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Nov. 14th, 2004

I was going to post a little entry about how wonderful Ladyfest is being (even with last minute disasters like our headline act being trapped in London because of a car crash on the motorway which stopped them being able to get to an airport - any airport). But that can wait. Instead, let's all laugh at our Glorious Leader's announcement in yesterday's I**** T****:

"I am one of the few socialists left in Irish politics."

Bwahahahahahahahahahaha! And he claims that the proof of his "socialism" is that he approves of the fact that everyone can go to the Botantic Gardens (which, by the way, he calls the Bots, something I, who spent 27 years of my life living within two miles of these gardens, have never heard them called before). Oh Bertie, you're such a man of the people. You big fool. I am, yet again, ashamed that you're from Drumcondra. You are disgracing the good name of our area.

Right, now I'm off to shower and go to the Ladyfest Craft Fair and (hopefully) buy one of amphoteric's sock monkeys. Bis spater!


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Nov. 14th, 2004 03:41 am (UTC)
He is indeed a Vast Fool. And if he really is the last socialist left alive in government, why doesn't he follow his heart and switch to Labour, eh?

(I'm so glad all is well at the Fest, and remain seething with jealousy.)
Nov. 14th, 2004 04:48 am (UTC)
Also seething. As well as comforted to know politicians who are fools do not all reside in US. Thank you. :-D
Nov. 14th, 2004 06:13 am (UTC)
Sock monkeys!
Nov. 15th, 2004 03:14 am (UTC)
Her sock monkeys are utterly adorable. Alas, they were snapped up before either myself or Stella could get one. Sniff.

I did think it rather unkind of one of the purchasers to then spend the entire day saying things to me like "I think I'll just have a nice sit down now ... WITH MY MONKEY".
Nov. 15th, 2004 02:38 am (UTC)
In fairness, our old pal Ptricia S. calls it 'The bots' (or sometimes 'The Botts') as well. Francesca (of 'Francesca's Party' fame, often enjoyed a stroll there, and I think you'll find that the black-haired, jogging one in 'Double Wedding' sometimes jogged passed their gates. We are obviously not real northsiders, with our uptight insistence on calling them by their full name. At least he didn't call the Zoological Gardens 'The A-zoo'.
Nov. 15th, 2004 04:36 am (UTC)
Heavens! And Patricia even went to the same school as me. I think we already know that by her standards, however, we are not real northsiders (despite living there for all of your life and 99% of mine), because we do not wax lyrical about the Met Office and the Clontarf seafront.
Nov. 15th, 2004 03:03 am (UTC)
My mother grew up six doors away from the Botanic Gardens, and she always calls them 'the Bots'. So Red Bertie is not entirely on his own in that.
Nov. 15th, 2004 04:37 am (UTC)
So it seems! Maybe it's a generational thing...
Nov. 16th, 2004 10:07 am (UTC)
I always thought it was a horse disease. I
vaguely recall a fictional character worrying that her pony will get bots and staggers. Can't think who though.
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