But second of all, something more serious. I don’t know how many of you have heard about the murders in England. Five bodies have been found so far in Suffolk, and so far all the identified women have been prostitutes. But is that any reason for TV3 news to never use the word women in their report? Just constantly repeating the fact that they were prostitutes. As that was everything they were, and everything they could possibly be.

Crappy news

Thirdly, those two murders in Finglas today, well yer man, Mr. Big, is a fella at work’s neighbour. That’s me, connected to crime lords on all sides.

Fourthly, and back to the light-hearted side of life. We have a new cat at home in Sligo. The sister sent me a text message with its picture. A little tabby kitten that they have called Taz because they found it outside Veritas.


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11 Responses

  1. Harlequin says:

    I know we haven't spent much time together lately but I am SO pleased to see that our psychic connection remains as strong as ever. Literally two minutes ago, I turned to the Beloved and angrily complained about the use of the word prostitute instead of woman in all the news reports!! It really pissed me off. It's bad enough these women were targetted and murdered without reducing them to a job description and a crappy job at that.
    You have another CAT?!? Are you mad? Poor little thing. I'm opening a pool on how long it survives without a major injury or disappearing or getting avian flu or something. Or not, if that's tasteless and insensitive. Whichever.

  2. Fence says:

    It is the season to be tasteless so go for it. But they didn't go looking for it, it turned up lost and mewing so the de mudder rescued it.

  3. anne says:

    We have been hearing those news too. Although they do refer to the victims as women here, thank god, they are talking about a new Jack the Ripper, which kind of amuses me. I'm sure (well, I hope…) this is not the effect they were going for.

  4. Harlequin says:

    At least RTE news are calling them women. They all look very young. Young, pretty women who spent time before their deaths working as prostitutes. Horrible on so many levels. And so MANY as well in such a short space of time. Don't think the Ripper is too accurate anne – they've been strangled apparently. Shudder.
    That's ok so. Rescuing poor animals is always a good. Even our poor Laurel needed to be taken care of for the last few days of her little life, even if she wasn't going to make it.
    BTW, you HAVE to give me a heads up on what you want for Christmas! Are you enjoying Thud! ? It's marvellous. Vimes Vimes Vimes Vimes Vimes Vimes…

  5. Fence says:

    Anne they are more comparing the murderer with the Yorkshire Ripper here at the moment. More recent and not that far away from Suffolk.

    Aye, RTE did use the term women, so did Sky News. It was TV3 that seemed determined to say prostitute as many times as possible. But then again they are more of an excuse of a news programme rather than an actual news show. Plus they always spell Connacht as Connaught. Which bugs me.

    Just finished Thud! This great. Vimes is the best. Evah

  6. FlashDublin says:

    On a completely different matter i have created a e-mail address to start irelands first flash mob and I'm looking for the help of all bloggers to spread the word. When there is enough people recruited, i reckon 30-50+, a time and venue with a chose theme will be arranged and everyone who's e-mailed wil be given a weeks notice!

    Most likely goin to be a saturday! Please include suggestions for possible themes.

    Spread the word,



  7. Harlequin says:

    Him who mountain crush him no
    Him who sun him stop him no
    Him who hammer him break him no
    Him who fire him fear him no
    Him who raise him head above him heart
    Him diamond.

  8. Carl V. says:

    I never thought about that but you are correct. We had a serial killer here fairly recently in Kansas City who was killing prostitutes and I don't recall them every calling those women anything but that.

  9. sally says:

    I think Sussex needs DCI Jane Tennison!!

  10. Fence says:

    It is a way of distancing te rest of the population from the murders; they weren't real normal people, they were just prostitutes. It annoys me. As does the phrase that the media here are so fond of "known to the Gardaí" or basically a criminal, so it doesn't matter that he was shot, because, sure didn't he deserve it.

    Or Hercule Poirot, maybe Sally :)

  11. Harlequin says:

    Just made d'Beloved watch dat extract from d'Telly. He laughed his ass off. Must get d'Telly on d'DVD one o' dese days.