Jim Carroll

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Yes, there are some things in life more annoying than Ian Brown and his fans

Those Halifax ads. Dudes, you are bankers. Just because you don’t mention the fact that you’re a bank in your ad doesn’t mean we, the plain current account-seeking people of Ireland, think “cool, Halifax, they’re not a bank, lets give …

Tue, Oct 30, 2007, 15:29

   

Those Halifax ads. Dudes, you are bankers. Just because you don’t mention the fact that you’re a bank in your ad doesn’t mean we, the plain current account-seeking people of Ireland, think “cool, Halifax, they’re not a bank, lets give them our cash”. It might have worked in Leeds, but so did David O’Leary for a while.

Howard Marks. Are there really people out there who will hand over hard-earned cash to hear this old codger talk about his life as a drug smuggler when he does some stand-up Irish shows in the coming weeks? I mean, the fact that he got caught surely means he wasn’t very good at it? If there are people who’ll happily buy tickets for someone talking about drugs, isn’t this a business model for UnaRocks fan Olaf to have a look into?

The provisional licence fandango. I’m willing to bet that this will crop up again next June. And the June after that. And the June after that again. Like so many other unqualified public disasters in this country, this mess is part of what we are and no-one is willing to do anything about it. Lets just accept the fact that we as a nation don’t really care about road safety and be done with it.

Film critics. Chaps, Eastern Promises is not that violent. Well, not as violent as watching a west Tipperary junior hurling match. Fine movie, even if there are a couple of plot twists which do sell it short.

RTE’s People In Need yoke. Yes, I know it’s for charity but is that really enough to excuse yet another example of RTE drawing from the same stagnant pool of talent in Dublin 4 that they’ve already surely drained dry at this stage? If they really need to big up the station and its various employees so much, take out an ad. Or get everyone gold stars.

Still, at least Ian Brown’s fans had a great time the other night.