I thought I would up date ‘Avril Lavigne-Skater Boy’ for 2017 taking out as many gender references as possible while trying to narrate a story. Because why not? Try and keep up…
Over the years I have collected generic anecdotes which come in handy when I meet people that aren’t from Monkstown. ‘When I ask where are you from?’ Im not trying to be racist.Im not looking to see if you are coming over here and taking our jobs or giving Northern Irelands gene pool a much needed stir. I genuinely just want to chat. I’m just trying to find common ground. Something to start the chat. Once that ground has been established then off we go!!! I often find that the next thing I bring up is whatever little known fact I have stored in my brain about that place. I realise that could be offensive but as the old saying goes ‘If you offend everyone in the world, you offend no one in the world’. So here is a list of what I will say to you if you mention the city or country or continent where you are from. Starting with Northern Ireland then branching out, It is clear that my knowledge gets vaguer the further away I get.
So Where are you from then? Continue reading “Chatting Round the World Survival Guide”
Ever since I saw Robbie Fowler score past Nigel Martyn for Liverpool in the 1995 Coco-Cola League cup semi-final second leg I have harboured dreams of being a footballer. Continue reading “Wake up from your Football Coma”
Watching the US election from across the pond I have gathered a few random thoughts. In no particular order, here they are.
Continue reading “Trump vs Clinton: 5 Thoughts on the US election”
Are you a journalist in America feeling the pressure to meet deadlines? Don’t you wish there was a handy template out there that you could slightly alter to report 90% of the news stories that happen in your country? Well fear not. I have taken the time and effort so you don’t have to. The next time you are in a rush as a reporter just copy and paste the text below taking out the bits in brackets that don’t apply. This is valid until November 2016 at least.
Continue reading “Every American News Report Ever”