Jun. 4th, 2008

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Apparently one of our elected representatives is embarrassed at being arrested for driving under the influence. But it's okay; one of his fellow TDs says he had apologised profusely, and was aware that it is inappropriate to drink and drive. Well then! I'll be sure and remember that the next time I feel like putting my own life and the lives of others at risk!
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Short description of news article in RTÉ's newsfeed: "A suspicious object ... turned out to be a hoax.". I'm picturing Michael Palin and John Cleese standing next to some sort of Rube Goldberg/Heath Robinson device with cranks, tubing, maybe some steam, etc. "What's this?" "It's a hoax, innit", and so on.
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This appeared on del.icio.us' "popular" page a few days back: http://history.sandiego.edu/gen/maps/1900s/1942world4000.jpg which is a proposed remaking of the world after the Second World War - obviously drawn up during that conflict, and by someone with a very idealistic view of things. The main reason I'm linking this, though, is because of item 25 in the list:
25. The areas known as Eire and Northern Ireland shall be unified as a demilitarised independent republic of "Eire"
It seems odd, given that so many other places (like the assorted Pacific and Atlantic islands, for example) are assigned to the role of "USA Peace-Security Outposts" and yet our own little sod is given complete autonomy.

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