you’re better off finding a slow news week (there are plenty) when journalists and analysts are looking for something interesting to write about. Some of the best products and companies have launched this way and gotten better press, attention and overall buzz.
So this Roaring 20s shitefest. Wow. I remember reading about it on Shane’s blog and I note the amount of comments left about it. Not popular at all was it? Good.
But this cost the taxpayer 100k? Jesus H. The two lads behind it seem quite cocky about it in this Indo article before it got released. Nice that RTE funds this lark to give the lads the experience they need to come back for more money and another go.
They must have known it was only a matter of time that these lads would be kings of comedy after seeing this “Irish Seinfeld” video they made. Make sure you’ve peed and are sitting down when you watch this. Those with heart conditions may need to stay away. Those that lost their sense of humour after toxic viruses may be cured after watching this:
Heading back from Q&A last night, walking over O’Connell bridge and I see a crowd gathering around the steps going down into the river. A Garda was heading down them while shouting to a guy in the river. Seems the guy decided he’d take a swim and the Garda was suggeting he change his mind. As this was happening a crowd gathered on the bridge cheering him on.
And fair play to the Garda, he got the guy out of the water without having to climb in. He brought him back up and they stuck a blanket around him. Then the firebrigade arrived:
Shortly afterwards came the ambulances. Two I guess in case someone else ended up in the Liffey:
Not the biggest fans of Gardai at times but rather them then me when they have to work night weekend shifts with so many nasty. violent and messy drunks all over the streets.