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Mar. 3rd, 2006

Yet another reason to hate Ryan Tubridy.

Senator David Norris called in to leave message about the gay history of Temple Bar- Ryan read the message – ‘the world would still be waiting for Temple Bar only for the energy of the gay community who started the whole thing off.’ Ryan replies ‘and they’ll take credit for that too (laughs) and why not.’ He finishes the programme.

Can't you just hear that horrible patronising little "and why not"? OH MY GOD I HATE HIM. Why does he have a media career? Seriously, who likes listening to him in all his pompous, pretentious, pseudo-intellectual, patronising glory? He comes across like a slightly stupid person who thinks he's terribly clever, who doesn't actually consume any culture (can you imagine him reading anything? He probably thinks The Pope's Children is hard-hitting sociology) but thinks he's terribly sophisticated. And if I can be forgiven the hyperbole, he sums up everything bad about Irish culture, and RTE in particular. God, I hate him.



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Mar. 3rd, 2006 10:35 am (UTC)
Ryan Tubridy, is, as we all know, a twerp (and more besides).

Did you see the first comment that got left for Maman?! Bloody hell.
Mar. 3rd, 2006 10:39 am (UTC)
I know! Damn those uppity dykes and their outrageous demands for simple respect!
Mar. 3rd, 2006 11:17 am (UTC)
I prefer to say "muff-divers" myself. It's closer to the speech of the Man of the People, Men like Ryan, you know.
Mar. 3rd, 2006 04:57 pm (UTC)
Two things about Tubridy have really opened my eyes to his vacuity in the last couple of weeks. Firstly when he mentioned that he'd gone to see Faith Healer and that it was the first time he'd been to the theatre in about ten years. WTF??!! This guy has a radio show AND a television show frequently touching on the arts...how can he not go regularly to the theatre? It implies a level of indifference and holier-than-thouness that makes me miss Gay Byrne, frankly.

And then there was his whole refusal to go and see Brokeback Mountain until, it seemed, his producers got so uncomfortable with the way his latent homophobia was creeping out from under his excuses that they made him go. And he did. And he admitted it was good. Except for the male kissing, which was just not for him, which made him uncomfortable. He sounded like he had a bitter lemon in his mouth as he said this. I mean, for fuck's sake. WHAT NATIONAL BROADCASTER CAN SAY THAT?!! In this day and age? As if, without the horrible gay kissing, the film would be fine; that was what he seemed to be saying. But that it was such a pity that they had to include it.

He is so depressing. Why do I listen to him?!
Mar. 3rd, 2006 08:38 pm (UTC)
Re: twerp
Masochism, I suppose!

His homophobia is more apparent by the week, isn't it? I never voluntarily listen to him (for some fantastic and freakish reason - perhaps because we're on top of a hill - all the radios in my house can pick up Radio 4 on FM, so I never have to listen to RTE at all, huzzah) but I sometimes hear him in the car, and almost every time I do he's making a "hilarious" reference to something like Brokeback Mountain and the horror and terribleness of having to watch two hot men getting off with each other. Ugh, he's just sickening.
Mar. 3rd, 2006 10:19 pm (UTC)
Re: twerp
this uppity dyke is happy to see that other uppity dykes and non dykes are also experiencing the Tubridy brand of homophobia! Tubridy watch will continue on Maman Poulet!:)
Mar. 5th, 2006 10:36 pm (UTC)
Re: twerp
You're a brave woman! I don't think think I could bring myself to listen to him even for the purpose of warning the rest of us about his dreadful deeds. Keep up the good work!
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