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Did shag all. Which was brilliant.
Slept loads. Which is exactly what the doctor ordered.

A most beautiful non-day.

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A minimal sort of day

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Sacrilegious

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Yep… I did it.

In an effort to travel light, I cut off the last 25 pages of The Book of Dave, which I am enjoying, but that I know I will not read again.

I love books. Or rather, I love their content. But they are mostly a support.

I do have about 40 books that I value more than others, that I will read again, that are of monetary value.

I gave up on assembling a “trophy” library a long time ago. The books I have read are in me. They form a part of who I am. I don’t need to see them take up a few walls of an already cramped living space.

I have been using my local library a lot more in the last 5 years.

Oops shite. That reminds me, I’ll have to remember to cellotape these 25 pages back on before I return The Book of Dave.

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Michael writes the book

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Michael didn’t attend no fancy business school.
But the 250-pound 6’4 giant knows instinctively what appeals to the mattress-buying community:
– an easily recognisable trading name
– a simple yet effective logo
– a powerful slogan

He is immensely happy with all three.

Especially his “furniture world” slogan. That’s what took him the longest to carefully craft.

Big Mickey nailed it. Big Mickey is the boss.

Mattress Mick must truly be quaking in his cowboy boots now.

A new mattress giant is in town!

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Cultural visit to Ireland

There was a bit of culture.

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Some very convincingly feigned interest

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Even a short encounter with a local poet and photographer (but he kind of hinted at being sort of busy)

IMG_1000But there is only so much delaying of gratification that can be achieved (“a tantric” pub crawl as Gary called it).

Pints had to be consumed.

Hungrily.

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Bit of tactical food too. And red wine. For variety.

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“Gary, I think there is a guy trying to sniff your head, through the fish tank”

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Bit more wine. In preparation for an afternoon of serious pintage.

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Quick photo for the cover of the upcoming album.

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And finally, the serious pintage.

Insto feeling a touch protective there.

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These six are mine, the rest of yize can fokoff.

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Trademark middle finger

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Good spirited conversation, monitoring the three spirit levels

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Paddy in the doorway.

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Another six for Insto (hence the rare smile).

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More fresh pints on vintage formica.

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All swell in the man-cave.

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Brian has landed!

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Jessie

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“You touchin’ ma camera, punk?”

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Bromance in the man-cave.

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Match made in heaven.

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More pintage.

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Getting on like a house on fire. IMG_1109

Tactical fish and chips (thanks O’Loughlin’s staff for bending the rules there…)

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Three wise men.

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More and more camera blur as the evening progresses.

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More pintage.

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Blipfoto.com

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All still going remarkably well in the man-cave of happy pish-talking.

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Contemplative suction by a master of the art.

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Tactical walk in the fresh air.

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Insto off to catch the last Dart to Killester. More camera blur.

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After all that fresh air, more pintage is on the cards.

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Pensioner still yapping away. Jason half-listening, in a state of fascinated horror.

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Gary without the middle finger.

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Ha! That’s more like him.

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Jim. Regal even in urination. IMG_1223

Sunglasses? In Ireland? Come on…

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The end of the bromance. Giving me the eye for the last time.

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The cover of that difficult second album.

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Thanks lads for a great Saturday (and a bit of a fart-filled Sunday in a cramped Dacia, with a mix of cool tunes blending seamlessly into one another).

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Peking order

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The street light outside my local Chinese is a busy social space for the gulls of the neighbourhood.
They’re constantly fighting for the top spot: the bulb cover.
They have a very clear pecking order. The biggest and fittest gets the spot.
Perhaps not the most observant though.
Or he would have seen the live wire poking out.

Xue Tao’s first cousin does electrical nixers…

And a crispy duck for table 12, crispy duck for table 12!  

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Old skool punk iz dead, moffoz

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The Punk Rebel group is interviewing for new members.
Please note that we are not a Punk Traditionalists society.
Our current vacancies are:
– cellist for our string quartet
– herbal tea sourcing manager
– senior dried flower arrangement analyst
– executive sushi rolls cutter

Punk Rebel group is an equal opportunity employer.

If you wear any of the following:
– Ox blood 18 hole DMs
– Tartan shirt
– Tartan trousers
– Tartan anything
– Safety pins
– White rats on your shoulder

If you consume any of the following:
– Alcohol
– Non-prescription drugs

We will give you an interview (see equal opportunity employer section).
But you won’t get the job. Oh, no. We’ll just go through the motion.

We are Punk Rebel.
We are.

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