I love my satnav but does she love me?

I’ve just finished reading a novel by Jonathan Coe called ‘The Terrible Privacy of Maxwell Sim’, in which the central character is having a mental breakdown. Among his several symptoms is his attraction to/infatuation with the voice of the woman in his satnav.  I don’t think I’m having a mental breakdown (cue a version of […]

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I love my satnav but does she love me?

I’ve just finished reading a novel by Jonathan Coe called ‘The Terrible Privacy of Maxwell Sim’, in which the central character is having a mental breakdown. Among his several symptoms is his attraction to/infatuation with the voice of the woman in his satnav.  I don’t think I’m having a mental breakdown (cue a version of […]

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Psst, Nuala. A word in your shell-like…

I wasn’t at my best this morning, in terms of either physical appeal or mental alertness. That’s because myself and the present Mrs Collins had to get up at 4.00 a.m. in order to catch an Aer Lingus flight to Barcelona, so a French couple I’ve never seen (never spoken to either, although my present […]

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Psst, Nuala. A word in your shell-like…

I wasn’t at my best this morning, in terms of either physical appeal or mental alertness. That’s because myself and the present Mrs Collins had to get up at 4.00 a.m. in order to catch an Aer Lingus flight to Barcelona, so a French couple I’ve never seen (never spoken to either, although my present […]

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Let’s get down and tabloid…

If there’s one thing that’s damaged the fight against the illegal drugs trade over the years, it’s the dire warnings we’ve heard again and again about what marijuana does to your brain, and how once you take it you’re on a slippery slope that’ll end up with you crouched in a dank alley injecting heroin […]

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Let’s get down and tabloid…

If there’s one thing that’s damaged the fight against the illegal drugs trade over the years, it’s the dire warnings we’ve heard again and again about what marijuana does to your brain, and how once you take it you’re on a slippery slope that’ll end up with you crouched in a dank alley injecting heroin […]

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Man shot dead? Who cares…

There was a  man shot dead in Dublin over the weekend. Did you know that?  Did you know his name? Do you care?  He was shot while out walking with his partner and their children. In most civilized societies, that would have caused outrage.  In the twenty-six counties it’s just another headline, with a heavy […]

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Man shot dead? Who cares…

There was a  man shot dead in Dublin over the weekend. Did you know that?  Did you know his name? Do you care?  He was shot while out walking with his partner and their children. In most civilized societies, that would have caused outrage.  In the twenty-six counties it’s just another headline, with a heavy […]

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You’re late? Piss off.

That story of the flight attendant who grabbed a couple of beer,  shouted he’d had enough of flight attending and being insulted by the public, then activated the emergency chute and slid down it to disappear over the horizon…What a guy, eh? A free spirit,  fed up with the ugly, complaining, never-satisfied public. No wonder […]

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You’re late? Piss off.

That story of the flight attendant who grabbed a couple of beer,  shouted he’d had enough of flight attending and being insulted by the public, then activated the emergency chute and slid down it to disappear over the horizon…What a guy, eh? A free spirit,  fed up with the ugly, complaining, never-satisfied public. No wonder […]

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