Thursday, December 03, 2009

Somewhere, a village...

I should never have slagged off 'Val Falvey TD' as it seems that, when it comes to certain parts of Ireland, the gombeen is anything but fictional.

On Joe Duffy, just there now:

Joe: "I've Vincent from Cork on the line."

Vincent: "Hello Joe. I just wanted to say that the politicians in this country are getting too tough a time of it.

"Only this morning I opened the post to see the most BEAUTIFUL Christmas letter from TD Noel O'Flynn (he of a recent ignoble Prime Time appearance - Radge). It was lovely.

"The lettering was top notch and the message, from John 3:17, was beautifully done, Joe. Now, I don't think Noel would know me if I passed him on the street, so I thought it extra lovely to get this in the post.

"And what's more, Joe, he sent the same beautiful card and letter to my mother. Now, she's been dead for four years - I don't remember seeing him at the funeral - and he actually got her address wrong, but if she'd been around to see it she would have been thrilled."

9 comments:

Andrew said...

The gombeen is the realest and terrifyingest large minority in this country.

Aside from Glenda Gilson.

Susan at Stony River said...

Oh please God tell me you made that up. I've listened to Joe Duffy too often to know that it COULD be true, but, oh please please...

Radge said...

No, Susan, really, I heard this today. I had to go and get drunk after and now...

Andrew. You'll understand if I have some quiet time.

NaRocRoc said...

Just watched Val Falvey there. What a crock of shit. It's no wonder Graham Linehan went solo. Such rank bad acting all round too. Criminal waste.

Radge said...

A crock of shit is right. I'd never let it darken my screen again.

Goldmaster said...

Was Andrew refering to our esteemed commander in chief.
As for Glenda Gilson, woe, not wow as previously reported.

Holemaster said...

We're outnumbered I'm afraid.

Radge said...

Goldmaster - I'm 99% certain he was.

Holemaster - No hope.

Conan Drumm said...

All those little personal notes I used to get in the letterbox from little Shaymie Brennan TD, in his own hand - "Sorry, I missed you while you were out."

Now that he's dead will his notes keep coming, even though I've moved?