BRAINSKIP 16 – THE JOY OF ELECTIONS – BACK TO MY GAFFE!

BRAINSKIP 16 – THE JOY OF ELECTIONS – BACK TO MY GAFFE!

In a week when all of Egypt has followed Tunisia out the door of revolution and into the main squares of ousting autocrats, it seemed the right time to reflect on the banana skin that is politicking to lead a country. Only this week did Ireland see the beginning of the campaigning to take over the captaincy of our very own “Titanic” as it were. The only difference is of course, that we’ve already hit the iceberg, so you have to wonder about the mental state of anyone who wants to lead that particular sinking ship. We should note at this juncture that it is increasingly likely that Ireland will be lead by a man by the name of Enda, which sort of goes too well with Enda the World. No?

AMAZING POLITICAL GAFFES

It’s tough. No, it is really, trying to keep on your toes all the time in the public eye. Presenting a palatable version of yourself at every moment. But sometimes you can’t help fall asleep, while the cameras are on you. Bill Clinton. And sometimes you can’t remember how many states are in America. Barack Obama. And sometimes you’re just George Bush. Ah George, how we miss you.

RICHARD KEYS – MP?

So, he’s out of a job, he’s a recognizable public figure, and men just think he’s one of the lads. Because that’s what it’s all about at the end of the day isn’t it, just being one of the lads. Yeah. He could be one of the MP lads, couldn’t he, talking about Breastminister all the time, yeahh!!. Here’s a remix of his gaffe with Jamie Redknapp and A Tribe Called Quest

IF WE DON’T FIND A LEADER…

God forbid if Ireland ends up not being able to elect someone, anyone, who has any clue about what they’re doing…(and the bookies have stopped taking bets), then it’s quite likely we will return to the bad old days. What do I mean, by the bad old days, well, we were so poor we couldn’t afford racehorses, so we had to run donkey derbies. I’m serious. Look at this. Look, this is what we’ll become. I swear!!!

WHY WE MISS DERMOT MORGAN…

Most people remember Dermot Morgan as Father Ted, but he was an exceptional impressionist, political satirist and had an amazing show on Radio called Scrap Saturday, which was the Irish equivalent of spitting image. Here he is in 1996, being ridiculously prophetic about Bertie Ahern. “He’s not Bundesbank material”

WHY WE’D APPRECIATE A HUMAN LEADER, (EVEN IF IT’S RONALD REAGAN)

In the age of spin and spin doctors and spin wash, and spinsters…ok, maybe that’s too far, it’s actually refreshing when politicians show they’ve a human side, whether you’re Prescott not lying down for the punches or Ronald Reagan, who on this particular day in 1980, had just about enough of everything and told a heckler to shut up!!

OK THEN, WE’LL TAKE AN ALIEN LEADER

Recent footage “taken” last week in Jerusalem, showed a light hovering over the Dome of the Rock, before ascending into the sky really quickly. The last time mysterious lights appeared in the middle eastern sky, some bearded fellah started a cult that’s lasted for the last two thousand years. And no, I’m not talking about Scientology. Will it be E.T. or will it be Alien!!! Who knows, they may already be amongst us.

IT CAN’T BE AS BAD AS…

Ok, so whatever happens in the next few weeks as Ireland holds it’s breath and waits for the new leader to reveal himself…in a tasteful way we hope, he can’t possibly embarrass himself by slamdunking a basketball and then his own entire body, could he. Ok, so it’s a weak link, but you needs to see this!!!

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