If Clement Clarke Moore was writing The Night Before Christmas today, it might be a little bit different. It might even be like this! ‘Twas the week before Christmas When all through the land People were cancelling Events they had planned Christmas parties were gone, We couldn’t find any And the 12 pubs of Christmas … Continue reading ‘Twas the night before Christmas – updated for Covid Christmas 2021
I’m probably right in assuming, The most people never believed, There was ever a Garden of Eden Or a couple called Adam and Eve. It’s not really credible is it? In fact, it just doesn’t compute That the guy lost his paradise garden Just because he ate one piece of fruit. Fair enough he was … Continue reading A poem about Adam and Eve and, well, global warming too!
It’s time to celebrate. We have a new transport plan for Dublin. I can’t quite remember who launched it. Was it the Department of Transport itself? Or was it Transport Infrastructure Ireland?Or the National Transport Authority?Or Transport for Ireland?Or Motorway Operation Services?Or Bus Éireann?Or Dublin Bus?Or Iarnrod Éireann?Or Bus Connects? Anyway, someone launched it. Well, … Continue reading Dublin’s new transport system won’t be powered by petrol or diesel or even electricity. It will be powered by bullsh*t.
(I’ve been away for a while! Illness. But some things just make me angry. This is one of them) It is absolutely wonderful to see all, well, most of the world’s most “developed”* countries gathering in Glasgow to sort out the planet’s problems. Great to see those who have the most demonstrating concern for everyone, … Continue reading The “developed” world rallies to save the planet. Well, it’s taken them a while, hasn’t it?
So can those knuckle draggers who actually think that being asked to prove they are vaccinated and therefore unlikely to infect others, please stop claiming that their “human rights” are being infringed? I have always been pacifist. Lord I remember marching against the Vietnam War, the Iraq invasion, Bloody Sunday, the Teebane massacre and what … Continue reading A Covid passport to get into a pub is a “denial of human rights.” Really? Here’s what a denial of human rights looks like.
There are certain things, it seems to me, that you simply can’t say these days. Nobody will give you a platform. Because, quite simply, it wouldn’t be worth the bother of all the negative reaction, the finger wagging and the downright condemnation for allowing such unacceptable views to be published. Believe it or not, those … Continue reading I’m almost afraid to say it: But I’m opposed to SOME bike lanes and SOME Bus Connects proposals.
I was optimistic – for a minute. When I heard people talking about a two-tier society and discrimination and inequality, I thought for a moment that maybe there is an appetite to tackle the problems in our country and, indeed, the whole world. I was thinking of the homeless. I was remembering the Sixties when … Continue reading For a moment, I had hope. But now I see it’s just the most First World Problem of all First World Problems
I’M not sure when it’s going to happen. But the way things are going, it could be soon. Jokes will be banned. Jokes will be banned because every joke offends someone. Did the way Charlie Chaplin walked offend some? I’ll be it did. Was throwing custard pies an obscene waste of food in a hungry … Continue reading It will soon be an offence to possess a sense of humour
I think it’s 18 gigs now, not including rescheduled dates. That’s what I’ve missed due to Covid and my own health difficulties, Right now, it looks like it will be The Stunning (above) in the Olympia in October when I next hear live music. It’s going to be a long wait. Sure, I’m vaccinated and … Continue reading I can think of forty music venues in Dublin alone – and they all await my return!
I know our planet is in trouble and I know we all have to do our bit. But there are hopeful signs. Small, tiny, minute little signs. But hopeful nonetheless. Like many others we’re making our garden as friendly to animal and insect life as we can.**(This is a lie. Connie is making our garden … Continue reading Is it just me? Or are there more birds flying around our gardens than there used to be?